NZ$ 71
pledged of NZ$ 2,500pledged of NZ$ 2,500 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 17 2015 9:34 PM UTC +00:00
NZ$ 71
pledged of NZ$ 2,500pledged of NZ$ 2,500 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 17 2015 9:34 PM UTC +00:00

About

Poster #1
Poster #1

UPDATE #1

DONATION AFTER COMPLETION

This crowdfunding project is about me being able to make this story that I am deeply proud of & for YOU to be able to see the exciting and satisfying result. 

 To have this funded and made will fulfill a part of myself. It will cross the top off my Bucket-list. It means so much to me to make and to show you. And all I want to gain from this is the ability to make this story come to life. 

 Once this Web-Series/Film is completed, I will be selling EACH & EVERY ITEM purchased with the funds through EBAY. I will end up with NOTHING but the story I have made, the support I have had from YOU, the backers & the entertainment of those who get to watch my creation. 

Every cent made from selling them will be donated to Autism New Zealand. This is a cause that is near & dear to me. My son has ASD and Autism New Zealand has helped me and many others to learn the skills to support our children, family & friends in the best way possible. http://www.autismnz.org.nz/

READ THE FIRST FEW CHAPTERS OF DISSOLUTION HERE

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11136651/1/AVP-Dissolution

Welcome to what will be an amazing journey & exciting and satisfying film.

This series is a Fan Invented ENDING to the stories in the Alien & Predator universe. Specifically, a conclusion to the stories of Dutch, Ripley, Harrigan, Royce, Isabelle, Alexa & CALL.

It brings ALL these characters together into one final story!

The last films in each series (Alien: Resurrection & Predators) left the stories wide open for sequels, but it seems that they will not happen.


It will acknowledge the events of each film before it and will correct some mistakes & inconsistencies, answer questions and give an exciting conclusion.

It will satisfy hardcore fans and entertain ALL who watch it.

1/6 SCALE

As an action figure lover, I cannot think of a more exciting way to make the film, with the exception of the real actors, than starring 1/6 scale and incredibly life-like action figures. they will be a mixture of Hot Toys figures and props & high quality 1/6 customs made by very skilled sculptors.

Sideshow Hot Toys 1/6 Dutch
Sideshow Hot Toys 1/6 Dutch

This will not be a Stop-Motion film. Stop-Motion, although entertaining in it's own way, does not give very smooth or realistic motion and can also take a VERY long time to animate.
I will be animating them by hand on a Green Screen using rods and my body, exactly as is shown in this behind the scenes video of GREMLINS.


This will make for convincing fluid motion of the characters.


After filming is complete, I will add Speech and facial expressions to the character to allow them to talk and emote. For this I will use After Effects and a program called Auto Lip-Sync. Here is a basic example. Our film WILL be in English.

WHERE WILL THE FUNDS GO

This initial goal total will provide enough to complete the first episode in the series. There will be a total of 6 episodes. The $2,500 will go towards purchasing the following:

  • The Camera for filming
  • The figures to act in the film
  • The equipment needed to animate the figures
  • The items needed to create realistic, to scale props and stages
  • The tools needed to add atmosphere to the film, like blood, sweat, smoke, fire etc...
Poster #2 - Facehugger design by Locusta Art
Poster #2 - Facehugger design by Locusta Art

THE STORY

Dissolution is a sequel to ALL other films in the Alien & Predator film timeline, from Prometheus to Alien: Resurrection

This story will answer many questions left unanswered from the films.

The main story revolves around a rescue mission spear-headed by Weyland-Yutani. The rescue team is sent to the home planet of the Predators.
It does not go as planned. The rescue team, and the people being rescued, are put into a gladiatorial arena for sport, and to fight for their freedom.

An elite group of Predators will be standing in their way, fighting for the glory.

But the Predators love a challenge. They breed a unique group of Xenomorph, born from Earth animals, to add to the game.

In the end it will be decided which species is truly superior.

This is the very basic premise of the series. But it holds much more depth and character development.

Weyland-Yutani

The story brings back the real villains of the Alien series, Weyland-Yutani. But have they changed? This story will acknowledge ALL manners of involvement that "The Company" has had in each of the films. It will give an explanation of how the many Bishop characters have appeared in AVP, Aliens & Alien 3.

The Humans

All surviving humans from the past films star in this film in an Avengers style team up. But can they truly trust each other. When writing the story, I made sure to make many passes through it assuming the perspective of a fan of each character. This allowed me to treat each of the characters with the respect and attention they deserve. They will all matter.

The Aliens

The Xenomorph in this film will be incredibly unique. There will still be the classic humanoid Xeno but it will introduce a group of newly designed monsters that are born from some very familiar hosts. A group of earth animals that have been collected by the Predators as living trophies.

