Saturday, 13 May 2017

Inner Ghosts Press Release - "Inner Ghosts goes to Cannes"

“INNER GHOSTS” GOES TO CANNES IN MID KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN.
By Sophia Bianchi May 9, 2017

LISBON, PORTUGAL – After launching a Kickstarter campaign on April 30th, the INNER GHOSTS team received several enquiries from sales companies and film festivals impressed by the horror film’s teaser and early campaign success. As a result, the managing team will be attending the Marché du Film at the Cannes International Film Festival.

According to Paulo Leite, producer of INNER GHOSTS, “the idea of leaving the campaign for a week seemed absurd. However, this opportunity is too good, and as a result, we won’t be leaving the campaign: we are moving the whole campaign to Cannes with us.”

The campaign had originally scheduled a series of daily videos, frequent broadcasts and exclusive new materials like new posters and rewards. “It will all still happen” – says Paulo Leite – “but instead of my office wall behind me, we’ll have the Cannes Palais as the backdrop! Perhaps that will add a different dimension to our broadcasts and make us add new subjects to our videos.”

The “INNER GHOSTS” Kickstarter campaign reached 66% of its goal in only one week. One of the most successful rewards was a very expensive one: the $499 reward where the backer receives a visit from the producer and a number of work sessions where Paulo Leite will discuss with the backer any issue related to the backer’s own project: “I hope we’ll be able to spend some productive time together both during the visit and the online meetings.” As for the reason for those rewards, he says: “we wanted to go further than just the t-shirt or the DVD. We want to bring to the table two values that last longer: knowledge and networking.”

“INNER GHOSTS” is a Portuguese/Brazilian co-production shot in Lisbon with a British cast. It is currently in post-production with digital effects made in India. The project includes artists, technicians and services from over 15 countries – becoming an example of how efficient an independent production can be by taking full advantage of the digital revolution. The project was selected for the “Work in Progress” section of the Frontières Co-Production Market that takes place in Montreal, Canada, alongside the Fantasia International Film Festival.

SYNOPSIS: 

HELEN is running cognitive tests on ghosts as she tries to develop a therapy for patients whose brains have been too damaged by degenerative diseases. The problem is Helen renounced her gift 15 years ago after the loss of her daughter when she made a vow never to contact the other side again. Things change when an artist called ELSA begs Helen for some spiritual training hoping to get rid of a demon who has been haunting her for many years. Helen reluctantly accepts it unaware of the demon's true goal. Helen’s tests with the ghosts are a success. 

The entities offer her the design of a device that can communicate with the dead (and possibly brain-damaged patients), triggering a set of events that will bring Helen face to face with the demon she has known all along. After so many years, two enemies are about to meet for the last time, showing us that revenge is a dish that’s still boiling hot. Oh, but there’s so much more happening!



Cast: CELIA WILLIAMS, ELIZABETH BOCHMANN, IRIS CAYATTE, NORMAN MACCALLUM, AMANDA BOOTH, ANA SOFIA LEITE and PATRICIA GODINHO.
Directed by JOÃO ALVES.
Written and Produced by PAULO LEITE

Director of Photography: MIGUEL SALES LOPES, A.I.P. 




You can find out much more about Inner Ghosts at the following links:


INNER GHOSTS website http://www.innerghosts.com/

BAD BEHAVIOR website http://badbehavior.pt/

INNER GHOSTS on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/innerghosts/
• News/videos will be posted here. 

BAD BEHAVIOR on Facebook

INNER GHOSTS on Twitter https://twitter.com/InnerGhosts
• News/videos will be posted here INNER GHOSTS on YouTube

• Our videos will be posted here

• We speak our minds here.

• We post inspiring photos here


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This article can also be found via the 5D website www.5d-blog.com. There you can find a veritable feast of blog articles, news items, pictures and and other mouth-watering salutations to the gods of the geeks and the nerds. We have now inherited the earth, you know.

The website currently gains in the region of 2000 hits per month and the blog articles separately receive in the region of 5000 page views each month. 

5D has decided to tip it's own geeky toe in the world of Patreon. If you decide to become a 5D patron then there are a who host of geeky perks available to backers - many of which simply will not be available on our website of blog. If you feel that you would like to become a 5D patron then feel free to check out our Patreon page RIGHT HERE




In addition the 5D website now has PayPal Donate button. Any donations kindly made will be fed directly back to help with a podcast materials, competition prizes and other general costs etc. If you wish to contribute to the exciting growth of the website & blog then we here at 5D headquarters would be eternally grateful. If you would like your contribution to be acknowledged publicly then simply send a message via the website’s contact section and we’ll send you some love!

