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New, New Stretch Goal!
Let's reach 1500 backers! That would be a monumental milestone for Arrowstorm Entertainment. If we can reach that number, we will commission a custom Mythica song to play during the end credits, and give backers an exclusive early release of said song.
We want to hit $80,000!
We shot a ton of behind-the-scenes footage, as we have on many of our projects... But we never have the time and money to cut that footage into something enjoyable to watch. Well, now's our chance. If we can hit $80,000, we will take $5,000 of that money, and hire an editor to wade through our footage, shoot some interviews, and make a compelling BTS doc to go on the DVD, Bluray, or digital download.
Mythica is the most ambitious indie fantasy project ever undertaken. We shot three feature films, back-to-back, from October 2013 to March 2014, with several more films in the Mythica series planned.
But before we get there, we need to finish the first film, Mythica: A Quest for Heroes...
Here's a quick word from the creators of Mythica:
The Mythica series follows the adventures of Marek, a wizard born with the dark power of necromancy, as she learns to harness the power that threatens to corrupt her, and build a team of adventurers to battle Szorlok, the legendary Necromancer, in his quest to unite the four shards of the Darkspore and unleash an undead plague on the land.
A Quest for Heroes
Stuck in a life of indentured servitude, Marek dreams of becoming a wizard. When she meets a beautiful priestess, Teela, in need of help, Marek escapes her master and puts together a team of adventurers - including Thane the warrior and Dagen the half-elf thief – and embarks on an epic quest to free Teela’s sister from orcs and ogres.
After raiding the orc camp, the group learns that Teela’s sister has been taken into the mountains by a giant ogre. Escaping hellhounds and dragons on their dangerous journey, the team find themselves hopelessly outmatched by the man-eating ogre, and must unite all their talents to free the prisoners and escape with their own lives.
Melanie Stone plays Marek, a natural-born necromancer with a club foot. She's an amazing new actress, Mythica marking her first starring role, having played supporting roles in Christmas for a Dollar and Survivor.
Kevin Sorbo makes his long-awaited return to the fantasy genre as Gojun Pye, legendary wizard and mentor to Marek. Kevin is best known for his starring roles in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Kull the Conqueror and Andromeda.
Adam Johnson plays Thane, a grizzled warrior and veteran of many wars. Adam can be seen in a myriad of projects, including the Veronica Mars movie, Dexter, Vamp U, Orc Wars and the upcoming release, Dragon Warriors.
Jake Stormoen stars as Dagen, a half-elf rogue. Like Melanie, Jake is a relative newcomer to the screen, but has spent years of his life immersed in fantasy role-playing games... so that counts, right? (Also, you can watch him in the Kickstarter short, Kiss the Devil in the Dark, starring opposite Doug Jones).
Nicola Posener plays Teela, a priestess of the Order of Ana-Sett. Arrowstorm fans will recognize her from her starring role in Dawn of the Dragonslayer, while she has also starred in several British films and TV series, including Disney's House of Anubis.
Matthew Mercer is Szorlok, darkest necromancer of them all. If you've played a video game or watched anything animated, then you're very familiar with Matt's work - his voice credits include Tony Stark in the animated Iron Man and Avengers films, Call of Duty, Fullmetal Alchemist, Akira, etc, etc. Turns out he's just as great in front of a camera as a microphone.
Robert Jayne shines as Peregus Malister, regional head of the Thieves Guild. A veteran actor since childhood, Robert has starred in shows as diverse as Tremors and Diff'rent Strokes.
The film is already shot, and we just finished up an edit. And holy crap, we have a TON of visual effects shots to pull off - way more than we were initially planning on. But we want the movie to be as good as it can be, so we want to leave them all in. Which brings us to you... we need your support to grow our VFX budget and allow us to actually get this done.
Backers pledge an amount and choose a reward. At the end of our 30-day Kickstarter campaign, if the combined total of all pledges for our project meets our $75,000 goal, then the credit cards of those who pledge are charged and we receive the funds to finish our film. If we don't meet our goal, then the money is not withdrawn from your account and no rewards are provided :(. If we exceed our $75,000 goal then the extra funds will be used to make the movie even better - so keep pledging! All funds raised are used directly in the finishing of this film.
We're not looking for charity, we're looking for an early sales venue - that's why our rewards reflect fair market value. Don't think of it as a donation, think of it as a pre-purchase. If you want to see this film, buy it now through Kickstarter - you'll probably get a better deal from us than from whatever retailer ends up selling it in your country, and you'll help make our film better!
As the campaign progresses, we'll add some more fun rewards - unique props, etc as additional incentives.
Here are some links to MYTHICA articles, BTS videos and interviews in the news:
JOYSTIQ.COM - DAGEN INTERVIEW
We're a small group of independent filmmakers who love making movies, and have been at it for about a decade. It's our full-time job, and every film we have made has received worldwide distribution. We do pretty much everything ourselves, from conception to financing to production to securing distribution. We love fantasy and science fiction and know there's others out there like us, who we aim to please. Click on a name to see our IMDB profiles:
Jason Faller - Writer/Producer
Kynan Griffin - Writer/Producer
Anne Black - Director
You can learn more about our film-making philosophy and our projects at our website.
Risks and challenges
Film is a complicated technical exercise, and often unforeseen difficulties arise, causing budget and scheduling overruns - particularly when complex visual effects are involved. That being said, we are an experienced group and have successfully completed and released every film we have started. We have produced several visual effects heavy projects in the past, and see no reason why we shouldn't continue to accomplish our goals.
On the plus side, this film is largely complete. A great deal of the risk in the project has already been mitigated, and we are too far along to turn back and give up. We are seeking funding to complete a visual effects sequence, and have the personnel to pull it off, regardless of complications.
As many of you know, we just finished up the Survivor kickstarter. That film has just been finished, and is having a cast and crew screening on 19 April, and we will begin the process of preparing rewards shortly. We have successfully delivered on 4 previous Kickstarters, and see no reason why we won't continue to deliver in the future.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
This particular Kickstarter is just for the first film in the Mythica series - so you will be receiving rewards for ONE feature film - currently titled: Mythica - A Quest for Heroes.
We anticipate the film will be rated PG-13
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