I have been a fan and supporter of Popcorn Horror for quite a while now and for someone such as myself, who recently embarked upon a sideline directing horror shorts, these guys are the guys to talk to.
Popcorn Horror is a mobile phone app that brings you the best horror shorts from around the world. I would urge you to check it out, on the Apple store and Android marketplace, for the bargain price of NOTHING.
It is a wholly impressive and creative idea and one that should be celebrated.
However, not content with offering the World’s best bite-sized horror experience, creators Felix Gilfedder and Dave Paterson have something else up their sleeves. Something that they need your help with: The Blood Stamp, a method of generating revenue for independent horror film makers which also allows fans to interact with those in the industry.
Full details are available below, and if you are interested in throwing in a couple of quid to help it become a reality, then you can donate at the Popcorn Horror & The Blood Stamp indiegogo page.
We will be looking to launch a web channel with all of our content that is currently available on the app + many more new films and community features. It is going to be bursting at the seams with terror!
- A place to see the best independent short horror films from around the world.
- A place for filmmakers to talk about horror filmmaking techniques (filming/writing/editing/VFX/Special effects), film fests, conventions.
- A place for fans to interact, learn about horror news/films.
- The channel will use the Blood Stamp system.
The Blood Stamp is a community tool set for independent web publishers offering free content in the digital space (films, articles, blogs, photography, art, web series, podcasts). We provide a Blood Stamp button that can be embedded within a piece of content or website. Members can then micro donate from 4 donation options which is deducted from a monthly allowance (as much or as little as you like). You can also purchase exclusive content offered by the web publisher (a Big Stamp) as well as discovering more about their next project. If you do not have enough money in your allowance for the big stamp item you can select to make a direct payment from your account.
One of the big questions is this: why would people sign up if they can get the content for free? The answer lies in the fact that the Blood Stamp is more than just an opt-in system. When a user becomes a member, they will receive exclusive promotions, content, rewards and community features – the more you stamp, the more they get back. The idea is to provide an open, flexible and engaging system that provides a rich experience for the audience, while helping to support content creators in order to create more of what we love.
- The Blood Stamp is controlled by the content creator.
- The Blood Stamp provides a number of tools: micro donation, the Big Stamp, promotion tools – the ability to build and communicate with fans.
- All the content using the Blood Stamp is free, open and sharable.
- A Blood Stamp member controls their allowance and when and where they donate or big Stamp.
For every penny spent 70% goes to the content creator. The remaining money will help run and develop the Blood Stamp business.
First, we will be providing the Blood Stamp button on our short horror film web channel. Next, we will look to open it up to any web publishers working in the horror genre (artists, bloggers, photographers, musicians). After that, we will invite people to create their own stamp for communities they feel passionate about.
How funds will be used
We have three big tech and design challenges including building the Blood Stamp system, a bespoke video player and the web channel. For this we have a talented team of developers and designers. We also need to pay for agreements and licenses to be drawn up.
We have lots of awesome gifts and prizes to give to fund raisers, including t-shirts, DVDs, the app, a trip to Scotland and even a chance to win a starring role in a Popcorn Horror short film!