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A thought-provoking science fiction short film that examines a future where social media dominates every moment of our lives.
A thought-provoking science fiction short film that examines a future where social media dominates every moment of our lives.
284 backers pledged $44,222 to help bring this project to life.

'Hashtag' Making Progress!

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Hello friends!

Director Ben here with an update on Hashtag. Good gosh golly have we been busy!

Pre-production... DONE!
Principle Photography... DONE!
Rough Cut... DONE!
Editing... UNDERWAY!

Thanks to a wonderful cast, an awesome crew, and the the support of our intrepid Backers, we completed Hashtag principle photography on March 12th! Filming took place on two fabulous stages, IllusionLuka Studios in Burbank, and Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood. Our first four days at IllusionLuka were February 19-22 and then at Gnomon March 12th. Gigi Edgley, Erryn Arkin, and Simone Alex were joined by Todd Tucker, Michael Anthony, and Lucas Bessey for cameo appearances. We also had some awesome background actors including our composer Joe Terrana and his wife Linae.

It was also great to meet our Invite Level Backers on the set! They met the crew and cast of Hashtag, had lunch with Gigi, Jyotika and myself, and saw the filmmaking process first hand.

And now, the long road ahead! We have completed a rough cut of the film and are now working to refine it. Once the edit is complete, it's onward to visual effects, motion graphics, ADR/looping, sound design and editing, music, and color correction. I must note that this process will take time! We want to make the best film possible and this is a complex science fiction project with several layers and elements. That means the coordination of many parts and people to harmonize into a most excellent chorus. Be steadfast! Once we've completed the film, there are several more processes to complete including converting the film to different formats, authoring the DVD and Blu-ray, editing the special features, and creating all the remaining Backer rewards of awesome!

Thank you very much again to our cast, crew, Backers, and supporters! Off we go!

Sincerely,
Ben
Director, Hashtag

One more on-set selfie: Deke Kincaid, Ben Alpi, Jyotika Virmani, and Gigi Edgley.
One more on-set selfie: Deke Kincaid, Ben Alpi, Jyotika Virmani, and Gigi Edgley.
Jo Davis, jeni edgley, and 9 more people like this update.

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      christian wilson on July 24, 2015

      I was appy to meet the cast crew and have lunch with Gigi, Jyotika and Ben. Can't wait to see the finished product.

    2. Clare Millar on July 13, 2015

      Awesome! I am so looking forward to see the finish product.

    3. Runic Films 2-time creator on May 14, 2015

      Thanks Paul!

      Hello Jo! Yes! Our composer Joe Terrana was with us on set to get a feel for the film and will be involved throughout post production to compose the music as well as perform at least portions of it. Thanks for your question!

      -Ben

    4. Jo Davis on May 13, 2015

      would love to know if you are also doing the music

    5. Paul Rabogliatti on May 11, 2015

      Glad to hear this is coming along. Thanks for the update. Choosing Gigi was brilliant. Can't wait to see the final product!