‘Frostbite’ IndieGoGo Campaign


*Update: $68,279 contributed and counting! 

“When we reach $100,000 we’ll unlock another sneak peek of the script. You’ll never guess what you unlock at 1mil! It’s awesome, trust me.” – Official Vampire Academy Movie Twitter

Vampire Academy Producers have come back with an initiative where YOU can help to get Frostbite made! In a campaign on IndieGoGo, the fans can donate money and receive something in return! The goal is to reach 1.5 million by September 5th, and if we all band together and share it with as much people as we can, the Frostbite movie could very well be real!

How IndieGoGo works:

  1. You can pledge however much you wish – the money does not get deducted until the GOAL is reached.
  2. ANYONE can donate, it is open INTERNATIONALLY.
  3. Donate HERE

Pitch Video:

Campaign Perks:

$10 USD — Novice Package
Get the 411 during the production of Frostbite, including early casting announcements and day-to-day life on set. And like Rose, we hate to play by the rules, so don’t be surprised if we sneak you some early behind-the-scene photos or special messages from the cast.
$20 USD — Guardian-in-Training Package
Thirsty for a little more? We’ll send you updates during production AND a PDF of the script on day of release. You’ll be able to quote your favorite characters and scenes before anyone else
$30 USD — Royal Package     
Live like a Royal and be one of the first to see Frostbite with a Digital Download, while you read along with your PDF of the Script AND impress your friends with all the exclusive updates.
$50 USD — School Pride Package 
Show your school pride! Score an exclusive St. Vladimir t-shirt, Digital Download of the film, PDF of the script AND exclusive updates. Choose your design — or better yet –- for an extra $20 get both!
$75 USD — Dhampir Package 
Decorate your bedroom or dorm with an Exclusive FROSTBITE poster, a limited edition that will be created for this campaign. PLUS a Digital Download, St. Vladimir’s t-shirt, PDF of the script and exclusive updates.
$150 USD (limited availability) — Moroi Package
Just how big of a fan are you? Act now if you want to secure one of 250 Limited-Edition Specially Bound SIGNED Scripts with 6 photo prints from the film. It will be the crown jewel of your Frostbite rewards, which includes all of the above.
$200 USD — Behind-The-Scenes Package
If a picture is worth a thousand words… then a Hardcover Behind-The-Scenes Photo Book from FROSTBITE is priceless! This reward includes all of the above, excluding the limited edition signed script with photo prints.
$250 USD — VIP Package     
The film is called Frostbite after all… keep warm this winter in an Exclusive St. Vladimir Hoodie as you cozy up to watch your Digital Downloaded copy of the film. All rewards above are included, excluding the limited edition signed script with photo prints.
$300 USD — Guardian Package
Not everyone can show their loyalty with Molnija marks, but you can show off your own personalized FROSTBITE Director’s Chair Back Cover. Made exclusively for the cast and crew and YOU! All rewards above are included, excluding the limited edition signed script with photo prints. (Personalization limited to X letters and chair not included).
$750 USD (limited availability) — #VAFamily Package  
Have you been a part of the #VAfamily for years now? We believe that YOU deserve a credit in Frostbite. Don’t hesitate; this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be included in the Special Thanks End Credits of the film! Take home all the rewards above, excluding the limited edition signed script with photo prints.
$4,500 USD (limited availability) — St. Vlad’s Package  
Do you have what it takes to be a student at St. Vladimir’s? Prove it with a featured background extra role in Frostbite. Walk the halls of campus, or a ski lodge or a mall… rest assure you will walk someplace! Travel and lodging are not provided, but you will get an authentic set experience, meet the cast and exercise your acting skills. Location is TBD, but we anticipate shooting in Europe or Australia. All rewards included. *Pending Visa and Work Permit Approval
$5,000 USD (limited availability) — Friends Forever Package  
How could you go to St. Vlad’s without your BFF? Same deal as above, but you can bring your best friend with you! Rose and Lissa would approve. Travel and lodging are not provided, but you will get an authentic set experience, meet the cast and exercise your acting skills. Location is TBD, but we anticipate shooting in Europe or Australia. All rewards included. *Pending Visa and Work Permit Approval
$10,000 USD — Queen Bee Package
Repeat after me, “Hi, Adrian.” Two lucky fans will spend the day on set, meet the cast and have a walk on part with lines. Dreams do come true! Travel not included. Location is TBD, but we anticipate shooting in Europe or Austalia. All rewards included. *Pending Visa and Work Permit Approval
As an incentive, OVAM released this sneak peek of the Frostbite Script; Hello Adrian!

