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Grace, a high school chess champion, is locked in an intense game that she begins to imagine as a Victorian Steampunk duel.
42 backers pledged $1,980 to help bring this project to life.

Finished kickstarter!!

Posted by Cara Shaffer (Creator)

Lovely, benevolent, fabulous backers!!

     Hello! A huge, gargantuan, infinite thank you to each and every one of you from the bottom of our clockwork run hearts! Thanks to you, our kickstarter funding was successful! That means we are in full force production mode. With that said, a quick update:

Costuming: We met with a local Austin costume designer who specializes in corsets, pirate attire, and period costumes today. We are so excited to have her on board! She completely understood our vision and we can not WAIT to see what amazing work she will do for this project. 

Choreography: Recognizing that, while our sword fight choreography is fun, we might need a pro to come in and help us out, we are meeting with a stunt man on Tuesday to discuss Checkmate pirate epic battle maneuvers. 

Casting: Maybe our most exciting news: OUR LEADS ARE CAST!!! After much deliberation, callbacks, eight+ hours of auditions, and many late nights, we have finally picked the perfect leads for Grace, Steven, and the White Queen. Their chemistry is great and their acting is even better. We could not be more thrilled with our choices. (Pictures soon!) 

I hope that you are all having fantastic Saturday evenings and excellent weekends. Again, thank you so much!


Cara and Andrea


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