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Sci-fi actors uniquely showcased in the eagerly anticipated, stunning photo-book 'Men of Science Fiction' by Dennys Ilic
Sci-fi actors uniquely showcased in the eagerly anticipated, stunning photo-book 'Men of Science Fiction' by Dennys Ilic
Sci-fi actors uniquely showcased in the eagerly anticipated, stunning photo-book 'Men of Science Fiction' by Dennys Ilic
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Men of Science Fiction

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Actor Manu Bennett [Arrow | Spartacus | The Hobbit | Shannara Chronicles]
Actor Manu Bennett [Arrow | Spartacus | The Hobbit | Shannara Chronicles]

Men of Science Fiction by Dennys Ilic

Sci-fi actors uniquely showcased in the eagerly anticipated, stunning photo-book

I must say I am more than excited to be Kickstarting my project to create a beautiful showcase book of photographs, featuring the exceptional male talent on our TV and cinema screens. This is a book that I ultimately wanted, for many years to produce for myself and thanks to Kickstarter, not only will I be able to share it with my fellow fans, you now have an opportunity to be part of its creation!

Actor Kristian Nairn [Game of Thrones]
Actor Kristian Nairn [Game of Thrones]

 So what is "Men of Science Fiction?" 

Or as it has become known within the creative team - MOSF. Over the years I have been lucky enough to get to know many actors in the world of science fiction as well as other various genres. Some have become close personal friends and, like you, I continue to follow their careers and enjoy the shows that they feature in. As a result I have been able to photograph many of these actors in interesting places the world over and in some cases I’ve done multiple-locations with my favorite guys! For this book I will be drawing from a vast pool of spectacular, never-before-seen images of these photo shoots. The book will also include in-depth descriptive details about each shoot allowing you an insight into the experience of photographing these mad men and some of the crazy situations we found ourselves in, such as; - You will find out how I convinced Niall Matter to strut his stuff on a ledge 300 feet above the ground! And why did I persuade Colin Ferguson to destroy his favourite suit!. You will also see what terrifying lengths I will go to travelling to extraordinary locations.

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Dennys Ilic photographing Warehouse 13 actor Eddie McClintock
Dennys Ilic photographing Warehouse 13 actor Eddie McClintock
Actor Corin Nemec [Stargate | The Stand | Supernatural]
Actor Corin Nemec [Stargate | The Stand | Supernatural]

Who will Create this Fabulous Book?

 Men of Science Fiction will be produced by the creative team behind the remarkable Amanda Tapping book! My team will bring together our talent and experience for publishing and print production to MOSF and deliver a stunning product that you will enjoy for many years to come. Your support of this campaign will give the creative team the chance to finalize the book-design and print the first volume of the series as well as assist me to photograph the featured actors.
Actor Joe Flanigan [Stargate SG1 | Stargate Atlantis | Warehouse 13]
Actor Joe Flanigan [Stargate SG1 | Stargate Atlantis | Warehouse 13]
The Pool of Stars we will choose from for the First Edition 
  • Robin Lord Taylor  (Gotham | The Walking Dead)
  • Luke Mitchell (The Tomorrow People | Agents of Shield)
  • Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number 4 | Robot Overlords | Homeland)
  • Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Roger Cross (Continuum | The Strain | Dark Matter)
  • Manu Bennett (Arrow | The Hobbit | Shannara | Spartacus)
  • Aaron Douglas (BSG | Hemlock Grove | The Killing | X-Filies)
  • Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13)
  • Stephen Lobo (Continuum)
  • Robin Dunne (Sanctuary)
  • Peter Shinkoda (Falling Skies | Daredevil | Sanctuary)
  • Colin Ferguson (Eureka | Vampire Diaries)
  • Dan Feuerriegel (Spartacus)
  • Corin Nemec (Stargate | Supernatural | Parker Lewis Can't Loose)
  • Joe Flanigan (Stargate: Atlantis)
  • James Callis (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Ryan Robbins (Falling Skies | Ascension | Warcraft)
  • Christopher Heyerdahl (Sanctuary | Hell on Wheels) 
  • Paul McGillion (Stargate: Atlantis) 
  • Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones)
  • Callum Keith Rennie (Battlestar Galactica | The Killing | Warcraft)
  • Lou Ferrigno (Avengers | The Incredible Hulk)
  • Daniel Portman (Game of Thrones)
  • Mark Ghanime (Helix | Dark Universe)
  • Torrance Coombs (Reign | Eadweard | End Game | The Tudors)
Photographing Actor Roger Cross [Continuum | Dark Matter | The Strain] at beautiful Griffith Park Observatiory
Photographing Actor Roger Cross [Continuum | Dark Matter | The Strain] at beautiful Griffith Park Observatiory
Actor Peter Shinkoda [Falling Skies | Daredevil | Power Rangers]
Actor Peter Shinkoda [Falling Skies | Daredevil | Power Rangers]

Incentives incentives incentives!

We have pulled out all stops to deliver you incentives that can’t be missed, such as our Sci-Fi Print Bonus with additional 8inch x 10inch photos included for each actor (that’s over $100 extra value). We also have - invitations to the official book-launch in Los Angeles, copies signed by yours truly, me - a special slip case to hold this First Edition and other near-priceless treats. We expect the First Edition will be available for delivery Feb/Mar 2016.

Actor Stephen Lobo [Continuum | Smallville | Painkiller Jane]
Actor Stephen Lobo [Continuum | Smallville | Painkiller Jane]

Men of Science Fiction will be a must-have and highly treasured photo-book for any science fiction fan, photography aficionado, and student of the human condition. Don't miss out on having your name printed in our book and join us as we embark on this magical photographic journey!

