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A prequel pilot to the series: Crowsworld
A prequel pilot to the series: Crowsworld
60 backers pledged CA$ 6,793 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi, I’m writer/producer Damien Bartlett. In 2014 my writing team and I started building the world of Crows World. In the summer of 2017, the prequel of this series, called Crows World: The FIRST, went into production and wrapped principle shooting. Now we just have a few very special scenes to shoot to finish it. With guerrilla film making, creative costuming, and an amazing director who is also a vfx wizard, we have been able to create a world with a distinct flavor and feel that is both familiar and unique.

Now we need your support to get across the finish line.

With 50% of the cast being women (in leading roles) and future roles dedicated to POC and LGBTQ characters, we envision this world with representation as key. All of our hard work has lead us here to this kickstarter campaign, we are looking for not only support, but future fans as well of this exciting story to come.

Megan Zong as Angela Grey
Megan Zong as Angela Grey

What is the show about? Crows World is a sci fi,supernatural, heroic horror. Taking place in the modern era of an alternate earth. The world has chosen Nikola Tesla’s revolutionary technologies after a catastrophe with fossil fuels had devastated the lands many years ago. Morning Corp Electric, now known as Morning Corp, has risen up as the dominate source of clean energy, the legacy of the late Thomas Edison.

Ashley Pach as Miss Banton
Ashley Pach as Miss Banton

The story of the FIRST takes place in the weeks and months before the inciting events of Crows World. Dylan, an weather analyst for the Morning Corp, is watching the fruits of his labor come to life on the eve of the one hundredth anniversary of Tesla’s vision of a world blanketed in wireless, clean energy.

Griffin Cork as Dylan Sanders
Griffin Cork as Dylan Sanders

Two years ago Dylan lost someone special to him, and it is on the eve of this anniversary that ignites the chain of events that draws Dylan into the role he must play.

We set out to create a near future utopia that isn’t all it seems under the gilded gold.

Ed Mendez as Mr Fox
Ed Mendez as Mr Fox

Why do we need the money? Because even with the most agile and canny film crew, there are simply unavoidable costs in making any film or show.

Calvin So and Riley Deacon, our two very talented DOP's
Calvin So and Riley Deacon, our two very talented DOP's

Crows World: The FIRST is a passion project with aims of becoming a full series. Born from a dedicated writing team that spent hundreds of hours creating, a production team that pitched in their incredible skill and time, and a cast whose talent is worthy of sitting at any table in the world.

Everyone sacrificed to make this happen.

And now that we are at the last few scenes, we want to put the icing on this heroic epic cake, and make these scenes the very best they can be.

For starters, we plan on crashing a car as an opener.

rights to music, various vfx plugins, camera rentals, make up, practical effects, all these go into any production, we just need that last little nudge to finish this.

We are equally as interested in your support as making a fan out of you!

Every little bit counts. $10 is great, $100 is ten times as great. Check our rewards and help become a part of this exciting story, and thank you!

Risks and challenges

As you may or may not know, Saskatchewan is one of the few places in North America without a film tax credit. Which means we rely solely on the generosity of others. The people here come from a strong volunteering background and are never afraid to roll up their sleave to get the work done.

But we really also can use the help in bringing this epic narrative to life. The better we do, the more epic we can make this story for you!

We really want you to become part of the story, this is something you will not want to miss out on!

So buckle up, buckle in, and help us get to work!

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    Water Person

    Film making is thirsty business, and film makers are forgetful about hydration. Dehydration is the enemy of all that is good and glorious.
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    You will provide crucial water at clutch moments to ward off dehydration.
    You will also get to be on set for one of the day of the shoot, and your title will be "Water Person" on set and in the credits
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    Cook out with the Cast and Crew

    Just like it sounds, we either go to a fancy restaurant and eat a lot of food and talk silly or we go on a beautiful day*** and have a big old bbq cook out (vegan friendly) with the heat of high summer and sweet, sweet tunes**.
    The Cast and Crew will regale you with some of their best (worst) stories.
    **With a giant inflatable party unicorn island float, that seats six* (recommended, but don’t let ‘the man’ tell you what to do), with snacks and beverages to sit in, and if it is too hot, we’ll just throw a plastic tarp on the inside and just have them filled with water in the back yard, because why not?**
    ***Weather permitting, it’s Saskatchewan, the weather is more changeable than your most heavily medicated Uncle that we don’t talk about…Yeah, that one.***
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