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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 27 2011 7:05 PM UTC +00:00
$2,306
pledged of $67,500pledged of $67,500 goal
50
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 27 2011 7:05 PM UTC +00:00

About

** We have great commitments! BoogeyManFX will be doing the make-up. They specialize in zombies, and are great at a lot of things. We also have catering and a wonderful on set photographer. Keep spreading the word! We love the volunteers but need the creds too! Thank you!

What We Want to Do

Anyone who has watched Firefly has recognized the majesty of the series. It was the pinnacle of storytelling in the career of Joss Whedon (in our opinion) and sends a message that caught many hearts. The religious, the non-religious, the jock, the nerd, the brainless and the intelligent...We all come together and watch this show religiously. We continue to fight for it. And we want to make a web series that will rock the internet like none other. To be specific, we'll start with a 5 episode roughly 40 minute (so about 5-10 minutes per episode) series for the first season. If we get a lot more funding than anticipated, we'll expand (not at the sacrifice of story and style, however).

This would be a new crew and story we'd be exploring. The ship wouldn't be as big as a Firefly but you can surely expect a slew of creative characters being thrown together in a mess of fantastic fiction.

There's something to be said about a show which many years after its passing still has a loyal and fighting fanbase. Even just recently Community made a Firefly reference, while Castle often makes references. Let's make an impact. Let's not leave it in the hands of a studio. Let's just make some real quality fan films, a high quality episodic web series. Together we can do this.

The Story

We don't want to give away too much here! But we do want to let you know what the story is about. The crew we're following is led by a former Alliance commander. Why isn't he part of the Alliance anymore? Well that's part of the shrouded history that we're planning to explore. He has a specific goal he seems to be aiming for. Each mission brings him closer to that goal - we just don't know what it is.

Intrigue, mystery, drama, and some classic comedy. That's what we're going for. :)

How We Plan To Do It

We happen to be placed in an incredible location. One of the reasons that Michael Bay is a fan of Utah is because of the diversity. He wants to get a studio here because of that, so more films can be shot here. You go from mountainous forest to desert in minutes. Being able to bring variety to a sci-fi universe is important. And when it's a western sci-fi, what better place than part of the original west?

We have equipment, access to more equipment, lighting, etc. What we don't have is a ship, or sets. Those can be built and stored in various locations for a relatively cheap price. But we can only do it with your help!

Also we plan to have a lot of help for the little things. Money is great and all, and necessary and important, but the ability for you to donate other things to the project will be a tremendous help. Skilled crafters, weapon makers, people with places for storage or space for shooting, musicians, etc. will be greatly appreciated for this kind of effort. And for that which we can't -- that's where the money comes in to compensate and make sure we don't skimp. Any questions? E-mail us, we want to hear: ffoitb@gmail.com.

What The Money Is For

Everything. The biggest reason we are appealing to you kickstarters is because we can't ask people to invest in this - there's no promise of return because we can't make money off of this! It's copyrighted and owned by someone else. We just want to make a fan series that's incredible, and fuel your passion.

Money will cover costs from equipment rentals to crew needed. Volunteers are great for some things, but when it comes to actual film production you want talented good people who really know their job of choice. Often that requires renting the best equipment. :)

We've budgeted an amount per episode, with extra to cover initial costs (set construction and such), and enough to make sure the rewards are given!

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Okay, Captain Tightpants. You'll receive a free digital copy of the entire series (iTunes HD Format). Gain access to behind the scenes photos during the making of the series. Will require a web browser and internet connection.

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    Receive a free digital copy of the series, and also a DVD version which will have special features including behind the scenes, auditions, and hopefully a gag reel (we haven't made it yet so we don't know how many gags there will be!).

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    Shiny! Along with the $10 and $25 reward, receive a SIGNED high quality set picture (8 1/2 x 11). Either of the cast or director.

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    On top of the previous rewards, you'll receive a "Special Thanks" credit on the final episode (the only episode we'll have a full credits list). This list will also be posted on a website featuring the series. You'll also get a Blu-Ray copy of the series.

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    Along with the other rewards, you'll receive an "Associate Producer" credit that will be listed on IMDB and on the credits on the final episode.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You're a big damn hero. These kinds of pledges go a long way to making this production happen. As a generous reward for this donation we'd love to give you a private screening of the series and get your feedback on it before we start airing episodes. You, of course, will receive all the other rewards.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    At last, we can retire and give up this life of crime. First, you get an Executive Producer credit straight up. Thank you so much! Second, we'll fly you to Salt Lake City, UT (if you're in the continental United States or Canada) to spend a day on set. Sit behind the director and see what he's seeing as he makes the magic happen. And at the end of the day, we'll take you to the finest restaurant in the great Salt Lake to have dinner with the cast and crew.

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    On top of all the other rewards (including the trip to Salt Lake to see production), we will hold a private screening of the series in your town in its entirety (again, if you're in the continental United States or Canada). A member of the cast, the director, or producer will attend the screening (we'll cover all the costs of flying and hotel stay).

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Funding period

- (30 days)