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Is there life after death? Of course there is. The real question is: "Where do we go in between death and life?"

Respawn is a web series that takes place just outside the multiplayer video game world of Halo* (or at least a comical version of it).  When characters die in the game, they are transported to a loading room where they can meet and interact with other characters just like office workers in your standard break room.  You know, your typical "Sci-fi Action Adventure Office Comedy."

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And now we are ready to start on Season Two. We are prepping to film 10-12 brand-new, hilarious, action-packed episodes for our fans to enjoy. Principle photography will start in the fall of 2013 and will be split between an indoor studio and the epic outdoors of Utah's canyons, deserts, and mountains. Our talented production team has been hard at work to make this season funnier than ever.


Haven't watched Season One yet?

*Disclaimer - Respawn is NOT affiliated with Microsoft/343 Industries and it makers do not hold any rights in regards to the original intellectual property.

Respawn: Season One was an incredible collaborative effort between our hard-working crew and some of the most elite costumers in the Halo cosplay world. Their donations of time and talent really shine in the footage we captured.  But with our shoestring budget last year, it took us a while to deliver the content to our fans. This kickstarter campaign aims to provide an even higher quality second season with more episodes and a projected release in the spring of 2014.

By raising at least $40,000 for Season Two, we will be able to improve the quality and expand the characters and story. Your contributions will go towards building more armor and weapons for some truly epic battle sequences with explosive special FX, as well as paying for more studio time and equipment, allowing us to really nail the funny office moments that make this show so unique.  

What if we go over $40,000?

Any funds raised in excess of our initial goal will go directly into the production.  Stay tuned as we reveal some really exciting stretch goals that we've cooked up.

We've pulled together several talented filmmakers to showcase their talent in Respawn: Season Two.

Director - Boston McConnaughey

Boston has worked as a fiction and non-fiction film and TV director producing commercials for clients as exciting as Coca-Cola and Gatorade and a relatively unexciting as Orabrush (the tongue brush company, which actually was really fun!)  Producing and directing internet and viral video campaigns is his go to job, with over 78 million views on the videos he's been a part of to date.  He wrote, directed and edited much of the work in the series along side many amazing and equally talented folks. 

Writer - Joseph Reidhead

Joseph is a writer and actor with a passion for TV and Online filmmaking.  He was the lead writer in Season 1 and played the role of "the boss."  With a feature film and many other commercials and short films under his belt Joseph is a strong leader and addition to team "Freakin Rad."

Producer - Renny Grames

Renny has worked for several years as a producer of commercials and feature film work.  As the star and/or in over 9 feature films she is not only familiar with independent film but a seasoned veteran producer.  In Season 1 she has a cameo as "the girl from HR," and also was the production coordinator and co-producer.

Producer - Corey Roberson

Corey worked in the Art Department on dozens of shorts and four feature films before joining the producing team of his fifth feature, Missed Connections.  He has co-written two features and is currently working on his third.  His aim is so bad that he prefers rocket launchers and grav hammers, as it only takes one hit to kill.

Production Designer - Tim Winn

Tim's costumes and props have not only been seen at conventions and shows in the states, but have been written about in news and blogs and shared all over the world.  Drawing inspiration from both video games and film. He's built Ironman, Mass Effects and Halo Armor that have given life to the independent internet films Freakin Rad has published to date.  His work continues to be one of the main driving forces behind the unique storytelling of the studio.

So, what do you get for backing us?  We've tried to make very competitive reward levels to ensure that our backers are getting their money's worth.  You can read them on the right, so we just wanted to provide a few details here.

digital rewards - aside from the BEHIND THE SCENES, all digital rewards would be delivered at approximately at same time as the episodes go live

SOUNDTRACK - DRM-free, this copy will be yours to download and enjoy.  Expected delivery is by May 2014.

SHOOTING SCRIPTS - a pdf download with the shooting scripts for all Season 2 episodes.  Expected delivery is by May 2014.

BEHIND THE SCENES - Photo and Video updates throughout pre-production and production.  These will consist of multiple deliveries and span the production timeline up until actual episode delivery.

HD DIGITAL COPY - DRM-free, this copy will be yours to download and enjoy.  Expected delivery is by May 2014.

physical rewards - all physical rewards will be shipped together.  Expected delivery is within one month of Season 2 going live (expected by June 2014).

DVD or BLU-RAY - a limited backer-only edition hardcopy in a case with artwork.  What's not to love?

T-SHIRT - a stand-alone reward that can be added to any other level.  We are currently exploring different designs.

POSTER - a Respawn poster signed by cast and crew.

SIGNED SCRIPT - a spiral-bound copy of the scripts with cover, signed by cast and crew.

RESPAWN PORTAL - approximately a 10" replica of the Respawn portal.  perfectly sized for display, not guaranteed to dematerialize anyone or anything.

SPARTAN HELMET SIGNED BY CAST AND CREW - a raw cast helmet made by our armorer and signed by our cast and crew (or we can leave it blank if you prefer).  interested parties could contact our armorer to make separate arrangements for a finished (padded, painted) helmet.

CUSTOM SPARTAN SUIT - get one of the actual costumes custom-made for and used during the filming of Season 2.  very limited reward, but comes with producer credit.  as if the suit wasn't cool enough by itself.

experience rewards -

20 MINUTES on SKYPE/GOOGLE HANGOUT - want to chat about this project?  your own project?  your favorite move?  members of the production team will spend 20 minutes with you talking about almost anything (within good taste).  this reward will have to wait until after production because we're focussed on getting the show made.

