Will You Bring "Nobility" to Life? (Canceled)
Will You Bring "Nobility" to Life? (Canceled)
Help fans take back Science Fiction! Join the crew of the Starship Nobility, a sci-fi dramedy web-series dubbed "The Office in Space"!
Help fans take back Science Fiction! Join the crew of the Starship Nobility, a sci-fi dramedy web-series dubbed "The Office in Space"! Read more
What's Nobility About?
The Story of Nobility In the 700 years it took for mankind to spread across this arm of the galaxy, Earth became the capital world for all humanity– well, as much as any world could claim to be the capital. As new cultures formed, new alliances emerged, and new races invented, new hostilities were born. This meant the central government – the Confederate Alliance – was left in a situation we all know well. One in which regional and national governments fought for sovereignty and undermined the central government’s legitimacy by any means necessary.
Some cultures even retreated from humanity entirely only to be rediscovered down the line. Such is the case with Eujin People, a culture based on principles of genetic purity and directed evolution through selective breeding. They view it as their divine mission to convert humanity to their ways and move the species toward a higher stage of evolution. When the Eujin people are rediscovered, they join the nearly defunct Confederate Alliance with the hope of serving this cause.
Some decades later, desperate to show it has something to offer, the Confederate Alliance decides to showcase the most powerful ship in all of Earthdom, the C.A.S. Nobility, capable of dispatching any enemy or answering any distress call. Ordering the ship to be the subject of a documentary, the higher-ups have no idea that the crew of the Nobility is, well, less than noble.
Not wanting to miss an opportunity, the Eujin People lobby for one of their own to be stationed on the ship to show all of humanity the worthiness of the Eujin cause. This honor falls upon Sirius Halud, a true believer. He’s assigned as weapons and Eujin liaison officer expects to find the best humanity has to offer. Sirius is mortified when he meets the crew. Instead of the pinnacle of humanity he finds the apathetic Captain Cern sleeping with every crew member he can, the closeted navigator, Bob Takashima, desperate to prove he’s straight when he obviously has a thing for the Captain, the disgruntled and lazy alcoholic engineer, Mooney, who has a penchant for throwing wrenches at crewmen, and the condescending hard-ass that is First Officer Pikeman who’d deck the Captain if he made a move on her. When he has to choose between the despicable bunch that are the crew he’s supposed to defend and his own people, Sirius’ loyalties become a subject of deep concern.
“Nobility” is a new sci-fi dramedy dubbed, “The Office in Space”. Set 700 years in the future, it’s about the C.A.S. Nobility, Humanity’s most powerful starship with a crew that’s, well, anything but noble.
Instead of the best-of-the-best we have an apathetic, pleasure-seeking, Captain, an engineer who's so lazy he won't even speak, a condescending first officer, as well as an effeminate navigator who thinks himself a cowboy!
But “Nobility” is more than just an awesome new sci-fi dramedy. Every year we see sci-fi series, stories that affect us on a personal level, tossed aside by people more interested in reality TV than the shows we care about – people who think that fans like us aren’t enough to keep a story going.
As a Cowboy Errant production we can guarantee that will not happen. Cowboy Errant is a science-fiction production company dedicated to enabling the people who matter, THE FANS, to take ownership of the science-fiction genre.
To do this we’re creating a community and knowledge base so that we, the fans, can create our own stories without having to worry about others stepping in and telling us when the story is over.
And “Nobility” is the first step on that road.
Science-Fiction is littered with examples of fans getting involved and affecting the course of history. It was the fans who organized Star Trek conventions, keeping the show alive, that led to the creation of 12 films and 5 series making Star Trek the largest franchise ever. It was fans taking ownership of the genre they loved and inventing new forms of visual effects that made Star Wars possible.
And these are just a couple of examples of fans getting involved and becoming a part of sci-fi history. But unlike the shows of the past, “Nobility” is asking you to be a part of the story from the beginning.
Just to scratch the surface, we’re going to be in constant communication via social media, have regular podcasts detailing every aspect of production, and we're even going to open some roles up for fans - for you to truly be a part of the series.
But beyond this, we’re asking you, the ones who matter, to be the ones to green light this project. It’s up to you to breathe life into “Nobility“. You’ve already taken the first step by coming to this site. Check out our story, artwork, who we’ve got involved, and let us know what you think. If you like what you see then go on to tweet about us, like and share our page on Facebook, and pledge to our cause. We need $45,000 to make this dream a reality.
But every additional dollar enables us to have more space battles, better sets, and potentially even name Sci-Fi heroes! Even then, the more you pledge, the better “Nobility” will be!
Will you take ownership of science-fiction?
Will you stand and say, “No!”, to those who say that we, the fans, are not enough?
Will you bring “Nobility” to life?
Risks and challenges
Any project is risky. Every year countless thousands of dollars are spent on hundreds of projects that will never come to fruition because of the entertainment industry’s one overriding fact - there are no guarantees.
But what separates the successful projects? What makes promising projects fail?
Well, assuming you have a good project, the barriers to success are, in order, as follows: lack of organization, lack of skill/experience, and lack of resources.
What all three of these translate to is the lack of a proper team that’s able to bring a multitude of talents to bear. This is not the case with Cowboy Errant.
At Cowboy Errant, the production company behind "Nobility", we have a team of professionals with years, if not decades, of experience in their prescribed fields.
As the Director of "Nobility" and Owner of Morphius Film, Neil Johnson has decades of experience as a film-smith making dozens of films and hundreds of music videos - all with quality visual effects given their budget. This means that "Nobility" will be a highly-crafted project despite a relatively low budget.
Writer and actor, E.J. De la Pena, has over 22 years of industry experience despite his young age. Having grown up in the industry he has an instinctual knowledge of what works and how to get things done. When combined with his community-organizing experience E.J. is able to bring a unique mix of creativity and organization to his role as President and Founder of Cowboy Errant.
Cowboy Errant Vice President of Business Development, Tanya Hale-Nurmi, has over 15 years of entrepreneurial and marketing experience having successfully started and/or run half a dozen companies and organizations enabling Cowboy Errant and her sister company, Anhedonia Films, to enjoy partnerships, marketing, and structure that most production companies never enjoy.
And our Vice President of Marketing, Levy Sun, working in conjunction with our Vice President of Business Development (as their areas overlap) knows how to get the word out and make sure people know about this and other projects (i.e. you're reading this) .
With such a strong mix of industry experience, organizational skills, and entrepreneurial and marketing know-how the main challenge is a lack of resources - which is why we need you, the fans, to become a part of "Nobility" and take ownership of sci-fi. Without you, we’re missing one of the most important parts of what makes sci-fi possible - not just money, but your involvement.
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