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Poster of Angel Tekel (11" x 17") By Rob Richardson
Poster of Angel Tekel (11" x 17") By Rob Richardson

 

Background:  The entire project started as a movie script.  The goal is to produce that film independently.  

First step was to convert that script to a novel in order to start creating an audience.  That part is done!

Script to Novel
Script to Novel

 

Next step is this Kickstarter which will accomplish 4 BIG things...  

  • Publish Book #2 SEBERIAN THE GREAT GATE
  • Produce both books as audio books,
  • Complete a professional re-build of the website
  • Produce our live action trailer. (watch trailer below)   

 These are big goals and a large $ amount.  After we cover the costs involved with running this campaign we will accomplish the following...

 

 

This is the full length trailer animatic (65 sec.)  An animatic is essentially a moving storyboard.  We will produce this live action.  (Real people in space-age battle uniforms and real sets.)  CG/digital set extensions and animated rounds and muzzle flair.  

 

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Why produce a trailer?   Good question.  Several reasons...

1) Great marketing tool for the entire project.  It should help to continue to get the word out and continue to grow the audience.

2) It will also function as pre-production for the film itself.  As we build all these sets, props and digital assets we will be getting work done for the feature length film that will hopefully follow very soon.

3) This trailer will help to give a flavor and concept of the story and film.

This animatic has been a great planning tool for the trailer.

Early trailer thumbnail storyboard
Early trailer thumbnail storyboard

 

 

I designed and built Tekel's Helmet first in clay then in plastic. 

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 As we produce the trailer we will finish building Tekel's armor.  That will be used for the trailer and be on the cover of the second book, SEBERIAN THE GREAT GATE.  

Concept art for Tekel's armor.
Concept art for Tekel's armor.

 

Building Tekel's Helmet, Armature w/ wire mesh.
Building Tekel's Helmet, Armature w/ wire mesh.

 

Building Tekel's Helmet, Clay completed.
Building Tekel's Helmet, Clay completed.

 

 

Building Tekel's helmet Silicone Part 4
Building Tekel's helmet Silicone Part 4

 

Building Tekel's Helmet, Mother mold over silicone
Building Tekel's Helmet, Mother mold over silicone

 

Building Tekel's Helmet, Bondo repair of first casting.
Building Tekel's Helmet, Bondo repair of first casting.

 

Building Tekel's Helmet, Metalic dry-brush effect and DONE!
Building Tekel's Helmet, Metalic dry-brush effect and DONE!

 

 

 

 

Poster of Angel Tekel (11" x 17") By Rob Richardson
Poster of Angel Tekel (11" x 17") By Rob Richardson

 

Sticker (6" x 6")
Sticker (6" x 6")

 

Hoodie
Hoodie

 

T-shirt #1 (Black w/gold)
T-shirt #1 (Black w/gold)

 

T-shirt #2 (White w/black)
T-shirt #2 (White w/black)

 

Book #1 SEBERIAN THE HIDDEN BATTLE REVEALED.  (2nd edition Paperback with names of Soldiers Of Hope as backers.)
Book #1 SEBERIAN THE HIDDEN BATTLE REVEALED. (2nd edition Paperback with names of Soldiers Of Hope as backers.)

 

Hardcover (Books 1 & 2 together with names of Soldiers Of Hope as backers.)
Hardcover (Books 1 & 2 together with names of Soldiers Of Hope as backers.)

 

SEBERIAN MUG
SEBERIAN MUG

 

Mini-Helmet (4" x 4" x 8.5")
Mini-Helmet (4" x 4" x 8.5")

 

Full scale display Helmet (30" tall, 11"wide, 15" deep)
Full scale display Helmet (30" tall, 11"wide, 15" deep)

 

 

 

 

  

 

EXCLUSIVE "I'm a Soldier Of Hope" T-shirt. (Black)
EXCLUSIVE "I'm a Soldier Of Hope" T-shirt. (Black)

 

EXCLUSIVE "I'm a Soldier Of Hope" T-shirt. (White)
EXCLUSIVE "I'm a Soldier Of Hope" T-shirt. (White)

 

 

    An enormous army of mysterious supernatural Leviathan is marching across the galaxies taking entire planets captive. Lonan, a brilliant young engineer of the planet Helion, fears that his home will be next. In an attempt to protect his family and people he sets out to find answers about this seemingly unstoppable army. His quest leads him to the Seberians, a small force of humans who are the only warriors capable of defeating the Leviathan.  

    The Seberian leader, Armon, informs Lonan of the immense demonic power behind the Leviathan pawns and of the battle that has raged for millennia in a hidden spirit realm. The people of Helion and the Seberians are about to experience the sinister plot of Satan, the chief of all demons, who is gathering his forces for the largest battle ever waged on any spiritual plain. The Seberians and their unseen allies are the only hope for humanity as the hidden battle is revealed.

 

Book #1 on shelf at Barnes & Noble.
Book #1 on shelf at Barnes & Noble.

 

Book #1 on Amazon
Book #1 on Amazon

 

 

 

The vision for this project and company is found in Acts 26:17.  As Jesus called Paul he said, "I'm sending you to them to open theirs eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me."  That is why I wrote this screenplay & novel.  That is why I am doing the work that I am doing. 

I want to communicate a message of hope.  The message that God is for us and not against us, that He still works in this world and that we also have an enemy who is out to destroy us.  The hope is also based on the name.  SEBER is an old Hebrew word that means hope.  The Seberains are soldiers of hope.  They are humans who fight alongside angels to protect humanity from Satan, his demons and his army of evil men, the Leviathan.  

Although it is full of space-age action the story communicates a message of none violence. Satan is feeding on our: fear, hated, despair and all the death and destruction created by humanity.  Lonan, the central character, has to find a way to defeat the Leviathan without killing and contributing to the death tolls.      

I hope you will join the cause and help us communicate a message of hope.  

Thanks,  

Jason Dahl

 

 

                      

 

Risks and challenges

Planning and staying organized on any big project are crucial. I've learned this the hard way these past 10 years as a small business owner. Planning helps to keep things on budget. Staying organized saves time which also keeps things on budget. I've seen in past projects that when I do these two things productivity increases drastically.

That's the main reason that I produced the trailer animatic. It functions as our blue print. It helps us to know exactly how we want all our shots to look as well has the duration and speed. We won't waist time setting up for and shooting footage that we won't need because we will have planned all the shoots. We plan those by pre-visualizing through the animatic.

Staying on budget is crucial and proper planning through pre-visualization and staying organized will help us do that.

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