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A short science fiction film about a city slicker, named Caulder, who sets out to hike one of the last mountains in North America.
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The Story

In the future mountains have been ground down as an alternative energy source. Our film follows Caulder as he seeks Muskrat Pass, the last of the mammoth rock formations, to scatter his Grandmother’s ashes. It is a quest to the past, in search of traditional values and trusting one’s self, in order to find a more meaningful way of life.

Along the way he encounters subterranean beasts, stray mining robots, unreliable technology, and a harsh and unforgiving landscape. 

We will be using practical effects and an immersive sound and production design to create this world.

Inspiration for the visual aesthetic from Jesse's Personal Photography
Inspiration for the visual aesthetic from Jesse's Personal Photography

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 Our $5500 Goal and Why We Need Your Help

One of the most important elements involved with making a science fiction or a science fantasy film is building a world in which the audience can suspend all belief. We are trying to not only make a science fiction world, but to make one that accurately reflects the direction of our own society. We will be designing and conceptualizing props, costumes, and sets that anticipate future trends while building a visually appealing aesthetic. This all costs money, and though we have access to a large amount of filmmaking resources, we still need to raise these funds to do justice to the story and creation of this project. 

We also have over 30 volunteers -- all of whom have training and countless hours in filmmaking experience. We appreciate their help and would like to be able to provide proper catering for the three, 12 hour, days they will be volunteering. 

Budget Allocation

Larger Expenses

  • Locations (Gas, Transportation, Permits)
  • Production Design (Set Materials & Construction, Art Department, Props)
  • Catering & Craft Services

Smaller Expenses

  • Hair/Makeup (Kit Fees)
  • Costumes
  • Kickstarter Rewards (Materials & Shipping)
  • Festival Packages
  • Kickstarter Fees

For more information about the background and inspiration of Caulder's View and Jesse's 4X5 photography you can visit our Wordpress page, https://cauldersview.wordpress.com

Our Team

Co-Producer - Devan Francis, Co-Producer - Daniel Baker, Associate Producer - Michelle Szymlowski
Co-Producer - Devan Francis, Co-Producer - Daniel Baker, Associate Producer - Michelle Szymlowski
Writer/Director - Jesse Pickett, 1'st AD - Adam Charron, DOP - Diego Montoya, Production Designer - Jocelan Jansen
Writer/Director - Jesse Pickett, 1'st AD - Adam Charron, DOP - Diego Montoya, Production Designer - Jocelan Jansen
Editor - Tim Laks, Sound Designer - Alex Schenke
Editor - Tim Laks, Sound Designer - Alex Schenke

Thank you for your support! We look forward to embarking on this science fiction quest with you! Even if you can't donate, we would greatly appreciate a shout-out on your social media or by sharing our link with your friends and family!

Risks and challenges

With every project that we've created, we have become well aware of the risks and challenges when it comes to filming. We will complete this film to the best of our ability, and hold ourselves to the most upright responsibility to our backers. As backers, you are also a part of this film. We encourage you to follow up on important updates on this page, as well as Wordpress, and Instagram, where you can see Caulder's View come to life. If you have any concerns or questions about the film, perks, or anything else that you can think of, please feel free to contact us.

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    Path Finder: Special Thanks! See your name chiseled into the credits, like the weathering of a mountain, as it is etched across the screen.

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    Trail Blazer: Can’t make it out to Muskrat Pass? Receive a digital postcard from the world of Caulder’s View! You will also receive a special thanks in the credits!

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    Pioneer: Receive a digital copy of the film and transport yourself to the world of Caulder's View anytime!

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    Boulderer: Keep subterranean beasts at bay, with your digital download of the Caulder’s View soundtrack. Turn your volume up loud and enjoy the original score! You'll also receive a digital download of the Caulder’s View poster!

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    Rock Climber: You're making progress up Muskrat Pass! Time to take a reading break! Enjoy a digital copy of the screenplay with notes from the department heads! You’ll also receive an 8x10 black and white photo (of your choice) from the set!

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    Mining-Robot Conqueror: You’re a part of the resistance! Receive a digital download of the Caulder’s View press kit! The press kit includes cast & crew bios, photos from the set of Caulder’s View, a director’s statement, synopsis, and cast list! You’ll also receive a digital download of the Behind the Scenes video for Caulder’s View, once the film is completed! There’s more! You’ll be part of the Caulder’s View dailies – at the end of each filming day, you’ll be invited to secret Vimeo link to watch the master shot for one of the scenes we filmed that day.

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    Mountaineer Photo: You’re taking a step back to the wonders of analog photography. In Vancouver receive a 1 hr tutorial from the director, Jesse Pickett, on how to shoot 4x5 large format photography. Jesse will walk you through the process of setting up the camera, composing a shot, exposure settings, and you will take 1 frame on Ilford black and white film. You’ll also receive all lower level rewards.

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    Mountaineer Filmmaker: Receive critique on your own quest! When you are in Vancouver, or through Skype, Writer/Director Jesse Pickett will provide critique on your screenplay, or a film you are currently editing. Notes will be provided. You’ll also receive all lower level rewards.

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    Mountaineer Collector: Receive a relic from the set of Caulder’s View! You will receive a select prop from the film! You’ll also receive all lower level rewards.

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    Expedition Associate: Receive an Associate Producer credit for Caulder’s View! You’ll also receive a limited edition photo Zine from the Caulder’s View set. A variety of photographers will be shooting behind the scenes photos on set. The photographers will be using black and white 35mm film on set, medium format, and large format. The photos will be collected in the limited edition Zine! You’ll also receive all lower level rewards up to $150.

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    Expedition Executive: Receive an Executive Producer Credit for Caulder’s View! You’ll also receive the limited edition Zine and all lower level rewards up to $150.

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    Mountain Conqueror: Receive a 20” x 24” print of a large format photograph taken of one of the sets. The photo will be taken on a Chamonix 4x5 and will capture the unique beauty of the set in a way that only large format photography can. You’ll also receive the limited edition Zine and all lower level rewards up to $150.

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