Wicked Bird Media, the Boston-based independent production company, today announced that they are in pre-production on Something Wicked This Way Comes, a documentary about the horror community in New England. The film will feature local directors, actors, fans, and natives discussing the relationship between New England and contemporary horror; and dissect popular genre conventions driven by the history, settings, and social issues of the area.
Filming began on Saturday, January 12, with Mike Aloisi, author of Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World's Most Prolific, Cinematic Killer Kane Hodder. Wicked Bird Media is currently booking with over a dozen notable horror genre luminaries and will continue filming throughout 2013 in various New England locations and Los Angeles, California.
Stacy Buchanan and Jessica Barnthouse, founders of Wicked Bird Media, developed the documentary concept to support their business mission to increase independent film activity in New England. The duo plan to expand their production company into a hub for independent filmmakers who bring their projects to the area, and will offer affordable services, equipment rentals, and in-state resources. The documentary will be their first full-feature film and will be used as a case study about how a community can create a homegrown film industry.
Wicked Bird Media needs to secure funding to locally produce and staff the film, and has set up a 30-day Kickstarter campaign that includes a video featuring actor Kip Weeks from The Strangers, an infographic representing the impact New England has had on the horror genre, and backer-exclusive pledge packages that include a digital download or DVD copy of the completed film, a production diary, behind the scenes footage, VIP tickets to the film premiere, and Producer credits. To find out more information, visit http://kck.st/WhXhOK.
For more information on Wicked Bird Media, visit www.wickedbirdmedia.com. For additional perspectives, please visit and subscribe to the Wicked Bird Media RSS blog feed at: http://www.wickedbirdmedia.com/blog/, and follow Wicked Bird Media on Twitter at @WickedBirdMedia and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WickedBirdMedia.
About Wicked Bird Media
Wicked Bird Media is Boston’s newest independent production company dedicated to providing visually compelling and cleverly alternative digital, film and video solutions that are entertaining, informative and inspiring, for clients of all sizes including Eco-Kids, Maggie’s Naturals and Pack Your Bags TV. Using effective storytelling and streamlined best practices, Wicked Bird Media delivers work designed to keep up with the demands of a constantly changing media landscape. Wicked Bird Media is located in Boston, Mass. Visit www.wickedbirdmedia for more information.