If I were to win the lottery, the first thing I’d do is buy a car that wasn’t a Corolla with squeaky brakes. The second thing I’d do is find some deserving indie film makers and help fund their projects. There are tons of people out there with good ideas, a vision, and a mess of creativity that just haven’t got the money to get their films off the ground. On the plus side, things like kickstarter and gofundme exist to help make their dreams a reality.
One of the projects I’d throw a ridiculous amount of money at is Never Hike Alone. A Friday the 13th fan film that came into being in early 2016, Never Hike Alone was originally just a concept trailer, which on it’s own was terribly impressive. They later launched a kickstarter for the film, but didn’t reach their intended goal. They’ve since released a second trailer, which you can view below, that’s got me even more excited.
They’ve recently returned to kickstarter to raise the funds to finish the short film. Aside from helping aspiring film makers to get their film made, there are some pretty cool pledge rewards available if you need the incentive to donate. You can find their kickstarter page HERE.
Along with making, what appears to be, a phenomenal film, director Vincente DiSanti can be found personally interacting with fans on social media and sites like Bloody Disgusting (who’s recent article is what reminded me this film existed), which if you ask me, is super cool. He seems very grateful for any exposure given to his film and, in general, like a very personable guy, which is refreshing.
From their kickstarter:
Never Hike Alone is a 22-minute short film that follows the story of KYLE MCLEOD (Andrew Leighty), an avid backcountry hiker who, while on a solo backpacking trip, discovers the long lost remains of CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE. Ignoring the campfire ghost stories from his childhood, Kyle’s curious nature draws him in to see what is left of the camp since it was closed after the infamous 1980 Friday the 13th murders. However, Kyle’s innocent search of the camp turns deadly when he is attacked by Camp Crystal Lake’s last remaining resident, JASON VOORHEES. Stranded alone in the middle of the wilderness, with a legendary mass murderer on his heels, Kyle’s survival skills will be put to the test like never before. Will he make it out of the woods alive or become another victim of the cursed camp?