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By Michael Yanovich
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About this project

Welcome to the Tim Powers “Last Call” project.

Press release and exclusive interview with Tim Powers can be found here: www.ArcanaPictures.com

First off, for those of you unfamiliar with Powers’ work, let me start off by introducing you to one of the most original Science Fiction / Fantasy authors in the history of the genre. 

I don’t say that lightly. I also use the term “history” quite intentionally – Powers is known for his “secret history” approach to story telling: he will take known facts about a chosen topic, find the holes in our knowledge, and fill those in with details that turn ordinary historic events into riveting supernatural thrillers.

Examples include: 

On Stranger Tides – which has recently been adapted into the billion-dollar installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series – tackles Pirates, Ponce de Leon, and the search for the Fountain of Youth. 

Declare delves into infamous British secret-agent turned traitor Kim Philby and his mysterious antics during World War II. 

And then there’s the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Last Call – Powers’ take on Las Vegas. That’s where we come in. 

We are raising money to film one scene from Last Call. Upon meeting our funding goal, the scene we will shoot involves Scott Crane (the protagonist) undergoing a bizarre tarot reading with Joshua, a storefront psychic. The scene is a perfect illustration of how Powers turns everyday life into chilling supernatural events. 

OK… big picture. Why are we doing this? There are two answers. 

First and foremost, we are raising money from other Tim Powers fans because this is a very cool scene and we’d love to sit back and watch it. (And yes, even though I am spearheading this effort, I am still first and foremost a Tim Powers fan.) I want to clarify that the Kickstarter money is for this end goal: a really cool scene for all of us to watch. 

But to be completely honest, we will then be taking this individual scene and using it to pitch a larger project. That is, we’ll be showing it to development execs with the goal of turning Last Call into a feature film or TV series. So in addition to being a riveting scene, there may well be an extra bonus down the line. But for now, let’s focus on the Kickstarter scene. 

Funding goal: $35,000

This is not a mini camcorder video shoot. We will be putting the money on the screen, producing a high-end finished product. The $35,000 would cover the expenses of filming the scene. 

For instance: 

Casting

Location scout and rental 

Hire quality actors for a 2-day shoot

Crew – director of photography, gaffers, grips, art direction, etc. 

Props 

Special Effects – both practical (in-scene) and post-production (digital) 

Editorial – equipment and editor, color correct 

Music and sound design, mixing Etc. 

Best of all, because Tim Powers is involved with this production, we have some really fantastic rewards, items you can get only here.

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    A web link to the finished scene. The scene will not be posted publicly for at least several weeks after completion. This link will ensure you have a chance to view the finished product.

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    An invitation to the donors-only Facebook page, where you can chat with other fans, and where the director and producers will be available to answer questions and post status updates.

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    A .pdf e-book including the screenplay for the scene, plus storyboards, and some information on the production.

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    An 8x10 print from the production. (Outside of US, add $10.)

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    A mailed DVD of the completed scene with bonus material. Examples: outtakes, behind the scenes footage, interview with Tim Powers –
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    A printed copy of the script for the produced scene, signed by Tim Powers. (Outside of US please add $15.)

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    A 16 x 20 print from the production. (Outside of US please add $15.)

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    Only 10 awards available at this level. A unique collectable – as a visual aid for pitching the project, a handful of custom Tarot Decks were created. Only 45 decks were ever printed. Tim Powers has one, the producers each have one, and a handful have been given out during pitch meetings. These will never be available for sale, and aside from being a network or movie executive who has seen the pitch, there is no other way to obtain one of these decks. As the decks are already made, you will have this delivered in time for the holidays (gift idea for the ultimate Powers fan!) (Outside the US please add $20 for shipping and insurance.)

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    Only 10 awards available at this level. A one-of-a-kind drawing by Tim Powers, created just for you. This is your chance to own an original piece of art by one of the world’s leading fantasy authors. For a very small sample of his work, you may look here:
    http://www.theworksoftimpowers.com/miscellany-curiosities-3/
    (This reward includes all of the above rewards up through the $250 level.)

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    Dinner for you and one guest (up to 2 people per reward) at a private home in the Hollywood Hills. The dinner party will include Tim and Serena Powers, the director and his wife, the producer, and a maximum of eight guests. Therefore, only 4 rewards are available at this level. We will coordinate a date that works for everyone involved, guests will be responsible for their own travel arrangements. (This reward includes all of the above rewards up through
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    A maximum of 4 rewards available at this level. You will be given access to the set for one day of filming. We will inform you of the shoot date and location with as much notice as possible. It will be up to you to arrange your transportation to and from the shoot, and you acknowledge that due to circumstances beyond our control, dates and locations may change at the last second. We will do everything possible to ensure you can be with us for one of the shoot days, but we will not be able to arrange the shoot around your schedule. We will do everything possible to have Tim Powers on set with us, but this can not be guaranteed until we have a firm shoot date set. We will be attempting to shoot between late October - mid November. (This reward includes all of the above rewards up through the $250 level.)

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    Same as the $5,000 reward level, except you may bring 1 guest with you (total of 2 people). Maximum of 2 rewards available at this level, as we need to limit the number of guests at the location. (This reward includes all of the above rewards up through the $250 level.)

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Funding period

- (29 days)