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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!

The budget

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.

Why Kickstarter?

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?

Yes! You can see Jeremy's commercials here and his award-winning short film Paradox here.

What else?

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!

Visit the film website at beyond-short.com / Follow us on Facebook 

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    A digital download of the finished film in Full HD 1080p + your name in the "Backers" section of the film website + an exclusive access to our production diary with regular updates on the casting process, the location scouting in the desert, the scrapyard visits and much more!

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    The BEYOND Limited Edition Gift Set! Includes: The original Film Poster signed by the Director & Cast / A hard copy of the Screenplay, signed by the Director & Cast / 20 frames from the Storyboard by French artist Marie Eynard (A Prophet, Largo Winch) / An exclusive online access to all the behind-the-scenes stills. And of course, you get all the rewards above!

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    A personalized video message on your email from 7 year-old Leo! Our little boy will thank you on camera for making him one of the youngest adventure heroes! Includes all the rewards above!

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    Would you prefer to watch BEYOND on the big screen when it’s finished? You're so right! Let us invite you and a guest to the Premiere screening in Los Angeles where you’ll be able to meet the Director & Cast, including little Leo in person! (Transportation is not included). You get all the rewards above!

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    A 2 hours Skype session with Writer/Director Jeremy Haccoun, in English or in French, during which you'll talk about, well... filmmaking! Jeremy grew up in his father's video shop, has been crazy about movies since the age of 10, has been making his first short at 11, been directing commercials for years, managed big crowds, shot at sea, directed DiCaprio, worked with 2D and 3D visual effects, editing, sound design and grading. Whether you have questions about the industry, acting, scriptwriting, VFX, the Festival tour or Guerilla filmmaking… Let’s have a chat! Add to that 5 more Collector's Editions of the Blu-Ray/DVD Combo when the film is completed. And of course, you get all the rewards above!

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    Ready for a real adventure? Come and spend a day on set with us in the California desert! Want to be there when the boy operates the excavator with our Stunt Coordinator? Or would you rather see us blow up the car? You decide which day you want to attend! We’ll pick you up anywhere in the Greater Los Angeles area and drive you to the set. You’ll watch the shoot, have lunch with the cast & crew and we’ll drive you back home at night. If you’re coming from outside of Los Angeles, we will organize your transport from and to your Hotel/LAX. As such a close partner to the project, you’ll receive 10 more Collector's Editions of the Blu-Ray/DVD Combo when the film is completed. And of course, you get all the rewards above!

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    How can we best reward you for so much support in our adventure project? You will be credited as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER in the Opening credits, the End Credits, on the IMDB, on the Official film Poster, and you will appear in an interview as an Executive Producer in the official Behind-the-scenes documentary available on both the DVD and the Blu-Ray. As such a close partner to the project, you’ll receive 10 more Collector's Editions of the Blu-Ray/DVD Combo. And of course, you get all the rewards above!

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