Hounded by bad Karma, a lovable hothead seeks advice from a psychedelic palm reader who sends him on a journey to alter his destiny.
A crew of master filmmakers will create the cinematic adventure of Julio, the film’s protagonist. Diving into his palm’s “lifeline,” Julio must confront “microdelic” monsters, psychedelic hallucinations, and far-out theories.
We have found a perfect desert location that will be enhanced to look like the palm of Julio’s hand.
The landscapes will be modified with matte-paintings:
Hallucinaut's visuals will be made possible with the support of Academy Award winning VFX Supervisor Nick Brooks, CG Supervisor Rusty Ippolito, and Emmy Award winning SFX Artist Steve Bettles. We’re also very fortunate to have cinematographer Nicola Pecorini, who worked on seminal films such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Doctor Parnassus, and Cliffhanger. A spirally palm-like costume will be created by Anina Pinter, and A.Chal has signed on to compose Hallucinaut's trippy music.
How to Create Hallucinations:
Check out how Costume Designer Anina Pinter is breaking boundaries in pattern cutting:
And Music Composer A.Chal is having fun exploring atmospheric sounds:
Here's a video with Emily Snyder, Hallucinaut's calligrapher. Emily's creations are now a $55 Kickstarter reward. Enjoy!
Every Backer is invited to receive exclusive updates as the film progresses. You will be the first to see storyboards, review concept art and join discussions with the film's creators.
Among the rewards, we have prepared digital treats and 3D Hallucinaut action figures designed by Daniele, Z-brushed by Rusty Ippolito, and 3D printed by Daniel Sheinfeld.
Daniele has also created some cool shirt designs:
QUANTUM PALMISTRY LENS DEVICE:
Artist David Lovejoy is creating a special prop piece that one very generous Backer can claim. Beatrice, Hallucinaut's psychedelic palm reader, will use this Device to explore the micro universe of Julio's life line.
And every $60 Backer will receive "Eyewear with multi-faced lenses designed to enhance the mental capacity of anyone who chooses to wear them," from Future Eyes.
No matter the level of contribution, your support matters and every dollar counts.
We’re truly excited to have you on our team.
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Risks and challenges
Any film has its risks, but turning a desert into the landscape of a human palm is a particularly hefty task. We'll face unpredictable desert weather. We need to keep the crew motivated throughout the technical shooting required for a film as loaded with Visual Effects as Hallucinaut will be. We rely on the support of highly skilled technicians that have hectic schedules. Any scheduling conflicts could set back the production or post production and would delay the delivery of the final film. Another risk is cost: while we have prepared a comprehensive budget, unforeseen costs often appear during film production. We will be working with an experienced line-producer to watch out for any budget issues and our Kickstarter backers will be first to know of any major setbacks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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