The first teaser for John Campopiano and Creepy Kingdom's upcoming short film, GEORGIE, has floated into the world. GEORGIE is an upcoming short horror film based on the character Georgie from Stephen King's IT, featuring the original actor Tony Dakota.
“Near the intersection of Witcham and Jackson, Georgie Denbrough’s young life came to an abrupt and tragic end. His paper boat–assembled from a Derry News newspaper with care by his older brother, Bill–had careened down a sewer drain and into the hands of what, not who, would be his killer. Its maiden voyage into death. But what if Pennywise the Dancing Clown hadn’t killed Georgie after all? What if Georgie had somehow escaped death and managed to live some semblance of a normal life in the not-so-normal town of Derry? What might his world look like? Or that of the Denbrough family? Would this horrific experience color their view of the universe?
Like the themes explored in Stephen King’s IT, what role does grief, memory, and the confronting of our childhood traumas as children play here? GEORGIE is a snapshot of this very scenario–an experiment in fantastical reinventions that proposes an alternative reality in which, maybe, Georgie Denbrough still walks the earth. But even then, maybe, not everything is at it seems.”
On August 10th, 2018 the filmmaker’s launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the cost of producing GEORGIE. They have partnered with Fright Rags & Theater of Creeps to create exclusive backer perks. The campaign can be found HERE.