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9Realms will be a compelling fantasy series that tells stories of multiple characters throughout different eras of human existence. It is heavily based off of the Gods, creatures and worlds presented in early Scandinavian lore, better known as Norse Mythology. Since the majority of our series takes place in 10th century Germany, we will be exploring the conflicting views of Christianity and Norse Paganism.
We currently have completed production on two shorts for the series. They were shot on a combined budget of less than $1500. One is a 10 minute short, "The Scourge of Hell", which introduces our viewers to the mysterious army, the Red Specters. We have also completed production on a 30 minute short film, "An Evident Ambush", which follows two of our lead characters as they are sent on a questionable mission from the commander of the Specters.
"The Scourge of Hell" and "An Evident Ambush" are available for streaming to anyone who contributes $5 or more to this project. We've completed the first tier of the long journey to get this series made. We now find ourselves at the next step, and we need your help!
The Fateful Oath (30 Minute Episode) -- On an isolated farm in 10th century France, two young brothers make a promise that will be tested with blood, as their family members are one by one lost to diseases and madness.
To get a feel for the darkness and isolation of this upcoming episode, listen to "Thomas's Lullaby", the main theme of it.
Over the many years of trying to develop this project, we have built an amazing team of talented cast & crew. Each member will be highlighted in various project updates. Here's some of the new players that will really add flair to our next episode!
Links to check out previous work from our crew!
We've put a lot of work into scheduling & pricing everything out for our upcoming short "The Fateful Oath". The episode will be shot during the month of February of 2016. Below is a breakdown of our total $5,500 budget. $4,000 is from Kickstarter and the remaining $1,500 would be from the film-making team.
With the numerous fantasy series existent nowadays, it is hard to offer a unique vision of the shared monsters, creatures, and worlds that would exist within these mystical universes. However, reading into our source material (Norse Mythology), it is possible to be very creative and offer our viewers a unique experience they have not witnessed before.
It is never stated in these myths that their Gods are human in appearance, in fact, humans being formed after their God is a very christian belief. We want to offer very bizarre looking Gods, quite alien in nature. This will be in heavy contrast to most fantasy series from the past and from the present, which showcase Gods and Goddesses as beautiful humans with glowing armor and long swaying hair.
We will try to keep away from making most of the creature humanoid as well. There is such a variety of lifeforms to draw inspiration from, limiting our creatures to humans with different skin tones or long pointy ears would make us quite mundane really. Looking at the creature design of Guillermo del toro (director of Hellboy, Pans Labyrinth and Crimson Peak) has been very inspirational. Another great inspiration has been the concept art for the video game series Dark Souls.
We've created a variety of content that can hopefully sweeten the deal and help you contribute to our project! From Digital Downloads, DVDs loaded with extra features, Scripts signed by the crew and even art books exploring the mythology of our series, we hope to have all areas of your interest covered!
Now, this is a series we are trying to establish, a universe we are trying to build. If the support from kick-starter is grand enough, we would love to be able to make two companion pieces to "The Fateful Oath". These additional episodes would delve more into the mythology of the world we are creating.
The Radiance of Death (15 Minute Episode) -- Two Scandinavian children stumble upon a giant, monstrous creature, that lays dying deep within the woods. Connecting with a young girl, the creature offers insight as to the truth of her Gods.
In Council of a God (30 Minute Episode) -- In ancient Greece, a young woman's powers are said to surpass that of the oracle of Delphi. However, people doubt her gifts were granted by Apollo. Overtime, they even begin to fear her, and soon they realize that the Gods she serves are not that of their own.
In closing, we want to thank you for taking the time to look at our project. We really need your support at this stage in the game. Please contribute what you see fit, share our project with your friends & family, and by all means let us know your feedback! We would love to hear what you think of our little series!
Thank you so much!
Risks and challenges
A medieval/fantasy project like this is always bound to have risks & challenges, especially with the budget we are asking for. We feel our years of experience while working on this project is a major asset in this department. We've made two episodes and two more "scene tests" which can be seen in our trailer. This was a great time to learn from our mistakes, to get better in our craft.
We hope our many years of dedication working on this project can showcase to you our passion to have it made. If any element of this production has issues, we will work through it and not give up until we have this episode completed.
If we were not up for the challenges of this series, trust me, we would have given up long ago. The film making process is long and challenging, just like life. Honestly though, it's fun. This is the kind of environment we thrive in.
With this episode, we are working with more industry professionals than ever before. Our promise to you is no matter what, we will get this film made.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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