Witness the magical world of The Secret Garden as never before in this steampunk-inspired production of the classic tale.
Why The Secret Garden?
Fans of our previous films such as The Sugar Creek Gang, My Christmas Soldier, and the Mandie trilogy have been asking and patiently waiting for news of our next project. Based on their feedback, we have chosen The Secret Garden as a story that reinforces the fun and the values our audiences have come to expect. While this is certainly a story that has been told before, it has never been told like this! The characters and plot of this particular book lend themselves well to the creative turn-of-the-century alternate history world in which we will play!
The mystery and drama that we work into our films is all here, as well as the humor and valuable life lessons. Current fans should not be disappointed, and new fans are sure to be pleased to discover our unique brand of entertainment!
Who is this for?
It's for ourselves, our fans, our families, and our friends. It's for you! We strive to make films that audiences of all ages can enjoy together. While we work to ensure that our stories are appropriate for young viewers, we also put great care into making our movies entertaining and enjoyable for adults as well! Our previous productions have been along the lines of Little House on the Prairie and Anne of Green Gables. This time around, think family fantasy classics like The Neverending Story, Return to Oz, or Edward Scissorhands.
What is Steampunk?
That is a great question with a variety of answers. In short, imagine modern technology colliding with the fashion and sensibilities of Victorian England and the scientific musings of Jules Verne. What do you get? Perhaps a computer fashioned from an antique typewriter, or a dirigible that transports you to work... or maybe even a mechanical garden, kept secret beneath a mansion, that comes to life through spinning turbines and copper pipes, flowering cogs and sputtering boilers!
Incentives to thank you for your support!
Be among the very first to see "The Secret Garden," own a prop, meet the cast, or take advantage of our variety of other incentives by supporting this project today!
Is this enough money to make a movie?
We have put our own income, goods and services into the mix before determining how much additional funding to seek from our friends and fans through Kickstarter. The actual film budget exceeds what we are raising here. We wouldn't ask you to support a project we weren't already supporting ourselves!
All or Nothing
If we don't reach our $150,000 goal before time runs out, we get nothing, you keep your money, and we don't get to make the movie. That would make us all sad!
How long will this take? I want to see the movie!
If all goes according to plan, pre-production will finish up around February or March of 2013 so that filming can happen in April and May. June through August will be spent in post-production with the anticipated completion date currently set for September 2013!
Risks and challenges
Having been tweaked over the course of nine years of feature film productions, the shooting plan for "The Secret Garden" project is battle tested. However, unforseen delays can and do happen when shooting a film. Bad weather, schedule conflicts with actors, and equipment breakdowns can throw the best of plans off course. We are already working hard to create alternate shooting calendars that allow us to overcome surprise obstacles in order to prevent delays in the production schedule.
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