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Robert V AldrichBy Robert V Aldrich
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Robert V AldrichBy Robert V Aldrich
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$1,140
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, February 17 2019 1:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

We are making a Rhest for the Wicked short film.

I say we because this project is as much about the fandom as it is about the property, or the creator.

Rhest for the Wicked was conceived as a new cyberpunk property, meant to build on the stylistic poetry of Ghost in the Shell, Robocop, Blade Runner, and Shadowrun.  A cyberpunk haunted house tale, it was published in 2014 by Haven Publishing (now Caffeine & Ink).  Since then, the book has grown to be my most successful novel to date on the indie scene, but mainstream success has remained elusive.  This short film is meant to change that.

Modern arts require properties leap from one medium to another in order to gain the wider awareness of general audiences.  This film is meant to showcase Rhest as a character and demonstrate the colorful world that he inhabits.  It's a simple tale, with a bit of action and a bit of humor, but also a touch of the heart-wrenching reality that informs good science fiction.

The story has been written, the script produced.  The production houses have already been met and consulted, casting necessities and location scouting already discussed, special effects and costumes already outlined.

Everything is in place.  We just need help getting there.

Yes, we.

This isn't a single endeavor, for a single writer.  This is also about hiring actors, paying directors and set designers, and generating work for aspiring SFX teams.  This won't be a slapdash video, shot on a cell phone, with a bunch of friends on an afternoon.  This project is meant to give professionals the chance to showcase their skills in an industry that makes work hard to come by.

Everything is in place.  We just need help getting there.

If you're a fan of action sci-fi...

If you're a fan of heart-felt stories with some humor...

If you're a fan of new stories, told by up-and-coming talent...

Then please consider investing in this project.

Thank you!

  - RVA

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk isn't failing, it will be to produce mediocrity.
Falling short happens. And a poorly executed film with shoddy special effects, made with passion, can still produce a terrific work of art. The biggest risk would be to produce a forgettable, generic work with no character, no honesty. That's why this project is being undertaken with professionals, people working in their chosen fields (film directors, producers, actors, special effects), so that they can apply the full force of their passion in a concentrated, directed manner.
This project will be distinctive, it will be unique. The purpose of this project isn't to make a film for the sake of it, but to showcase passion, to showcase talent.

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