Original Czech short horror film about the clash of the human forest guardian and the mythical one - Leshy.

  • Leshy´s scream

  • Leshy / character design - head

  • Leshy / character design - body

  • Leshy / mask design

  • FILM MASK / FX Creator works

  • FILM MASK / FX Creator in action!

  • Leshy / Face sculpture with animatronics

  • Leshy / Face sculpture with animatronics

  • Leshy / Face sculpture with animatronics

  • Leshy / Ears sculpture

  • Leshy / Hair skin

  • Leshy / Animatronic legs

  • Leshy / concept art

  • Leshy / character design - head (color)

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Film, Art

Zahrádky, Liberecký kraj, Česká republika

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Karel is a passionate huntsman. He has been taking good care of the forest and there are many enviable trophies in his collection. In an abandoned part of the woods, lurchers wake up a creature, who can be an equivalent opponent for Karel. This kind of trophy would be the most precious one. In fairy tales this creature is called Leshy, but meeting it is definitely not a fairy tale. While Karel is trying to track Leshy, he is already closer than he had expected. Meanwhile, the mysterious beast and Karel’s daughter Anna form a special kind of bond. Who will become the real ruler of the woods?

“Bed of moss lies where even deep forest pleads

Where even darkneess bleeds, there half beast half men sleeps.

Body solid rock and arms strong like oaken-tree

If you wake him up, the deep forest, you shall be.”

WHY HORROR?

Czech horror film is appropriate for Leshy’s character. It is an object of mockery.  But we know, that Leshy can not be underestimated, nor the czech horror genre.  We want to show that we can also shoot genres other than social dramas and romantic comedies. Leshy will introduce the real character from slavic legends, mythical guardian of the woods from old times when fairy tales didn’t always have a happy ending.

WHY SHORT FILM?

Except for showing the film at main Czech and international festivals, our main intention is to make Leshy one of more stories, which can later be connected to one full length feature film (or a mini series) with other traditional Czech characters in main roles (Banshee, Waterman, White Lady, Devil, Blackman, Melusine).

WHO WE ARE?

Pavel Soukup jr. is well known for his work on many short horror films and spots. His biggest success is an animated short Class of death, which was shown on many Czech and European film festivals. Leshy is his graduation film.

Jakub Kostal is a producer of music videos, spots, short and full length movies. He is a co-organizer of the regular, monthly short-movies screening event iShorts. Jakub became friends with Pavel at a very young age. Actually, Pavel was the first to tell Jakub about Leshy. Since then he hasn’t  been near a forest or park.

Petr Koubek is a student in his last semester of screenwritng at the Czech Film Academy. His screenplay Libverdy was awarded by the RWE foundation. He has cooperated on several TV series and advertisements. In his free time he works as a head of the program iShorts, the monthly screening event and as a reporter of the only TV magazine focused on cinema in the Czech Republic. He comes from a huntsmen family, so, of course,  he is friends with Leshy.

Václav Tlapak studied animation, but soon he found out that working with people is easier and since then he stands behind the camera. Besides full length feature films, he has worked on many shorts and documentaries. Vašek is Leshy’s favourite team member, because he is very careful about the woods, he prefers moves with a camera to stepping on little mushrooms.

FX Creator Studio is the key member of our team. Leaders Vlad Taupesh and Josef Rarach are the only specialized makeup artists, who are capable of creating real looking masks on par with Hollywood. They are passionate collectors of old slavic legends, and Leshy is their personal Mick Jagger (pure love).

WHAT WE NEED?

We have professional equipment, a skilled crew and a finished script. We are missing one important thing - Leshy. We can be food free, we can sell our kidneys, or sell our souls to the Devil. But still we don’t have enough finances to get Leshy’s full body costume done. And we want the best for him, we want him as perfect as our drawings of him. That’s why we decided to try HitHit, and try to find people who want to see Leshy come alive and appear as the scariest European character.

You can take part in this original horror story by helping us prove that it is possible to shoot a good genre movie in the Czech Republic.

MONEY WE ARE ABLE TO SAVE WILL BE USED FOR VERY CHALLENGING POSTPRODUCTION.

Thanks a lot for your contribution. We hope you will like the treats, please like our Facebook profile and get excited for the movie (as much as we are:))

* postage is not a part of the reward, thanks for understanding :)

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Mar 24, 2015 FX CREATOR: Simple torn face tutorial

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  • 18

    THANK YOU FROM A VERY TOUCHED TEAM

    We will thank you (it may include some tears) in a status on our official Facebook page.

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 3.90
    (CZK 100)
  • 31

    ONLINE PREMIERE

    You can be among the first to see the movie. You will get time limited access to an online stream of the movie.

    + THANK YOU FROM THE TEAM

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 7.80
    (CZK 200)
  • 4

    LESHY´S HEAD

    Little 3D printing.

