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AIR is an ambitious and visually striking sci-fi film made through collaboration of UK film-makers at the V&A Museum, London.
AIR is an ambitious and visually striking sci-fi film made through collaboration of UK film-makers at the V&A Museum, London.
43 backers pledged £1,090 to help bring this project to life.

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Love film? Love science fiction? Love amazing collaborative art projects? YIKES! There sure is a LOT going on here! You’re going to love The Hybrid Project!

The Hybrid Project is an innovative, voluntary collaboration between designers, artists and film-makers, working together to explore 'Hybrid Design' (the fusion of two or more contrasting design aesthetics); it culminates in the production of an exciting science fiction film 'AIR', to be directed by Emma Maclennan.

Production is based at the V&A Museum in London, where project originator Hayley Nebauer is Artist in Residence until March 2013 in connection with their major exhibition 'Hollywood Costume'. As a key focus of her residency, Hayley initiated 'The Hybrid Project' to produce a polished example of how hybrid design can be used to create in collaboration with others.

Throughout the entire filmmaking process we will be working with incredibly talented and highly experienced industry professionals, including Production Designer Richard Selway (his wonderful art department credits include films such as Stardust, Bourne Ultimatum, Captain America, The Wolfman, Dark Shadows) and Editor John Richards (The Prisoner, Doctor Who, Band of Brothers) along with burgeoning new talent to create an exciting and unique film – extending the ‘hybrid’ idea to our filmmaking ethos as well as the design process. There’s so many people involved! To read about some of our gems of design and film experimentation, please see our website for more information at www.thehybridproject.com

The wonderful, innovative film sets will be built entirely within galleries at the V&A Museum, beginning from January, involving many wonderful professional creatives and members of the public. An additional part of the film will be shot on a beautifully remote wind farm, far from London. Once the shoot is complete, the post-Production of the film will be done at Molinare, in their Theatre One - the most technically advance post-production suite in Europe.

We hope you love the sound of the project and the film and that you might help us make it happen!

SECUROS© - Welcome to SECUROS© – Humanity Will Survive.

Securos is the fictional underground living facility where the story of ‘AIR’ the film takes place. We will be building the real Securos (the film sets) within the V&A Museum.

Check out our fictional corporate promo video for booking your living space in Securos: https://vimeo.com/51436962

Here on Kickstarter, you can book your own purpose-built, virtual living space within SECUROS© to survive the disasters befalling humanity on the surface of the Earth! By pre-booking your virtual place in SECUROS©, you will be supporting the creation ‘AIR’.

SYNOPSIS - AIR

Life in the subterranean living facility SECUROS© is regimented. The facility has been inhabited for a long, unknown period of time, the people within believing that Earth was destroyed by apocalyptic windstorms. Their history tells them that life in SECUROS© is a test by a higher power: if they demonstrate their faith in this idea then they will ultimately be rewarded with a second life on Earth.

Alex is an engineer who works alongside her best friend Nick to maintain the air supply in SECUROS©. She dreams that there must be more to existence than her daily routine and the controlled life they all live, however the problems with their air supply is the main focus of her concern.

Due to consistent mechanical failures, the air supply in SECUROS© is diminishing at such a rate that it can no longer sustain the life of everyone living in the facility. The Minister, the spiritual and political leader who governs SECUROS©, believes that dramatic sacrificial measures are required in order to ensure the survival of the race.

One day, whilst working to unblock an air vent, Alex stumbles across an ancient manual that reveals an alternative history to SECUROS© and the meaning of their lives in the facility. Knowing that the manual would be seen as heresy and that revealing its truth could get her killed, Alex hides it - even from Nick with whom she is in love. However, realising that the only way to prevent the sacrifices and save Nick’s life is to use the knowledge found in the manual to try to fix the power outages, Alex must escape SECUROS© and brave the catastrophic winds of the world above...where she discovers the poignant truth.

Funding target

By donating to the project, you will essentially help us create something that you can enjoy. And we’ll be VERY grateful for your contribution!

Filmmaking can require a lot of money; whilst being visually ambitious and planning wonderful sets, props and costumes - all custom designed and built for purpose, our film is being made conscientiously on a well managed budget. All filmmakers on the project are collaborating for the merits of the project and all money raised will go to creating what is shown on screen.

