The Grave


Emmy-Award winning director Kyle Roberts brings Matthew Price's hero 'The Grave' to life in this live action film.

'the grave' crowdfunding video

 

SYNOPSIS

In 1920s Oklahoma City, a few men are above the law. Fortunately, crusading reporter Walter Crim stands up to those who would oppress the innocent. When Crim can't achieve his aims through the press alone, he becomes the dark avenger known as 'The Grave'!

 

The film stars Rett Terrell as Walter Crim/The Grave. Terrell is known for his roles as “Army of Frankensteins,” “The Posthuman Project” and “Vampires Suck.” Terrell stars as Bobby Mitchell in “My All American”. Alissa Rose joins the cast as the seductive and insightful Alice, once the love of Crim’s life, but who now may find herself caught up in a dangerous situation -- and Crim can’t be sure on what side her loyalties lie.

Producers include Vahid Farzaneh and Matthew Price. “‘The Grave’ is a story about a man pushed to his limits; who wants to do what’s right but finds himself blocked at every turn by those with more power and influence. In an effort to stop those above the law from harming the innocent, he’s willing to take the law into his own hands -- and bear the brunt of the consequences. The film was written by Matthew Price, based on his comic book originally illustrated by Hunter Huskey and Jerry Bennett. Bennett has created murals, portraits and T-shirt designs for clients including Marvel, Lucasfilm and the Stan Lee Foundation.

Alissa Rose Ford joins the cast as the seductive and insightful Alice, once the love of Crim’s life, but who now may find herself caught up in a dangerous situation -- and Crim can’t be sure on what side her loyalties lie.

You may have seen our next actor as roles in the TV shows 'Pretty Little Liars' or 'The Kroll Show' Of course locally in 'Electric Nostalgia' and 'Heroes of the Realm'. We're proud to announce that if we make our funding goal, Stephen Goodman has agreed to appear in "The Grave" in the role of Sgt. Stone.

DONATIONS

Most likely you are here because you have heard of the project, and possibly tried to donate on Kickstarter. We had a pretty great campaign a year ago and raised over $18k and they even highlighted us as a "Project We Love", but since we did not reach our entire goal, we received 0 dollars to go towards the film. How most crowdfunding sites work is if we raised X amount, the website keeps up to 12% of what was raised. In simple terms if we got to keep 10,000 on a crowdfunding site that keeps 12%, they would keep $1,200 of it! In other words we are making sure EVERY DOLLAR you donate is either put into your incentive or to create the project! Below are all of the same incentives from original Kickstarter, if you believe in this project please donate and be the hero 1920's OKC deserves! 

Pledge $5 or more : THE OBSERVER

Thank you for donating to our film.

 

Pledge $10 or more : LIASON

Personal shout out on Twitter or Facebook. Plus your name in the ending credits!

 

Pledge $25 or more: SIDEKICK

Digital download of 'The Grave' film once our festival run is over, Digital comic book, social media shout out and your name in the credits.

 

$50 and $75 EARLY ADOPTER INCENTIVES HAVE EXPIRED

 

Pledge $100 or more: BOOTLEGGER

Missed as an early adopter? You can still sneak The Grave Exclusive T-Shirt and Printed copy of the comic, but it's a little extra for you.

+ Digital download of 'The Grave' film once our festival run is over. Social Media Shout out and your name in the credits.

 

Pledge $150 or more: MUGGED

Exclusive 'The Grave' BRASS KNUCKLES Coffee Mug.

+ T-Shirt and Printed copy of the comic. DVD or Digital download of 'The Grave' film once our festival run is over. Social Media Shout out and your name in the credits.

 

Pledge $250 or more: THE CAT'S MEOW

2 VIP Tickets to the World Premiere in Oklahoma City (travel not included). Signed Poster and Script from the cast and crew.

+ The Grave Exclusive Coffee Mug. T-Shirt and Printed copy of the comic. DVD or Digital download of 'The Grave' film once our festival run is over. Social Media Shout out and your name in the credits.

