A brand new Sci-Fi/Fantasy web series with proceeds benefiting charity. A blending of technology and magic set on earth.
WE DID IT!
THIS PROJECT WILL BE FUNDED!
Thanks to you, we have surpassed our goal of $10,000, and will receive all of the funds which have been pledged on Kickstarter. There are still 30 hours left in this fundraiser, and we promised to make things interesting! Here is our final, celebratory, reward booster:
EVERYONE WHO RAISES THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE NEXT PLEDGE LEVEL BETWEEN NOW AND 8PM TOMORROW NIGHT WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE THE NEXT LEVEL OF REWARDS!
This means that if you are currently pledging $1, and raise your pledge to $10, you will receive the $25 reward! Sound good? WE THOUGHT SO! This is our way of saying "THANK YOU!" for all of the support that you have shown along the way. It will also apply to any NEW pledges which are received between now and the finish line. So, keep spreading the word. This project is FUNDED and WILL BEGIN PRODUCTION this fall. The more we can raise between now and then, the better the final product will be!
Thank you again for your support!
-The Absolution Cast and Crew
FINAL 48 HOUR BONUS 8/24/2011 8:00PM:
Pledge $10 or increase your bid by $10 in the next 48 hours and you will be an EXTRA on Absolution!
*We now have a website for the show. See what's new at Absolutionshow.com .
*Click the Updates tab for Character Bios starting with Update #6.
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About the Series:
In a Galaxy close to our own, a war rages in the shadows between groups of technological mages; the Order, honor bound to protect all life and maintain the balance of the galaxy, and the Apostates, determined to use magic for their own gains and purposes. When two Mages from the Order of Magi are dispatched to capture a rogue Sorceress, not everything goes according to plan.
Now, Pandora's Box has been opened, and the power that has been unleashed on the Earth cannot be stopped. Another battle is about to begin, but with humanity caught in the crossfire. Can the human race hope to stand against the very forces of the universe?
We all know that the Internet will be the next evolution in storytelling, and in a sense it is already becoming something more. With the advent of Youtube.Com, the ease in which videos can be shared on Facebook.com, other sites like Atom.com and the availability of monthly licensing for products such as Adobe Production Essentials, we find ourselves in a world of film not unlike the Hollywood of old, where any dream could be realized. Those who have the desire, the drive, and the talent can now publish meaningful work outside the view of those who have not yet realized what a powerful medium we have available to us. The old ways of generating revenue don’t apply to the new forms, and since the Hollywood Studios are not trying to find solutions, it’s up to us to create that new business model so that we can start producing the content we all want to enjoy.
Today the world of Hollywood Film and Television is less about producing new and innovative works and more about generating profits. We have consistently seen new works with great potential canceled after one or two seasons simply because the studios saw little reason to spend money on a project that would not generate the viewer base they needed to increase their margins. Th is evident with shows like Firefly, Dollhouse, Stargate: Universe, FlashForward, and Dark Angel. Many times this results in the fans fighting back, as was the case with Family Guy and Futurama, two shows that were canceled because of "waning interest" and reintroduced only a season later. In the case of Firefly, the studio satiated the fans by funding the major motion picture, Serenity.
Today's market is a place where we will never again see the likes of Sliders, Farscape, Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation (which was the last Star Trek series to complete its run on a network channel), Quantum Leap, Hercules, SeaQuest, Buffy, and Babylon Five.
However, their greed for numbers has given us a chance to succeed in the genre that didn't exist even a few years ago. Two or three million viewers on a network television show is nothing. On Youtube, it's everything! Three Lefts Productions created Absolution with the goal of producing a new and innovative science fiction series in the scope of successful shows that have come before. We are dedicated to producing quality entertainment that we ourselves would like to see. Absolution marks the first production of what we hope will be a long, and successful, creative venture.
We plan to begin shooting this fall. Weekly episodes and behind the scenes footage will be featured on our Youtube page. We hope to raise at least $10,000, which will cover the initial costs for a pilot episode. Any amount above our minimal goal will go toward the estimated cost to continue production of the first full season of episodes.
What this Includes:
$10,000 is the minimum we need to start. The South Florida area is a great place to produce a series. Series such as Dexter, Burn Notice, and Magic City have taken advantage of the multitude of assets. It's a great place to work. We have gorgeous locations at our disposal. We have assembled a talented team of actors and artists who are passionate about our work! But, it can be quite costly to produce a series. Your contribution will go a long ways towards covering those costs and ensuring that this piece gets made! Here are some of the anticipated overhead costs that will be covered by our $10,000 goal:
-Green Screen Studio Rental
-Materials for Set and Prop Construction
-Materials for Costume Construction
-After Effects Plug-ins for Creating CGI Special Effects
Where YOU Come In:
We have an entire 21 episode season planned out. We want to create this product because we know you will be a fan! The pilot episode is the first step. If we can prove that this kind of quality storytelling can be done consistently, and for far less expense than a standard television series, we believe Absolution stands a great chance to continue on for a whole season.
