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SEK 14,525 pledged of SEK 300,000 goal
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By Jimmy Eriksson
SEK 14,525 pledged of SEK 300,000 goal
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About this project

A year ago, we released a Vimeo staff picked sci-fi short film called "Memorize" made on a shoestring budget which generated a lot of buzz on online:

Now, we want to raise the bar and do something much cooler. Through Kickstarter we want to realize our dream project -- "Mutant" -- free for everyone to see!

Many short films (and feature films) in this genre rely to heavily on special effects. We want to focus on the story and the characters first and create a rich world that really immerses the audience.

If you're a big fan of hard-R movies like "Total Recall", "District 9", "Robocop", "Terminator", "Starship Troopers", "Children of Men" etc., you're gonna love this.

Story
In a not too distant future, following global nuclear war, the government tries to remove any trace of the radiation damaged survivors -- the “mutants” -- before the new capital is completed and thousands of healthy, unaware citizens are let out of the country’s bomb shelters.

The story will focus on a HARDENED SURVIVOR, 20s, and her radiation poisoned BABY -- both "mutants" -- and their struggle against these brutal circumstances.

When the government’s military drone unit - the "ex-terminators” - finds their hideout, she takes her baby and leaves the protection of her mentor and key member of the resistance, behind. While he decides to stay behind and fight, she is determined to secure a better future for her baby and embarks on a deadly journey toward the border...

With a theme of xenophobia, “Mutant” offers a breathtaking thrill ride filled with adrenaline pumping action, spectacular special effects and pure entertainment in the fashion of "District 9," "Children of Men" and "The Walking Dead."

It's a dangerous world out there.
It's a dangerous world out there.
Production

Pre-production will ramp up during the winter with casting, props and location scouting. Principal filming will start during the fall of 2015 in Sweden. Backers will be able to follow the whole process from script to finished film and everything in between on our production blog.

We aim to have the final cut ready by fall of 2015, as the main reasons for us to make movies are to entertain people and take them on an adventure, the movie will be available for everybody to view in its full 4K glory regardless if you backed it or not. We hope that your reason for pledging is to support us and this project, and you agree that movies should be for everybody!

We have two stretch goals - the first is to reach 300 000SEK ($42 000), that is the minimum amount that the movie can be made for, everything stretched to the max and a lot of hard work! Our second stretch goal is 400 000SEK ($55 000), this would allow us to pay all the talented people involved what they really deserve, it would also allow us to push the general quality of everything, to really take it to the next level!

Note from the directors
Growing up together in a small community in Sweden we found our love for cinema early. We started out making movies in the backyard at the age of nine and we never looked back.

“Mutant” has been a passion project for us for quite some time, and we felt that Kickstarter was the perfect platform to launch it. If we, with your help, raise the money, we feel this won't only be an amazing short film, but also the first step for us toward working in the film industry which has always been our dream.

We hope to attract people who share our love for hard-R sci-fi of which we don't think there is enough of today! Nothing would make us happier than to create this movie with your support so we can give back an unforgettable moment of spectacular entertainment!

We need you backers! ;)
We need you backers! ;)

Risks and challenges

Every movie production is faced with a certain amount of risk, that's just part of the game. Having completed several projects in the past we know the importance of proper pre-production and a well thought-out budget.

This project´s biggest risk lies in the post-production phase as a large number of effects shoots needs to be completed. Being well versed with the whole production pipeline is crucial to meeting deadlines and keeping costs down. After more than 10 years combined in the games industry working on several AAA-titles we have a deep understanding of working in a creative environment and what it takes to lead a team through this kind of process. During that time we also built a vast network of incredible artists whose talents easily translate in to the movie making process.

One of the biggest challenge is to create a believable and living world for the characters to inhabit in this movie as it is a very important part of the story. We want to create something unique with “Mutant” and we don’t want to get bogged down in the cliches plaguing this genre, we want everything to be rooted in reality for that gritty and brutal hard sci-fi feeling that we are going for.

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