About this project
THE CIRCUIT: A Sci-fi Anthology Series
10 Sci-fi Stories, 10 sub-genres, 1 Location.
"The Circuit" is like "Black Mirror" or "The Twilight Zone" except each seemingly unrelated stand alone episode is a piece of a deeper story line.
We're aiming to do several episodes that switch sub genres of Sci-Fi and take a look deeper into who we are as a culture, a society, and what it is to be human through the lens of intelligent and inspiring Science Fiction tales.
Each episode takes place in the enormous city of 'Urbiessa', a cross between "Metropolis" and "Gotham" and will concentrate on a specific sub-genre such as Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Mystery, etc...
These stories are in the capable hands of 10 amazing directors, a group of talented star actors, a professional crew, and of course the incredible FANS that will collaborate and work side by side with us to energize each story.
The purpose of this Kickstarter is to finance the very first episode of "The Circuit" anthology. Help us make an incredible episode, and maybe more! It's up to you!
We have a fantastic group of actors who are all excited to be a part of “The Circuit”. They are icons of sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, and horror. Here are some of them, in their most famous roles. You may noticed we have a few Star Trek actors in this series and there is a reason for it. The Circuit: Urbiessa won't be at all like Star Trek, as it takes place in a large futuristic Mega City not a spaceship with a commander and crew, but what we hold dear are the themes that great Science Fiction like Star Wars and Star Trek represent. We are interested in looking deeper into the battle between the light in our species (Lucas would call it the Force) and the Darkness, and the Grey area in-between. We want a new Science Fiction anthology series that grasps for the light, and we believe in telling pulse pounding SCIFI stories that blow your mind, but also ask deep questions and touch your heart.
Here are some of the Cast From various Franchises that will help us bring this new show to light.
This is the full list of the actors that are on board so far:
- Walter Koenig (Babylon 5, Star Trek)
- Ryan Eggold (The Black List, The Black List: Redemption)
- Terry Farrell (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
- Robert Beltran (Star Trek: Voyager)
- Armin Shimerman (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
- Gigi Edgley (Farscape, Rescue Special Ops,)
- Robert Picardo (China Beach, Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate Atlantis)
- Sylvester McCoy (The Hobbit, Dr. Who)
- Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: Voyager, Benson, The Island)
- Valerie Leslie (The Paranormal Hour, 5th Passenger)
- JG Hertzler (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
- Robert O’Reilly (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Corin Nemec (Stargate SG-1)
- Hana Hatae (Star Trek: TNG/DS9)
- Rob Archer (Lost Girl, Pixels, Kick Ass 2)
- Jai Koutrae (Death's Requiem)
- Mindy Robinson (V/H/S/2)
- Tim Russ (Star Trek Voyager, i-Carly,)
- Olivia D’abo (The Wonder Years, Conan The Destroyer)
- Cody Saintgnue (MTV's Teen Wolf)
- Doug Jones (Hellboy, Star Trek: Discovery, Pan's Labyrinth)
- Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
- Manu Intiraymi (Star Trek: Voyager, One Tree Hill, J. Edgar)
- and many more to be announced!
Series 1: The Circuit: Urbiessa
Welcome to the beautiful, sprawling city of URBIESSA.
Some say it's a miracle that a city this size could have such a small town feel where it seems everyone and everything is connected. It is a true and seemingly successful attempt at a flourishing utopian society.
People from all over the world come to Urbiessa for its cultural events like "Omega Con", a pop culture convention phenomenon, and 'The History of the Future' exhibit at the largest museum on the planet. It's no wonder this burgeoning metropolis has an ever increasing population; one so large that currently, the population is as stated above, unknown. Many come but no one ever leaves.
Should you have any more questions, watch our informational videos or stop over to our Visitors Center where an enlightened and knowledgeable staff are waiting to help you make the most of your time in Urbiessa! Thank you and enjoy your time here in our captivating city.
The Circuit Community
When you donate to The Circuit, you are helping to make this campaign a success, and opening up the possibility of you and many other fans being a part of this production!
There are hundreds of jobs involved in making a film quality series, and the FANS will participate every step of the way in key departments. From development, pre-production, production, and post-production, there will be plenty of opportunities to be involved.
It is only together that we will make something new, edgy, groundbreaking, and fun. We want to provide a thought provoking platform that will cause people to question their lives, to question reality, to question the world, in a society that needs to constantly examine itself. We're going to wake people up and inspire them!
Inspired by Gene Roddenberry, we believe in using the lens of science fiction to tell great stories that change the world!
Stretch Goal number one....is over and done!!!!!
$75000 is in the past! Now we will be able to afford incredible CG VFX showing you more of "Urbiessa" in all it's glory.
ALL of our backers will receive our HILARIOUS behind-the-scenes BLOOPER REEL from the last 2 years of The Circuit!
For those of you that pledged $35 dollars or more will also receive a limited edition "The Circuit: Urbiessa" COLLECTIBLE PIN and some of them are SIGNED!
