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Paula PerezBy Paula Perez
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Paula PerezBy Paula Perez
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$3,495
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
26
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 12 2015 6:30 PM UTC +00:00

About

We are excited to announce the Kickstarter Campaign to fund the feature film development of the national bestseller, MIDSHIPMAN'S HOPE by David Feintuch. 

IMDB Page - MIDSHIPMAN'S HOPE

MIDSHIPMAN'S HOPE, a sci-fi adventure novel, is the first in a series of seven books, known as "The Seafort Saga." This Kickstarter will focus on the feature development of the first book in the series.

Specifically, you will be helping fund the writing and development process of the feature length script, including all drafts, rewrites, and polishes, as well as the creation of multimedia elements for the project.

THE STORY

After a devastating accident kills the senior officers aboard the UNNS Hibernia, an interstellar vessel, a young and inexperienced midshipman is forced to take command of the damaged ship, and get its 300 passengers, officers, and crewmen safely home. With no chance of rescue or reinforcement, Captain Nicholas Seafort must conquer his own fears and guilt if he is to overcome mutiny, malfunctions, and an alien horror beyond human understanding.

Funding Goals

The main goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to get the novel adapted into a screenplay. It is incredibly important for us to stay true to the novel, and translating the story into a visual medium is a complex and labor intensive process. The treatment for the script is already complete; now the plan is to hire an experienced screenwriter to help finish the adaptation.

Stretch Goals

Once the funding for the script has been reached, we will begin working on developing the visuals for the project. 3D and traditional concept art, a comprehensive storyboard, and a teaser trailer are elements that will be funded if our initial goal is exceeded.

Praise for the Book

“I can't remember the last time I enjoyed  space adventure this much." - David Gerrold, author

“An excellent job of transferring Hornblower to interstellar space. A thoroughly enjoyable read.” —David Drake, author

“[Midshipman’s Hope] is a delightful book, intelligent and carefully written.” —The Washington Post Book World

Purchase your own copy here - Amazon

About Us

Clover Red, LLC is an independent film and TV production company based in Los Angeles, CA. It was founded by producer Paula Perez, who optioned the MIDSHIPMAN'S HOPE series for film & TV.

Please check out cloverredfilms.com

Special Thanks

Kris Lanham - video editing, music, and voice over.

Tom Walks - 3D rendering and artwork

Risks and challenges

The major roadblock that this project may face will most likely come during later stages of development. After the script and visuals are completed, we may not find a company or studio suitable to partner with. However, every stage of the filmmaking process takes time and patience.

Our goal is to find a number of companies that will be vying for the project. Quality science fiction is always in demand, and many projects are picked up each year. We can't make any promises, but we are very confident that ours will be one of them once the development is complete.

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    The first three (3) contributors who give $1000 or more will receive a signed copy of the script, and will have a character named after them!

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Funding period

- (30 days)