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Racing against time, Universal Studios and "Back to the Future" fans work together, to save the original DeLorean Time Machine.
Racing against time, Universal Studios and "Back to the Future" fans work together, to save the original DeLorean Time Machine.
Racing against time, Universal Studios and "Back to the Future" fans work together, to save the original DeLorean Time Machine.
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OUT OF TIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine

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Every "Back to the Future" fan knows the DeLorean Time Machine.  It's arguably the most iconic car in movie history.  But while the film's legacy has thrived over the years - the car itself wasn't so fortunate.  Decades of harsh weather and souvenir hunters reduced this film legend to a shadowy reflection of its former self.  By 2010, it looked as if the car would not survive.  Fortunately Bob Gale, Universal Studios, and a team of dedicated fans decided to take action...

“OUT OF TIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine” is the incredible comeback story of the world's most famous film car.  Meet the filmmakers, celebrities, studio executives, and movie fans who worked together to bring the original Time Machine back to life!

before restoration
before restoration

A restoration for the fans...by the fans

What makes this story unique is how the restoration was accomplished.  The Time Machine wasn't restored by a studio or an auto body shop.  Instead, Universal Studios boldly decided to have FANS restore the car.  Fans with the knowledge, passion and the obsessive attention to detail that the Time Machine deserved! 

So, Bob Gale hired Joe Walser - who assembled a team of the biggest "Back to the Future" fans and the best Time Machine builders in the world.  Together, they had one goal - restore the car with 100% accuracy.  Every wire.  Every detail.  Exactly like it was in the movie.

And the Time Machine Restoration Team was born.

Bob Gale, Joe Walser & his Restoration Team visit the finished car
Bob Gale, Joe Walser & his Restoration Team visit the finished car

"It's easy to build a Time Machine.  It's hard to do it right."

The Time Machine isn't just a car.  It's a highly designed piece of art.  Thousands of pieces needed to be repaired.  New computer systems were designed from scratch.  A global "treasure hunt" was on, scouring the earth for one-of-a-kind vintage military parts.  Every step was brutal - but necessary. 

The Head of the Restoration, Joe Walser was determined to make every detail perfect.  For over two years, the team poured their heart and soul into the restoration - because BTTF fans across the world were counting on them to get it right.

Our exclusive 11x17 "Timeless" poster
Our exclusive 11x17 "Timeless" poster

OUR FILM

We are proud that our film is the official documentary of the Time Machine Restoration.  Working closely with Bob Gale and Universal Studios - our film reveals a unique and fascinating story that BTTF fans have never heard before. 

To capture this incredible journey, producer Steve Concotelli embedded himself within the restoration team.  For over a year, our crew captured every moment on camera.  From amazing discoveries to frustrating setbacks - we caught it all.

We also interviewed dozens of people involved with the restoration and the BTTF franchise.  That includes Bob Gale (Producer, BTTF trilogy), John Murdy (Creative Director, Universal Studios), Michael Scheffe (Construction Coordinator, BTTF), Michael Lantieri (Special Effects Supervisor BTTF 2 & 3), Kevin Pike (Special Effects Supervisor BTTF), members of the Restoration Team and more!  Together, they reveal the Time Machine's hidden history and incredible rise from the ashes.  

Why make this film?  Because this restoration was a once in a lifetime experience that every BTTF fan will love to be a part of.  And thanks to "OUT OF TIME", they will.

24x36 poster, by Andy Fairhurst
24x36 poster, by Andy Fairhurst

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to finish the 50 minute documentary about the Time Machine - from creation through its restoration.  The film has already been shot and editing is 50% completed.

So, what do we need this money for?  Two words: post production.  Our crew donated their time and effort, but some things just aren't free.  Composing, graphics, footage licensing, editing, insurance, and legal fees. 

The money raised will enable us finish the film, so we can get a copy into your hands as soon as possible.

5x 7 Desktop Display, signed by Bob Gale & Joe Walser - design not final
5x 7 Desktop Display, signed by Bob Gale & Joe Walser - design not final
Bob Gale showcasing his own Joe Walser 15"x40" canvas painting.
Bob Gale showcasing his own Joe Walser 15"x40" canvas painting.
Bob poses with his famous Mr. Fusion lamp (right) and Joe Walser's authorized recreation (left)
Bob poses with his famous Mr. Fusion lamp (right) and Joe Walser's authorized recreation (left)

OUR TEAM

We are a group of industry professionals, filmmakers and producers, who happen to be huge "Back to the Future" fans.  We've already made several videos about the Time Machine, including the famous 'reveal' video of the fully restored Delorean Time Machine.

We are thrilled to be working closely with Bob Gale himself - to ensure "OUT OF TIME" maintains the highest levels of quality and respect for fans and the BTTF franchise. 

So, we encourage you to participate in our Kickstarter.  Get your hands on a cool movie and some great memorabilia.  But hurry, before our campaign is...

Risks and challenges

There's nothing I hate more than a documentary that asks for money, then doesn't deliver. That's why we are doing our kickstarter a little different.

Most filmmakers ask for money at the very beginning - when the risk for failure is highest. But we elected to wait until AFTER our filming was completed. That way, our supporters can contribute in confidence - knowing that we've already done the majority of the work. Now, we just need your help to bring it across the finish line.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. All the above, plus get an HD digital download of the finished film!

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    BONUS FEATURES! Get a digital download of the film PLUS bonus content - including deleted scenes, Time Machine walkthrough, and full length audio commentary by Producer Steve Concotelli and Restoration Leader Joe Walser.

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    MOVIE ON DVD! Get all the digital downloads above, plus a high quality DVD that includes the film and all bonus content.

