Cathedrals will fall, the river will run red... and THE BIRD will be SLAUGHTERED!

The writer/director behind horror short Toll Booth needs your help with BLACK LAKE

A message from writer/director Martin Stocks:

We have launched an Indiegogo campaign for our ambitious animated horror short Black Lake. We’ve got a multi award-winning team behind this, a fantastic script and a very bold vision for this story. But we need your help to raise the funds to get this made. Please check out our Indiegogo campaign (below) and support it anyway you can. Thanks.

A man wakes in a dark, foggy, beautiful, yet hostile world after causing a fatal car crash. He navigates this place, initially spellbound by its stunning ethereal nature, and a pitch black lake with small floating stars. Dread quickly sets in as he realises the malevolent dangers lurking beneath the surface of this half-dead world. He is forced to confront his darkest fears and face the ultimate sacrifice to escape.


About the team:
This is the follow-up to Martin Stocks’ (writer/director) short thriller Toll Booth (reviewed HERE). This has won 6 awards including Best Thriller at LA Shorts Awards and Best Screenplay at Canada International Film Festival. It was nominated for The Yorkshire Film Award at BAFTA and Oscar-qualifying Leeds International Film Festival. A feature version is in development.

James Wren is producing, having made several feature films. The Man You’re Not features Reece Sheersmith and Joanna Lumley, and premieres at East London Film Festival on 21st April 2018 at Rich Mix cinema. He also produced short horror/comedy The Monster with Film London, which screened at over 50 festivals and won numerous awards.

Gabhriela Swan is on board as concept artist and has produced several pieces of artwork which capture the stark beauty of this world and our visual ambitions.

The Cast:
We have two award-winning and extremely talented actors on board, and will release details throughout the campaign.

What we’re looking for:

We need people to donate to our Indiegogo campaign to help us bring this project to life. We have all sorts of fun perks including original concept art, cinema screenings and even a promotional film. Every donation of £10 or more will be invited to a cinema screening of the teams’ previous work, and given a free drink. At the higher end, you can have a character animated based on your face for £1,000. For £2,000, the experienced, award-winning team will produce a professional promotional film for you or your organisation. The team have previously made promotional films for clients including Halfords and EDF Energy.

We have experienced and talented animation consultants on board for the project. We are still looking for a lead animator/s, and to partner with production companies with a strong track-record in producing ambitious animation projects like this. If you know anyone please hook us up.

Social media shares
We need everyone to share this project on social media to increase our visibility and help us reach more potential donors.

The crowdfunding runs until May 28th. Please help in any way you can.

Indiegogo campaign:
Twitter: @BlackLakefilm @MartinTStocks @WrenJR
Facebook: @BlackLakefilm


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