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About this project

 SECRET PHRASE: We Have Not Lost Hope!

(What Is this secret phrase all about?

Lost Hope aims to be a comedic sci-fi epic with mature themes and dramatic overtones. Lost Hope’s creators Jeff Saamanen and Natalie Harvey are shooting for the galactic stage in their satire of all things sci-fi.

Following the exploits of Clara Hope and her team after the unexpected destruction of earth, the inexperienced crew of the USS Hopeful will be forced to protect what remains of our species from the ever looming threats that exist in the vast depths of the unexplored universe.

Both as a couple and as creators, Jeff and Natalie have worked together over the past fifteen years towards their common goals, which include: A graphic novel called Worlds Beyond the Grave: The story of Fate, a live action pilot called 4Villains, a mini series called Hench’D20, and now Lost Hope.

Over the last few years, the two of them have dedicated themselves to completing pre-production of their first four part epic. This includes scripting, casting, voice-over recordings, full character rigs, 3D sets, props and more!

“We didn’t want to bring Lost Hope to Kickstarter empty handed, with just an idea and high hopes. We wanted to ensure we had a fully realized plan for production before asking for your help!”- Natalie Harvey

Lost Hope stars an international cast of talented actors, including Michael Hurst, best known for his role as Iolaus in Hercules and Xena, who also recently directed Ash Vs Evil Dead on Starz. Also involved is Marisha Ray who appears in Critical Role on Geek & Sundry, and Vince Caso who starred as Bladezz in Felicia Day’s series The Guild.

“We have lots of stories to tell, playing out as situations of interpersonal turmoil, as well as large-scale events set on the galactic stage. We want to dive deep into our characters backgrounds, and watch as they struggle to support one another during what may very well be their extinction. Their survival depends on cooperation and no short supply of sarcasm... okay mainly sarcasm.”- Jeff Saamanen

In a galaxy of full of awesome adventures, Lost Hope will stand above the rest. Watch their trailers, behind the scenes, making-of videos, and all things Lost Hope over at LostHope.tv

Have a Podcast, Blog or News Site? Want to interview our creators? Contact us here on Kickstarter!
Have a Podcast, Blog or News Site? Want to interview our creators? Contact us here on Kickstarter!

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When The World Ends, Their Journey Begins.
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We are well on our way, but we need your help to go the extra mile!
We are well on our way, but we need your help to go the extra mile!
Worlds Beyond the Grave - The Story of Fate follows a young alien named Fate who was betrayed by his people. Crash-landing on Earth, Fate befriends a feline he aptly names Fe, and the two cross the galaxy on a mission of redemption.
Worlds Beyond the Grave - The Story of Fate follows a young alien named Fate who was betrayed by his people. Crash-landing on Earth, Fate befriends a feline he aptly names Fe, and the two cross the galaxy on a mission of redemption.
Shipping is not required on any of our Digital-Only perk packages.
Shipping is not required on any of our Digital-Only perk packages.
All of our physical merchandise requires shipping based on your country, which you may select on checkout.
All of our physical merchandise requires shipping based on your country, which you may select on checkout.
Shipping is required for our bundles based on your country, and can be selected on checkout.
Shipping is required for our bundles based on your country, and can be selected on checkout.
Shipping is INCLUDED with all our Premium Perk Packages ($1200+)
Shipping is INCLUDED with all our Premium Perk Packages ($1200+)

We want to make a 4-part pilot that together makes a full 96 minute feature for you to enjoy. Our main goal of $30,000 only funds the 1st of 4 episodes. However, with your help, we can unlock awesome new perk upgrades and fund the remaining episodes together!

Check out our stretch goals below and their BONUS PERKS!

A detailed look at our perks and swag! Have a question regarding our perks? Feel free to contact us here on Kickstarter!
A detailed look at our perks and swag! Have a question regarding our perks? Feel free to contact us here on Kickstarter!
Our Backer Favorite - Metal USB DogTag, fully loaded with all of our digital content and Kickstarter-only rewards!
Our Backer Favorite - Metal USB DogTag, fully loaded with all of our digital content and Kickstarter-only rewards!

Lost Hope: Insult to Injury is a quickfire card game for 3-6 players. In our game, you each take on the role of one of our characters, winding down from a long day on mission in the mess hall with the others.  

While having a few drinks, you all begin to reminisce about the times each of you died on mission in a Mishap, adding Embellishments to increase the odds of the story ending in the characters death. 

Your fellow crew mate of whom is the center of the story, adds Plot Twists to change the narrative in their favour, while all other players can change the thread of the story by adding Insults and Injuries.

  • 108 Card Deck
  • 1 Rule Book
  • 3-6 Players
  • 20 min - 1 hour
  • Mature Themes (17+)
These 8.5 x 11 sized prints come mounted and laminated on 3/8" foam core. Each print comes hand signed by the creators.
These 8.5 x 11 sized prints come mounted and laminated on 3/8" foam core. Each print comes hand signed by the creators.

PERK FULFILLMENT SCHEDULE
We really wanted to outline our plan for perk fulfillment, and reassure you all that we have already developed and proofed our perks. We are ready to begin production & distribution upon the successful completion of this campaign.

All perks below will be sent with in 60 days after receiving your final backer survey.

  • Digital Poster Set
  • Shout-out On Twitter
  • Face on our Backer Wall
  • Digital print & Play edition of Lost Hope the Card Game

All perks below will be sent within 90 days after receiving your final backer survey.

