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From the world of endless imagination to the big screen, Numenera comes alive. Brought to you by Valdes/Eriksdotter & Monte Cook Games.
From the world of endless imagination to the big screen, Numenera comes alive. Brought to you by Valdes/Eriksdotter & Monte Cook Games.
From the world of endless imagination to the big screen, Numenera comes alive. Brought to you by Valdes/Eriksdotter & Monte Cook Games.
708 backers pledged SEK 338,988 to help bring this project to life.

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Wohoo!! WE'RE FUNDED!! We just passed 100% and we're still 52h left! Let's reach some stretch goals! The stretch goals will help to make the film even more awesome!

Keep reading or head over to our reward section for some Numenera goodies!

Announcing a stretch goal!

$45,000 (~kr375,000) STRECH GOAL -

Render power!
In order to reach our maximum creative capacity and deliver the best film possible, we need to enhance our render power. This will partly allow us to have access to an off site render farm, sending off some of the more heavy shots to render quickly for better creative control.

And also:

Joan will answer ten film-related questions, can be about Numenera: Strand, visual effects or movies in general, based on the best 10 questions backers send us. Hit us with your best shot!

Plus, everyone at the DVD VIEWER and above will receive a postcard size still frame, autographed by Joan! 

Now, for some awesome add-ons!

Interested in exploring the Numenera roleplaying game? We have several titles available in PDF format as add-ons. Add-ons are rewards that you add to your existing reward level by increasing the amount of your pledge. (So, for example, to add on the Numenera corebook, simply increase your pledge by kr165 more than the backer level you’ve selected.) We’ll ask you what the extra money is for after the Kickstarter campaign is over.

Numenera corebook PDF (kr165 ~$20.00): This lavishly-illustrated 416-page corebook contains all the rules of the Numenera roleplaying game, along with a detailed overview of the Ninth World, Numenera’s setting. It includes adventures, creatures, and loads of mind-blowingideas and incredible artwork. Other than some dice, a pencil, and a few friends, it’s everything you need to play the RPG or delve into the world of Numenera: Strand!



Numenera Player’s Guide PDF (kr65 ~$8.00): Create characters, explore the setting, and learn the basic rules in this inexpensive player’s alternative to the Numenera corebook. It’s perfect for getting a taste of the game, having an extra rules and setting reference on hand at the gaming table, or for game masters to hand to new players. If you don’t have Numenera, at least one player needs the corebook for the full experience—but this is a handy quick-reference alternative for the basic rules, including creating characters.



Ninth World Guidebook PDF (kr150 ~$18.00): The Numenera corebook unveils the Steadfast and the Beyond, but there’s much more to the Ninth World. The Ninth World Guidebook explores additional lands hinted at in the corebook, opens all-new territories, and adds even more detail to those already touched upon. It’s 256 pages of incredible ideas and unbelievable artwork that explores even more of the Ninth World.



Weird Discoveries PDF (kr85 ~$10.00): Weird Discoveries (to be released in April) gives you ten exciting, exotic adventures for use with the Numenera RPG. The best bit? An innovative new way of presenting and describing the adventures makes them playable with virtually no prep time. In about the time it takes to set up a board game, a GM could prepare completely to run any of these.

Own some of these awesome Numenera books but also be part of making our Numenera movie! Head over to the reward section to be part of Numenera history.

SOME OF OUR FUN REWARDS

The Blu-Ray.

We've decided to add a DVD copy to every Blu-Ray box for those of you don't own a Blu-Ray player. This way you can you keep it for the future should you want to see the movie and Blu-Ray extras in all of its HD glory or just stick the good old DVD.This will be available at the BLU-RAY VIEWER level.

The prop.

You know you want to own it. And at the COLLECTOR level you can! The original prop handmade by our prop master Linnea Hermansson. There are only 4 of these available and they are pretty awesome. 

The storyboard.

Practice on your Swedish or go for a good ol' English version. Both are available. You can get this at the ONLINE FOLLOWER level.

The script.

This you can also receive in Swedish or English. This will be available at the ONLINE FOLLOWER level.

The poster.

Own this awesomeness at the BLU-RAY FOLLOWER level.

Last but not least, a cool PDF of the costume design sketches.

This is available to you at the DEDICATED FOLLOWER level.

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Film, gaming, fantasy and sci-fi. Is this a dream come true? Numenera: Strand is the project that contains all that and more. This film is brought to you by Valdes/Eriksdotter & Monte Cook Games.

Numenera: Strand is a 6-minute fantasy/sci-fi short film that started as a filmmakers dream about a year ago. Today that dream is close to coming true. The film takes place in a fantasy world based on Monte Cook Games’ Numenera, a roleplaying game that takes you to the ends of your imagination.


A drifter/scavenger roams a desolate beach in an imaginary world looking for useful items and stumbles upon an unusual item. This starts a chain of events leading to an experience that changes the very essence of his being.


As a filmmaker I'm constantly creating stories and worlds in my head. I saw how the endless possibilities in the game could translate to a movie adventure so I wrote a simple story of a drifter, exploring his surroundings. The world he is in is so vibrant that it feels hostile, a dangerous surrounding unable to be tamed.

