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In the midst of a war between humans and sentient androids, a Delta Force team must battle a dangerous enemy to rescue the US President

UPDATE - SINGULARITY STAGE 2 GOAL

We've reached our initial goal, Singularity will be completed, thank you so much! Now let’s see if we can get to our second goal of $10000. This will allow us to shoot an extra day and get some additional equipment like a steadicam. The additional cost breakdown is as follows:

  • Film negative $800 
  • Film processing $400 
  • Special FX equipment $500 
  • Catering/on-set costs $300 
  • Steadicam $400 
  • Generator $450

Thanks again! -Jeremy and Sam

TEASER TRAILER

ABOUT THE FILM

Singularity is a sci-fi action short film set in the near future about a civil war between humans and sentient androids. The film tells the story of a group of Delta force soldiers who are ambushed by androids as they attempt to rescue the US president.

The ultimate goal is to produce a kick-ass sci-fi action film in the vein of The Terminator and Aliens. This is a big ambitious film. It’s action packed - the bar has been set high for an independent short film.

Delta Force en route
Delta Force en route

The film is being shot on anamorphic 35mm film. We think this gives the best aesthetic, something that isn’t attainable yet with digital photography. The idea is to create a unique vision by combining old school film-making with cutting edge digital techniques.

Under heavy fire
Under heavy fire

WHY KICKSTARTER?

We have been working really hard on the movie and currently have a fine cut. However the movie isn’t finished and we need your help! We are looking for funds to help with some pickups and the re-shooting of a key sequence in the film, the last stand battle. We could go ahead and complete with what we have but we really want to make this short as amazing as possible. So we are reaching out to the Kickstarter community for help to complete the film to a level that everyone will be proud off.

President is injured
President is injured

Our funding goal of $7000 is the minimum we need to move ahead and finish the film. It will allow us 2 days on set and will be allocated as follows:

  • Film negative $1600
  • Film processing $800
  • Camera kit hire (Moviecam SL + anamorphic lens kit) $3000
  • Special FX equipment (hazer, smoke machine, fans and air mortars) $1000
  • Catering/on-set costs $600

If we manage to exceed our goal (we really hope to!), funding will be used to get more time on location and then to make big improvements in post - film scanning / digital intermediate, VFX, music and sound mix/foley. 

They're here!
They're here!

Every cent we receive will go towards making this film look and sound better. Please don’t hold back just because the funding goal has been met. You’ll see and hear every dollar in the result!

CREW

We have assembled a really talented core crew to pull this film off. Everyone is very experienced in their field - our lead actor is a former Navy Seal! Please check out everyone's credits on IMDB: 

The android "Red"
The android "Red"

REWARDS EXTRA INFORMATION

PRODUCTION BLOG
You’ll have access to a private blog where we’ll post production progress, stills, concepts and WIP visuals. You’ll also get the chance to comment on the process if you so desire.

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
We’ll be encoding 1080p 5.1 at high bit rate for private download. This is the only way you’ll get to see the nuances of the film grain texture on your big screen TV.

T-SHIRTS
Our hero android "Red" on the front of a quality t-shirt. We'll get a few designs made up that you can choose from.

COSTUMES

The costumes in the film are up for grabs as rewards. Check out the teaser, they’re bitchin'! They can be picked up in Santa Monica or sent to you at cost.  

VISIT THE SET
You’ll have to chance to come and watch the team shooting a sequence of the film. The location is near Downtown LA. Shooting dates are not yet locked but the plan is for late January 2013.

THANKS!

Thank you so much for taking the time to view our project. We really hope you like what you see and are enticed to help us reach our goal. If you have any suggestions or comments don’t hesitate to drop us an email.

Cheers, Sam and Jeremy

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Filmmaking is inherently a challenging process. There is no doubt that Singularity is a very ambitious short film to make on a shoestring budget. We see this project having two distinct challenges.

The first challenge is to film enough coverage in the time we have on set to finish the film. The goal of $7000 allows us 2 days on set. To avoid delays and make the absolute best use of time we have built a full edit of the film filling in the blanks with digital pre-visualization (simple 3D animation depicting the action and camera angles). The shots can then be viewed by the whole team before we go on set and everyone is on the same page as to what we need in the amount of time available. Additionally we will be prioritising shots based on our previz edit and will drop low priority shots if time manages to get the better of us. This means we will always come away with the bare minimum to get this film finished.

The second challenge is the visual effects. There is a risk that the visual effects snowball causing post production to overrun and take significantly longer than expected. This is a problem even large Hollywood features face. Fortunately the Director and Producer have a proven track record producing visual effects for large feature films and have assembled a highly experience VFX crew. We are committed to producing high quality visuals that work within the story of the film. We believe visual effects should be viewed as part of the film itself and therefore once they work in the edit they are complete. Many projects get bogged down on tweaking individual frames, something we think is counterintuitive to the filmmaking process. We believe this will be a challenging task, but one that we can overcome.

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