Zoey and Danila in Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine

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Zoey Deutch asked Danila everything about his real feelings, crushes and chances of settling down.

Zoey: Vampire Academy just premiered in LA, and Dubrovsky hits theaters in the near future in Russia. Tell me, who is this Dubrovsky, is it some guy? *Laughs* I really don’t know.
Danila: It’s a classic story, I mean, it’s based on Russian classic literature. Vladimir Dubrovsky is the main character of an unfinished book by great Russian poet and writer – Alexander Pushkin. And speaking in school terms, this movie is our arbitrary essay of it. It’s a criminal drama. By the way, I, too, wanted to ask you to explain something for me.

Zoey: Shoot.
Danila: What is the American dream? Does it still exist? And if so, who is living it in USA?

Zoey: Literally, American dream is an equality, democracy and material well-being. I love my country, I’m proud of it, but I’m not sure if american dream still exists. It definitely exists in cinema. And what is cinema for you?
Danila: I think, the most important thing is that it gives us, mortal people, the opportunity to create a real miracle. And for you?

Zoey: It’s a great opportunity to tell a story to strangers, to reach them, affect their lives, lift their spirits – it’s a wonderful gift.
Danila: And if you had a gift, say, to transform into animals. Which one would you become?

*Zoey laughs*
Danila: I’m really interested! You are a girl from a farm. You grew up close to nature, surrounded by animals. You’re almost a Mowgli of LA. So who would you be, if you were born not human?
Zoey: Well, I’m active, mobile, with changeable mood. I’m very stubborn, always know what I want and how to get it.
Danila: Sounds like a cat.

Zoey: On the other hand, I have a kind heart, I’m friendly, loyal and I love tasty food – and these sound like dog qualities. But if we go deeper, I think, I’m not land creature, more marine. Dolphin, for example. I have good imagination, I’m caring and love attention. And of course I’m very loud. *Laughs loudly*
Danila: That’s right. *Laughs*

Zoey: Danila, can you go out of character? Say, you come home after a play or filming – is it difficult to let go of your character?
Danila: You like no one else understand, that theater and cinema are a job and a way of life simultaneously. I try not to mix professional stuff with private stuff. I never go home in character. I don’t want people, who are close to me, to suffer from it. It’s another thing that my work lasts for whole 24 hours, without stopping. You think about your role, repeat lines to yourself, play scenes in your mind, and exist in a continuous inner dialogue. And that’s what I call a way of life. It’s almost uncontrollable.

Zoey: You’re an amazing actor, love you. I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself. *Laughs* Remember that kissing scene, where you had to change your clothes after every take, because my make-up left stains on your shirt? These are nice memories. And how do you handle stress and pressure, which always accompany fame?
Danila: Oh no, Zoey, now we will talk about love only. You started it.

Zoey: Great! Do you remember your first crush?
Danila: My first crush crashed on me in the yard of the building in Moscow, where I spent all my childhood. It was, as I thought then, a stunningly gorgeous girl, and she always walked a gigantic mastiff. She lived on ninth floor, and I’m on the second. That is to say, that my love was literally unreachable. *Laughs* or an alien. Only with a very big dog. I was seven back then, and for this age it’s a very serious and strong feeling. Unanswered. Tragic.

Zoey: And after all these years, what advice could you give to a 7 year old you?
Danila: Back then I just started to flirt with girls, and I knew exactly what I was doing. I wouldn’t advise that guy.

Zoey: Maybe you’d ask HIM to advise you.
Danila: Fortunately, it’s impossible to guess something in love. We make the same mistakes, swear to ourselves, that we won’t do that anymore, and then make them again with a ferocious aspiration. And that’s great.

