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After the government fails to avert a global disaster, Abigail Park and her family fight to survive unforeseen consequences.
After the government fails to avert a global disaster, Abigail Park and her family fight to survive unforeseen consequences.
After the government fails to avert a global disaster, Abigail Park and her family fight to survive unforeseen consequences.
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ARV-3 – A Thrilling, Dystopian Sci-fi Film

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We're FUNDED!!! Time for Stretch Goals.

What do you think, folks? Do we stop here and say "that'll do"? Or, do we keep pushing and reaching higher and higher?

We've added some new stretch goals to the campaign. For a scant extra $1250, we'll be able to pay the cast and crew to stick around for an extra day of shooting, giving us more screen time to explore Abi and Finn's relationship, and more time to scare you with arvies.

We have some other options available as well. Check it out:

ARV-3 is a thrilling, sci-fi short film based on Cameo Renae's best selling dystopian novel.

Big Hollywood blockbusters are quickly taking over the theaters, and the movie studios are making films that appeal to the average masses. The niche market’s originality is quickly fading, and inflated budgets are watering down the stories that we have loved for so many years. Most of us who love sci-fi aren’t average, and we don’t really want anyone to ever consider us average. We want to be unique, bold, and original, and we want films that celebrate those qualities.

That’s why it’s important to support the people who are trying to make movies for the fans. They’re people who love stories in the same way we love them, and they want to make things that we will enjoy. Even more than that, they want to make films that excite us at the thought of being involved.

We want to be those people.

THE TEAM

We are bringing on board Hollywood veteran Matt Singer, famous for his prosthetic work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Star Trek: Nemesis, to make sure ARV-3's zombie-like 'Arvies' are done the right way.

Cameo Renae is a young adult paranormal/fantasy author known for In My Dreams and the Hidden Wings Series. Her book ARV-3 has been climbing the charts on Amazon.com, and her stories are much like her personality: entertaining and full of life.

Timid Monster is a sci-fi/fantasy filmmaking team made up of Dan Baker, Rachel M Taylor, and Katie Baker from Memphis, TN.

We are best known for our shorts John Gray and our most recent award-winning short, Avarice, which was shown throughout the country at film festivals and comic conventions where we learned how much we love involving fans in the filmmaking process.

OUR GOAL

We need to raise $7,500 to make this film come to life. The money will go to the costs of production equipment, cast and crew, prosthetics for the Arvies, and production design.

The Timid Monster team will be dedicating their time and efforts to the project and putting all funds into the production of the short.

WHAT DO GET FOR DONATING?

Not only will you receive the perks in your donation tier, but you will also be included in the project through all phases of production.

WHAT DOES THIS PROJECT MEAN TO US?

Even more than the opportunity to explore new fantasy worlds, we love stories with a strong message.

This film is about confronting the helplessness and anger that change can sometimes bring. We know from experience how completely terrifying that can be. It's difficult to to know when to let the past go and move on to what lies ahead, and when to dig in your heels and fight. We believe that stories have a hand in encouraging us to confront fear and overcome oppression.

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

Money isn't everything. If you can't contribute financially, there are many other ways you can be a part of this project:

  • Share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, etc...
  • Email the link to friends, family, and fellow geeks.
  • Like Timid Monster and Cameo Renae on Facebook
  • Live in the Memphis area? Donate your time, talents, and equipment during production.
  • Have mad post-production skills? We'll need help with effects, sound design... and, most everything else.

NOTES FOR REWARDS

* - You are responsible for any travel and lodging costs; they are not included in the reward. We are working with the author to provide an alternative reward for those unable to attend the premiere.

** - Talking Arvy messages are subject to our approval. Hate speech, overtly sexual language, glorification of violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and other sensitive topics are not allowed.

*** - We offer our time and talents to produce a 60 second promotional video, ideally for a book or similar product. If you wish to produce a live-action video, additional costs may apply. Promotional video is subject to our approval. We will not produce anything containing hateful speech, overtly sexual themes, the glorification of violence, drug and alcohol abuse, or other sensitive topics.

† - Actual props may vary. The PRESIDENT tier donor will get first pick, followed by GENERAL tier donors in they order that they donated. First come, first serve.

