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Frank EllrichBy Frank Ellrich
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Frank EllrichBy Frank Ellrich
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€1,715
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, April 4 2017 4:51 PM UTC +00:00

About

Facts and Achievements

Made with the budget of only 15,000 Euro, our auteur feature film debut “III - The Ritual”:

  • Was included into the programmes of 20 international film festivals and won top awards in Australia and USA
  • Received 50 international reviews, including in magazines/newspapers such as The Hollywood News and El Mundo
  • Got worldwide premiere on NETFLIX!

Our New Project “Involution”

We asked ourselves: “What if Darwin’s Theory of Evolution will go back?”

And that’s how we got an idea to create the sci-fi thriller feature film “Involution”.

Synopsis

«Involution» tells us the story of Hamming and Liv, a couple living in the future. A future that’s reality is a far cry from the one we live in today. The Earth has been sent out of control, affected by a cruel and inhuman mechanism that turns back Darwin’s theory of Evolution... Every person gradually starts to feel animal instincts: uncontrolled aggression, protection of offspring, spontaneous sexual desire. All this creates chaos on the planet and leads directly to the extinction of mankind. Hamming meets Liv right before these horrifying events. And it seems that nothing can stand in the way of their relationship. However, quite soon, Liv disappears, and Hamming has to make an important step – to face the world endangering his very own life in order to find her. Hamming clearly does not fit into the outside world, as his previous life up to this moment was private and as comfortable as can be. Each event means overcoming his internal fears, but he is not going to stop until he finds Liv.

After an open international casting that received over 1600 submissions, we selected the following lead actors:

  • Ryan Masson (US)
  • Alena Konstantinova (Russia)
  • Dennis Hurley (US)
  • Merlin Leonhardt (Germany)
  • Adam Giannone (US)

How to make a $ 5 million movie just with a $ 100.000,--  budget?

Despite the complexity of the process of creating an image of an apocalyptic world, we challenged ourselves not to go beyond 130,000 Euro. And we manage to do this, because each member of our team has multiple skills and experiences in the film industry and beyond. For example: Pavel Khvaleev (Director) created already by himself more 40 music videos including the music creation, shooting, editing, color corrections, visual fx etc.

78 hours of work in 3 film seconds.

Why do we need money?

So far we managed to raise about € 100,000 and we shot almost half of the film in Berlin, Frankfurt, Moscow, and we are planning to complete the shooting already in May.

With your help we are able to add on two massive, complex scenes to our film:

  • Car accident – wrecked cars rental, permits obtaining, payment of additional special equipment, work with stunt performers, creation of complex special effects makeup.
  • The scene on the train – train car rental, permits obtaining, payment of special premises, expedition to Switzerland.
  • € 18.000 With your help we are able to add on two massive, complex scenes to our film.
  • € 25.000 At the post-production stage we’ll be able to afford best CD Visual FX specialists to make the film even more spectacular

OUR TEAM

Pavel Khvaleev – Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Sound Designer
Alexandra Khvaleeva – Writer, Assistant Director, Casting Director
Frank Ellrich – Producer, Location Manager
Olga Feshchenko - Producer, Location Manager
Andrey Kashurin – Camera Operator, Grip
Oleg Mustafin – Production Designer
Evgenia Zakharova – Special Make Up Artist
Maria Pushkova – Costume Designer, Lighting
Elena Erina – Hair& Make Up Artist
Maxim Kuplyanin – Boom Operator
Also part of the film crew: Igor Preobrazhensky (press editor, copywriting), Alexey Poplavsky (CG Artist), Anna Kuzminykh and Vladimir Burtsev (co-writers), Evgeny Gagarin, Maxim Emelin and Evgenia Mustafina (public relations)


Official Website of “Involution”

https://involutionfilm.com

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    Name on the official website

    Your full name will be mentioned on the website https://involutionfilm.com

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    Digital copy of “III - The Ritual”

    - A link to Pavel Khvaleev's debut feature film “III” will be sent to your email
    + Exclusive digital wallpapers

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    Digital copy of “Involution”

    - A secret link to film “Involution” (including exclusive "Behind the Scene" film) will be sent to your email and you will be one of the first to watch it one week before global premiere!

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    Limited exclusive CD soundtrack

    We will send you a uniquely designed gift CD edition with “Involution” Official Soundtrack

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    T-Shirt Involution

    Special design "Involution" of T-Shirt

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    “Involution” themed sketchbook

    We will send you a gift - “Involution” themed sketchbook with personal appreciation letter.

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    Your name in the credits

    Your name will be mentioned in the final credits of “Involution”,
    which you will be able to see by receiving a secret link to your email one week before global premiere!

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    DVD limited music samples

    We will send you an limited signed DVD (2GB) featuring music samples and electronic instruments to create music by Pavel Khvaleev (ex-Moonbeam) and Frank Ellrich (founder of FE Records)

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    Script page signed by actors

    We will send you an original script page from the film set signed by director and actors + your name in the film final credits.

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    Personal training lesson

    Individual 2-hour online training with Pavel Khvaleev (ex-Moonbeam) on how to create electronic dance music. Pavel will tell you about all the nuances of writing music and mastering with specific examples and how to improve sound in your tracks! Training will be held on Skype. Individual training will be possible within two months after the end of crowdfunding campaign. + an exclusive gift CD edition with “Involution” OST

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    A*S*Y*S* training lesson

    Individual 2-hour online training with Frank Ellrich (A*S*Y*S) on how to create electronic dance music. Frank will tell you about all the nuances of writing music and mastering with specific examples and how to improve sound in your tracks! Training will be held on Skype. Individual training will be possible within two months after the end of crowdfunding campaign. + an exclusive gift CD edition with “Involution” OST

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    Your face inside the film

    Short video featuring you (Close-up shot of the face) will be included into one of the film scenes with the lead character. Video featuring you and recorded via Skype call will be used on the monitor of the lead character in one of the film scenes. Screen time duration is no longer than 3 seconds + your name in the closing credits.

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    Dinner with Director & Writer

    This offer will allow you to meet Pavel Khvaleev, Alexandra Khvaleeva and Frank Ellrich in person in Frankfurt (Germany) and ask them any questions about the film and other projects of the team. You will be contacted for further details.

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    Company logo feature

    Your company logo will be featured in the closing credits as a film sponsor.
    We have the right to refuse to place the logo if your logo is contrary to the laws of the moral and ethical standards.

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    Featuring your name

    For significant contribution to the creation of the film your name will be featured in the opening credits with a support status, also you will get special places for the private film premiere in Moscow and an exclusive CD edition with “Involution” Soundtrack, + “Involution” themed sketchbook with personal appreciation letter. (Travel costs are not included)

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Funding period

- (30 days)