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Rocket Steam ProductionsBy Rocket Steam Productions
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Rocket Steam ProductionsBy Rocket Steam Productions
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, November 21 2018 4:01 PM UTC +00:00.

About

A crew of treasure hunters on board their ship, The Tempest Void, discover something sinister lurking among the murky waters and jazz-filled speakeasy of The Duchess La’Sal while on the road towards fortune, glory, and the treasure of a lifetime.   

Interior concept for the Duchess La'Sal drawn by denver based artist Haley Amanda Miller
Interior concept for the Duchess La'Sal drawn by denver based artist Haley Amanda Miller

 We are Star Wars fans, plain and simple! Each one of us grew up on Star Wars, watching the movies over and over again, and eventually becoming inspired by them to tell our own stories. And now, we want to create our own contribution to the galaxy far, far away.

While many people have created Star Wars films that tread familiar territory (Jedis, Light Saber fights, the Force, ect.) our producers Alexander and Blue Stephens wanted to create something truly unique to the Star Wars Universe. They wanted to create a story that showed this galaxy from a different side, a side that is often overshadowed by Skywalkers and Vaders. 

So, by hiring the rest of us, the Stephens Brothers set out to create a Star Wars movie that tries to recapture the whimsical, fun, adventurous spirit of the original film and the serials that inspired it. All practical effects. Fun, interesting characters. A story that would hold up on its own even if you removed the Star Wars part.

 While the cost of making a movie has decreased significantly over the years, there are still many things that are expensive when it comes to production. To make our movie stand alongside the original trilogy, we want to use practical effects and accurate costumes. The effects will be handled by the Stephens Brothers, and the costumes will be created by Cal Pierce from Far Away Creations. 

The Stephens Brothers want to create something that could possibly grow into something bigger. In order to do that, quality is very important and materials to do so require help from you. Not only will the money donated to this Kickstarter help pay for what’s on screen, but it will also help cover the cost for everyone working behind the scenes. While this is a labor of love for all of us, we want to make sure our cast and crew are fed and happy during our production. 

The important things for us are making sure you know where your money is going. So here's a breakdown:

COSTUMES- We are putting a lot of hard work into bringing to life the main characters AND the background characters. We really want the costumes to showcase these characters and their lives in the galaxy.

SETS - Locations are very important to bringing to life the environment that our characters exist in. Transporting the audience into a believable location is what were aiming for.

PRACTICAL EFFECTS - We are so excited for you to see what we have in store when it comes to practical effects. Blaster bolts hitting walls and creating a shower of sparks, explosions launching debris, and more. We can't wait for you to see what we've got in store. 

ACTORS - After a very successful casting call in Colorado, we were able to discover some very talented individuals that really bring to life our characters. 

MUSIC - We are working with a very talented composer who is going to help bring this production to life through his music. He is a big fan of Star Wars and plans to pay tribute to the influence of the great John Williams, while also bringing something of his own to the Galaxy far far away.

MAKEUP- The Star Wars galaxy is home to a very diverse makeup of Aliens, Humans, Droids, and Creatures. We plan to include some of those aliens and creatures with help from a very talented Denver based makeup artist and his team.

 The Stephens Brothers -  Colorado based Producers and Owners of Rocket Steam Productions who have been hard at work for the past 2 1/2 years on a journey to make movies. Their passion for filmmaking and practical effects is showcased in every project they've been a part of and their drive to create quality productions helps them to stand out. The Stephens Brothers ability to create worlds comes from their endless imagination and love for film. They've always enjoyed the magic behind movies and the way that a movie can transport them to new worlds and places. They strive to jump into a galaxy far far away and introduce their audience to a new group of characters that have a different role than what you've seen before. The love and dedication that they have put into this production so far will hopefully pay off once we've captured the beginning's of a new Star Wars Story.

- Alexander Stephens (Executive Producer/Creator) 

- Blue Stephens (Executive Producer/Creator) 

The Stephens Brothers at Lucasfilm in San Francisco, CA
The Stephens Brothers at Lucasfilm in San Francisco, CA

Rob Shearer (Producer) – Rob is a filmmaker in Denver. With over 8 years of experience working in commercial and narrative production, Rob will provide producing duties on the film.