The Predators

The story takes place on the Predator home-world. It will add a great deal of depth to them. Discover how they live, what their life cycle is like. What they eat. It is a dense and complex life they live and a massive amount of effort and detail has gone into creating their world. We will see Female Predators and children.

The Huntress

One of the MAJOR characters in the film is a Female Predator. Predators are a male dominating species and their lifestyle represents that. But this Huntress defies the rules. With great consequence. She wants to hunt. She want's her trophies. She must sneak out to claim. But is severely punished when she returns. In this series, she attempts to break tradition. She will try to prove herself. But will she succeed.

The M-7

This team will be akin to the Marines from Aliens. They will play a Larger role in this story than the Marines did in Aliens. They each have very deep back-stories that will play a part in how that react once put into the action and drama of the story. They also have unique and specific skills that they bring to the team. And YOU could be one of the members. There will be no gender or racial bias when it comes to the members of the M-7 mercenary team.

The film will be very VIOLENT, BLOODY and SCARY. It will use practical effects to do this.

This is 100% non-profit. Once the film is completed I will end up with the film I am wanting to make and not a cent more. The more money that is pledged, the better the quality of the figures & props.

THE PROCESS

I will be using a combination of techniques to make the film. I will be using puppetry to move the figures. I want the movement and action to look as realistic as possible. Some of the tools needed to make the animation are:

A green body suit to make me invisible after animating the figures.

Plus I will look AWESOME!!
Plus I will look AWESOME!!

A rigging system, to help stabilize the figure I will be manipulating. Also additional clamps to help achieve the best poseability. These rigs will be green also and will be removed in post production to give the figures seamless and realistic looking motion.

A mesh animation stage. This will help with animating action shots or shots involving groups of characters.

A number of stand bases to support the many characters appearing in the shot.

A camera to film with. Since it will be filmed in part as stop-motion and part puppeteering I want a camera that can deliver enough quality on both fronts. The camera that fits that description is the GoPro HERO4+ Black Edition.

They will be filmed on a green screen background so I can create the more complex environments behind them. I already own the software to create these elements and enough knowledge to do it well.

By PredatorFreak
By PredatorFreak
By PredatorFreak
By PredatorFreak

In the foreground I will be using props to give dimension to the image. A decent amount of funding will go towards creating this scenery to scale with the figures. It will add a necessary sense of depth, and at tikes dread, needed for the film.

I will also need to make copious amounts of fake Human, Alien, Predator & Synthetics blood and a substantial amount of clear slime to give the Aliens that goo effect they always have. I ant to add as much texture to make it look real. I will bu using water to simulate sweat. I want the film to feel alive.

After it is filmed, I will use Computer animation to animate the eyes and mouths to give them some movement. I will also manipulate the faces slightly to add expression. I will also be adding smaller effects like laser blasts etc.. But I will keep as much of it done with Practical Effects as possible.

I was very careful adding up the cost of this film. I want to make it as close to how I have envisioned it as possible. That means a lot of characters and models. Majority of the cost will go to the figures. Some of which will be customized and have alternate bodies for when they wear different clothing.

There is also the cost of the environments I will be building and weaponry. I will need to purchase a camera to shoot it in the quality it deserves. I also needed to factor in Kickstarter fees and prizes.

The amount I have put up as a total is the minimum I need to make this film. The higher the total goes, the better the quality of figures, props and ultimately, the better quality look of the film.

BECOME AN ACTION FIGURE AND ACTION STAR

Reward Number 7 is incredibly exciting. You donation will put you right into the middle of the action.

You will play an extremely prominent and important role in the film as a member of the M-7. A group of mercenaries that work for Weyland-Yutani. Each member brings a different skill to the team. And each has a back-story and huge impact on the film. These characters will be YOU.

Backers will be able to name their character and will have the figures modeled to look exactly like them. It will not be a cameo, it is an integral role in the film.

Creating these sculpts will be Sebs Customs. Their 1/6 head sculpts will be combined with 1/6 bodies and will have a level of backer input when it comes to selecting clothing, hairstyle, peircings, tattoo's or any other aspect of their appearance in the film.

Some Sebs Customs
Some Sebs Customs

Once your figure has finished filming, it will be sent to you to keep. This will include all parts, the Head, Body, Clothing, Armor, Bio Mask & Weaponry.

STRETCH GOALS

$2,500 is the initial goal. Once reached I can make the first episode of DISSOLUTION.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

$20,000

If this amount is reached, I will be able to make the second episode. The large jump in cost is due to the fact that the second episode will introduce the Predator Planet and MANY more characters and sets.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

$35,000

If this amount is reached, I will be able to make the third episode. The additional cost will cover the design and sculpting of the Xenomorphs and the creation of the futuristic Gladiatorial Arena.