STRETCH GOAL #2
We NEED amazing PRACTICAL VFX to make a film quality series! The best film quality entertainment is a blend of practical effects and CG. Only the best directors of the day know this, and practical FX can be just as expensive if not more expensive then brilliant computer generated VFX sequences. Ask Thomas E. Surprenant he only worked on X-Men, The Grinch, Donnie Darko, Halloween, Star Trek: DS9, plus he was kind enough to kick butt for us on 5th Passenger and now he's down for "The Circuit: Urbiessa." He makes humans aliens, builds creatures, and does the incredible when it comes to things on camera that are actually ON CAMERA. We need him.
When we REACH our next stretch goal everyone that pledged $25 or more will receive a Limited Edition Mini-Poster! If you pledged $35 dollars or more it will be signed by the cast!!!!!
So tell you're friends to pledge, up your pledges, and let's start reaching for more episodes!!!!!
CHECK OUT ALL OF OUR INCREDIBLE TALENT BEHIND THE CAMERA AFTER THE BONUS FUN SECTION!
For every ten thousand dollars we receive towards our stretch goals, we will release a new THANK YOU DANCE video of someone from the cast doing a celebratory SCIFI BOOTY QUAKE! And after 100K more surprise content is coming....
As a SPECIAL THANK YOU for pledging and all your work helping us getting the word out about this ambitious dream project. First up? Our own Walter Koenig puts on his dancing shoes to celebrate THE CIRCUIT!
We made another 10K! We're only 15K away from out next stretch goal! So our cast member, and one of our Directors, the Great Tim Russ shares his Happy Dance 4 YOU! Brought to you by... "THE CIRCUIT:URBIESSA."
We've hit our FIRST STRETCH GOAL!!! To celebrate the fans for making this happen, we've decided on a two for one! Ladies and gentlemen, Cody Saintgnue from MTV's "Teen Wolf", and Mindy Robinson from "King of the Nerds".... MAKING IT HAPPEN. Every Dance video from here on out is available to view on YOUTUBE at our Channel The Circuit Movie.
Actor/Producer Manu Intiraymi (Icheb of Star Trek: Voyager) and producer of the recent films "Benjamin Troubles" and "5th Passenger" has set his sites on "The Circuit".
He has rounded up his best friends and favorite professional colleagues from the past 20 years in the entertainment business to work on "The Circuit" and make it the next big thing.
Our team is comprised of top professionals and we are very well equipped to make high end, film quality television. Every member of our production team have always been fans of science fiction movies and television.
That love for science fiction has inspired us to become a part of the entertainment industry, and we want to share that passion with you!
- Ryan Eggold (Writer/Director "Literally Right Before Aaron")
- Scott Baker (Writer/Director "5th Passenger")
- Prince Bagdasarian (Writer/Director "Abstraction", "Diverted Eden")
- James Bird (Writer/Director "Honey Glue", "We Are BOATS")
- Tim Russ (Writer/Director "Junkie", "Renegades")
- Mike Phillips (Director/Visual FX Artist "Star Wars: Rogue One", "Arrow")
- Jason Newfield (Producer/ Cinematographer "Ancient Aliens")
- Tim Gagliardo (Director/Producer "Wheels", "5th Passenger")
- Valerie Leslie (Writer/Producer "Lying in The Shadows", "Picture This")
- Vincent van Hinte (Producer "5th Passenger")
- Lee Ross (Writer "Downloading Nancy" "Benjamin Troubles").
Production Team and VFX Artists
Our crew, Visual FX Artists and our entire production team have worked on some of the biggest features films and television series.
Feature films work includes "Star Wars: Rogue One", "Star Trek Into Darkness", "The Great Wall", “Beowulf”, “BASEketball”, “What Dreams May Come”, “Iron Man”, “Hellboy”, “Spiderman 2”, “Starship Troopers”, Disney’s “Planes” and more.
Television credits include VFX on “Flash”, and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow."
Help us create a new SCI-FI anthology for the ages and make all of our dreams a reality. Join us in "Urbiessa." Check out the incredible bonuses that become available as we achieve our goals!
If you want to help us make the coolest new science fiction anthology into reality then join the team! You can submit for any job on the crew or submit to come and intern behind some of our top professionals by submitting your material at our website, to firstname.lastname@example.org or via this kickstarter page.
Our goal is raise as much as possible to make Episode 1 and maybe more! "The Circuit" episode 1 will also serve as our pilot which we'll shop around to the industry cable networks like HBO, and streaming services like Netflix and Amazon in the hopes of funding the entire series. As long as we fund at least episode one then in early 2018 you will get to see how amazing this anthology series will be.
June - July: Development, choosing the finalist from our story competition and adapting it.
August: Preproduction, planning the whole shoot
September: Production, We shoot The Circuit!
October: Post Production, the edit, the VFX, the music, the final output.
November - December: Delivery!
Please tell your friends to join the peoples Science Fiction revolution, "The Circuit: Urbiessa." Remember, WE ARE THE CIRCUIT.
If you've got any questions or requests regarding these perks, please feel free to message us and ask!
Risks and challenges
Our team is devised of industry professionals who have made their careers in Hollywood working on some of the shows adored around the globe. The modern age has empowered fans to create their own content, so much of which is fantastic. But there is still a gap between Hollywood and the fans who make it possible.
We wish to bridge that gap. To do that, we need the participation of fans, and the funds to produce a high end feature worthy of the cinema. We need more than just money to do this right, we actually need fans to participate.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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