Recursion the Movie
Recursion the Movie
A film about the fight to stay human after an organic computer virus has transformed humanity into a race of networked zombies.
A film about the fight to stay human after an organic computer virus has transformed humanity into a race of networked zombies. Read more
About this project
Help us transform our movie trailer into a full-fledged feature film! The $125,000 we are raising will go toward the production and post production of the film. Production costs include materials for building sets, equipment rental, hiring actors and crew, and special effects. Post production includes recording costs, music licensing, digital effects, audio mastering, and cheetos (cheddar jalapeño).
***Update: Recursion the Movie was a staff pick on day one!!
Recursion is a cyberpunk sci-fi/suspense film about the end of humanity as we know it. In 2024, the nefarious biotech conglomerate Aristron Holdings develops a genetic upgrade for human beings. Their flagship product is a mind-machine link designed to revolutionize culture. This would have ushered in a new golden age for humanity, except one detail: the upgrade also reverts humans to digitally networked, primal-instinct-driven killing machines! As the organic computer virus works its way through the population, a small group of survivors bands together to fight for their lives.
The title 'Recursion' makes reference to the act of a computer program that can affect its own structure - in this case, humans change their DNA, life's biological source code.
Who are we?
Tim Sparks (left) is the owner and operator of Sparks Bros Media. For two and a half years he has been filming weddings, commercials and creating his own short films. Sparks has a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and Electronic Media from Colorado State University of Pueblo. During this time he has screened a film at the Indie Spirit Film Festival in Colorado Springs. He was also nominated for the 'Excellence in Film' category in the 2012 Pikes Peak Arts Council Awards and has also won two 'Best of Festival' awards in his home town of Pueblo, Colorado.
David Hartkop (right) is a freelance special effects artist and and cinematographer living in Pueblo, Colorado. He found his interest in videography in high-school, shooting and editing programs for public access television in northern Michigan. Hartkop holds a BA in Film Production and Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He worked in the entertainment industry for eight years, editing, shooting, and creating special effect sequences for music videos and commercials. Productions include Nelly's video for "Hot In Here" for MTV European release, Eminem and Obie Trice in "Rap Name". He also consulted for McCartney Multimedia to assemble a personal videography studio for Writer/Actor John Cleese of Monty-Python fame. He has experience with film and video for commercials, shorts, and feature films.
The gnarly sound track you heard throughout the Recursion trailer is a song entitled 'Heart-Break' by Celldweller. Many thanks go out to the Celldweller team for working with us on this. You can hear the track here via Soundcloud:
We connected with Trev of Negative Earth early on, and are working with him to score the feature film. Listen to more music by Negative Earth on Soundcloud:
We have lots of great rewards at different levels! Please read through them carefully. If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to write us anytime!
Watch the trailer in HD!
Risks and challenges
With any feature length production there are risks that come along with it. We have best estimated the amount of time after we are funded that it would take to complete the film. But, because of unknowns there is the risk that during any point there could be delays.
Another risk with a full length film is exceeding your budget. One way you avoid this is by knowing what equipment you have and are going to use. This allows you to plan accordingly for the rest of the film. You can always get a better camera, but knowing when you have the right tools and sticking to it will save you from lots of headaches later on.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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