Remember the Spielberg era of the 80s? Indiana Jones? The Goonies?
The Adventure Short!
Remember the early Spielberg era of the 80s? The Goonies? Indiana Jones? Are you hungry for more adventure films full of childlike excitement and edge-of-your-seat action scenes?
Beyond is an adventure short film about a family on a road trip through the California desert. When a rock fall traps the parents inside the burning car, their 7 year-old boy must find the hero within him in order to save their lives...
Ever since I started directing, I’ve been wanting to create the most incredible action sequence - not just spectacle, but a scene where characters we care about do extraordinary things to overcome hopeless situations. The story of this little boy brings together all the things fans of adventure will love - action, suspense, love, tears, hope and heroism!
It is definitely a big budget for a short film - but it's a tiny budget for what we're trying to do: to offer an action sequence fresh out of a 100 million dollar Hollywood movie, with the same production value, the same attention to detail, visually and technically as spectacular, and do it all for $82,000.
This has never been done in the short film world and we'd like you to be a part of this one-of-a-kind experience. We’ve already found many talented crew members – DOP, steadicam operator, production people, sound designer, composer, post-production company… all passionate about the project and offering their time on Beyond.
Therefore, every dollar pledged will go on screen. Among many other things, Beyond involves fire, a rock fall, a car wreck, an excavator and an explosion. We're taking a 30-people crew on location into the desert. We have 200 shots in our storyboard. We’re erecting a building site, destroying and blowing up props on camera. We’ll be working with pyrotechnicians and stunt specialists. We’ll have to provide catering, transportation, location fees in the desert, and power our equipment. It’s going to take lots of sweat, tears and blood, but we promise you something you have never seen before.
Raising that amount of money for a short film in the movie industry is very unusual, takes forever and in most cases, never happens at all. We've tried! Thanks to Kickstarter, a project like Beyond becomes possible. If you help us reach our funding goal before April 8, we could shoot this in May and have it finished this Summer!
What are you planning to do with it?
Character-driven adventure short films like Beyond are very rare, and so we're hoping to get a lot of exposure via distributors and televisons! We’re also planning to enter BEYOND into all major film festivals - Sundance, Tribeca, AFI, Cannes, Berlin, SXSW - as well as the top short film festivals in the US such as Palm Springs, Slamdance, Aspen and Los Angeles Shorts Fest. And of course, it will be screened in Hollywood in presence of our Cast & Crew at the Premiere!
If I make a pledge, will I be charged now?
No. Your card will only be charged if Beyond is successfully funded by our deadline of April 8.
What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?
If our funding goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands, no film is made and little Leo will never save his parents in the burning wreck!
What if you exceed your goal?
It would be truly amazing! Our funding goal is the strict minimum we need to shoot Beyond. Any extra dollar will take the project further and make your viewing experience all the more intense. We could consider a more expensive national park for our main desert location, get a second camera crew to cover the most impressive scenes, and hire a live orchestra to perform the music!
Are there other ways to support the project?
Yes! If you are part of a community or have an active social media profile on Facebook or Twitter, please take the time to let your members, audience, or friends and family know about this page. Word of mouth is our best way of raising awareness of this film – and in this regard your help is invaluable!
Can I see the director's work online?
We’re incredibly excited by the story of this little boy becoming a hero to try and save his parents’ lives. We can’t wait to start casting, shooting and offer you an experience you will remember. But we can’t do it without you... Join the Adventure today and help Beyond become a reality!
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