If all that was enough to entice to 5D land, should any of you fine people out there wish to advertise on the 5D website then have a look at the offer below.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

5D is now on Patreon - Become a 5D patron!

You may or may not be aware that Patreon is an Internet-based platform that allows content creators to build their own subscription content service. The service allows artists to receive funding directly from their fans, or Patrons, on a recurring basis or per work of art. These content creators set up a page on the website, where patrons can choose to pay a fixed amount to a creator on a monthly basis. Alternatively, content creators can configure their page so that patrons pay every time the artist releases a new piece of art. A creator typically displays a goal that the ongoing revenue will go towards and can set a maximum limit of how much they receive per month. Patrons can cancel their payment at any time. Similar to other platforms, content creators typically provide benefits (commonly in the form of art and videos) and for their patrons depending on the amount that each patron pays.

Well that's the official spiel. Let's get this out of the way, I'm not an artist, or a critic, or even someone who should be taken too seriously. What I am is someone who has had a blast of a time over the last few years blogging about my sci-fi, fantasy and horror passions, in the process meeting a whole host of fascinating individuals. 

So 5D has decided to tip it's own geeky toe in the world of Patreon. If you decide to become a 5D patron then there are a who host of geeky perks available to backers - many of which simply will not be available on our website of blog. If you feel that you would like to become a 5D patron then feel free to check out our Patreon page RIGHT HERE


Who & what is 5D?

5D started as a simple little blog back in 2012. It began as some half-hearted musings of the often maligned genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror, all of which have formed the bedrock of my film & literature obsession. In all truth at the start writing the blog was something simply to pass the time and enable me to force my self-indulgent musings upon the world, whilst all the time trying not to take myself too seriously.

However, something strange began to happen as people began to read my scribblings and soon I was being contacted from individuals around the world.

I was astounded to learn that rather than requests of restraining orders, people not only liked my self-deprecating approach but also some even wanted to send me their work to promote & review on my blog. This began a love-affair with the incredible range of independent and low budget productions from all around the world, particularly in science fiction and horror.

So where is 5D now?

The experience has now morphed into something else entirely, with a rather nifty website www.5d-blog.com which full of news, reviews, interviews, competitions and dealing with many creative individuals of both mainstream and independent productions.

5D has also been lucky enough to have review quotes featured on a number of film trailers, DVD covers & book covers...... and well would you know, my scribblings have even won the odd award....

Am I a critic? No, absolutely not. Am I a scribbler who passionately muses on things he loves about Sci-Fi, fantasy & horror while making damn sure he keeps a sense of proportion and doesn't take himself too seriously? Oh hell yes.

You may be asking just what makes us think that we can make this a website worth supporting? Well over the last few years 5D has built a reputation and body of work around the world to the extent that the website now gets over 2000 hits per month. This reputation and support also transcends to people 'in the business' as the words of support below quite clearly show...,

"I'm ALL excited about this site! THE authority on "British productions and the independent minded - It's where I go!!!!" : Peter Shinkoda - actor. (Nobo in the Daredevil TV series)

"This is very cool.": Vincent D'Onofrio - actor. ( Kingpin in the Daredevil series, Criminal minds, Jurassic World, Full Metal Jacket):

"I have been a fan of Stuart Anderson and his 5-D Blog for a few years now, and I've enjoyed his intelligent, irreverent and passionate musings on the genres I love best. The thought of hearing Stu and his young lad on the air delights me! I'll be supporting this effort and I ask you, my fellow sci-fi, fantasy and horror fans, to do the same. Stu is the genuine article. I'm proud to be his friend and his fan!": Bill Oberst Jr. - LA based actor & horror icon.

"I absolutely love 5D. The Fifth Dimension Sci-fi/fantasy & horror group! Stuart really knows this genre backwards and forwards! Never a dull moment reading the fascinating material he writes! Love love love it!": Ellen Dubin - Actress. (Lexx, Napoleon Dynamite).

"A great resource for in-depth reviews and informative interviews": John Portonova - writer, producer, director.

In addition these contacts around the globe will hopefully provide us with a plentiful pool of interesting talent to showcase and share website time with and hopefully add additions, including a rather nifty Sci-Fi, fantasy & horror Podcast.

