We are currently seeking funding for the 9Realms : Dagan project. It is a web series of 6 short films that serve as a prequel to a film we plan on producing , detailing the backgrounds of our characters from 5 different perspectives. We will try to have our original series hosted on the youtube channel Machinima, a channel which holds over 121 million subscribers. 9Realms : Dagan will help to introduce the setting and characters of our world, which we hope to carry over into the feature film. To understand Dagan, it may help to see the bigger picture we have envisioned first, so we will start with the feature film.
9Realms is a medieval
drama, set in the many providences of Germany during 940 A.D. It follows the
the lives of two warriors, lifelong friends Thomas Cassey and Edward
Deltaunt. For the past 10 years, They
have been part of a fear crafting campaign, serving a small army of outcasts
and bandits called “The Red Specters”.
While Edward enjoys the lifestyle, Thomas has grown weary, sick of the sins
he must commit as a “demon”.
Furthermore, Thomas is having
more frequent visions of a mysterious woman, Arythia, a ghost whom appears to him on the eve before battle. When the ghost guides Thomas to a helpless
blind girl, a young witch called Lydia, Thomas sees his chance to redeem the
sins he committed in life by helping her.
Dagan (Old Norse for “Dawn”) will be a series of 6
short films, chronicling the beginnings of our characters, mainly Thomas and Edward. It will tell of their
early lives, how they met, the many
battles they participated in, how Thomas meets his wife, Lucia, and his first
encounter with his “angel” Arythia. Finally, it will tell the story of why Thomas
abandons the family he creates with Lucia, and becomes that of whom he serves
in the 9realms feature, a Red Specter. Each episode will tell the story from a
different perspective, a new narrative that will keep each episode unique.
"A Glimpse of Conflict" 9Realms Screen Test
purpose of this series is to garnish a fan base for our film, and to show investors
the cinematic style we wish to
craft. The material we have produced for the film so far will not be able to
raise the high production price for the feature. However, by creating a series
of less expensive shorts, films that tie into the feature, we can create what we need to move forward
with this project.
Behind the Scenes (See more at www.9realms.org)
These episodes rely heavily on locations, props, costumes,
extras, visual effects and animals. The production of the 9realms media so far has been very exciting. Working with a limited budget of less than $3,000, we were able to craft compelling material that we hope can interest you in our film.
See more Media, including Bios of attached Cast and Crew, at our website
It has always been our goal to bring an "Epic" production to the state of Connecticut. Stuck between the New York City and Boston film circuits, CT has been trying for years to create its own "Hollywood". Film Studios, Tax Breaks, the state has broken some good ground, and we have had plenty of great independent films and series produced here.The fact of the matter is, Connecticut has beautiful natural locations, much like the surrounding New England area. It is a great place to shoot 9Realms. We really hope to bring to CT something new, something not yet crafted here. An Epic production, along the lines of Lord of The Rings, or Game of Thrones. We have the crew, confidence and know how, all we need is the backing.
That is why kickstarter is so amazing. It gives us, and all small time filmmakers with story's so similar, the ability to reach for our goals. Proving our project to the people, the fans, as opposed to a man sitting in a board room looking to make millions of dollars off someones dream. We really hope to convince everyone here of our vision, to help you believe in our project as much as we do. To get you excited to see the final story. Kickstarter is really giving us the chance to make 9realms happen. (Now its in our hands to promote this thing....which is always the tough part. So, by all means, if you know someone who would be interested in this project, please spread the word!)
Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions, concerns or feedback feel free to message me on kickstarter! We are really looking forward to sharing our vision of 9Realms with you!
For our gifts that are received by mail, aka DVDs, scripts, posters, set pieces, wardrobe, armor, etc there IS an additional International shipping cost. For most of the smaller items, International Shipping will be around $15. For the heavier items, the cost will be a bit higher.
This will be worked out on a per item basis.
If you are an international backer (outside of the US) please send us an email before or after your pledge. Tell us what item you would like, and we will tell you what the additional international shipping will be. You can either pay this at the time of your pledge, or, If our campaign is successful, you may pay this once the campaign is complete via paypal.
If you would like more details please send us a message and we will be clear to address any questions you have. Thank you
Actually, there's a few more of these strange names to come. They will act as a story title, as opposed to Season 1, Season 2, etc. Each secondary name is in Old Norse, and it translates into a one word synopsis of that seasons arc. Now, keep in mind a 9realms "season" may not consist of 6, 13 or any amount of episodes. The overall arc of 9Realms will be told through various media. Dagan (A series of short films) Anginn (Feature film) and Fjor (web series). Some of the Old Norse names we have for the story titles (with there English translations) are :
Now, another key element to these secondary names is they may be mixed around. While the series story is created (and always a work in progress, mind you) the secondary names may change. A fair example of this being 9Realms : Dagan may actually be switched to 9Realms : Anginn, and the feature may be switched to 9Realms :Bani. This is because those titles explain the story's a tad better. But hey, time shall tell. If you have any questions or suggestions, please send us a message!
1 minute commercial for business or project (hosted on our web series)--
Are you a business owner or starting a new project that really needs video? Let us do a commercial for you! We have the equipment, know how, and desire to make great media. As a thanks for donating to our project, let us help you out by doing what we do best. Find out more about this, and see samples of our work by reading "Update #10 : New Reward "Commercial Videos""
The above Incentives Plus -- "The Red Specters Music Video Package" While the specters do enjoy a good killing, any time a funky beat catches their ears, they can not resist a good song and dance. Pick any song, (preferably any song from the 80's) and the Specters will create a custom music video parody for you. You may even be a part of it! A perfect youtube video for you to share, if you ever wanted to dance with the stars of 9realms, and an army of "demons".