Continuing the relationship that produced the ABCs of Death titles, Ant Timpson and Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League are raising funds for an eight-director horror anthology, The Field Guide to Evil.
The equity crowdfunding campaign is being run via First Democracy VC, a funding portal partnership between Indiegogo and MicroVentures. The film is based around folklore from different countries.
Timpson said, “Tim League and I have been thinking about a global folklore anthology for a few years now – we’re both fascinated with the rich history in certain countries and how well-told oral folklore has evolved over centuries and across cultures… The tales won’t be familiar friendly fare that others have mined over the years. The filmmakers will be going down untraveled paths to explore tales that are atmospheric, disturbing, and provocative.”
The stories and filmmakers hail from Austria (Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala, Goodnight Mommy), Germany (Katrin Gebbe, Nothing Bad Can Happen), Greece (Yannis Veslemes, Norway), India (Ashim Ahluwalia, Norway), Poland (Agnieszka Smoczynska, The Lure), Turkey (Can Evrenol, Baskin), and the United States (Calvin Reeder, The Rambler).
Smoczynska’s The Lure played the NZIFF last year and won the Special Jury Prize on its premiere outing at Sundance before picking up more awards at Austin Fantastic Fest, Fantasia, Fantasporto, Nashville Film Festival, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival and the Sofia IFF.
The Field Guide to Evil pitch
Timpson and League have previously partnered on The ABCs of Death, Turbo Kid and The Greasy Strangler.
The Field Guide to Evil funding campaign is open until late March.