With a passion for telling stories, He is constantly finding ways to translate a client's vision into an engaging and compelling story. Once he discovers the story, he conceptualizes, shoots, and edits  projects from start to final delivery. He is what some people may consider a Renaissance man in the world of modern video production. 

Rob Shearer, A Denver based Filmmaker and Producer for Shadows of the Tempest Void
Rob Shearer, A Denver based Filmmaker and Producer for Shadows of the Tempest Void
Rob Shearer & Stormtrooper during the filming of our kickstarter video. Photo by Alexander Heller.
Rob Shearer & Stormtrooper during the filming of our kickstarter video. Photo by Alexander Heller.

Kyle Vandeveld (Producer)  - Kyle is a sentient collection of cells who has glazed his eyeballs across one too many motion pictures, causing irreversible damage to his mental faculties. Putting his MBA to work, he’ll be assisting in the production responsibilities of the project.

Kyle Vandeveld, a Denver based Producer who specilizes in budgets and finances for film.
Kyle Vandeveld, a Denver based Producer who specilizes in budgets and finances for film.

Richard Corso (Director/Writer) - Born in Denver, Colorado, USA - Richard David Del-Real Corso became interested in cinema at a very young age, making short films with his siblings. Influenced from filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Wong Kar Wai, Paul Thomas Anderson, The Coen Brothers, and Martin Scorsese; Corso's first breakout short film in the Denver scene was "Who's Bruce Flynn?", a sadistic and awkwardly dark comedy. He went on to make the award winning short film, "Fish" - a crime drama in the vein of Nicolas Winding Refn. His most recent film is a dark comedy called The Salesman, about a man who gets involved in a cult like way of life, centered around the secret life of sales. At age 23, Corso is now working on more work, collaborating with his "Roostercat Crew". One of which is a feature film called "Meloncalling"; a coming of age, surrealist film about a writer with writer's block who goes out to find the plot to his novel.  

Richard Corso, a Denver based Director
Richard Corso, a Denver based Director

Samuel Emerson Johnson (Cinematographer/Producer) - My work and aesthetic are rooted in portraiture and humanity. I have a genuine curiosity about the lives people live and a deep interest in the stories they tell. Subjects can feel my fascination, and it inspires them to give genuine, confident, and authentic performances. 

As both a Director and Cinematographer, I work swiftly, intimately, and decisively — traveling with subjects through their stories to achieve a true understanding of their character and values. I try my best to bring a hybrid documentary and cinematic-art sensibility to the process that allows me to capture mood, movement, emotion, and beauty while also inspiring unaffected and natural performances. 

My priority is to create and capture authentic images, keep each subject focused on his or her story, then stand back and let the magic happen.

Samuel Emerson Johnson, A Denver based Director of Photography filming a documentary at the Base Camp of Mt. Everest.
Samuel Emerson Johnson, A Denver based Director of Photography filming a documentary at the Base Camp of Mt. Everest.

Cal Pierce (Owner of Far Away Creations/Costumes/Sets) -  Since 1999, Cal and Kathy Pierce have been sharing their creations online as well as providing custom services to the practical effects industry. This has enabled them to make connections with many amazing artists and industry executives.  Now with this growing array of available talents and contacts, Far Away Creations is becoming more and more available to the industry on a much larger scale.

Cal Pierce bringing the concept for Obsidian Shadow to life at Far Away Creations.
Cal Pierce bringing the concept for Obsidian Shadow to life at Far Away Creations.
For almost 20 years, Cal Pierce's unique attention to detail showcases his passion for what he does.
For almost 20 years, Cal Pierce's unique attention to detail showcases his passion for what he does.
Cal Pierce, Owner of Far Away Creations weathering the helmet for Obsidian Shadow.
Cal Pierce, Owner of Far Away Creations weathering the helmet for Obsidian Shadow.

Andrew Scott Bell (Film Composer) - Los Angeles composer Andrew Scott Bell has been writing original music for film, TV, and commercial media since 2011. His music has brought life to over three dozen productions, and has premiered in nine different countries across the world. In 2015, Andrew and his wife moved to Los Angeles. Soon after moving, Andrew interned with composer Joseph Trapanese during his work on The Divergent Series: Allegiant. After completing his internship Andrew wrote the original score to Rocket, which won a Student Academy Award in 2016.

