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To rescue his estranged brother, a guilt-ridden space captain unknowingly relives the same search at the edge of a black hole.

To rescue his estranged brother, a guilt-ridden space captain unknowingly relives the same search at the edge of a black hole. Read more

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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 9, 2012.

To rescue his estranged brother, a guilt-ridden space captain unknowingly relives the same search at the edge of a black hole.

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We have a NEW KICKSTARTER PAGE for this project, RECOIL!

PLEASE VISIT: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evanbryant/recoil

THANK YOU for you support!!

All the very best,

- The Recoil Team

LOGLINE: To rescue his estranged brother, a callous space captain, Marshall, has a crisis of conscience when he recieves a distress call from his estranged brother, but Marshall unknowingly relives the same search at the edge of a black hole, experiencing the recoil effect, which leads clues exposing that he has done this all before...

SYNOPSIS: A deep space drama in which Captain Marshall Walker desperately searches for his missing brother Alec, but painful memories resurface during his solitude which test his will to continue.  With the help of his computer and only friend, Bodhi, Marshall discovers a way to Alec, but not before he learns a final truth… Faced with the potential to die alone in space, Marshall decides to forgo remembering what happened by engaging in the mind erasing recoil effect once more.

OUR GOAL is to make an innovative short film that is both incredibly entertaining and close to people's hearts. We strive to retain 100% creative control, which is why we have chosen to partially finance the film via Kickstarter. We’re in the throes of pre-production, but need your help in order to complete the film. This is why we’re reaching out to all of the Sci-Fi lovers out there! We'll also be updating this page as we get closer to production. Stay tuned for costume design and set builds.

Having been given unparalleled access to equipment and staff we are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell this story.

We've applied to the New Filmmakers Grant from Panavision and were awareded a Genesis camera package!  How awesome is the Genesis? Well the Cinematographers of films like: 2012, Alice in Wonderland, Predators, Immortals and Captain America, thought it was good enough to shoot with.

Film Advisor - Michael Peyser - Hackers, SLC Punk, The French Concession

VFX Advisor - Michael Fink - from Blade Runner to Avatar for Visual Effects. IMDB him!

Writing Consultant - Bill Marsilii - Deja Vu, Lightspeed, Wind in the Willows

Casting Director - Erica Berger - Revenge, Californication, Medium

Still, there are so many fine details that must come together before actually filming. Your financial donation will be used economically and wisely to deliver a quality film with high production value—from providing daily meals to our phenomenal crew to renting trucks that will deliver our construction space model—all of these things will be possible because of you!

Approximately 3,000 people apply to USC's film program each year.  48 students are selected.  Of that, only 6 are chosen to direct a thesis.  This is one of those films. We really want you to be a part of this experience with us as we document the process of making this short film so everyone has the opportunity to know what it's like to make movies at USC. 

We hope you will take the time to look through our proposal - thank you in advance.

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    A really cool space desktop wallpaper featuring artwork from the movie. (High Resolution Digital Download) Your eternal gratitude for helping to make this film possible.

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    Digital download of the completed film in HD 1080P when it is released. PLUS the previous mentioned.

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    A beautifully packaged Digital Download of Storyboards and concept art from RECOIL, complete with the director's signature. PLUS the previous mentioned

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    A special edition Digital Download of RECOIL in HD 1080P containing bonus features made exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign. Behind the scenes features including the process of making a film at one of the most prestigious schools in the world, from pre-production through premiere. PLUS everything previously mentioned.

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    A special edition Digital Download of RECOIL in HD 1080P containing bonus features made exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign. Behind the scenes features including the process of making a film at one of the most prestigious schools in the world, from pre-production through premiere. PLUS everything previously mentioned.

    PLUS director's commentary.

    PLUS a Digital Download of Bodhi screensaver.

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    We can't even contain our excitement on this one. Michael Fink is one of the finest and most knowledgeable VFX industry experts. We are honored to have his as an advisor on RECOIL. Our gain is your mutual benefit! In addition to everything previously mentioned, enjoy an ADDITIONAL BONUS feature with his VFX commentary.

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    A special edition Digital Download of RECOIL in HD 1080P containing bonus features made exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign. Behind the scenes features including the process of making a film at one of the most prestigious schools in the world, from pre-production through premiere. PLUS everything previously mentioned, including all BONUS material.

    PLUS, your name on the big screen! Watch your name scroll under Special Thanks.

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    In addition to absolutely every single kick-ass item previously mentioned, we will send you a carefully crafted limited edition RECOIL Comic Book.

    SERIOUSLY! How cool is that?

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    You’re our associate producer and your name will appear in the credits. You'll also have our contact information, so you'll be in the loop about special events and free tickets. In addition, we are offering up a prop from set!

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    Get those sleek sunglasses out and visit the set of RECOIL as a VIP, have lunch with the director and crew. While you're there, show your best side the photographer who will snap a photo of you in the Prodigal One spacecraft interior. And don't forget your party shoes—join us for a Wrap Party!

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    (Please note: expenses for travel, lodging and meals not included)

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    Two festival passes for any one festival we screen at (Transportation and lodging not included). We’ll arrange for you and friend to receive festival passes and if you select a festival we personally attend, then we’ll be tagging along. If you haven’t attended a film festival before, they’re fun. A cinema lover's candy store. We’ll bring you to the parties with us, that is unless you’re tired after a long day of watching films. If that's the case we’ll just put you in a taxi and send you back to the hotel. Don’t wait up, we’ll just see you at breakfast! (You’ll also receive all the perks above)

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    Ever dream of having your name displayed on a marquee? We have! See your name in lights at the premiere of RECOIL. PLUS, everything previously mentioned.

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