I loved the concept of creating a narrative within a group and being completely immersed by an imaginary world of ones own creation. I was inspired by the game and the escapism of a whole new and unexplored world, and that led to the creation of the short film Numenera: Strand.

I was inspired by the game and the escapism of a whole new and unexplored world, and that led to the creation of the short film Numenera: Strand. I wanted to bring the game alive into a visual adventure of exploration.

Monte Cook's Ninth World is such a incredibly creative achievement mainly because it allows for unlimited possibilities while still remaining credible as a plausible world.

I wrote a simple story of a drifter, exploring his surroundings, a native of the Ninth World. The world is so vibrant that it feels hostile, a dangerous surrounding unable to be tamed.

We started pre-production early 2014 on our spare time and on our own limited budget. At the same time, unknown to us, Monte Cook Games was looking to connect with a filmmaker to produce a short film. We found each other in late 2014, and we’re all very excited about the collaboration.

WHO WE ARE

Along with the Monte Cook Games’s group we have an awesome team working together to complete this journey. We are:

- Ramtin Parvaneh, The Drifter, graduated from the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2011. Since then, he’s appeared in numerous plays and films. His resume includes Stockholm’s City Theatre, the award winning short film Händelse vid bank and the tv serie's Kommissarie Winter.

- Joan Manuel Urquiaga Valdes, the director, has been working as a visual effects artist for almost a decade, trying to move closer to answering the question of ”what else is there". His work includes the short film ”Renaissance” (2014) that premiered at the SCI FI London International Film Festival.

- Niclas Sandberg is a Gothenburg based cinematographer. This is his third project working together with Joan Manuel Urquiaga Valdes. He shot Joan's sci-fi short Renaissance in 2014.

WHERE WE ARE NOW

We shot most of the film in early 2014 and we have a rough cut going in to post-production. We spent two cold, windy and rainy days on the beach putting together our 6-minute short. The ice had just melted and we had excellent conditions, or lets say the conditions were excellent for giving us a beautiful image. For the crew it was a challenging shoot having to work in just above freezing temperatures and stormy weather. In the end we got almost all of the shots we wanted and are hoping to complete shooting with the collaboration of our supporters.

WHAT IS THIS kr THAT YOU SPEAK OF?

Because we're launching our Kickstarter out of Sweden we have had to provide all our currency in Swedish kronor. Our funding goal is at kr290,000 SEK which translates to ~ $35,000. But don't be alarmed, we've written out the US dollar currency in the reward box below the pledge so that you can see what each reward translates to in dollars! As the currency stands today $1 will give you about 7kr.

That being said, here's a quick breakdown for shipping costs as well as an adjustment for the currency conversion in a couple of the rewards.

Reward #5: DVD viewer

Rest of world: kr80 SEK ~ $10

EU: kr50 SEK ~ $6

Reward #6: DVD follower

Rest of world: kr80 SEK ~ $10

EU: kr50 SEK ~ $6

The pledge conversion from kr 450 SEK amounts closer to ~ $54

Reward #7: Blu-ray viewer

Rest of world: kr80 SEK ~ $10

EU: kr50 SEK ~ $6

The pledge conversion from kr 500 SEK amounts closer to ~ $60

Reward #8: Blu-ray follower

Rest of world: kr125 ~ $15

EU: kr70 SEK ~ $9

The pledge conversion from kr 600 SEK amounts closer to ~ $72

Reward #9: Dedicated follower

Rest of world: kr125 ~ $15

EU: kr70 SEK ~ $9

The pledge conversion from kr 1000 SEK amounts closer to ~ $120

We apologize but the shipping prices for below reward is incorrect. This are the correct shipping costs.

Reward #11: Blu-ray explorer

Rest of world: kr125 ~$15

EU: kr70 ~ $9

Sweden: kr50~ $6

Exchange rates fluctuate all the time, usually by just a couple percent or so, but there are no guarantees. If you are outside of Sweden, the amount you are charged will be based on the exchange rate for your currency at the moment the campaign ends.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO

We believe a successful short film could lead to the making of a larger production one day while also drawing more fans into the Ninth World. Want to see a feature film based on Numenera or The Strange some day? There’s never been a feature based on a roleplaying game before, let’s see it happen. We could be the new Superman or X-Men! This is a great stepping stone to that reality.

We wanted to bring the game alive into a visual adventure of exploration. And now we are actually here. Together with all your help we are heading for finalization of this film. Let’s make this dream come true.

Risks and challenges

RISKS & CHALLENGES

We would love nothing more than to make the most awesome movie ever, but there’s always a risk that we won’t bring in the best talent due to budget constraints.

Fortunately we’ve shot most of the movie and are hoping that with your support that we’ll be able to put the best effects on our movie, reflecting the wonder and weirdness of the Ninth World as accurately as possible.

We hope you’re as excited as we are about completing this film.

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    Explore the Ninth World in depth! All the perks of the ONLINE VIEWER and ONLINE FOLLOWER levels, plus a PDF copy of the new Ninth World Guidebook—a beautifully-illustrated, 256-page book that explores the places, cultures, and creatures of the Numenera setting. (It’s a $20/kr165 retail value!)

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    You’re actually invited to BOTH events, if you love to travel!!

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