UPDATED 5/17: Last week, the cinema blog Shadow and Act called Danger Word a part of “The Black Horror Revolution.” Our donors are diverse friends, family, fans, horror lovers and indie film supporters who believe in the same dream of telling our own stories.
But the cast and crew will meet on the location A WEEK FROM TODAY, on Friday, May 24th–and we can’t make this film without you. (Click here to DONATE.)
We’re not wasting a dime. Scenes have been trimmed and altered to fit the budget. Our stars will drive themselves to the wooded upstate New York location. The crew will stay in communal housing. All of us are committed to creating the best work we can within our financial reality. But we still need your help to reach our goal.
Danger Word is a short horror film in pre-production, directed by Luchina Fisher (Death in the Family), adapted for the screen by award-winning writers Steven Barnes (“The Outer Limits,” “The New Twilight Zone,” “Andromeda“) and Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep). This film is about a 13-year-old girl and her grandfather who have survived the zombie plague in his wooded cabin–and how her birthday goes badly awry.
Danger Word stars veteran film and television actor Frankie Faison (“The Wire,” “Banshee,” The Silence of the Lambs) as Grandpa Joe. His granddaughter will be played by 12-year-old Saoirse Scott, who was shortlisted to play Rue in The Hunger Games and spent four years on ABC’s “One Life to Live.” She’s a terrific actress and a great addition to o ur cast–and she’ll make our coming-of-age story spring to life.
You have the chance to be a part of the black horror revolution as we raise funds for DANGER WORD. To learn about incentives packages for donors, click on “DONATE”
Here’s Saoirse Scott in a Danger Word promo as she tries to reach Grandpa Joe via Skype. Although this footage is from an actual Skype call and isn’t a part of the movie, it’s where our story begins. Help Grandpa Joe rescue Kendra by donating today!