Malevolent, A Story-Driven Animated Feature
Malevolent, is a Horror production under development by Coverage Ink Films. News first emerged on this 2D animated project late 2015. DecayMag.com was one of the first to provide initial coverage on “Malevolent”. In our article we covered William Shatner’s inclusion to the cast. The award winning actor joins notable names in Sci-Fi and Horror/Thriller films. Below is a partial list of the actors attached to the animated feature “Malevolent”.
[one_half] Actor [/one_half][one_half_last]Character Role[/one_half_last]
[one_half]Morena Baccarin [/one_half][one_half_last]Gamemaster [/one_half_last]
[one_half]Bill Moseley [/one_half][one_half_last]Pavel [/one_half_last]
[one_half]William Shatner[/one_half][one_half_last]The Overseer[/one_half_last]
[one_half]Ray Wise [/one_half][one_half_last]Cyrus Dekalb [/one_half_last]
[one_half]Dani Lennon [/one_half][one_half_last]Protagonist: Miriam Dekalb [/one_half_last]
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The script penned by Jim Cirile and Tanya C. Klein centers on a young woman named Miriam Dekalb. Miriam Dekalb along with her brothers; Ethan, Collin and her sister Kelsy attend the last will and testament to their dying father Cyrus DeKalb. Yet, a nefarious plot is amiss, one that sends the siblings fighting for their survival.
The Official synopsis to “Malevolent” reads as follows:
In order to save her siblings, a young woman takes on her father and the powerful entity known as Gamemaster, who ensnares humans into diabolical plots while her species gambles on the outcome.
Jason Axinn serves as director to the animated project.
Since our October 2015 published report news remained still..until now. Jim Cirile and Tanya Klein of Coverage Ink Films launched a crowdfunding campaign for “Malevolent” just days ago.
“Malevolent” Seeks Crowdfunding!
Most indie Horror films center financial expenses on props, locations and special visual effect. These are just a few key resources necessary for live action productions. What’s the scenario for a Horror animated film?
Twenty one artists and colorists worldwide are working on the project. According to the Crowdfunding page the film is a year in the making. Although months away from completion internal financing are nearing exhaustion.
Jim Cirile and Tanya Klein of Coverage Ink Films are seeking public generosity. Their goal is to “make it to the finish line”. Proceeds will go towards post production. Assets such as sound mixing, scoring and color correction need completion. Extra artists and animators are also sought to maintain the project on its due course.
MALEVOLENT isn’t just a genre movie. It has something to say, and plays with themes of hope vs. hopelessness, redemption, social commentary and above all, finding the power within to fight back, even when the deck is so ridiculously stacked against us. This is a message we feel strongly about.
Excerpt “Malevolent” Crowdfunding page
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Jim Cirile and Tanya Klein of Coverage Ink Films seek forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000). The money will go towards the completion of the film. Ten thousand four hundred twenty dollars ($10,420) in donations have amassed so far. Also note, twenty four days remain until the crowdfunding campaign ends. These figures coincide with the published date of this article. The production team are optimistic the crowdfunding goal is obtainable. With this in mind they’ve set stretch goals.
“Malevolent” offers an original story-driven narrative. The cast of veteran actors offer substance to the intriguing cast of characters. It makes sense to establish stretch goals to further develop the project. Imagine the possibilities! Two hundred seventy-five thousand dollars will bring “Malevolent” to graphic novel and role-playing card mediums.