Hey, Kid? Wanna Be In Pictures?

There are many facets to the motion picture biz, folks.

It’s not just about the action unfolding onscreen or even the director and his team behind the cameras and in the editing bays. Sometimes it takes an army of strangers coming together to achieve a common goal using the greatest resource they have.

Namely, cold hard cash.

Did lose you at the mention of cash? Still here?

Good. Now before you click away and go watch eight hours of cat videos on YouTube, I have good news! For a small contribution – money that might have gone to a single dinner or a NetFlix payment – you can actually help make a film instead of just watching one.

As a bellman I’ve had the pleasure of working with several gifted individuals over the years, some of whom have gone on to bring their visions to life.

And then there’s the two guys who need your help today. These yahoos defy description and they could use our help today. Click on Timothy Moran’s Twitter feed and you’ll meet a cool cat who lives for all things cinematic. (And who has the coolest laugh since they brought the Riddler to life on the Sixties Batman series.)

The Hour of Our Death isn’t just an upbeat title, it refers to short film centered on events in Upper Canada during the early spring of 1812. The Hour of Our Death is a haunting portrait (literally) of life, death and the inevitable change that was brought to North America during the early 1800’s. When two British soldiers on a scouting mission make camp for the night, an unexpected visitor brings tidings of war and visions of a continent on knife’s edge. While remaining a work of fiction, this historically detailed story is an important look at the choices that shaped North America.  

During the ‘War of 1812’ the Niagara Region was home to nearly three years of brutal violence, bloodshed and hatred that changed the landscape of both Canada and America forever. The lives of families on both sides of the border were torn asunder as two emerging nations both sought to claim this land for themselves. The ‘War of 1812’ is now synonymous with present day ghosts and hauntings born from the immeasurable suffering and death which occurred at the hands of the British and American Soldiers. Today, the Niagara Region is filled with more ghost stories and encounters than anywhere else in Canada.


But bringing these tales to life requires funding, folks, and that’s where you come into the equation. You can help regular folks like yourself bring their vision to life without having to jump through hoops for big studios and movie execs who, let’s face it, are virtually impossible to reach anyway.

Click here and help bring The Hour of Our Death to cinematic “life”.

Crowdfunding is the future of film making, kids, so don’t be left behind in the past. You’ll even get some cool perks for your contribution and you can tell your friends – and that jerk Johnson at work – that you’re an indie filmmaker. How cool is that? You may now return to your cat videos.

See you in the lobby, friends…


About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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11 Responses to Hey, Kid? Wanna Be In Pictures?

  1. Rosemary says:

    As a history buff (both hubby and I), and a paranormal investigator, I will be donating. Just waiting until I get home to do it. Thanks for the great piece, hope all goes well for this venture!

  2. Don BroJo says:

    Looks really interesting. Our group did a similar story during a haunted hayride fundraiser a few years ago. I’ll have to check this out a bit deeper. Thanks!

  3. Going to go check it out.

  4. Ned's Blog says:

    Done! I’m a huge movie buff (well, 190 pounds worth) and have already helped crowd-fund two other filmmaking endeavors. This sounds terrific. Plus, I’d like to leave my options open when it comes to places to “visit” people in Canada after Nov. 8…

  5. This sounds fascinating, Hook! You are good peeps.
    Heading over to check it out and Tweet out the message.

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