Some of Andrew’s recent projects include:

Two Roads - the pilot episode for a new PlayStation series starring Jennifer Bareilles.

Mélange - a new serialized drama starring Morgan Fairchild, Scott Evans, Omar Sharif Jr., Perez Hilton, and more.

W4M - a short film starring Meghann Fahy (The Bold Type), Reed Birney (House of Cards), and Billy Magnussen (Game Night, Into the Woods, Aladdin).

Andrew Scott Bell, Film Composer based in Los Angeles, CA.
Andrew Scott Bell, Film Composer based in Los Angeles, CA.

Here are some of the rewards that our supporters will recieve for thier pledges. We are excited about the cool swag that we've come up with and can't wait to get them out to you all! 

Denizen of the Galaxy (Obsidian Shadow Patch Logo) Sticker
Denizen of the Galaxy (Obsidian Shadow Patch Logo) Sticker
Imperial Sympathizer Sticker
Imperial Sympathizer Sticker
Shadow's View T-Shirt Design
Shadow's View T-Shirt Design
Support Crew T-Shirt
Support Crew T-Shirt
Shadow's View and Support Crew Back of T-Shirt
Shadow's View and Support Crew Back of T-Shirt
Shadows Cover
Shadows Cover
Rogue Thief Hat
Rogue Thief Hat
Limited Edition Obsidian Shadow Squad Recruit Reward
Limited Edition Obsidian Shadow Squad Recruit Reward
Limited Edition Obsidian Shadow Squad Recruit Reward
Limited Edition Obsidian Shadow Squad Recruit Reward

HELP US GET THE WORD OUT! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

We get it that not everyone will be able to commit to a pledge and that's understandable. If you'd still like to contribute though, please help us by sharing our kickstarter! Tell your fellow Star Wars fans about SHADOWS OF THE TEMPEST VOID and follow us on Instagram and Facebook! No matter how small the contribution, it will make a difference! Thanks for helping us out!

INSTAGRAM -  https://www.instagram.com/shadows_of_the_tempest_void/ 

FACEBOOK -  https://www.facebook.com/tempestvoidmovie/ 

Risks and challenges

With out your support, we will not be able to bring this exciting story to life. Although we have many talented individuals coming together for this project, the materials are going to come at a cost. Making a movie has it's ups and downs, but with your help, the process will go much smoother. Through your contributions we will be able to successfully complete this project that we've been working so hard on and we are looking forward to delivering an amazing production. For the fans, from the fans.

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    Lang La'Sal is the owner of the Duchess La'Sal, a shipwreck in the middle of a treacherous swamp. Known for the Lachrymead that's almost better than the real thing, La'Sal is now a successful bootlegger, but he's known for much more than that. For your pledge of $50, you will receive a black t-shirt with a special design on the front and Supporter on the back.

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    Commander Tyrus on orders from the Emperor himself has been authorized to recruit more individuals that embody the empire and its quest for order. Obsidian Shadow is an elite squad who will stop at nothing to acheive success. Join the covert squad known as Obsidian Shadow today! For your pledge of $500, you will recieve a limited edition Obsidan Shadow Custom Stormtrooper Helmet by Far Away Creations.

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    BE IN THE MOVIE!! Lang La'Sal's has many friends, but there are a select few that are always honored guest when they come to the Duchess La'Sal. Lang is looking forward to your arrival, and as always you will worry about nothing during your visit to the Duchess La'Sal. For your contribution of $5000, you will enjoy a roundtrip flight* to Denver, CO. Once you arrive you will be given transportation to your hotel in Downtown Denver. After a good nights rest, you will be transported to the set of SHADOWS OF THE TEMPEST VOID! Upon your arrival, you will be given a tour and then visit costuming and makeup for your role in the movie. Once we've completed shooting for the day, we will transport you back to the airport and part ways. But there's more, you'll recieve every reward from the kickstarter to include a special edition helmet! *ROUND TRIP DOMESTIC FLIGHT TO DENVER, CO, Accommodations in DENVER, CO, Food during your stay.

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