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Update #5

We lost a battle, but not the war!

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Dear Backers, Chers Supporters (Version française ci-dessous),

From the bottom of my heart, a big thank you for all that you’ve accomplished during this campaign. I was extremely touched by your encouragements, your generous donations, and everything that you've done to help BEYOND see the light of day.

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is we haven’t reached our objective. To our supporters who weren’t familiar with Kickstarter, since the project has not met its funding goal, your pledge will not be debited from your account.

And although we’ve received great reactions on the project, we’ve also heard one thing: it was an extremely ambitious budget for a short film, even more so for a short that is not based on any previously existing material, such as a famous comic book or short story. Therefore we did not benefit from a fanbase or an author promoting the project for us in the press. Considering all that, $25,000 is a pretty good number, but far from what we needed.

So we’ve learned our lesson and have radically revised our budget downwards. Here’s the good news: we’ve managed to get a lot closer to this number by deciding to shoot BEYOND in an outdoor studio inside Los Angeles (a large piece of land that gives onto a desert background). We will still travel to the desert, but only to shoot stunning background plates and for the few scenes where it’s absolutely necessary. This means no more hotel costs to accomodate our 30-people crew in the desert, no more transportation costs, generators or film permits.

This decision will bring about a lot more post-production work, but will allow us to offer the same level of quality for less than half the cost. More, many crew members have reached out during this campaign to offer us their time on the film, allowing us to lower our salary budget far beyond our original expectations.

Therefore, we’re going to re-launch a Kickstarter with the new budget and I’d like to kindly ask all our backers to follow us and support BEYOND on the launch day of the new campaign. This will accomplish 3 things:

1) Beyond will meet 100% of its funding goal on the launch day.

2) All our backers will be guaranteed to receive their reward.

3) The 44 remaining days will be used to exceed our funding goal.

We’ve also completely redesigned our reward levels to offer you the best possible experience. Rarely have I been so excited about a story and so certain this is the right thing to do. When you see the finished film, you will be very proud to have helped it come to life. 

I will post an update as soon as we have locked down the new launch date. Thanks for supporting us and I'll see you very soon!

Jeremy

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UPDATE #5: Nous avons perdu une bataille, mais pas la guerre!

Cher Supporters,

Du fond du coeur, un grand merci pour tout ce que vous avez accompli au cours de cette campagne. J’ai été extrêmement touché par vos encouragements, vos généreuses donations et tout ce que vous avez fait pour que BEYOND puisse voir le jour.

J’ai une bonne et une mauvaise nouvelle. La mauvaise, c’est que nous n’avons pas atteint notre objectif. Pour nos supporters qui ne connaissaient pas Kickstarter, le projet n’ayant pas atteint son objectif, votre don ne sera pas débité de votre compte.

Et bien que nous ayions reçu d’excellentes réactions sur le projet, nous avons aussi entendu une chose: il s’agissait d’un budget extrêmement ambitieux pour un court-métrage - et plus encore pour un court qui ne soit basé sur aucune oeuvre existante telle qu’une bande-dessinée célèbre ou une nouvelle. Par conséquent, nous n’avons pas pu compter sur une communauté de fans déjà existante, ni sur un auteur pour soutenir le projet dans la presse. En tenant compte de tous ces paramètres, $25,000 est un bon chiffre, mais bien loin de notre objectif.

Nous avons donc appris la leçon et radicalement revu notre budget à la baisse. Voici la bonne nouvelle: nous avons réussi à descendre très près de ce chiffre en décidant de tourner BEYOND dans un studio en plein air situé dans Los Angeles (un terrain qui donne sur un paysage désertique). Nous irons toujours dans le désert, mais uniquement pour capturer des paysages grandioses et pour les quelques scènes où c’est absolument nécessaire. Par conséquent, on supprime les frais d’hôtel pour loger notre équipe de 30 personnes au milieu du désert, les frais de transport, les autorisations de tournage et les groupes électrogènes. 

Cette décision entraînera beaucoup plus de travail en post-production, mais nous permettra d’offrir le même niveau de qualité pour moins de la moitié du budget original. Par ailleurs, de nombreux techniciens nous ont contacté pendant cette campagne pour offrir leur temps sur BEYOND, ce qui nous a permis de réduire notre budget salaires bien au-delà de nos espérances.

Nous allons donc relancer un Kickstarter avec le nouveau budget et j’aimerais gentiment demander à tous nos supporters de nous suivre en soutenant BEYOND le jour du lancement de la nouvelle campagne. Cela accomplira 3 choses:

1) Beyond atteindra 100% de son objectif le jour de l’ouverture.

2) Tous nos supporters auront la garantie de recevoir leur récompense.

3) Les 44 jours restants seront utilisés pour dépasser notre objectif.

Nous avons aussi complètement redesigné les niveaux de récompenses afin de vous offrir la meilleure expérience possible. J’ai rarement été aussi passionné par un projet et aussi sur qu’il s’agit de la bonne chose à faire. Lorsque vous verrez le film terminé, vous serez fiers de l'avoir aidé à voir le jour.

Vous recevrez une update dès que nous aurons verrouillé la date du nouveau lancement. Merci pour votre soutien et à très bientôt!

Jeremy

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