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Following Players, Painters & Even Model Makers. Dive into the amazing world of Miniature Wargaming. Limited edition miniature created.
Following Players, Painters & Even Model Makers. Dive into the amazing world of Miniature Wargaming. Limited edition miniature created.
Following Players, Painters & Even Model Makers. Dive into the amazing world of Miniature Wargaming. Limited edition miniature created.
262 backers pledged £5,590 to help bring this project to life.

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Simply email: pledgeminiwarthemovie@gmail.com with the pledge you would like to receive. Your pledge will receive any "Stretch Goals" to be unlocked, payment will be made via Paypal once the Kickstarter finishes.
Simply email: pledgeminiwarthemovie@gmail.com with the pledge you would like to receive. Your pledge will receive any "Stretch Goals" to be unlocked, payment will be made via Paypal once the Kickstarter finishes.
Please have a look below to see the latest stretch goals.
Please have a look below to see the latest stretch goals.

This is the first ever film to explore the fascinating world of Miniature Wargaming, which is played by millions of people across the globe. The featured film will contain exclusive interviews & stories from industry leaders such as Rick Priestley, Alan & Michael Perry, John Stallard and Paul Sawyer.  Representatives from Warlord Games, 4Ground, Wargames illustrated, Hawk Games and many more leading companies in the sector. 

Just a few of the featured companies involved.
Just a few of the featured companies involved.

About The Film

I have been working along side some of the leading companies in the Wargaming industry. They have agreed to allow me to go behind the scenes, grant me exclusive interviews, featuring personal stories and to document their creative processes. This will enable viewers insights into the journey from idea through manufacture and marketing that brings their games to your table top.

Alan Perry is one of the best sculptors in the business.
Alan Perry is one of the best sculptors in the business.

 I will also be following two rookie gamers who will be entering into competitive tournament gaming for the first time. See how they prepare together, train together and then put their friendship aside to see who comes out on top.

Plus exclusive interviews with some of the most experienced gamers in the world who will share tips on how to win!

Rookie Adam Copemen, getting ready for his first tournament.
Rookie Adam Copemen, getting ready for his first tournament.

The film will also include interviews with many other people who support the hobby, such as youtubers, commission painters and independent retailers. An exclusive arrangement has been agreed with Warlord Games to document the process from concept, design, the many stages involved in manufacturing and marketing miniatures. 

Andrew Chesney of Warlord Games talks about the industry.
Andrew Chesney of Warlord Games talks about the industry.

 A limited edition and special feature miniature of one of the most famous gamers, the author H.G. Wells, who wrote one of the first ever gaming rule sets, will be produced and available only via this Kickstarter. Permission has already been granted to support this initiative.

H.G. Wells author of "Little Wars"rules for miniature gaming.
H.G. Wells author of "Little Wars"rules for miniature gaming.
 

 Why am I on Kickstarter?! 

I've come to Kickstarter to raise some extra money to fund this film, to date preparation for the film has been funded by myself (Joseph Piddington the creator and director) but has become a larger commitment than I first thought. Therefore I now need to raise money to help turn my vision into the final production of the film. 

In exchange for your support and pledge I will be delighted to share my experience in producing this fascinating film and offer exclusive rewards. Without your support this film may never be created!    

Joseph Piddington is the films Director & Producer.
Joseph Piddington is the films Director & Producer.

How will the money be spent? 

The money will be used in many different ways:

Most of the people making this film are experienced professionals who are giving their time for free, how ever, I will have to pay expenses to get them to numerous locations. 

Transporting equipment to the sets is not cheap as it is fragile and requires funding along with insurance. Whilst I already own a lot of the equipment required to make this film I will also need to invest in some specialist equipment.

I want this film to not only contain amazing material but look and sound stunning, I will be getting the film professional colour graded and will be working with a composer to create all the music for the film. Unfortunately this requires money I do not have. 

I want this film to be entered into as many film festivals as possible but this cost money, it can range from $20 to $300 to have your film submitted into a festival. If the film is accepted into a festival it can really help to establish the film and increase its circulation. The more people that view the film and realise what an amazing hobby this is the more gamers there will be! 

Finally I'm working with some amazing artists to help create the cover art and promotional material in support of the film "Miniature Wargaming The Movie".  

Damon & Silje, youtuber and commission painter.
Damon & Silje, youtuber and commission painter.

 Production Team ("The Crew")

I have managed to secure the support of an extremity experienced team to help make "Miniature Wargaming The Movie" a reality.  They are drawn from across the United Kingdom but share my passion for this documentary.

An experienced team of enthusiastic individuals.
An experienced team of enthusiastic individuals.

Equipment

The core equipment is already available and includes state of the art 4K video recording and ultra high definition film and video. Additional equipment will be purchased, using pledge money, to ensure a high quality production and finished product.    

We will be filming in 4k using the Lumix GH4
We will be filming in 4k using the Lumix GH4

Editing

The team will be working with an independent studio to edit and overlay the bespoke sound track.

The studio will be using both Adobe Premier CC and After Effects to perfect the edit before forwarding to the composer and colour grader. This should ensure state of the art quality is delivered in the final film. 