We are hoping to raise the last £1000 or more through Kickstarter, so that we have the funds we need to build the ambitious film sets. The rest of the film budget has been or will been raised through other sources including our wonderful corporate sponsors!

 We will continue to do everything we can to raise the remaining funds we need and are grateful for your support! Every pound closer we get helps us build film sets that are so much more spectacular!

There's a huge range of perks available in return for your sponsorship. Though of something that you'd like and can't see it on the list? Email us! We can tailor a sponsorship package just for you!

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

We have a great corporate sponsorship scheme that is TAX DEDUCTIBLE! If you'd like to know more about our client/ corporate entertaining perks and how AIR could become part of your CSR program of events (Corporate Social Responsibility), please email us for more information - corporate@thehybridproject.com

Project Outcome

The Hybrid Project is a purely creative endeavour – to experiment, blending multiple disciplines of design, art and science to create a remarkable science fiction short film which is intended for submission to the most prestigious international film festivals in the hope that the film will be screened to audiences worldwide

EVEN IF YOU CAN'T DONATE, THANK YOU FOR VISITING THIS PAGE. IF YOU COULD PLEASE SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK THAT WOULD BE GREAT!

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheHybridProject

Follow us on Twitter @AirTheFilm

Risks and challenges

We know that we're trying to pull of something very big for not a lot of money. We've got some highly experienced people involved, but even with this, we know things won't always go smoothly.

We really care about what we are doing. We care about the film we are making, our project ethics and the people involved. With the strong industry experience in our team and the level of care we are taking, even when problems arise, we will manage them well to ensure that no matter what, we will make a great film that you can enjoy and be proud of supporting!

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    The economy suite in SECUROS: Detective Thorn & Sol Roth’s Apartment (Soylent Green)

    £5.00 or more : Like the renewable wind-energy of SECUROS©, your accommodation is also powered by a free and renewable energy source: you! You may have to cycle your ass off just to generate enough electricity to read this but like good old Sol you could be the heart and soul of our project. Every contribution counts and if you generously share your lettuce leaf with us, we’ll make sure we use it wisely to create a wonderful film for you to enjoy (before you get turned into a nutritious green foodstuff). A little goes a long way, make ‘Air’ happen, share the love, spread the word. For your contribution:

    • Prepare for a MASSIVE personalised thank you shout out AND a themed feel-good video on facebook and twitter, just for you! (Remember to ‘like’ The Hybrid Project so you can view these.)

    • We’ll keep you updated on the project and the film as it progresses with emails and blog postings on our site at www.thehybridproject.com

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    A cosy cabin: Korben Dallas’s Apartment (Fifth Element)

    You might call this a cosy and compact space with modern convenience built-in. A little shabby? Perhaps but that’s how you roll. And your cat doesn’t complain. To quit is not your goal. By contributing £10 or more your goal is helping get this independent Science Fiction short film made. Achieving that goal earns you: • A limited edition postcard of the film’s official poster (and a great deal of appreciation from the filmmakers to boot!) • Prepare for a MASSIVE personalised thank you shout out AND a themed feel-good video on facebook and twitter, just for you! (Remember to ‘like’ The Hybrid Project so you can view these.) • We’ll keep you updated on the project and the film as it progresses with emails and blog postings on our site at www.thehybridproject.com

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    J.F. Sebastian’s Apartment (Blade Runner)

    Now you can pass the joyous years ahead with all your new friends in this apartment full of friendly automatons. Forget about the kipple, enjoy the creative company. You are clearly no chickenhead, you are a generous funder of the arts. For this contribution you will receive: • A DVD copy of the film. • A limited edition postcard of the film’s official poster. • Prepare for a MASSIVE personalised thank you shout out AND a themed feel-good video on facebook and twitter, just for you! (Remember to ‘like’ The Hybrid Project so you can view these.) • We’ll keep you updated on the project and the film as it progresses with emails and blog postings on our site at www.thehybridproject.com

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    Pledge £50 or more About $64

    Sam Bell’s Bunk (Moon).

