-MISSION ACCOMPLISHED- it's unfortunately no longer possible to make any donations for this film
DARK BLOOD - the unfinished movie
with RIVER PHOENIX, JUDY DAVIS & JONATHAN PRYCE
It was on October 31st 1993 when the main actor River Phoenix (23) died during the shooting of DARK BLOOD. His unfortunate death brought the production to a complete stand still. Studio Fine Line Hollywood believed back in 1993, after seeing great rushes and the unusual quality of the acting, Dark Blood would be the independent surprise of the year. Now, in 2012, George Sluizer is finally able to start editing the never finished movie.
If you are a fan of River Phoenix or George Sluizer and would like to get this film finished as much as we do, you too can participate in this crowdfunding campaign and receive unique DARK BLOOD gifts.
Dealing with nuclear testing and its long-lasting deadly effects, the story portrays Boy, a young widower living in the desert at a nuclear testing site. Living as a hermit, he waits for the end of the world carving Katchina dolls that he believes have magical powers. While traveling on a "second" honeymoon across the Arizona desert, the car of the Hollywood jet-set couple (Pryce & Davis) breaks down. They are rescued by Boy, who holds them prisoners because he desires the woman and wants to create a better world with her.
Finishing Dark Blood
Since March 2012, George Sluizer and editor Michiel Reichwein started editing Dark Blood. It is intended that the film will have its world premiere at the Dutch Film Festival later this year, provided the post-production budget gets fully funded. Besides editing, there is also a budget needed for sound editing, music composing & recording, color correction and mixage. The Netherlands Film Fund will supply a part of the post-production budget needed. There rest of the budget will be raised by George Sluizer himself.
Therefore George Sluizer needs your help to fund the last part of this special feature and complete it for public display in September.
Left: River Phoenix in Dark Blood
River Jude Phoenix (23-08-1970 - 31-10-1993) was an American film actor, musician, and activist. Phoenix' s work included 24 films- and tv performances, among the science fiction adventure film 'Explorers', the coming-of-age film 'Stand By Me', the action-sequel 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' and the independent adult drama 'My Own Private Idaho'. For his achievement in 'My Own Private Idaho' he received great recommendations and also won an 'Volpi Cup' at the Film festival of Venice. In 1986, Phoenix was mentioned to be the most promising actor at that time.
SINGER & SONGWRITER
Although his movie career was generating most of the income for his family, close friends and relatives have been stated that his true passion was music. Phoenix was a singer, song writer and an accomplished guitarist. Prior to securing an agent for his acting career, Phoenix and his siblings had attempted to forge a career in music by playing cover songs on the streets of LA.
At Oktober 31th 1993, on Halloween night, River Phoenix died by heart failure on the curbs outside of West Hollywood's legendary nightclub 'The Viper Room'. Phoenix had just returned to LA early that week from Utah to complete the three weeks of interior shots left on his last project Dark Blood, of which 79% had already been filmed. The autopsy report of his death showed lethal levels of cocaine and morphine.
English actor Jonathan Pryce (1947) is most famous for his performance in 'Brazil', in 'Evita' next to Madonna, in the 18th James Bond film 'Tomorrow Never Dies' and as 'Lytton Strachey' in 'Carrington. For the last film he won the 1995 'Best Actor' award at the Cannes Film Festival.
In recent years, Pryce could be seen as shy Jamaican governor in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy'.
Judy Davis (1955) is an Australian actrice. She was nominated in 1985 for the Academy Award for her performance in 'A Passage to India' and in 1993 for her supporting role in 'Husbands and Wives'. She won more than 35 other prizes since, including Golden Globes in 1992 and 2002.
Davis made here debut in 1977 as 'Lynn' in the Australian crime comedy 'High Rolling'. She played more than 30 roles since. A few of her bigger pictures were: 'Barton Fink', 'A Passage to India' and also the TV mini series 'Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows'. In the past, Woody Allen made several appeals on her talent. He directed her in 'Alice' (1990), 'Husbands and Wives' (1992), 'Deconstructing Harry' (1997) and 'Celebrity' (1998).
SUPPORT DARK BLOOD AND GET ONE OF THESE REWARDS IN RETURN
€ 15 : Receive a personal thank you DARK BLOOD postcard from George, watch one of George Sluizer's films on Ximon.nl & get mentioned on the website and newsletter.
€ 50 : You will receive a limited edition DVD with positive lit 35 mm film frame of River Phoenix in the cover, watch one of George Sluizer's films on Ximon.nl & get mentioned on the website and newsletter.
Bottom photo shows a positive 35mm. Image is an example of the actual Dark Blood film (Source: Notes on photographs).
€ 150 : You will be mentioned on the end credits ('Thank You'), get three original limited edition set photo's and the limited edition DVD, a mention on website & newsletter and a film on Ximon.nl
€ 500 : You will receive 2 tickets for the premiere screening at the Dutch Film Festival in September (NFF) (30 supporters max.), you will me mentioned on the end credits ('Special Thanks') & IMDB, get three original limited edition set photo's and the limited edition DVD, a mention on website & newsletter and a film on Ximon.nl
€ 2000 : You will be invited to an exclusive pre-screening & have a drink with the director (6 supporters max.), you will me mentioned on the end credits ('Special Thanks') & IMDB, get three original limited edition set photo's and the limited edition DVD, a mention on website & newsletter and a film on Ximon.nl
€ 3000 : You will be mentioned as 'Supporting Producer' of Dark Blood on the end credits & IMDB (4 supporters max.), you will be invited to an exclusive pre-screening with dinner (4 supporters max.), get 1 minute of positive 35mm material in the original Dark Blood film canister (4 supporters max.) plus ALL previous rewards.
Please note that contributions made in dollars are depending on actual exchange rates.
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