About this project
THANKS TO YOU BEAUTIFUL HUMANS WE'VE MOVED INTO....
And for those arriving here for the first time...
I'd like to take a moment and sincerely thank you for checking out Uprising. My entire life, I've been madly in love with robots: Robotech, Gundam, Transformers, Terminator, Evangelion, Patlabor - (Sure some of these are mecha, but let's not get in the mud.) - so I appreciate you being here.
Beneath the comedy and glorious action, Uprising is actually a story about family. In fact, most of the concept came to me when my son was an infant, and I'd take long walks with him late at night. Within this absurd setting, our four human Heroes fight for each other (and with each other) like Brothers. Two of the robots - our film's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern - save a human baby and decide to raise it as their own. (Hint: Worst. Parents. Ever.) Even the decisions of the master A.I. 'Caster', weirdly mirrors the decisions I had to make as a new Father.
On top of that there's life-sucking Roombas, self-driving Priuses that hunt humans in packs, vigilante Soda Machines, and Celphones that send your Snapchats to your Mom.
And of course... ROBOTS! These metal monsters think the #ROFLpocalypse is just a game - so they get busy tea-bagging, dry-humping, and Leader-boarding humanity out of existence.
And no, our human heroes are NOT the Snake Pliskins you'd hope would be coming to rescue us in this situation. Instead our code-writing, Yoo-Hoo chugging, supernerds can barely lift a case of Mt. Dew much less an M-16.
So yes -- to quote Pvt. William Hundson, Game over, man. Game over.
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Risks and challenges
Like any film there are numerous real-world challenges to getting Uprising made. We've assembled an incredible crew willing to donate their time - but there's always the challenges of casting great actors, scheduling, equipment & camera rental, feeding an army, transportation, renting motion-capture stages and much more.
But these are all challenges we've faced before, and between Ben's role as a director and his extended USC Film School Family - they're all challenges we can easily overcome. And as you can see, the post-production pipeline has already been ironed out and is raring to go.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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