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186 backers pledged £7,200 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you to everyone who has supported our film. As we have gone beyond our target we plan to shoot extra scenes. The more we raise now, the more we can shoot.

As a bonus, for anyone who backs Kaleidoscope Man with a pledge of over £30, I will send you a signed copy of my feature film, Written in Blood and a signed Kaleidoscope Man poster.

Anyone who backs the film for over £100, will also also receive a personal thank you video, a name check in the actors call out video, a copy of Written in Blood and a signed Kaleidoscope Man poster.

Many thanks.

Simon

Hi, I’m Simon Cox, the writer and director of a thrilling new science fiction movie called, Kaleidoscope Man.

When I was a child and saw the original Star Wars, I knew then that I wanted to be a film director and that some day I would make a sci-fi movie that would thrill, inspire and blow audiences away - just like Star Wars did for me... 

Well, after many years of development and a career in film and TV as a director and editor, Kaleidoscope Man is that sci-fi movie... 

WATCH THIS DEMO OF THE OPENING SCENE:

KALEIDOSCOPE MAN - THE STORY 

After the death of his young daughter, THOMAS DUNN is a man who has lost his faith. His life has crumbled and his confidence is shattered. But on this day he wakes to discover that MANDY, his loving wife is finally pregnant again. Maybe this is their chance to move away from the tragedy of the past and for him to find his faith again. 

But on his way to his job as a doctor at a care centre for people with mental health problems, Tom has a horrific vision; fire, destruction and the end of the Earth. 

Unbeknown to Tom, Mandy, who is a teacher at a primary school, has had the same vision. As Tom arrives at the care centre, he discovers that three of his patients have also had the same vision; HARRIET, an angry lady with a narcissistic personality disorder, FLOYD, a paranoid schizophrenic, and SAMANTHA, a goth and a manic depressive. 

Tom is baffled, why them? Fear and paranoia sets in as people across the world discuss the visions that only some of them have experienced. 

Then, like an omen of doom, a new star appears in the heavens. 

As telescopes point skywards, the people of Earth finally learn that they are not alone in the universe. The star is a gigantic spaceship. 

Tom wants out of the city, as quickly as possible and tries to call Mandy, but the two of them miss each others phone calls. As the sun sets, a small venomous four legged harvester spaceship attacks the hospital and abducts Tom, Floyd, Harriet and Samantha. 

The harvester races upwards and takes them aboard the mother-ship which hovers above the Earth. 

Tom, Floyd, Harriet and Samantha are forced into pods and then put into each others deepest thoughts and fantasies. 

Here they discover the horrific truth as to the visions, why they were abducted and why THEY were chosen. 

The mother-ship launches a massive assault on the Earth, sending out millions of harvester craft to collect up the inhabitants and put them in pods within the belly of the mother-ship. 

Tom discovers that he must look deep within himself to find not just his faith, but the wisdom and strength to save the human race from the horrors that threaten them. And somehow, he must do this with the help of his three patients. 

But first, he must save Mandy and their unborn child, as together they hold the future of the human race. The battle lines are drawn and the final stance for Earth is about to begin... 

PRODUCTION PLAN 

This is a big feature film, so we have broken the production down into phases which will make it easier to raise money for and for us to manage.

The separate phases are:

Phase 1 – B-Unit scenes (Shooting Feb – April 2013)

These are all the sequences that do not involve the main cast. However, each sequence is a lot of work and vital to the story. They include:

  • Scenes of crowds on streets as alien spaceships attack
  • Scenes in space observatory
  • Scenes with Children seeing Kaleidoscope Man
  • Scene with hero’s brother fighting off alien attack
  • Scene on International Space Station
  • Scene on 5th Avenue in New York
  • Scene with destruction of New York
  • 12 X Scenes of TV inserts to drop into the main film
  • CGI work of alien pod sequence and additional pre-vis work

We can build the necessary sets and shoot these scenes for a minimum of £5,000. If we could raise more though, it will mean we can push ahead with the CGI worked required.

The money we raise through this Phase 1 campaign will be used to pay the actors, the crew and to build two sets.

The other phases that we will be raising money for over the next few months are:

Phase 2 – Main Unit Shoot (May – July 2013)

Phase 3 – CGI (Feb – Nov 2013)

Phase 4 – Post production (Sept – Dec 2013)

Please note. We are also approaching business angels for financial help.

WANT TO BE ABDUCTED BY ALIENS..?