 

Pledge $500 or more: PACKING HEAT

1920's replica prop gun from the film.

+ 2 VIP Tickets to the World Premiere in OKC. (travel not included). The Grave Exclusive Coffee Mug. T-Shirt and Printed copy of the comic. DVD or Digital download of 'The Grave' film once our festival run is over. Social Media Shout out and your name in the credits.

 

Pledge $750 or more: EXTRA EXTRA

Become an extra cast member in the film. This is a non speaking role, you still get to be put into character by our amazing hair and makeup artists and put into wardrobe set in the 1920s. (travel not included)

+ 2 VIP Tickets to the World Premiere in OKC (travel not included). The Grave Exclusive Coffee Mug. T-Shirt and Printed copy of the comic. DVD or Digital download of 'The Grave' film once our festival run is over. Social Media Shout out and your name in the credits.

 

Pledge $1,000 or more: NAME DROPPER

Get into the world of the Grave. Your name will be featured in onscreen text or dialogue of "The Grave."

+ 2 VIP Tickets to the World Premiere in OKC (travel not included). The Grave Exclusive Coffee Mug. T-Shirt and Printed copy of the comic. DVD or Digital download of 'The Grave' film once our festival run is over. Social Media Shout out and your name in the credits.

 

Pledge $2,000 or more: THE ACTOR

Get a speaking role in the film. You will be put into character by our amazing hair and makeup artists and put into wardrobe set in the 1920s. (travel not included)

+ 2 VIP Tickets to the World Premiere in OKC (travel not included). The Grave Exclusive Coffee Mug. T-Shirt and Printed copy of the comic. DVD or Digital download of 'The Grave' film once our festival run is over. Social Media Shout out and your name in the credits.

 

Pledge $2,500 or more: THE PRODUCER

Become an Associate Producer of the film. Your name will be credited as the Associate Producer of the film in the film's credits and on imdb.com.

+ 4 VIP Tickets to the World Premiere in OKC (travel not included). The Grave Exclusive Coffee Mug. T-Shirt and Printed copy of the comic. DVD or Digital download of 'The Grave' film once our festival run is over. Social Media Shout out and your name in the credits.

 

Pledge $5,000 or more: THE EXECUTIVE

Become an Executive Producer of our film. Your name will be credited as an Executive Producer of the film in the above the line credits and on imdb.com. You will also have the opportunity to visit the set to meet the cast in crew while filming for a day.

+ 4 VIP Tickets to the World Premiere in OKC (travel not included). The Grave Exclusive Coffee Mug. T-Shirt and Printed copy of the comic. DVD or Digital download of 'The Grave' film once our festival run is over. Social Media Shout out and your name in the credits.

'The Grave' Limited Edition Tee

'The Grave' Limited Edition Tee

'The Grave' Exclusive Brass Knuckles Coffee Mug

'The Grave' Exclusive Brass Knuckles Coffee Mug

Roberts’ and Price's previous film, “The Posthuman Project,” screened as part of the Independent Film Festival held in conjunction with Comic-Con International in San Diego. Among its accolades, it was named GeekFest Film Fest’s best feature at Long Beach Comic Expo 2015. The film has played across the U.S. and in Europe and South America to sold-out crowds as part of its festival circuit, winning ten awards, including five for best feature. The film played a limited theatrical release in January and February 2015. It's now available on DVD and VOD.

Risks and challenges

Making this film as a period piece will have many challenges. Having made a feature length superhero film we are will aware of some of the hardships that are ahead and have done an immense amount of prep work on how we will overcome them. Several of our crew members have been on multimillion dollar films set in the same time period and are stoked to be on board for this film.

It took us over 3 years to complete The Posthuman Project, but that in itself is a huge testament to when we set out to make something, we follow it through. We need your help to make that happen. Help us breathe life into these characters and this film! -Kyle Roberts