Normally, we hold off on covering crowd-funded projects until they have secured financing in full, but somehow, we have very little doubt that this picture will fail to reach its goal. Moreover, the project has opted for flexible funding, so that all proceeds from the campaign will go to the filmmakers regardless of whether or not their goal is met. Also, if the project receives enough support, the filmmakers plan to work the short into a feature length production.
The concept behind the short will see Roddy Piper taking on the Cthulhu. Here is the official plot synopsis:
“Jack (Piper) is a simple man with simple needs. Mostly he just needs to be left alone to read his book. It’s a good book and he likes it… or, at least, he would if the tenants of the building he manages weren’t so damn needy.
And it’s not just blown fuses and clogged toilets… No, when the building power goes out, the culprit is a pair of Cthulhu-worshiping tenants opening a portal to the demon city of R’lyeh in the basement.
Does this count as building maintenance? Is battling the supernatural part of Jack’s job description? Maybe not, but if Jack can’t close the portal, the entire building and – let’s face it – the whole world is screwed.”