Zoey: Do you plan to quit dating around and get married?
Danila: Of course I’m thinking about it. Someday it will happen, but not now. And not tomorrow. First, you need to find a person who trusts you, and whom you trust. I gotta admit, I can’t imagine what it is — your own family. But judging by the delights of my friends – it’s an incredible happiness.

Zoey: What is the most amazing thing that happened to you in your life?
Danila: When you make yourself lift your ass from the couch, tear your ear from the phone, close Facebook and Instagram – this amazing feeling literally hits you. Sunsets in Australia, vineyards in Tuscany, paintings in The Musée de l’ Orangerie in Paris, beautiful people in the streets, movies, music, many things.

Zoey: Beauty is in the eyes of the person you love. It comes from the inside. By the way I just remembered how I twisted my leg at the set and how you worried about me. Thank you. And what is pain for you?
Danila: Physical or mental unbearableness. Like someone got inside your body, in your soul, and shits there.

Zoey: I’m familiar with that feeling. And what is love?
Danila: In words of actress Marina Golub “When you suffocate in one’s absence, and in their presence you understand – that they’re your whole world” I couldn’t say it more right myself. And can you describe love in three words?
Zoey: Easy! Respect. Sense of humor. Constant growth.
Danila: Perfect.

Translation: Thanks to @Dhampirlife

[scans via kapsya72]

Popsugar: She’s Cute, Funny and Kicks Butt – We Meet Vampire Academy Star Zoey Deutch


POPSUGAR Australia caught up with the beautiful and witty Zoey when she was in town — we interviewed her just before she went to see a manatee at Sydney Aquarium — to talk about how this vampire movie is different to ones we’ve seen before, why she “understands” Lucy a lot better after visiting Australia, and why having famous parents isn’t the key to a successful acting career.

PS: What is it that sets Vampire Academy apart from what we’ve seen before, or what’s new about the vampire world? 
ZD: I think what sets us apart is that it’s more of a high school movie that a vampire film, in my opinion. It has such an individual sense of humour about itself, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. It pokes fun at itself without being a parody. That’s my favourite part about the film: its tone.

PS: Do you relate to Rose? 
ZD: Yeah, I do. I definitely think I have a lot in common with her, probably more so in the script than in the book. I’ve always been known to use humour as almost a means of survival, as Rose does. I’m very stubborn and strong-willed, passionate, curious. But one of the main things that I admire in Rose that is so far from me is her absolute, incredible loyalty as a friend. I have that with my family and my boyfriend, but not necessarily with all my friends. And I just think that’s so beautiful and admirable, to be that true of a friend.

PS: The relationship Rose has with Lissa is pretty much the whole film. What did you and Lucy do to bond after you were cast as these two best friends? 
ZD: It was very immediate, actually. I’m not particularly someone, as an actress, who likes to form relationships outside of work that reflect those in work, but it just happened. At the audition, I ended up driving her home because she didn’t have a ride, and then when we got the parts, the next day we were baking cookies and I burnt them, as Rose would do. And when we got to London [to shoot], it was pretty natural that our relationship was very similar. I have this innate feeling of needing to protect her, and make sure she’s OK. I tell her she’s confused and angry because she’s actually hungry. And vice-versa — she’s calming for me, and kind, and compassionate, and so not defensive, which is a huge problem of mine. You say one thing to me and I hear a completely different, opposite thing. So we have a very great dynamic. To have done this film and not gotten into one fight is kind of remarkable. We really get on well.

PS: What were the biggest challenges of the shoot? You had a lot of night scenes. 
ZD: The biggest challenge was that! It was exhausting. I don’t look forward to a time where I have to do that again. You feel crazy because your body’s not meant to go to bed when everyone’s waking up, and it’s light outside.

PS: I heard you weren’t familiar with the books before you got the role, and then you read some. Have you read all of them? 
ZD: No. I read a few.

PS: What did you think of them? 
ZD: They’re good! They do what they’re meant to do — they’re entertaining, fun teen books.

PS: And what do you know about their fanbase? 
ZD: Well the fanbase is what makes it what it is. The movie would not be in existence if it weren’t for them. I appreciate their passion, as well as their fervent opinions, as a fellow impassioned person myself [laughs]. Though I’m sure it can get a bit critical, I don’t necessarily mind. It’s their right to say how they feel.

– Read more of the interview below the break –

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