  • All 8.5"x11" Signed & Mounted Prints will be shipped.
  • Custom 30 second message from the voice actor of your choice.

All perks not listed above will be shipping with the release of our first episode when it is completed.

NOTE ABOUT CUSTOM USB DOG TAG:
Our Custom USB DogTag will ship when the first episode is released and will contain the first episode and all the special features and digital goodies. All subsequent episodes from this campaign will be made available in advance for digital download to your USB.

Episode Release Schedule ( Tentative ) 

Should we meet our financial goals our projects timeline for production is as follows

Episode 1: Eight Months after completion of Successful Kickstarter campaign.

Episode 2: Six to Eight Months after the release of Episode 1.

Episode 3: Six to Eight Months after the release of Episode 2.

Episode 4: Six to Eight Months after the release of Episode 3.

The final release to the public will happen with the release of the 4th episode, releasing as a full 96 Minute feature! You as a Backer will have access to each episode in advance as they are completed!

Risks and challenges

1. Perk Fulfillment can have its run of issues as apparent from several mishaps across all crowdfunding platforms.

We have sidestepped this risk by developing all our perks ahead of time, offering each perk with proper shipping costs, and have been ensuring all aspects of fulfillment are met before any funding earned here on Kickstarter is allocated to production.

Further more We have created an account set aside from this campaign to put away our own funds to ensure any hiccups we encounter along the way will have a budget to help mitigate.

2.Costs per day for labor and the expensive infrastructure necessary for modern animation production, which can eat up all profits, and then some.

However using modern tool sets and a productive workflow we have managed to create a sustainable development pipeline to ensure we keep on task with a lean team of professionals. Our software integrates all aspects of our workflow into a single animation suite, allowing for a seamless transition from pre-production to full production.

And with both 3d & 2d managed and animated from with in one software package our work may be substantial, but made manageable for a smaller team!

3. The very high initial investment which must be made to get up and running, even a "garage" approach to animation takes some serious $$.

So we have gone ahead of this campaign and built all the required assets needed for this 4 part pilot. We have gone out of our way to mitigate risk, and streamline production should we be funded.

We have put so much work into prepping, even as we campaign here on Kickstarter we continue to work on the pilot out of pocket and home! We are determined to make this happen and feel we have prepared ourselves the best we can to jump into full production!

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.74

    Every backer gets a digital download of our 60 page graphic novel:

    Worlds Beyond the Grave: the Story of Fate

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    Your name and face the Backer Wall, seen on our official website LostHope.tv, a Shout-Out on Twitter and our Digital Posters Set!

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    A Digital Download of the Print-Yourself & Play copy of Lost Hope - The Card Game: Insult to Injury. This is a quickfire party-style game for 3-6 players.

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    In addition to access of our episodes as they are released, you also get:

    - Advance Access Behind-the-Scenes Content
    - Voice Actor V/O Session Reels
    - Wallpapers Set
    - All Kickstarter-only Digital Swag!

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    One of our 8.5"x11" Prints mounted on 3/8" foam core, laminated and signed by the creators! (Your choice of two prints)

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    Custom printed METAL USB DogTag!

    In addition to access of our full HD episode downloads, this USB DogTag comes fully loaded with our first episode, all behind-the-scenes voice-over content, digital swag and Kickstarter-only digital rewards!

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    You get a physical copy of:
    Lost Hope The Card Game : Insult to Injury

    108 cards and 1 rule book come in a beautifully designed Tuck Box shipped to your door!

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    WITH 8 additional character cards each HAND SIGNED by their respective voice actor!

    108 cards and 1 rule book come in a beautifully designed Tuck Box shipped to your door!

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    Includes: 1080p version of all funded episodes, special features, voice actor session reels, digital mini-posters, wallpapers, and a ton of other cool Kickstarter-only content!

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    One of our 8.5"x11" Prints mounted on 3/8" foam core, laminated and signed by the creators! (Your choice of two prints)

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    108 cards and 1 rule book come in a beautifully designed Tuck Box shipped to your door!

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    Custom message from the voice actor of your choice!

    Want a cool ringtone, custom voicemail message, or just want to hear the sweet sweet vocal musings of your favorite Lost Hope voice actor? Then this perk is for you!

    Max 30 seconds, content subject to approval.

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    One of our 8.5"x11" prints mounted on 3/8" foam core, laminated and signed by the creators! (Your choice of two prints)

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    Physical copy of Lost Hope: Insult to Injury Card Game!

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    An additional 8 character cards signed by their voice actor!

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    BOTH of our 8.5"x11" prints mounted on 3/8" foam core, laminated and signed by the creators!

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    Get our full "I WANT IT ALL" Bundle PLUS:

    Become a member of the crew!

    Our artists will get you to send us various angles of yourself as photo reference to create a full turnaround character model.

    Your character will become one of the of the survivors and crew members on board the USS Hopeful, to be featured throughout the show!

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    Get our full "I WANT IT ALL" Bundle PLUS:

    Get Executive Producer credit in all funded episodes of this campaign!

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    An exclusive 1 hour Google video hangout with the entire cast and crew, just for you!

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    Get our $1200 Join the Crew Bundle PLUS:

    Not only will you become a background character in the show, we will write and coordinate a recording session with you in your city and feature you as your character in an animated short with our entire cast!

    This short will be featured on our channel, website and in our special features!

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Funding period

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