UPDATE #3 : STRETCH GOAL REVEAL : RETROGAMING SEQUENCE PREVIEW !
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UPDATE #1 : MESSAGE VIDEO
CYBORG : DEADLY MACHINE is a short film tribute to 80s/90s action movies & science-fiction. It's written and directed by MaseBrothers.
Story : In an apocalyptic future, Stacy and a group of resistance fighters try to find Alex Rayne, a simple chef who could annihilate the Cyborgs army created by Magnatron Corp., a powerful organization controlled by machines. A Cyborg of the latest generation, the C-9000, is running after them with the mission to eliminate Alex including any human life...
Masebrothers is a team of friends who love pop 80s/90s movie, television and music.
For our new project "Cyborg : Deadly Machine", we want to make a respectful tribute to science-fiction movies like it was in the late 80s and beginning of 90s. Fascinated by the future of James Cameron's "The Terminator" we have naturally chosen to situate our action in a very similar post-apocalyptic world. We absolutely wanted to capture the aesthetic of those era.
Here are some of our references : Predator (John McTiernan), Nemesis (Albert Pyun), Hardware (Richard Stanley), Terminator 1 & 2, Aliens (James Cameron), RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven) and Class 1999 (Mark L. Lester).
So we produced during the year 2018 a trailer to present the universe, the characters and the look of the short-film which will last about thirty minutes. Some scenes have already been done but we still have 75% of the film to produce.
Music is a big part of our production. The soundtrack will be composed by Meteor & Fixions, two artists we admire and with whom we worked on our previous project "Rage of Fire 2". We want to create a musical contrast between human and machine, so outrun music with dark synth element will be match perfect with our universe, and those talented artist are the perfect goal for this.
In the year 2039, the war between the eastern world and the western world is raging. Magnatron Corp. has created Cyborgs soldiers in order to make war instead of men. But the cyborgs have turned against their creators and decimated half of the world's population. Their goal: The extinction of the human race ...
Groups of survivors have appeared and are trying to destroy the machines responsible for the chaos on earth.
A nuclear weapon is hidden in the heart of the secret city at the origin of the manufacture of the new cyborgs.
Alex Rayne, former chef converted into mercenary is accompanied by Barry an I.A. of first generation, who know where to find the location of the Magnatron factory. A group of resistance fighters led by a woman, Stacy, set out to find Alex and convince him to participate to the annihilation of the machines. But a last-generation Cyborg, the C-9000 is running after them...
The main character, former cook turned into solitary mercenary. He lives with Barry an I.A. he found on a breakage . He is driven by one thing, cooking, and travels the world to find quality spices in order to make the perfect tomato sauce. He is also a weapon expert.
Leader of a small group of resistance fighters, who's looking to find Alex to locate Magnatron and make the final assault. She's afraid of nothing, and she's a true leader. She lost all her family during the war against machines and she's determinate to take is revenge from them.
I.A that once worked on the Magnatron project and was later condemned to live in an old monitor. Found in a breakage by Alex Rayne, and holder of Magnatron Headquarter location. Barry will help the resistant against machines.
The scientist who's working on the project to exterminate Magnatron Corp. It's a Swiss army knife and a computer genius.
Cyborg C-9000 :
This is the latest Cyborg model developed by Magnatron Corp. It is an assassin sent to the field to exterminate the human resistance. It's different from the Combat Cyborgs which are covered with a synthetic human skin and an aluminum exoskeleton. It is more resistant and more technologically efficient. It is recognizable by his long coat, military equipement and has one arm armed with steel claws.
We absolutely wanted to respect at best the aesthetics of the 80s / 90s science-fiction movie, it necessarily goes through a particular care to the SFX and character designs and particularly to our Cyborg, where we need to create elements of the body as well as an animatronic, props and makeup FX. We also wanted to presents our apocalyptic world with miniature models like it was on "The Terminator" inspired by the work of Gene Warren (The Terminator) or Phil Tippet (RoboCop).
The budget will be used partly to pay these talented artists to design all these visual effects, but also the different production costs and of course all the rewards.
Here is where your money goes :
If the campaign is a success the film released for free thru our Youtube channel !
Here an example of what we could expected for a stretch goals :
Don't hesitate to contact us if you want to contribute to the movie : firstname.lastname@example.org
The indie collective MaseBrothers directed from two years now, on his YouTube channel, tributes videos to the Pop Culture of the 80s and 90s from Action Retro movie to retrogaming , television, even toys from their childhood.
Here is a 1 min taste of our work
Mathieu CAILLIERE and Jérémy VAZZOLI, the creators of "CYBORG: DEADLY MACHINE", are respectively from the audiovisual and graphic medium and together with Sébastien PETITJEAN form the 3 thinking head of the collective MaseBrothers. They work in the video production, editing, motion design and graphic design sectors. Here are some examples of achievements:
Rage of Fire 2
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Risks and challenges
CYBORG : DEADLY MACHINE is a true love letter of sci-fi movie especially the movie "The Terminator" by James Cameron. We spent one full year of the making of the trailer, we involved our personal money and time to make this a reality. The good news is that we have a few scene on the box. Location of shooting is ready to welcome us and our team is lock n' load to shoot the movie!
We have also already teamed up with a qualified partner to print and handle the reward products to this project!
Thanks for reading , hope you will like it and will help us to make this dream come true!
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