About this project
The latest sci-fi movie in production by Ginnungagap FilmWerks deals with a theme not previously explored in our films; time travel. Surely the most slippery topic in science fiction, time travel yields more ‘what if?’ questions than any other theme. An interplanetary war is taking place, pitting humanity against other species. “Temple of Joy” follows two members of the top-secret Temporal Operations team who travel through time to prevent an unknown force that is determined to prevent humanity from ever evolving. What happens to these characters? Where must they travel to find their adversaries? Follow our heroes as they jump through time, visiting different locations and time periods, all the while trying not to affect the timeline with their actions. “Temple of Joy” explores a multiverse where time travel requires monitoring, and sometimes enforcement, to prevent meddling by malevolent forces. But who is to say what damages the timeline and what fixes it? This story explores these questions in an episodic fashion. Each episode is an action-packed adventure into another historic period and another paradox. And all episodes culminate into a surprising finale.
What We Need. What You Will Receive:
We need your help in funding this project. There are all sorts of production costs. For us the main costs are extensive storyboarding, legal fees, insurance, music licensing, equipment rental, crew and actor salaries, set building, visual effects, costume and prop construction, location scouting, location permit fees, marketing and festivals, promoting, advertising, catering, and rehearsing. If we meet and exceed our goal, rest assured these funds will be put toward the next phases of production. This is a Science Fiction Film and we plan to cover various locations as we did with act one in Spain. We would like to continue shooting in exotic locations to tell the most compelling story possible. This epic tale also relies on a high standard of visual effects to represent the technology and futuristic setting where parts of Temple of Joy take place. In addition, if we exceed our goal and truly have enough we will ensure the placement of two or three SAG actors. This will add even more value to the production.
We are asking for your help. Everyone who donates becomes part of our production family in some aspect or another. Every little bit helps and we will show our appreciation through gifts, perks, copies of the film, mention in the credits, personal screenings from the filmmakers, or personal involvement in our production. By donating to Temple of Joy, you show your support for independent filmmaking and for those dreamers who are willing to follow their hearts and their ambitions.
Who We Are:
At Ginnungagap Filmwerks, we are two scientists who want to tell stories that explore sci-fi, action, and fantasy themes. We have learned how to produce films previously with virtually negligible budgets, relying on innovation and imagination and sheer enthusiasm to get it done. Want to see how we did it last time? Watch this.
Then watch our trailers, associated videos or final film.
http://bit.ly/11HmTat This was with no operational budget. Applying crowdfunding to this operation can bring it to a whole new level and allow Ginnungagap FilmWerks to produce its best work yet. In addition, you can see shorts and trailers by us on our webpage at http://bit.ly/12crztK
We appreciate every little bit we get, and invite you to join our club of supporters. Many of the cast and crew from previous productions have stayed with our team and have been the key to our continued existence. We rely on those who contribute, both materially and creatively, to accomplish our goals. Thanks for your help.
Below is a list of festivals and news outlets that screened our works, interviewed us, and wrote excellent articles.
Our previous film, Planet X Part II, The Frozen Moon, has screened at the following film festivals:
Florida SuperCon Geek Film Festival, Miami, Fl, July 1-4, 2011 - WON BEST FLORIDA FILM
Lucerne International Film Festival, Lucerne Switzerland, October 20-22, 2011
Zero Film Festival, New York City, NY, November 15-December 6, 2011
Little Rock International Film Festival, Little Rock, AR, May 29-June 3, 2012
Lighthouse International Film Festival, Loveladies, NJ, June 2, 2012
FlyWay Film Festival, Stockholm and Pepin, WI, October 17-20, 2012
PALMCON Film Festival, Greenacres, FL, September 22, 2012
Florida GEEKFEST, Boca Raton, FL, November 18, 2012
Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nov 11, 2012
More of our History
The duo from Ginnungagap Filmwerks had screened an earlier feature, “A Brief Spell”, at the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival in 2003. The creators of the festival, Josh Koury and Myles Kane, loved the offbeat nature of our productions and invited us back in 2005 to show our next feature “Longevity”, which won the festival’s Audience Favorite Award. Inspired by their interest in our filmmaking, Josh and Myles proposed making a documentary about a subsequent project we began planning. We had an abundance of stories from our great leap forward in 2004. We began pre-production in 2009, there were about four different working titles of the production. Josh and Myles followed us through our labors and adventures, and chronicled our creation of “Planet X Part II: The Frozen Moon (aka Planeta Desconocido)” in 2011. The documentary they developed was released as “Journey to Planet X”, as seen above.
This documentary Journey to Planet X has screened at numerous film festivals, including its debut at Tribeca, and now is commercially available on Epix. http://www.epixhd.com
The press’ response to Journey to Planet X was beyond imagination:
“A love letter to science fiction and the amateur filmmakers of the world.” LabSplice - Paracinema
“An endearing documentary, Journey is enthusiastically recommended for genre fans and those fascinated by the filmmaking process.” Grade: A Joe Bendel, Libertas Film Magazine
“A hell of a lot of fun to watch.” Grade: A- Joshua Chaplinsky, Twitch
“Hilarious and moving, JOURNEY TO PLANET X is a love song to passion and hard work and beating the odds. Marvelous.” Kent Jones, The Maddow Blog
“The movie eloquently captures the B-movie convictions of Ed Wood upgraded to the digital age.” Grade: B+ Eric Kohn, Indiewire, from How ‘Journey to Planet X’ Critiques the Film Festival World
Florida-based Sci-Fi, "Planeta Desconocido" screens this weekend at SuperCon! http://exm.nr/16zOQH9
Even more visit here!
Risks and challenges
At Ginnungagap FilmWerks, we are aware of the multiple issues that can and do arise in a production like this. It is common in our scientific studies as well, one can never anticipate all the eventualities. So not only do we do our best, but we have more than one method to achieve our goal. As is evident in Myles and Josh's documentary masterpiece "Journey to Planet X" we always have a back-up plan. We have also found the importance of patience. You may not get access to a filming location today but it can be scheduled next month, or finding an alternate when that perfect actor you thought you had decided to go on a trip.
The amazing thing, most of these events have happened to us already. We do our best to have back up plans and make the best, but bringing folks to the team that can give us that extra boost.
We never worry about arguments or things like that, as Eric and I debate all the time. It is actually a good process for refining the best out come. After all, name a significant event that never went through intense debate? Science never advances without debate.
Our story is complete, we are recruiting staff, and the best actors who can give an excellent performance to the fanbase.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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