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A derelict spacecraft docks with a remote space station. An investigation into the deaths on board leads to a terrifying revelation. Read more

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A derelict spacecraft docks with a remote space station. An investigation into the deaths on board leads to a terrifying revelation.

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CHECK OUT OUR NEW OFFICIAL TEASER FOR AIRLOCK BELOW!!

Airlock is a FREE HD 3 part series from Distracted Media, the award-winning creators of The Tunnel and Event Zero.

Concept Art By Gee Hale
Concept Art By Gee Hale
Concept Art By Gee Hale
Concept Art By Gee Hale

When a derelict ship docks with an isolated space station, Security Officer Jonah Wright is tasked with the investigation. He finds the crew murdered, and the ship's cargo - a destitute group of Sector Nine asylum seekers - hiding a deadly secret that threatens humanity itself.

So that's the official scripty story stuff. But after having made a movie and a series already, why are we here on Kickstarter?

Crowdfunding and making The Tunnel with our audience and then sharing it with the world was one of the best experiences we've had in our careers. It was a great feeling knowing that we were on set because the audience put us there.

We relish the feedback. We believe that the audience is king. The audience should be able to make decisions about what they want to watch. That's a scary place for us to put ourselves as filmmakers, but we want to know that you're backing us on this, and that you think our stories are worth telling.

That's why we're not chasing big network money for AIRLOCK. It gives us a level of creative freedom that lets us deliver the show you want to see the way we've told you we want to make it. It also lets us make our own decisions in distribution, too. The WHOLE WORLD will get to see this for FREE because of your Kickstarter pledge. Don't believe that? There are 12 million people around the world who watched The Tunnel for free that will vouch for it. 

The biggest challenge we face with Airlock is the scope and scale of what we're trying to achieve. The show has lots of CG, and ideally lots of big sets that are going to make the world really feel fleshed out, real, and like something that spans galaxies. That's why we need your help to raise as much as we possibly can with this campaign. When we think of our favourite sci-fi shows, we think of shows like Battlestar Galactica and Firefly. Typically, these shows cost over $1 million per episode, so we really need your support. Our bare minimum target is $100,000, but every single dollar above that will also go straight into the show, giving us more days on set with our amazing crew, more flexibility in being able to cast great actors, and more time in post-production to get our visual effects right, and in the end give you guys a better show. Here are the places your Kickstarter pledge will be going:

  • Bigger name cast
  • Slicker production design
  • Bigger set builds
  • More epic visual effects shots
  • A better original score

Check out the rewards below, and help us turn AIRLOCK into something really HUGE!

 We have some incredibly talented people already working on AIRLOCK. The amazing Gee Hale is spoiling us with his stunning concept illustrations...

Alien Concept Art by Gee Hale Illustration
Alien Concept Art by Gee Hale Illustration

 ...and our award-winning VFX wizard David Sander of Surfaces Rendered is also breaking out some amazing concept art and spaceship and space station designs.

'Airlock Corridor' Concept Art by David Sander
'Airlock Corridor' Concept Art by David Sander
Space Station Concept Art by David Sander
Space Station Concept Art by David Sander
Space Station Concept Art by David Sander
Space Station Concept Art by David Sander
Spacecraft Design by David Sander
Spacecraft Design by David Sander

Help us make this project the best it can be. Choose how far you want to back us, and how much you want to be a part of AIRLOCK!

