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By Gingerbreed Movie
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About this project

Gingerbreed is a sci-fi comedy about killer Gingerbread men from space. It's a dash of Alien, a pinch of Gremlins, and lots of explosions and killer robots!

10+ years in the making, this indie project has already been shot and edited. All we need now is finishing funds to complete the special effects. Gingerbreed is destined to become a cult classic. (we hope!) 

Gingerbreed is created by Szymon Weglarski and Jonathan Dorfman. Emmy award winning VFX artists and owners of HiFi 3D, an animation studio in Brooklyn NY.

What motivated us to make Gingerbreed was our shared love for all things sci-fi, comedy and special effects. And we've been working on it for over 10 years, which might seem a little nuts. But it's just something we're so passionate about, that we've kept it going for so long. We love our cast and the craft of film-making and special effects.

And now we're making a big push to get it out there on Kickstarter, we hope to raise finishing funds to help us complete the visual effects.

History

The project is based on a series of scenes we shot with our friends for our college thesis back in 2002. It was a lot of fun, and we used it to teach ourselves visual effects.

Fast forward a few years. While working as professional vfx artists, we decided to re-imagine the project as a feature film.

With a retooled script, we created a pre-visualization for the whole film using 3d stand-ins for the actors. We even did all of the voices ourselves. The Pre-vis took over a year, but it was essential to refine the film’s pacing and action.

We saved up to fund the shoot, held auditions, converted a basement into a makeshift greenscreen stage, and shot the whole thing over 4 weeks.

Ever since the shoot, we’ve been slowly chipping away at the extensive vfx, in-between commercial projects. About 5 years ago we started our own company HiFi 3D. 

The Team

As HiFi 3D we’ve directed a wide range of visual effects and animation. We even won an Emmy and a Visual effects society award for our work on HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

Even with the demands of running a company, we’ve never stopped working on Gingerbreed. If we were funded we would be able to work on it full-time, with a team of visual effects artists, which would speed up production dramatically.

Cast and Crew

Stefanie Estes as "Sasha Smirnoff", Teddy Bergman as "Dimitri Dashkov", Ryland Shelton as "Fuzz Balding", Roger Wu as "Richard Wang", Kevin Brown (dot com) as "Red Carter", Edward Furs as "Leonid Stanikov", Jamie Jackson as "Beta Cam", Jonathan Harford as "Dr. Hydrox", and Alexis Powell as "Masha"

Music by Paul Houseman, Special Effects by HiFi 3D.

Visual FX Process

Shot entirely on greenscreen, the live-action characters exist in a world created entirely through the magical magic of visual effects.

Where we're at today

Gingerbreed is in post-production and currently fundraising through Kickstarter.

We’ve created all of the final digital sets, as well as all of the vehicles, characters, and creatures. We've completed some scenes, and the whole film has rough animation. We just need your help to complete all of the final animation and rendering. Additionally we will be doing final sound effects and mixing.

Here are a few finished shots from our trailer:

Where does the money go?

If we reach our goal, we’ll work with a focused team of CG artists and animators to complete the project over the next 8 months.

Over the last few years we’ve done a ton of commercial and tv work. We’ve worked with some amazing vfx artists, and would love to bring them in on Gingerbreed.

Once complete, we’d share the movie with our backers and seek worldwide distribution.

Rewards!

We’ve got a Kickstarter exclusive production blog, digital making-of booklet, Blu-Ray/DVD combos and of course T-shirts and posters.

There’s even a chance to appear in the movie as a featured corpse on the doomed space colony!

Gingerbreed: The Motion Picture is going to be a really fun film for fans of Sci-Fi, comedy, and horror. With your help, finishing Gingerbreed will be a GingerSnap!

Risks and challenges

Finishing Gingerbreed will not be without challenges. The biggest hurdles, which are the filming and editing process, have already been overcome. Working at HiFi 3D we’ve often faced with challenging budgets and schedules. We hope to apply our years of experience keeping projects on track to the post-production process of Gingerbreed.

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    Access to our online production blog, which will include behind the scenes content and visual effects breakdowns!

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    Digital download of the Gingerbreed making-of booklet, including the script

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    HD Digital download of the movie Gingerbreed, with exclusive extra features.

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    Exclusive DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of the feature film, with extra features, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and directors commentary.

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    "Gingerbreed - The Motion Picture" T-shirt exclusively created for our Kickstarter Backers!

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    DVD/Blu-ray Combo pack AND the T-shirt!

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    Gingerbreed Poster (approx. 24"x36") signed by the directors, AND DVD/Blu-Ray Combo pack!

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    Gingerbreed Poster (approx. 24"x36") signed by the directors, AND DVD/Blu-Ray Combo pack AND a T-shirt!!

    + HD digital download of the movie Gingerbreed with exclusive extra features
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    Have your picture appear on a wall in the background of the film! Maybe you will appear on an ad in the futuristic Lumatrain scene, or as an employee of the month at the doomed Colony!

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    You will be credited as an associate producer.

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    Props! You will receive a screen-used Gingerbread man prop, including a signed letter from the directors verifying it's authenticity!

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    Be a Corpse! Simply send us a picture of you lying limp, and we will use the magic of computer graphics to turn you into a featured corpse in the doomed colony.

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