Photographing GOTHAM actor Robin Lord Taylor in the streets of New Yotk
Photographing GOTHAM actor Robin Lord Taylor in the streets of New Yotk
Actor Robin Lord Taylor [GOTHAM - The Penguin | The Walking Dead]
Actor Robin Lord Taylor [GOTHAM - The Penguin | The Walking Dead]
Photographing Actor Robin Lord Taylor [Gotham | The Walking Dead] New York 2015
Photographing Actor Robin Lord Taylor [Gotham | The Walking Dead] New York 2015
Photographing Eureka lead-actor Collin Ferguson at Union Station in Los Angeles
Photographing Eureka lead-actor Collin Ferguson at Union Station in Los Angeles
Photographing Actor Manu Bennett [The Hobbit | Shannara Chronicles | Arrow | Spartacus] in Vancouver
Photographing Actor Manu Bennett [The Hobbit | Shannara Chronicles | Arrow | Spartacus] in Vancouver

Risks and challenges

We have worked hard to minimise the risks and challenges associated with this campaign well before the launch. All our photographs are 'in the can' so to speak, although we may sneak in a few more shoots if the opportunities arise! We have our graphic designer on board and are ready to layout the book post campaign success. Our publisher has the printer lined up and ready to go and our writer is champing at the bit to put pen to paper about the great actors in the book. Basically we are ready and given our campaign is a success will be able to deliver a high quality, beautiful book.

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    SCI FI FOR MY BFF! - Receive 2 FIRST EDITION BOOK's plus a set of exclusive 8inch x 10inch prints featuring each actor from the book. These prints will only be available via this Kickstarter campaign! Show the love and gift a copy of MOSF to your BFF!

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    THE SIGNATURE EDITION - Receive the SCI FI PRINT BONUS pledge items plus Dennys will sign your copy of the book!

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    PROTECT YOUR MEN OF SCIFI! - Receive the SIGNATURE EDITION pledge items and a stunning special limited edition slip case to both protect and showcase your book. Your bookshelf and coffee table will be the talk of the town!

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    LAUNCH YOURSELF TO THE LAUNCH! - Receive all of the PROTECT YOUR MEN pledge items AND an exclusive VIP invitation to the MOSF book launch event to be held in Los Angeles in 2016! (Travel and accommodation costs are not included.)

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    LETS SHOOT! - Receive all of the LAUNCH YOURSELF pledge benefits plus you will also be invited to attend and assist on an exlusive photoshoot with Dennys Ilic in Los Angeles. You will not only see how Dennys works but will be instructed in his methods for the shoot and even get to take some pictures yourself! You will receive an electronic copy of the shots you took to remember the day! (You will have to make your own way to Los Angeles for the book launch and the shoot location.)

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    THE GALACTIC[A] PERK! SHOOT WITH THE CHIEF!

    You all know him as that Toaster-Lover that kept those Vipers running on the smell of an oily rag! Now it's your chance to attend an exclusive photoshoot in Los Angeles with the awesome Aaron Douglas in the first of our amazing BONUS Galactic[A] Perks! Aaron will of course be featuring in the book and If you take on this very limited reward, you (and a friend) will be invited to hang out on the day, grab some lunch and learn some photography skillz! You'll also get your very own copy of the Slipcase edition of MOSF signed by both Aaron Douglas and Dennys Ilic. As an added bonus, Dennys will shoot a couple of professional photos of you with Aaron. You will receive an electronic copy of those photos to remember the day. This is a Stand Alone Perk. No other items or stretch goals or rewards are included with it. Travel and accommodation costs are not included. The date of the photoshoot will be determined by Aaron's availability.

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    IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU - Receive all of LAUNCH YOURSELF pledge benefits AND an exclusive photshoot for yourself, conducted by Dennys. Be the star for the day! Dennys will apply his signature lens style to you, and you'll receive a bounty of stunning images! From these, you'll be able to select 10 (ten) digital and printed images that Dennys will personally produce and deliver in high resolution. (You will have to make your own way to Los Angeles for the book launch and the shoot location though Dennys will endeavor to align overseas assignments with your location.)

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    BE A SPONSOR - Since you are helping to make this book a reality we'll put your name on the title page! You will be "Specially Thanked" for helping make the MOSF happen and receive three copies of the book. Whenever possible while promoting and publicizing the project your name and logo will be included!

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    SHOOT THE ADMIRAL! A NEW GALACTIC[a] PERK!

    In a good way that is… not the Boomer way! Welcome to our Major-Surprise Galactic Perk! Of course we were never going to release this book without the iconic and academy award-nominated actor and SciFi legend Edward James Olmos, but we thought we’d make it a surprise!

    Who better to be the Ambassador of MOSF then the Admiral himself, William Adama of Battlestar Galactica and the enigmatic Gaff from Bladerunner. This is a very special perk and not for the faint of heart!

    You will get to come out on an exclusive photoshoot with EJO and Dennys Ilic (believe us, this is an EXTREMELY rare opportunity!). You’ll spend the day with them, help out, have lunch and you can take a bunch of selfies to prove you were there! You will also get a special mention in the book for your exemplary assistance in making this project a reality! Dennys will also take a professional portrait of you with EJO on the day and supply you with high-resolution digital copy!

    This perk also includes a copy of the Slipcase Edition of MOSF signed by Edward James Olmos and Dennys Ilic and an invitation to the launch event to be held in Los Angeles!

    Check update no.5 for the full description of this amazing oportunity. The month and date of the photoshoot will be determined by EJO's availability ... the Admiral is a busy guy! This perk does not include travel and accommodation.

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