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    RADIOACTIVE PATCH. Get a 3x3 inch embroidered patch of the radioactive warning label from Doc Brown's Plutonium Case. It even GLOWS IN THE DARK! A Time Machine Restoration Team exclusive. (Includes all digital downloads.)

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    "OUT OF TIME" LICENSE PLATE!  Get a full-size reproduction of our distressed OUT OF TIME license plate.  Plates are stamped aluminum, with raised lettering similar to a real license plate.  Featuring our film title, with painted dirt and rust effects.  Created by Celebrity Machines! (includes all digital downloads) 

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    "TIMELESS" POSTER. Get all the digital downloads, PLUS an exclusive 11x17 poster of the restored Delorean Time Machine! (poster ships in May)

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    EXCLUSIVE PHOTO PACK. A collection of 20 up close and personal photos taken during the Time Machine restoration. This rare set of 20, 4x6 photos is only available during our Kickstarter campaign and will never be seen again! (includes all digital downloads)

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    88 MPH SPECIAL! Get all the digital downloads, the Timeless poster, PLUS a full size (24x36) movie poster for OUT OF TIME, created by acclaimed artist Andy Fairhurst! (posters ship in May)

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    BOB GALE SIGNED POSTER. Get our 24x36 poster, signed by Bob Gale himself! Includes all digital downloads. (poster ships in May)

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    1.21 JIGOWATT SPECIAL! Want to be a part of the film making process? Have your name immortalized in a special Kickstarter section of our credits! Includes all digital downloads, Timeless poster and full size movie poster! (posters ship in May)

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    OWN A PIECE OF THE TIME MACHINE. That's right! Get a limited edition 5x7 desktop display containing actual pieces from the screen used Time Machine. Includes certificate of authenticity HAND SIGNED by Bob Gale and Joe Walser! The ultimate "Back to the Future" collectible. Also includes all digital downloads. (display ships in May)

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    OWN A PIECE OF THE TIME MACHINE - PART 2! We were blown away by the popularity of the Desktop Displays! So, we reached out to Joe Walser again – and he generously donated more pieces! For now, the limit of this reward has been lifted.

    Get a limited edition 5x7 desktop display containing actual pieces recovered during the Delorean Time Machine Restoration. Includes certificate of authenticity HAND SIGNED by Bob Gale and Joe Walser! The ultimate "Back to the Future" collectible. Also includes all digital downloads. (display ships in May, contents will vary.)

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    UNIVERSAL STUDIOS VISIT! Join Producer Steve Concotelli and Head of the Restoration Joe Walser at Universal Studios - to visit the fully restored, screen-used Delorean Time Machine in person! Take photos, ask questions, then join us for a group lunch! Transportation and tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood not included. (includes digital downloads, BluRay, and both posters)

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    TIME MACHINE AUTOGRAPH PAINTING. Each painting is individually ‘signed’ by the screen-used Delorean Time Machine. Created by coating the Time Machine’s screen-used Goodyear Eagle GT’s with "Back to the Future" inspired paints and running over the 15x40 canvas. Perfect for art lovers, Delorean lovers and BTTF fans alike! Comes with Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Bob Gale and the painting's creator - Joe Walser! (includes all digital downloads)

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    FILM LOCATION TOUR. Come along on the ultimate "Back to the Future" tour! Steve Concotelli takes you on a personalized tour of your favorite BTTF locations - including Marty's House, Doc's House, Lorraine's House, 'peeping tom' tree, Twin Pines Mall, the 'Start' line, the tunnel (BTTF 2) and more! Then, dine in style at the Burger King featured in the film! PLEASE NOTE: If you are attending "We're Going Back" in October, they are doing a similar tour - so you should skip this reward. Transportation to LA not included. (includes all digital downloads, BluRay, and both posters.)

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT. Become an official crew member with an Associate Producer credit on the film and our iMDB page! Get an advanced copy of the BluRay, and movie poster signed by Bob Gale, Joe Walser and Steve Concotelli! (also includes Timeless poster, desktop display and downloads)

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    LIMITED EDITION MR. FUSION LAMP. Bob Gale authorized Joe Walser to construct only FIVE exact reproductions of his famous Mr. Fusion lamp - and you can own one!

    This is NOT A TOY. The base is constructed from heavy duty fiberglass, just like Bob's. The lid is cast urethane and the top is a REAL Krups Coffee grinder!

    These lamps are exactly the same as Bob's lamp, down to the smallest detail. When you open it up, it reveals Bob's signature on a numbered brass plaque inside! Comes with Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Bob Gale and Joe Walser. THIS IS HEAVY! (comes with all digital downloads)

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    CO-PRODUCER CREDIT. Become a senior member of the crew with a Co-Producer credit on the film and our iMDB page! Includes EVERYTHING listed above - downloads, advanced copy of the BluRay, Timeless poster, movie poster (autographed by Bob Gale, Joe Walser & Steve Concotelli) desktop display, Universal Tour and Location Tour.

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    CO-PRODUCER CREDIT. Become a senior member of the crew with a Co-Producer credit on the film and our iMDB page! Includes downloads, advanced copy of the BluRay, Timeless poster, movie poster (autographed by Bob Gale, Joe Walser & Steve Concotelli) desktop display, Universal Tour and Location Tour. (painting and Mr. Fusion lamp are not included)

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    PRODUCER CREDIT. Like Doc said "This is the big one - the one I've been waiting for all my life!" You will receive a Producer Credit in the film, on the movie poster, and our iMDB page! Plus, you'll get to collaborate with the filmmakers on the movie. Watch in-progress cuts of the film before anybody else! Includes EVERYTHING listed above - downloads, advanced copy of the BluRay, Timeless poster, movie poster (autographed by Bob Gale, Joe Walser & Steve Concotelli) desktop display, Universal Tour and Location Tour.

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