Akron Filmmaker Breaks Kickstarter Record With New Film

Jake Wells

Just a few weeks into a Kickstarter campaign, Ohio native Chris Stuckmann's film Shelby Oaks has become the most-funded horror film project on Kickstarter. This movie is to be written and directed by YouTube movie reviewer Chris Stuckmann. Stuckmann is known for his YouTube channel where he has almost two million subscribers. The film is based on a recent Internet mystery about a group of missing paranormal investigators.

This project has raised over $888,000 from almost 10,000 bakers on the crowdfunding platform since the start of it's Kickstarter campaign. The original Kickstarter campaign had a goal of $250,000. Stuckmann realized that he needed additional funds to really create a good movie. The additional funding will mean that Stuckmann has more time to create the movie. The cast and crew will be paid better and he can even bring on more editors to help support him with the project. In addition, more funds will be used for equipment, such as lenses and lighting to make the movie look professional. Lastly, other funds will be used for sets, locations and music licensing. (source)

According to the producer Aaron B Koontz, “Every dollar we are raising is going onto the screen. This is an ambitious script and day by day our scope and opportunities to help realize Chris’ vision become more and more tangible all because of this campaign.” (source)

So what's this horror movie really about? Shelby Oaks is a horror film about missing paranormal investigators (the paranormal paranoids), the dark legacy they uncovered, and the far-reaching effects their investigation has as Mia searches for her sister Riley, the lead paranormal investigator, 12 years later.

Here's more info about the movie.

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