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A genre-bending sci-fi/fantasy/comedy about a dimension-travelling wizard who teams up with a struggling journalist in the big city.
A genre-bending sci-fi/fantasy/comedy about a dimension-travelling wizard who teams up with a struggling journalist in the big city.
A genre-bending sci-fi/fantasy/comedy about a dimension-travelling wizard who teams up with a struggling journalist in the big city.
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Riftworld Chronicles

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**ALL ADDITIONAL FUNDS WILL GO TOWARDS DEVELOPING OUR RIFTWORLD COMIC + LICENSING MUSIC!!***

THANK YOU SO SO MUCH TO ALL OUR BACKERS, WE ARE ALMOST THERE!!!

**WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO!

Any backer that makes a NEW pledge or INCREASES their existing pledge in the last 24 hours is automatically entered into a raffle for:

1 of 5 original autographed photos of Erin Karpluk & Tahmoh Penikett

Actors Emily & Andy tell you to invest in your happiness! Season 1!

**NEW

IN EARLY 2013 we made a short film called THE PORTAL (if you haven't seen it yet you can watch it at the bottom of this page). Once the film was finished it went on to play a ton of festivals and comic cons and we actually won a few awards too. 

We had such a great experience on the short that we didn't want it to end. The idea of expanding it into a web-series was the obvious next step.

IN MARCH 2014 we applied to the Independent Production Fund (IPF) for funding. As part of the application process we put a teaser online to see if we had an audience. Now our teaser has over 2.5 million views. 

Thanks to the amazing support of our fans, IPF came on board to help fund our web series. We then approached the amazing team at SIENNA FILMS about collaborating with us and without hesitation they said YES! Soon after that we got a call from CBC's Punchline saying they heard about our project and they were eager to get involved. We were on roll and couldn't wait to start shooting. 

IN APRIL 2014 we talked to ERIN KARPLUK (Being Erica) and TAHMOH PENIKETT (Battlestar Galactica & Supernatural) about coming back to star in our web series. They jumped on quicker than we could say Archmage. Our team was coming together. 

IN DECEMBER 2014 we shot 8 episodes, the first season of RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES. We had an amazing cast and crew who put up with shooting outside in December. Everything went better than we ever hoped for. 

We are now in Post-Production and the footage looks amazing. We are so excited to get it out into the world. We are just looking for a little help to make RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES as cool as possible so we can do more seasons and hopefully expand it further into a TV SHOW, a COMIC BOOK and MORE!!! 

______________________**PRESS LOVE**________________________
Made it to Gizmodo!!! 
A huge dimension-jumping love from Kotaku Australia
A thumbs-up on The Crowd Life blog 
A push from The Daily Dot.
We got Whedonesque'd!
Stream Daily mention. 
A sweet write-up on Playback.

RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES has the generous backing of the Independent Production Fund, Sienna Films and the CBC. But you can be a part of it too! We want this to be the most epic, kick-ass web series ever made. Every contribution gets us closer! Every dollar, every pat on the back, every shout-out and share on social media means we're that much closer to our launch. And we can't wait to unveil season one!!!

HOW YOUR PLEDGE WILL HELP

We totally get that not everyone is able to become a financial backer but there are other ways you can help out and participate.

LIKE US, SHARE US and FOLLOW US:

You can reach us and share us through FACEBOOKINSTAGRAMTWITTER, GOOGLE+, & TUMBLR. Come check us out and spread the word. 

 We have some amazing perks including one-of-a-kind coins and the below beautiful poster created by the talented Kailtin Marie

**NEW PERKS**

  • $35 - Digital Download of Season 1 
  • $100 - Limited Edition DVD of Season 1 of Riftworld Chronicles Web Series + The Portal and your choice of a T-shirt, Poster or Calendar 
  • $300 - Limited Edition Figurine of ALAR or our new villain of Riftworld KHALESH 
  • $450 - Collect All the Limited Edition Figurines 
  • $1000 - We will name a Character or Place after you for Season 2 EXTREMELY RARE - TYCHO's COSTUME from The Portal All pledges 

  **Comes in women's size too!!

 Wing Lee has built some of the most impressive costumes in the biggest films in the last decade including RoboCop, Reign, and THE PORTAL!

 A SHOUT OUT FROM TAHMOH & ERIN!!

 Munro Chambers introduces Wes!

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RiftworldChronicles

Follow us on Twitter: @riftworldseries

Follow us on Instagram: @riftworld

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THANK YOU FROM TEAM RIFTWORLD!!!

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    A SPELL HAS BEEN CAST!
    This pledge gets you a shout-out on social media and that feeling deep in the pit of your spleen that says "I LOVE YOU, RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES, GO KICK SOME ASS!"

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    YOU'VE TRAVELLED THROUGH A PORTAL
    Now you can be the FIRST to see Episode 1 in the privacy of your home/car/elevator/office/pub/theme park/you get the point. This means you get to see it before the Queen of England and Brad Pitt.

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    BRUSH UP ON YOUR HISTORY
    You will receive your very own copy of THE PORTAL on DVD. Watch it over and over again in the privacy of your own home. Have friends and family over to watch it with you.

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    BRUSH UP ON YOUR HISTORY IN BLURAY
    You will receive your very own copy of THE PORTAL on BLURAY. Watch it over and over again in the privacy of your own home. Have friends and family over to watch it with you.

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    - A shout-out on social media and that feeling deep in the pit of your spleen that says "I LOVE YOU, RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES, GO KICK SOME ASS!"