    Space, cleanliness and a helpful servant by the name of Gerty, these quarters have a lot to recommend them. The waiting list for these spaces is long, with three-year rotating contracts available, but you’re guaranteed to love the peace and relaxation. Arts and Crafts project already started for you to enjoy working on during your stay. (Internet reception may be troublesome but worth it for the Sea [of Tranquillity] views). Your magnanimous contribution will be rewarded with: • A signed copy of the original script. • Exclusively yours only available in this accommodation category: a limited edition ‘AIR’ box of matches to use on your arts and crafts project. • A limited edition postcard of the film’s official poster. • A DVD copy of the film. • Prepare for a MASSIVE personalised thank you shout out AND a themed feel-good video on facebook and twitter, just for you! (Remember to ‘like’ The Hybrid Project so you can view these.) • We’ll keep you updated on the project and the film as it progresses with emails and blog postings on our site at www.thehybridproject.com

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    Jerome Eugene Morrow’s Pad (Gattaca)

    This is the place for the stylish modern aesthete with a penchant for space travel and limitless ambition. Sophisticated, un-fussy, gene-ious architectural features for someone who likes things ‘just so’. Complete with all the medical support you need on hand to achieve your dreams and an incinerator to remove any unwanted debris – works better than cillit bang (penny test available on request). For your wise, forward thinking choice you will receive: • A special invite to the celebration party in London when the film is complete (Over 18s only). Money can’t buy you love but it can buy you a special evening with people who think you are awesome for helping them make a film. • A signed copy of the original script • A limited edition postcard of the film’s official poster. • A DVD copy of the film. • Prepare for a MASSIVE personalised thank you shout out AND a themed feel-good video on facebook and twitter, just for you! (Remember to ‘like’ The Hybrid Project so you can view these.) We’ll keep you updated on the project and the film as it progresses with emails and blog postings on our site at www.thehybridproject.com

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    Hibernation Pod on Discovery 1 (Space Odyssey 2001)

    Okay, so you’re thinking ‘a pod costs me more than a whole apartment?’ Think again. This package comes with an all inclusive Jupiter Mission Gym Membership – ever run on your side, upright, forwards and faster than the speed of light all at the same time whilst heading towards the biggest planet in the solar system? We thought not. This has to be the most amazing treadmill ever created! Plus the most effective ‘relaxation downtime’ you will experience: breathing once a minute whilst in hibernation will really help you chill out. With HAL on board to take care of you and your friends’ every need this is an elite package. Your courageous contribution will earn you: • Workshop Wonders: A Place (two days) at a January/ February 2013 workshop making costumes for the film, at the V&A Museum in London (over 16 Only, unless over 12 and accompanied by an adult). • Limited Edition Poster: a limited edition copy of the printed film poster. • A special invite to the celebration party in London when the film is complete (Over 18s only). Money can’t buy you love but it can buy you a special evening with people who think you are awesome for helping them make a film. • A signed copy of the original script • A limited edition postcard of the film’s official poster. • A DVD copy of the film. • Prepare for a MASSIVE personalised thank you shout out AND a themed feel-good video on facebook and twitter, just for you! (Remember to ‘like’ The Hybrid Project so you can view these.) • We’ll keep you updated on the project and the film as it progresses with emails and blog postings on our site at www.thehybridproject.com

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    Sith Living Quarters on the Death Star (Star Wars)

    If you are a control freak and love nothing more than bossing droids about, sucking up to your boss at every opportunity for promotion and using super-lasers as a persuasion device then we have the perfect accommodation offer for you. You are a technology expert. You are immodestly and unashamedly intelligent. You are looking less for like-minded companionship and more for utter subservience. You are dark and you know it. This is not recommended for the beginner or intermediate Dark Force practitioner. Complimentary Light Saber included (batteries sold separately). Perks for your undeniable superiority are: . • A piece of Original Artwork: hand-drawn, finished artwork of costume or concept design for the film, by one of the leading artists involved. • Exclusive Ticket to a private, invite-only preview screening of the film at the prestigious V&A Museum, South Kensington, London. • Workshop Wonders: A Place (two days) at a January 2013 workshop making costumes for the film, at the V&A Museum in London (over 16 Only, unless over 12 and accompanied by an adult). With one-on-one instruction from Costume Designer Hayley Nebauer. • Limited Edition Poster: a limited edition copy of the printed film poster. • A special invite to the celebration party in London when the film is complete (Over 18s only). Money can’t buy you love but it can buy you a special evening with people who think you are awesome for helping them make a film. • A signed copy of the original script • A limited edition postcard of the film’s official poster. • A DVD copy of the film. • Prepare for a MASSIVE personalised thank you shout out AND a themed feel-good video on facebook and twitter, just for you! (Remember to ‘like’ The Hybrid Project so you can view these.) • We’ll keep you updated on the project and the film as it progresses with emails and blog postings on our site at www.thehybridproject.com

