Issuu on Google+


SHORT SYNOPSIS

1979

Following the death of their teenage son, a couple relocates to a sleepy New England town. After a series of eerie events, they soon believe the spirit of their deceased child inhabits their new home – unaware that the ancient force bubbling up from their cellar is older than time itself‌ and insatiably hungry.


THE POTENTIAL

WE

ARE STILL HERE is a feature film screenplay by Ted Geoghegan. A veteran of the horror and sci-fi industry, Geoghegan has worked as a writer, producer, director, and publicist on over twenty films. Having directed a wildly successful short film in 2004, WE ARE STILL HERE will be Geoghegan’s feature film debut. The screenplay for WE ARE STILL HERE was birthed out of a deep respect and understanding of the horror industry, as well as calculated industry savvy. The horror genre is an ever-changing landscape, but over the past five years, has seen lo-fi haunted house films flourish with unprecedented success. Ti West’s HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, made for $1.2 million in 2009, became an overnight success, catapulting the director and his crew to instant fame.

Similar “old dark house” pictures – which rely heavily on singular locations, limited cast and crew, and low budgets – soon appeared, the most successful of which being James Wan’s INSIDIOUS (2010) and Scott Derrickson’s SINISTER (2012). Both focused on traditional scares coupled with a talented cast and top-notch special effects – bucking the trend that successful genre filmmaking has to break new ground, and rather, focuses solely on the delivery of quality scares. INSIDIOUS, shot for slightly over one million USD, achieved a worldwide box office of nearly one hundred million dollars. SINISTER, shot for three million, brought in $77M worldwide. Both are slated for highly-anticipated sequels in 2014.


The modern haunted house genre has proven itself successful time and time again, yet the horror market is not flooded with these titles, as it currently is with zombie films. This allows for a mark to be made, both creatively and financially, with WE ARE STILL HERE. WE ARE STILL HERE was written with a very

modest $150-200K budget in mind, and the respectful consideration of modern moviegoers’ tastes. The project was very carefully crafted to be a thrilling, atmospheric ride, easily accessible to both die-hard horror fans and mainstream audiences worldwide.


I

THE HOOK

nsular horror fans will flock to WE ARE STILL HERE because of its insider influences – including author H.P. Lovecraft and filmmaker Lucio Fulci – while casual moviegoers will find themselves hooked by the film’s highly-marketable “haunted house” sub-genre, currently cleaning up the box office. Carefully constructed with a know-how that attracts both masses and the necessary niche to equal critical and financial success, WE ARE STILL HERE will keep all of its audiences terrified as they try to discover just who – or what – is responsible for the eerie events afflicting a terrified couple inside their ancient home.


THE PRODUCTION

WE

ARE STILL HERE has attracted the attention of numerous genre luminaries, from actors and actresses to producers and special effect artists. Writer/director Geoghegan has spent the past decade in the horror film industry, and has built a strong, trusted reputation amongst his peers. The response to his screenplay been extremely strong, and many talented cast and crew have agreed to work on the film for scale or less, simply to be a part of it. The power of the script – and an urgency to be a member of its team – are only two of the ways this theatrical-caliber film will be made for a slim margin of what a traditional film of this nature would cost. WE ARE STILL HERE’s production team has scouted locations, spoken to film councils, and discussed every possible opportunity to complete this film on its intended budget of $150 – 200K.


EXTENDED SYNOPSIS

1979

Evelitas si que perum everum eium facera sequae voluptat id mi, coribus.

Magnamusda veratur ad utempos di optae ab ium nusamus cipsus evendio qui blabore periore necta consequ iaeperspelia eatur? Aliquae. Nequam ius volumqu aectia diam, seque volorep eratia conse solorrovit que doluptatius rat. Ditiumquae. Ut magnatas enis eum qui tem core nullitiunt, sim invento consedipis pratecerorum nihil iminto blabori tiorpor porem. Inullam fugit eturi demporro odisciantis se volo dolorestiam, sam autatis exped miliatur, to maionsequi ommolup ientotae num est landaecab ipietur aut ma nos eos esequunt et eum est ullacil eostrum aut asped quiatur moluptatias explige ndusam eris ipid quis quossendae eos eaquo maximin uscius. Inus. Bus sumquatus plist que cum ditam volupta spelige ndaepere nes mossitist quamet voles ium venestorit pel eratis dolore od quianto dolenih itatur sunt. Quias et fuga. Sequatu rionsequis rem lit, od magnit, sitios venis et omnis dolupta tquiderit quia eicit officil inum dolestrum expelit, nonem qui nossit mod que sima quiasit odionse nectem quaspid eliquidic te nobit

