Join the chase through a post-apocalyptic steampunk world in the sci-fi short film Nova Initia.
A word from the Very talented Douglas Sanders from The Little Steampunk Shop, He is making all our amazing rewards and some of our fantastically designed props!
Check out this great slide show of the costume collection so far for The Marshal, The refuge and The Guardian, these costumes are based on the concepts designed by Dale Jordan Johnson-
***UPDATE: PLEASE CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF THE AWESOME NEW REWARDS, ALL HAND MADE BY THE VERY TALENTED DOUGLAS SANDERS OF www.thelittlesteampunkshop.co.uk ***
***UPDATE: ALL DONATIONS ABOVE $250 WILL RECEIVE THE NOVA INITIA USB MEMORY STICK!!***
NOVA INITIA: THE FILM
Nova Initia is a steampunk sci-fi short film by Writer/Director Dale Jordan Johnson, Producers James Morgan and Daniel Lyddon, and Co-Producer Stephen Kraushaar.Life after The Fall: mankind has split into factions trying to make sense of a fractured world. Broken signposts and open doorways lead people from city to desert to ruin and back. Mixed messages in forgotten languages trace the walls of the ancient tunnels.
Through this world runs the Refugee; from where she can't remember, and to what she isn't sure. Pursuing her is the square-jawed Marshal intent on laying down his form of the law. Two things bind them: the Chase, and the contents of the satchel that the Refugee cannot, must not, let go.
Are you tired of seeing the same old 'reboots' and 're-imagingings' of films you didn't like the first time around? Do you want to see original stories with new characters and worlds to explore? Would you like to escape this world through a computer, TV or cinema screen?
We're just like you: we're looking for something more exciting than tired old remakes. We want to discover settings and situations; we want a new movement away from the tried-and-tested to the fresh and exciting.
And so do you.
We're producing the short film Nova Initia to give fans something original to watch. We're going to introduce steampunk design to mainstream audiences. We're going to introduce viewers to a different way of life in a different world. And we're going to do this by crowdfunding part of the production budget.
We're asking for $10,000 to help cover costs such as:
- Location fees: to buy time and space in the world of Nova Initia.
- Production insurance: to keep us safe and secure in the post-apocalyptic wasteland.
- Production design: dressing the distinct settings and manufacturing the steampunk props.
- Wardrobe: creating bespoke outfits that reflect the fallen steampunk
- Catering: just because food is scarce in the world of Nova Initia, it doesn't mean our crew should go hungry!
As you can see the crowdfunding goal is an essential part of the production budget. And because it's so important that you donate we want to give you lots of rewards. There's a list going down the right-hand side with more information about the levels of funding and rewards, but here's a brief list of what you could receive:
- Our eternal thanks!
- Official Nova Initia merchandise
- Screen credits
- Props from the set
- Promotional and onscreen artwork
- Set visits
- Premiere invites
- Hand-made replica artefacts
- Producer credits on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
We want you to give, but we don't want you to stop there, oh no. We want you to tell your friends, and friends of your friends. We want you to share our campaign on Facebook and tweet it on Twitter with the hashtag #novainitia. We want you to embed it in your blogs, share via e-mail and post in all your social network profiles. We don't just want you:
We need you.
You make Nova Initia what it is: a film for fans, funded by fans. We need you to donate, and we need your friends and contacts to donate. Kickstarter has an all-or-nothing policy which means that if we don't meet our $10,000 campaign goal we lose every last cent. We get stuck in limbo between this world and the world of Nova Initia. And you? Your donations don't leave your accounts and your rewards don't leave their shelves. You get stuck with the same old 'remakes' of those films you didn't like first time around.
None of us want that to happen, so we'll keep promoting the campaign, and you'll keep donating. If we're lucky enough to raise more than our $10,000 target then your money will contribute to the film's post production budget, funding matt compositing, sound design and scoring. Better still: the more money we raise beyond the target, the longer the duration of the film...and maybe Nova Initia will appeal to television companies looking for new and interesting adventures.
We make it.
You make it happen..
NOVA INITIA: THE ART
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on January 7, 2012.
Nov 8, 2011 - Jan 7, 2012 (60 days)
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***EVERYONE who donates is also eligible for an exclusive profile badge on www.Nova-Initia.com, the free-to-play online game that inspired the film.*** A SPECIAL THANKS credit on film's website. A selection of EXCLUSIVE backer-only desktop wallpapers.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $10 or more
SPECIAL ACCESS on the film's website to advanced uploads of blogs, on-set photos, making-of videos and film trailers (some of these will be backers-only exclusives until the release of the film).Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Postcards have a special role in the story of Nova Initia, so along with the above rewards you'll also receive an EXCLUSIVE prop postcard signed by the actors and the director. These will only be available through our Kickstarter campaign. You'll also get a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the film (available summer 2012).Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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SIX signed and number high-resolution prints taken on set. An EXCLUSIVE movie poster, designed especially for our Kickstarter campaign and signed by members of the cast and crew.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A DVD copy of the film. A SPECIAL THANKS credit in the film's closing credits. A hand-made metal Nova-Initia pin badge - no two are alike!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above, and we'll upgrade your DVD to a SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY copy of the film with some of the behind-the-scenes footage featured on the website.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $250 or more
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A HAND-MADE replica of the Marshal's Badge as seen in the film. A set of PROP posters and documents from the world of Nova Initia as featured in the film.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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A SPECIAL THANKS credit on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) to compliment your credit at the end of the film. Send us your photograph and you'll be featured in a poster used as on-set dressing. An invite to VISIT THE SET* with a meet-and-greet with the cast. Includes the Marshal badge AND the USB memory stick. *Travel and accommodation not includedEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A HAND-CAST MECHANICAL SPIDER STATUETTE – straight out of the world of Nova Initia your own mechanical spider, custom-painted so that no two are the same. An invite to VISIT THE SET* and the opportunity to have lunch with the cast and crew. Also includes the Marshal bade and USB memory stick. *Travel and accommodation not includedEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
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An invite to VISIT THE SET*, meet-and-greet, and lunch with the cast and crew. TWO INVITES to the film's premiere.* As well as all of the above you'll receive the very same PROMOTIONAL PRESS PACK that is sent out to film and games journalists, festivals and markets. The contents of each pack will differ slightly, making each one truly unique. Includes the USB memory stick and the replica Marshal badge and spider statuette. *Travel and accommodation not includedEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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An ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on the film, on the website and on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). A CONFERENCE CALL with the film's producers to catch up with the goings on on-set or during post-production. TWO INVITES* to the film's premiere. TWO INVITES* to the EXCLUSIVE premiere after party. A costume prop as used in the film. Includes all merchandise as listed above. *travel and accommodation not includedEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Get listed as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the film, the website and on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). TWO INVITES to the film's premiere INCLUDING travel and accommodation. TWO INVITES to the EXCLUSIVE premiere after party PLUS The director's own personal script as used through the whole process from casting to editing, containing notes, alterations and storyboard sketches, giving you further insight into how your film was made. Includes all merchandise and memorabilia listed above!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012