Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 22, 2012.

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Help us make our spy thriller music video!

Let's cut to the chase: we're setting out to make a slick narrative music video and we need some help! It's easy: Our rewards are listed on the right. You click the one you want, and voilà! You're part of making some rad art!

A NARRATIVE APPROACH...

Into The Cold will be a music video, but done with a narrative short film approach. We're telling a story in hopes of echoing the song's themes cinematically. We have written an investigative thriller that captures a tragic Like Father, Like Son story. Within our family of spies, loyalty to the mission can outweigh loyalty to the family, with dire consequences.

Check out the song for yourself:

The rest of the album can be streamed here: Genetic Engines' Bandcamp

As part of our rewards (see right column), you'll see some of them include a free download of the whole Feed My Mind EP.

STYLE & INFLUENCE:

We have been inspired by classic spy and detective films (Alphaville, Le Samouraï, Touch of Evil), as well as later imaginings of the genre (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The French Connection, Munich). We will be capturing a highly-designed, beautifully-composed frame, delivering storytelling images that drive the story home, even without the use of dialogue. We will do this through our photography, production design, costumes, makeup, and performance.

WHY HELP US?

As we say in the video, we have gathered a team of professionals to work on the cheap. It is the definition of a passion project. Any little bit you can pitch in does wonders for us -- from getting a better camera package, all the way down to providing lunches for our dedicated crew. We do have some start-up money, but funds raised here will really enable us to make something special.

THANK YOU!

We are glad you checked out our project. If you're feeling inspired, please give us the joy of partnering with you in making our dream a reality. 

Sincerely, 

Justin Edwards - Writer/Director
Leslie Andrew Ridings - Producer
and Genetic Engines

This is a Black Noise Industries & Pseudobook Productions joint production.

SOME SAMPLE ART FROM PRE-PRODUCTION:

There will be elevators. And crime.
There will be elevators. And crime.
There will be escalators and mysterious figures.
There will be escalators and mysterious figures.
A sketch inspiration (Frenglish on purpose)
A sketch inspiration (Frenglish on purpose)

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    Our whole-hearted gratitude! Thanks so much!

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    Same as above (gratitude), plus 3 shout-outs on Twitter - from Pseudobook Productions, Black Noise Industries, and Justin Edwards (director), and maybe some bonus retweets to boot.

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    Same as above (gratitude, Twitter shout-outs), plus a free digital download of Feed My Mind, the new EP from Genetic Engines ("Into The Cold" is the 1st track).

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    Same as above (gratitude, Twitter shout-outs, EP download), plus a free digital download of the finished product - your very own copy of our music video experience!

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    Same as above (gratitude, Twitter shout-outs, EP download, final video download), plus an Executive Producer credit, which will be listed at the end of the finished product along with our cast and crew.

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