The sequel story to the Star Wars Fan Film ”Threads of Destiny” -- Star Wars: LEGACY OF DARKNESS.
Back in 2005, a small group of fans set out to create their own story within the vast universe of Star Wars. It took a little while, but after 9 years, and involving a team of hundreds of artists around the world & countless work hours spent, the fan film "Threads of Destiny" was complete.
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Help us make the 2nd Chapter of the story as a COMIC BOOK!
But the story was never meant to end there; "Threads of Destiny” was always meant to be the first chapter of a larger 3-part story, reminiscent of the Original Trilogy. However, producing the two following chapters - titled "Legacy of Darkness" and "Seeds of Betrayal" - as fan films respectively would be a monumental task, not just considering the time it took to create the first.
By turning the scripts into a comic book series we decided it would be an interesting way to share our stories with our fellow fans regardless. In particular, our goal is to retell "Legacy of Darkness" over a series of 4 issues to continue the stories of the original characters, and based on the reception to follow up with "Seeds of Betrayal" in a similar fashion. For this purpose we have already spent years fine tuning the original scripts into something we feel is pretty powerful & unique. And we have a strong team ready to back up this new venture into galaxy far, far away...
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Your donations will directly FUND the comic book for the sequel story to ”Threads of Destiny” **A high-quality, full-color, limited-edition comic book**.
All pledged funds will go towards LEGACY OF DARKNESS ISSUE ONE'S production costs and backer rewards! If this campaign is successful you will have helped me fully realize the first issue of an ongoing series.
You will only be charged if we reach our funding goal, and if that happens, you're in for an AMAZING ADVENTURE! Let's make it HAPPEN!
How far we can bring the story to completion will be decided by the amount of funding the campaign will achieve. At about $3,000 (which is ~ 25,000 SEK) we will have enough backing to produce the first issue of "Legacy of Darkness"; and respectively the next goals at $6,000 & $8,000 will unlock further issues, with $12,000 allowing us to complete "Legacy of Darkness" as whole.
- As an intermediate goal, reaching $4,500 will enable the production of physical copies for issue #1 as a giveaway to backers. - Furthermore, going beyond the stretch goal for "Legacy's" story arc, at already $13,000 a bonus goal will be unlocked: In the spirit of a classic fan film production, original team members from "Threads of Destiny" will return to produce a memoral scene from "Legacy's" script as fully realized film clip. Everyone is eager to bring their a-game to create something special.
- And continuing upwards from $12,000, another $3,000$ (at $15,000) will help us go beyond "Legacy of Darkness" and procure issue #1 of "Seeds of Betrayal", the third chapter in the series - and who knows where the journey will take us from there...
Check out the list and be sure to read all of the items and what your contribution gets you for helping us make this comic book! A few of the samples below.
It has been four years since the battle of Coreign. War escalates between the New Republic and Skenvi Empire.
Arianna Ad’lah, now an accomplished padawan of the Jedi Order, continues to battle against the Republic’s enemies as she furthers her secret relationship with Raven Darkham.
In a surprise move, the Skenvi have sent an ambassador to make a negotiation that would secure peace and prosperity between the two conflicting galactic factions. Little does the Republic know that there is a storm coming that looms just beyond the horizon that could potentially spread catastrophe throughout the galaxy...
All of the funds contributed go toward the production of the comic. From the art, coloring and lettering as well as shipping and printing costs for all of the physical rewards.
Below is a breakdown of production costs:
MEET THE TEAM
Rasmus Tirzitis is the director and editor. He was the project launcher and director for the Star Wars fan film ”Threads of Destiny”. In 2016, Rasmus made his directorial debut with the feature film ”Vilsen” / Ave Mater and the movie has since it's release been sold to Japan and North America. | Website | Instagram |
Kenny Groom is the co-creator and writer of "Upstarts," published by Ink Forged Studios. He has also recently founded his own comic studio “Old Dog Digital,” to which he has published the first two books in an ongoing post-apocalyptic fantasy series, “Lowlife.” He has spent many years learning how to write comics and tell wonderful stories and will continue to write until the day he fades away. |Instagram|
Ewelina Mroczkowska s an accomplished freelance artist who has done the illustrations on titles such as; "Legends of Steragos: Damsels of Distress" by Kevin M. Scott and "Princess Lucinda: Book One: Black Rose of the Empire" by Malcolm Harris. She is also the lead character designer and artist for “Lowlife,” written by Kenny Groom. | Website | Instagram |
Other ways you can help:
There are plenty of ways to help and we will take all we can get. Feel free to tell your friends, family, acquaintances and even strangers about this book! Share it on social media and of course utilize the Kickstarter share tools provided!
In case you're wondering - no, we don't make any money from this. We do this because we love Star Wars and we really want to finish telling the story that ”Threads of Destiny” set out to tell. Star Wars is the sole copyright of Lucasfilm Ltd. This is not authorised or sponsored by Lucasfilm, and is a non-profit comic book.
Risks and challenges
One of the risks of backing a comic book project is: Never getting your comic...
Every great adventure has it's risks and that's what makes the reward so much sweeter! We have a great team on board ready to work. The biggest challenge is for our creators finding time in there daily routines to write and draw this comic. With the money raised here on Kickstarter we are alleviating some of the stress on our creators financially, helping them to free up time to dedicate to this project.
I've learned a lot on both amazing projects, and now I REALLY want to dedicate all my energy to this story that's been brewing in me for so many years!
I hope I can get all of you as interested in it as I am!
I believe you will be proud to have backed it. Thank you all so much from all of us!
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