From the time he learned to read Ben Heald has been a Stephen King fan. Since the beginning of his film career, over six years ago, he has been interested in making a Stephen King film that stays true to the source material while creating a work which is unique and powerful. Gray Matter is that film.
With the help of Bostonian Productions he has assembled the best indie crew in New England. Our crew includes some of the most talented make-up & FX people in the area. These professionals will be utilizing classic methods to achieve these special effects in the most realistic and intense way, in the style of films like The Thing and Alien. There will be no CGI, all the special effects in Gray Matter will be practical.
We are trying to raise as much money as possible from this source, our total budget being $50k. This money will go to renting a camera and lenses, lighting and grip equipment, feeding the crew, building sets, props, make-up, housing the cast and crew, and special effects.
The film will be shot in two parts. The "Present" in the film is a cold, bleak winter, which will be a five day long shoot in December. The "Past" is set mostly in summer time, this will be shot next year. The summer shoot is also when we will be shooting most of our special effect sequences as well as a few sets that we have to build, shooting this next summer gives us plenty of time to plan and coordinate. This present donation will be used for the winter portion (budgeted at 15k of the total), footage from which will then be used to raise completing funds to film the summer portion.
Crew: (Will be updated as more names become official)
This film making team is concerned with staying true to the original work, as well as creating something that is unique, refreshing, and beautiful. This film will please both the hardcore King fans and non-fans alike.
By contributing to this project you will be funding a very high quality film and help translate a brilliant work of fiction to the screen.
This page is still in development and, rest assured, the rewards section will be greatly improved upon in the coming days. All rewards will be retroactive.
Invest $1 or more
A $1-$14 contribution will be named in a special thanks letter on our website
Invest $15 or more
Anyone who donates $15 or more will be noted in the end credits of the film under Special Thanks.
Invest $25 or more
Anyone who donates $25 or more will receive a free download of the original score and all previous rewards.
Invest $50 or more
Anyone who donates $50 or more will receive a copy of the film on their choice of Blu-ray or DVD as well as all previous rewards.
Invest $75 or more
Anyone who donates $75 or more will receive a special glimpse at the concept art and preliminary fx drawings, as well as all previous rewards.
Invest $100 or more
Anyone who donates $100 or more will be invited to the premiere of Gray Matter as well as all previous rewards.
Invest $250 or more
Anyone who donates of $250 or more will receive a poster signed by all cast and crew.
With a $250 or more donation you will get VIP treatment at the premiere.
All donors of $250 and up will be invited be extras in the Bar scene.
Invest $500 or more
Anyone who donates $500 or more will receive all the previously mentioned rewards as well as a Producer credit at the end of the film.
And a drink on me.
Invest $1,000 or more
The first person to donate $1000 or more will receive the one of a kind mini sculpture of Richie Grenadine as well as ALL of the previous rewards.
You will be listed as an Executive Producer.