STARSHIP SPACESHIP: THE SHOW YOUVE BEEN WAITING YOUR WHOLE LIFE TO SEE
A LITTLE BACKGROUND...
The creator, Mitch Higgins, has been a writer for over 10 years having published a book with National Lampoon and been involved in dozens of film and TV productions as well as animated productions. He has also had dozens of featured articles across the web.
THE MEAT OF STARSHIP SPACESHIP...
We have taken everything we love in storytelling and are making an animated series from it..
- Intricate and interwoven stories like Game of Thrones
- Strong mature humor
- Deep characters
- Gritty bad assery
- All taking place in a brand new Sci-Fi galaxy rich with history
In a galaxy overseen by an umbrella government known as The Vansecta, our characters live aboard a constantly moving spaceship looking for work, legal or illegal. Until a mysterious man named James Luke becomes a part of their crew altering how they all function together, as he is seemingly following his own agenda.
The series will follow the crews path through the galaxy and the people within The Vansecta maneuvering to control more and more. You will see the different cultures of the planets in this galaxy, as well as the intertwining of the religious, spiritual, corporate, government and underworld societies. As well as badass explosions and cool shit like that... BOOM.
Heres a look at some of the main characters designs and a little blurb on them.
STARSHIP SPACESHIP AND KICKSTARTER...
We want to make a Starship Spaceship series. If we were to pitch the series idea to a big Hollywood studio, they would most likely turn us down. Most studios want proven assets like sequels, famous directors or producers, or basically the strongest possible assurance of making money… not making something awesome.
So we'd like to go around the big studios for now. If we can raise more money than our main goal we may bypass the big distributors as well and create multiple episodes you can stream right off the internet. We don't want to get ahead of ourselves though, our main goal is to get the money to create the pilot. Thanks to Kickstarter, we have a way to connect directly to our audience and create something people want to see. You can help us create a story that would otherwise have no way to get off the ground.
WHERE YOU COME IN...
We’re starting by asking for $10,000 to make a 22 minute television structured pilot, written and directed by Mitch Higgins. Which is INCREDIBLY lower than a big studio budgeted pilot..
But that’s just to start!
If you want more, we'll make more! If we raise $50,000 we will have enough to make 4 entire television length episodes. And if we get $100,000 you will get a full-length season of episodes! We know it seems like a lot of money, but c'mon 47 Ronin with Keanu Reeves cost $225,000,000 and that was terrible… we're asking for their daily catering budget.
All in all, it will take no more than 4 months to complete the pilot, and the whole time we are making it, we want you interacting! Backers of the project will be given access to a private online community where they can watch the progress of the show, see designs and sample animation, view the making-of as it happens, and communicate with the filmmakers personally on an exclusive forum. For $50 and up you can be a part of the production process.
For the folks interested to know what the Party Society T-Shirt looks like... Here ya go.
REWARD $5: You're awesome, and we will publish the fact you're awesome by saying "You're awesome" in the credits! And an online viewing after production has completed.
REWARD $10: Thank you in credits, and early viewing of finished pilot via exclusive online screener.
REWARD $25: Thank you in credits, early viewing, and your own Party Society T-shirt, because you obviously love to party.
REWARD $50: Party Pack; Thank you in the credits, DVD copy of the pilot, give direct feedback to creator, and your own Party Society T-shirt.
REWARD $100: Autographed DVD copy of the pilot from Mitch Higgins, a special video thank you message from the developers to YOU, and Party Pack.
REWARD $250: Mitch Higgins will turn you into an illustrated Sci-Fi hero in the spirit of Starship Spaceship. (Just provide a few photos)
REWARD $300: Mitch Higgins will turn you into an illustrated Sci-Fi hero in the spirit of Starship Spaceship. AND Party Pack. (Just provide a few photos)
REWARD $500: Get cartoonized! Become an animated character and appear in the actual cartoon! (Just provide a few photos) Also receive a special video thank you message from the developers to YOU
REWARD $550: Get cartoonized! Become an animated character and appear in the actual cartoon! AND Party Pack (Just provide a few photos) Also receive a special video thank you message from the developers to YOU
REWARD $1,000: A unique one of a kind reward. ONLY ONE! We will name a major villains starship after you! Be immortalized forever as the name of Khydis Excoro's starship. We will also include storyline canon and back story of the name! Also receive a special video thank you message from the developers to YOU, and Party Pack.
REWARD $1,000: VIP fan. Get yourself turned into a cartoon appearing in the episode, with a small speaking role. AND Party Pack. (Just provide a few photos and your input on scene will be taken into consideration) Also receive a special video thank you message from the developers to YOU
REWARD $2,500: Co- Executive Producer Pack: Have your name attached to the project in the credits, and Skype with the creator and writers about the development of the series. Your input could affect the script and designs of Starship Spaceship! Includes Party Pack
REWARD $5,000: Executive Producer Party Pack: Come out to us in Stockton CA and hit the bars! We'll take you to the world famous Finnegan's Pub among others. Your drinks on us! Also have your name attached to the project in the credits, and Skype with the creator and writers about the development of the series. Your input could affect the script and designs of Starship Spaceship! Includes Party Pack. (Travel and accommodations not included)
Whether it’s a pilot, a few episodes, or a whole season, count on Starship Spaceship being the most action-packed, hilarious, awesome-looking epic of a sci-fi show you have ever seen. And if you support the project, we’ll let you in on the whole process, from start to finish.
So please help make this a reality! If you can't contribute money, its ok, share with your friends! Word of mouth, Facebook, Twitter… Any of it is a huge help to making this happen.
REMEMBER! IF WE DONT RAISE THE FULL AMOUNT OF AT LEAST $10,000, WE GET NOTHING! All the money will be refunded and the project will die. A slow painful horrible death.
Thanks for reading and for checking out Starship Spaceship!
Risks and challenges
The laborious animation process can have a lot of trial and error and 4 months is a tight time frame when creating animation from scratch. Nonetheless, I have developed some serious time management skills in my experience with media production.
If the goal is reached, YOU WILL SEE A PILOT. The stretch goals of $50,000 and $100,000 will require some new business relationships and studio assistance to get it done, but this project will be my life! I will be dedicating everything I have to it.
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