Ancient Greece meets Science Fiction Epic.
About This Project:
For the fourth year in a row, the students and faculty at East Hollywood High School are making a feature film. This time around, we're taking on that Titan of Western literature, Homer's The Odyssey.
And just for an added challenge, we are transposing the story into the far future with space ships, pulse rifles, robots, and far away planets. It's going to be sooo sweet.
We have already started production, but our meager funds have run out and we need your help to finish the job. Why does making movies have to be so expensive?! We're doing all we can to keep costs low, but with so many locations and props and costumes and sets, it all adds up.
As everyone knows, public schools are allocated less and less money each year for arts education. Our film program provides not only intense art and media experience, but also training for real-world jobs in an authentic work situation. Your donations will enhance both of these goals by allowing us to upgrade equipment to professional levels, transport more students to exotic filming locations (i.e., Goblin Valley, Utah), build original sets, and create working robots, guns, and spaceships. Okay, so they won't actually work, but they'll look like they do. The school pays the teachers' salaries, so 100% of every dollar donated goes directly toward the completion of this film and will greatly enhance the students' experience. Our primary cast and crew will leave our production primed and ready to get to work on a variety of creative endeavors, and to shine as the best-prepared working artists in their college programs.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 16, 2012.
Apr 23, 2012 - May 16, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
POSTCARD: with a thank you note hand written by one of the students involved. Some of them have never written or mailed a letter before! This will be one more unique learning experience for them. This postcard can be redeemed for one free admission to the world premiere of The Odyssey at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $15 or more
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: 1080p full HD digital download of The Odyssey.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $25 or more
DVD: the finished film, complete with special features: Behind the Scenes of the making of the Odyssey, and cast and crew Audio Commentary.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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T-SHIRT: Odyssey shirt designed by one of the students.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + T-SHIRT + POSTCARDEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $50 or more
DVD + T-SHIRT + POSTCARDEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $100 or more
DVD + T-SHIRT + POSTCARD + LIMITED EDITION 12x18 POSTER autographed by cast and crew.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $250 or more
CLUB POSEIDON: all of the above, plus your name in a "Club Poseidon" section in the credits of the movie, and also on the film's website.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $500 or more
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CLUB POSEIDON + CUSTOM WEAPON: All the Club Poseidon rewards, plus you get to keep one of the prop weapons used in the film. First come, first pick.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $750 or more
CLUB ATHENA: Dvd, Poster, Postcard, T-shirt, plus your name in the credits as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. Also a one of a kind hand-drawn postcard by our own Zach Johnson with a unique character from the Odyssey.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
CLUB ATHENA + CUSTOM WEAPON + BATTLE ARMOR. We'll make you a suit of your very own Battle Armor with accompanying weapon of your choice. Does the armor include a Gas Mask? You bet it does.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
CLUB CYCLOPS: All the rewards of Club Athena, plus the following: Your name in the credits as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, a limited edition Cyclops T-shirt, and four tickets to the world premiere of the film at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
CLUB CYCLOPS + FEATURED EXTRA: You (or someone else you know) will join us for the day of filming the opening battle scene (As long as you can get yourself to SLC, UT). Do you want to take out some Trojan warriors? Or do you want to die a brutal death at the hands of Poseidon? Either way, it'll be totally rockin'.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $3,000 or more
CLUB CYCLOPS + DINNER: Join members of the cast and crew for dinner at any Salt Lake City area restaurant of your choice.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
CLUB ITHACA: All the rewards of Club Cyclops, plus the following: DVD Box Set of all four of our feature films (The Odyssey, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, and Macbeth), a limited edition Club Ithaca T-shirt, a 27x40 autographed poster, and your name or company logo at the beginning of the film as a TITLE SPONSOR. Plus, not only will you you get the four tickets to the premiere, but you and your group can join us in the limo for the red carpet event, and also the party after the screening.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
CLUB ITHACA + PRIVATE SCREENING: All the club Ithaca awards, plus select members of the cast and crew will travel to your home or workplace (anywhere in the U.S.) for your own private pre-release screening of the film and Q&A session.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012