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Jim Rothman’s SCYTHE To Be Made Into A Feature

Posted on: April 27th, 2016

Award winning writer/director Jim Rothman (I’m Not Matt Damon, Going Down There, Minutes) has an active Kickstarter campaign to turn his successful slasher short film SCYTHE into a feature. The campaign ends on Thursday May 5th at 7AM. Currently, they are 41% funded. Prizes range from Blu-Ray copies of the film, rare promotional art, producer credits, and the ability to place your own personal prop in the film. The link to the Kickstarter campaign is:

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 8.13.38 AMThe feature film SCYTHE will be an independent psychological slasher/thriller in the spirit of HALLOWEEN, SAW & films directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock. The main difference: No Slasher Film Cliches.

Jim’s film will modernize the slasher genre and have a human-interest, dramatic element that takes Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 7.28.20 AMthe time to focus on developing three dimensional characters that “actually have lives, that we actually care about.” It will avoid the annoying slasher film cliques the slasher genre is known for. The film is suspense-based, intensity-based, fear-based, not gore-based, but of course “there will be blood”.

Jim and his team have already raised the first $50,000. The success of the Kickstarter campaign will allow them to shoot the feature film in late Sept/early October.

Screen Shot 2016-03-24 at 8.30.53 PMThe short version of SCYTHE premiered at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, and screening at the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival on April 8th. Next month, it will be screening at the Things 2 Fear Film Festival in Dallas Texas.

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter (@ScytheJim), go to Kickstarter and pledge to help get this film made!

You can check out the SCYTHE short below:

SCYTHE Short Film from Jim Rothman on Vimeo.

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