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Short fantasy adventure film following young friends as they play the role-playing game ‘Fantopia’ to escape their real-life problems.
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FANTOPIA SYNOPSIS:

A short fantasy adventure film with undertones of drama. We follow Max; a young boy as he struggles through his parents' divorce, he uses the fantasy role-playing game 'Fantopia' as a form of escapism in an attempt to liberate himself from his real-life problems.

'Fantopia' team "research"
'Fantopia' team "research"

When playing the game, we are transported to the imagined world of 'Fantopia' where the child players role-play as fantasy adult characters and with the use of carefully constructed metaphors in the fantasy world, we show how Max is dealing with problems in the real world.

Locations and upcoming content!

We've already started looking and securing some great looking locations! 

'Dragons Tooth' location
'Dragons Tooth' location

Here, our heroes encounter a riddle they must solve... but do they succeed?

Part of our team at the Interior cave location
Part of our team at the Interior cave location

 We have a bunch of upcoming content, behind the scenes material and VFX tests currently being made! 

Prototype bandit tunic
Prototype bandit tunic

 We've already started purchasing basic outfits for sub-characters but need your help! We want to really showcase the fantasy races within the Fantopia world with appropriate costume and that is part of what you would be helping fund.

Above you can find our team showreel, showcasing our teams' capability and the quality you can expect to come from a fully funded Fantopia! 

Thank you very much for reading!

Risks and challenges

Being students, we understand the risks involved in such an ambitious project regarding money. Appropriate and accurate costumes for the genre will be expensive therefore a section of the profits acquired will be spent on the production design of 'Fantopia'.

If we are unable to create a realistic fantasy environment this will affect the overall outcome of the film and damage our general aesthetic. However, if we do struggle in terms of funding we do have cheaper alternatives in mind, but these won't be nearly as immersive as higher quality costumes and props would be.

The second area of production which we need to fund is our cast. It has become clear to us on previous projects the difference between paid and unpaid actors. Considering that we'll be working with child actors, and the emotional strand of our narrative is so imperative, we want to hire the best talent possible. However, if the profits raised aren't high enough to fund our actor's requirements we will find an alternative cast at local acting workshops.

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    ROLE-PLAYER

    For donating £5 to 'Fantopia', you will receive a personal thank you from our production team as well as special thanks in the credits!

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    BANDIT

    For donating £10 to 'Fantopia', you will receive a personal thank you from our production team, special thanks in credits and a digital soundtrack from the film!

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    BRUTE

    For donating £20 to 'Fantopia', you will receive a personal thank you from our production team, special thanks in credits, the digital soundtrack, two screening tickets for our premiere at MediaCityUK and a signed screenplay from our director!

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    MAGE

    For donating £75 to 'Fantopia', you will receive a personal thank you from our production team, special thanks in credits, the digital soundtrack, a screening ticket for our premiere at MediaCityUK, a signed screenplay from our director and Fari's wolf pendant necklace used in the film!

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    BOUNTY HUNTER

    For donating £80 to 'Fantopia', you will receive a personal thank you from our production team, special thanks in credits, the digital soundtrack, a screening ticket for our premiere at MediaCityUK, a signed screenplay from our director and a character figurine used in the film!

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    DRAGON SLAYER

    For donating £100 to 'Fantopia', you will receive a personal thank you from our production team, special thanks in credits, the digital soundtrack, two screening tickets for our premiere at MediaCityUK, a signed screenplay from our director and a bandit's LARP dagger prop!

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    THE WIELDER OF THE REALM KEY

    For donating £150 to 'Fantopia', you will receive a personal thank you from our production team, special thanks in credits, the digital soundtrack, two screening tickets for our premiere at MediaCityUK, a signed screenplay from our director and a bandit's costume!

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    MERCHANT OF MIRRORS

    For donating £200 to 'Fantopia', you will receive a personal thank you from our production team, special thanks in credits, the digital soundtrack, two screening tickets for our premiere at MediaCityUK, a signed screenplay from our director, a bandit's costume and a surprise major film prop!

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    ELF

    For donating £30 to 'Fantopia', you will receive a personal thank you from our production team, special thanks in credits, the digital soundtrack, two screening tickets for our premiere at MediaCityUK, a signed screenplay from our director and a suprise costume prop!

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    ROGUE

    For donating £50 to 'Fantopia', you will receive a personal thank you from our production team, special thanks in credits, the digital soundtrack, two screening tickets for our premiere at MediaCityUK, a signed screenplay from our director and Dardor's very own eyepatch!

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    WORLD-KEEPER

    For donating £60 to 'Fantopia', you will receive a personal thank you from our production team, special thanks in credits, the digital soundtrack, two screening tickets for our premiere at MediaCityUK, a signed screenplay from our director and your very own realm key!

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