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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.


Posted by Cara Shaffer (Creator)

After many months of very hard work, I would just like to let you all know that Checkmate is filming this weekend!! I can not express the overwhelming amount of pride and happiness I feel that my pet project has blossomed into something that so many people are interested in and supportive of. 

  We have a cinematographer, gaffers, production designer, costume designer, a choreographer, many talented actors, friends, family, and of course, you, our fantastic backers to thank for this production's success. We are so excited to see the world of Checkmate unfold into reality before our eyes. We have spent the last months diligently preparing and we hope our hard work will be rewarded with a smooth, fun shoot. 

Again, thank you so much. Your funding of our film last spring has allowed it to grow beyond our wildest dreams into a small, but very rewarding production that we hope will yield a film that is fun for our intended audience: You! 


Cara and Andrea


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    1. Caleb Smay on

      Very nice!
      I can't wait to see the finished product!

    2. Jeremy Snowdon on

      Congratulations, and thanks for keeping us informed - it sounds like you're finally going 'full steampunk ahead' !!
      Hope everything goes well with the shoot; I can't wait to see the results of all your efforts (and our money) :D