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About

In a futuristic dystopian city, an oppressive regime known as The Order has maintained control over the citizens of Sanctum by making them fearful of the outside world. Now the status quo is threatened by a group of radicals lead by the mysterious figure known as “Alpine". As Alpine plays one last show to rally his supporters, the rebels take a final stand against the Order and the Uprising begins.

The journey to make a video for Uprising began several years ago. We wanted to make a video that created a complex, futuristic setting for Alpine’s music. We wanted him to play his song on a holographic DJ rig in front of an ecstatic crowd while we intercut with awesome Matrix-style action scenes. At the time it was an ambitious, expensive, and ridiculous idea. But as we grew as filmmakers, we began to meet enough talented, driven, like-minded people that the project actually became a possibility. And now we are on the brink of making it happen.

But we can’t do it without you. Any film project is an expensive, difficult undertaking. There are hardworking crews that need to be paid and fed, expensive cameras and gear to rent, and logistical hurdles to overcome. When you’re trying to create a futuristic sci-fi world from scratch it gets even harder. We shot the promo video above as a teaser to show a little bit of what we want to accomplish. With your help we can make the final product even bigger and better!

The budget below shows where the money we raise will go. Although our target goal is $20,000, the costs for all those costumes, sets and visual effects add up quickly, and the more we raise, the better we are able to make the final video.

While EDM events mostly revolve around DJs, Alpine Universe brings a fresh breeze to the scene. Andy Favre ("Alpine") is a 27 year-old musician from the heart of Europe, born in the mountains between France, Italy, and Switzerland. Fascinated by EDM in all its forms, Andy set a goal to perform the genre in a more organic and 100% live setting. As such, he takes the stage with an array of electronic instruments, namely electric drums, synthesizers, effects, and even an electric accordion. Ecstatic crowds are introduced to an energetic sound with the power of a full symphonic orchestra.

"I'm not a DJ in the traditional sense of the word. I am a multi-instrumentalist who decided to use technology to push the limits of music production and live performances. After developing my brand and my sound, I competed for the Insomniac Discovery Project and was selected to perform at Nocturnal Wonderland; Alpine Universe was heard for the first time and was officially born. Since then, I have performed at festivals both in France and the US. My latest highlight was an opening slot for Dada Life at DadaLand: The Voyage."

- Andy Favre (aka "Alpine")

Check out Alpine Universe' Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/alpineuniverse

"I've been working with Alpine for several years now on a number of various film projects. He is an incredible musician and I feel like his film scores elevate my work to an entirely new level. As soon as I heard some of his new solo tracks, like Gaia and 8000, I knew I wanted to make an Alpine music video. With the epic, futuristic sound that his music has, a science fiction setting was an easy choice. Classic sci-fi films like Star Wars, Blade Runner, and The Matrix are a big part of why I chose to become a filmmaker, so I am beyond excited to be able to build an intricate, detailed sci-fi world that complements the scale and complexity of an Alpine track. But I know I can't do this alone; collaborating with talented people has always been my favorite part of filmmaking. For this project we've assembled an incredible team of artists, designers, and stunt professionals to bring the Alpine Universe to life. Together, I know that we are going to create something truly unique and special."

- David Grabowski, Director

 Meet the Team!

David has always had a life-long passion for film. Born in Alaska, he traveled to Los Angeles to pursue his craft and has built a diverse portfolio of short films, commercials and music videos. David's shoots have taken him across the country from the deserts of Southern California to the busy streets of New York City. As he advances his work, David continues to look for new and exciting projects that combine real characters and compelling stories with dynamic visuals.

Born and raised in San Antonio, TX to a Japanese mother and South African father, Tamiko grew up doing taekwondo and has also trained in muay thai, northern shaolin kung fu, wushu and boxing. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree from University of Washington, Tamiko moved to Los Angeles to follow her dreams in entertainment. Currently she is working as a stunt performer and actress and has built an impressive array of credits in projects such as Transformers: Age of Extinction, John Carter, and CSI. 

