The Crucible is a film series about a freshman named Joseph Hawk who enrolls in Hero Academy to win the famous Crucible tourney.
Hey guys! I'm Nathan DuConge, and I posted most of what I wanted to talk about in the video, but there were some things I left out. My goal for this project is to get at least $15,000 in 20 days and I believe I can reach this goal with your help! The project needs all the funding it can get to rent places for scenes, the hiring of great actors, purchase epic music needed for the movie, and even the proper equipment needed to make this film (cameras, lighting, boom mikes, props, constumes, etc) as I mentioned in the video. My current lighting system is the use of aluminum foil, my green screen is comprised of a couple pieces of paper, and I have one camcorder. With a new green screen (or more than one) I can create more vivid special effects, and multiple cameras allow me to film certain scenes easily (like action scenes). I want to rent a school/building to make the Hero Academy (main location in the movie) and the Crucible tournament look as amazing and realistic as possible. I want this video to be epic and with this money I can certainly achieve that goal. It has been my lifelong dream to create a blockbuster-style film like the professionals, and I would be torn if I couldn't achieve that goal. If I don't reach this goal, we will have to work on this project for free, with low quality equipment, and it would take us a very long time to finish. :( And not to mention the production quality wouldn't be as great. With the help of you guys, I can achieve that dream. I promise I will not let you guys down because I plan to make a truly, awesome movie.
Joseph Hawk has considered himself an “average kid” his entire life. Hawk wasn't considered an orphan, although he would claim to have felt like one. His father passed away shortly after his birth, leaving him with just his mom and his wretched step-dad. Both “parents” are slightly corrupt and feel no need to satisfy his pleasures. However, there was something different about him that he didn't envision as “different”. He was usually bullied and picked on during school and wasn't socially capable of making friends at his schools and usually was kicked out of his learning environment and made frequent transfers. But Joseph had a special “ability” or power that divided him from the rest of the human race, which was teleportation. He was able to “jump” or teleport to any place he desired as long as he had seen it before. His awkwardness didn't serve him well and even though he knew of this particular power he had, he never used it outside his home. Sometimes he would teleport to a different location when he was angry with his parents. However one day, that all changed. A particular day Hawk went to school; the local bullies had pushed him too far. He couldn't handle his anger and it caused him to use his teleportation to beat the bullies. Not only was he expelled from school, he received a letter in the mail from a special academy called Hero Academy that was known as the “home of heroes”. After he was expelled, his parents wanted to send him to a military academy but Joseph ran away from home. Realizing he had nowhere to go, and all hope seemed lost, a Messenger took him to his new home: Hero Academy. Upon arrival he noticed many different kids with various “powers” such as shooting fire, shapeshifting, etc. Joeseph was just trying to “fit” into the high school after being assigned a roommate who is known as Shadow (happens to have the ability to clone himself). He notices a division of factions (like a usual high school setting) as well as bullies: but a different kind of bully environment. The bullies at Hero Academy are much stronger, faster, and powerful in every way. Despite of that however, he also discovers “The Crucible” (the biggest games event televised in the world of superheroes). The Crucible is a tournament that is comprised of teams (4 people per team maximum) of students enrolled at Hero Academy. It happens once every four years, and every student at Hero Academy must do it to prove their worthiness in the world of heroes. Students must go through a series of training before the tournament begins and even have a division of "classes" (like stealth, medic, etc). The winning team of The Crucible receives recognition, fame, riches, and most importantly: glory. The young and ambitious Joseph Hawk creates his own team, entering the tournament as a group of freshmen on a mission to win The Crucible.
It will be posted as a webseries on Youtube. However, I would also like to have it at some film festivals!
pledged of $15,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 6, 2012.
Jun 11, 2012 - Jul 6, 2012 (25 days)
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Pledgers will recieve a button with the Hero Academy logo! Note: The logo will not be the project's image.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Your desired name (or username) will be submitted in the credits for the film!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A finished copy of the film (DVD) will be given!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Backers will recieve a movie poster of The Crucible autographed by the cast and crew.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A DVD will be given of the entire Crucible series signed and autographed by the cast and crew, as well as a Hero Academy t-shirt!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A phone call* from the director will be awarded and you will be able to discuss film tips, advice, or anything! *International donors (non-US residents) must provide all extensions.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012