Check out the video below which shows the animation pre-vis for the alien abduction sequence. The numbered pods are 1st Class and the others (with windows) are 2nd class. To be in a pod in the final film - follow the instructions on the right hand side of the screen. If our campaign is successful we will send you full instructions of what we will need you to do.

KALEIDOSCOPE MAN REWARDS

Check out the video below for more information about the artwork rewards you will get for supporting Kaleidoscope Man:

WATCH THE WRITTEN IN BLOOD TRAILER (Simon Cox's début feature film):

The way Kickstarter works is that if we don’t reach our minimum target by the due date, we don't get anything (and you pay nothing). So please help by giving what you can and by telling your friends. 

Thank you for your support, I know times are tough and really appreciate you giving up your hard earned cash to help. This is a real dream for me and I PROMISE TO MAKE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN AN AWESOME MOVIE!!!

Keep the faith!

Simon

Here is a brand new promo you might enjoy:

Risks and challenges

The potential challenges I see are:

1. The film may take longer to complete than expected. To alleviate this, we have prepared a time table for each production phase of the film and will do our best to stick to it.

2. The other phases of the film may be problematic to raise funds for. This is the big one. If we are unable to raise funds for say, the main shoot, we could end up with only half a film. For this reason, we are also speaking to business angels about investment into the limited company we have set up, which takes advantage of the UK Governments SEIS tax incentive.

3. We may need to run other Kickstarter campaigns if we run over budget. This is worse case, but if we encounter expensive problems during the production, we may well consider asking our supporters for a little more help.

We will regularly update our supporters with photos and videos on our Facebook page and website, and if we run into trouble, we will tell you: www.facebook.com/KaleidoscopeMan www.kaleidoscopeman.com

The thing I would like to make clear is that we are very, very committed to getting this film made to the very highest quality standards possible. Our aim is to make a film that stands head and shoulders with films that come out of Hollywood, even though we are making a film on a very low budget in comparison, we will do whatever we need to do, to complete the film.

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 6

    BE AN EXTRA IN KALEIDOSCOPE MAN. Be an extra in a Kaleidoscope Man crowd scene (UK only). Join our Facebook page and we'll let you know when we are going to shoot our crowd scenes - so if you fancy it, come along and be in the film. www.facebook.com/KaleidoscopeMan

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    KALEIDOSCOPE MAN WALL OF LOVE. We'll put your name on the special 'Kaleidoscope Man WALL OF LOVE' on our website, then we'll blast it out once a week on Facebook (during our Kickstarter run) to show the world how fantastic you are. The WALL OF LOVE will stay on the website, even when the film has been released and be used as a part of the films overall marketing campaign.

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    HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie. This will be sent to you as soon as the film is released. You will also receive a downloadable Kaleidoscope Man film poster and we will put your name on the Wall of Love!

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    A SIGNED COPY OF SIMON COX'S FIRST FEATURE FILM, WRITTEN IN BLOOD ON DVD. A tense super natural thriller about a famous horror author who conjures up the spirit of a Victorian serial killer...

    Check out the trailer at the bottom of the page.

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    A SIGNED COPY OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN SCRIPT. This will be a hard copy of the script signed by Kaleidoscope Man writer and director, Simon Cox. You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released.

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    SIGNED COPY OF THE FINAL DVD. We will post a DVD copy of the final movie out to you when the official DVD is released. Signed by Simon Cox and the main actors.

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    A SIGNED COPY OF SIMON COX'S FIRST FEATURE FILM, WRITTEN IN BLOOD ON DVD and a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie. The Written in Blood DVD will be sent to you at the end of this Kickstarter run and the Kaleidoscope Man download will be sent to you as soon as the film is released. You will also receive a downloadable Kaleidoscope Man film poster and we will put your name on the Wall of Love!

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    Pledge £25 or more About US$ 31

    A PERSONAL THANK YOU VIDEO. Simon Cox will make you an individual and personal thank you video from the set of Kaleidoscope Man for you to show to your family and friends. Delivered in a HD wmv format. You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released.

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    SIGNED KALEIDOSCOPE MAN STORYBOARD PAGE. A high quality A3 poster with 5 fantastic colour storyboard illustrations. Signed by Simon Cox and the concept artist, Matt Allsopp. You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released.

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    HARVESTER STORM! A high quality A3 concept poster of a Harvester fighter in a storm, created by concept artist, Matt Allsopp. Signed by Simon Cox and Matt Allsopp. You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released.

