Hello to the internets!
We need you to help us realize a dream.
As you can learn from the accompanying video, Scourge is the about-to-be-very-real feature film that takes place over a hundred years after the fall of our civilization. It follows the arrival of a new threat that jeopardizes the already fragile tribal society of mankind's few survivors. The reason the movie is "about-to-be-very-real" is as follows:
- We created a great short from the epic story conceived of a long time ago by Andrew Tomlinson.
- We have an AMAZING art department that knew how to weave an intoxicating and exotic reality despite our lack of budget.
- All of the Executives and Producers we have shown it to have been knocked flat (One quote was "We have seen shorts that cost $200,000 that don't look this good". Our budget was food and fabric.)
Those Execs want to make the movie.
So why do we need you?
There are a few technical hurdles to cross before the project can be green-lit.
Since we are retaining creative and technical control of this project, we are responsible for putting the budget, breakdown, schedule and LLC (business) together to show that we can be trusted with this step up into the big leagues. We can be trusted. We're ready. But we are broke.
The cost of doing those things is out of our reach. A little over $10,000 out of our reach.
That's where you come in.
Rarely can even the most modest donation result in as large of a result.
If you help us, we can have these critical (boring, yes, but critical) items checked off. We can shine. This is what we have been working, training and growing towards for over a decade. Blood, sweat and tears is an understatement! Through it all, professionalism. And now, humility.
Please, if you value indie cinema, if you want to see new talent shine, if you love passion, commitment, drive... and dark epic dramatic fantasy.... please help.
And either way, thanks for reading this far! Please read on a bit more for a word from Andrew, the creator of Scourge!
From Andrew Tomlinson, Creator and Executive Producer of the Scourge project:
Foremost, I want to thank you for giving us the gift of your time and attention, as I am aware that there are many wonderful projects vying for attention on Kick-Starter.
SCOURGE has been a long running creative endeavor that I've been talking about and developing with my friends for about 7 years now. After carefully studying the state of the film industry in Michigan during the winter of 2010, my creative team of Tobias Dawson (Production Designer) and Audrey Lucero (Costume Director) decided that the time was right to try and make a go of it. I quickly asked for and received help from my long time friend and collaborator Jeff Morgan (Director, DP, Editor) and we set to making the proof of concept shoot a reality.
As a story, SCOUGE explores ideas that range from resource depletion, governing models, inalienable rights, the pursuit of power, and the value of the social contract. It's got some kicking undead too.... While we did have an inkling, the journey quickly became remarkable. People were consistently amazed at the quality and quantity of design in the project, and became even more interested when they found out what the project hoped to accomplish. The goal of the SCOURGE proof of concept was always to catapult as many people as possible into the active film industry, and we've earned ourselves a chance at that goal, but we need some help. If you could help us get to the next leg of our journey we would be both incredibly thankful and grateful!