Your donations will allow us to film the three part pilot episode of Absolution and get the series off the ground. Wee have put our hearts and souls into this project. We want to prove that the time is finally right for this form of entertainment.
Thus far everything we have created has been out of pocket. We are schoolteachers, community leaders, and volunteers. We have reached an impasse in generating the money needed to get this series into production. We have assembled some of the best talent in South Florida, and we are ready to bring this project to fruition, but we still need YOU: the present and future fans to help us make this a reality.
Your generosity will not go unrewarded. We've put together some awesome rewards, so be sure to check them out! We want to make you a part of our team.
ABSOLUTION IS A PRODUCT OF THREE LEFTS PRODUCTIONS, INC, A REGISTERED 501C3. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jun 26, 2011 - Aug 25, 2011 (60 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Apprentice - Access behind the scenes blog posts and updates in our Absolution Blog + Receive the eternal gratitude of our cast and crew.
Pledge $10 or more
Adept - Receive the previous + a personalized thank you Poster signed by the cast and crew of the show + A thank you on our website and Facebook page.
Pledge $25 or more
Druid - the previous + a personal thank you from the cast member of your choice and recognition in the credits of the show at the "Druid" level.
Pledge $40 or more
Rebel - All of the previous + a copy of the special edition DVD of the three part pilot episode including behind the scenes footage + recognition in the shows credits at the "Rebel" level.
Pledge $50 or more
Maleficarum - Receive access to the Absolution blog + a signed poster + recognition on the website and Facebook page + a copy of the special edition DVD signed by the series creators + recognition in the shows credits at the "Maleficarum" level.
Pledge $75 or more
Elemental - All of the previous items + a copy of the Season One DVD upon completion.
Pledge $100 or more
Alchemist - All the previous items + a video thank you from the series creators + a character named after you in one of the series episodes + recognition in the shows credits at the "Alchemist" level.
Pledge $250 or more
Associate Producer - Receive two special edition DVDs signed by the series creators + previous rewards (Recognition, video thank you, Poster, Blog Access) + A 100% Cotton "Production Crew" T-Shirt + Recognition in the credits as an Associate Producer + A walk on role if you live in or can travel to the South Florida Area.
Pledge $500 or more
Technomage - Receive the above rewards (DVDs, Video Thank you, Poster, Blog Access, T-Shirt, Walk on Role) + a replica of one of the shows swords signed by the cast member of your choice + tickets for you and a guest to the Pre-Screening Party in Fort Lauderdale, FL (transportation/lodging not included) + recognition in the credits as an Executive Producer.
Pledge $1,000 or more
Sorcerer - Receive the above rewards (DVDs, Poster, Blog Access, T-Shirt, Walk on Role, signed sword, pre-screening tickets) + Executive Producer credit in the title sequence + A copy of the working script including shooting notes, prep planing, choreography and storyboards.
Pledge $1,500 or more
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Elemental - *Name a character!* You get to name one of the characters that plays an underling role throughout the whole story arc of the first season. + Receive all of the above rewards (DVDs, Poster, Blog Access, T-Shirt, Walk on Role, signed sword, pre-screening tickets) + Executive Producer credit in the title sequence.
Pledge $2,000 or more
Executive - Receive the previous rewards (DVDs, Poster, Blog Access, T-Shirt, Walk on Role, signed sword, pre-screening tickets with lodging included, copy of the working script, and Executive Producer Credit) + individual signed 8 x 10 photos of each main character.
Pledge $5,000 or more
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VIP - Visit the Set, Meet the Cast and Crew, Take part in filming an episode including an actual role in one of the episodes with dialogue and an action sequence using full props and costumes. Lodging Included with the possibility of travel depending on your point of origin. + receive all of the above rewards + DVD's for all future Seasons of Absolution in Blu-Ray Format.
Pledge $10,000 or more
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Producer - At this level of sponsorship the individual will be listed as a Producer in the Series Opening Sequence. All rewards from the $5000 category are included here including round-trip Travel and Lodging for the Series Premier and for the episode you become a part of. In addition you will be able to keep the props and costumes your character uses in the scenes you're in. You will also receive DVD's not only of this series, but any Series produced by Three Lefts Productions.