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    COLLECTOR HARVESTOR! A high quality A3 poster, signed by Simon Cox and Matt Allsopp You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released.

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    HARVESTER STRIKES BACK! A high quality A3 poster, signed by Simon Cox and Matt Allsopp. You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released.

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    STORYBOARD TO SCREEN SHOTS. Two high quality A3 posters from the first special effects shots we did. Scene 1, shot 3a & and 3b, showing Simon's original pencil sketch, concept artist, Matt Allsopp's colour illustration, then a still from Screenburn Animations final effect shot. Signed by Simon & Matt. You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released.

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    ACTORS CALL OUT. We will get the actors to call out your name on the set as we make the film. This will be filmed and then edited into a montage of names for a short video that will be used to promote the movie when it is released - and the world will know that YOU helped us to make Kaleidoscope Man. This short film will be added to the Making Of section of the DVD. You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released and a HD DOWNLOAD OF THE CALL OUT VIDEO.

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    SIGNED COPY OF THE FINAL BLU-RAY. We will post a Blu-Ray copy of the final movie when the official Blu-Ray is released. Signed by Simon Cox and the main actors.

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    YOUR NAME ON THE END CREDITS OF KALEIDOSCOPE MAN. Your name will appear on the end credit ROLLER of the movie under the title "THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS".

    You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released.

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    ALIEN POD CAPTIVE - 2ND CLASS TRAVELLER. Send us a photograph of yourself and we'll put you in an alien pod and you'll be taken off to the stars. This is for a major special effects sequence in the film. We will also send you a high quality A4 still, in close up, of you in the pod. (you will receive an email from us with the exact details of how we will need the photograph). We will also give you a credit at the end of the film under the title of "POD CAPTIVES"

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    ALL 6 POSTERS:
    KALEIDOSCOPE MAN STORYBOARD PAGE,
    HARVESTER STORM,
    COLLECTOR HARVESTER,
    HARVESTER STRIKES BACK,
    2 X STORYBOARD TO SCREEN SHOTS,

    6 high quality A3 posters, signed by Simon Cox and Matt Allsopp.

    You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released.

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    YOUR NAME ON THE END CREDITS OF KALEIDOSCOPE MAN. Your name will appear on the end credit ROLLER of the movie under the title "ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS".

    You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released.

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    YOUR COMPANY NAME ON THE END CREDITS OF KALEIDOSCOPE MAN. Your company name will appear on the end credit ROLLER of the movie under the title "THANK YOU TO THE COMPANIES WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THIS FILM".
    You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released and an invite for 2 people to the UK Premiere.

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    ALIEN POD CAPTIVE - 1st CLASS TRAVELLER. Send us a photograph of yourself and we'll put you in an alien pod and you'll be taken off to the stars. Look at the alien pod captive pre-vis (below), these are the pods that ARE NUMBERED. This is for a major special effects sequence in the film. We will also send you a high quality A4 still, in close up, of you in the pod. (you'll receive an email with the exact details of how we will need the photograph). We will also give you a credit at the end of the film under the title of "POD CAPTIVES"

    You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released and an invite to the UK Premiere

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    A CO-PRODUCER CREDIT & YOUR COMPANY NAME ON THE END CREDITS OF KALEIDOSCOPE MAN . Your name and company name will appear on the end credits of the film as a Co-Producer and you will get an IMDB credit for you and your company. Example: JOHN SMITH (RED PRODUCTIONS). You will also receive a HD digital download of Kaleidoscope Man when the film is released and an invite to the UK première.

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    YOUR VERY OWN SCENE IN KALEIDOSCOPE MAN. (UK Only - Sorry). We have a scene in the film where people step out of their homes and look up into the night sky. We will come to you and film you and your family/friends/work colleges coming out of your home and looking up into the night sky. This will be used in a powerful montage in the final film. We will shoot this soon. We are happy for companies or organisations to be involved in this (larger groups welcome).

    You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released and an invite to the UK première.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT ON THE FRONT TITLES OF KALEIDOSCOPE MAN. Your name will appear on the front credits of the Kaleidoscope Man movie as an Associate Producer. You will get a credit on IMDB and a small part as an extra (UK only).

    You will also receive a HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE MAN movie when the film is released and an invite to the UK première.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT ON THE FRONT TITLES OF KALEIDOSCOPE MAN. Your name will appear on the front credits of the Kaleidoscope Man movie as an Executive Producer and you will get a credit on IMDB as well as a small part as an extra (UK only). You will be invited along to the edit suite and be shown an early cut of the film.

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