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A short film about a 17th century alchemist who gets caught in a time loop that slowly begins to drain his life force.
A short film about a 17th century alchemist who gets caught in a time loop that slowly begins to drain his life force.
135 backers pledged £4,355 to help bring this project to life.

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**UPDATE 22:05 (GMT) 25th SEPTEMBER 2016**

Crashing through our first stretch goal total in under 12 hours, we are announcing yet another one!

If we can get the total funding above £6000, anyone who has bid a minimum of £15 by the deadline on Friday 30th September will also receive - in addition to any other confirmed perks and the DVD packed with bonus content - a physical copy of The Titan's Eagle official soundtrack!

That's all the tracks used in the film BUT ALSO a podcast track detailing conversations between the director and composer!

 

This will not be available at any other time so it is a Kickstarter Exclusive!

**UPDATE 22:00 (GMT) 24th SEPTEMBER 2016**

Wow! We hit our massive £1000 stretch goal in ONLY 11 HOURS!

Thank you so much everyone!

The campaign is open until 21:00 (GMT) on Friday 30th September 2016 so keep spreading the word of the film as this will be the best way to see the film as soon as possible. We’ll be touring The Titan’s Eagle in festivals all round 2017 so if you know someone who might want to see this film but is on the fence, let them know that this is the best way. Bid £15 or more now and a DVD will be sent to you.

Obviously all the other perks are still open and available too.

GOOD WORK EVERYONE!

**UPDATE 11:12 (GMT) 24th SEPTEMBER 2016**

THE TITAN'S EAGLE IS FULLY FUNDED!

Thanks to the sacrifice and donations of every single individual who's contributed I'm delighted to announce that The Titan's Eagle is officially funded!

We've still got another week for fundraising but to get to this point before the deadline is an immense statement of trust in our film and each individual component putting their hard work into realising this crazy vision.

And yet..

Imagine climbing a mountain. There are people who, following the stress, strain and gruelling punishment of the ascent would be content with the summit. The view alone would make the trek worth it. Then there are those with aspirations to go one step further and launch themselves into the stratosphere.

The latter is us.

Now we're fully funded it's time to do the impossible. There's only one week left but if we generate yet another £1000 EVERY SINGLE BACKER SO FAR  (those who bid before we hit our initial £2500 target) will get a copy of The Titan's Eagle on DVD, flush with behind the scenes bonus content. Anyone who bids £15 or more from this point, will also get this DVD.

So now it's up to you to recruit as many people as possible so everyone can benefit.

There will be an additional incentive for anyone who has or will increase their total bid but I will reveal that on Facebook, Twitter and other media.

BUT! This will only be the case if we get above £3500 total.

So let's work together and push this fund raising campaign as high and as far as possible. You're financially invested, in a way, this is your film, help us make it as exceptional as it can be.

And once again, my deepest thanks for any donation or promotion that has gone into getting us to this stage. We will make this film a glorious success and a lot of credit has to be given to you fine people for that.

- Matthew Stogdon (Cheesemint Productions)

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The Titan's Eagle is the newest short film from Cheesemint Productions, telling the story of Langford, a 17th Century alchemist who gets caught in a time loop that slowly begins to drain his life force.

THE STORY

The best way to think of this movie is an un-comedic Shakespearean version of Groundhog Day. Every time Langford feels like he is making progress, he is sucked back to an earlier point. What's more, as he cannot sleep or rest properly, his body starts to fail him and he quickly realises that if he doesn't solve the mystery of how to revert his chronological flow, he faces a rather grisly and certain death.

Storyboards for the opening scene
Storyboards for the opening scene

THE PROJECT

Set in the early 1600s means that this film is a very daunting and ambitious project. All the costumes, props, locations and hair/makeup design need to have a sense of authenticity, which means a lot of it needs to be created from scratch.

CAST AND CREW

CHRISTOPHER NEAL
CHRISTOPHER NEAL

For this particular film, we are very fortunate to have enlisted the skills of such amazing talents as Tom Martin (director of photography) and Micaa Guttridge (make-up).

Director of Photography - TOM MARTIN
Director of Photography - TOM MARTIN

Not to mention the wonderful acting talents of Christopher Neal, Ben Allen, Moira Hickson, Stuart Ashen and the director Matthew Stogdon.

Stuart Ashen - Ben Allen - Moira Hickson - Matthew Stogdon
Stuart Ashen - Ben Allen - Moira Hickson - Matthew Stogdon

 This film will also be tracked and documented with a behind-the-scenes short entitled Binding Prometheus: Making The Titan's Eagle; wherein the director will personally thank every single backer for their support.

FUTURE REWARDS

We also have  a host of interesting and amazing stretch goals (which will go to anyone who backs a certain amount) providing we get over the asking total. So please help spread the word and push the total as high as we can and you will be greatly rewarded . . .

Please watch the video for a more detailed breakdown or contact me directly if you have any questions about anything regarding this campaign.

**UPDATE 29th AUGUST 2016**

As we've crossed the £1000 mark in the first week alone we thought we'd give you a look at a very rough, unfinished composite of a costume currently in progress. 

Example costume
Example costume

 **UPDATE 12th SEPTEMBER 2016**

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Harriet Waterhouse is joining The Titan's Eagle as costume designer for the principal cast.

Examples of Harriet Waterhouse's work
Examples of Harriet Waterhouse's work

Examples of Harriet Waterhouse's work Examples of Harriet Waterhouse's work This is an extraordinary pleasure for us as Harriet's work has featured in BBC productions and on the stages of Norwich's Maddermarket Theatre and the hallowed boards of the Globe Theatre in London. That's right! Shakespeare's Theatre! Without her, people would be reciting Shakespeare naked.

Harriet's design sketches 1
Harriet's design sketches 1

Harriet's design sketches 1 Harriet's design sketches 1 Her work speaks for itself and we look forward to what she can produce to ensure The Titan's Eagle is a glorious success.

Harriet's design sketches 2
Harriet's design sketches 2

Harriet's design sketches 2 Harriet's design sketches 2 But of course, none of this will be possible unless we meet our target goal. We have done extremely well thus far but still have a way to go. So anything you, our wonderful backers and patrons, can do to spread the word of our little (by little we mean GARGANTUAN) project is not only greatly appreciated, it's vital!

**UPDATE 21st SEPTEMBER 2016**

Stephen Bumfrey of BBC Radio Norfolk
Stephen Bumfrey of BBC Radio Norfolk

Last Wednesday Matthew and Chris were lucky enough to go along to the BBC studios in Norwich and record an interview with BBC Radio Norfolk's Stephen Bumfrey to promote The Titan's Eagle.

It's a great ten minute listen so please follow the link and skip ahead to 3hrs 30mins into his broadcast to hear how they got on!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0469ql6

Risks and challenges

As a multiple award nominated director of seven years I am extremely confident that there will be next to no risks or complications on this short. We always plan out as much as possible to ensure the highest quality film is captured. Every minute detail will be documented and worked over multiple times before a single frame is shot, to guarantee any eventuality can be handled.

Backers can be assured that they are investing in a truly impressive UK made short film that they will be more than proud to have their names attached to.

There is, always, the outside chance that the film could hit heavy delays (as most movies do) but we WILL get this film released and you will be kept up to date with every step of its progress.

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