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    Pledge CA$ 35 or more About $27

    BE SURE TO MARK THE PASSAGE OF TIME
    Get your very own 2016 RIFTWORLD Calendar with images from the series. Lots of great pictures to entertain you each month as you countdown the days until season two of RIFTWORLD is released.

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    - An advance link to Episode 1
    - A shout-out on social media and that feeling deep in the pit of your spleen that says "I LOVE YOU, RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES, GO KICK SOME ASS!"

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    *NEW* DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF SEASON 1 of the Webseries!

    Get it on your phone, iPad and computer. Anyone who selects the $50 (t-shirt) or $75 (poster) reward will receive the download as well.

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    - An advance link to Episode 1
    - A shout-out on social media and that feeling deep in the pit of your spleen that says "I LOVE YOU, RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES, GO KICK SOME ASS!"

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    IN THIS NEW WORLD YOU'LL NEED NEW CLOTHES
    We'll give you the shirts off our backs - aka limited edition t-shirt for RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES. Think collector's item. Think that one coveted t-shirt that your boyfriend/girlfriend/kitten will want to steal and sleep in. Think of the memories!
    **shipping is additional

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    HAVE YOU SEEN A WIZARD IN THESE PARTS?
    Now you will have a POSTER OF ALAR by artist KAITLIN MARIE. We will send you this amazing piece of art and you can do with it as you please - frame it and kiss it, give it to the one you love, post it on your blog, twitter, facebook, instagram, tumblr - wherever.
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    THE ENTIRE SEASON
    Limited Edition of Season 1 of Riftworld Chronicles + The Portal on DVD
    PLUS your choice of either the T-SHIRT, CALENDAR, or POSTER

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    A Link to episode 1 and a shout-out on social media for being so amazing.

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    YOU'VE FOUND A TREASURE
    Collect all our wares - T-Shirt, Poster, DVD or Blu-Ray (your choice), Calendar, Link to episode 1 and a shout-out on social media for being so amazing.

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    YOU WILL PROBABLY WANT TO WRITE OF YOUR JOURNEY
    Get expert advice from the creator of RIFTWORLD. Got a screenplay you need help with? Writer's block setting in? A web series idea that could use an eyeball? An itch that needs scratching? Why not book a 1 hour one-on-one consultation with award-winning Director, Jonathan Williams. He knows some things!!!

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    - A THANK YOU in the end-credits of the show
    - An advance link to Episode 1
    - A shout-out on social media and that feeling deep in the pit of your spleen that says "I LOVE YOU, RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES, GO KICK SOME ASS!"

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    MAKE YOUR PRESENCE KNOWN
    Here’s your chance to participate in RIFTWORLD. With this perk you will be a featured extra in our next season. If we are unable to shoot a season two of the web series than FIRST LOVE FILMS will make you an extra in their next feature film.
    (Travel to Toronto and hotel accommodations not included.)

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    - An advance link to Episode 1
    - A shout-out on social media and that feeling deep in the pit of your spleen that says "I LOVE YOU, RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES, GO KICK SOME ASS!"

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    YOU WILL ALSO NEED NEW WORLD CURRENCY
    Become the proud and delirious owner of a one-of-a-kind coin, used on the set of RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES, held by the actual hands of Tahmoh Penikett. You will receive one coin as well as a THANK YOU in the end-credits of the show.
    **shipping is additional

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    - A poster of Alar
    - A shout-out on social media and that feeling deep in the pit of your spleen that says "I LOVE YOU, RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES, GO KICK SOME ASS!"

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $236

    MINIATURIZED CREATURES
    Your choice of Limited Edition Figurine of either ALAR and or our soon to be revealed BAD ASS VILLAIN.
    *To be designed by the same team that made the coins*

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    T-Shirt, Poster, DVD of Season 1 + The Portal, Calendar, Link to episode 1 and a shout-out on social media for being so amazing.

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    MINIATURIZED CREATURES - ALL

    Collect all figurines of ALAR and our soon to be revealed BAD ASS VILLAIN

    +T-Shirt, Poster, DVD of Season 1 + The Portal, Calendar, Link to episode 1 and a shout-out on social media for being so amazing.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $393

    AFTER A LONG JOURNEY YOU'VE MADE IT HOME
    Come celebrate with us at a LAUNCH PARTY + VIP SCREENING - and be one of the first to see EPISODE 1.
    (Travel to Toronto and hotel accommodations not included.)

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    - A THANK YOU in the end-credits of the show
    - An advance link to Episode 1
    - A Riftworld exclusive T-Shirt
    - A shout-out on social media and that feeling deep in the pit of your spleen that says "I LOVE YOU, RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES, GO KICK SOME ASS!"

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    Pledge CA$ 750 or more About $589

    JOIN THE HIGH COUNCIL
    Get to watch a rough cut of all 8 episodes and submit your notes for us to take under consideration. Along with the notes we will also award you a FAN CONSULTANT credit in our end credits of the series. You can tell all your friends that you had direct input to making sure this series rocked.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $785

    BECOME REMEMBERED IN HISTORY
    Have a PLACE or CHARACTER named after you in the next season of RIFTWORLD!

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    Pledge CA$ 2,000 or more About $1,571

    TYCHO'S ORIGINAL COSTUME
    Impress everyone at FanCon! The one and only costume of Alar and Kim's son can be yours. Used in The Portal

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    FULFIL THE PROPHECY
    Is it your dream to be a producer or director? Want some on set experience? Now is your chance! Shadow First Love Films' producers on their next film and learn the ins & outs of producing… OR follow director Jonathan Williams around on his next shoot and see how he decides which shot is best and how he likes to work with actors.
    (Travel to Toronto and hotel accommodations not included.)

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