Three gifted people are forced to deal with a new world that does not want them.
FROM THE DIRECTOR...DANIIL DEYCH
Hi! Thank you so much for visiting our campaign, and watching our promo video told from the eyes of the "Evolved." I really hope that you enjoyed it, but I bet that it may have left you with quite a few questions about what it is that you just watched. Let me try and answer some of them...without revealing too much.
In the spirit of Brave New World and 1984, the world of RESCUE is not a happy place. In a near future, a small percentage of the population "Evolved," and have developed various supernatural capabilities. Threatened by change, this society has come together to develop a special "Treatment" that would prevent further evolution as well as suppress the newly developed abilities of the "Evolved." The number of the "Evolved" is very small, and they had no choice, but to comply. Those who resisted "The Treatment" had Enforcers set upon them.
Our story begins 10 years after the introduction of the Treatment, and follows our three heroes - one has chosen to accept, one has chosen to fight, and the last must decide where his loyalties lie.
Being a huge fan of science fiction genre, a genre that at its purest is used to present universal and timeless ideas, I cannot wait to make my own contribution. However, this project is anything but my own. I am working among some of the most talented people I have ever met, and I cannot wait for you to meet them!
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
We are trying to raise 15,000 dollars to make this film. To an outsider, this might seem like a great deal of money, but in reality, we are actually considered an extremely low budget film. We have 3 rather lofty goals.
1. The most important goal is for us to pay our amazing cast and all the hardworking people behind the camera. High end equipment and fancy toys do not make good films on their own, but the people that know how to use them do. We are very excited to work with these professionals.
2. With that said, we do need some “toys.” Our estimated camera and lights package for one week of shooting is going run us in the vicinity of $6,000. That is no small chunk of change. Also all of the equipment will need transportation and safe storage, adding more to the production cost.
3. And last, but not least, we are shooting a sci-fi and we do need means of creating our vision of the dystopian future. We have on board with us an extremely talented Production Designer and she will have her hands full creating sets, costumes and props. All of that costs money. Not mention location permits and releases. We already have a beautiful theater that agreed to work with us, but like everything else in life it does not come for free.
We are also all about giving back to the people that help us and for that reason we are using the Kicking It Forward service to help us reach our goal. Check out their website, as it is a beautiful and simple idea.
FROM THE PRODUCER...LINDSAY-ELIZABETH HAND
My name is Lindsay-Elizabeth Hand, and I’m very excited to be producing and starring in this amazing film. What first attracted me to RESCUE was this story about survival, acceptance, and individuality. I love my character, Ember, and how she has not just adapted to this strange world around her, but she is now taking advantage of the system. I love all things Sci-Fi, but as an Actor/Producer, I have been unable to find a project that has inspired me as much as RESCUE. I am extremely excited to make this film with the talented people we have chosen to work on it with us!
In the last year, I have been
lucky enough to be cast in over 50 different Union and Non-Union projects here
in NYC. I am the Co-Founder and Artistic Director at Edge In Motion,
and my acting resume now includes a lead role in the new NBC Page Pilot,
National Commercials, acclaimed indie films, as well as appearances on WE, HBO,
FX, and Cartoon Network. RESCUE is next, and I am very excited to be a
part of this creative process! Help make this film a reality!
FROM THE PRODUCTION DESIGNER...MAGGIE STAPLETON
I came aboard RESCUE as the Production Designer after reading Daniil's compelling script. His dystopian vision began to take shape visually as I read, and the plot kept me holding on for more! The story, the characters, and the setting were crafted with care that was tangible. As a big fan of 1984, I was reminded of Orwell's nightmarish depiction of the future, and couldn't wait to sign on for the project.
As the designer, I felt that the aesthetic elements of the script could be played around with and ultimately used to create a very real, sometimes frightening depiction of this world. I am so happy to be working with Daniil, Lindsay, and the rest of our talented cast and crew to make this story come to life on screen.
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When it comes to fulfillment, every project has potential obstacles, from production delays to permits to collaborator mishaps. If setbacks do arise (we hope they don’t, but it happens!), we will tackle them full force because we want this film completed in a timely fashion for next year's festivals. RESCUE is "our baby;" a labor of love which will not be lost. We will do whatever it takes to have our vision realized.
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If you are located in the NYC area, you will receive a fancy dinner out on the town with the Producer and Director. You will also be our "Guest of Honor" at the RESCUE Wrap Party. In addition, you will receive an "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" credit on IMDB, any number of VIP Premiere tickets, a Blue Ray DVD of the finished film, and a copy of the original screenplay.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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