LESSONS FROM AN EVIL MINDHorror beyond imagination. A madman has kept a woman imprisoned in his basement for three years. She finally sees a way to escape...
The director of "Lessons From an Evil Mind", Christopher Forbes, is a graduate of Columbia College, Chicago with a major in film.
- "Lessons From an Evil Mind" is his 19th feature film since 2001.
- Although many of his films are westerns and Civil War
movies, Mr. Forbes believes he does some of his best work in the horror
- We are using this method of funding to help Shawna Stewart succeed with her dream of having her book turned into a film.
- The horror genre is one of the top marketable genres in film and is popular with audiences worldwide.
What We Need & What You Get
- The funds raised in this campaign will pay for the actual production of the motion picture, i.e. principal photography. This involves shooting at a variety of locations over several months. Each location involves location rental, fuel, food, props, wardrobe and a variety of other expenses. Most of the film will be shot in and around Augusta, GA, but a large portion will be shot in Iowa near the home of the author, so there will be some travel expenses involved.
- One of the most critical elements in a film such as this is the special effects blood work, which must be convincing. We have engaged Roger Letizia for this, who worked with Forbesfilm on other productions and has always delivered the goods in this department.
- Specialized camera motion equipment as well as professional sound and lighting gear will have to be rented as needed. This is a feature film production, with a final running time estimated to be 90 minutes.
- Upwards of 100 people will be invovled in the production in one way or another.
In return for YOUR help -- We are offering some pretty Great Perks which are outlined on the right!!
Other Ways You Can HelpSome people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:
- PLEASE Tell Everyone YOU Know about this campaign!! --And, Remind them to TELL Everyone They Know!!
- Remember to use the Indiegogo share tools! It makes things Quite Easy!!
And that’s all there is to it.
Film Story Summary:
LUE sits in the middle of the floor. Her hands tucked beneath her, her eyes closed and her head faced down. The room is silent, leaving only the sounds of his foot steps to be heard. Every part of existence screams “RUN”, but she knows she does not dare. She knows the rules. She must sit silent and wait what comes next. A loud crack echoes through her head as blood rushes down her pale white cheeks. Once again lue will suffer the darkness of unconsciousness.
It has been days since the last time Lue has seen her captor. She is weak and hungry, with not a speck of food around. She looks around the dungeon for anything that might satisfy her hunger. There is nothing but an old glass of milk. She must drink it, or continue in hunger. Her stomach instantly becoming nausea as she continues to allow the curdled milk to slide down her throat. As tears fall down her cheeks, she closes her eyes and thinks back to the day she was taken. The day she was to marry, KAMRIN.
A sparkle from the other side of the room catches Lue's attention. She is curious and has to know what it is. Slowly, she walked to the other side of the room. There, sitting in front of her is a mirror covered in mesh. She looks in the mirror and screams. Staring back at her is a scarred, beaten monster, where a once reflected a beautiful woman. She wants to cry, but not a tear will escape her weary eyes. Her beautiful blonde hair is now knotted and dirty, she is pale, bruised and she sees nothing more them the scars that now overtake her body. She stands for hours looking at the monster he has made her. Suddenly, she feels the hot breath of the man that keeps her captive. Startled, she jumps back and covers her face, knowing that she will be punished for not being in her designated area. After what seems like an eternity, she removes her hands and looks up. He is standing there, wearing his usual black mask, holding a plate of food. She grabs for the food. He is angry, because he believes that she had stood in front of the mirror to long and throws her food to the floor. She stands paralyzed, afraid to move, afraid to say anything. He leaves.
After returning with a plate of rotten food that her forces her to eat, her captor insists that she is to take a shower and put on the new dress he had bought her. She is frightened. She doesn't understand why she is to get dressed up. She does as told. Standing in the area she is to take a bath in, she awaits the moment her captor turns on the hose for her. The water is cold, but feels good against her bruised skin. She opens her mouth, allowing the water to wash out the rotten food she had just eaten.
Lue is dressed and ready to go. She has no idea where. He comes in, takes her hand and leads her down a dark, moldy hall. Suddenly a door appears and she is led down a hidden staircase. She starts to fall, only to find that there is no walls or floor beyond where is presently walking. He instructs her to go into a darkened room. The door opens; the smell of death fills the area. Lue is afraid to go in, but she no choice; there is now place for her to run. The room is dark and uninviting. Her captor leaves her alone inside the darkened room. After hearing the voices of others, Lue begins to look around. Within minutes, she wishes she hadn't.
It has days since she was brought into the room of “death”. However, she still can not release the sorrow she feels for taking the life of another. Her spirit is broken and she knows if she does not escape soon, she will give into the Evil that surrounds her.
She looks up to the staircase that leads to freedom. Her daily meal is waiting. She cautiously walks up the stairs to get to her meal. The door flies open. Her captor attacks her. Managing to get her hidden weapon she takes control and escapes into the forest.
Lue runs through the field and into the woods. The Forest is dark and she has no idea where she is running. All she knows is she is free. She must be careful that she is not captured again, so she must seek shelter for the night. After searching most of the night, she finds a deserted cabin. It looks like a nice place to rest her tired body for the night. Only if she would have known what awaited her in the morning, she would have kept running.
Lue opens her eyes. She sees that of a dark figure standing in front of her. She tries to focus, but the pain from her newly broken leg causes her eyes to fill with tears. She wants to run, but she is hostage to her wounded leg. Just as she sees a man walking toward her she passes out.
Lue is woke by the aroma of an open fire. ANGEL walks over, ensuring her that he is not there to harm her. She is frightened. She has never seen the man that had held her hostage and tortured her for many years. She uncertain if this is the man. She looks into his bright blue eyes and knows he is the Angel she has been waiting for. Mesmerized by his beauty, she finds herself starring at his perfect physique; his blonde hair sparkling within the firelight behind him.
It has been over a week since Lue has been free and she is anxiously waiting the moment when she will be reunited with her parents. The nurse comes in and tells her that she has been released from the hospital. Joy overcomes her. She is finally going home.
Angel, helps her into his truck and drives her to her parents house. The ride is long. When they arrive, Lue does not hesitate; she opens the door to her parents house and hobbles in. She can hear the voices of parents, however her parents are nowhere to be found. She searches every room, but she does not find them. Angel sits on her Dads favorite chair, sobbing within him. There is a letter. The man that had kept her for so long has her parents. Lue is heartbroken.
Lue opens the front door of Angel's mansion. There stands Kamrin. Her heart skips a beat. The love of her life is there. She jumps into his strong, waiting arms, holding on to him as tightly as she could, never wanting to let him go again. Within seconds the joy she had once felt is taken away as she remembers that he is now married to her best friend, Cheyenne. Not only had she lost her parents, the man she was to marry, has married her best friend. Lue, is left with only Angel to help her.
Weeks go by. She is still living in Angel’s house, each day falling finding that the love she feels for him continues to grow, but yet she has an undying love for Kamrin. Her heart is torn.
Suddenly she finds her life in turmoil as the Evil captor that once haunted her refuses to set her free. Her existence now filled with Angels and Demons, both of which want her.