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A dark science-fiction/horror film set in Australia's Outback, inspired by the works of revered US author H.P. Lovecraft.
174 backers pledged AU$ 30,492 to help bring this project to life.

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    Pledge AU$ 10 or more About US$ 7

    Your name will be mentioned in the "Thankyou" section of the film's credits, the official website and Facebook page! PLUS you'll get special access to exclusive "backers only" updates about Starspawn that won't be available to the rest of the world, including video blogs, photos and other insider info about the making of the movie. See Starspawn evolve from script to screen and get a front-row insight into the process of making a film from start to finish.

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    Pledge AU$ 10 or more About US$ 7

    Before Starspawn, before Throwback, Travis Bain released his debut feature Scratched back in 2005. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Scratched, you can now download the full-length movie for a pledge of only $10!

    Scratched was filmed in Brisbane and Townsville on digital video and was one of the four finalists in the inaugural digiSPAA Digital Feature Film Initiative 2005. Scratched also screened at the 2005 Melbourne Underground Film Festival. To see Travis's early work as a feature director (and also an early film role for Steven "Bajo" O'Donnell from ABC TV's "Good Game"), pledge now to unearth this rare piece of Australian indie cinema!

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    Pledge AU$ 25 or more About US$ 17

    An HD digital download of the Starspawn excerpt short film! There'll be no watermark or time limit on your video, it'll be yours to keep and watch as many times as you like, on your TV, computer or personal devices.

    Plus:

    ● Your name will be mentioned in the "Thankyou" section of the movie's credits and the official website and Facebook page!
    ● Access to exclusive "backers only" updates about the movie that won't be available to the rest of the world!

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About US$ 34

    A zip file download of goodies including incredible concept art, sample storyboards, desktop wallpapers, digital posters and more!

    Plus:

    ● An HD digital download of the Starspawn excerpt short film!
    ● Your name will be mentioned in the "Thankyou" section of the movie's credits and the official website and Facebook page!
    ● Access to exclusive "backers only" updates about the movie that won't be available to the rest of the world!

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    Pledge AU$ 100 or more About US$ 69

    At this reward level you get a personalized voicemail greeting by the legendary Vernon Wells from Mad Max 2, Commando and of course our previous movie Throwback! Why have a boring "Hi, leave me a message and I'll call you back" voicemail greeting when you can have a CUSTOM greeting for your callers in the gravelly tones of Wez, Bennett or Detective McNab? (Your greeting will be emailed to you as either an .mp3 or .aac audio file. Content is subject to Vernon’s approval.)

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    ● An HD digital download of the Starspawn excerpt short film!
    ● A zip file download of goodies including concept art, sample storyboards, desktop wallpapers, digital posters and more!
    ● Your name will be mentioned in the "Thankyou" section of the movie's credits and the official website and Facebook page!
    ● Access to exclusive "backers only" updates about the movie that won't be available to the rest of the world!

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    Pledge AU$ 100 or more About US$ 69

    See the Starspawn excerpt short film before anybody else in the world! You'll get a ticket to the private cast and crew screening in Cairns, Far North Queensland, where you can see our work before it hits the festival circuit, and mingle with the filmmakers on a one-on-one basis to give us your feedback about the film. (Travel and accommodation costs not included.)

    Plus:

    ● An HD digital download of the Starspawn excerpt short film!
    ● A zip file download of goodies including concept art, sample storyboards, desktop wallpapers, digital posters and more!
    ● Your name will be mentioned in the "Thankyou" section of the movie's credits and the official website and Facebook page!
    ● Access to exclusive "backers only" updates about the movie that won't be available to the rest of the world!

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    Pledge AU$ 125 or more About US$ 86

    Fancy some calamari? Join us, the filmmakers, for our post-production wrap dinner at a restaurant in Cairns, Far North Queensland, a relaxed and informal evening where you can ask us questions, mingle with the actors, hear our war stories from making the movie, laugh at our lame jokes, and generally have an ace night out. Oh, and your meal and beverages are on us! This is your opportunity to not only pick the brains of the Starspawn team members but also enjoy a pleasant social event as well. Calamari optional. (Travel and accommodation not included.)

