An epic short fantasy film based on the Discworld story "Troll Bridge" by celebrated author Terry Pratchett. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 6, 2011.
About this project
- Richard Taylor, Weta Workshop
THE MOST EPIC-EST SHORT FILM EVER MADE
Troll Bridge is an epic short film based on a fable written by Terry Pratchett. Set in the phenomenally successful Discworld series, Troll Bridge is about the world’s last Barbarian hero (now at the age of 87) embarking on a suicide mission to battle a bridge troll in mortal combat.
Troll Bridge aims to be the largest scale short film in history. Using resources garnered over eight solid years of dedication, love, sweat, and tears – Troll Bridge has already begun exceeding expectations as to what should be anticipated from a short form production. With the scale of Lord of the Rings, the absurdity of Monty Python, and the intimacy of Into The Wild - Troll Bridge relishes the opportunity to present the Disc in all the grandeur and depth of character she deserves.
To boost the quota of epic-ness in Troll Bridge, a short prologue scene was written (which Terry Pratchett contributed some dialogue for) has already been shot. This prologue introduces Cohen in his prime, as a young man battling several armies at once. This scene was built to counter balance and strengthen the intimacy of the later scenes with Cohen, empowering the viewers to appreciate and relate to the challenges of age that Cohen now finds himself in. For all intents and purposes – Cohen’s journey to Death Bridge in which the troll resides, heralds the expectation that it will his last. To adequately depict Cohen at the end of adventure – it’s important to show him at the beginning.
A teaser trailer for this portion of the film is now online. While it doesn’t reveal the direction we want to take the remainder of the film (we haven’t shot it yet!) – it does adequately communicate the scale and quality we wish to continue shooting in.
That’s what this funding drive is all about!
Let’s be clear about this, not a single cent of this funding drive is to be spent on wages. Every dollar that goes into it – you will see on screen. The entire process; from direction to catering to art design and costuming to acting and armoring – is all being done on a volunteer basis. The entire cast and crew (although all professionals in their field) are in this project for the passion of it.
That means we’re spending this money on building the bridge set, warehouse hire for the set, equipment hire, bigiature construction, costuming materials, travel, make-up and so on and so forth. If we exceed this limit (and we certainly hope we do), we’ll be spending that additional money on better equipment, better materials, and better locations. Not a single cent will be wasted – it’s vitally important to us that we do justice to Terry Pratchett’s work.
PROMOTING THE PROJECT
If you are part of a community, or have an active social media profile, please take the time to let your members, audience, or friends and family know about this project. Word of mouth is our best way of raising awareness of this film – and in that regard your help is invaluable! Please let people know about this page.
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You can also email us directly at email@example.com.
For more stills, photos, media coverage and more, please visit the official Troll Bridge website here.
Yes! And all pledges go back into the production! So the more you pledge, the better the film!
PayPal details here: http://www.snowgumfilms.com/trollbridge/backing.html
You get more! The original sponsors who supported the project roughly eight years ago, still get their DVD and credit at the end of the film, PLUS you get raised a catagory.
So for most sponsors, this means you'll now also get the collectible movie stills and the choice to have the DVD in Blu-Ray instead of standard definition.
Sponsors who originally supported more than the original DVD cutoff, could find themselves getting even more than this!
The DVDs and Blu-Rays will be encoded Region Free. This means you will be able to play them in any player.
All items will be shipped at the same time to save on postage. As such, no item will be packaged and delivered until the film has been completed and mastered for distribution (which is the last item we expect to have ready).
As Australian's how did you run a Kickstarter campaign? I too want to run a campaign, but Kickstarter only allows US bank accounts, and I'm also from Australia / Austria / Norway / etc...
Find someone with a US bank account. And then be prepared to jump through the many banking hoops and hurdles that come your way.
Please understand we are unable to go into greater detail or offer advise on this.
Pledge $4 or more
The Jason Anthony Discworld Monthly Reward gives you an exclusive button badge featuring either Cohen, Mica or the Horse! Your choice! For the price of a beer you can wear this fashionable accessory on any item of clothing you should choose to wear it on!
Please note that this reward does not stack with any of the other rewards below. It is exclusive only to this reward.
Pledge $10 or more
Online credit! Want your name associated with the biggest short film of all time? Then this is the way to do it!
Pledge $20 or more
Online credit PLUS we post you all three exclusive Jason Anthony Discworld Monthly button badges! Please note that this reward does not stack with other rewards.
Pledge $30 or more
A downloadable version of the Special Edition DVD with making of documentaries and commentaries!
Pledge $50 or more
The above ain’t just downloadable baby! We send you the official hard copy DVD set, complete with slip, case and artwork!
Pledge $85 or more
Instead of a boring standard definition DVD… we send you a blu-ray Special Edition version of the film! And a selection of collectable movie stills to go with it!
Pledge $120 or more
The above stacks! Plus you get the official sized movie poster for the ultimate collectors set!
Pledge $150 or more
Exactly the same as the above - but this time the poster is signed by the director and four other cast and/or crew members of your choice! Squee!
Pledge $500 or more
The above stacked items PLUS a thank you phone call from the director, producer, Mica or Rincewind!
Pledge $1,000 or more
A personalised uploaded thank you video from the cast and crew… in the form of a poem which will include your name and any subject you should choose for us to cover! Plus the above stacked items!
Pledge $5,000 or more
Associate Producer Credit (on the film and thus imdb), a small slide of the directors blood, and an invitation for you and a guest to the wrap party screening in Melbourne OR the London premiere where you will get to sit in the VIP section with the director and be plied with free alcohol. You just need to figure out which one you’re going to and how you’re going to get there! You also get the above.
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