Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A sci-fi time-traveling short film based on writer/director John Heimbuch's popular stageplay The Transdimensional Couriers Union.
A sci-fi time-traveling short film based on writer/director John Heimbuch's popular stageplay The Transdimensional Couriers Union.
256 backers pledged $18,640 to help bring this project to life.

About

Discrepancy — a transdimensional short film project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Discrepancy — a transdimensional short film

$18,640

256

WE HIT 100%! Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen! But it's not to late to become a backer -- additional contributions will help us better compensate our artists and realize our production design!

Release day. Duinn Tech's new teleportation device can change the world, until time-traveling rivals seize control. Overworked site coordinator Trig can stop them — but should she?

We're raising funds to create Discrepancy, a standalone film by John Heimbuch, based on his popular time-traveling stage epic — The Transdimensional Couriers Union.

Duinn Tech has pioneered the development of the Impulse Device, a wearable teleportation device. But when tech giant Mejira Corporation announces plans for their own device, suddenly the fledgling company has to push up their release, leaving their hapless site coordinators to pick up the slack. 

On the eve of release, Trig and Brennan discovery a discrepancy in their data. Do they report the bug and derail the product launch? Or keep the secret, and risk putting broken tech into the world? But that's not the only secret these two co-workers are keeping.

Discrepancy is a love story wrapped in a looping time travel story, using non-linear narrative, tight stunt choreography, rich production design, and high-quality visual effects to create a stylish and fun adventure film.

Writer/Director John Heimbuch
Writer/Director John Heimbuch

Creator John Heimbuch is an independent filmmaker, and has been making and teaching short films since 2011. He is Co-Artistic Director of the Ivey Award-winning Walking Shadow Theatre Company, where he has written or directed numerous productions (along with his spouse Amy Rummenie). His plays have been published by Samuel French and produced throughout the world. He also serves as frontman for the rock band Bad September.

This talented trio of Minnesota-based actors comprise the principal cast of Discrepancy, and the script has been crafted to reflect their unique voices as performers. We're excited to see how they realize and shape these roles!

McKenna Kelly-Eiding (as Emily "Trig" Trigorin)
McKenna Kelly-Eiding (as Emily "Trig" Trigorin)

McKenna Kelly-Eiding is a graduate of the Guthrie/University of Minnesota BFA Actor Training Program. Her stage credits include the Jungle Theater (The Wolves), Workhaus Collective/Walking Shadow (Lasso of Truth), and Montana Shakespeare (Macbeth). She is currently appearing as Sherlock Holmes in Baskerville at Park Square Theatre.

McKenna plays Emily "Trig" Trigorin, a Duinn Tech site coordinator who must save the company from hostile takeover.

Ricardo Vázquez (as Brennan Cole)
Ricardo Vázquez (as Brennan Cole)

Actor/writer/director/producer Ricardo Vázquez performs on stage (Guthrie Theater, Children's Theater Company, Mixed Blood, History theater, Ten Thousand Things, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, HERE Center for the Arts in New York, and MOMA); on television (ABC’s In an Instant seasons 1 & 2, Evine network, and M@dabout TV!); in feature films (Nina of the Woods, The Public Domain, Death to Prom, and Farmer of the Year). Ricardo is also the co-founder of Other Tiger Productions (othertigerproductions.org) which has a mission to reinterpret the form of theater to reach other audiences and tell other stories. He was awarded the 2018 MSAB Artists Initiative Grant, 2013 Emerging Artist IVEY Award, 2012-2013 Jerome Many Voices Fellowship, and the 2007 C. Lance Brockman Performance Award. More: Ricardo-Vazquez.com

Ricardo plays Brennan Cole, a former site coordinator who has since joined the Transdimensional Couriers.

Jamie White Jachimiec (as Vivian Miles)
Jamie White Jachimiec (as Vivian Miles)

Jamie White Jachimiec holds a BFA in acting from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She has appeared in productions at Lyric Arts (Superior Donuts), Matchbox Theater (The Weir), Theatre Coup d’Etat (Moby Dick, The Crucible), and Theatre Unbound (Shattered). Her film credits include: The Greatest, Last Cowboys of Excelsior, 120 Hertz, Rainbow, and Pardon List.

