Greetings! We are launching this Kickstarter campaign in order to support our feature film, 'Subterranea'. We're adapting this film from legendary prog rock band IQ's concept album of the same name. We are working vigilantly to translate the vibrant images the music has projected in our minds as fans onto the big screen. Now, we need your help, to fund this film and bring this unique story to life!
IQ has been around since 1981 and over a career spanning more than 30 years they have released 9 studio albums, 7 live albums and a whole string of compilations. The double CD Subterranea is considered one of the bands true gems.
In our video we feature a few tracks from IQ. If you haven't already, please listen to 'Subterranea' and visit IQ's offical website for more information at http://www.iq-hq.co.uk/ .
We have worked tirelessly on expanding the album's story, breathing new life and perspective into the already intriguing tale the band laid out. After many months of labor we have developed a full and lush world for our characters to inhabit, one in which we think the audience will truly enjoy.
"Subterranea" follows a man who, after being contained his entire life within a darkened cell, never seeing the light of day or another human being, is released into "society" for the first time as an adult. Facing a brand new world, full of danger and mystery, he must learn how to live in order to survive.
He interacts with human beings for the first time on the outside and begins to adapt to "our" way of life. He realizes the choices he makes affect his future while also unearthing glimpses of his past. He soon discovers that he's the corner stone of an orchestrated social experiment devised by the man who held him prisoner, the "Provider".
He sets off to find his captor, seeking answers to his dark and veiled past. Little by little, aided by the people he meets on the outside, he pieces together clues pertaining to his shrouded existence. The more he unravels, the smaller his world becomes, as he feels the restricting hand of his creator tainting everything he thought was his.
A modern day Kasper Hauser, the film's theme centers around morality, as well as a myriad of other emotional motifs that play off each other, resonating and resounding the overwhelming amount of pathos inherent in the story. It also asks the question of who is in control? Are we the masters of our own fate, or are we governed by someone or something else?
Our hero is truly a blank slate, unbiased with a completely original point of view, one very few people if any have ever experienced. We aim to use special in camera/lens techniques to achieve some rarely seen before visual aesthetics that will shape the unique world of our hero.
Accompanying that, we will be featuring brand new landscapes, actors, locations and a fresh way of story telling that will give the viewer something they have never seen before. We will get inside the mind of a man who has never seen another person and show the audience what it might look and feel like.
Your help! Please look carefully at our incentives and choose a level that is right for you, the more you contribute the better. Pay attention to what is included in each level. For example, in the STATE OF MINE package you get everything we list plus the SPEAK MY NAME package. So you'll then want to check out whatever is in the SPEAK MY NAME package plus any subsequent levels that we have tacked on that level as well. So in most cases the higher up you go in the packages we are also including incentives from the lower levels as well, so look closely!
We want to gain the support of both the global community as well as our fellow Missoulians. We need local support in order to expand the film industry in our artistic town. We want to show the world what we have to offer. By supporting this project you are helping us bring in professional actors and crew to our city, which will in turn help our local film industry blossom.
Kickstarter is an all or nothing campaign. We don't get any of the money unless we reach our $30,000 goal. So if we don't reach our goal,(purely hypothetical), all the money goes back to the donators and the project won't be made. A sad fate, but one we can avoid by surpassing our goal and blowing it out of the water.
Kickstarter works through amazon payments so the transaction is secure, easy and reliable. You won't be charged until the end of the campaign.
So, once you donate, you're now part of the project. To make sure we are successful, please spread the word. Tell your friends and get at least one more person to donate, even if it's at the very lowest level, they will still get a credit on our website's and the gratitude of IQ fans everywhere.
Please fill out the information once you've donated and send this project to another person, it only takes a minute and helps spread the word immensely.
We understand that the Progressive rock scene isn't very popular in the traditional sense, but that is what makes this project so appealing. The genre has a lot of universal qualities that fit in directly with the our own filmmaker's mantra. The dedication of loyal supporters within the community is what makes this form of music so special and meaningful. Like most good art, It isn't something you can penetrate easily, it takes patience and an acute sense of deep listening to uncover all its hidden potential. However, once you have found your way in, you realize how special the music is and how devote the community is surrounding it. We understand the bond that's formed by this lifestyle and want to translate this family feel to our film on all levels.
We are unveiling our first T-Shirt design. This reward is available at the SLEEPLESS INCIDENTAL level.
Questions can be sent to Contact@subterranea-movie.com
We are very hopeful that we will reach and surpass our goal of $30,000 on this campaign. Every penny we get will go directly onto the screen. So the more funds we raise, the bigger and better the film will be in the end. So please, donate to the film, tell your friends and lets bring this inspiring and special story to life!
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