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Help make "Hallucinaut," a micro fantasy film from concept designer Daniele Auber, presented by Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam.
821 backers pledged $70,269 to help bring this project to life.

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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:

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 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.

Thanks!

-Team Hallucinaut

PS: Join our newsletter and check out our social networks at hallucinautfilm.com.

Team Bios

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.

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    A BIG THANK YOU
    + DIGITAL DESKTOP ART
    For less than a cappuccino, you can bring the micro world of Hallucinaut to your screen. You'll receive a link to a work in various sizes to fit your mobile, desktop and tablet devices.

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    HD DOWNLOAD OF THE FILM
    Host a backyard screening or watch Hallucinaut on your digital device. Backers who give $15 and above will receive a high definition digital download of the finished film.

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    CONCEPT ART & STORYBOARDS
    To go with your download of the finished film, you'll receive an exclusive digital booklet packed with storyboards, concept art and behind the scenes photography from the film.

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    HALLUCINAUT T-SHIRTS
    Backers will receive a link to choose from three different t-shirt designs. Get a tee with a Microdelic print or a Palm labyrinth, tastefully designed by Daniele Auber.

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    - Digital Concept Art & Storyboards
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    MICRO PRINT (SIGNED, LIMITED)
    All $45 backers will receive a palm-sized print with a "Microdelic" character from the Hallucinaut film. Each postcard will be individually signed by Daniele and shipped before the release of the film.

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    - Digital Concept Art & Storyboards
    - An invitation to exclusive updates

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    L.A. PREMIERE TICKET
    Hallucinaut will premiere in Los Angeles! Claim this reward to receive one ticket to our L.A. premiere. (Add $20 for every additional ticket and send us a message with the amount of tickets you want.) **All Backers who pledged over $50 will also receive a ticket.**

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    CALLIGRAPHY BY EMILY SNIDER
    Emily Snider will write the titles for Hallucinaut. For our Backers, Emily has created a special treat: a letter sized work that reads "Can you change your destiny?" Two lucky backers can claim this work.

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    - Digital Concept Art & Storyboards
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    KALEIDOSCOPE GLASSES
    Instant psychedelia! Our friends at Future Eyes have offered their laser cut crystal glasses for Hallucinaut Backers to enjoy.

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    - Digital Concept Art & Storyboards
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    T-SHIRT + MICRO PRINT BUNDLE
    By popular Backer demand, we're bundling the t-shirt and Micro Print (signed, limited) into a single reward -- an $85 value, yours for $75! Hallucinaut's Micro Prints are limited, palm-sized paper works with a special illustration and signature by Daniele. With the print, you'll receive a link to choose from three t-shirt designs. We'll bundle the Micro Print and chosen Tee into a box, then ship it to ya.

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    - Digital Concept Art & Storyboards
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    KALEIDOSCOPE GLASSES + T-SHIRT BUNDLE
    Get your choice of a Hallucinaut T-Shirt and receive a pair Kaleidoscope Glasses by Future Eyes. It's a $100 value for $90 USD!

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    - Digital Concept Art & Storyboards
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    FULL-SIZED MOVIE POSTER (SIGNED, LIMITED)
    The full-sized Hallucinaut movie poster, personally signed by our talented cast and crew.

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    - Digital Concept Art & Storyboards
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    MASTER CLASS W/ DANIELE (LIMITED)
    You'll meet Daniele on Skype for a 60-minute class. Learn the do's and don'ts of concept art and the Hollywood secrets of storyboarding.

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    - Digital Concept Art & Storyboards
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    "TIME BANDITS" DVD/BLU RAY (SIGNED BY TERRY GILLIAM, SUPER LIMITED **ONE COPY ONLY**)
    Terry has generously offered a DVD / Blu Ray copy of "Time Bandits," signed by the master himself.

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    - Digital Concept Art & Storyboards
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    MAKE A CAMEO: YOUR PIC IN THE FILM
    A single portrait of a most generous backer will grace the Hallucinaut set design. Send us your mugshot, or send a funny picture of your pets and we'll add it to the set.

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    PALM ANALYSIS
    One of our great Backers, Brent Brunning of the 500 hand project, has offered a special reward for one backer: Brent will read the Backers Palm in a 1-on-1 analysis. Checkout Daniele's analysis:
    http://bit.ly/1MOuVEU

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    JEROME C ROUSSEAU SHOES
    (**ALIA'S FAVORITE SHOE DESIGNER**)
    For $395, two lucky backers can pick a shoe from the Jerome C Rousseau collection
    (of a value up to $795 from current stocks). Jerome is Alia Shawkat's favorite shoe designer and a true inspiration for Hallucinaut's far-out designs. Check out the collection at http://jeromecrousseau.com/

    Plus, you'll get ..
    - The official movie poster, signed by cast & crew
    - An HD download of the finished film
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    MICRODELIC 3D ACTION FIGURE
    Pledge $450 and we'll send you a 3D printed action figure, fabricated by legendary CG artist Rusty Ippolito.

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    PERSONALIZED TATTOO DESIGN
    Hallucinaut writer/director Daniele Auber will work with you to design a custom tattoo. (If needles scare you, the personalized design is still a nice wall ornament.)

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    DR. PARNASSUS POSTER (SIGNED BY TERRY GILLIAM, **TWO POSTERS ONLY**)
    For generous $600 backers, Terry Gilliam has signed and offers two beautiful, exclusive movie posters.

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    "BARON MÜNCHHAUSEN" POSTER (SIGNED BY TERRY GILLIAM, **TWO POSTERS ONLY**)
    An official movie poster for "BARON MÜNCHHAUSEN." Signed by Terry G.

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    "FEAR AND LOATHING" POSTER (SIGNED BY TERRY GILLIAM, **TWO POSTERS ONLY**)
    The official movie poster for "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." Signed by Terry G.

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    - Digital Concept Art & Storyboards
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    "12 MONKEYS" POSTER (SIGNED BY TERRY GILLIAM, **TWO POSTERS ONLY**)
    The official movie poster for "12 Monkeys." Signed by Terry G.

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    THREE SIGNED GILLIAM POSTERS (**ONLY ONE BUNDLE LEFT**)
    A Gilliam Trifecta!.. A poster from "Baron Münchhausen," "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," and "12 Monkeys." All three, signed by Terry G.

    Plus, you'll get ..
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    QUANTUM PALMISTRY LENS DEVICE
    Own a piece of Hallucinaut's set! The Quantum Palmistry Lens Device is a work of art by David Lovejoy. Hallucinaut's psychedelic palm reader, Beatrice (played by Alia Shawkat), will use the piece to explore Julio's lifeline. The original work will be signed, sealed, and delivered to a very generous Backer who pledges $5,000 or more.

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    - The official movie poster, signed by cast & crew
    - An HD download of the finished film
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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT
    Want to support a great film and see your name in the credits? Some of Hallucinaut's most generous backers will be thanked with a title in the credits. Receive an "Associate Producer" credit with a backing of $3,000.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT
    Become a Hallucinaut Executive Producer with a pledge of $10,000 or above.

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Funding period

- (30 days)