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This project was successfully funded on September 25, 2012.

We need YOU to help make a movie trailer for this Epic Pirate Adventure!

About this project

NEW GOAL! We want to raise $1,500 extra bringing the total goal to $6,000! We have added and extra reward for everyone if we reach that goal. Check out update #4 for details!

For an extra $1500 we can build some larger pieces of set, have some voice over work done with some of our very non-local (overseas) talent, and most importantly to fly in one of our main actors to help add to the scope and overall feel of the trailer. this will certainly help later on when we present this trailer to movie studios and financiers to try and raise the full amount of money needed for the film.

THE MOVIE

The Sovereign of the Seas: The Four Keys is a film produced by Mystic Seas Films and The Almost Living Motion Picture Company. It is based on the book of the same name by Stephen P. Simpson. We started development of the film in June 2012 and have been working non-stop assembling an awesome crew, building props, and putting together an amazing cast of actors from both America and Europe.  The last thing we need to get started is a  great Teaser Trailer so we can work on getting the last of our financing sorted, as well as find a distributor for the project.

The First key to unlock the power of the map of the sea. Hand forged in steel By Will King, The production's blacksmith.
The First key to unlock the power of the map of the sea. Hand forged in steel By Will King, The production's blacksmith.

THE STORY

For Christopher Newly, a young, wiry, redheaded British lad, signing on to a ship while on the lawless Island of Tortola in the Caribbean seemed to be the only way to reach his goal of securing a better life than the one of indentured servitude he had left behind in England. Little did he know, the Jolly Roger flag hoisted above his head at dawn and Captain Ethan Pike, the captain of the Sovereign of the Seas, would make him wealthy beyond his wildest dreams and set him down on a path of breathtaking adventures beyond the realm of any imagination.

This rags to riches pirate tale takes place back in 1799, when the golden age of piracy was coming to its end. The HMS Sovereign of the Seas was King George's prize possession until Captain Pike relieved the king of her. Captain Pike's map of the sea leads the crew on a perilous quest, with the witch of the sea, Miranda, following their every move. Newly tells the lighthearted tale, fit for the entire family, of the crew's search for the four keys of the sea. Their adventurous journey takes them across the Caribbean Sea fighting off the British Navy and finding unimaginable adventures, wonderful scenes, unbelievable horrors, and magnificent treasures. If you dare, the map of the sea awaits you!

you can check out the book and read some of the awesome reviews here!

The Third key of the map of the Sea.
The Third key of the map of the Sea.

WHERE WE STAND

As of right now we have locations selected, permits filed, several props made, most of the film cast, equipment sourced and all the costumes for the trailer made, - pretty much everything we can do until we get some more money in. We have several investors interested in the film but we are still working on terms to get the movie funded. We do not want to loose momentum waiting for investors so we are appealing to the good people of the internet to help us get started on the trailer, and the film. We also hope the trailer will help us get a few financiers who are on the fence about funding the project onto our side. 

To go any further with our project we need to have a trailer to start showing people, and to do that we need your help!

WHERE THE MONEY GOES

Most importantly we need to pay our actors and crew, we are getting the best people we can find to work on this projuct but that level of experiance does not come cheep, a good portion of the budget is going to getting people on set for a few days. We are also going to need some props and costumes, as well as our RED camera rental. We also need to be able to cover a few other basic production necessities (food, printing, score, etc.), and of course some of that money goes back to you! Which brings us too....

All of The Four Keys to unlock the power of The Map of the Sea
All of The Four Keys to unlock the power of The Map of the Sea

We did our best to put up rewards that we think you will like. However, if there is something else you think we should add, please let us know and we'll see if we can put it together for you!

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON'T REACH OUR GOAL?

If we don't raise our goal, we get NOTHING, and you don't get charged. Donors pledge the amounts, but don't actually pay unless (or until) the goal is reached, if we don't have the money pledged at the end of the 14 days everybody walks away, but that also means you do not get those shiny rewards.

Everything helps, no matter how BIG or small.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

When you contribute to our movie, you don’t just give us money. You become part of The Sovereign of the Seas community. Through updates and emails you’ll be given an inside look into the making of our movie.

But, first, we have to get the trailer made. And that’s why we need your help.

For constant updates on the project, please visit our Facebook page.

Thank you for your contribution!

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    1 backer

    Every little bit helps and we want to thank everyone that helps with the project. Every person that pledges to the project will gain access to an EXCLUSIVE production blog where you can follow the progress of the film and even watch streaming video of some of our studio shoots.

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    8 backers

    Early Access! everyone at this level will be able to see the trailer and give your input on the video via a private youtube link before we release the project to everyone else!

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    7 backers

    Get everything above, and a copy of the film poster signed by the Director, Producers, and the Author of the book!

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    4 backers Limited (6 left of 10)

    Get Everything above and a copy of the book the movie is based on, personalized and signed by Stephen P. Simpson, the author of the series. (this is a stand-alone reward and is not included in ANY others unless specifically noted)

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    2 backers

    Get everything above as well as an all cotton Crew t-shirt from the production! Shirt comes in black and is available in S M L XL XXL

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    1 backer

    The Sea Witch's scream is going to be made up of several different scream sounds. Pick this reward and we will send you everything above, and you get to send us your best scream and we will use it in the mix of the Sea Witch's scream!

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    T-shirt not enough? Get everything above as well as an all cotton crew Hoodie from the production! Hoodie comes in black and is available in S M L XL XXL

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    5 backers

    Get everything listed above as well as a unique prop used on screen in the Trailer!

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    Pledge $250 or more

    0 backers

    get everything above and an early licensed replica of one one of the four keys to unlock the power of the map of the sea. The keys are hand crafted by Will King, the films blacksmith and are made of solid steel. All keys come with a numbered COA and are part of a limited edition pre-production run of only 500.

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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    get everything listed above, as well as a signed copy of the book, and you get to pick the name for a character in the movie.

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