King on Screen - The film about Stephen King

A film about Stephen King told by the filmmakers who adapted his work!

Project visual King on Screen - The film about Stephen King
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King on Screen - The film about Stephen King

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By participating to the fundraising, you may also win original drawings, Stephen King books offered by L'entre Sort Bookstore, Club Stephen King's Ka-Tet, and a lot more ! 
 

All the backers will participate to the prize draw at the end of the campaign ! Let's go ! 

 

Stretch Goal 150% !

We reached 100% ! Thank you so much to everybody for your help ! Now we have to explode this first goal to show we have great support ! 

Continue to participate to help us reach 150 % and help us shoot a pilot of the introduction !

 

 

THE documentary about the adaptations of Stephen King's work. 

Made with the fans, and for the fans !

 

 

 

 

Stephen King is the most adapted author in cinemas of all time !

Carrie, Christine, It, The Green Mile, The Shining, Misery…

 

More than 80 cinematographic adaptations have been released by more than 50 directors.

Daphné Baiwir, Belgian filmmaker and Stephen King adept for many years, is going to meet these directors who have adapted Stephen King’s work and made us vibrate, tremble, and sometimes cry !

 

Poster created by François Vaillancourt, the artist who has illustrated many stories of Stephen King !

 

 

We are planning a 90 minutes film including : 

  • Interviews of more than 20 directors and producers of the Stephen King’s adaptations

  • An amazing introduction with 200 easter eggs

  • Hours of exclusive bonuses !

 

 

The purpose of the film ? To tell Stephen King’s story differently, and above all, to seek out stories and unique points of view.

It's also a tribute to Stephen King, to his deep knowledge of the human psychology of the characters, and to his mastery of narrative and suspense, which has kept us on tenterhooks for more than 45 years!

 

 

🎈An exclusive cast : more than 20 directors and producers !

 

Stephen King is one of the most influential authors of our time, both in literature and film. He is at the origin of some of the most beautiful works on the big screen, and many of these films have become cult films !

We got in touch with many filmmakers back in December, and within a week, we already have received about ten confirmations, including Mick Garris

We were overjoyed !

Then we kept going on with our approaches over the months, by contacting each filmmaker, one by one, and by obtaining more confirmations, including Frank Darabont’s ! 

We would love to convince more than 25 filmmakers to participate in this project and constitute the biggest testimonies’ base with this movie, about Stephen King’s work cinematographic adaptations !

🎈A Challenging intro

 

The film will begin with a fiction sequence, in which 200 easter eggs will be put, to recreate Stephen King’s universe !

 

A young woman enters in a small town of Maine. By walking through Main Street, she crosses the road of several characters. A young girl with a Red Sox cap, who plays with a Saint-Bernard. A little further, on a bench, a man is reading a book written by Paul Sheldon... It’s funny as the light can be tricky, we could totally believe his hair is grass. An old red Plymouth Fury, with plates RUN J RUN, and a hairdresser called In the Tall Grass are across the street, and on a building, a graffiti represent ing a man, standing over the ledge. She finally enters a small shop : Needful Things.

 

The intro is planned to be shot in the US, and we would love some celebrities to participate !

 

 

🎈Many bonuses

 

This documentary is first of all destined to the fan audience. It will be a 90’ doc for TV and cinema screenings, and we’re planning many bonuses such as exclusive excerpts, making-of videos, interview transcriptions, additional encounters, additional encounters, even maybe a long-version !

 

We will share everything about it with the people who follow us.  

 

 

The film crew

 

 

 

Daphné Baiwir - The Filmmaker 

I’ve discovered Stephen King when I was ten, during a walk with my father in Antibes (France). I was already a big litterature fan and, quickly, I’ve developed a taste for thrills.

While I was exploring the bookshelf of a small shop downtown, my father came and told me : “I’ve found something interesting if you want to scary yourself !”.

In one hand, he was holding Rosemary's baby. In the other hand, The Shining.

He gave me The Shining and told me : “With this book, you’ll offer you some sleepless nights !”

At that time, funny fact, my father was working as a night caretaker in a big hotel !

Then, I carried on with It and many other books, such as Misery and Carrie.

Since, I never miss a release.

 

 

Discover Daphné Baiwir incredible career : 

 

 

 

Sebastien Cruz - The Producer

It’s been ten years I work with Daphné to produce her films, shorts and documentaries. Each time, she succeeds in making me passionate about her projects and ideas, and so we’re working in close collaboration at each stage of the project’s progress. 

My starting point with King’s universe, like many, was into cinemas. Tim Curry gave me some nightmares at the time, when I was probably too young to watch It, and my love for cinema attracted me toward movies such as Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Christine, Carrie, The Shining… Cult movies in cinema history, not especially stamped with King according to the audience.

Finally, a few years ago, Daphné helped me rediscover King’s work, we watched every movie together again, and she lent me several books !

 

 

The KoS community 

 

We are building a wide community to support this project. In all media, more than 1500 people follow us and about 50 ambassadors who talk about our project and actively participate to help us, close to the team.

Join this wonderful community !

 

 

The gifts 

 

We want to send you high-quality gifts, no matter how much you put in this project. 

We will work with many illustrators to offer you exclusive and collector gifts ! Some of them will be numbered or personally signed ! 

 

A contest will allow contributors to win extra gifts ! 

 

Our Jack Torrance gift, which contains a DVD or Premium version Blu-ray, will be a beautiful box bearing the image of the film, containing numerous goodies and derived objects from King’s universe.

 

Many thanks for your participation !

Allocation of funds

It’s been 8 months we’re working on a full-time basis for this film.

The actual crisis has postponed many things and has suspended this project for the next few months. We have taken this opportunity to build a large and great community, very active, and we need you to keep going on. 

 

Why do we need support ?

To get credibility

First of all, to succeed an ambitious fundraising campaign is a very important criteria for other financing partners. To produce this ambitious film is a very expensive challenge, from 200 000€ to 300 000€. Thus we need a strong support to raise this money, in particular in front of TV broadcasters and private sponsors. 

 

Keep on creating content

We’re already creating a lot of content, like exclusive bonuses. We plan to enlighten the shooting with Vlog and making-of videos. If we get independent, it’s complicated to manage every step on our own, and many costs are linked to the content creation. 

 

To launch the project internationally 

To make this film a reference, it has to go on the international stage ! Thus, we plan to communicate with English-speaking countries, in the largest King fan communities. Of course, we will keep sharing content for French-speakers. In any case, it’s not that easy to launch such a project on the international stage.

 

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