    Plus:

    ● An HD digital download of the Starspawn excerpt short film!
    ● A zip file download of goodies including concept art, sample storyboards, desktop wallpapers, digital posters and more!
    ● Your name will be mentioned in the "Thankyou" section of the movie's credits and the official website and Facebook page!
    ● Access to exclusive "backers only" updates about the movie that won't be available to the rest of the world!

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    Pledge AU$ 125 or more About US$ 86

    A one-hour private Skype chat with three of Starspawn's key creatives: Writer/Director Travis Bain, Visual Effects Supervisor Adrian Rayner and Conceptual Artist Malcolm Semmens, You can ask us questions, hear our war stories from making the movie, and generally shoot the breeze with us from wherever you are in the world.

    Plus:

    ● An HD digital download of the Starspawn excerpt short film!
    ● A zip file download of goodies including concept art, sample storyboards, desktop wallpapers, digital posters and more!
    ● Your name will be mentioned in the "Thankyou" section of the movie's credits and the official website and Facebook page!
    ● Access to exclusive "backers only" updates about the movie that won't be available to the rest of the world!

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    Pledge AU$ 125 or more About US$ 86

    Want to kickstart your acting career? At this reward level, you'll receive a professionally edited showreel from the producers of Starspawn, Sapphire Pictures. Just send us videos of your previous films, TV ads or whatever else you've been in, and we'll cut the best bits together into a sharp, snappy, attention-getting two-minute showreel, ready to upload to YouTube and Vimeo and submit to casting agents.

    But that's not all. If the full-length feature of Starspawn goes ahead, you can be an extra in it! We need dozens of people to appear in a crowd scene in the Starspawn feature, to be filmed near Cairns, Far North QLD. Select this reward and we'll put you on the list to be one, AND you'll get a personal reference letter from Producer/Director Travis Bain to help further your acting career. (Travel and accommodation not included.)

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    ● An HD digital download of the Starspawn excerpt short film!
    ● A zip file download of goodies including concept art, sample storyboards, desktop wallpapers, digital posters and more!
    ● Your name will be mentioned in the "Thankyou" section of the movie's credits and the official website and Facebook page!
    ● Access to exclusive "backers only" updates about the movie that won't be available to the rest of the world!

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    Pledge AU$ 250 or more About US$ 172

    You think you look horrible first thing in the morning? How about a unique sketch of you interpreted as a hideous Lovecraftian monster by one of our talented concept artists, Malcolm Semmens or Timmo Walters? Send us a photo of yourself and your custom sketch will be signed by the artist and emailed to you as a high-resolution image ready for you to print at whatever size you prefer. A reward for the true H.P. Lovecraft fan or just a cheeky gift for one of your loved ones!

    Plus:

    ● An HD digital download of the Starspawn excerpt short film!
    ● A zip file download of goodies including concept art, sample storyboards, desktop wallpapers, digital posters and more!
    ● Your name will be mentioned in the "Thankyou" section of the movie's credits and the official website and Facebook page!
    ● Access to exclusive "backers only" updates about the movie that won't be available to the rest of the world!

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    Pledge AU$ 500 or more About US$ 345

    Calling all business owners! Promote your brand by placing your company logo prominently in the end credits of the Starspawn excerpt short film and our behind-the-scenes video diaries. Our previous film Throwback was sponsored by a number of businesses, and those businesses enjoyed massive exposure to thousands of people through public screenings, the DVD release and our popular YouTube video diaries. This is a premium advertising opportunity, and your chance to show your patronage and support of the creative arts. And the good news is that you don't even have to be based in our home city of Cairns to opt for this reward.

    Plus:

    ● An HD digital download of the Starspawn excerpt short film!
    ● A zip file download of goodies including concept art, sample storyboards, desktop wallpapers, digital posters and more!
    ● Your name will be mentioned in the "Thankyou" section of the movie's credits and the official website and Facebook page!
    ● Access to exclusive "backers only" updates about the movie that won't be available to the rest of the world!