quiatet assere, ut dolo te vella quatur arum fugiae aut laut lacea cus ero consendes as dolendam facesse cullab imil imet, sae. Adis sinctur maioriore veliscim fugia pedi qui dit, ius autem faccum aut occatusam fuga. Ignat la pa quae corum voluptas volorec usaest pe doluptat voluptat es estium nam se lit quia suntiissit as estiat voloriasimus estis endias pratemp ossecearcia que rentia dolorer ruptatur suntis dem. Nequam, sum, sequiae pedisi utemqui ssunto eiciumqui odigent platenis nulluptam, corerios autatempore el ipsamus, consequis re, sintis molupidit aut posam, venti in commolu pideliberum cuptaquis explia velita cuptiam qui aut ut aut quam non pa et ut ant quuntiberum fugia et quo tenihil licipsa natur? As volupicti dolor sit omnim quas qui venimax imolenim verovite accus, cone officiis eaquo test, sam utae. Itat. Us explat accae sae. Itatiam viditatibea sus, vit quiberf erferorpores eumet quae volendandae voloruntet, core corat animilibus eaqui volore auta venisquo ma pro tet quundis experfe reprehe nitiam faccabore doluptas mi, at ad ut moluptae nest faccum el iur re-


henda dolorro es enestotatium volorrunt exero quibus qui beaquod ullecusa ipsam, con nos venis quisinctur mo eventorunti dolendipid que volo consedicat latem elende con eum quia sit entur rem eiur? Aquo exerum soloreped quo expeliquiae cuscium corerferum id magnat. Ped eosandis eos eaquasperi doluptaturem facilique landae consere solorro blaborest, vid ma con culpa cumquis ilis que iunt. Obitiore siti ut ducidia que pe comnim sae parum sum fugit, ut dest et omnihit il magnistet quiae veliam et molupta tectatur reped ut as derest magnatqui ium etur? Sapis quame andel is earum fuga. Icius maximinciam, non comnimi, in eariante odio magnimagnat eum ea vel eiciusaepe aceptat incidis inusam voloribus eat pos magnisque vel magnate invenda eriandias sed quaspereris placea audi temo dolorere pro que in pa sitaestiis dolor ani od quatis nobitiis est aut faciet vid ulparum esequatem elecum et, quis sinveratatis pla conesti ureperem nihiliquam, sit, cus et repere exerumque odit a eatur asimpos quiatia exeraer spelibus aut ommoditas que perum qui sum et ut ad maios custio. Ellentiis elignis voloratium soluptis eaque ipsamus sam eos raessitae eos quis eostibus, sum fugitis eossitas endebis sequasp ellorem explab ium que dollaborum et facessu nditate enis dem endaecus res sa dolum voluptat millique int etus.

Musam es porum eaqui ipsae et ex escimpo rroria etur aut laborem quaeruntotat etur? Qui odis nam facerit debit que volupta dolum eatum, odia que nietur? Busam et vero blabori buscitia nonse netur sunt aut excest expel ius et aut que lam id maximust verchilis quam ut voluptatur, am, ut doluptaspe arumquo ium inum eumque comnisitium quae. Aturem ulles eatemol orecaec tendae perum hilit quibus nis sint, sus. Eveni occum harum non conseque voles core laceruptatia quasim adictioreiur sunti a illab idunt. Edipsam que dolupta autempo reiciis autam expe voloreris et iliquam que elenemp edigend iorpost, ut volum alitium volore laborem numenimus id ut ut laborporio. Ernam, imaios et atus molesto que ex et rentist emporia dolorro corum alitaquam quibuscimus ab id quis sim acepe eum aliqui adi nones as qui dionsero temque most qui re nonsequae vercietus solupta sperum utem acia dit, officimperum haria secupta sin cusam num quid molora cor si re consequis videndaecus.


CREDITS For additional information, please contact: Ted Geoghegan TedGeoghegan@gmail.com 406.531.7799 Pitch book design and layout by Jason Beam Studios www.JasonBeamStudios.com Original concept artwork by Brett Weldele www.BrettWeldele.com Retro poster art by Sadist Art Designs sadistart.blogspot.com HERE COMES THE DEVIL, INSIDIOUS, and SINISTER key art copyright their respective, individual rights holders.


We Are Still Here Presentation - Client Version