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Devoid observes the fragility of perception In a reality structured around the illusion of free will and the simulation of matter. Read more

Chicago, IL Experimental
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 13, 2014.

Devoid observes the fragility of perception In a reality structured around the illusion of free will and the simulation of matter.

Chicago, IL Experimental
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The film "Devoid" is a metaphor for the necessary evolution of the human consciousness as we step toward a new moment in our existence.  An evil has been conformed to meet the needs of a select few. As the laws of the universe push down on the two forces competing for power, our insignificant problems become distant. Devoid is born in silence meaning the film is fabricated completely by visuals and sound (no dialogue). It is an attempt to explore the untapped creative potential that we all posses.It is a symbol of pure unadulterated interpretation. The film blends all formats of media including Stop Motion Animation which is why I seek support from you today.

Since Stanley Kubrick broke historic ground with his 1968 release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, few if any film makers have had the audacity or the vision to attempt to create another film which--wholly without dialogue--attempts to plumb the psychic depths of human existence in the universe, where both quantum phenomena and the viscera of good and evil merge and meld like bacterium in a petri dish...yet are writ large across the terrible vacuum of eternity.

Devoid is your opportunity to fund a project just this ambitious, and as promising.

Drawn in the tradition of Kubrick, as well as from the dark roots of dada, the surrealists and the anarchists who explored humanity's underbelly in the 1920s and 30s, Devoid is grasping these concepts in hope of highlighting the human condition for its obvious absurdity.

In a parallel star system similar to our own, there lives a species that has pushed the limits of its planet's ability to self-preserve. A malignancy has grown in the society to the point of projecting a false reality, steeping all its peoples in delusion. The most virulent elements of politics, war, greed, addiction, consumerism and vanity are the concomitant elements that animate this world.

Or, is this parallel planet a symbol for our own discontent, and our idealized, actualized life as a species is thriving in duplicate somewhere else, somewhere that we cannot reach?

Immersed in this toxic reality, there is a protagonist who has but a vision of paradise, but is lost in limbo while clinging to the notion that his species might survive mass self-poisoning from within...if only...there is something left at the end of the journey. Devoid is his quest.

Your contribution to Devoid will allow the demanding technical production of complex stop motion animation segments, a major milestone on the way to securing financing for a feature length movie that will dare convention to keep it from one day appearing on major movie screens in wide theatrical release.

Devoid will be deeply unsettling, wildly provocative and not without rich, raw humor--however dark--which will leave audiences with a feeling deep in the belly unlike any they have ever known.

It may just be the next most revolutionary screed in American film. And this is your rare opportunity to participate.

Budget Distribution:

  • $1,500 will go to the supplies needed to create the sets for the animation portion of the film
  • $1,000 will be invested in the completion of the traditional photography. The money will ensure that we find genuine locations to create the atmosphere of the decaying society in Devoid.
  • $1,000 will go to building a new computer. (Currently I work on a 13" laptop with no capacity to work on fine details)
  • $500 needed to create ambiance and dynamic. I will have to find experienced composers to create language through dynamic sound.
  • $400 is to be spent on a lens capable of filming in the cell of the prisoner.
  • $400 will go to build the necessary mechanisms to film the stop motion animation : Ex. dollies, lifts, rotating sets, and mechanisms within the sets.
  • kick starter tax/ stipulation

Risks and challenges

Hello my name is Andrej Kojic. I am the sole creator of the Devoid project. With the help of my actors I have completed a little under 20% of this film with absolutely no funds. Over the past year I have enveloped myself in the symbols and metaphors of this film. I've reached the point where my budget to create optical illusions has run its course. My mental fortitude has been jilted by the struggle of creating such an ambitious project. The finical support I seek will be completely invested in completing the creation of the unknown prisioner's decent into alternate dimensions which will take the format of stop motion animation. I am 23 years old and I am trying to raise the funds to complete this passion project. I have given this idea my every bit of creative energy and lost some weight in the process, but I intend to persevere until I see my project complete. I seek help from my human companions to create something with emotion that will convey the struggle we all seek to abolish. If you can not afford to send me a modest monetary contribution... I understand completely, but please…. please, share a link and spread the word about this film. I wish you a pleasant past and future.

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