Risks and challenges

We love producing great films. That's why we labor over the story longer than most and meticulously plan every detail of the shoot well in advance. We're confident we've assembled the right team to shoot the film, but there are two potential obstacles:

The Script - there is absolutely no point to any of this if the script isn't rock-solid. We're honest, hard-working writers, but some stories are harder to adapt than others. Writer's block and dead-ends can cause production delays, which in turn will cause delivery delays. We will keep everyone updated and seek help when needed.

Post-Production - Sci-fi films with complicated effects and high production values are notorious post-production monsters. To alleviate the load on our already small post-production team, we're planning to do as many of the effects in camera as possible, hence the rather large percentage of the budget set aside for prosthetics and makeup. Delays are always possible, and we will keep everyone updated as things happen.

Lastly, we are totally dependent on you, the fans, to get the word out about this project. We've done our homework and have lots of fun promotional schemes planned, but it comes down to you. If you want to see the story come to life, we invite you to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with us. We can't wait to work with you.

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    CASUALTY: You didn't survive the apocalypse, but at least you did something noble before your untimely demise. Pat yourself on the back and enjoy exclusive ARV-3 desktop and mobile device backgrounds.

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    SURVIVOR: Congratulations, you made it to a bunker! Pass the long, lonely hours underground with an HD Digital Download of the ARV-3 short, eBook downloads of Cameo Renae's bestsellers ARV-3 and HIDDEN WINGS, plus the exclusive desktop and mobile device backgrounds.

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    HIVE LEADER: Your courage has not gone unnoticed! Enjoy the ARV-3 HD Digital Download Bundle, including the screenplay, production stills, and bonus videos. PLUS, HD Downloads of Timid Monster's award-winning shorts, AVARICE and JOHN GRAY, eBook Downloads of Cameo Renae's bestsellers ARV-3 and HIDDEN WINGS, and the desktop and mobile device backgrounds.

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    CHOPPER PILOT: Get a birds-eye-view of the production process with the ARV-3 DVD, packed with commentaries, behind the scenes videos, and interviews with the cast and crew, and attend the Memphis Premiere*. Plus, all lower tier rewards.

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    EMPATH: Engage your telepathic powers and make an Arvy say anything you want. Send us a message (up to 250 characters**), and we'll send you an HD video of our Arvy speaking it. Plus, enjoy all lower tier rewards.

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    LAB ASSISTANT: Be welcomed into the inner circle with a copy of the ARV-3 Production Binder, filled with storyboards, shot lists, director's notes, and more, all signed by the Timid Monster team, VIP Access to the Memphis Premiere*, PLUS all the CHOPPER PILOT tier and below rewards.

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    SCIENTIST: Unlock the secrets of ARV-3 with a copy of the ARV-3 Production Binder, filled with storyboards, shot lists, director's notes, and more, all signed by the Timid Monster team, an ARV-3 Paperback signed by author Cameo Renae, VIP Access to the Memphis Premiere*, PLUS all the CHOPPER PILOT tier and below rewards.

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    POLITICIAN: Make sure your legacy survives any apocalypse; Cameo Renae will name a character in one of her upcoming novels after you! PLUS, a signed paperback copy of the book your name appears in, VIP Access to the Memphis Premiere, PLUS all lower tier rewards.

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    GENERAL: In honor of your bold leadership in these dark times you'll receive one of six Limited Edition Props from the film, an Executive Producer Credit, PLUS all lower tier rewards.

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    PROPAGANDIST: Get your message out! Timid Monster will work side by side with you to plan a 60 second trailer for your book or product***. You will walk away with storyboards, shot lists, props and wardrobe tips, and everything else you need to produce a cinematic trailer with the tools you have on hand! PLUS, VIP Access to the Memphis Premiere, and all the CHOPPER PILOT tier and below rewards.

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    PRESIDENT: It's good to be the king! Timid Monster will produce a 60 second trailer for your book or product***. PLUS: a standalone Associate Producer credit; a special acknowledgement in the next ARV-3 book; desktop and mobile device backgrounds; eBook copies of Cameo Renae's ARV-3 and Hidden Wings; a signed ARV-3 Paperback; have a character named after you in an upcoming Cameo Renae novel; Digital Downloads of Timid Monster's AVARICE and JOHN GRAY; Premium Digital Download of the ARV-3 Short with Bonus Material; the ARV-3 DVD; a Talking Arvy** Video; the ACTUAL Production Binder; first pick of 1 of 6 props from the film; and VIP Access to the Memphis Premiere*.

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