BE AN EXTRA - always wanted to be in a film?  or are you a die-hard Halo fan?  whatever your reason, we would love to include you.  your face may or may not be obscured by a helmet.  (Must be available in Salt Lake area on shooting dates, transportation not included).

SPEAKING ROLE - have a part written for you in one episode. As long as you can deliver a line, we'll include it in the final cut for all to see!  (Must be available in Salt Lake area on shooting dates, transportation not included).

PRODUCER CREDIT - this comes in three levels (associate producer, producer, and executive producer).  associate covers two episodes, producer covers three, and executive producer covers all of season 2.  these are honorary titles (no creative control), but each one comes with plenty of other perks, too.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER EXPERIENCE - get a truly unique reward.  don't just watch the behind the scenes - go behind the scenes!  get up to one week on set, meet with the cast and crew.  (Must be available in Salt Lake area on shooting dates, transportation/hotel not included).

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

As with any film project, there are risks involved. The biggest is that unforeseen complications may delay production. An actor may become ill or be in a serious accident. While you can't plan for every eventuality, know that this isn't our first film. We are committed to completing this project for all to enjoy.
That being said, we need to address the copyright issue. As stated before, we are NOT affiliated with Microsoft/343 Industries and do not hold any rights in regards to the intellectual property. Respawn falls somewhere between fan film and parody, both of which typically fall under the Fair Use doctrine, but it is not unheard of for copyright holders to go after filmmakers. Our advantage here lies in the fact that we are not profiting from this production, all money raised will go directly into the finished project, and any rewards will only be available to Kickstarter backers as a thank you for helping us get the show made.

FAQ

  • Yes! We are happy to ship internationally. Due, however, to potential heavy costs of shipping to foreign locations (especially with bigger items like suits) we cannot offer international shipping as part of the rewards. We want to make sure you have an opportunity to receive the prizes you select with your pledge so feel free to contact us and we can work together to arrange what you will need.

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    SOUNDTRACK - A digital download of the original music from Seasons 1 and 2.

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    BEHIND THE SCENES - Photo and video updates before and during production, a pdf download of the Season 2 shooting SCRIPTS, and the SOUNDTRACK.

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    RESPAWN 8-BIT T-SHIRT - Get an awesome 8-bit t-shirt to show your support. Please note this is a stand-alone reward that can be added to any level or selected alone.

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    RESPAWN PORTAL - a 10" replica of the Respawn portal. Also includes the SIGNED SCRIPT, the POSTER, a limited backer-only edition DVD or BLU-RAY (your choice), and all the digital rewards - the HD DIGITAL COPY, BEHIND THE SCENES updates, SCRIPTS, and the SOUNDTRACK.

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    SPARTAN HELMET SIGNED BY CAST AND CREW - a raw cast helmet made by our armorer and signed by our cast and crew (or we can leave it blank if you prefer). Also includes the SIGNED SCRIPT, the RESPAWN POSTER, a limited backer-only edition DVD or BLU-RAY (your choice), and all the digital rewards - the HD DIGITAL COPY, BEHIND THE SCENES updates, SCRIPTS, and the SOUNDTRACK.

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    BE AN EXTRA! (Must be available in Salt Lake area on shooting dates, transportation not included). Also includes the SIGNED SCRIPT, the POSTER, a limited backer-only edition DVD or BLU-RAY (your choice), and all the digital rewards - the HD DIGITAL COPY, BEHIND THE SCENES updates, SCRIPTS, and the SOUNDTRACK.

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    20 MINUTES on SKYPE/GOOGLE HANGOUT with members of the producing team. Also includes the SIGNED SCRIPT, the POSTER, a limited backer-only edition DVD or BLU-RAY (your choice), and all the digital rewards - the HD DIGITAL COPY, BEHIND THE SCENES updates, SCRIPTS, and the SOUNDTRACK.

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    BE A PRODUCER! You will receive ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT for two episodes of Season 2. Also includes the SKYPE SESSION, the HELMET, the SIGNED SCRIPT, the RESPAWN T-SHIRT, a limited backer-only edition DVD or BLU-RAY (your choice), and all the digital rewards - the HD DIGITAL COPY, BEHIND THE SCENES updates, SCRIPTS, and the SOUNDTRACK.

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    SPEAKING ROLE! Have a part written for you in one episode. (Must be available in Salt Lake area on shooting dates, transportation not included). Also includes the SIGNED SCRIPT, the POSTER, a limited backer-only edition DVD or BLU-RAY (your choice), and all the digital rewards - the HD DIGITAL COPY, BEHIND THE SCENES updates, SCRIPTS, and the SOUNDTRACK.

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    CUSTOM SPARTAN SUIT - Get one of the actual costumes used during the filming of Season 2. Additionally, you will receive PRODUCER CREDIT. Also includes the SKYPE SESSION, the SIGNED SCRIPT, the RESPAWN T-SHIRT, a limited backer-only edition DVD or BLU-RAY (your choice), and all the digital rewards - the HD DIGITAL COPY, BEHIND THE SCENES updates, SCRIPTS, and the SOUNDTRACK.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER EXPERIENCE - You will be given credit as Executive Producer for the entire season plus have a chance to come visit set (must be available in Salt Lake area on shooting dates, transportation not included). Additionally, you get a complete, equipped SPARTAN SUIT from the show. Also includes the SKYPE SESSION, the SIGNED SCRIPT, the RESPAWN T-SHIRT, a limited backer-only edition DVD or BLU-RAY (your choice), and all the digital rewards - the HD DIGITAL COPY, BEHIND THE SCENES updates, SCRIPTS, and the SOUNDTRACK.

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