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Delve is a short film that blends Sci-fi and Fantasy. Our story follows a powerful mage on the beginning of his journey to redemption.

200 years after a technological renaissance where science and magic began to be fused, a new war changed the world. Jarreth, an old mage, embarks on a mission of redemption and sacrifice as he ventures towards an enemy stronghold at the base of a mountain. Hidden within the mountain years ago by Jarreth is an old nemesis that he must get to before it is discovered by the enemy. As he and his partner Tess are shot down approaching the mountain, he must decide what lengths he will go to in order to complete his mission.

Writers and Directors: Jesse Boots and Thomas Lynn 

Producer: Vicki de Mey 

Assistant Director: Mike Chance 

Director of Photography: Jason Beckwith 

VFX Supervisor: Deb Santosa

Camera: Ed Ng

Steady-Cam: Ben Casias

Costume Designer: Jennifer Filo

Makeup: Margaret Caragan

Makeup Assist: Tony Aldrich

Gaffer: Chris Wroubel

2nd AD: Jacob Rangel

Sound: Anton Herbert 

Grip/BTS: Stephan Knight

Grip/Camera: Manny Valencia

1st AC: Sam Lino

2nd AC: Kiersten Lane

PA/BTS Stills: Kliff Rebaya

Original concept art by James Wolf
Original concept art by James Wolf

We want to create a fantastical world while at the same time keeping it realistic and relatable. These are some of the concepts for the technology and creatures that make up the world of Delve. 

Black Chasm and California Caverns
Black Chasm and California Caverns

These are some of the unique locations where we will be filming. We wanted to use physical locations instead of building sets or using green screen to give the film a more authentic atmosphere and sense of realism.


This is a one of a kind Guantlet fabricated by Blue Realm Studios.
This is a one of a kind Guantlet fabricated by Blue Realm Studios.

The first person to donate $3,000 or more will receive this unique and amazing prop from the film used by Caden and Jarreth.

"Pinch" device used in the film. Fabricated by Blue Realm Studios.
"Pinch" device used in the film. Fabricated by Blue Realm Studios.

If you donate $2,000 you will receive the "Pinch" and "Flashbang" props from the film. Both are one of a kind.

We have 6 orbs to give away with LED lights inside to create a glowing effect.

For Concept Art Print rewards, you can choose between any of the Dragon pieces from "The Look and Feel of Delve" portion of our Kickstarter page above. T-shirt and Poster design to come.

WHY DONATE?

We want to create a film that is original and unique, as well as one that has the highest quality both visually and technically. To do that, we need all the help we can get from not only our talented cast and crew, but from you as well. Even if you cannot donate, spread the word to friends and family. Thank you all so much for your support!


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Shooting in such remote locations such as caves presents many logistical obstacles for the cast and crew. In addition, the vast amount of post production work to get this film looking its best, such as sound, the score and visual effects will present their own unique and rewarding challenges. We have surrounded ourselves with a great support network and have extremely talented people on the production team as well as the enthusiasm and support from friends and family. All contributions to the film will find its way to one of the many stages of this production. We hope that you follow us on this undertaking. Thank you so much for your support!

FAQ

  • All the support we can get will help go into the production value of the short. We still have some shooting and all of post production (Sound, Music, Visual Effects) to fund. All extra donations will help make this the best film it can be.

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  • We are thankful for all the people willing to work and collaborate on the project. We already have a composer for the film.

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  • Yes, we are still looking for talented people to collaborate with on Sound Design, Visual Effects and more. If you are interested please contact us about the project.

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