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A group of Earth's outliers are assembled to save the world. And it might work, if they don't kill each other in the process.
A group of Earth's outliers are assembled to save the world. And it might work, if they don't kill each other in the process.
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 FIRST ON-SET CHARACTER PHOTOS REVEALED!

- Photos by David Kere (@g_lphoto)

EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTION POSTER RELEASED

Announced 09/30/17!  Guyviaud Jopeph (Power, John Wick 2) joins the cast!

 

 

 

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 Episode One:

 

 

 

Steven Schmidt, a Grand Rapids, MI native, started out in this business as an actor, working for Disney Creative ENT and appearing in multiple nat’l tours of broadway shows and regionally. Transitioning into the film/tv world, Steven acted as Supervising Sound Editor for the independent feature, Bridge and Tunnel.

Guy Chachkes hails from the city of Tel Aviv, Israel where he was first introduced to the art of theatre and cinema as a young teen, creating dozens of short films on a VHS camera.

In late 2014 Guy, Steven C. Schmidt & Alaric McCoy founded REELARC, a production company geared towards producing cinematic quality scenes. Since its inception, REELARC has produced over 500 original scenes and has become the leading gold standard in scene creation for the acting community.

In 2016, the REELARC team partnered with Tom Lapke, formerly the head of Backstage University, to create the Actors Launchpad.

Guy is a Founding Member and current CEO of Sixth Legions Media, overseeing both REELARC and ALP.

 

 

 

A.J. Wedding is a graduate of Western Michigan University that began his filmmaking career on the Paramount lot reading scripts for Cruise/Wagner Productions. Soon he got involved in all aspects of production from cinematography to VFX and editing. In 2008 he co-wrote the hit web-series INFAMOUS which spawned interest from major networks to create a series based on the property. He was hired to direct the comedic horror film THE JOKESTERS in 2014, and the television pilot LIVE @ SUNSET MARQUIS last year. His most recent short film, AILERON is currently on the festival circuit, recently winning several awards as well as a nomination for Best Director. A.J. is the Creative Director for Raleigh Enterprises.

This is the third time that A.J. Wedding and Producer Nathan Reid have come together to work on a project.  You can see their first collaboration BELOW where A.J. as a co-director, visual effects supervisor, editor, and well, basically, everything.

PREY: THE LIGHT IN THE DARK

 

 

 With the enemy assembling superheroes for hire with equally devastating powers, it is up to The Outliers to band together everyone they can who is on their side.  With one of the strongest members Katya, being captured, it is up to Doc, Radium, and Wade to figure out how to work together to stand a chance against their opposition.   

Wilder/Radium, a loner, cut off from the world, is dealing with the ramifications of hurting innocent human lives with the extent of his powers.  Harnessing energy from the sun, Radium's concentrated blast became unstable, leading to the death's of innocent civilians. 

Katya, the spirited leader and brains of the group, kills anything she comes into human contact with.  She and Radium have a complicated history making their decision to work together, even more strained. 

Wade can kinetically connect to any metallic object and teleport it as she wishes.  Though her demeanor is kind, and helpful, I wouldn't dare cross her if she all of a sudden decided that a tank should be where your house is.

Doc, a wise mentor of this would-be team, focuses on helping each individual member harness their capabilities.  A designer, and craftsmen, Doc also works on Radium's suit construction. 

Agent Stark, though not a member of The Outlier team, her mission is to assemble these powerful superheroes to defend the Earth against The Orsa; a powerful group that feels that Earth got it's chance; and now it's done.

These are the Outliers.  Can they get along with each other?  That remains to be seen.  Hopefully they can figure it out in time to save the world.  

The entire Outlier cast and production team have some big plans for the series.  This is why we wanted to show you the first half of episode one; to give our backers confidence in our ability to deliver on quality.  For us, now that part of episode one is complete, it's up to our friends, family, fans, basically everyone we know, to make episode one, two, and BEYOND possible. 

Every single person on board knows that if not for the massive favors, and extra hours put in to each episode, that each would run around $10,000 at the very minimum.  The minimal $3,500 ask, (minus Kickstarters 10%, $300 take), is only possible because of the passion behind this project.

Special CAR cameo.  You read that right.  We've already had a $100,000 vehicle donated for Episode 1 for us to use.  Once again, making it possible for us to have that WOW factor.

We are confident however, that with this small amount of money, we can make one hell of an impressive sci-fi/comic web series episode.

But it is our hope that we fund more than just this one episode of a webseries with this campaign. We need at least five-six episodes to tell this amazing story, this first mini-season. Because of that, we've got our sights set on some stretch goals as well.

We thank you for your time.

We thank you for your support.

We thank you for your donations, big or small.

We thank you for posting, sharing, emailing, and spreading the word. Spreading the word helps us immensely, and if you could just do us the small favor of posting about us on Facebook, tweeting about us on twitter, doing a video on Youtube about us, Blogging about us, Contacting your favorite website on our behalf, emailing your friends - whatever you can do - it would mean everything to us.

Above all, we hope to thank you by showing you an incredible product in a few months.

 To help us reach our Stretch Goals we're going to be releasing some amazing items in the rewards sections.  The first, set to be released at the opening of the Kickstarter is (1 of 2) signed cd's by Tony Winner Jessie Mueller from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.  See the $175 reward.  Very limited and very rare.

Jessie Mueller TONY WINNER signed CD
Jessie Mueller TONY WINNER signed CD

The second, and a prized possession indeed.  These 14 inches tall, (1 of 1) designed Contra figures.  These were hand designed by Francis Gray who hit internet fame at the Alien vs Predator chess set.  He sold me the chess set and we became friends ever since.  I then commissioned him to make these figures and in order to help us fund additional episodes, I am parting with these amazing figures.  Everything is original on these figures all the way down to the gun design.  If you're over 30 years old, you played this game.  Now add these figures to your collection.  (Reward at $700)

1 of 1 (14 inch tall) Contra figures
1 of 1 (14 inch tall) Contra figures

 

Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges when making a film. These include unforeseen delays, actor cancellations and rescheduling, weather, location availability, equipment issues etc. However, we have a professional and experienced crew who have faced these challenges before. While we can never predict what the future holds, we are a uniquely skilled team to tackle whatever comes our way. It is our absolute mission to deliver a completed project to the very backers that made this possible.

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    UNLIMITED POWERS with Jodie Bentley

    The career you want is out there. However, your success will always be random and rare until you give yourself a strategy & a plan to achieve it. Jodie Bentley has been educating actors on building a business plan through branding, marketing and sales fundamentals for over 10 years. You will work one on one with Jodie in an intense hour session and focus on the challenges you are facing in your career and how to overcome them - whether it be to finally get that agent/manager you've always wanted, feel solid on your brand, get past your limiting beliefs, create productivity strategies, book more work or master your social media and marketing.

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    > A signed HardCopy photo of Nathan Reid as the Radium Character

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    Donated through my amazing wife Gabrielle Reid, from the original Broadway cast of Beautiful: The Carol King Musical comes (1 of 2) signed cd's; signed by Tony Winner Jessie Mueller.

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    That's Right! See in the Story Section the Superhero Likeness Reward. We have a series of badass superhero artists one of them will draw your likeness into the The Outlier World.

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    LEVEL UP! Hand Carved Contra Figures

    These 1 of 1, custom designed Contra Figures were hand built by elite designer Francis Gray from the UK. Francis rose to internet fame by designing the Alien vs Predator Chess Set. These 14 inch tall figurines are a definite MUST to add to your collection. Do I want to part with these? Nope. But I want to make this series possible.

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