In the 1940s, a detective finds out Tarot deck characters are wreaking havoc on his world, & only he can find and send them back.
NEW UPDATE POSTED 10-14-11 - SEE ABOVE
What is The Tarot Chronicles?
A 1940s based web-series featuring mystery, shoot-outs, femme fatales, corruption, and double crosses. Oh, and MAGIC.
It's 1941 in the bustling city of Arcana. While investigating a break-in at a local antiquities store, John, a former police officer turned detective, gets revealed to him a startling and unbelievable secret: Characters from the world of the Tarot have crossed over into this world and upset the natural order and balance. It then becomes his mission to find them and send them back across the rift before the final card, The World, crosses and destroys all that exists.
Along the way, John will meet both friends and foes alike: Those that want to go back, those that are indifferent, and those that will do anything to make sure John cannot succeed in his task. Using clues, his wits (and his gun), he must find and fight them all to prevent catastrophe.
What we are doing
Our goal is to fund and shoot the first episode of the series (the pilot) in and around Fort Worth/Dallas TX (only a small part of the overall series, each episode equalling roughly 10 minutes). The series takes place mainly in the early 1940s, but includes ties to present day, utilizing a viral marketing campaign known as alternative reality gaming, which involves viewers to become active participants in the unfolding events. This will be accomplished through websites, social media accounts, and even printed promotional items.
We are privileged to have Dustin Ransom composing the music for the series. You can find out more about him at his website.
We have commissioned artist Karen Wang (aka iamacoyfish on DeviantArt) for the Art Nouveau-esque stylized Tarot deck which will be featured in the series!
Where YOU come in
When you take into consideration the locations, sets, costumes, makeup, food for actors, gas, equipment rentals, original music, it starts to add up (quickly). And that's why we need your help! We are putting together an amazing group of talented people, but we can't do it alone. With your donations, we can bring this captivating and engaging series to life. Any amount is accepted, and even the smallest donation receives a token of our appreciation.
Each donation receives a choice of reward (listed to the right) based on the level that is donated, and the rewards increase as the amount increases.
If you can't donate, you can still be a great help to us by spreading the word about our project to friends and family via your networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or however else you talk to people (Actual words could be involved. You never know, it could happen.)
Our minimum goal is to bring in $3000, but anything beyond that is an asset to the epic tale that we want you to be a part in creating.
To anyone who wishes to donate, keep in mind that the money you put in is a pledge that does not get taken from your bank account until the funding period ends.
Please help us make this story into a reality!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,000 goal
seconds to go
Sep 25, 2011 - Oct 25, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
'The Magician' Level - A special thanks on the Tarot Chronicles website!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
Pledge $5 or more
'The High Priestess' Level - (All of the above) AND a downloadable PDF of the script!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $15 or more
'The Empress' Level - (All of the above) AND a copy of the DVD, packed with special features!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $30 or more
'The Emperor' Level - (All of the above) AND an MP3 of the title track, along with a special thanks in the credits!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $50 or more
'The Hierophant' Level - (All of the above) AND First look/ Behind the scenes accessEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $100 or more
'The Lovers' Level - (All of the above) AND a copy of a Tarot card used in the series, signed by the castEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $250 or more
'The Chariot' Level - (All of the above) AND a Skype call w/ director and actor(s) at a designated timeEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $500 or more
'Strength' Level - (All of the above) AND a unique Tarot drawing of a person of your choice in the guise of a Tarot characterEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $1,000 or more
'The Hermit' Level - (All of the above) AND inclusion in the viral marketing campaign for the seriesEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $1,500 or more
'The Wheel of Fortune' Level - (All of the above) AND an Executive Producer CreditEstimated delivery: Dec 2011