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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)

Hello dearest backers!

We are very pleased to inform you that Checkmate is well underway and very, very near completion! It's been a hell of a fun ride and we cannot wait to share the end result with you all. Exactly where do we stand, you ask? 

Let me fill you in!

Our fabulous composer Fernando Macias-Jimenez ( has already completed the gorgeous Checkmate score, and let me tell you....It-Is-A-Gem! Many tears were shed when we first saw our final cut with his music. We cannot wait for you to hear it!

Today, we shot the last of the pick up shots we needed to add here and there. So, all that remains is to insert them where they belong and we'e good to go! Our fabulous editor, Jackie Kunestler did such a phenomenal job with the editing that these pick up shots are going to fit right in!

3) PENDING: Sound design, color correction, titling. 
Just 3 little steps and well have a finished film thanks to all of your support! Fernando Macias-Jimenez is hard at work on the sound design and, this week, we will hand Checkmate over to be color corrected. After that, were collaborating with a UT special effects designer to create some custom Steampunk titles and....were DONE!

We estimate to have the film ready by mid-March and, as soon as its complete, we will pack your incentinve packages and send them all your way so you can enjoy your very own copy of Checkmate at your home. 

Thank you so much again for all of your support and patience. We certainly could not have done it without you!

Also, make sure to follow us on twitter:

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Looking forward to sharing Checkmate with you, 

-Andrea and Cara. 

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