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A time traveler is trapped in the past with only his A.I. companion. He must build a way back to the future before the world collapses. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on February 6, 2014.

A time traveler is trapped in the past with only his A.I. companion. He must build a way back to the future before the world collapses.

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UPDATE #4: Last chance to own a copy of Norman & Collectors Behind the Film Art Book: This will only be available to early Kickstarter backers.

UPDATE #3: How we plan to tackle the visual effects.Adam Miller, the visual effects artist for Norman, talks briefly about how he plans to tackle the effects shots needed to complete Norman.

UPDATE #2: Stretch goals announced!
Any additional funding will go towards making this film better than we could have possibly imagined. We will be filming some awesome new scenes to help develop Norman's world such as making new props and costumes for extras. The additional funding will help with travel expenses for the cast and crew as well as several additional audio plugins.

UPDATE #1: Successfully funded in under 48hrs!
We have a number of stretch goals in mind including filming a few extra scenes that weren't possible to do before. Keep on sharing and donating because every extra dollar raised will go towards making the film even better!

Norman is a feature-length sci-fi film about a time traveler and his A.I. companion. Norman becomes trapped and isolated in the past, jeopardizing life in both the past and the future. He must invent a way back to the future before the world collapses.

Norman was filmed through March 2012 - November 201398% percent of the entire film's scenes are shot and edited. I have put every dollar I could spare of my own to get my film where it is at, but now is where I need help.

One of the main characters in Norman is an Artificial Intelligence companion called A.N.I. Without good working visual effects to bring this character to life, my film simply cannot work.

Every dollar that is pledged will go directly toward these three areas of post production to complete my film.

  • Paying for a full-time visual effects artist to complete the scenes in Norman.
  • Plane tickets for flying out actors for final voice-over work.
  • Audio effects plugins for sound effects and mixing.

My brother, Jonah, is a California-based Sound Designer. From recording cars for the Fast & Furious, to working alongside Peter Berg and Damon Lindelof for the sound of HBO's The Leftovers, my brother will be a huge help in bringing Norman's world to life.

Here are some screenshots from what's been shot so far.

Over the course of two years, I have collected over 7 hours of behind-the-scenes footage. One of the most complicated scenes required a completely custom science lab built from scratch using PVC pipe, plastic tarps, help from friends, and 100% ingenuity.

I am looking forward to releasing production diaries throughout this coming year that showcase behind the scenes clips from the making of the film.

www.normanthefilm.com

 www.normanthefilm.com

Risks and challenges

My film is 98% shot and in the can. My crew and I will be taking care of all the editing, sound design, graphic design, etc. I decided to open this kickstarter because the one thing I am completely unable to do on my own is the visual effects required to pull the film together. These effects will enable the A.I. companion A.N.I to work visually and also add the necessary elements to a climactic battle scene, including bullet trails, blood splatter, explosions, etc.

Even if this fundraiser isn't completely funded, I won't stop here. I can't spend two and a half years and not finish the film. I will eventually make this happen if it comes down to learning how to create the visual effects myself from scratch. Honestly though, this is something I need someone who has years of previous experience to do in order to pull it off well and to make the effects completely convincing and photorealistic.

Thank you so much for any help that you can provide.
I truly thank you!

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    For $5, you get my undying thanks from the bottom of my heart for supporting me and my project. You will also gain access to behind the scenes videos about the making of Norman.

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    For $10, you will get a digital download of the original movie soundtrack composed by Jonathan Pierce, plus all of the above rewards.

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    For $75, we will put your name in the Kickstarter Backer section of the credits in the finished film, plus all of the above rewards. (Your choice of Blu-Ray or DVD copy of the film.)

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    For $150, you will receive a custom designed booklet containing photos from the set, as well as some stories from the making of Norman, plus all of the above rewards. (Your choice of Blu-Ray or DVD copy of the film.)

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    For $200, the core team behind the film of Norman will setup and host a private 1hr Skype video chat personally with you before the film is finished. We will answer any question you have about the project, as well as thank you a ton of times for your donation. Plus all of the above rewards. (Your choice of Blu-Ray or DVD copy of the film.)

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    For $500, we will ship you a one of a kind science lab helmet prop built and used in the film. Comes with real working light up led's, plus all of the above rewards. (Your choice of Blu-Ray or DVD copy of the film.)

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    For $700, you will receive 4 tickets to the cast and crew theatrical premiere, party and special thank you video for your support for my project. (Travel not included.) Plus all of the above non-limited rewards. (Your choice of Blu-Ray or DVD copy of the film.)

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