Scourge is an apocalyptic fantasy adventure feature. The depth & detail of the characters, story, and world is unseen in indie film.
Hello to the internets!
We need you to help us realize a dream.
As you can learn from the accompanying video, Scourge is the about-to-be-very-real feature film that takes place over a hundred years after the fall of our civilization. It follows the arrival of a new threat that jeopardizes the already fragile tribal society of mankind's few survivors. The reason the movie is "about-to-be-very-real" is as follows:
- We created a great short from the epic story conceived of a long time ago by Andrew Tomlinson.
- We have an AMAZING art department that knew how to weave an intoxicating and exotic reality despite our lack of budget.
- All of the Executives and Producers we have shown it to have been knocked flat (One quote was "We have seen shorts that cost $200,000 that don't look this good". Our budget was food and fabric.)
Those Execs want to make the movie.
So why do we need you?
There are a few technical hurdles to cross before the project can be green-lit.
Since we are retaining creative and technical control of this project, we are responsible for putting the budget, breakdown, schedule and LLC (business) together to show that we can be trusted with this step up into the big leagues. We can be trusted. We're ready. But we are broke.
The cost of doing those things is out of our reach. A little over $10,000 out of our reach.
That's where you come in.
Rarely can even the most modest donation result in as large of a result.
If you help us, we can have these critical (boring, yes, but critical) items checked off. We can shine. This is what we have been working, training and growing towards for over a decade. Blood, sweat and tears is an understatement! Through it all, professionalism. And now, humility.
Please, if you value indie cinema, if you want to see new talent shine, if you love passion, commitment, drive... and dark epic dramatic fantasy.... please help.
And either way, thanks for reading this far! Please read on a bit more for a word from Andrew, the creator of Scourge!
From Andrew Tomlinson, Creator and Executive Producer of the Scourge project:
Foremost, I want to thank you for giving us the gift of your time and attention, as I am aware that there are many wonderful projects vying for attention on Kick-Starter.
SCOURGE has been a long running creative endeavor that I've been talking about and developing with my friends for about 7 years now. After carefully studying the state of the film industry in Michigan during the winter of 2010, my creative team of Tobias Dawson (Production Designer) and Audrey Lucero (Costume Director) decided that the time was right to try and make a go of it. I quickly asked for and received help from my long time friend and collaborator Jeff Morgan (Director, DP, Editor) and we set to making the proof of concept shoot a reality.
As a story, SCOUGE explores ideas that range from resource depletion, governing models, inalienable rights, the pursuit of power, and the value of the social contract. It's got some kicking undead too.... While we did have an inkling, the journey quickly became remarkable. People were consistently amazed at the quality and quantity of design in the project, and became even more interested when they found out what the project hoped to accomplish. The goal of the SCOURGE proof of concept was always to catapult as many people as possible into the active film industry, and we've earned ourselves a chance at that goal, but we need some help. If you could help us get to the next leg of our journey we would be both incredibly thankful and grateful!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Our immense gratitude .................................................................. ......................................................................... Thank you so much for your interest and support of Scourge! The realization of Scourge has been a long time dream of mine, and our creative team could never have made it happen without your support. Scourge is very much about the ability of a small number of dedicated individuals to greatly influence the world around them, just as you have now so positively influenced ours! - Best, Andrew .................................................................. ......................................................................... I mean, what can I say? The fact that you are supporting us is amazing. Now its up to us ( if we raise all of our goal ) to show you the new face of indie cinema! You have single handedly, with the rest of the internet, helped us over the mountain we have been climbing for so very long. Thank you so much, you won't be sorry. - Cheers, Jeff
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A unique behind the scenes photo - signed by cast members and the creators, and, of course, our immense thanks!
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The awards from above ( signed photo and immense gratitude ) and a hand made, one of a kind, recognizable prop from the movie. It's like you snuck on set and stole something by stuffing it in your pocket! ... but this is legal! These rewards will typically be banners and insignias, mostly on leathers and canvas.
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A signed DVD of the movie.
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Everything above! A signed DVD of the movie, a one-of-a-kind prop, a signed photo, and our immense gratitude. Plus the ultimate bragging rights as we include your name in the special thanks of the credits! That's right, your name in the movie!
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A post-apocolyptic knife or spear, hand made for the movie! Your first step into maximum preparedness. You also get the DVD and our thanks!
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A sword. That's right, a sword! A metal prop from the movie that was either used to slay undead monsters or soft, pathetic humans. It'll be dull to protect the actors and state law, but otherwise real. Talk about a conversation starter! Mount this post-apocolyptic weapon above the mantle and watch their envy grow! You also get your name in the credits, the signed DVD, signed photo, and our eternal thanks.
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An unpainted latex undead mask! Do you ever watch the behind the scenes videos for movies? You know those sweet latex masks that transform actors and stuntmen into ugly, scarred, deformed monsters? Now its your turn! Halloween is taken care of. --- You also get your name in the credits, a signed DVD, a signed photo, and our humble thanks.
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What? How wonderful of you to even consider this! Well, there is only one thing for someone like you! A REAL SUIT OF NORTHMEN BATTLE ARMOR! And the inclusion of your name in the opening credits as an Associate Producer in the credits. And a signed DVD! And a signed photo!! And our THANKS!!! ... The armor will be leather and metal. Its will be epic. And if the world ends tomorrow, you will have that armor item already checked off your list!
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Everything from above. Absolutely everything. And tickets to the premier. You will sit with Andrew and Jeff and be our guests for all the festivities. Feel free to wear your armor, carry your sword, and brag about all of the other things you got from the wonderful donation you have made! Here is the list - tickets and invites to the premier of the movie for you and a guest, your name in the opening credits of the movie as an Associate Producer, a real suit of Northmen Battle Armor, an unpainted latex mask from the movie, a knife or spear, a real (but dull) sword prop, a signed DVD, a smaller unique prop, and a signed photo. And a personal phone call of thanks from Andrew and Jeff so we can thank you profusely.
- (30 days)