  • 5 Unique Digital Frames from Airlock
  • Your name in the Backer Hall of Fame
  • Exclusive Backer Poster Download
  • Backer Exclusive Updates
  • Choose The Main Poster for The Series
  • DRM-Free copy of the Airlock Soundtrack 
  • Annotated PDF Script with Director's Notes 
  • Behind The Scenes eBook

-- AS WELL AS

  • 25 Unique Digital Frames from Airlock 
  • Your name in the Backer Hall of Fame 
  • Exclusive Backer Poster Download
  • Backer Exclusive Updates
  • Choose The Main Poster for The Series
  • Backer Exclusive DVD of the whole series
  • 'Entering The Airlock' Behind The Scenes Documentary
  • Airlock Digital Comic Book by Carlo Ledesma, Gee Hale with cover art by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)

-- AS WELL AS

  • 50 Unique Digital Frames from Airlock 
  • Your name in the Backer Hall of Fame 
  • Exclusive Backer Poster Download 
  • Backer Exclusive Updates
  • Choose The Main Poster for The Series
  • DRM-Free copy of the Airlock Soundtrack 
  • Annotated PDF Script with Director's Notes 
  • Behind The Scenes eBook

GET A DIGITAL CHRISTMAS CARD LISTING THE FOLLOWING GIFTED REWARDS:

  • Backer Exclusive DVD of the whole series 
  • 'Entering The Airlock' Behind The Scenes Documentary 
  • Airlock Digital Comic Book by Carlo Ledesma, Gee Hale with cover art by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)

-- AS WELL AS

  • 50 Unique Digital Frames from Airlock 
  • Your name in the Backer Hall of Fame 
  • Exclusive Backer Poster Download 
  • Backer Exclusive Updates 
  • Choose The Main Poster for The Series 
  • DRM-Free copy of the Airlock Soundtrack 
  • Annotated PDF Script with Director's Notes 
  •  Behind The Scenes eBook
  • Backer Feedback: help us decide on not just posters, but also music, production design etc 
  • Autographed Limited Edition Boxed Set including The Tunnel, Event Zero and Airlock

-- AS WELL AS

  • 100 Unique Digital Frames from Airlock 
  • Your name in the Backer Hall of Fame 
  • Exclusive Backer Poster Download 
  • Backer Exclusive Updates 
  • Choose The Main Poster for The Series
  • DRM-Free copy of the Airlock Soundtrack 
  • Annotated PDF Script with Director's Notes 
  • Behind The Scenes eBook
  • Backer Exclusive DVD of the whole series 
  • 'Entering The Airlock' Behind The Scenes Documentary 
  • Airlock Digital Comic Book by Carlo Ledesma, Gee Hale with cover art by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)
  • A reserved seat at the Sydney Premiere of the WHOLE SERIES, with VIP drinks afterwards
  • Original Ben Templesmith artwork of the Comic Cover (*FIRST BACKER ONLY)
  • Limited Edition Print of Ben Templesmith Comic Cover (*all subsequent backers)
  • Live chat feedback sessions with the filmmakers

-- AS WELL AS

  • 300 Unique Digital Frames from Airlock 
  • Your name in the Backer Hall of Fame 
  • Exclusive Backer Poster Download 
  • Backer Exclusive Updates 
  • Choose The Main Poster for The Series
  • DRM-Free copy of the Airlock Soundtrack 
  • Annotated PDF Script with Director's Notes 
  • Behind The Scenes eBook 
  • Backer Exclusive DVD of the whole series 
  • 'Entering The Airlock' Behind The Scenes Documentary 
  • Airlock Digital Comic Book by Carlo Ledesma, Gee Hale with cover art by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)
  • Backer Feedback: help us decide on posters, music etc  
  • Autographed Limited Edition Boxed Set including The Tunnel, Event Zero and Airlock
  • 2-hour one-on-one consultation session for your project with Julian and Enzo (*in-person for Sydney-based backers, via Skype for the rest of the world)

-- AS WELL AS

  • 1000 Unique Digital Frames from Airlock
  • Your name in the Backer Hall of Fame
  • Exclusive Backer Poster Download
  • Backer Exclusive Updates
  • Choose The Main Poster for The Series
  • DRM-Free copy of the Airlock Soundtrack
  • Annotated PDF Script with Director's Notes
  • Behind The Scenes eBook
  • Backer Exclusive DVD of the whole series
  • 'Entering The Airlock' Behind The Scenes Documentary
  • Airlock Digital Comic Book by Carlo Ledesma, Gee Hale and cover art by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)
  • Backer Feedback: help us decide on posters, music etc 
  • Autographed Limited Edition Boxed Set including The Tunnel, Event Zero and Airlock
  • Live chat feedback sessions with the filmmakers
  • Be in the show (*you'll need to get yourself to Sydney)

