This is a film that takes you back to the ole days of an alternative Victorian-Steampunk era silent film.
Steampunk Queen of the Silent Age - Series
We are creating a mini series of silent films. Our goal is to make the best production we can. This is a true independent pilot.
The producer is the creator and writer of this piece with 20 years of experience in photography and the fine arts. Our actors range from theater, commercial and film. Every person on this project has a collaborative say on what is created as long as we stay true to the concepts with in the script.
Our concept will cross the bridge of the science fiction and the silent film. It is truly a modern mini-series that will bridge the gap of technology, fine-art and pop culture. We will be utilizing the efforts of illustrators, wardrobe design and an original score.
The goal is to make a modern Silent Film as those seen back in the 1900's. We are adhering to the filming styles of silent film. This is a unique cross over of the old and the new in the ways of style and concept
Ever wonder what the world would look like if all our machines ran on steam. Well we have an idea what it would look like but the only problem is we need help.We are planning on creating our own original backdrops, and steam-punk props to create something that has not been seen.
Our goal is to make a modern Silent Film as those seen back in the 1900's. This is a unique cross over of the old and the new in the ways of style and concept. We have a completed silent film script and a full cast, we are ready for production just need completion funds to help us create this piece and then we can move on to a second chapter.
Our actors choose us to be part of this project for the true unique experience to act in a silent film.
Our story takes place in a world left behind of modern technology and a world of Steam is the way of life. The story unfolds with a star cross lover's wedding announcement. But it all goes awry with our mysterious and devious villain. The so called Queen"Victoria Brass" has gone missing. The assistant is abiding to our villains every need. There is laughter, suspense and "Awww, moments" This isn't your Great, Great, Great Grandmother's Silent Film.
Jojo DiPaolo - Victoria Brass
Jennifer Vos - Sally Gold
Chris Joynt - Cage Micajah
Shop Keeper Bob - Darron Dunbar
Wardrobe - Darron Dunbar
Illustrations/Special Effects - Tom Luth
Information - http://www.facebook.com/steampunkqueen
Thank you for your time and we could use all the support we can get.
Please email us with any questions about non-monetary support we do need crew as well. firstname.lastname@example.org
Well it's going to take funds to make multiple episodes. We have a few already written out and ready to go once we're completed with this first pilot. It will cost us insurance, props,equipment and to continue a high level of production some of our cast and crew do require to be paid for their services.
Our goal is to make this into a Television type Series. Something you may find on Syfy or any such channels. Until something like this happens, we will be submitting our pilot to film festivals as well as constructing a webisode type series.
Yes and no. It will be what is called monochromatic. It will have a singular tone to it?
Yes it is. We are using similar techniques to filming this production as they did in the silent film era. Actors will instill a cross between film and stage type acting style. Film direction will be using similar type of shots and cuts as they did in the older days. Only difference is we will be filming in a better quality.
Steampunk is a genre that originated during the 1980s and early 1990s and incorporates elements of science fiction, fantasy, alternative history[disambiguation needed], horror, and speculative fiction. It involves a setting where steam power is widely used—whether in an alternative history such as Victorian era Britain or "Wild West"-era United States, or in a post-apocalyptic time —that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. This technology includes such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the contemporary authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld and China Mieville.
Other examples of steampunk contain alternative history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airships, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace's Analytical Engine.
Steampunk also refers to art, fashion, and design that are informed by the aesthetics of steampunk literature. Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.
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We are working with the Cinematheque on a future event to premier this pilot and we have tickets to their next event in which we are planning on releasing a trailer and even may have some give aways. Some of the cast and crew will be there that night for any Q & A.
Simple, we will give you something in it's place. Example; If you are out of the southern California area or out of state and country we will substitute the tickets with your choice of a digital download and selection of a poster. Contact us with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
No problem. We are willing to work with you to help reward you for your pledge on backing us. Just give Randall an email @ Randall@greatdepthproducitons.com or through here on kickstarter.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 14, 2012.
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Backers will get a two tickets to our associate's Zombie Walk in Long Beach, Ca 2012 to view a special zombie trailer of the Steampunk Queen. Special mention in credits on the website and final piece. And a special edition download of the final pilot once completed. Also, an invite to a chat with cast and producer.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Backers will get a two tickets to our associate's Zombie Walk in Long Beach, Ca 2012 to view a special zombie trailer of the Steampunk Queen. Signed 8x10 photograph and special thanks that stands out in credits as a sponsor and copy of the completed work on dvd, signed by the cast. As well as a choice of limited number of props used in the film. And a walk on role as an extra in a future episode.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012