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A visually stunning, dark, futuristic thriller. The full length realization of the critically acclaimed short film Sight.
A visually stunning, dark, futuristic thriller. The full length realization of the critically acclaimed short film Sight.
277 backers pledged $96,425 to help bring this project to life.

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VFX legend Jayse Hansen joins our team as an Executive Producer and Sr. Art Director!!  

Jayse Hansen's selected work
Jayse Hansen's selected work

The Avengers, Star Trek, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Ender's Game are just some of the films that Jayse Hansen is known for working on. Jayse is world famous for his iconic futuristic user interfaces, and we can't wait to collaborate with him! 
 

Liked the visuals on Sight? with Jayse's design superpowers, SIGHT:Extended's visuals will be NEXT LEVEL!

SIGHT:Extended is a stunning, Augmented Reality themed Sci-Fi thriller.  

It takes place in a future around the corner, where smart contact lenses have replaced our smartphones. In this future, Augmented Reality has taken over our lives. Holograms and interfaces are warped over the real world. 

SIGHT:Extended is the larger adaptation of the short film 'Sight' by Eran May-Raz and Daniel Lazo. 

In 2012, we (two broke graphic design students) created Sight as our graduation project from Bezalel academy of arts in Israel. Sight explored thought provoking themes such as gamification, free will and morality in a world where augmented reality is the new norm.   

When we uploaded it online, we weren't really ready for what that followed - The film quickly went viral. A couple million views later, it was featured in major publications and starred in many festivals. Our inbox started getting flooded with emails with questions about Sight and our future plans for it - people wanted to see more. That's when the dream to turn Sight into a longer film was born. 

If you haven't seen Sight yet, here it is: 

SIGHT:Extended will not be a direct sequel to the original short film. Rather, it will be a new and bigger story, based on the world and the themes presented in Sight. 

The story revolves around Patrick, who suffers from Agoraphobia and social anxiety. He has never been able to walk more than 1 mile away from his home.

Tired of being a social outcast, he starts using a new AI powered operating system, that promises to circumvent his anxieties and to guide him towards his life goals. It does so by gamifying everything, turning his daily actions and decisions into a fun engaging game. 

But while the AI helps him become more socially active and pushes him to be more adventurous in his decision making, it also creates a massive dependency, to the point where Patrick is completely hopelessly addicted to it.

We LOVE films and video games. SIGHT was heavily influenced by both. With SIGHT: Extended we're going to take it ever further. 

SIGHT:Extended is a labor of love for us. We've been developing it for years in our spare time. Even though we had to make a living and work full-time, the work on SIGHT:Extended never ceased. 

Sight's story is far from over, and there is so much more to explore in the world of SIGHT:Extended. We are obsessed with how technology is changing our lives, our relationships and social norms. 

Many people were mortified by watching the original Sight and the world it portrayed. Others were excited and asked when is it coming already?

And us? We were delighted to see how widely split opinions were and how much discussion it sparked. The fact that the original Sight ended in somewhat of a cliffhanger, is also due to the limited time and resources we had back then. We hardly touched the tip of the scope of the story that can be told. 

If Sight inspired so much reaction with 7 minutes, imagine what it can do with 35 or more...

Shortly after Sight became viral, we were approached by various Hollywood agents and producers seeking to aid us with our dream of turning Sight into a film. 

We were ecstatic! but also very inexperienced and optimistic. very quickly we started putting a new story together with hopes being able to secure funding for an indie film. 

But, as we discovered, the wheels of traditional filmmaking turn very very slowly. Also, we learned that traditional investment in film comes at the cost of creative control. As two young directors we were offered to sell the rights to the film, or tell a very different story from what we intended. 

That's why Kickstarter is the best platform to get SIGHT:Extended made. We want fans of the original Sight to get what they've been asking for. 

 We want to tell a great story, without compromising our vision. 

With the traditional pipeline, its simply impossible for us to do. 

Even indie films could easily cost a couple million dollars to make. Fortunately, years of working as freelance video directors allowed us to hone our craft and learn how to make a lot with very little. we managed to refine our budget into the very minimum required to produce something as ambitious as this. We're not paying ourselves. Most likely everyone else involved will be working for far less than the industry standard, because we all fiercely believe in this project. Every dollar you give will go directly on screen. Currently we're budgeting for a 35 minute long film but,

If we exceed our goal, we'll be able to assemble an even bigger team and deliver a longer and more visually rich film. 

Putting SIGHT:Extended on Kickstarter is a way to give everyone an opportunity to get involved. 

Sight became popular because of the internet. Without your interest and support, the idea for SIGHT:Extended would not come into existence. No matter the outcome, we just want to say thank you to everyone who took their time to watch our work and support us. 