Max graduated from Chapman University (ranked #7 of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Film Schools) in May 2014 with a degree in film production and screen acting. While at Chapman, Max had the opportunity to work on dozens of productions at various levels, both in front of and behind the camera. Max developed a strong foundation and confidence in set protocol and a comprehensive overview of how each department is an integral part of the filmmaking process. After graduating, Max moved to Los Angeles where he started Landwirth Legacy Productions- a socially conscious production company whose mission is to create entertaining and educational content that identify various social issues and addresses those issues through the cultivation of mindfulness, compassion, and inner strength.

Larry began his professional career in the entertainment industry in 1975, working as a freelance sports cameraman in Chicago. In 1977 he was offered the opportunity to photograph a television pilot for a fledgling production company in Los Angeles. That job led to a move to Los Angeles and a partnership in a production company that lasted until 1980 and yielded two feature pilots, a television comedy special and several music videos. After working together on several television projects, Mr. Kaster and David Kleinman formed the partnership that ultimately became Rush Hour Productions. Shortly thereafter, Rush Hour Productions began work on several large projects: co-producing industrials, commercials and PSA’s for a number of companies, including Nissan Motors, J.D. Power & Associates and Toyota Motors.

Arran began his film journey in 2009 when he attended Columbia College Hollywood and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinematography. As a cinematographer, Arran loves to capture, control, and paint with light. He is constantly looking for new perspectives on the world while changing consciousness with film. Most recently, Arran has worked at Silverback Artist Management, Neomerica Corporation, Glassrock Entertainment, and Dream Magic Studios.

Shane has been working in the entertainment industry since 2001. During his 14 years in the business, he gained experience as Production Designer, Art Director, Set Designer, and Art Department Coordinator. In these key creative roles, he has applied a multidisciplinary approach to design within several markets including film, commercials, music videos, episodic television, events, trade-shows, and print-editorial.

Jennifer has always had a passion for art and fashion, making her a natural fit for Costume Design. She graduated from the Academy of Art University San Francisco with a BFA in fashion design in 2010. The school awarded her the opportunity to show her work at New York fashion week where she was recognized as an up and coming designer. Since then she has moved to working on independent features for theatrical and TV release.

Anthony, a former college football player and Golden Gloves boxer, came to Los Angeles in September of 1999. Since that time he has accumulated quite an impressive stunt and acting resume. His most notable films are “Savages”, “Bad Ass”, “The Amazing Spiderman”, “The Green Hornet”, "Family Wedding", "GI Joe", "You Don't Mess With The Zohan", “Indiana Jones 4”, “Meet The Spartans”, “Iron Man”, “Charlie Wilson’s War”, and “The Kingdom”.

For this music video, Landwirth Legacy Productions is proud to partner with Rock and Wrap it Up! (RWU)- an award winning anti-poverty think tank. RWU researches, discovers, and nurtures potential donors who have renewable assets to share. Their donors include touring bands, educational institutions, the hospitality industry, professional sports teams, hospitals, and TV/film shoots throughout North America. RWU finds and vets partner agencies who can share these resources with the poor. To date, over one billion meals have been recovered and donated since 1991. Landwirth Legacy Productions is honored to donate the leftover food from this music video shoot to those who are less fortunate and are in need.

 - Donate! Although our target Kickstarter goal is $20,000, the filmmaking process is very expensive and the more we are able to raise, the better we will be able to make the final video.

- Share our Kickstarter link with your friends, family, and anyone you feel would be interested in this music video!

- Follow Alpine Universe on Facebook, Instagram, and Soundcloud!

Risks and challenges

There are innate risks and challenges that come with the filmmaking process. Every day there will be unexpected problems that no one could have imagined happening. But this is why we have given ourselves months of time to plan for the unpredictable.

Our story is ambitious. It takes place in a futuristic city controlled by an oppressive police state that we'll be building from scratch. We will be shooting almost entirely at an exterior location and with that comes things that are out of our control. In addition, we have an abundance of Visual Effects and Stunt work. However, we have an incredibly talented and dedicated team that is committed to this project and are willing to go to great lengths to make it a reality.

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    - The VIP Set Experience (you and a guest will be picked up by a private chauffeur where you spend a day on set, have your own chair in video village, call "action" on several takes, decide what the cast/crew will have for lunch, and be constantly showered with praise and thanks!)**

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