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.
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!
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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