-- AS WELL AS

  • 1000 Unique Digital Frames from Airlock
  • Your name in the Backer Hall of Fame
  • Exclusive Backer Poster Download
  • Backer Exclusive Updates
  • Choose The Main Poster for The Series
  • DRM-Free copy of the Airlock Soundtrack
  • Annotated PDF Script with Director's Notes
  • Behind The Scenes eBook
  • Backer Exclusive DVD of the whole series
  • 'Entering The Airlock' Behind The Scenes Documentary
  • Airlock Digital Comic Book by Carlo Ledesma, Gee Hale and cover art by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)
  • Backer Feedback: help us decide on posters, music etc 
  • Autographed Limited Edition Boxed Set including The Tunnel, Event Zero and Airlock
  • Live chat feedback sessions with the filmmakers
  • Get your likeness / name in the show

-- AS WELL AS

  • 1000 Unique Digital Frames from Airlock
  • Your name in the Backer Hall of Fame
  • Exclusive Backer Poster Download
  • Backer Exclusive Updates
  • Choose The Main Poster for The Series
  • DRM-Free copy of the Airlock Soundtrack
  • Annotated PDF Script with Director's Notes
  • Behind The Scenes eBook
  • Backer Exclusive DVD of the whole series
  • 'Entering The Airlock' Behind The Scenes Documentary
  • Airlock Digital Comic Book by Carlo Ledesma, Gee Hale and cover art by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)
  • Backer Feedback: help us decide on posters, music etc 
  • Autographed Limited Edition Boxed Set including The Tunnel, Event Zero and Airlock
  • Live chat feedback sessions with the filmmakers
  • One of the show creators comes to you for an exclusive viewing party - anywhere in the world. 
  • On-screen credit as an Executive Producer of Airlock

-- AS WELL AS

  • 8000 Unique Digital Frames from Airlock

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge we face with Airlock is the scope and scale of what we're trying to achieve. The show has lots of CG, and ideally lots of big sets that are going to make the world really feel fleshed out, real, and like something that spans galaxies. That's why we need your help to raise as much as we possibly can with this campaign. Our bare minimum target is $100,000, but every single dollar above that will also go straight into the show, giving us more days on set with our amazing crew, more flexibility in being able to cast great actors, and more time in post-production to get our visual effects right.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    64 backers

    CIVILIAN DETAIL: None of this 'you only get warm-and-fuzzy thankyous' stuff. Every dollar counts, so you should be getting something for yours. You get 5 UNIQUE DIGITAL FRAMES from the show, YOUR NAME ADDED TO OUR BACKER HALL OF FAME, and an EXCLUSIVE BACKER POSTER Download (It will have your name on it!). You will also be able to help us CHOOSE THE MAIN POSTER DESIGN for the series. You'll get BACKER EXCLUSIVE UPDATES, too, so that you're kept well and truly in the know.

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    Pledge $25 or more

    45 backers

    AIRMAN: Pick up ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS 25 UNIQUE DIGITAL FRAMES (that's a whole second!) and a DRM-FREE COPY OF THE SOUNDTRACK for you to listen to wherever and however you like. You'll also get an ANNOTATED PDF SCRIPT WITH DIRECTOR'S NOTES, and a BEHIND THE SCENES EBOOK which will bring you even deeper into Airlock's production.

