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Society is undergoing great changes. A multimedia experience that redefines the art of storytelling & creative expression. THE SHIFT

OVERVIEW

" The Shift " is a highly ambitious project with an all encompassing scope ( film, instrumental audio album, animated graphic art reel ) which blurs the lines of multimedia creative expression to redefine the art of story telling.

SHORT FILM

Centering around the short film, we witness three separate plot lines intertwine into one narrative that seamlessly depicts the social / political , technological, and spiritual shift that humanity is experiencing. These plots are separated in three acts. 

ACT 1 : The story of a young rebel who is intent on exposing the fraud and corruption he witnesses in politics. His good natured motives, however, are taken to the drastic extreme in his quest to expose the POLITRICKS

ACT 2 : Rachel is a young woman who is envied by most around her. Young, beautiful, and successful, she leads an apparently fulfilled life. But she battles an inner darkness as she is unconsciously addicted to social media, continuously seeking external validation via MORE LIKES

ACT 3 : A loner / nomad / explorer who has been an outsider most of his life is determined to find that unknown spark which he seeks for. After failing to find it in the external world, he moves the search into the depths of his own mind on his quest to ASCEND

Less dialogue based and more symbolic imagery in nature, the film is driven by the accompanying instrumental album that serves as the soundtrack to the film.

ALBUM

Produced by JMac himself, his collaboration with musician / composer virtuoso Matthew Smith created an intense & moody canvas in which to paint the films vision on.

Being the source behind The Shift's inspiration, the album features a variety of hip hop / abstract / classical beats and instrumentals that seamlessly transition from one track to the next. 

This is supplemented with the score which is embedded within these recordings to create a full immersion into the sound.

ANIMATED GRAPHIC ART REEL

Always intent on pushing the limits & boundaries on creative expression, JMac takes his love for graphic design to the next level with a fully animated graphic art reel that takes the The Shift's artwork to the next level.

Basically a movie within a picture, the artwork for The Shift is composited and digitally animated into a reel that symbolically depicts that plot.

WHERE WE CURRENTLY ARE

At the moment, the majority of the cast & crew are in place, as well as the locations. All of the scripts, artwork, and songs on the album are completed.

WHERE WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Being not just a film, album, or animated graphic art reel, but all three, The Shift's ambition in scope is not just time intensive, but financially costly as well.

Funding is needed for the following things

BARE NECESSITIES | Equipment rentals | Props | Location Permits | Professional Audio Recording | Mixing | Mastering | Food on set | Travel expenses for cast and crew | 

The current campaign goal amount is just the BARE minimum we need for this to happen.

Ideally, we will surpass our campaign goal and be able to fund these additional items to push The Shift to the next level

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES | More experienced cast and crew | better equipment | More locations | Higher quality mixing and mastering | Private screenings | Film festival distribution | AND MUCH MUCH MORE

SPECIAL REWARDS

We genuinely want our backers and funders to become involved with the creation of The Shift, so we are offering special rewards ( visible to the right ) that vary in size and scope.

Some of the rewards include limited edition DVD & CD copy of the film / album, specially designed artwork, shirts, premiere screening tickets, joining us on set for production, cameo's in the film, name credits in the project, and much more.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The main challenges in the creating The Shift lie in the time resources that are needed to complete the project in a reasonable time span.

Essentially, its about getting the project done in a timely fashion. Always a challenge in creative projects, but especially in projects of this scope & magnitude.

Our goal is to have this project done and out to the public no later than February 2013. Thats right around the corner, especially for a project as detailed as this one.

We plan to overcome this challenge by dedicating our full time and resources not only in the creation of The Shift, but as well as fulfilling the rewards for our backers.

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    THANK YOU. A personalized thank you email, along with a private link to exclusive behind the scenes footage once production begins.

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    THANK YOU...AGAIN. A personalized thank you email, private link to exclusive behind the scenes, and a hi-res download of the film poster & album artwork.

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    EXPERIENCE THE SHIFT - Get an exclusive link to view the film weeks before its official release + your name listed on the website + an official " The Shift " sticker " + everything previously listed.

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    THE ARRIVAL PACK - Physical signed copy of The Shift DVD mailed to your door + The Shift sticker + your name on the website + personalized thank you email

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    SOUNDWAVES PACK - CD copy of the The Shift album / sound track + DVD copy of the film + your name listed in the films credits + your name on the website + The Shift sticker + personalized thank you email

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    BRAINWAVES PACK - Signed copies of the script, treatment, & storyboards of The Shift + everything else previously listed

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    WILD CARD - Limited edition The Shift movie poster print ( signed by the cast & crew ) + Limited Edition The Shift T-shirt + 2 tickets to the Miami premiere screening ( transportation / travel not included ) + everything else previously listed

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    MASTERMIND PACK - Spend a day with us during production and experience the moments in creation of The Shift. Be treated to lunch alongside the cast & crew, as well as have your experience documented by our on set photographer. You will receive an email of all the photos documenting your experience with us + everything else previously listed

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    NEW REWARD LEVEL - ILLUSTRATED - Marvel Comics illustrator / artist Jeff Dekal will personally illustrate your very own custom storyboard piece from The Shift. YOU choose which act you want illustrated, and Jeff will create an amazing, limited edition piece made just for you + everything previously listed

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    PLAY YOUR ROLE - Make a cameo in the film! Everyone at one point in their lives dreamed of being in a movie, and here's your chance. While we won't promise it will be a prominent role, you will be seen + everything else previously listed

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PACK - Become an associate producer! Have your name listed in the films credit as an official Associate Producer. You will also be invited to a lunch meeting with the Director & Executive Producer. Pick our brains on The Shift, film, or any other topic you choose + everything else previously listed

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    PRODUCER PACK - Become an official Producer of The Shift! Have your name credited in both the film & album as an official Producer. You will also be allowed to keep any prop used in the film ( with the exception of camera gear / equipment ) + 5 tickets to the premiere screening with guaranteed best seats in the house + everything else previously listed

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACK - Your name will appear in the OPENING CREDITS as an Executive Producer. You'll be invited to visit the set during production and editing sessions during post (transportation and accommodations not provided). You'll also be one of THE FIRST to see the trailers, marketing materials, finished film, and to hold your own copy + everything else previously listed

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    ASCEND - Bring The Shift to your hometown! We will fly out to your city of residence, rent out a local theater and hold a private screening for The Shift just for you ( and your guests of choice ) before anyone else see's the film. You will receive a Blu-Ray copy of the film, as well as a one time print of the album on Vinyl. We will also sit down with you to plot out our next project in collaboration + everything else previously listed

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