Jamie plays Vivian Miles, an agent of the mega-technology company Mejira Corporation.

We have an amazing team of professional creators, including producers Christopher Powers & Amanda Day, storyboard artist and logo designer Erik Evensen, costume designer Kathy Kohl, production designer Erica Zaffarano, makeup artist Maren Legeros, graphic designer Coal Dorius, prop makers Cali Mastny & Matt Mackall, fight choreographers Meredith Kind & Allen Malicsi, rigger Jason Hilton, cinematographer Nick Hillyard, editor Sarah Holmberg, visual effects artists Will Cox, Jon Enge, & Cody Rowan, composer Michael Croswell, and writer/director John Heimbuch.

Over the past few months we've been securing locations, filming test shots, and holding production meetings to develop the look of this film, learn our equipment, and map out the necessary choreography for each shot in anticipation of our August 2018 shoot dates.

We have a variety of exciting backer rewards, including:

  • A digital download of the completed film.
  • An electronic version of The Transdimensional Couriers original play script.
  • Branded corporate logo stickers for the Transdimensional Couriers Union, Duinn Tech, and Mejira Corporation. 
  • A DVD of the completed film.
  • An original 8.5 x 11 print of the promotional art by Erik Evensen.
  • Tickets to the first Twin Cities screening. 
  • Signed and published playscript of The Transdimensional Couriers Union by John Heimbuch.
  • A USB drive with production images, behind-the-scenes footage, old drafts of the script, and other supporting production materials.
  • An invitation to the cast & crew screening party. (Twin Cities area only)
  • A branded Duinn Tech mug.
  • An in-home screening for you and three guests with writer/director John Heimbuch, including live director commentary — just try to stop me! (Twin Cities area only)
  • A cast and crew-signed Impulse Device.
  • Associate and Executive Producer credits in the film.

Due to popular demand we’ve added a new item – the trans-dimensional couriers union patch! It is available at all levels from $50-$300, with an increase of only $12. You can find the new category levels in the rewards section. This 3 1/2 inch embroidered black and white patch was inspired by Erik Evensen‘s digital mockup, pictured here.

FROM WRITER/DIRECTOR JOHN HEIMBUCH

The Transdimensional Couriers Union was a full-length sci-fi play, originally produced by Walking Shadow in May 2010. It detailed the release of the Impulse Device, and wove through the ambitions, hopes, and thwarted dreams of six characters in a non-linear future. It was lauded by fans and received End of Year acclaim from Pioneer Press, Metro Magazine, and MinnesotaPlaylist and was praised for its “intellectual architecture” (Graydon Royce, Star Tribune) and described as “a virtuosic narrative that bends and twists like a Mobius strip” [sic] (Quinton Skinner, City Pages).

This stage play attracted the attention of several filmmakers, who saw the cinematic potential of my work and helped me learn the techniques of this artform. Since then, I've worked on numerous short films, music videos, and various promotional spots. Filmmaking has proven a natural fit for my storytelling skills, and I'm excited that Discrepancy will allow me to finally bring the Transdimensional Couriers Universe to the screen!

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenges we face are nothing less than the limits of time and space! We've done a lot of great pre-production work to make this layered and interesting film, but there are always things you can't anticipate. Locations, weather, and the demands of our shooting schedule are the biggest variables.

While we can't predict everything that might happen, we'll keep our backers in the loop throughout the process with a production newsletter including behind-the-scenes stills, shoot updates, and progress reports.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Join the Couriers!

    As a new-sworn member of The Transdimensional Couriers, reality's staunchest defenders, you will receive regular project updates, including:
    - behind the scenes images
    - production commentary
    - screening details
    - video clips

    Includes:
    • Regular project updates
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Secure the Receivers!

