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By Hearthsaga
$4,671
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About

Welcome! We are Dore and Dante, brothers directing a new comedy feature film all about the world of board gaming!

Campaign Update!

We’re very pleased to announce that Lord of the Rings Weta Workshop legend, Gary Hunt, sculptor of Smaug collectibles, is sending in some of his amazing miniatures which will be appearing in Assembly Required! If you have any miniatures you have designed or a game you have created that you want to send us and add to this record of gaming culture we want to hear from everyone!

Send us audition tapes! 

You don't have to be a well known to be cast. Are you a VFX artist? A sound designer? An actor? Be part of the creative process. 

If there is any way you'd like to get involved please contact us at

 Rewards!

You can grab the miniatures as rewards, all of which come with the full Assembly Required movie. Created especially for the film, these 28mm scale miniatures are made from resin using 3D printing technology. They were designed and sculpted by the directing team Dante and Doré, who have previously worked as artists on feature films and TV shows, including Game of Thrones and Fantastic Beasts.

About the Film

Assembly Required is a brand new comedy drama all about the world of boardgaming and the lives of board gamers of all types.

Theo is a guy who has been passionate about gaming his entire life, but his one regret is losing touch with his childhood gaming pals. Now, years later, whilst training in a field, he has a chance encounter with his old friends. The group have drifted far apart. As they have grown up Theo's friends have become involved in the underworld of crime. Genuinely impressed by his sword wielding abilities, they want their old friend back to help them on a upcoming heist. But what does Theo want?

The story begins with the Theo early one morning asleep in bed. His passion is board games and miniatures, and his room is full of them, they tower over his painting table; surrounded by them he looks like a dragon sleeping on a mountain of gold. A series of unlikely and unfortunate events unfold to push Theo into life changing action. He leaves England and goes on an adventure in the hope of fulfilling his dream of battling in every Hearthsaga Gaming Store in the world! He arrives in the USA where he meets new people and many challenges which push him beyond what he thought what he was capable of. Theo is sternly tested by many huge overwhelming problems in his life aside from his dreams as he tries to experience the best his passions allow before his problems cage him. 

Blue Screens

We have been working and developing the film for three years, and it's almost complete! In 2015 we flew to Washington DC in the USA, only to find when we arrived our actress was unable to take part. We were fascinated by the city, and wanted to re-create its unique atmosphere and allow that epic journey. So we went back home and began to use everything we had learned working in visual effects to complete those sections of the movie.

With a small amount of free time at weekends and after work we are pushing for the same quality in every aspect that goes into films costing millions. This has been without doubt the biggest challenge of our lives, but now we are near completion we can't wait to share it with people who love boardgaming as much as we do. 

How Your Pledge Helps

Visual Effects

Some scenes require visual effects to add large sets too expensive to build. We know the process inside out, we know exactly how to make the results look real, but we need to pay more artists to help us with this task.

Music and Sound Design

So far we have been getting creative with GarageBand to create the musical score for the film. Funds raised will help us obtain better samples of instruments, and pay for a Sound Designer to balance the sound across the movie. 

Actors

We have always believed in paying actors for their hard work. Your contributions will allow us to film the remaining scenes in the shooting schedule, ready for completion by December.

Assembly Required!

To complete the project we need the help of every fan of boardgaming, miniatures and art.

If you like this project, and know someone who would, please share it with them!

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges
As with any Kickstarter, there could be delays or unexpected challenges; nevertheless, we have many years experience meeting deadlines in our visual effects work for film and tv and know how to come up with solutions quickly to enable us to deliver on time.

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    Full Credit!

    Ever wanted to see your name on the Big Screen? Contribute and earn your place in the movie credits! On top of this, you will receive an exclusive picture download from behind the scenes, as well as a super high resolution digital poster!

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    Elven Elite

    Two of the Elven kingdom’s finest archers can be yours. No mere rank and file troops, warriors with thousands of years experience can hold their own when the odds are stacked against them.
    2 miniatures with fine scenic bases.

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    Orc-Gang

    For those who favour the more sinister creatures of the forest, collect three Orc miniatures. You will receive two Orc warrior poses and one brutal Orc Leader, all three clad in intimidating bone armour. The bones of dead animals cast a fearsome silhouette, striking terror into the enemy.
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    Wall of Fame

    Send in your photo and we will print it out and add it to a Wall of Fame located in the gaming store set. It's an opportunity to leave an imprint in film history. Painting Contest Champion? Undefeated Warlord? Best War-Chant? Strike a fearsome pose, make your mark!
    (Please note we will not include anything offensive)

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    Stock the Shelves

    We will add your game or miniatures to the shelves in the gaming store, where they will then appear throughout the movie. Hearthsaga is an eclectic gaming store and a record of the diversity of gaming and model making culture. Please post us your product. (We will Kickstarter message you with details to be ready for filming scenes July to December). The outside packaging will be visible in the gaming store. There is also a prominent scene which opens the movie in the hero's room, and the camera glides over the games and miniatures he owns. Your game may also be seen in subsequent scenes.
    The camera will slowly glide over your game box which will fill a large part of the screen.

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    Forest Orc Horde

    Become the proud owner of a set of Forest Orcs, armed with sharpened wooden swords and clad in bone armour. Five dynamic warrior poses, as well as two hulking leaders, who like their brethren hide their faces behind the shattered skulls of forest creatures.
    7 miniatures with fine scenic bases in total.

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    The Forest Troll

    Yes, this is the big one.
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    The Filmmaker's Notebook

    If you want to boost your film making skills and learn all our best tips then this reward is for you.
    The Filmmaker's Notebook is packed with advice from a practical point of view on how to get results when you don't have a colossal budget.
    Not only that, but you gain access to all the storyboards and animatics we created for the film, and can see how each scene developed from first sketch to final edit.

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    The Collector’s Horde

    That's right, all 10 Limited Edition Miniature Prop Replicas can be yours! That's Elven Elite, Forest Orc Horde and The Troll! Own a piece of movie and miniatures history!

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    Act with us!

    This is your chance to star alongside the heroes on screen in a massive wargaming film. You will be playing gamers in a boardgames store called Hearthsaga, or attentive sales people learning how to hook a customer. It will be a hugely exciting opportunity and experience to be involved in making a high quality film. You must be able to also pay your own travel and accommodation. Filming will take place in Birmingham UK

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    The Adventurer's Horde

    Come along for a day you'll never forget, pick up the full collection of miniatures in-hand, and take your place in movie history. You'll get to meet us and act in a pivotal scene.
    You must be able to also pay your own travel and accommodation. Filming will take place in Birmingham UK

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    Associate Producer Credit

    Earn a credit appearing prominently in the title sequence, on movie posters as well as IMDB. You will do a great service in bringing this comedy movie to the world.

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    Executive Producer Credit

    You know what this means. As a reward for your amazing contribution you earn a credit appearing prominently in the title sequence, on movie posters as well as IMDB. You will do a great service in bringing this comedy movie to the world and hopefully put a smile on many people's faces.

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