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Private Moe Carsden fights to keep himself, his race and his one true love alive.

HUD

Private Moe Carsden fights to keep himself, his race and his one true love alive.
86 backers pledged £12,376 to help bring this project to life.

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The Story:

Total blackness. We hear only breathing. Then an explosion of light as we are blasted into space....

HUD Poster
HUD Poster

HUD is CosmoLeigh's fourth, and to date most ambitious, film. Set in space, the story will unfold in real time, the camera staying on our lead character's face as chaos explodes around him. 

The Tech:

HUD is a huge technical challenge. To convey realistic motion through space, we are building a sophisticated moving structure for our actor to stand in. We will then mount our camera on a jib and dolly. These two structures will then be choreographed to move together, giving the illusion of piloting a ship through zero gravity.    

Plans of bespoke space structure
Plans of bespoke space structure

The camera we have chosen is the Red Epic; arguably the best camera in the world. Featuring a 5K sensor capable of capturing 1 to 120 frames per second at full resolution, the Epic has unrivalled cinema capability. 

HUD will be shot in 5K to give our CGI team the best possible resolution to work with. They will be creating almost everything we see, from the universe to the explosions, to the very ships our characters are piloting. 

HUD Concept Art
HUD Concept Art

We will also be working with Sound Disposition; a boutique sound company whos films include Pusher, The Sweeney and Shadow Dancer, to achieve the best possible soundscape for HUD. We intend to do this through the new Dolby Atmos System. 

The most significant development in cinema audio since surround sound, Dolby Atmos creates clearer, more accurately positioned cinema sound. We could be one of the first short films ever to use this new technology, and if you can help us successfully fund HUD, it could be screened to the biggest names in Hollywood. The film industry will watch HUD to see what Atmos can do!

The People:

We have some exceptional people attached to HUD including; 

We also have highly talented actors helping us to bring our characters to life; 

HUD is in the best possible hands with CosmoLeigh. We are a London based production company founded just over a year ago. The way we work is simple; we write our scripts together which Jennifer then produces and Dawson directs. 

Last year we shot two short films, an adapted piece, Strangers in Paradise, and an original script, Scale Down. We are also currently in production on an animated film, Daydreamer. You can see read more about our works on our website www.cosmoleigh.com

The Costs:

The funding raised for this film will be split three ways; 

  • The Equipment - Red Epic, high quality sound, green screen studio, etc.
  • The CGI - Modeller, motion capture artist, animator, etc.
  • The People - Cast and Crew

We are using top of the range equipment to make this film Hollywood standard. This includes gear such as a jib, dolly, sophisticated lighting and our biggest equipment cost; the RED Epic camera and kit. We need this camera and its 5K resolution to make HUD look as authentic and detailed as possible. 

Money raised from Kickstarter will also go towards costumes, prosthetic make-up, green screen studio hire and the bespoke structure we need to hurl our actor through space. 

HUD Make-Up
HUD Make-Up

The CGI is vital to HUD. If it doesn’t look real, the whole film crumbles. This level of CGI quality will take months and require a full team. Each day with this team will cost money and that is why we need your help.  

HUD CGI Concept
HUD CGI Concept

Finally, the most important cost; the people. With HUD we have been blessed with some of the most talented, innovative and generous people in the business, and we want to show them that they are valued. We don’t believe in people working for nothing and want to pay everyone who works on our film. Money raised on this campaign will go towards paying the hardest working, most talented people we know. 

Please donate and share this page!! Every donation counts and we need your help to get this amazing, ambitious film made!!

Thank you all for your help and support!!

CosmoLeigh
CosmoLeigh

Risks and challenges

Time is essential in this project. We need numerous technical rehearsals as filming will be a highly choreographed dance. One problem that may occur is the filming being pushed back until we get this right. Our plan to prevent this is to hold rehearsal days in the studio before filming so delays do not occur.

Another timing related challenge is the completion of the CGI artistry. This is an intricate and detailed process for our team, and again it needs to be done carefully and correctly. We won't release the film until it looks its best. This could push back our release date. To minimise the chance of this risk, we will have a detailed timescale for the CGI worked out in advance with our team.

We hope neither of these delays occur and will take every step necessary to get the film shot and completed on time.

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    ARIEL RECRUIT: Thank you for donating! We're giving you a personal shout out on Twitter and Facebook plus two exclusive digital 'HUD' production images!!

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    NEBULA COMMODORE: You get all of the above, but now you receive a signed 'HUD' poster and Associate Producer credit on the film that will appear on IMDB!!

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    STELLA PACKAGE: Ever wanted to work on a movie set? With this pledge we will reward your generosity with the Nebula Commodore prizes as well as having you be the one to call ‘Action!’ on the first day of filming!! Filming will take place April 2014 in London (transport not included)

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    SKYE PACKAGE: Ever wanted to work on a movie set? With this pledge we will reward your generosity with the Nebula Commodore prizes as well as having you be the one to call ‘That's a WRAP!’ on the last day of filming!! Filming will take place April 2014 in London (transport not included)

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    PHOENIX PACKAGE: Wish you could take a piece of the film home with you? Now you can!! Not only do you get all the above, but you will also walk home with the signed face-cast of 'HUD' star Dawson James, used to mould his prosthetics in the movie!!!

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    AQUARIUS PACKAGE: Wish you could take a piece of the film home with you? Now you can!! Not only do you get the Nebula Commodore prizes, but you will also walk home with the signed face-cast of 'HUD' star Zara Plessard, used to mould her prosthetics in the movie!!!

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    NOVA ADMIRAL: The big one! You get everything the Nebula Commodore has plus two tickets to the screening in London, a personalised video recording saying thank you from the cast and crew AND a HUD BluRay!! So you can enjoy HUD in full HD quality. (transport to screening not included)

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    ANDROMEDA PACKAGE: We're so proud of the prosthetics used in this film that we want to share them! With this prize, you can walk away with everything the Nova Admiral has AND you get to join the HUD stars in an official photo-shoot while wearing your very own prosthetic Martian nose! You'll be the envy of the entire Galaxy!

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