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Working with LemonsBy Working with Lemons
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Working with LemonsBy Working with Lemons
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$6,415
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35
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 22 2017 4:50 PM UTC +00:00

About

Have you wondered how Rey became stuck on Jakku? What did she mean when she said she was a pilot? How strong is the force in her? These are all question many of us fans of Star Wars have about Rey and what she was like as a child. Our goal with this film project is to fill in these answers. Become a part of Rey’s journey as we discover her origin story.

The first episode follows Rey as a child aboard a small space craft with a very loyal crew. We also discover the reason why she was left on Jakku. You'll be introduced to new characters as well. A group of space pirates, led by a ruthless leader, Rykker, are in search of relics from the old empire. They will stop at nothing to get what they are looking for – no matter who stands in their way.

This Star Wars story is being created by fans for fans with every bit of intrigue and humanity that the Star Wars Universe has to offer. We want you to feel the same excitement you feel when seeing the originals on the big screen. This is why we have devoted so much time and effort in producing something you’ll enjoy.

 

The Star Wars Universe and saga has mesmerized people of all ages for decades. Many of us have become filmmakers because of them. This project is being created as way to share our passion to the Star Wars community and all their fans. We wanted to expand on a subject matter that has everyone’s curiosity peaked. There are so many great backstories that haven’t been told due to film time limitations and we wanted to just take a look into the “How they became who they are”.

 

 We need your help to bring this episode to life. Making films can be really expensive and there numerous costs involved with doing a project well. This includes location, sets, actors, crew, visual effects, props and editing. To put things in perspective, we're asking for less than 1/20000th of the budget for the upcoming Star Wars movie.  

We want to create something that you’ll be proud to be a part of. To create this, we have structured our budget to be cost effective and maximize the quality of the film. Over the last three years of making YouTube videos, we've learned to be resourceful and creative with our budgets. Every dollar raised for this project is going into the production, so the more we raise, the bigger we can go with this and future projects.

Don't forget - if we raise $20,000 or more we will produce the second episode in Rey's Origin.

 By pledging any amount, you will be eligible to receive rewards exclusive to those pledging through this Kickstarter page. Take a look at the rewards column on the right. Think of pledging as placing a pre-order for a product once the project is done.  

You can also help by sharing this project with everyone you know and encouraging them to make a pledge. Similar to a PBS pledge but more exciting because this is Star Wars! Your support means so much to us!

 

 Robbie Bagley:
Director and Editor. Robbie graduated from UVU with a degree in Digital Media in 2017. He is the founder of Working with Lemons and continues to sing and dance when his schedule isn’t full.  

Skyler Sorenson:
Director of Photography, graduated in 2017 from UVU with a degree in Digital Media. Was the D.P. for the feature "DropOff," and has shot nearly all of Working with Lemons’ projects. He's also the gaffer when he’s not holding a camera.  

Nick Rush:
Co-Director and Writer of "Rey's Origin Story" he runs and owns Paradox Digital. He’s also the leading expert in all things Star Wars.  

Eric Wood - Rykker:
Is an actor/filmmaker. Born and raised in Northern California. He moved to Utah in 2006 and started acting in 2009. Passionate about sports, film, and an ice cold Dr. Pepper.  

Chris Eguizabal - Kale:
Chris is a relative newcomer to film but has worked on several projects since he started. In addition to voice over and commercial work, he was in the movie "Trek", which filmed in the Utah desert. Acting on a cool spaceship set is more fun than acting in July heat.  

Scarlett Hazen - young Rey:
For only being 7 years old, Scarlett has a lot of experience. She has performed in theater as "Gretl" in The Sound of Music and a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. She has worked in film in music videos and at the Sundance Directors Lab. She was also in the movie Love, Kennedy as "Young Kennedy". In the time on our set, she completed her Jedi training and is now a master of the Force Scream.

 

Risks and challenges

Every film has risks and challenges. We having been making videos for a long time and every project runs into a snag or hiccup here or there. We know what to look out for and how to compensate for any we encounter. Our biggest challenge has been the creation of a full on space ship set and all the special visual effects that will go into the film. We are lucky to have a great team that we can pull resources from and continue to keep the production moving. The biggest issue would be a time delay in post production.

With all that said if we're able to get this funded we should be able to release the film in a little over a month. The goal is to have a few weeks before the Last Jedi is released.

We want everyone to be a part of this project and hope that this is the first of many.

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    Force Ghost

    Walk on role in our next Star Wars Origin film.

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    Emperor of the Galaxy

    Become a creative producer on our next film in the Star Wars Origin series. Help us choose and create the next episode. This includes being invited to Skype meetings and preproduction access to behind the scenes creative decision making.

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    The Maker

    Help us choose the subject/character of our next Star Wars Origin's story. This includes being invited to our creative Skype meetings as we plan and write our next episode.

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Funding period

- (21 days)