I am currently producing a short, 30 minute film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's Dagon. Our aim is to write a new little chapter into the Lovecraft world and mythos, creating a faithful cinematic adaptation that may recreate the paralyzing sense of fear and dread that characterises Lovecraft's writing - with the ultimate goal of taking a cut of the film to themed festivals like NecronomiCon, the HP Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon.
Utilizing the landscapes and rock formations of our local North Cornwall and Devon, we hope to bring forth the twisted continent that teases the fevered dreams of the story's narrator. Placing our film amidst the ancient rock and weird geometry we believe will call upon the atmosphere of the timeless horrors that haunt Lovecraft's mythos, translating that special sense of dread to film.
Though the integral Great War setting is retained in this retelling the themes hold a contemporary relevance. It seems a signiﬁcant time to adapt such a tale, the process of which has let the fears of today’s uncertainties and challenges characterise this adaptation. Newly representing Lovecraft’s doubt and curiosity regarding the nature of madness to a present day audience is likely to provoke an examination of how progressive we really are.
Here comes the begging bowl. To complete the project we're raising money via kickstarter - and would like to reach out to the community to get fans excited about what we're doing. With only 6 days to meet our crowdfunding deadline and £1,270 to raise, we need you now more than ever! If you like the look of our project, please do consider any donation big or small to help our cause - and be sure to check out the cool rewards we are offering in return for your support!
You can find a link to our kickstarter page https://www.kickstar...ecrafts-dagon-0, and find regular updates on our twitter page at https://twitter.com/h_dagon
Thanks for taking a look, and as always... See you on the other side!
The Dagon Team
Edited by hdagon, 27 November 2017 - 02:16 AM.