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    Presidential Suite on Fhloston Paradise (Fifth Element)

    Ladies and Gentlemen we are floating in space. Welcome to Paradise. If you prefer your intergalactic living experience more on the luxurious and elaborate side then read on. Relax in the elegant Rococo suite; with 12 swimming pools and 400 beaches to choose from and complimentary tickets to an actual space opera you will be spoilt. With your incredible contribution you must be the supreme being sent to Earth to save the Universe. Right on! Your emerald green magnificence will be rewarded thus: • A Special Thanks credit on the end of the finished film and on IMDB • Set visit: Come to the set, see the sci-fi environments created by Production Designer Tony Noble, see the costumes being created at the V&A for the film and meet the filmmakers. This offer is limited to 5 places. • A piece of Original Artwork: hand-drawn, finished artwork of costume or concept design for the film, by one of the leading artists involved. • Two exclusive Tickets to a private, invite-only preview screening of the film at the prestigious V&A Museum, South Kensington, London. • And all the perks in above categories (except the matchbox).

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    Bilskirnir & Breakfast (Thor)

    £1,000.00 or more : Rejuvenate yourself with an Odinsleep in Asgard. With an attractive Bifröst entrance, protected by your own personal gatekeeper this is a residence fit for a god. Exile and avenge at your leisure. With Valhalla on your doorstep we promise you won’t be disappointed. In worship of your devastatingly generous contribution the following offerings are made: • You could appear on screen in the film as an extra – this includes at least one whole day’s experience of the filmmaking process, meeting the cast and crew, wearing the original science fiction costumes designed for ‘AIR’. (This perk also includes a cast credit on the film and IMDB).There are only 3 places available for this category as you will be one of very few on-screen characters, making this a very special and unique reward for your overwhelming generosity. • You will also receive all of the perks listed in every category above (except the match box but we’ll use special effects to ignite any flame you may require.) If you are the first person to contribute £1,500 or over you will also be given a HANDCRAFTED PIECE OF FURNITURE: handmade, one-of-a-kind re-designed and refurbished by Hayley Nebauer. It’s beautiful, it’s unique and it is yours! There are three pieces to choose from, for details, get in touch!

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    Cerebral Accommodation that defies definition until you conceive it (Inception)

    Think of this like a Holodeck of your dreams (Star Trek). A Securos architect will design your ideal living space, complete with tailor-made experiences. This awe-inspiring package can be anything you want, anywhere you want and you can do anything you want in it. Own as many impossible objects as your heart desires and live your days enacting your fantasies, all the while you are kept safe within the walls of Securos. (In-built and fail-safe Projection Attack Protection guaranteed). You bring the totem, we’ll bring the subconscious bliss. In return for your unimaginable benevolence we will give you: • An Executive Producer credit on the film and IMDB • Private Screening: we will organize a private screening of the film with drinks for you and up to 20 of your friends and colleagues at a cinema/screening room in London. Including a discussion with the filmmakers if you would like. • Wind Tunnel Experience: we will organize a private wind tunnel experience in London for you and a friend. • If you so wish, your likeness/portrait can be painted into the triptych painting created specifically for the film and featured on screen (immortalized in paint and film!) • A tour of the V&A ‘Hollywood Costume’ exhibition with Hayley Nebauer (V&A Artist In Residence & Film Costume Designer) and Emma (Director of AIR) as your personal guides, followed by afternoon tea at the V&A Restaurant for you and a friend (exhibition ends January 27, 2013). PLUS: all of the perks above in every other category.

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Funding period

- (38 days)