In the wake of a zombie apocalypse Reverend Ivan Passworthy is alone in the world, his dog Wacko and an imaginary old lady named Maureen his only companions. In the 12 years since the end of civilisation Ivan has carved out an isolated existence within a few acres of heavily fortified English countryside, waiting patiently for survivors to return.
When Maureen’s constant nattering becomes too much to bear, Ivan’s prayers for salvation are answered by the crash landing of a bizarre extraterrestrial named Lee. The unlikely pair quickly find common ground through their own personal losses, but can they send Lee home before they are consumed by the undead evil just beyond the fence?
PROJECT TRIDENT is a filmmaking collective that met while working together at an arts cinema. We began making films to entertain each other, with the cinema providing sets for underground bunkers, top secret labs, crowded bars and rooftop chases. Our colleagues liked our work, some of them joined us, and we kept on making movies.
Seven years later, we have made close to 100 short films. We've had films shown on TV and at festivals the world over. As a collective, we have always strived to get the most production value from limited resources.
UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS marks our first step into the world of feature length movies. We are excited.
Writer/director Carl Peck has time and again shown his ability to get crazed ideas from his brain to the screen with wit and vivid style, on time and under budget. He has left in his wake a slew of thrilling short films and madcap music videos.
As a young boy, Carl spent many days with his Mum as she cleaned the village church. This, along with a childhood spent playing in remote Suffolk villages and watching late night television probably inspired the script for UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS.
When not crafting film from the wild depths of his imagination, Carl lectures on Visual Effects and Digital Compositing at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
British star of stage and screen DAVID GANT has taken on an astonishing variety of roles in his career.
His film credits include BRAVEHEART, BRAZIL and GHANDI. His TV credits include SHERLOCK, WHITECHAPEL and JONATHAN CREEK. In a theatrical career of enormous range he has taken leading roles in KING LEAR, THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS and THE WASP FACTORY.
More recently a completely digital version of David was used by Sony to showcase the processing power of PLAYSTATION 4.
David signed up to the role of Ivan straight away, describing the script as “absurdly brilliant”.
SIMON PANRUCKER’s unique brand of effervescent humour is a wild collision of music, film and live performance.
A viral online cult hero, his imaginative short films have appeared on CHANNEL 4’s MASHED and his mind-bending movies have been VIMEO STAFF PICS on many occasions. He has played at festivals around the UK and also writes the music for THE CARTOON NETWORK’s latest hit show, CLARENCE.
Simon may be the closest thing we have to an alien living on planet Earth at this time.
We know you people need good value in a Kickstarter reward, and we got your back! Have a look at the beautiful list to the right - so full of wonderful things! Let's dive into a few of the extra special ones:
FIVE POUNDS FOR THE WHOLE DAMN FILM! (≈$8 / ≈€7)
We don't want you to have to break the bank just to watch our AMAZING MOVIE. Five quid ($8/ €7) gets you a three day digital rental of the finished product.
SPECIAL EDITION DOWNLOAD £10 (≈$15 / ≈€14)
BUT LISTEN PAL! We don't want you to leave with just the stream!
We want you to have the movie to keep FOREVER! We want to share our most intimate secrets with you in our MAKING-OF DOCUMENTARY! We simply must let you experience the CAST AND CREW COMMENTARY! And at this point it would be rude not to give you the THRILLING ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK!
You need more? OK THEN WE GOT THIS!
We'll keep you in the know with constant behind the scenes updates that only Kickstarter backers at this level and above will be privy to! Celebrate our little victories, laugh at our misfortune, witness our decent into madness! It's going to be wild and we need you there with us! Come with us?
SUPER AWESOME EDITION £15 (≈$23 / ≈€21)
Receive a digital download of Until The Day Breaks: Special Edition, including the film, making-of documentary, director's commentary, and soundtrack, and our continuous and entertaining behind the scenes updates.
PLUS we'll send you a digital copy of the SCRIPT and STORYBOARDS for the movie AND your name will be immortalised in film history with a thanks in the closing credits of the film!
AWESOME T-SHIRT EDITION £30 (≈$42 / ≈€45)
You get everything in the SUPER AWESOME EDITION plus a super-sweet Until The Day Breaks T-SHIRT, available in various sizes ideally suited for any two-armed humanoid.
AWESOME POSTER EDITION £40 (≈$62 / ≈€56)
Get your hands on one of our BEAUTIFUL posters designed by incredible illustrator Ricardo Bessa! Ricardo's work has been featured in such impressive publications as The Telegraph and the Financial Times. Those colours! Those lines! HECK, we want one ourselves!
Everything in the SUPER AWESOME EDITION is included, too.
AWESOME T-SHIRT & POSTER EDITION £65 (≈$98 / ≈€91)
STORYBOARD EDITION £100 (≈$155 / ≈€140)
Director Carl Peck likes to storyboard everything. EVERYTHING. Get your hands on a piece of ORIGINAL cinema history and see how the shots evolve from page to screen!
