A web series about going back in time not to change the past, but to make sure it happens the way it did the first time around.
In most time travel stories, our characters are going back in time to change something. We've come up with a story that asks, what if we had to go back in time to make sure things happened the way they originally did?
Our story takes place at key moments throughout history, where our hero is sent back in time by the Prevention of Incongruous Realities Agency (we're working on it) to stop other 'splitters' from changing the way things happened. Without giving away too much: what if Y2K was a failed terrorist attack?
Ethan, our lead, carries out his missions always with the help of Control. While he's off trying to stop others from altering the past, Control is in the present seeing how a change can butterfly-effect their world in an instant. Morally draining, they've always justified their missions as for the greater good of the future. Yet when things start to feel like a setup on one of their tasks, they begin to question whether or not to let things happen exactly the same way.
WHY ARE WE ON KICKSTARTER?
Our crew has been coming together for a long time. From friends in college to others met from work, we've been developing this idea for almost a year now. We need your help to make it a reality! Our budget is set to just cover our production costs. From props to renting cameras, we've set our goal at the least amount we need to film the first season of Time Splitters (4 episodes).
One of the best parts of sci-fi content today is the communities behind them. We wanted to bring this to Kickstarter and to the internet because we believe there are plenty of people like us out there. People that when they're all caught up on Doctor Who, they look for something new to 'fill the void'. We want to create something to fill our own 'viewing voids' as well as yours.
If you're a fan of sci-fi or intricate stories, you've got a lot to be excited about in Time Splitters. If you're reading this, you've already seen an easter egg.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
We've planned out the budget in great detail. Your contributions go towards camera, lights, and sound equipment rentals. As well props and the means to transport our people and gear to locations. There's no money going to any of our actors or crew, we priced it out just to be able to fulfill our rewards and make the series done as well as it can be.
IF WE DON'T REACH OUR GOAL, THIS WON'T HAPPEN!
All or nothing. Anything you can contribute helps us get closer to making this a reality.
Please help us reach our goal and create something awesome.
From Ally, Caroline, Dustin, George, Hannah, Hayes, Mike, Rich, and Will.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
When doing anything sci-fi, one of the biggest risks is making it believable. We've put a lot of time into the story arc, the characters, the effects, to ensure this meets OUR goals for what a series of this nature should have. We want it to be as epic as we've made it in our minds, and won't be happy with anything less.
The hardest part to even get to this point has been finding the right people. We know scheduling 8 busy people is very difficult. However, we feel more confident in our team every time we meet and have someone devoted to making sure our resources (human & tech ones) are there on time. Essentially, it'll still be a challenge, but we're more than ready for it.
Lastly, we're so excited to use an incredible camera that shoots at a crazy high fps & resolution, the Sony NEX-FS700. The challenge here is learning how to maximize its potential. Yet as sci-fi fans, wouldn't you be disappointed if we didn't end up being tech nerds? Don't worry, we are. We all love playing with cameras and it's not our normal get together if 'framerate' or 'bitrate' doesn't come up casually.
We hope you're curious to see our story on a screen, help us make it come to life : )
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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