Where will the donations go? 


We believe we have great content to include in the website , but we also want to make it the best quality that we possibly can. The majority of the money contributed will go towards the very best Competition prizes and the planned 5D website shop which will feature original creations such as t-shirts, posters and a wide range of geeky goodies.

There is also a 5D Podcast planned. We believe we have great content to include in the podcast, but we also want to make it the best technical quality that we possibly can. The majority of the money contributed will go towards the very best audio and video equipment that is available to us.

If you become a patron, you'll get to experience first some exclusive interviews, blog entries, roundups, and longer versions of some articles - and you'll also be part of a select community of subscribers. Patrons can send me ideas or suggestions, such as films, comics, books and events to promote.

So if you want to come along for the ride and experience something exciting in the world of Sci-Fi, fantasy & horror then I'd love you to join me. Thank you.

You can find the 5D Patreon page ahttps://www.patreon.com/5D





This article can also be found via the 5D website www.5d-blog.com. There you can find a veritable feast of blog articles, news items, pictures and and other mouth-watering salutations to the gods of the geeks and the nerds. We have now inherited the earth, you know.

The website currently gains in the region of 2000 hits per month and the blog articles separately receive in the region of 5000 page views each month. 

5D has decided to tip it's own geeky toe in the world of Patreon. If you decide to become a 5D patron then there are a who host of geeky perks available to backers - many of which simply will not be available on our website of blog. If you feel that you would like to become a 5D patron then feel free to check out our Patreon page RIGHT HERE



In addition the 5D website now has PayPal Donate button. Any donations kindly made will be fed directly back to help with a podcast materials, competition prizes and other general costs etc. If you wish to contribute to the exciting growth of the website & blog then we here at 5D headquarters would be eternally grateful. If you would like your contribution to be acknowledged publicly then simply send a message via the website’s contact section and we’ll send you some love!

If all that was enough to entice to 5D land, should any of you fine people out there wish to advertise on the 5D website then have a look at the offer below.



Wednesday, 3 May 2017

5D Competition - Win weekend tickets for Granite City Comic Con 2017!

This month witnesses the 3rd Granite City Comic Con, so it's pretty safe to say that we here at 5D are about excited as it gets....... which believe me is very, very excited! (We really don't get out much).

5D has been lucky enough not only to have attended both of the events since its inauguration in 2015, but also to do so at the result of a gracious press invite from the good people at GCCC. This has meant that not only have I been able to indulge my geeky & nerdy self to my hearts content, but also have been able to meet & talk to some of my favourite people from past & present pop culture. 

For example at the first GCCC I spent a wonderful 20 mins in the company of legendary character actor, Shane Rimmer - what a lovely man! You can read the blog piece in which he talks about his roles in Thunderbirds, Star Wars, Dr Strangelove and James Bond here at 

If that wasn't enough for me (which it wasn't) I was also thrilled to be able to talk to the legendary Alan Grant (he of Judge Dredd & Judge Anderson fame). If you can put up with my usual "tell me just how fab you are" line of questioning, then you can read the piece at 

Last year's event was even bigger and better with a new venue at the DoubleTree by Hillton Hotel Aberdeen Treetops and this time spanning two days. This upside of this was being able to spend time talking to actor Robert Llewelyn (he of Red Dwarf fame), to get to meet some old & new friends and also attend a host of incredible events. The highlight of said events was attending the Star Wars panel on day one. The only downside was that because it was a two day event there was some serious explaining to she who controls the 5D finances just how much one had spent on sci-fi swag........ and believe me, it was a lot!!!

For those who have attended the first two events, all agree that GCCC is Aberdeen's original and best pop cultural event featuring special guests from Comics, TV, Film Gaming, Geek Culture and Cosplay. The team pride themselves on introducing people to the artists and writers involved in creating all of our favourite heroes and villains. 

They aim to bring exciting attractions and sights to Aberdeen including, cosplay competitions, independent retailers and publishers, activities for all ages and a whole lot more. 

This years GCCC is winding up to be the biggest and best yet for die-hard fans and casual geeks alike.


The Competition bit

Therefore 5D is delighted to be able to offer 2 weekend tickets for the 3rd Granite City Comic Con!