    From Iteration One to Shutdown! Delve into the world of The Transdimensional Couriers Union with an electronic version of the original stage play script!

    Includes:
    • A pdf script of The Transdimensional Couriers Union stage play
    • Regular project updates
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    18 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Find the Discrepancy!

    We have received your coordinate signal, and will be processing your transmission presently. Prepare for your jump.

    Includes:
    • Digital download of the completed film
    • Regular project updates
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    95 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Corporate Branding!

    Submit to your future corporate overlords (or overladies, or overpersons) with branded Duinn Tech, Mejira Corporation, and Transdimensional Courier stickers (not rated for time-travel use).

    Includes:
    • DVD of the completed film
    • Digital download of the completed film
    • Corporate logo stickers
    • Regular project updates
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $62 or more About $62

    Corporate Branding! + PATCH!

    ALL THE BENEFITS OF LEVEL $50 + A TRANSDIMENSIONAL COURIER PATCH

    Submit to your future corporate overlords (or overladies, or overpersons) with branded Duinn Tech, Mejira Corporation, and Transdimensional Courier stickers (not rated for time-travel use).

    Includes:
    • DVD of the completed film
    • Digital download of the completed film
    • Corporate logo stickers
    • Regular project updates
    • 3.5" embroidered Transdimensional Courier patch
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    21 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Initial Public Offering

    Need to experience it for yourself? Secure your invitation to the on-site demo of Duinn Tech's newest instant travel offering, and commemorate the event with a cast and crew signed poster.

    Includes:
    • Two tickets to the first Twin Cities screening
    • Original 8.5 x 11 promotional art by Erik Evensen
    • DVD of the completed film
    • Corporate logo stickers
    • Digital download of the completed film
    • Regular project updates
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $87 or more About $87

    Initial Public Offering + PATCH!

    ALL THE BENEFITS OF LEVEL $75 + A TRANSDIMENSIONAL COURIER PATCH

    Need to experience it for yourself? Secure your invitation to the on-site demo of Duinn Tech's newest instant travel offering, and commemorate the event with a cast and crew signed poster.

    Includes:
    • Two tickets to the first Twin Cities screening
    • Original 8.5 x 11 promotional art by Erik Evensen
    • DVD of the completed film
    • Corporate logo stickers
    • Digital download of the completed film
    • Regular project updates
    • 3.5" embroidered Transdimensional Courier patch
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    13 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Transdimensional Courier Care Package

    They say the past is unknowable - but is it really? REALLY? Discover how it all began with a signed and published script for The Transdimensional Couriers Union stage play.

    Includes:
    • Signed published script of The Transdimensional Couriers Union
    • Two tickets to the first Twin Cities screening
    • Original 8.5 x 11 promotional art by Erik Evensen
    • DVD of the completed film
    • Corporate logo stickers
    • Digital download of the completed film
    • Regular project updates
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    17 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $112 or more About $112

    Courier Care Package + PATCH!

    ALL THE BENEFITS OF LEVEL $100 + A TRANSDIMENSIONAL COURIER PATCH

    They say the past is unknowable - but is it really? REALLY? Discover how it all began with a signed and published script for The Transdimensional Couriers Union stage play.

    Includes:
    • Signed published script of The Transdimensional Couriers Union
    • Two tickets to the first Twin Cities screening
    • Original 8.5 x 11 promotional art by Erik Evensen
    • DVD of the completed film
    • Corporate logo stickers
    • Digital download of the completed film
    • Regular project updates
    • 3.5" embroidered Transdimensional Courier patch
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Leaked Corporate Secrets

    Get the inside scoop on all the corporate activities of Duinn Tech, with this USB trove of secret production information, including images, behind the scenes footage, old drafts of the script, and other supporting materials.

    Includes:
    • A USB drive of production secrets and inside material
    • Signed published script of The Transdimensional Couriers Union
    • Two tickets to the first Twin Cities screening
    • Original 8.5 x 11 promotional art by Erik Evensen
    • DVD of the completed film
    • Corporate logo stickers
    • Digital download of the completed film
    • Regular project updates
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $162 or more About $162

    Leaked Corporate Secrets + PATCH!