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    Pledge AU$ 500 or more About US$ 345

    Go beyond the wall of sleep! Challenge our camera operator Kristian Lupinski, actor Anthony Ring and production designer Giovanni Furnari to stay awake for as long as they can to watch as many H.P. Lovecraft movie adaptations as possible in one insane marathon session! (Films like Dagon, The Dunwich Horror and The Whisperer in Darkness will be on the watch list.) We'll film their endurance test for you and send you the highlights of their Herculean effort in a private YouTube video after they pass out! Goodbye sleep, hello pizza and wall-to-wall horror movies!

    Plus:

    ● An HD digital download of the Starspawn excerpt short film!
    ● A zip file download of goodies including concept art, sample storyboards, desktop wallpapers, digital posters and more!
    ● Your name will be mentioned in the "Thankyou" section of the movie's credits and the official website and Facebook page!
    ● Access to exclusive "backers only" updates about the movie that won't be available to the rest of the world!

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    Pledge AU$ 580 or more About US$ 400

    Vernon Wells (Mad Max 2, Throwback) isn't just a cult actor, his voice talents are also highly in demand for TV commercials and video games. At this reward level, you get a unique audio download of Vernon Wells reading one of H.P. Lovecraft's most famous stories: his 1927 classic "Pickman's Model." Only one backer can receive this one-of-a-kind recording of Vernon Wells reading "Pickman's Model" in his sonorous tones ... perfect to listen to by candlelight on a dark winter's night! (The recording will be emailed to you as an .mp3 or .aac audio file.)

    Plus:

    ● An HD digital download of the Starspawn excerpt short film!
    ● A zip file download of goodies including concept art, sample storyboards, desktop wallpapers, digital posters and more!
    ● Your name will be mentioned in the "Thankyou" section of the movie's credits and the official website and Facebook page!
    ● Access to exclusive "backers only" updates about the movie that won't be available to the rest of the world!

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    Pledge AU$ 1,000 or more About US$ 690

    Want to feel like a Hollywood player? Get your name in the credits as an Associate Producer! You'll also be listed on IMDB, our Facebook page and official website.

    Plus:

    ● An HD digital download of the Starspawn excerpt short film!
    ● A ticket to the private Cairns cast & crew preview screening of the Starspawn excerpt short film, and your chance to mingle with the filmmakers on a one-on-one basis and give us your feedback about the film. (Travel and accommodation costs not included.) Or, if you don't live near Cairns, you can have a personal Skype chat with us, the filmmakers!
    ● A zip file download of goodies including concept art, sample storyboards, desktop wallpapers, digital posters and more!
    ● Your name will be mentioned in the "Thankyou" section of the movie's credits and the official website and Facebook page!
    ● Access to exclusive "backers only" updates about the movie that won't be available to the rest of the world!

    (Disclaimer: the Associate Producer credit does not entitle the backer to a percentage of the film's royalties or a stake in the film's copyright. But if we win any awards, like we did for our previous film Throwback, you'll get to bask in the glory with us!)

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    Pledge AU$ 1,500 or more About US$ 1,035

    The ultimate level of support you can show for Starspawn earns you an Executive Producer credit. You get your lofty title on IMDB.com and in the credits of the film, a bundle of other great rewards, and our eternal love and gratitude!

    ● An HD digital download of the Starspawn excerpt short film!
    ● A ticket to the private Cairns cast & crew preview screening of the Starspawn excerpt short film, and your chance to mingle with the filmmakers on a one-on-one basis and give us your feedback about the film. (Travel and accommodation costs not included.) Or, if you don't live near Cairns, you can have a personal Skype chat with us, the filmmakers!
    ● A zip file download of goodies including concept art, sample storyboards, desktop wallpapers, digital posters and more!
    ● Your name will be mentioned in the "Thankyou" section of the movie's credits and the official website and Facebook page!
    ● Access to exclusive "backers only" updates about the movie that won't be available to the rest of the world!

    (Disclaimer: the Associate Producer credit does not entitle the backer to a percentage of the film's royalties or a stake in the film's copyright. But if we win any awards, like we did for our previous film Throwback, you'll get to bask in the glory with us!)

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