We know you're really here to watch SIGHT:Extended when it's finished in it's full glory. However, we want to offer you some cool items to sweeten the deal. Check out the panel on the right with all our different perk tiers. Some will even allow you to immortalize yourself in the film!  

We're Daniel Lazo & Eran May-Raz, an award winning filmmaker duo, VFX artists and AR experts, originally from Israel.

After the success of Sight, we opened our film studio - Robot Genius, where we spend our days doing commercial videos and our nights working on Sight Extended. 

during the last couple of years, we were fortunate enough to work with people and companies like Samsung and Facebook that are on the bleeding edge of the AR and VR industry and with people who are working on the very technology that Sight featured. We were even fortunate enough to direct one of the first story telling experiences in AR and showcase it in the 2017 Sundance festival

Sight has completely changed our lives. It jump-started our careers and set us on this incredible journey from Israel to the US with one huge goal - to turn Sight into a full length film. Today after working as filmmakers for the past 7 years, we're confident we can take on and execute this massive project. 

Whether it's $10 or $10000, your donation is HUGELY appreciated and we thank you in advance for giving. If you're not able to donate financially, we can still really use your help. 

Please TELL YOUR FRIENDS about this film! 

Post, update, tweet, email and share this campaign with as many people as you're willing. You never know who might be in the position to bring life to this story. you can use the following social media sites to connect with us and spread the word: Facebook, Instagram.

The more social media shares & Likes, the higher the likelihood of increased exposure and and attracting more backers.


 Project Updates: 


7/28/2019

There are amazing, visionary and generous people out there, who really want so see SIGHT:Extended happen!

 Your pledges will be matched 1:1!  

A backer (who wishes to stay anonymous) will donate up to $15,000 total for this cause. All new pledges will be tallied daily and the total sum will be added to the campaign's total. 

Don't hesitate, This week every pledge packs a punch! 


7/30/2019 

4K Wallpaper pack unlocked! 

 Includes 3 wallpapers in 4K with both vertical and horizontal versions! 


7/24/2019

$5000 UNLOCKED!

 We managed to hit the 150 backers in two days! That means we just got the $5000 unlocked!! 💪🏻💪🏻 Thank you for this great push! 


7/17/2019

VFX legend Jayse Hansen joins our team as an Executive Producer and Sr. Art Director!!

Jayse Hansen's selected work
Jayse Hansen's selected work

The Avengers, Star Trek, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Ender's Game are just some of the films that Jayse Hansen is known for working on. Jayse is world famous for his iconic futuristic user interfaces, and we can't wait to collaborate with him! 
 

Liked the visuals on Sight? with Jayse's design superpowers, SIGHT:Extended's visuals will be NEXT LEVEL!

Risks and challenges

SIGHT:Extended is a very ambitious project. creating an indie film isn't exactly easy. The good news is that we already have a very good base. Sight was a great proof of concept to what we can accomplish with literally no money. We have a great story already written, so that eliminates a degree of worry right away.
Over time we have accumulated a network of professionals such as producers, editors, cinematographers & talent that we will collaborate with for SIGHT:Extended. Also, throughout the last weeks many passionate professionals have signed up - wanting to participate and help us make SIGHT:Extended. Once we have crossed the hoop of fundraising, we believe that it'll take us between 10 to 18 months to finish the film. We will be documenting our progress and all the project's milestones in the production diary so that our backers will have full visibility to the progress being made.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    **Boost Week special** SIGHT Sticker

    Get this time limited prize! A 4.5x4.5 Inch SIGHT: Extended sticker memorabilia. A great way to show your support while also getting a cool little thing out of it. This is a unique prize that will only be available until July 26th (this Friday), specifically offered to support our Boost week challenge.

    Includes:
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    Production diary and personal thank you

    Get access to our production diary blog. Inside you will find constant updates on the production milestones, behind the scenes photos & video clips, cast testimonials, tutorials and other sneak peeks into the making of SIGHT:Extended! Also you will receive a thank you video from Eran and Daniel, the creators of SIGHT.
    The video will contain insights about the creation of the original SIGHT and plans for the production of SIGHT:Extended.

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    • Thank you video
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    Watch SIGHT:Extended HD Version

    Get to Stream and watch the digital HD Version of SIGHT:Extended!
    All previous perks are included as well.

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    • Watch SIGHT:Extended (HD)
    • Production diary access
    • Thank you video
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    Watch SIGHT:Extended 4K version

    The definitive SIGHT:Extended experience!
    Watch SIGHT:Extended in glorious 4K.

