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Our environment and the instinct to survive shapes us, but how would you develop in a "habitat," not knowing that you're being studied. Read more

Minneapolis, MN Shorts
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Our environment and the instinct to survive shapes us, but how would you develop in a "habitat," not knowing that you're being studied.

Minneapolis, MN Shorts
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Background

Imagine the ability to understand societies flaws and fix our mistakes.  What if a person could be born "perfect" and remain that way throughout life; a society of individuals working together for the greater good, happiness achieved through the success of those around you, and love filling the world with peace.

Picture a large facility of "habitats" where people are raised secluded from any outside influence.  The goal: to determine the root of corruption and if people are, in fact, born flawless.

The Story

A man is raised his entire life knowing nothing of the outside world -- only of his existence in a desert environment.  Dawn of Man is the story of that man studied through the one-way glass he lives behind.  His only human contact is his own reflection.  When a woman is introduced to the environment a series of tests are run to determine the values of the man.  Will fear cause him to kill?  Will hunger cause him to force the woman to starve?  Will weakness drive the man to fall victim to the female?  These questions, and many others, are what they intend on discovering, but the destiny of every human remains within ones own control.  

Production

By donating you are helping us to create this compelling story told without dialogue through the eyes of a man who has spent his entire life secluded from the world.  We need financial support to build the set that the entire film takes place in.  It is a 20'x30' enclosure painted with the mural of a desert on 3 out of 4 walls, sand covering the base, a small pond, and a palm tree.  Your donations will also help to rent equipment, pay our talented cast, and our hard working crew.  Take a look at the many levels of support you can offer.  There are incredible rewards you will receive.  We thank you for your excitement and support.

To view past work by Henry visit his Vimeo page: vimeo.com/yzmediaFor more info find Henry on Facebook or Twitter @yzmedia

FAQ

  • I have updated the incentives to really show our appreciation for your support. Due to restrictions on Kickstarter, the new rewards are not accurately depicted. The changes are:

    $10 - above plus... digital download of final movie.

    $25 - above plus... DVD of the final movie.

    Thank you very much.

    -Henry

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    For your support you will receive a thank you card with a picture from the set.

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    For your support you will receive a thank you card with a picture from the set.

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    About $25 USD

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    Support us at this level and you get a DVD of the final film, plus a thank you card with a picture from the set.

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    Above plus... Blu-ray and Behind the Scenes video.

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    Above plus... PRODUCTION PACKAGE - Signed script and signed production photos.

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    Above plus... Special video thank you and a thank you in the credits.

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    Above plus... ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit

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    About $750 USD

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    Ready to see your name at the start of the movie? How does the ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit sound? Of course, you'll also receive a whole lot more including: a Blu-Ray copy of the movie, personalized thank you card, the Blu-Ray behind the scenes documentary with a bonus section to hear directly from the cast and crew with inside stories from the set.

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    About $2,000 USD

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    Above, plus EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit.

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Funding period

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