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A visually stunning, compelling sci-fi short film about interstellar colonization, meticulously shot with retro filmmaking techniques.
A visually stunning, compelling sci-fi short film about interstellar colonization, meticulously shot with retro filmmaking techniques.
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      Barnbaby on

      Sorry for the time lag, but thought I'd just say, nice job! The film looked great. The acting was very good as well. I think the actors chosen did a fine job. I hope to see more of this soon.

    2. Eliot Lash on

      I wanted to let you know that Kickstarter is running a film festival and you might qualify for inclusion.

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      John Lagerquist on

      Never got my USB stick in the mail, sent a message to the guys and got no response :(

    4. JHCHayward on

      I just spotted the Hello Vifam easter egg! Do I get a prize?

    5. Chris P Spatgen on

      Just received my drive in the mail today. Just finished watching the movie, beyond words; cannot wait for sequel!

    6. Tom McLeod on

      Just got my drive in the mail, very nice! has a great feel to it, and a pretty decent amount of storage left even with all the nice little bonus content! Great work guys!

    7. Miles Matton

      My dad saw the postcard constellation map I got & now wants a larger version (that he can read without a magnifying glass).

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      Cath on

      That was rather lovely - thanks guys and well done.

    9. fluffy on

      Finally got around to watching it. I'm surprised you used my kickstarter username on the crew manifest instead of my real one - and I love what you did with it!

      Also, scrolling through the manifest scene a frame at a time revealed a lot of silly text that was easy to miss. So, worth going through it a frame at a time there too.

    10. Josh Hartung on

      Just watched it, totally awesome guys! Sequel!

    11. Konstantin Svist on

      Just watched it, very nice!
      For those who can't download: if you don't mind slightly lower quality, you can just watch it on vimeo (linked from main site)

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      Oliver Keller on

      Tiogshi is right, the KS trailer scenes should have been included, at least partly. But I realize it's not easy with this short format. In it's current form, it is just a little to much of an art-house movie for me. Also the acting and talking of some could have been better. But the whole atmosphere is truly great. Perfect soundtrack and lights!

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      John Boyd on

      Hi ya! I managed to download the zip file - it came through at slightly over 1GB. But when I unzipped it, the only thing in there was the trailer. Any suggestions?

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      Tiogshi Laj on

      Final product: watched. A commentary with one possible small spoiler follows.

      It's lovely, but I can't help but think it feels incomplete and difficult to follow without the framing of some external materials. In particular, the "opening scene" earlier released as a trailer is not included in the movie as an opening scene, and without that scene there's no establishment of the ship's main armament as being (what I can only assume) is a spine-mounted plasma torch, and is therefore useful in the way Malleck intends.

      All in all, it's a wonderful 12 minutes of eye-candy for those of us who have a solid grounding in sci-fi tropes and in visual blink-and-you-miss-it narrative, but I'm pretty sure my wife will find this harder to follow than Primer.

      Wish it was longer, closer to the original 20-30 minutes instead of the delivered 12 plus credits, but I look forward to your next project nevertheless.

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      Michael Oue on

      I just used IE9 and 7-zip (rather than the built-in unzipper), and it didn't produce any errors. *fingers crossed*

    16. Paul Kelly

      I received my download link! Just in time for pizza and a movie night at my household. 1.07 gig ZIP file came through without any trouble using Safari 6.0.2. Can't wait to watch it tonight.

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      Michael Oue on

      Just got my download link through Ganxy (I'm a $100 backer). I downloaded the ZIP file twice (I use Firefox 18 on Windows7), and it gave errors both times when extracting. All the files seem to be there and, so far as I can tell, nothing seems to be corrupted. Has this happened to anyone else?

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      Loïc Lacombe on

      Same goes for me. Could you please tell me where the "Digital HD download of the film" I'm entitled to is?
      Vimeo is a real pain to use and I'm not even sure it's the whole movie as you told about an opening scene available on VImeo.

    19. Paul Kelly

      Has anybody received a download link? I have not. I really want to watch the download file not the Vimeo feed.

    20. Nathaniel Sheppard on

      Any way to get a screenplay? Specifically the voicover at the start that talks about the war. I can't quite make out what they are saying in the beginning and end of it as it fades in and out.

      Also, how did she unlock the gun without launch codes? Did she already have them?

