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Our sci-fi comedy short is shot, but we need special effects. Help us complete this film by adding lasers, force fields and time warps!
48 backers pledged CA$ 4,500 to help bring this project to life.

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A sad Annie.
A sad Annie.

Stretch Goal

We met our goal! Thank you, thank you, thank you! However, the campaign isn’t over yet, and we’re still offering our great rewards like T-shirts, custom songs, and live performances.

We want to stretch our goal to $4500 and offer the added incentive that if we reach this dollar amount, our very own Success 5000 (Director Robyn and Actor Josha) will cover a song selected by everyone who backed the project.

But wait, there’s more! If we reach $4750, they will cover 2 songs, and at $5000 they will record 3 songs! That’s practically an EP right there!

If you donate any dollar amount, you will have the opportunity to vote for a winning song: "All Star" by Smash Mouth, "Smooth" by Santana (feat. Rob Thomas), "Bring Me To Life" by Evanescence, or "One Week" by the Barenaked Ladies.

All additional funds raised will be put towards increasing and refining our film’s production value by giving us greater access to equipment and more time with our FX artists.

The Story

The Story: Annie is drowning her sorrows in a dive bar when she is suddenly ambushed by a man armed with a time-freezing gun. Out of her depth and a little drunk, her only hope is a gruff stranger claiming to be a professional time traveller. How did she wind up here? Who can she trust? And will she make it out with her timeline intact?

The Project

We’ve spent the last year writing, planning, and shooting our short film Bad Situation, and we are now in the post-production phase of the project. This action comedy short blends elements of film noir and science fiction, and as such, it’s hardly surprising that we have some ambitious special effects. We worked diligently to achieve practical effects in-camera wherever possible, but some aspects simply must be completed through computer-generated imagery.

Laser-blasts! Time warps! Force fields! Remember all the awful special effects you’ve seen in movies? Terrible aren’t they? Well, that’s not what our team (or anyone) wants to see. And that’s why we need your help! Talented artists, along with computer software and hardware are not cheap, so we need your support in raising $4000 to help pay for these things.

Using green screen to prepare for CGI.
Using green screen to prepare for CGI.

We began talking with our visual effect lead, Andrew Nelson, well before we went to camera. Andrew has been building seamless realistic and fantasy CGI for over 8 years, and he was on-set during the entire shoot, making sure the framing, lighting, and practical effects were correctly executed, so that we captured the best video to build the visual effects on. Check out Andrew's demo reel here: https://youtu.be/kywYQ_e_DnU 

All those visual effects need sound, and we found Ian Armstrong of Wolf Willow Studios to handle our sound design, foley sound effects, and sound mixing. We want to make sure the striking visuals are matched by equally impressive audio, and with 2 decades of experience working on film, television, and video games, Ian is up for the challenge. Visit his site and see his credits here: http://wolfwillowstudios.net/about.html

Now all we need to do is finish the job! Our film is shot, and the editing nearly complete - please help us pay for the time and tools we need to create the high-quality effects that will make this movie the time travelling comedy adventure it was destined to be.

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Time Travel Paradox Flowchart t-shirt, available exclusively through this Kickstarter.
Time Travel Paradox Flowchart t-shirt, available exclusively through this Kickstarter.

 

Risks and challenges

We have played with VFX on past projects, but with this film, we’ve leveled up by including laser blasts, force fields, and time warps. But we are not CGI artists, so we figured it was time to call on a professional, and we began work with Andrew Nelson.

We are relying heavily on Andrew’s talents and knowledge to complete the VFX, so before shooting began, we consulted with him about all the practical and the CGI effects. He was on set to make sure everything was staged and shot correctly, and this allowed us the flexibility to adapt as needed, while still capturing the best raw media for building CGI.

The plan is for Andrew to complete the work for this project - initial planning on post-production VFX with him has already begun. However, should the worst-case scenario occur and Andrew became unavailable, he has already provided us the raw materials that would allow another VFX professional to complete the work.

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    Credits: Your Name

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    First Looksee

    Exclusive access to a digital stream of the film. You'll be one of the first people to see a cut of the movie!

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    Paradox T-shirt

    A T-shirt with your very own "Time Paradox Flowchart" on it. Designed by our Director Robyn Slack, this flowchart will answer any questions about how you destroyed the spacetime continuum.

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    A Quick Song, Inspired By You

    A 1 minute video featuring a comedic song about subject of your choosing created by Success 5000. We'll post the song on our Facebook page, and then you can share its glory with the world!

    Success 5000 is a musical comedy duo who happen to be our Director, Robyn Slack, and Lead Male Actor, Joshua Lee Coss.

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    Gift Of Learning

    First, you'll learn that you don't have to choose between the T-shirt and the song, because now you're getting both!

    AND you're getting a digital copy of the script and storyboards, written and drawn by Director Robyn Slack.

    You'll see two distinct phases of the pre-production story and be able to compare those to the final film. That's like 3 whole credits of film school right there.

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    It'll Be A Funny Date

    Go see a live comedy show with 3 key creatives on this project. We'll chat, and you can find out what makes us tick, or at least what makes us laugh.

    And the best part: the comedy show is held in the very same bar where the movie was shot! You will, however, have to be in Edmonton.

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    We'll Make Your Movie!

    Do you like movies? Want to watch one of your own? Well, if you write it, we will make it!

    Write a 3 minute film and we'll act, direct, and produce it for you. We'll even help you get the writing process underway - start your Hollywood career today!

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    You're A Producer and A Live Performance

    You will get the title of Associate Producer in the credits of the film. Great work, you're doing it!

    AND Success 5000 will come play a show at your event (within the Edmonton area)! It is possible that you, your friends and family, or your clients and colleagues might bust a gut watching this musical comedy duo, live in performance.

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    Executive Producer

    You will get the title of Executive Producer in the credits of the film. Congratulations, you've officially made it!

    As well as being an Executive Producer, you get everything!

    - Shout Out
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    - Gift Of Learning
    - It'll Be A Funny Date
    - We'll Make Your Movie!
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