    Includes:
    • Watch SIGHT:Extended (4K)
    • Your name in the credits
    • Production diary access
    • Thank you video
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    SIGHT:Extended full digital package

    In addition to 4K version, get a digital download of the exclusive SIGHT:Extended original soundtrack, composed by Hanan Revivo, the creator of the original Sight score.
    AND a special 'Making of SIGHT:Extended' video mini feature that documents the entire behind the scenes action of SIGHT:Extended
    (all previous perks included!)

    Includes:
    • Original soundtrack
    • Watch SIGHT:Extended (4K)
    • Thank you video
    • Your name in the credits
    • Making of SIGHT:Extended video
    • Production diary access
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    SIGHT:Extended T-shirt

    **Boost Week special**
    Get our exclusive SIGHT:Extended T-shirt. This reward is only available until this Friday (July 26th) so hurry up!
    All previous perks are also included!

    Includes:
    • SIGHT:Extended T-Shirt
    • Watch SIGHT:Extended (4K)
    • Making of SIGHT:Extended video
    • Original soundtrack
    • Production diary access
    • Your name in the credits
    • Thank you video
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    SIGHT:Extended ultimate loot box

    This is the ultimate SIGHT:Extended package.
    Show your love by getting your very own exclusive SIGHT:Extended T-shirt
    and 4K Blue-ray disc that you won't find anywhere else. All previous perks are also included!

    Includes:
    • SIGHT:Extended T-Shirt
    • Limited SIGHT:Extended Blu-ray disc
    • Watch SIGHT:Extended (4K)
    • Making of SIGHT:Extended video
    • Original soundtrack
    • Production diary access
    • Your name in the credits
    • Thank you video
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    Your image inside SIGHT:Extended

    Literally be part of SIGHT:Extended! Have your photo or logo immortalized by having it appear in one of the shots or interfaces. (no offensive or sexual content allowed) This is a limited perk, and a unique opportunity.
    (all previous non physical perks included)

    Includes:
    • Your image inside SIGHT:Extended
    • Watch SIGHT:Extended (4K)
    • Thank you video
    • Your name in the credits
    • Making of SIGHT:Extended video
    • Original soundtrack
    • Production diary access
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    Skype with the directors

    An exclusive 30 minute Skype session with Daniel & Eran.
    Ask us anything!
    (all previous non physical perks included)

    Includes:
    • Skype with the directors
    • Production diary access
    • Thank you video
    • Your name in the credits
    • Making of SIGHT:Extended video
    • Original soundtrack
    • Watch SIGHT:Extended (4K)
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    Pre-Premiere Private Screening

    See SIGHT:Exteded before everyone else - in a private screening along with the directors and cast!
    Join us for a private screening in San Francisco.
    You will provide your own travel and accommodation.
    (all previous non physical perks included)

    Includes:
    • Private Screening
    • Watch SIGHT:Extended (4K)
    • Production diary access
    • Thank you video
    • Your name in the credits
    • Making of SIGHT:Extended video
    • Original soundtrack
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    Associate Producer Credit

    You will officially be credited as an associate producer of SIGHT:Extended
    Your name will appear in IMDB, ending credits, poster and promotional materials!
    All previous perks included!

    Includes:
    • Associate Producer Credit
    • Watch SIGHT:Extended (4K)
    • Limited SIGHT:Extended Blu-ray disc
    • SIGHT:Extended T-Shirt
    • Original soundtrack
    • Your name in the credits
    • Thank you video
    • Making of SIGHT:Extended video
    • Production diary access
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    Co-Producer + Lunch

    You will be an official Co-Producer on SIGHT:Extended! Your name will appear on IMDB, big placement in the ending credits & all promotional materials. You will be invited to visit the set during shooting for an up-close look at SIGHT:Extended being made(travel/lodging not included) and have lunch with the directors and cast!

    Includes:
    • Co-Producer credit
    • Watch SIGHT:Extended (4K)
    • Limited SIGHT:Extended Blu-ray disc
    • SIGHT:Extended T-Shirt
    • Making of SIGHT:Extended video
    • Original soundtrack
    • Production diary access
    • Thank you video
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    Executive Producer Credit

    Congratulations, this is the biggest and most luxurious perk we have. You will officially be an Executive producer of SIGHT:Extended. Your name will appear in the OPENING TITLES, on IMDB, posters, covers, credit-rolls. You will be involved in the creative process and will be consulted by the directors on several milestones in the production. You are truly a patron of the arts and a visionary.

    Includes:
    • Executive Producer Credit
    • Watch SIGHT:Extended (4K)
    • Limited SIGHT:Extended Blu-ray disc
    • SIGHT:Extended T-Shirt
    • Thank you video
    • Making of SIGHT:Extended video
    • Private Screening
    • Original soundtrack
    • Production diary access
    • Your name in the credits
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