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      Michael Roberts on

      Well done, it all fits together as professional and entertaining result. Would love to see your next project.

    22. Dennis Baum on

      Damn, nice work! I really like it. Seriously, I think it's great. It's got a super old-school feel to it, which I think is charming... and maybe I'm a huge science sap, but I even got a little chocked up.

    23. Troy Coon on

      Where are the download links?

    24. Dale Wesley on

      I know everyone is probably busy with the holidays, but I was wondering what was happening? It's been a long time since we've heard anything and I'd love to know where this film stands. Perhaps it's time for an update.

    25. Lucas Diercouff on

      So, how we lookin', guys?

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      Bob Cunningham on

      Any cutting room scraps or bloopers to share? It's like, man, I'm jonesin' for a fix. Just a taste. The prior posted pixels just don't work for me like they used to. I need something stronger, fresher. Anything will do!

    27. Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier Creator on

      Thanks Dustin! Because of ship delays our release date has been hard to determine, but that seems to finally be moving forward and we are hoping to release end of October beginning of November. We've been talking with a few festivals but we'll pursue that more as soon as we know when the film will be done.

    28. Dustin Lee on

      Everything is looking great with "C." I've been following this project since last year and am very excited to see the final result. Do you guys have a ballpark release date planned yet? Have you submitted rough cuts to festivals for 2013?

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      Martin Hjort Eriksen on

      There hasn't been an update in over a month, and I am very curious to know where you are in the process.

    30. Dale Wesley on

      It's been a while since we have heard anything. I know the entire editing process is very difficult and I certainly don't want it rushed, but an update would be much appreciated. I'd love some more photos, maybe a teaser of some kind. What about the ship; how does she look?

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      Daniel Yankowsky on

      Any news? Even a little news? Just a tidbit? Maybe an estimated delivery date?

    32. fluffy on

      Also some of us would really, really rather not have everything happen on Facebook.

    33. Miika Turtiainen on

      You should've connected your facebook with kickstarter. I didn't even know there was one.

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      Valentin on

      Yeah, some news on your progress would be nice.

    35. Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier Creator on

      We have been trying to put an update together, but have been so busy building sets we just haven't gotten to it. We have, however, been posting to our facebook page.

    36. Matt Ross on

      Any updates on the progress over this past month? I'm interested to see what else has been done!

    37. basal_reader on

      Cheers from /m/, and good luck with the film.

    38. Nathaniel Sheppard on

      Congratulations /m/en!

    39. hatsufude on

      I can't wait to see the finished work.

    40. Jonathan McEnroe on

      Well done guys! Can't wait to see some old school film making! Been too long!! :D

    41. Howard Wen on

      Congratulations. You guys are the very first Kickstarter film project that has ever convinced me to pledge, and I am excited to see the result. As someone who has written and produced a sci-fi short many years ago, you are in for a challenging but I can predict very creatively rewarding journey into the new year.

    42. Dennis Brown on

      Cool, I get to be backer #1000. IMHO, good SciFi is not about the big budgets, it is about the big ideas. Good acting and film execution takes talent to enhance the story. I am really looking forward to the show and wish you all the highest success with it and more to come.

    43. william johnson on

      Fantastic storyline and wonderful lead female role. Exciting to see real Sci-Fi make a come back.

    44. Matt Cavallaro on

      So excited! This is the first project I've backed, and I'm thrilled it's this one. Stoked to hear about Doug Trumbull too--way to go! I'm looking forward to seeing it all come together. Keep going strong--you're an inspiration to us all!

    45. Kristian Angyal on

      The music is so captivating and optimistic :) I am so happy to find this project to be my first I backed and can't wait to see the results. I hope enough surplus is collected to upgrade the ship.

    46. Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier Creator on

      Hey Ron, so far we've used three cameras, the Canon 5D Mk II for the main narrative, an Eclair ACL (16mm) for the "Beyond the Infinite" show, and a Beaulieu 4008 ZM II (Super 8) for the NASA-style footage of the asteroid.

      The 5D Mk II has been very useful with its low-light capability, though it does have a lot of issues. In a perfect world, we would love to get our hands on the new Canon C300, but it may be outside our budget.

      As for the music, hold tight, we'll be making an announcement in regards to that soon!

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      Ron McCarl on

      will there be a digital download of the trailer song as well, the trailer song is amazing

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