Chess is not just a game of logic. It is a fierce battle between opponents. In Check Mate, The National high school chess tournament has boiled down to two brilliant competitors, Steven and Grace. They have both been working towards this moment their entire lives.
As the game begins, we are suddenly transported to the world of Grace's mind. Grace and Steven are locked in an epic duel complete with swords and two teams of Steampunk Victorian pirates! As the game clock ticks down, the two teams face off in what will become a fight to the death between Steven and Grace. Check Mate is an epic Steampunk styled tale of imagination and ambition.
Join us on an airship adventure as we fall into the clockwork of the mind!
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://checkmatecheckmate.tumblr.com/
Cara Shaffer and Andrea Macias are the producers of Checkmate. They are students at the University of Texas at Austin who dabble in production design, writing, costuming, directing, and animation. This film will be a combination of all their talents! Written by Cara Shaffer, the idea needed Andrea to give it the spark it needed to get going! The cast and crew will be made up of students at UT. It's not for a class or a thesis. It's not for profit. It's purely about the creative joy that comes from making something really good that audiences will love! The project will be shot in May 2012.
This project means so much to us and we truly appreciate anything you do to help make it a reality! If you can't help financially, please spread the word by spreading our kickstarter on facebook and twitter if you like our idea :)
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