I knew for this to have a chance, it needed to have something special going for it.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2015
In a breakthrough technique for crowdfunding films, writer/director John Holowach today released Unbeaten Path, an old western horror film, onto Indiegogo with a full-length adaptation of the screenplay in "audiobook" podcast format, complete with voice actors, music, and sound design by Kimiko Muwanguzi -- previously part of Medal of Honor's sound integration team.
The project, which is asking for $200k to help finance a feature film version, concerns a group of outlaws that flee from bounty hunters after they've violently robbed a train, forcing them into the cold mountains where a terrifying creature begins hunting them.
Dubbing it a "yeti western," Holowach is enthusiastic about its prospects. "It's very difficult to finance independent movies anymore, and even studios seem increasingly focused almost exclusively on $200m franchise films instead of a diversity of projects," he said. "I knew for this to have a chance, it needed to have something special going for it."
He hopes the audiobook, which features 11 different voice actors and an original score, connects with a wide audience. "More than just fans of horror movies -- who have been very enthusiastic -- I've heard a lot of people who otherwise aren't into horror tell me they were riveted and want to see it as a film. I can only hope the internet will be so kind to something I'm very passionate about."