BE A BAD GUY £150 (≈$235 / ≈€210)
What could be better than helping to fund this film? STARRING IN THIS FILM OF COURSE!
DISCLAIMER: Due to the ever evolving nature of film production schedules, we cannot commit to a shoot date at this time. We will be in touch as soon as possible to set a date for the shoot. We will SHOOT ON A WEEKEND, so the majority of backers will hopefully be available.
*It is the backers responsibility to be with us on the date scheduled. We cannot refund anyone that is unable to attend.*
ALL THE STUFF!!! £160 (≈$242 / ≈€223)
You get the T-SHIRT, the POSTER, the original signed STORYBOARD page, the SUPER AWESOME EDITION download AND a thank you in the credits of the finished film as well!
Plus FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!
SPECIAL PANRUCKER SONG (REPRISE) EDITION! £250 (≈$385 / ≈€345)
It's a long standing tradition that Simon likes to bust out personalised tunes for his friends and sometimes for people he's never met! Now's your chance to have YOUR VERY OWN SONG written and performed by the maestro himself!
Here's but one song he's created for THE CARTOON NETWORK's hit show CLARENCE:
Comes in a variety of musical genres and will be uploaded to the Until The Day Breaks YouTube channel to share with all your friends!
SWEATERS OFF OUR BACKS EDITION £500 (≈$755 / ≈€697)
Astonished by the fabulous jumpers we're sporting in the pitch video? Envious of our fresh style? WELL NOW THEY CAN BE YOURS! For a £500 pledge, we'll give you one of those marvellous garments! Truly a piece of Project Trident history!
We'll send it to you anywhere on planet Earth, along with ALL THE STUFF (the t-shirt, the poster, a one-of-a-kind hand-drawn storyboard), the SUPER AWESOME EDITION download and EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS credit in the film.
Get in quick before your favourite one is gone!
RAY GUN EDITION £500 (≈$755 / ≈€697)
Pick this reward and we will give you MAD PROPS. Well, one prop: an amazing, screen-used space pistol, complete with signed certificate of authenticity from the director!
You'll also get the SUPER AWESOME EDITION download and EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS credit in the film.
Includes FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world!
SPACE HELMET EDITION £1,000 (≈$1,530 / ≈€1,380)
Bad hair day? Black eye? Bank to rob? Easily deal with these situations and more with this gigantic SPACE HELMET.
Make your wardrobe considerably more intimidating with this classy yet imposing headgear, the perfect thing to wear while watching the SUPER AWESOME EDITION of our movie, which we will send you, AND we'll thank you in the credits.
Includes free shipping anywhere on planet earth!
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER EDITION £1,000 (≈$1,530 / ≈€1,380)
At this level, you get an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit in the movie and on IMDB, a SUPER AWESOME EDITION download AND you can also choose A FREE BONUS REWARD - anything £100 or less on this list!
(Bonus Rewards subject to availability)
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER EDITION £2,500 (≈$3,840 / ≈€3,450)
You'll receive a CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit in the movie and on IMDB, and will be invited to join us on location for an afternoon where you'll get to see how we make movies, and we'll see you again when shooting finishes at our WRAP PARTY!
When the film is complete, you'll be invited to the WORLD PREMIERE.
You get a download of the SUPER AWESOME EDITION and can also choose A FREE BONUS REWARD - anything £250 or less on this list!
(Travel and accommodation not included, Bonus Rewards subject to availability)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER EDITION £5,000 (≈$7,670 / ≈€6,900)
SO, you think you can buy our affection with money? YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN. At this level, your name will become legend; you'll be listed as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER in the movie's credits and IMDB page.
We'll also invite you and a friend to a location shoot where you'll experience the thrill of movie magic first hand, before having lunch with star David Gant and director Carl Peck. At the end of the day, we'll put you up for the night at a room in a beautiful cottage in the English countryside.
We'll see you again when production ends as you're invited to our super-fun WRAP PARTY!
Then, during post-production, you'll be invited to one of several TEST SCREENINGS where you'll be able to watch and critique an early cut of the film, and when our work is done, you'll get two tickets to the WORLD PREMIERE!
You'll also get a download of the SUPER AWESOME EDITION, AND you can also choose A FREE BONUS REWARD - anything £500 or less on this list!
(Travel not included, Bonus Rewards subject to availability)
Risks and challenges
Making a movie on any scale is a complex, chaotic, time consuming task. Although this is our first feature film, our team has worked together for almost a decade, producing nearly 100 short films. We know what we're in for and have planned accordingly. We've been developing and prepping the feature for over a year now, so that we'll be well ahead of the game come production time. We're rising to the challenge and are ready to face this head on!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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