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Space Patrol is a new live action, scifi, comedy webseries, being produced in Scotland by LifeUp! Productions.

Welcome to the Kickstarter campaign for Space Patrol! We're looking to raise £13,000 to create a new six part live action, sci-fi, comedy web series, produced in Scotland by LifeUp! Productions.

So what's it all about?

Space Patrol follows the adventures of the crew of the S.S. Peacehunter as they roam the farthest reaches of the galaxy. Their journey will see them encounter strange alien species, explore planets never before gazed upon by the eyes of man and...you know, shoot stuff.

Whenever and wherever humanity is under threat, Space Patrol will be there. When an alien species calls out for help, Space Patrol will consider it. When all hope is lost and everyone around you is dying, you can be sure Space Patrol left a good hour ago, at least.

Early Space Patrol Concept Art
Early Space Patrol Concept Art

Why a sci-fi comedy?

Everyone involved in the project loves science fiction and as it's such a rich genre, it provides a near endless amount of story possibilities.

Most fans of science fiction are aware of the archetypal characters and stories associated with the genre and in Space Patrol we plan to play with these conventions, creating exciting, adventurous but above all funny storylines.

And what makes you so special, huh?

Well now you're just trying to hurt our feelings...

First and foremost, we're huge science fiction fans and we want to make something that we as fans would enjoy. There are no limitations here, no network or studio telling us what works best within the 18-25 demographic. (Although, come to think of it, that's a pretty sweet demographic, so any tips, please let us know. But I digress...)

We want to make something that genuinely excites us and that we believe will excite you too.

Secondly, the team at LifeUp! Productions has years of experience in both the creative and commercial TV and film industry. Their award winning talent will help bring the world of Space Patrol to the screen in a fresh and exciting way.

Thirdly, our Mums told us we were special. So what, you're going to call our Mums liars now?

Early Space Patrol Concept Art
Early Space Patrol Concept Art

So what's in it for me?

A bit of a selfish attitude, but since you're asking, quite a lot actually.

For starters, every level of donation comes with an awesome reward. These include;

The NEW RECRUIT reward -

  • Well, you've just earned something pretty special. No, not a telefracting holomatrix, but our heartfelt thanks. Thank you!

The CADET reward -

  • An exclusive Space Patrol postcard signed by the cast and crew.

The SCIENCE OFFICER reward -

  • For those who just want to see the show. You'll receive DRM-free HD downloads of the entire six part series of Space Patrol.

The CHIEF ENGINEER reward -

  • For the music lovers out there. You'll receive a high quality DRM-free version of the Space Patrol series soundtrack.

The NAVIGATION OFFICER reward -

  • For those of you who want something a bit more physical. You'll receive an exclusive Collectors Edition DVD set. Not only does this contain the entire six part series, but also special features including behind the scenes video blogs, outtakes, effects breakdowns and more. As well as that you'll also receive the DRM-free HD downloads of the entire six part series of Space Patrol and the exclusive Space Patrol postcard signed by the cast and crew.

The HOLODECK ENGINEER reward -

  • For those who wish to represent. You'll receive an exclusive Space Patrol design T-Shirt. Available in multiple sizes. We will contact you regarding which size you require.

The WELSHY! reward -

  • For those who appreciate quality. You'll receive the exclusive Collectors Edition Blu-Ray set. Contains the entire series in HD, plus all of the special features included in the DVD set. (Special features in HD where available) As well as that you'll also receive the DRM-free HD downloads of the entire six part series of Space Patrol and the exclusive Space Patrol postcard signed by the cast and crew.

The NUMBER TWO reward -

  • For those who want that little bit more. In addition to the Collectors Edition Blu-Ray set, you'll receive the exclusive Space Patrol design T-Shirt. As well as that you'll also receive the DRM-free HD downloads of the entire six part series of Space Patrol and the exclusive Space Patrol postcard signed by the cast and crew.

The CAPTAIN reward -

  • For those who want it all. In this rather special bundle, you'll receive the Collectors Edition Blu-Ray set, but this time signed by both cast and crew. In addition to the Blu-Ray set, you'll receive the exclusive Space Patrol design T-Shirt. As well as that you'll also receive the DRM-free HD downloads of the entire six part series of Space Patrol and the exclusive Space Patrol postcard signed by the cast and crew. And to top it all off, you'll also receive  a high quality DRM-free version of the Space Patrol series soundtrack.

The BRONZE reward -

  • Show some serious Space Patrol love with this impressive full-sized Special Edition movie poster signed by cast and crew. Not only that, but you'll also get a 'thank you' in the shows credits. You'll also receive DRM-free HD downloads of the entire six part series of Space Patrol and a high quality DRM-free version of the Space Patrol series soundtrack.

The SILVER reward -

  • Be part of the team with this fully loaded reward! You will be credited as an Executive Producer for the entire first series of Space Patrol. This reward also includes the CAPTAIN REWARD which gets you; the signed Blu-Ray set, the exclusive T-Shirt, the signed postcard, DRM-free HD downloads of the series and high quality downloads of the series soundtrack.

The GOLD reward -

  • For those who are ready for their close up, this limited reward gets you your very own speaking part in one of the six episodes. Not only that, but you'll be given the opportunity to tour the set and then have lunch with the shows creators. PLUS EVERY SINGLE PREVIOUS REWARD LISTED!  (Note: you must be available to travel to Scotland between February and March 2013. Travel and accommodation costs are NOT included in this reward.)

 

Also, every reward comes with our greatest and most heartfelt thanks in addition to a warm, fuzzy feeling you get deep inside, knowing that you helped create something new and original.

I want to donate, but the gas bill's due...

That's okay, we understand, but you can still help us. Please share this Kickstarter campaign with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and any other social network you choose to use. And don't forget your 'real' world friends too. Send them a link and get them involved!

I have a voice!

Yes, you sure do! And we want you to use it! Contact us on our Facebook page and let us know what you think of the project. You are our audience and we want to hear your opinion.

We're going to be frequently updating the Kickstarter campaign page and the Facebook page with video blogs on pre-production, with example screens and videos and much, much more, so check back often.

Thanks for taking the time to view this page and we hope to see you all star side.

LifeUp! Productions

 

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our project is very ambitious and our budget is very tight. However, if the project wasn't trying to be ambitious then what would be the point?

And the budget is tight, but it wasn't a figure just pulled out of the air. Every penny has been accounted for based on what we know we need for Space Patrol to become a reality.

LifeUp! Productions has years of experience working in the TV and film industry and Scotland is a hotbed of creative talent. We believe we can showcase this talent with Space Patrol!

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    GOLD REWARD: A walk-on speaking part in an episode of Space Patrol. You will be given the opportunity to tour the set and then have lunch with the shows creators. PLUS EVERY SINGLE PREVIOUS REWARD LISTED! Note: you must be able to travel to Scotland between February and March, 2013. Travel and Accommodation costs are NOT included in this reward.

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