Cannibals and Carpet Fitters – Update & Kickstarter Campaign!
Following on from our previous review of Predator Dark Ages and interview with Director James Bushe, comes Cannibals and Carpet Fitters!
James Bushe is the Director and Producer on the feature film “Cannibals & Carpet Fitters’ which has just launched it’s Kickstarter campaign. He is running the campaign along with Richard Lee O’Donnell, who is the Writer, Producer and also plays the character of Dean.
The film is a British horror/comedy based on their award winning short film of the same name (where it screened in LA, Cannes, New York, Chicago and went on to win the ‘Dead Certs’ best horror short film award at the Leeds International Film Festival back in November 2014). It has also been repeatedly shown on NottsTV.
Other than receiving some great reviews and feedback, one thing they kept getting asked was that it needed to be a feature film! Luckily that was always the intention and they had already written the script. The short was their way of giving people a little taste of what they wanted to bring to the feature film. Of course they were only able to hint at a lot of the things they have planned due to budget and time. So for the feature you can expect more cannibals, more carpet fitters, more laughs and of course more gore!
The film tells the story of a group of carpet fitters who are sent on a job to an old country house in the middle of nowhere. However they soon discover it’s a trap set up by the savage, cannibalistic family, The Hannings. The carpet fitters are forced to fight for their lives or risk ending up being the evening’s dinner. Unfortunately they are not quite your typical heroes!
The producers have been fans of horror movies pretty much all their lives, especially the tone and feel set by the films of the 80s. They’ve always enjoyed the stories where the horror merges with other genres, for example like action or comedy. Films like Evil Dead 2, Shaun of the Dead, Dog Soldiers and the Cottage. And Cannibals & Carpet Fitters will fit right in. Plus they’ve all seen enough zombies/vampires/possessed films too!
It’s time for something a little different. It’s time for the cannibals! They want to create something that will take you guys on a ride that you will want to experience again, not just relying on a trick or scare that once seen leaves little to return to. It’s a film where they want the audience to root for the carpet fitters (real people, not heroes) but also fear for them, unsure who will survive. Trust them, the feature has a healthy body count!
This brings us to now. The team have just launched their Kickstarter campaign to get the film rolling and have already begun attaching some very talented cast and crew to help make this film the best it can be. They’re lucky enough to have so far attached Meg Foster (Masters of the Universe, They Live, Rob Zombie’s upcoming horror ’31’) and Ian Whyte (The Predator from AVP, Game of Thrones, the Engineer in Prometheus etc) in some of the key roles, with a few more roles still to be filled.
Within 24 hours of launching the campaign they became a ‘project we love’ from Kickstarter and have already got some great feedback regarding their pitch video (it works well if you also watch the short film – available on the campaign page!).
As a thank you for any donations they’ve created a collection of exclusive perks, from signed scripts, Blurays & DVDs, to invitations to the film screening and even the opportunity to appear in the film or come on board as a producer! There are plenty of different perks available for people to check out on the campaign page and get involved. Plus every backer will be kept updated with exclusive behind the scenes photos & videos plus news on how they’re doing.
If you want to know more, then follow the project via the social pages below where you can connect with the team, join discussions and keep up to date all the latest news from the movie first!
They have a great film ready to go. Something that has been a labour of love for several years before getting to this point. It’s going to be exciting, it’s going to be unique, and it will be an awesome feat of entertainment that will have a massive appeal to all the horror and comedy fans out there, so please check them out and get involved!
The Kickstarter link:
Please also help in promoting the film by using the hashtag #CACF
Good Luck to the team and lookout for the short film review coming soon to CFR!