REKINDLE - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Feature Film
REKINDLE - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Feature Film
An original sci-fi/fantasy adventure about a young girl set to pull off the biggest heist the universe has ever seen.
An original sci-fi/fantasy adventure about a young girl set to pull off the biggest heist the universe has ever seen. Read more
Our initial Kickstarter campaign has concluded, and we have decided to continue making this film a reality even though the crowdfunding didn't reach its goal. The massive positive fan reaction of our project combined with Kickstarter's amazing support has been so ensuring that we made the very easy decision to keep producing the movie. It's been a thrill ride so far, with highlights including getting featured as a Project We Love on Kickstarter, getting many sweet messages from the fans and meeting you at conventions like Dutch Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration in Orlando and so on.
I've been very fortunate to have been surrounded by more than 300 volunteering crew members who helped me bring the vision so far to life. From orchestra musicians to producers, concept artists, makeup heroes and CGI animators. It's a pleasure for me to announce that not only do we continue creating this world together, but we will give REKINDLE the complete overhaul it deserves. We've learned so much along the way, and as a writer and director I've personally come to understand quite a lot of things about compromise and vision.
I'm committed to telling this story, but you'll be surprised to learn it'll come to fruition in ways you won't expect. Visual upgrade, brand new concepting phase and a massive expansion of the crew. Even our core group of producers is working around the clock to get investors on board to give this film the budget it deserves, and there's great news to share on that front very soon.
For now, I hope you enjoyed what we had to offer so far and look forward to the resurgence of REKINDLE. We've got a tiny bit of a teaser here, be sure to visit https://www.rekindlefilm.com to get the full experience. And remember that if you want to get involved in making the film or supporting us with a donation, you can do so on our website as well. Keep up to date with behind the scenes photos and videos of the production on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You are invited to be a part of this family. There's room for all walks of life. This brand new universe is all of ours.
See you among the stars, friends!
REKINDLE is a full-length feature film that combines the medieval fantasy atmosphere of Game Of Thrones and the science fiction wonder of Star Wars to create an original new universe where the first thing you'll have to do is: forget everything you know. We rewrite the rules of fantasy/sci-fi where Regions are flat and the skies are filled with Rifts that transport you to wondrous worlds. We finally bring international star Stefanie Joosten to the big screen with this original family adventure.
Our lead character Mika is a young girl that grows up alone on the cold wasteland of Chomii, a Region in The Red Universe that's under rule by the vicious Royals. She spends her days roaming around the refugee camps, stealing to stay alive. The only light she has is her cheeky flame Amber, who she conjures from her self-built arm device, the Ember Emitter. One day she crosses paths with a strange group of amateur bandits lead by the old cowboy Wolvak, who sees a lot of value in her ability to pickpocket. They recruit her to pull of a heist years in the making, to steal power back from The Royals and change the fate of the universe. What follows is a grand adventure across the stars where our heroes meet strange allies, dangerous foes and wondrous worlds.
We're going all out for this film: the young REKINDLE production team has recruited the best prop makers, set builders, make-up artists, costume designers and concept artists to bring this new story to life from the ground up. We've put a heavy emphasis on practical effects. Puppet characters, big physical sets and weapon props that actually function are the foundation to make the actors truly lose themselves in the world of REKINDLE.
In addition, we have also put together an amazing live orchestra to perform the original film score. With a truly massive fantastical soundtrack, created by composer Ted Loch in combination with director and musician Callum Stamp, we aim to reintroduce iconic character themes back into blockbuster films. When was the last time music really took center stage in a scene? We at REKINDLE think it's about time to bring back the movie music magic from the days of Back To The Future and Jurassic Park.
REKINDLE - 'My Will Is Fire (Kickstarter Teaser Theme)' - Ted Loch, Callum Stamp
It's impossible to imagine a sci-fi/fantasy experience without computer generated effects. That's why we're working together with a talented team of VFX artists from London, anchored by visual storyteller Danny Browne. Whether it's beautiful wide shot vistas, flame effects in fight scenes or motion capture performances, we want to be at the forefront of new technological possibilities in film. With your help, we will make this universe hundreds of times grander.
If funded, REKINDLE will be a one-of-a-kind success and we will organize showings in theaters all across the globe. It will kickstart a brand we think could turn into a franchise with (already) passionate fans. We will continue to build on the story and universe of REKINDLE in different forms of media and put together events and concerts where you can meet us. Through the magic of Kickstarter rewards, you will always receive something special for your awesome contribution. From cool swag to working with us on the set of the film and flying over to Amsterdam for the VIP premiere experience. And if we manage to go over our initial goal, the sky isn't the limit.. the universe is:
...And there are more Stretch Goals waiting to be unlocked!
We plan to release the finished film in 2019 - taking all of 2017 for pre-production (building sets, casting the roles, creating the costumes) and all of 2018 for filming and post-production. The success and reach of this film depends on the performance of this Kickstarter campaign - so if we reach our goal (and hopefully surpass it) we will be able to bring this beautiful story to you, wherever in the world you are. If we all shine our light, together we can rekindle this fire. Let's make this film the absolute biggest thing we can!
There's a whole lot of REKINDLE for you on our social media platforms. Behind the scenes videos, set photos and production updates. So like, follow and subscribe to REKINDLE and be a part of this film family!
Making a film is one of the biggest journeys you could embark on. It's like looking at the steepest mountain, afraid to climb but determined to reach the top. Luckily, we have more than 300 incredible volunteering crew members to walk the miles together. Roadblocks will always present themselves, like getting the right new faces together, budget- and time constraints and silly things like… the weather!
And to be completely fair, the journey from the script that was written two years ago to now has been pretty wild. We've had to invest a lot of personal dough. We've lost friends, gained a family, fallen on hard times and got up because of the good ones. The bigger this thing is getting, the harder we'll have to fight for it. If we reach our initial goal we will not be able to provide our entire crew with what they deserve: travel, accommodation and even a fixed fee. These amazing human beings are in it for the passion we all share over Mika's story and the promise to finally bring a new universe to kids, teens and young adults. Even if ultimately, all this work ends up giving people a great escape for 90 minutes in the cinema, that'd make us whole. There's a couple of things we can't guarantee and one of them is the timeline. We already shot the Kickstarter teaser and know what it takes to put this together. But the full film will also have a lot of unexpected costs. Disappointments in getting schedules together. And ultimately some promises we can't commit to yet, like the film coming out in specific countries or cast members we weren't able to secure. For our crew REKINDLE is almost 24/7, so it's pretty much life. And in life we sometimes don't really control our trajectory.
But we stand before you proud, in need but also ready of what's ahead. The talented crew behind REKINDLE has lifetimes of collective experience on film sets, in game studios and recording booths. We pride ourselves with being over-ambitious and challenge ourselves to solve problems we created out of pure enthusiasm for the film. I am so blessed to have the support of so many great sponsors and people, and I can't wait to start working on this production with the budget it so deserves. Let's make some history together and fan the flame! You are instrumental to our success.
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