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    EUR 11.69
    (CZK 300)
  • 12

    BADGES AND STICKERS

    Set of badges and stickers with different themes from the film. It's a must have!

    + THANK YOU FROM THE TEAM

    + ONLINE PREMIERE

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 13.64
    (CZK 350)
  • Sold out!!

    T-SHIRT

    Men's or women's limited t-shirt with theme from the film. Three colours (black, white, green) and three themes available.

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    + ONLINE PREMIERE

    + BADGES AND STICKERS

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 23.39
    (CZK 600)
  • 9 from 10

    PEZ DISPENSER LIMITED EDITION (CANDY INCLUDED)

    For collectors only! Limited offer of the Leshy pocket PEZ candy dispenser. A must-have for anyone who grew up in the 90s. Just imagine how cool you would be with a Leshy one back then. Don’t get me start on how cool you will be now…

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    + ONLINE PREMIERE

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    EUR 23.39
    (CZK 600)
  • 21 from 24

    T-SHIRTS ARE BACK

    The t-shirts disappeared in a blink of an eye, so we’re here with the NEW collection. This time it’s a little bit more expensive, because you now… Supply and demand...and who hesitates is lost. Or...well...he does not have our Leshy t-shirt.

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    + ONLINE PREMIERE

    + BADGES AND STICKERS

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 29.23
    (CZK 750)
  • 3

    LESHY POSTER

    Official film poster - A1 size. And if you want, the main members of crew and cast can sign it for you.

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    + ONLINE PREMIERE

    + BADGES AND STICKERS

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    EUR 31.18
    (CZK 800)
  • 3

    SPECIAL SET FOR THE REAL HORROR FANS

    Do you want to stop those horror film haters on czech online boards? Join us and do somethig about it. Czech horror film needs you!

    You will get special videomessage from the team, we can post in on your Facebook wall or to your email.

    + ONLINE PREMIERE

    + INVITATION TO SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE FILM (+1) AND ONE DRINK ON US

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 42.88
    (CZK 1,100)
  • 28 from 30

    GRAPHIC SHEET / MIDDLE SIZE

    Limited edition. Hand printed graphic sheet with picture of Leshy on it (intaglio print, paper size A3, picture size A4). You can choose from three different pictures, every picture has a 10 piece limit. Ideal as a birthday or Christmas gift.

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    + ONLINE PREMIERE

    + BADGES AND STICKERS

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 58.47
    (CZK 1,500)
  • 10 from 10

    FLASK ON SALE

    The booze canteen with a discount! For this kind of money you can’t do any better! Limited luxury edition engraved with the Leshy motives and as a bonus it's filled with Leshy’s favorite drink.

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    + ONLINE PREMIERE

    + BADGES AND STICKERS

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    EUR 72.11
    (CZK 1,850)
  • 2

    EVERLASTING MEMORY FOR THE BEST FRIENDS OF THE MOVIE

    In addition to huge appreciation you will get a personal thank you, friendly hug and credits in the closing sequence of the film.

    + ONLINE PREMIERE

    + NAME IN CREDITS

    + VIDEOMESSAGE

    + INVITATION FOR THE PREMIERE (+1)

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 81.86
    (CZK 2,100)
  • 10 from 10

    FLASK

    Rustles flask with special engraving for real Leshy fans. The flask is filled with Leshy’s favourite drink.

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    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 103.29
    (CZK 2,650)
  • 15 from 15

    THE FILM MASK ON SALE

    Because we really want this amazing experience for you, we talked FX Creator guys into a discount. During one day in the professional FX studio you’ll be able to peek behind the curtain of many horror movies and try all of the magic on your own skin. Taste what it's like to be naughty in Leshy’s forest.

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    EUR 113.04
    (CZK 2,900)
  • 15 from 15

    FILM MASK

    Exciting day with professional makeup artists Vlad Taupesh and Josef Rarach. They will show you their work process and at the end of the session you might end up with a “little” scar. Hurry up, limited number of participants.

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    EUR 155.92
    (CZK 4,000)
  • 5

    FILM PACK “HUNTSMAN”

    This pack includes:

    + ONLINE PREMIERE

    + VIDEOMESSAGE

    + POSTCARD FROM SET

    + BADGES AND STICKERS

    + DVD LESHY

    + T-SHIRT

    + FILM POSTER

    + INVITATION FOR THE PREMIERE (+1)

    + YOUR NAME IN CREDITS

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    EUR 194.89
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 1

    OFFICIAL PARTNER

    As an official partner of the film you will get:

    + logo / name in film credits

    + logo / name on all promo materials and FB page

    + you will get on the podium together with the film crew

    + FILM PACK “HUNTSMAN”

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    EUR 779.58
    (CZK 20,000)