With a stowaway lab mouse as his only companion, Botanist Francis L. Childs must make it back to Earth before cabin fever gets the better of him.
June 16, 2010 -------> This is just the beginning...
We only have 6 hours on the clock and counting! Please continue to spread the word about our film. The more money we raise, the better our spaceship becomes.
Thank you for helping us achieve our dream.
There is no way we could do this without your help! _____________________________________________________ June 9, 2010 -------> We're not done just yet...
We are so GRATEFUL for the AMAZING amounts of support that our backers have given us!
We still need to raise enough money so that we have a total amount of $5800 here on Kickstarter.
This money will go to feeding our crew members for 10 days straight for 12hrs a day, finishing the paint job on the Callisto IV spacecraft, and building custom props for our film.
We genuinely couldn't do this without you! Thank you! ____________________________________________________ June 7, 2010-----> An update from our Director Zachariah P. Groll
We've reached our minimum goal of $3,500! This means that we are guaranteed that money, and anything we raise from here on out.
I'd like to thank everyone who's donated to us, and made this movie possible. The little goodies (I know they're not much) that we've promised to give in return for your donation are the least we can do to say thank you. You have given us the opportunity to complete a project that we are all very passionate and excited about, and I hope you all understand how much you've helped us in making our dreams come true.
If you can, give us a hand, we'd really appreciate your donation. We're trying to continue fund raising until June 17th. Ideally, we'd like to reach $6,000 by then.
One thing that is really important to me is that I take care of my crew. Upon its completion, about 50 volunteers, students, and passionate filmmakers will have taken part in this film-- and I need to feed all of them! For 10 days straight!
If you cant afford to give, we understand, but you can still help us out by passing the link on to your friends.
Thank you, Zachariah P. Groll (The Writer/Director of Good Luck, and Godspeed) _______________________________________________________________ We are here because Kickstarter has created a place where creative individuals can go to support, inspire, and grow from each other. So we are asking for your support, hoping to inspire greatness, and looking forward to growing together.
In order to shoot Good Luck, and Godspeed at the end of June, your help and support is needed and is hugely appreciated!
Synopsis: With a stowaway lab mouse as his only companion, S.E.S.O. (Space Exploration and Sciences Organization) Botanist Francis L. Childs must make it back to Earth before his supplies run out or cabin fever gets the better of him.
Good Luck, and Godspeed is a short film that has become the collective dream for our whole crew. We have all spent sleepless nights creating an entire world for our main character, Botanist Francis L. Childs, to live in.
We have found that building a 80x10ft spaceship, even though we are being incredibly frugal with our money, is still pretty expensive. We are 30 days away from shooting and we donʼt have enough money to purchase lights for the entire ship and lenses for the camera, flooring for the catwalk and extra wood to finish building the cock pit.
By donating to GOOD LUCK, AND GODSPEED you will not only be investing in your own good karma, but also in the future of this film.
1. We are: Zachariah P. Groll, Writer/Director; Jonathan Ward, Producer; Margaret Ward, Producer; Seth Naugle, Director of Photography; Deni Zaneva, Production Designer; Jake Eaton, Visual Effects; Brandon Lindquist, Editor.
2. So far, the money that has funded Good Luck, and Godspeed has come from fundraisers, and loans that our director has personally taken out.
3. We have spent 5 long and sleepless months planning, re-planing, and finally building a space ship that we will shoot for 9 days at the end of June in sound stages donated to us by Brooks Institute.
4. We are shooting on the RED One camera.
5. We just locked Justin Wade “http://justinwade1.com” as our lead character, Botanist Francis L. Childs, with the help of Dream Big Casting, located in Los Angeles CA.
6. Our team is committed to gaining the positive attention of film festival critics worldwide.
Check out our Directors Blog to see what we have been up to for the past couple months: http://zachgroll.blogspot.com/
Thank you + a Tremendous amount of :)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,500 goal
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May 27, 2010 - Jun 17, 2010
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Building The Callisto IV spacecraft: We believe in Good Karma. Your donation is very much appreciated. +/= One bottle of Coca Cola to lure the addicted Production Designer into painting over night.
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Preparing The Callisto IV spacecraft: The above + One Good Luck, and Godspeed finished DVD, and one post card created out of set photos, signed by the head cast and crew. +/ = Two kino tubes for one day (we need 60 tubes for 7 days to adequately light the spaceship.)
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Ready for lift off: The above + Signed DVD with directors commentary, and Signed Script and Poster. +/= Two pocket knifes from ISS prop house (one real, one fake)
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Piercing through the sky: The above + Personalized e-mails or Skype calls with the Director and Producer's commentary of the films edited behind the scenes Footage, including early tests that we will shoot in the up and coming weeks of production. +/= One days worth of Lunch for the cast and crew
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Good Luck through the Atmosphere: The above + VIP seating at the premiere in Los Angeles CA or Skype session with the Head cast/crew of the film one week before the premiere in Los Angeles. +/= One lens for two days
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Godspeed across the Universe: The above + Executive Producer credit. +/= One actors salary for six days.