John Cordy will be composing the music for the film.
John Cordy will be composing the music for the film.

 Film Festivals

This is one of the most important ways of promoting the final movie. We will be seeking to enter "Miniature Wargaming The Movie" into numerous film festivals around the world. If successful this will increase awareness of this fascinating and exciting competitive hobby. 

Recognition at a film festival can boost exposure for the movie.
Recognition at a film festival can boost exposure for the movie.

Internationally Recognised Awards

We will be submitting the film to many film festivals.
We will be submitting the film to many film festivals.

Support and Rewards

I need as much help and support as possible in order to make this film happen. You can help by pledging as much as you can afford. In exchange you will receive one of our exciting rewards, as a thank you for helping me make this film happen. There will also be some amazing stretch goals available once we exceed the original £3000 target.

Pledge £5

Your name on our website & exclusive updates.
Your name on our website & exclusive updates.

 Pledge £10

Own a HD digital copy of the film.
Own a HD digital copy of the film.

Pledge £15 - £25 

Own a physical copy of the film.
Own a physical copy of the film.

 Pledge £50

Special Edition with Exclusive Herbert George Wells Miniature.
Special Edition with Exclusive Herbert George Wells Miniature.

 Pledge £100

Exclusive google hangout with the film makers.
Exclusive google hangout with the film makers.

 Pledge £250

Two tickets to the UK film premiere.
Two tickets to the UK film premiere.

 Pledge £1000

Help create this amazing film.
Help create this amazing film.

 Stretch Goal: One £4000

 Stretch Goal: Two £5000

Goal unlocked at £5000.
Goal unlocked at £5000.

  Stretch Goal: Three £6000

New Stretch Goal unlocked at £6000
New Stretch Goal unlocked at £6000
Revealed once £5000 is hit.
Revealed once £5000 is hit.

Help spread the word

You can also help by sharing details of this Kickstarter with as many people as possible using your preferred media. 

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Why not come on over and stay up to date with my progress by linking into any of my media sites listed below.

Thank you for taking the time to read this Kickstarter. I trust that you will be interested enough to support my campaign by making a pledge and sharing this with as many people as possible. 

I need you to help make "Miniature Wargaming The Movie" a reality.

A big thank you from Joseph Piddington

Risks and challenges

Documentary filmmaking is about being flexible—finding creative solutions to obstacles. We've already encountered challenges, and learned to be persistent to make the film we want you to see.

There's no turning back now—this film will be made! If a setback manages to delay production, the reward might get put back a few months, however, we have already done most of the leg work lining up interview's and location's to start filming.

Some of the rewards do have external companies involved to make the physical film and miniatures but we are using well established companies to do this to keep every thing on track, we will also make sure we keep everyone up to date throughout the process.

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    A MASSIVE THANK YOU - Thanks for supporting this project, your name will be added to the backers list on our website, along with exclusive updates throughout the filming process.

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    DIGITAL COPY OF THE FILM - You will receive a digital copy/download of the film months BEFORE film festival audiences. Along with exclusive updates throughout the filming process. Plus every backer's name will be listed on the website.

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    DVD COPY OF THE FILM — A physical copy of the film along with exclusive updates throughout the filming process. Plus every backer's name will be listed on the website. [Note: You must have a DVD player to use this reward.]

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    BLU-RAY COPY OF THE FILM — A physical high-definition copy of the film on Blu-ray, along with exclusive updates throughout the filming process. Plus every backer's name will be listed on the website. [Note: You must have a Blu-ray player to use this reward.]

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    Pledge £50 or more About $77

    SPECIAL EDITION SIGNED DUAL BLU-RAY & DVD, WITH EXCLUSIVE MINIATURE — A Limited edition signed case containing both the Blu-ray & DVD copies of the film, along with a Kickstarter exclusive "H.G. Wells" Miniature ONLY AVAILABLE HERE!! Also you will receive updates throughout the filming process. Plus every backer's name will be listed on the website. [Note: You must have a Blu-ray / DVD player to use this reward.]

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    EXCLUSIVE HANG OUT — Be part of an online limited Q&A hang out with the film makers, along with your name credited in the final film, also includes the above reward (Special Edition). You will receive updates throughout the filming process. Plus every backer's name will be listed on the website. [Note: You must have a Blu-ray / DVD player to use this reward, along with a google hangout account.]

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    FILM PREMIERE GUEST - You and a friend/partner will attended the Film's UK Premiere, you will be able to meet some of the crew and cast. You will be one of the first people to watch the movie on the big screen, your chance to rub shoulders with some of wargaming's icons.
    Also includes the Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD reward along with your name credited in the final film, you will receive updates throughout the filming process, plus every backer's name will be listed on the website. [Note: This does not include travel or accommodation, Location still to be confirmed will be near Nottingham England.]

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,538

    EXCLUSIVE PRODUCER - Your opportunity to become involved in the creation of the movie and appear on the big screen.
    You will be interviewed and an extract will be featured in the final film, also you can see the rough edit and help give us input into the final film. In addition you will receive every reward outlined above, including two tickets to the film premier. [Note: This does not include travel or accommodation, Location for filming will be based in the UK and arranged to suit both parties.]

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