Driving is a visual effects heavy film about the classic story of a girl learning how to drive with her Dad...in outer space.
About our project!
Driving is an ambitious short, sci-fi action/adventure film, shot in stereoscopic 3D, with green screen and CGI effects. The film aims to tell a heartwarming and relatable story in an exciting, sci-fi world. Our film, which is being worked on by a group of young and passionate filmmakers, needs your help to turn this vision into a reality.
Who doesn't remember learning how to drive? In our story, a teenage girl attempts to learn how to drive a spaceship, but with so many rules and an overprotective father, it's no easy task.
Kelly is a typical free-spirited teenage girl who lives with the constant pressure of living up to her dad's impossibly high expectations. Dad is a tough, perfectionist and a stickler for the rules.
The planet Helio is a futuristic, modern metropolis home to millions of people, commerce and shipping transports. Kelly and her family live in the suburban asteroids that surround the planet. Kelly must navigate the chaotic and convoluted traffic of other spaceships on Helio, as well as an unexpected space battle, to earn her driver's license and her dad's trust.
What your money goes towards:
- Location costs (renting a sound stage and green screen can be pricey!)
- Production Design (we need to build a spaceship/car!)
- Actors (even paying our actors the bare minimum still inflates the prices)
- Production Elements (equipment, cameras, feeding the crew, etc.)
The more funds we receive the better we can make our film! More money means better production design, quality music composition, design work and more!
Meet the Filmmakers!
As the Project Creator, Kevin Riach oversees the creation of the entire film. He acts as the co-director, stereoscopic supervisor and will be doing the majority of the digital arts work needed to bring the science fiction world to life. As a Digital Arts, Visual Effects BFA senior at Chapman University he has had experience through his internships and work in visual effects, editing, 3D stereoscopic work and other digital arts work. Kevin aspires to one day be a professional visual effects artist.
Aspiring filmmaker, Andrew Bergamo is a senior at Chapman University currently pursuing his BFA in Film Production as a Directing emphasis student. With multiple short films edited and directed under his belt and internships in the industry working on project development, research and production, Andrew is well equipped to direct Driving.
Jessica Phelps is a senior dual BFA Film Production (Producing) and BA Public Relations and Advertising major with a minor in Art at Chapman University. Growing up in Australia, Indonesia and England due to her family’s work, she was able to experience the world in a unique way that would influence her creative ambitious and decisions. Jessica has experience working as a producer, documentarian, writer, director, production designer and sound editor on various projects and has a wide range of creative interests.
James Parker is a senior BFA Film Production Cinematography and Documentary student at Chapman University originally from San Diego, California. James is the creator of several documentaries of which have had television airings and have been part of the official selection at multiple international festivals. As the cinematographer for the project, James brings a wealth of camera and editing experience.
Jacob, a graduate of Chapman University as a Film Production, Production Design, currently works as a Visual Development Coordinator for Marvel Studios. As production designer Jacob will have to create the spaceship and will assist in the digital aesthetics design, which are vital for our film.
Colin McDonald: our VFX Camera Supervisor
Zach Berg: our UPM
Stephan Koury, Garrett Balliett, Nick Saucedo, Tony Yin, Stephen Levin and Tim Trankle:
Our tireless team of artists, all Digital Arts students at Chapman University.
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Because our film is so visual effects heavy it is going to be a challenge to bring to life an entire science-fiction world. There is always a chance that we can run into digital problems such as things taking longer to model, animate or render into 3D than anticipated. Our project is ambitious but we are confident that with the combined efforts of all of our talented artists and filmmakers that we can do it!
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pledged of $5,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on December 23.
Dec 3, 2012 - Dec 23, 2012 (20 days)
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A high-definition digital download link of the film! This is your personal copy of our film and can be played on any device.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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Personal DVD copy of the film as well as a link to the high definition download. Includes limited edition designed cover art and special behind the scenes footage!Estimated delivery: Jun 2013Ships within the US only
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A Blu-ray copy of the film, and access to high quality images to use as desktop backgrounds. The wallpapers will come from concept art and digital stills. Includes link to high-definition download.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013Ships within the US only
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DVD and Blu-Ray copy of the film autographed by the cast and crew. A special letter of thanks from the crew. Includes link to high-definition download and wallpaper quality images from concept art and digital stills.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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A 24" x 36" poster of Driving, autographed by the entire cast and key crew. Includes all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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Your name as en executive producer featured in the film's credits. A personalized signed photo of the Driving team and a personalized thank-you video. Includes all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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Be a part of the film! Your name will be digitally displayed in one of the films city-scape space scenes! Also includes a one of a kind handmade prop/set piece. Includes all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013