Connell is looking to raise $37K to finance the production and post-production of the project, and commented:
I want to make horror movies great again and I feel this movie will be the perfect vehicle to achieve that.
Evening of the Evil Eye tells about two thugs who, in attempting to rob a businesswoman, get more than what they bargained for when they seize her Donald Trump fetish doll. The script has been accepted at a dozen film festivals/competitions and it has been nominated ten times for best screenplay, winning eight times.
Connell’s marketing plan for the crowdfunding campaign includes five segments culled from a previous short comedy he made called Raiders of the Hidden Donald Trump Fetish Doll. Each segment will be released both on the Seed&Spark website and on YouTube every five days from the campaign’s launch date. Connell explained:
The idea behind these segments is that malevolent forces want to grab the top perk of my crowdfunding campaign — the actual Donald Trump fetish doll itself — without paying for it. We hope the high rollers within the crowdfunding campaign will claim that perk before it’s stolen from us by either the Russians, North Koreans, Iranians, Clinton fanatics, or members of the Deep State itself.
Connell is no stranger when it comes to creating horror movies. He was the Line Producer for Gilgamesh, the horror/sci-fi independent movie written and directed by maverick Massachusetts filmmaker Richard Chandler. The native New Englander has also worked as an actor for such independent horror movies as Parts Unknown, Insomniac, Provoked, Delusion, and Witch Hunt (2016).
Connell commented further on the crowdfunding campaign:
I’m hoping the horror community will be a big factor in financing Evening of the Evil Eye. This movie takes the kind of real risks that you normally find in independent movies, not the kind of corporate packages cranked out by the major studios. I hope the community willour crowdfunding campaign. Because no money means no movie. I would hate to see that happen because this is one horror movie that needs to be seen.
Connell as a filmmaker is best-known for his previous independent movies such as Beneath the Veneer of a Murder, Stocking Stuffers, and She’s So Cold. He has also worked as a background actor in Hollywood movies such as Black Mass, The Purge: Election Year, and Patriot’s Day.
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