WHAT ARE THEY BUILDING IN THERE? is set to be the first film Created and Funded by the KickStarter Community.
WHO IS BUILDING WHAT IN WHERE?
DIRECTORS. WRITERS. PHOTOGRAPHERS.
Inspired by PROJECT GREENLIGHT, 48 HOUR FILM Challenges and hitRECord, this KickStarter Project was created with the goal of collaborating with artists across a multitude of genres and media formats to create a truly unique film. Directors, imagine receiving dialog for a scene then bringing your interpretation of it to life. Writers, imagine writing ANYTHING you want and then seeing how it gets sewn into a bigger story. Photographers, imagine your Portraits setting up the scenes and being used to tie story elements together. The possibilities are truly endless and I can't wait to see what everyone brings to this project.
AN IMPOSSIBLE STORY.
Made possible by Science… Fiction.
Needless to say, without a common thread, this would just be a bunch of separate stories. I do have a story element in mind that will allow me to tie everything together but I don't want to divulge specifics in an effort to avoid influencing our potential writers. I will, however, mention that Time Travel, Alternate Dimensions and the Collective Conscious theory are all ideas that I'm intrigued by and are just a few examples of the how everything can be connected.
Even Passion Projects need a little money.
All of the money that is contributed will go towards Cameras, Microphones, Shipping Fees and Film Festival Submission Fees. As a filmmaker, I would not be able to give up my gear for a solid month which is why the bulk of the funding will go toward new gear. If we reach our $3,000.00 goal, that will allow me to pick up 3 Canon Rebels (my current go to camera) along with 3 audio capture devices and still have a little left over to help cover Festival Fees.
$4,000 - I will cover the shipping costs for all Filmmakers!
$7,000 - Black Magic is in the Air...
I know many Indie Filmmakers are itching to get their hands on the new Black Magic Cinema Camera, which is why I will be glad to add one to the mix if we hit the $6,000 mark.
A Little Something for Everyone.
This is a very unique project so I have done my best to offer a wide variety of Pledge Options. I know it borders on overkill, but I truly love each and every option.
Please note that I will be submitting this film to IMDB. If it gets accepted, everyone who pledges at least $25.00 will be featured on the films IMDB page.
The fine print: I'm not one to censor art, but I'm also not looking for something that is crude or offensive just for the sake of it. I reserve the right to reject any submissions that I deem unusable. Also note that not every single element will make it to the final film. As with all movies, there will unfortunately be some pieces left on the cutting room floor. I will do everything I can to include as much as possible and guarantee that at least a portion of all submission will be used.
We're eyeing the 2013 Film Festivals.
I will spend the bulk of the month fabricating a story with all of the submitted dialog. All of the required gear will be purchased by the end of the month. Finally, a shipping timeline will be created and confirmed for the Directors gear.
*This phase may bleed into the first 3 weeks of January depending on how quickly or slowly I receive the dialog from the Writers.
JANUARY and FEBRUARY:
January 1st. Stickers will be mailed and the Typography poster will be available for download. Directors will receive the dialog for their scenes by January 15th. From the 15th through February, Directors will film their scenes.
First and Second weeks will see me and my team filming the remaining scenes to fill in holes and tie everything together. I will spend the remainder of the month editing the film.
DVD's will be mailed and the film will be submitted to as many festivals as possible.
If the film is accepted by any festival, I will be sure to let everyone know via this KickStarter page and the official dot com.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The Risk/Reward Equation.
All KickStarter Campaigns have some degree of Risk and this one is certainly no different. Unlike other Campaigns though, I will be relying on the KickStarter Community and Backers as much as they are on me and my team.
I will be shipping out equipment to our Backers who select the Filmmaker #2 option and will have to trust that they won't abuse the equipment and will forward it on to the next Filmmaker once they are done with their scene.
All of our backers will be relying on me and my team to take every submission and turn them into a cohesive story.
I am confident that we can make this happen. I truly believe that our Backers will be as excited about this project as I am and will do everything in there power to make this a smooth and fun experience.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on December 3.
Oct 22, 2012 - Dec 3, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
Exclusive Lobby Card featuring Typography based art with all of our Backers names integrated into the design and a WATBIT Sticker delivered right to your door!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $15 or more
Digital Download of the final film.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $20 or more
Custom made, DIY style DVD. Exclusive to KickStarter.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013Ships within the US only
Pledge $25 or more
PHOTOGRAPHERS. Submit your Portraits! They will be used during the Credits and potentially scene transitions. Send as many as you want. All formats accepted (Digital, Analog, Color, B&W, Polaroid etc).Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Video Confessional. Submit a short video telling the world about your biggest fear, regret, hope or dream. Alternatively, you can tell everyone why YOU think we exist.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $25 or more
1 backer Limited (19 of 20 left)
WRITERS #1. Submit a line of dialog that will be included in the script and receive a writing credit in the film.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $50 or more
1 backer Limited (5 of 6 left)
NAME A CHARACTER. There will be five main characters featured in the story. Name one after yourself, a loved one or create something completely fictional.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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0 backers Limited (15 of 15 left)
WRITERS #2. Submit a full paragraph (up to 75 words) that will be included in the script and receive a writing credit in the film.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $50 or more
1 backer Limited (14 of 15 left)
FILMMAKERS. You will be loaned video/audio gear for 3 days, in which time you will film a scene. Dialog will be e-mailed to you at least a week before your scheduled shoot. Once you have filmed your scene, you will be responsible for shipping the video/audio gear to the next filmmaker. You will have another 3 days to edit and submit your completed scene. If you do not have the necessary equipment for editing, you can send the raw files and I will edit for you.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. Feeling extremely generous? Not feeling creative but still want to see your name in the credits? This is your ticket!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $150 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. Not satisfied with picking just one of the above? With this extremely limited Pledge, you can have your pick of any or ALL OF THE ABOVE! You will also receive multiple credits including Executive Producer in the opening and closing credits.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012