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

$45,000

If this amount is reached, I will be able to make the fourth episode. The additional cost will cover the additional props, blood, limbs and growth of the Arena.


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

$50,000

If this amount is reached, I will be able to make the fifth episode. The additional cost will cover the additional props, blood, limbs and growth of the Arena. Plus will go to towards some new character figures whose identities cannot be revealed for spoiler reasons.


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

$60,000

The complete cost of this story. If this total is reached, I will be able to make ALL 6 episodes and combine them into one complete FEATURE FILM. The additional cost will provide what is needed for the EPIC CONCLUSION of the story. The ending will require newly created figures and sets. It will be amazing!

I hope you are as excited to be involved in this as I am to make it. I can't wait to make this series & I can't wait to be able to show it to you and the world.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge in making this film is the fact that it is being made by one person. My goal is to have it completed by November 2015.

I am confident I can do this in time but there is a possibility it could take a little longer as I am learning while I make it.

This film means the world to me and I cannot wait to show it the world. I will make it as fast as I can while putting a level of quality into it that I would expect as a fan.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This film will be a parody with the intent of commenting on the Alien, Predator, AVP & Prometheus franchises. It will be for enjoyment purposes only and is in no way associated with 20th Century Fox or any affiliates. The content will be for the exclusive use of the viewer and should not be sold, rented, or used for any commercial enterprise in any way, shape or form. We make no claim to any characters, storylines, prop designs, names, logos or situations that are trademarked, copyrighted or otherwise protected by federal, state or other intellectual property law. This work will be produced solely for the personal, uncompensated enjoyment of ourselves and other Alien & Predator fans.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge NZ$ 1 or more About $0.66

    A "special thanks to" credit in the film credits, plus my undying gratitude.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    NZ$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge NZ$ 10 or more About $7

    You will receive an HD Digtal copy of the film 1 Month before the online release.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    NZ$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge NZ$ 50 or more About $33

    A DVD copy of the film. Postage is included in the pledge amount.
    An HD Digtal copy of the film 1 Month before the online release.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    NZ$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge NZ$ 100 or more About $66

    A "Made Possible By" credit in the film credits, plus a signed, one-of-a-kind Blu-Ray/DVD combo of the film with a personalized Credit to you on the sleeve.

    An HD Digtal copy of the film 1 Month before the online release.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    NZ$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge NZ$ 500 or more About $330

    A Producer Credit in the first episode & Producer credit on the DVD/Blu-Ray sleeves and any poster or online sites. eg. IMDB

    An HD Digtal copy of the film 1 Month before the online release.

    A "Made Possible By" credit in the film credits, plus a signed, one-of-a-kind Blu-Ray/DVD combo of the film with a personalized Credit to you on the sleeve.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    NZ$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge NZ$ 750 or more About $495

    Feature in the series. You will have an action figure that will be sculpted and painted to look JUST LIKE YOU!
    This figure will play a PROMINENT role in the film as a member of the Weyland-Yutani flight crew. This figure will be sent to you to keep after it has finished filming.

    You will be given the option to voice the character.

    An Acting Credit in the every episode & Actor credit on the DVD/Blu-Ray sleeves and any poster or online sites. eg. IMDB

    An HD Digtal copy of the film 1 Month before the online release.

    A "Made Possible By" credit in the film credits, plus a signed, one-of-a-kind Blu-Ray/DVD combo of the film with a personalized Credit to you on the sleeve.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    NZ$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge NZ$ 800 or more About $528

    An Executive Producer Credit in the first episode & Executive Producer credit on the DVD/Blu-Ray sleeves and any poster or online sites. eg. IMDB

    A 1/6 figure modeled to look like you will be created and cameo in the film. This figure will be sent to you to keep after it has finished filming.

    An HD Digtal copy of the film 1 Month before the online release.
    A "Made Possible By" credit in the film credits, plus a signed, one-of-a-kind Blu-Ray/DVD combo of the film with a personalized Credit to you on the sleeve.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    NZ$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge NZ$ 1,000 or more About $660

    Star in the series. You will have an action figure that will be sculpted and painted to look JUST LIKE YOU!
    This figure will play a STARRING role in the film as a member of the M-7 Team.This figure will be sent to you to keep after it has finished filming.

    You will be given the option to voice the character.

    An Acting Credit in the every episode & Actor credit on the DVD/Blu-Ray sleeves and any poster or online sites. eg. IMDB

    An HD Digtal copy of the film 1 Month before the online release.

    A "Made Possible By" credit in the film credits, plus a signed, one-of-a-kind Blu-Ray/DVD combo of the film with a personalized Credit to you on the sleeve.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    NZ$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)