    ALL THE BENEFITS OF LEVEL $150 + A TRANSDIMENSIONAL COURIER PATCH

    Get the inside scoop on all the corporate activities of Duinn Tech, with this USB trove of secret production information, including images, behind the scenes footage, old drafts of the script, and other supporting materials.

    Includes:
    • A USB drive of production secrets and inside material
    • Signed published script of The Transdimensional Couriers Union
    • Two tickets to the first Twin Cities screening
    • Original 8.5 x 11 promotional art by Erik Evensen
    • DVD of the completed film
    • Corporate logo stickers
    • Digital download of the completed film
    • Regular project updates
    • 3.5" embroidered Transdimensional Courier patch
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Duinn Tech Employee Benefit Package

    Want to work for a forward-thinking company? Join the Duinn Tech workforce, and get your licensed Duinn Tech employee coffee mug, and invitations to mandatory full-staff team-building events (no overtime will be paid).

    Includes:
    • Invitation to the cast & crew screening & wrap party (MN/WI only)
    • A branded Duinn Tech mug
    • A USB drive of production secrets and inside material
    • Signed published script of The Transdimensional Couriers Union
    • Two tickets to the first Twin Cities screening
    • Original 8.5 x 11 promotional art by Erik Evensen
    • DVD of the completed film
    • Corporate logo stickers
    • Digital download of the completed film
    • Regular project updates
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $312 or more About $312

    Employee Benefit Package + PATCH!

    ALL THE BENEFITS OF LEVEL $300 + A TRANSDIMENSIONAL COURIER PATCH

    Want to work for a forward-thinking company? Join the Duinn Tech workforce, and get your licensed Duinn Tech employee coffee mug, and invitations to mandatory full-staff team-building events (no overtime will be paid).

    Includes:
    • Invitation to the cast & crew screening & wrap party (MN/WI only)
    • A branded Duinn Tech mug
    • A USB drive of production secrets and inside material
    • Signed published script of The Transdimensional Couriers Union
    • Two tickets to the first Twin Cities screening
    • Original 8.5 x 11 promotional art by Erik Evensen
    • DVD of the completed film
    • Corporate logo stickers
    • Digital download of the completed film
    • Regular project updates
    • 3.5" embroidered Transdimensional Courier patch
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Associate Producer & Private Screening

    Get in on the ground floor! Get an Associate Producer credit on the film, plus a private in-home screening for you and 3 guests with writer/director John Heimbuch, including live director commentary (MN & WI only).

    Includes:
    • Associate Producer credit in the film
    • Home screening for 4 guests w/ creator John Heimbuch (MN/WI only)
    • Invitation to the cast & crew screening & wrap party (MN/WI only)
    • A branded Duinn Tech mug
    • A USB drive of production secrets and inside material
    • Signed published script of The Transdimensional Couriers Union
    • Two tickets to the first Twin Cities screening
    • Original 8.5 x 11 promotional art by Erik Evensen
    • DVD of the completed film
    • Corporate logo stickers
    • Digital download of the completed film
    • Regular project updates
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    Executive Producer & Impulse Device

    Become part of the future! Get an Executive Producer credit in the film, plus an Impulse Device prop signed by cast & crew.

    Includes:
    • Executive Producer credit in the film
    • An Impulse Device signed by creator, cast, & crew.
    • Home screening for 4 guests w/ creator John Heimbuch (MN/WI only)
    • A branded Duinn Tech mug
    • Invitation to the cast & crew screening & wrap party (MN/WI only)
    • A USB drive of production secrets and inside material
    • Signed published script of The Transdimensional Couriers Union
    • Two tickets to the first Twin Cities screening
    • Original 8.5 x 11 promotional art by Erik Evensen
    • DVD of the completed film
    • Corporate logo stickers
    • Digital download of the completed film
    • Regular project updates
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (26 days)