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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 20 2015

About

 Here is the full trailer!

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Abrupt Studios presents, Juarez 2045! A brand new Action Sci Fi directed by Chris Le. We need your help finishing this film, please read below to find out more details and what you can do! Thank You!

The Malvado Cartel is a fearless drug organization created by Angel Malvado. It rose to power after Angel purchased robotic technology off of the black market from Gearside Intl. They control the border states of Mexico with a majority territorial control in Juarez.

Lets face it. Visual FX is a time draining process in the film production process, not to mention, very expensive. I spent nearly 4 months in post production just to develop the VFX shots for the trailer. To speed up the process for the full feature, i would need a small team of around 3-4 artists are are talented in compositing, lighting / look development, modeling and rigging. The whole film has been shot, visual fx is dragging the project behind. 352 visual fx shots are needed that includes robot, mech, background extensions and special fx (blood, muzzles, atmosphere, etc.)

Basic layers of a composited shot
Basic layers of a composited shot
Thats me, doing my own motion capture using a set up with 6 Playstation Eye cameras.
Thats me, doing my own motion capture using a set up with 6 Playstation Eye cameras.
Mech i modeled using Maya. The model is made up of thousands of pieces and took me about 1 month to complete.
Mech i modeled using Maya. The model is made up of thousands of pieces and took me about 1 month to complete.
The first concept design i drew during the writing of the script
The first concept design i drew during the writing of the script

 The design for the robots came from inspiration i found surfing the internet about drug cartels when i happened to stumble up pictures of cartel weapons. Drug lords decorated their AK-47 and hand guns with lavish gold artwork. I then decided that i need different visions for my robots. I contacted a friend of mine that i worked with from the Dota 2 community, Manny Llamas to design one of the robots in my film, "The Brute".

Brute concept Manny Llamas created for my film. Cool eh?
Brute concept Manny Llamas created for my film. Cool eh?
Here is my version of the Brute that i concepted myself.
Here is my version of the Brute that i concepted myself.

This is where you come in, every dollar counts!  Since i created most of the assets for the robots already, i would only need a team to help with compositing and some of the animation. Half of the kickstarter money would go into hiring at least 3 key artists for this task. 

Another big portion would go into the sound design of the film, music and mixing. Sam Hulick has agreed to help if we can meet his quote to compose music for the film. 

We were fortunate enough to have Sam produce a sample for the film and we loved what we heard!

The rest of the money would go into paying for the rewards, taxes and kickstarter fees. (Technically, theres more taxes involved, but we will handle those out of our pocket).

Of course, for your help, we created a massive rewards system!

 Months of planning went into the rewards. I designed the majority of them including the poster designs, t-shirts, jacket and artwork. Because of your help, i wanted to make sure i repay you with a keepsake that you would keep forever.

*Merchandise mockup not final
*Merchandise mockup not final
*Merchandise mockups not final
*Merchandise mockups not final
Please note: travel to Los Angeles & accommodations are NOT included. Visit will be scheduled for a date during the fall 2015 production season.
Please note: travel to Los Angeles & accommodations are NOT included. Visit will be scheduled for a date during the fall 2015 production season.

 If we manage to pass our kickstarter goal, I will create new prizes and create new content for you guys!

 We've been bless with numerous sites who featured us! Check the articles below.

CNET'S Every geek movie we're excited about in 2015

ABC 7 (El Paso)

horror-movies.ca

cinepremiere.mx

cine3.mx

Reforma (Major Mexican Newspaper)

Risks and challenges

Juarez 2045 is a very ambitious project. We at Abrupt Studios do not want to disappoint! The good news is that the whole film has already been shot, so that should eliminate any stress or worry that our backers have on our project.

We are grateful for the help we received from Triton Films, who came on to help produce the film and scout for talented VFX artists for us to eventually bring on to help finish the film. Check out Triton Films at http://tritonfilms.net/

Abrupt has partnered with a few qualified vendors who will create our rewards.

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    SET VISIT PACKAGE

    SET VISIT to Juarez 2045 /// You and a friend will visit the set of the film, where you'll be the personal guests of EP Rocky Mudaliar for a day! Watch scenes LIVE, go behind-the-scenes,MEET DANNY TREJO, and have lunch on set! PLUS, you get everything in the Malvado Package *** Please note: travel to Los Angeles & accommodations are NOT included. Visit will be scheduled for a date during the fall 2015 production season.

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