The weekend tickets (normally worth £25 each) allow you general entry at 9am Saturday 20th and 10am Sunday 21st May, to Granite City Comic-Con 2017

To win the tickets just answer the following question;

Where in Aberdeen is Granite City Comic-Con 2017 taking place?


To enter simply go to the competition section on the 5D website at www.5d-blog.com to submit your answer and please state if you want one or both weekend tickets.

The winner will be drawn at random on Sunday 14th May - Good luck!





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This article can also be found via the 5D website www.5d-blog.com. There you can find a veritable feast of blog articles, news items, pictures and and other mouth-watering salutations to the gods of the geeks and the nerds. We have now inherited the earth, you know.


The website currently gains in the region of 1500 hits per month and the blog articles separately receive in the region of 5000 page views each month. 




In addition the 5D website now has PayPal Donate button. Any donations kindly made will be fed directly back to help with a podcast materials, competition prizes and other general costs etc. If you wish to contribute to the exciting growth of the website & blog then we here at 5D headquarters would be eternally grateful. If you would like your contribution to be acknowledged publicly then simply send a message via the website’s contact section and we’ll send you some love!

If all that was enough to entice to 5D land, should any of you fine people out there wish to advertise on the 5D website then have a look at the offer below.




Monday, 1 May 2017

The Kickstarter for Inner Ghosts is now live!

Good grief! Was it really two years ago when I first wrote of my great pleasure in announcing that 5D was to be collaborating in helping to publicise the production of an Independent horror film from Portugal, INNER GHOSTS ? Well it seems that it was.

If I remember correctly,  part one of the grand 5D plan was that over the next days, weeks and months I would be bringing you information about the filming of INNER GHOSTS itself (which began in April 2015 in Lisbon). 

The second part of the 5D plan was that as time progressed it would hopefully see me being able to let loose some nuggets of interest and excitement about the post-production and subsequent release of the film. The final part of the 5D cunning plan would feature the subsequent crowdfunding campaign which would no doubt include some rather mouth-watering contribution incentives. 

But before I go any further let me push your way a short synopsis reminder of the plot;


"HELEN is a brain researcher trying to develop a revolutionary therapy to treat degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. To prove her theories, she needs to run cognitive tests on ghosts: beings who apparently can act and remember without the need of a physical brain suggesting that unresponsive patients whose brains are too damaged to function can be accessed, somehow, through their living souls. 
After the death of her mentor, Helen finds an apartment inhabited by benign ghosts who agree to be tested. The problem is Helen renounced her gift 15 years ago after the loss of her daughter when she made a vow never to contact the other side again. 

Things change when an artist called ELSA begs Helen for some spiritual training hoping to get rid of a demon who has been haunting her for many years. Helen reluctantly accepts it unaware of the demon's true goal: finding her.........triggering a set of events that will bring Helen face to face with the demon she has known all along. After so many years, two enemies are about to meet for the last time, showing us that revenge is a dish that’s still boiling hot........"


Well it seems that part one of the plan has been fully accomplished with the filming now complete and along the way a few snapshots of behind the scenes goodies and information provided by yours truly. Well, yes they were given to me first by the filmmakers - but in the time-honoured tradition of my desperately hanging onto to the coattails of more talented individuals than myself, I duly passed on the material and pretended that I was heavily involved in the process.

INNER GHOSTS is produced by Bad Behavior, a film company created by two self-confessed hardcore horror aficionados whose intention from the very beginning was to work to produce a body of work that would not only rival the classics of other European and American horror, but  would also see Portuguese horror at the forefront of a new vanguard of classic horror. The film makers in question are;

Paulo Leite, a Brazilian/Portuguese (writer and producer) trained at the prestigious European Producers Workshop from the EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs). Paulo has nearly 20 years experience in the TV and film industry. I also know that Paulo works some ungodly hours, a fact that I can testify to first hand after holding a Skype conversation with him at 1 in the morning this weekend!....... Slave driver.......

Gabriel Augusto (producer) has over 10 years of marketing and branding experience for a number of prestigious Portuguese companies. .

Joalo Alves (director) is a multi-talented writer, illustrator, designer, animator, and VFX artist. After four years working professionally in animation, he wrote, directed, and pretty much everything else, the short horror/western BATS IN THE BELFRY (2010). The animated short did a worldwide festival run that lasted four years, and won several awards (MOTELx, Fantasporto and others) and was sold to Fearnet.com before getting a theatrical release in 2013. INNER GHOSTS is João Alves' first feature. 

