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A man creates a cardboard spaceship, goes to another planet to dispose of a mysterious object, & battles an ALIEN MONSTER!
A man creates a cardboard spaceship, goes to another planet to dispose of a mysterious object, & battles an ALIEN MONSTER!
A man creates a cardboard spaceship, goes to another planet to dispose of a mysterious object, & battles an ALIEN MONSTER!
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THE SPACEMAN - A Stop-Motion Space Adventure!

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 Let’s build a cardboard spaceship!

THE SPACEMAN is a black and white short film that mixes live-action and stop-motion animation together to create a visually striking, fun-filled adventure.

I will be utilizing lots of practical effects:

  • miniatures
  • cable animatronics
  • set design
  • puppets
  • camera tricks

This project is very dear to my heart and I am going to do everything I possibly can to make THE SPACEMAN come to life. It is strongly inspired by the films of Michel Gondry, Tim Burton, and the adventurous tone of Star Wars. If you ever pretended to build a spaceship out of cardboard as a kid then you know where I’m coming from.

I have a clear vision of where I want to bring this film, but I need support to do so.

HELP ME FINISH THE STORY

I’ve already put a lot of my own personal funds into THE SPACEMAN and friends have volunteered their time to build this world with me, but as the movie developed I realized it could be so much more. I simply don't have the means to do this alone. To accomplish the final scenes I will need your help.

Here is where the Kickstarter funds will be placed: 

  • A miniature stop-motion set of the forest planet.
  • Materials for props
  • A life-sized Spaceship Corridor Set
  • Puppet Tentacles
  • Film Festival Submission Fees

Expected Release Date: January 2015

If you’d like to see my last stop-motion film WORMHOLES click here.

NOW, LET'S CHECK OUT THE REWARDS!

Risks and challenges

Making a film is never easy and Stop-Motion is a very meticulous form of animation. The biggest risk is that the film will take longer than expected. Sometimes puppets break and shots need to be re-animated.

Post-production is another potential reason for delays. Creating the score, Sound FX, and final touches to the Visual FX is quite a process. I want THE SPACEMAN to meet my full expectations and this can take some time.

To meet this challenge, and deliver the film on time, I will be collaborating with talented artists and friends, who along with myself will bring years of experience in filmmaking, props, set design, music production, and storytelling to achieve our unified goal.

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    A special thank you credit in the film!

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    The Spaceman mystery button set (includes two 1" buttons) plus a special thank you credit in the film!

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    Digital download of the soundtrack with a special video message and thank you credit in the film!

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    Digital download of the movie plus a special thank you credit in the film!

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    DVD signed by the director and actor! (Plus all above)

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    Unique hand drawn & signed illustrated postcard by Josh Funk! (Plus all above)

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    The Spaceman Limited Edition T-shirt! (Plus all above)

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    A Signed Poster!

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    The Spaceman Limited Edition illustrated archival digital print!

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    PRODUCER CREDITS IN THE FILM and on IMDB! Plus limited edition archival digital print, a signed poster, your name in the credits, limited edition T-shirt, unique hand drawn & signed illustrated postcard, DVD signed by the director and actor, and mystery button set.

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    PRODUCTION PHOTO BOOK (with behind the scenes artwork, storyboards, and photos)! Plus PRODUCER CREDITS IN THE FILM and IMDB! limited edition archival digital print, a signed poster, your name in the credits, limited edition T-shirt, unique hand drawn & signed illustrated postcard, DVD signed by the director and actor, and mystery button set.

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    NAME THE ALIEN MONSTER !!!

    Plus PRODUCTION PHOTO BOOK (with behind the scenes artwork, storyboards, and photos)! Plus PRODUCER CREDITS IN THE FILM and IMDB! limited edition archival digital print, a signed poster, your name in the credits, limited edition T-shirt, unique hand drawn & signed illustrated postcard, DVD signed by the director and actor, and mystery button set.

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