Film - Invasion of the Not Quite Dead


It's your last chance to bring the Not Quite Dead to life by supporting the final hours of the IndieGoGo crowdfunder for AD Lane's Invasion of the Not Quite Dead...

Right from the outset, Invasion Of The Not Quite Dead was always about the obstinate and uncompromising passionate belief of one man. Visionary director and a protege of Ken Russell, AD Lane has consistently refused to compromise on the vision of his project and will bring his unique brand of horror finally to our screens later this year. And, in order to accomplish this, a month ago, he launched a Crowdfunder which saw the fate of his ten year passion project returned to the hands of the people for that final push for finishing funds.

When AD Lane first brought his film to social media 6 years ago, crowdfunding platforms didn't really exist. He won the support of thousands of backers with a campaign that was run from his own film's website and he also pioneered the use of the types of perks and incentives that are now used by campaigns every day. What made Invasion of the Not Quite Dead and Lane's approach to funding so different is that people backed him as a person, as a film maker and on his belief rather than on the concept of the film. This time around has just reinforced that belief, as backers old and new have rallied to join him in the race to the finish line with just as much love and support.

For those that don't know about the film or the project, here's the synopsis from the IndieGoGo page:

'INVASION OF THE NOT QUITE DEAD' is a brutal character driven story that takes place in and around a small suburban sleepy village called Little Grimsby. After 15 years away, Sam Peterson returns to try and fix his severely broken family, an ex wife who despises him, two sons who want him dead and a brother who wouldn't p*ss on him if he was on fire. This is the story of a once broken man who gave up on everything he loved in order to selfishly try for a better life and then after 15 years decided he wanted a chance at redemption, BUT... is he too late? Sam picked the wrong time to move back to Little Grimsby, a virus is sweeping the town, making the locals semi-insane and, when darkness comes, so do the 'NOT QUITE DEAD'

Inspired by AD's love of 70's and 80's horror films, including 'Dawn of the Dead', 'They Live', 'The Fog' & 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers', not to mention a hint of 50's sci-fi B-movies, the emphasis in the film is set squarely on gritty British realism with beautiful cinematography, atmospheric effects and ABSOLUTELY NO CGI. AD promises that this film will take horror fans "back to a time when horror meant something, back to a time before CGI was an everyday tool for the indie filmmaker & taking fans truly back to a time when horror was scary, atmospheric & brutal as hell to watch." All the blood, gore, mist and explosions in the film were created manually and shot like that. Nothing has been added by computer. And, yes, it is a gory film.


And there are only a few hours left for YOU to help out and fund what is going to become a future classic of the horror genre.

So what do you get? The perks on this crowdfunder are, quite simply, amazing, as well as being a superb way to pre-order the film. For a minimum of one pound, as well as the usual social media shout out, backers will get a 40 page pdf book that gives a detailed and honest account of the trials and tribulations involved in the making of the film alongside loads of mind-blowing (and truly explosive) behind the scenes shots and stills from the film itself.  Then there are the usual T-shirts, the posters, the film downloads, DVDs, Blu-rays and Soundtrack CDs. Invest slightly more and get some of the more unique perks like an invitation to the premiere or to see your own name on the big screen as an executive producer of the film. And there are perks for businesses too - want a video advert made by AD Lane for your own business or to see your product or business in the film itself? That's available too. Film makers can get PR advice or film consultations or even get their own short film shown as part of the Moonlight Cinema tour of the film. These are the "money can't buy" opportunities that, if you invest in this crowdfunder, money CAN buy!

But getting this film completed is really about more than "just a film" for AD Lane. His journey up until this point has not been an easy one and Lane has had to overcome the biggest of obstacles in his battle to bring Invasion of the Not Quite Dead to the screen. For so many Creatives the refusal to compromise on vision is both a blessing and a curse and never has this been more evident than with this film. Crazy D Lane has earned his title as the film has caused mental breakdown, physical illness and financial pressure that would have led to a lesser man giving up. You just have to watch his short film Just Another Broken Clock or read our recent interview with him to feel the effects that the last ten years have had on him and his family and yet Crazy D Lane never compromised and he refused to give in to the monumental pressure to move on. As a result of this, Invasion of the Not Quite Dead has grown in stature and gained power through the adversity faced by its creator. As a quote in the trailer says, "This film WILL hurt you."

We'll leave the last word, and the main reason for you to back the crowdfunding campaign while you can, to the crazy man himself, AD Lane:

"It wasn’t until we launched the IndieGoGo 4 weeks ago, that I found the love for the film was still strong, maybe the strongest it’s ever been. Was it the new teaser (below)? Me being honest about how the film broke me? My refusal to give up? I have no idea, but what I do know is, putting myself out as ME again online for the first time in years, to be excitedly promoting the film I adore, & telling stories of whats happened over the years to people who genuinely want to listen has been the best thing to happen to me in years… and to know that people still care, is amazing to me… so whatever the IndieGoGo raises, it won’t change how amazing I’m feeling in myself, because the support everyone has thrown my way this last 4 weeks has genuinely been priceless…"

And PLEASE back the film on IndieGogo -  we already have.