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    Pledge $50 or more

    64 backers

    AIRMAN FIRST CLASS: In addition to ALL OF THE ABOVE, receive a BACKER EXCLUSIVE DVD of the whole series including all the extras from production and a full documentary on the process of making Airlock. Get to know more of the expanded Airlock Universe with a ONE-SHOT DIGITAL COMIC written by Director of The Tunnel, Carlo Ledesma, and illustrated by the hugely talented Gee Hale, and featuring an INCREDIBLE COVER by legendary Australian artist BEN TEMPLESMITH (30 Days of Night)!

    Add $5 for shipping within Australia.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $55 or more

    1 backer

    CHRISTMAS GIFT! Having trouble finding a cool and unique Christmas gift for friend or family? PLEDGE TO AIRLOCK IN THEIR NAME! If we reach our target and the campaign is successful, we'll send you out a BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED DIGITAL CARD in time for Christmas that you can print and present to your giftee! The card lists the the brilliant stuff from the AIRMAN FIRST CLASS REWARD TIER that they can be expecting to receive as the production progresses into 2014.

    That's one hell of a gift!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    50 backers

    TEST PILOT: Get ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS when the first episode is almost ready, you'll have a chance to give us feedback on works-in-progress - not just posters, but things like music and production design - GIVE US YOUR THOUGHTS on how we can make it better: what you like, and what you don't like. Add a DELUXE LIMITED EDITION BOX SET of Distracted Media's back catalogue AUTOGRAPHED BY THE CREATORS AND CAST including THE TUNNEL and the NEVER-BEFORE-AVAILABLE DVD of the entire first series of EVENT ZERO and this is one AMAZING reward!! *Add $10 for shipping within Australia.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $300 or more

    7 backers Limited (93 left of 100)

    CO-PILOT: You get EVERYTHING ABOVE PLUS if you can get to Sydney, we'll RESERVE A SEAT in the cinema for you for our invitation-only cinema premiere OF THE WHOLE SERIES! See all three episodes back-to-back on the big screen, and then LET US BUY YOU A DRINK afterwards while you come and mingle with the cast and crew. THE FIRST backer in this tier will receive the ORIGINAL COMIC COVER ART BY BEN TEMPLESMITH (this guy did 30 Days of Night!!). Subsequent backers will receive LIMITED EDITION PRINTS of the artwork. On top of all of that, you will be invited to LIVE CHAT WITH THE FILMMAKERS where you will get to discuss the project and contribute to the creative process of the show. Best idea wins. *Add $20 for shipping within Australia.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    MASTER SARGEANT - CLASS A: Are you a filmmaker? Looking to crowdfund? Get ALL OF TIERS 1 to 5 (minus the original Templesmith artwork) PLUS JULIAN AND ENZO'S UNDIVIDED ATTENTION across your project for 2 hours - ask questions, get advice, story tips or distribution and crowdfunding consultation on how to knock your project out of the park. *Add $10 shipping within Australia

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    6 backers Limited (1 left of 7)

    MASTER SARGEANT - CLASS B: Get ALL OF TIERS 1 to 5 (minus the original Templesmith artwork) PLUS if you can get yourself to our Sydney location, and WE'LL PUT YOU IN THE SHOW. That simple. You can tell all your friends about the day you were a VIP and rubbed shoulders with the stars. *Add $10 shipping within Australia.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)

    MASTER SARGEANT - CLASS C: Get ALL OF TIERS 1 to 5 (minus the original Templesmith artwork) PLUS if you can't get yourself to Sydney, then we'll find a way to put you in the show - WE'LL NAME SOMETHING OR SOMEONE AFTER YOU, or include your likeness in some way so that you still get to share the screen with the stars. *Add $10 shipping within Australia.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $8,000

    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: WE COME TO YOU for an EXCLUSIVE VIEWING PARTY, anywhere in the world. Invite as many people as you like to your living room, your local cinema, or anywhere you like. You'll get to SEE IT BEFORE THE REST OF THE WORLD, and nerd-rage us in person about why the dude's watch in Scene 9 was showing the wrong time.

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