As yet I have no idea if Gabriel or Joalo also like to hold conversations with their team in the early hours of the morning. What I do know is that they are about as confident an anybody I've ever met in the Indie film world that they are into a winner with this film. Of that they are absolutely certain.

The confidence of which brings me on to the final part of the original 5D plan mentioned at the beginning of this piece, namely the crowdfunding campaign. The Kickstarter campaign has now hit the internet. So before I give you a few details about a genuinely mouthwatering crowdfunding drive, let me share some of the words with you from the team themselves about the motives behind the crowdfunding;



WHY A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN?

"We wrote, developed and produced INNER GHOSTS because we love horror and we love the people who love horror films. Film is an expensive medium. It is much less expensive than it was 20 years ago, but still quite expensive if you really want to do it right. We are now in sound post and from the development until now, we were able to make every euro count. We took the project as far as we could go with what we had.

Now we are thrilled to bring the project to the best community in the world: horror fans! You are the reason why we are doing all this, and Kickstarter has some of the best horror fans in the world! That’s why we are asking for your support. That’s why we are opening our film and ourselves to you. 

Sound matters! The film turned out too good. We need a sound post that will make it justice. We will need real music. Real ADR. Real foley. Real sound mix. Real deliverables. So you will get not just the best horror story, you will experience the best film. We want you to experience INNER GHOSTS as true horror fans should!"


Well my dear reader, the exciting news is that the Kickstarter is now officially live! The link for the crowdfunding page can be located at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2020744475/inner-ghosts

Looking at the campaign page it is clear to see that the INNER GHOSTS team have attempted to pack as much value as possible as early as possible. Now I'm not just saying this, I'm really not, but this campaign does exactly what it should do, something which many other campaigns that I've seen do not - and that is to ensure prospective 'lower end' backers get excellent swag for their limited financial outlay. All too often some campaigns have the odd little treat for those who want to do their bit but lose out on some genuinely good stuff. This campaign is different - because the amount of nice tasty rewards is consistent throughout. 

Having said that, there some STUNNING rewards for those fabulous big bucks backers who feel like giving a little more with things such as remake rights, sequal rights and the role of Franchise producer...... I kid ye not!

So I implore you do go along to the Kickstarter page and pledge a little bit for what I sincerely believe is a great crowdfunding campaign for what is going to be a great piece of cinematic horror.



The technical stuff..........

Title: INNER GHOSTS
Producing Countries: PORTUGAL / BRAZIL
Genre: SUPERNATURAL HORROR / DRAMA
Length: 90 MINUTES
Language: ENGLISH
Locations: LISBON / CASCAIS
Cast: CELIA WILLIAMS, ELIZABETH BOCHMANN 
IRIS CAYATTE, NORMAN MACCALLUM, AMANDA BOOTH 
ANA SOFIA LEITE, PATRÍCIA GODINHO, JOÃO BLÜMEL
Director of Photography: MIGUEL SALES LOPES A.I.P.
Digital VFX: ANIBRAIN (INDIA)
Written by PAULO LEITE
Produced by PAULO LEITE and GABRIEL AUGUSTO
Directed by JOÃO ALVES

PICTURE SPECS
Shot with: RED DRAGON 5K RAW
Lenses: ARRI / ZEISS ULTRA PRIME
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

© 2017 BAD BEHAVIOR ONE LDA



You can find out more information regarding Inner Ghosts at the following links;

The Kickstarter page can be reached RIGHT HERE

The Inner Ghosts official website is RIGHT HERE 


Check out their FaceBook page

Follow them on Twitter 


This article can also be found via the 5D website www.5d-blog.com. There you can find a veritable feast of blog articles, news items, pictures and and other mouth-watering salutations to the gods of the geeks and the nerds. We have now inherited the earth, you know.


The website currently gains in the region of 1500 hits per month and the blog articles separately receive in the region of 5000 page views each month. 


In addition the 5D website now has PayPal Donate button. Any donations kindly made will be fed directly back to help with a podcast materials, competition prizes and other general costs etc. If you wish to contribute to the exciting growth of the website & blog then we here at 5D headquarters would be eternally grateful. If you would like your contribution to be acknowledged publicly then simply send a message via the website’s contact section and we’ll send you some love!

If all that was enough to entice to 5D land, should any of you fine people out there wish to advertise on the 5D website then have a look at the offer below.