Project Revan is the combined efforts of a group of serious and talented young adults, creating the (unofficial) Star Wars independent film based off the book, Star Wars - The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpyshyn.
We have contacted Lucas Arts, and BioWare, for legal consent and permission to use the book's content as our guide for story boarding. Having done so, we have also contacted Drew Karpyshyn, the author of the book, for official rights to carry out the production of this film.
This film is non-profit.
A majority of the members of Project Revan have several years of experience in theater, filming, visual effects and production. Steven Shulgach, and Andrei Shulgach are both involved in the YouTube partnership, creating regular videos on a monthly basis.
Steven Shulgach - A young and passionate film maker of the YouTube community, Steven's talents and three years of experience, reflect in his visual effects work and as a cinematographer. As the director of photography and editor of this film, he finds new ways to challenge himself, supports his passion by pushing the limits to produce quality work to the best of his abilities.
Andrei Shulgach - Young but talented, Andrei is using his past experiences in sound design and in the YouTube partnership program to the big screen. Aside from sound, he contributes to the project as the main graphics design artist and the assistant director to make sure that he is always pushing his creativity's potential. With his extreme dedication, he will not stop until his work reaches a professional quality.
Jonathan Shulgach - To create a motion picture of the size this team is shooting for, the work behind it all goes directly to the producer: Jonathan has spent countless hours preparing for each day in production. He shows his passion and enthusiasm in this film in his work, creating quality costumes, props, and devoting all the time he puts in this project. Jonathan is as professional as a young producer can get.
David Barnett - A young but enthusiastic individual, who, as the founder of this project, sees the potential in his work. David has initialized the project, bringing it up to speed, and motivated the team to get the film where it is now. He reflects his talents in the screenplay and actor support in the film. Without David, this film wouldn't exist.
Behind the Scenes!
Watch our short, behind the scenes videos, sharing our experiences and the process of the production! (New videos posted weekly)
And part 2 is here!
Redeemed Jedi Knight, Revan, has saved the galaxy from the threat of his apprentice, Darth Malak, and has brought peace to the galaxy and to his wife, Bastilla. However, long forgotten memories from his once dark past convict him to search the galaxy for the evil threat that he and Malak ventured out to find once before.
On the Imperial center of Drommund Kaas, Scourge, a Sith Pureblood, has been sent by order of the Emperor himself, where he is admitted into the investigation services for dark council member, Darth Nyriss, due to multiple assasination attempts. Nyriss orders Scourge to investigate the real culprits. After executing dark council member and traitor to the Empire, Darth Xedix, Scourge learns that Darth Nyriss herself is among the rebels. After a visit to the long lost homeworld of the emperor, he understand the true intentions of his raw destructive power and the necessity of stopping him.
Meanwhile, with the help of Revan's droid, T3-M4, and his companion, Canderous Ordo, they venture out on the Ebon Hawk towards the icy planet of Rakeed in search of clues to Revan's past. They find the mask of Mandalore that Revan hid many years ago, which unlocks the hidden memory of a storm covered world where Revan's memory is blocked. Canderous chooses to stay with his people to reunite them under the leadership of the new Mandalore, while Revan and T3-M4 venture out to find clues by visiting the emperor's homeworld where his fate remains unknown, and the crossing paths of these powerful beings will determine the fate of the galaxy....
We have invested financially into this film to get it where it is now (in the middle of production), but to produce a featured fan film this size, it will take a lot more time and effort. As the budget stands, we set our pledge of $20,000 to cover the costs of set construction, technical equipment, props, costumes, and special effects.
Although this is the MINIMUM pledge to cover costs of everything we will need for adequate, smooth production flow, a higher budget will most definitely raise the quality in various aspects of this project and the film.
The Production Plan:
We are using a majority of the Adobe Suite, including but not limited to, After Effect, Premier Pro, and several audio mixing software, to produce top quality work, collaborating with past experiences.
We are raising funds for the ability and confidence to carry out each day throughout the whole production, while maintaining our best quality work.
In short, the more funds we acquire, the more awesome lightsabers, the
hotter the explosions, the higher quality costumes, and more awesome rewards!
Currently, we are on schedule as plans are going through. However, by
the misfortune of the speed of business, we are already in production as we speak, and we need your support!
We plan to complete and release this movie in 2015, around the time when the next, official Star Wars film (Episode VII) is released.
"Feel like you want to contribute, but aren't sure whether the stuff isn't as good as it seems? Now you can see all rewards for what they're worth and not have any doubts as to the quality you receive back. Everything that you see is kickstarter exclusive. Take a look at some of the incredible rewards we're offering:
$50 The Old Republic: Revan kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt
$100 The Old Republic: Revan Movie Poster:
$150 Sith Empire Maurauder Mask:
$200 Darth Revan's Mask:
$300 Your choice of Mark IV or Neo Crusader Mandalorian helmet
We want to make sure that you get blown away by what you're getting back. All of these items are kickstarter exclusive and the masks are made with resin plastic material; hand painted with top quality replica detail from every angle.
Risks and challenges
As many of you know, there are a lot of fan films out there, especially on YouTube, and the expectations of some viewers are set as: "Oh, this is another one of those backyard movies created by youngsters...". This isn't one of your average films. This is high quality movie production, without the crazy extravaganza Hollywood budget, that we are taking on as professionally as possible; hence our next step here on Kickstarter.
There will be loads of work for our crew to carry out the production in the next year. Even with our already talented crew and digital artists, drastic times call for drastic measures; we will take the initiative to hire professionals if needed as the opportunity presents itself. With the amazing backers of Kickstarter (we thank you!), and the talented crew, we WILL produce one wicked Star Wars movie!
Mandalore's mask! This is the crown jewel of every Star Wars mask collection. Custom made, extremely rare, and Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE. Made out of 1/8" thick casting resin plastic (Includes all previous non-limited rewards)
You get the actual T3-M4 model used in the movie! Actual scale model compared to the video game Knights of the Old Republic,made out of polystyrene plastic (Nobody else in the world will have these!))(Includes all previous non-limited rewards)
You are given CO-PRODUCER credit (The Jedi Master!), and receive a scrapbook with the entire story of the movie's production, autographed photos of the actors, early artwork designs, and your choice of 2 limited rewards. (even if they're sold out!) And a BIG thank you! (Includes all previous non-limited rewards)