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In a Dystopian Future, a Manufactured Prostitute enlists help from a cyber Detective to turn the World Upside Down, Literally.
In a Dystopian Future, a Manufactured Prostitute enlists help from a cyber Detective to turn the World Upside Down, Literally.
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In a Dystopian Future, a Manufactured Prostitute enlists help from a cyber Detective to turn the World Upside Down, Literally.

A Cyberpunk Tale

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The Fallers

This film takes place in an imaginative world, in which society has split its governance between machines and humankind. In this dystopian future, robots are "sentient" beings treated as second-class citizens. 

 After a contentious election, the new president threatens to make matters worse for the non-humans - but a manufactured prostitute enlists help from a struggling cyber-detective to change everything.

This project is supported by professional film organizations such as the Sundance Film Intensive.

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The Script is also a Finalist at the World famous Oaxaca Film Festival. 

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 We are 50% through and need a final push to complete this project. What is mostly left is sound work.  With your generous donations and contributions, we will be able to pay our work-for-hire talents, pay for studio time, pay for music recording sessions, and pay our 2D artists.

The Team

Farbod Ardebili is an award-winning director, animator, and writer. His previous film Bats and Jokes won awards for Best Animation, Best Music, and Best Short Film at a number of notable film festivals, including Indiefest and Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival. Other films of his have been nominated for awards at the American Movie Awards, the Moondance Film Festival, and the Academy Award Qualifying Montreal du Nouveau Cinema and Kerry Film Festival. Additionally, his film The Fallers - which is this Kickstarter page’s focus - has already been selected for the Sundance Film Festival’s Film Intensive (Check it out here).

April Dobbins is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker. She's gained acclaim for her acknowledgements such as: Sundance's 2016 Documentary Film Rough Cuts Lab selection, and Knight fellowship in 2017 Sundance Institute. She has published in Calyx Journal, Cimarron Review, Cura, GOOD, Marr’s Field Journal, Philadelphia City Paper, Redivider, Sojourner: The Women’s Forum, Thema, and Transition magazine—a publication of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University—to name a few.  She was invited to attend Little Brown Mushroom’s inaugural Camp for Socially Awkward Storytellers at Alec Soth’s studio in St. Paul, Minnesota, and she was selected out of over 2,000 applicants to attend the New York Portfolio Review, which was organized by The New York Times Lens Blog. As an alumna of the prestigious Rittenhouse Writers Group, she did a TED talk on her work as a photographer and filmmaker for TEDxGrinnell in 2015, and did a second TED talk  for TEDxUMiami in 2017. 

Take a look at our exclusive interview with creative members of The Fallers. 

Cast

Members of The Fallers cast have worked on a number of notable projects. Our main actress, Erika Walter, was a part of such significant TV shows as Supernatural and Arrow. Additionally, we are excited to have Emmett Hunter on board, who has also made appearances on noteworthy projects.

Emmett Hunter is an actor, known for Atlanta (2016), Homeland (2011) and Stan Against Evil (2016). He won best supporting actor in a short film at the Madrid International Film Festival.

Erika Walter grew up in rural Montana and Calgary, Alberta, granting her dual American and Canadian citizenship. Her acting credits include Supernatural, Arrow, and Travelers. She also voiced the lead in the virtual reality video game, The Inpatient (2018). As a writer, she has co-written a produced feature, and a number of shorts.
 

Drawn to arts and literature from a young age, she also trained horses competitively in Three-Day Eventing. At fourteen she began to model and book commercials overseas in Japan and Europe, funding her sport career and allowing her to travel extensively. This diversity of cultures fed her interest in the creation of stories. Returning to North America, she completed an honors degree in Communications and Theater, then moved to Vancouver to pursue a career in acting. You can follow her on Instagram @ erika.kristan

By supporting this film you will receive wonderful things depending on your donation. See the rewards section for more information.

If you're interested in more of my work, take a look at my critically acclaimed Batman Fan Film and Website for more Movies: www.FarbodArdebili.com

Risks and challenges

As with most independent films, we run the risk of not being able to finish what we started. The team and I are committed to finishing this project.

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