Once completed Kosmos will be free to view upon release.
It is the near future and research scientist Philip Hoyt’s wife is dying, quietly.
As she lies in a deep coma, Philip battles to save her life when everyone else is ready to let her go.
Using a newly developed technology, he steps across an electronic bridge into her unconscious; into her dreams and memories, probing buried ‘psi-complexes’ to discover the mystery of her illness, and her families reluctance to help.
Yet, through the veil of this mystery, he catches a faint glimmer of life. He holds on for the sake of love, unable to turn away from that distant star we call hope.
My name is Si Horrocks, the writer and director of this new sci-fi mystery thriller called Kosmos.
Last year my debut sci-fi “mind-bender” of a feature film ‘Third Contact’ raised £15,000 on kickstarter and put on one of the most exciting events in independent cinema history - with a huge amount of help from my friends.
“keeps you guessing”
“I couldn’t predict what was going to happen next”
“brilliantly written… characters are there from the first page”.
"I can tell you love music.. this is a concerto! Beautifully crafted."
My Vision for Kosmos
Although ‘Kosmos’ begins with an intimate human story, the world I’ve designed for Kosmos is vast. This gives us a lot of room to expand into. If we do our job well and the show proves popular, the story can keep expanding beyond, into the bigger universe I have waiting for you.
Without any industry interference, there’s an opportunity for us - me, the cast, the crew and YOU - to create a show limited only by our imagination. You are invited to get involved so that together we can explore the Kosmos!
Kosmos is a web series of 6 x 15 minute episodes. We have the script. The cast is mostly in place and we are all set to shoot next February. But we need a small amount of funds to be able to pay the actors and crew, plus other expenses.
You can get involved and help us get this made. If this sounds like an exciting project to you, take look at the rewards on offer and see if there’s a level at which you wish to take part.
This campaign is all or nothing. If we don't reach the goal by December 18th, we get nothing and the show will not go ahead.
The Cast So Far...
Thanks to the magnificent work of casting director Andrew Fawn, we have an incredible line up of talent for the show.
We are still casting for a few of the roles, but already we have an amazing line up of talented actors, including Jeff Dahlgren, who starred in Laurent Boutonnat's Giorgino, which has since gained cult status, and Virginia Hey, who has featured in scifi TV show Farscape, Mad Max 2 and Bond movie The Living Daylights.
Simon Horrocks (writer/director/producer)
Simon wrote, directed and produced his debut "mind-bending" feature Third Contact for £4000, without a professional, shooting it himself on a consumer camcorder. The film was selected for the prestigious Hofer Filmtage in Germany before it's "global premiere" at the BFI IMAX, last Sept.
Yana Georgieva (producer)
Yana has worked in various television programs in production, film distribution as well as producing and directing multiple short films. Sleeping Dogs is the first feature film Yana produced, which received nominations from the British Independent Film Awards and was part of several international Film Festivals as well as the Raindance Film Festival.
Mike gained a 1st class BSc in Broadcast & Film Technology in 2003 and has since worked behind the scenes on indie shorts and features including 'The Liability' starring Tim Roth and Jack O'Connel, as well as post supervising roles on 'Bypass' dir. Dwayne Hopkins and 'Light Years' dir. Esther Campbell. He also does photographic, design and digital work for major brands, creatives and acclaimed artists like Alexa Meade, Reg Gadney and Motoko Ishibashi.
Marcus is the writer and director of British feature film Papadopoulos & Sons which was completed in 2012. The film was self-distributed by Marcus Markou and went so far as beating blockbuster G.I. Joe: Retaliation during its opening week in London. This success places the film among the Top 5 self-distributed UK films in the past 15 years. It led Marcus Markou to become a speaker about the subject of self-distribution such as a Masterclass at the London Breakfast Club and a lecture at BECTU's Freelancers' Fair in 2014 about "new opportunities for distribution". The film is a subject of case studies, such as the book Selling Your Film Outside the U.S.
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We Will Deliver
In the last 18 months, myself and a few of the team have been involved in several crowdfunding campaigns. Firstly, for cinema distribution of Third Contact. More recently, to set up a film festival to help talented new filmmakers get exposure.
Although there are risks involved in backing a crowdfunding campaign, you can see that we have a great track record when it comes to delivering our promises.
The feedback from last year’s BFI IMAX Global Premiere was a great reward for the hard work which went into making the film and screening it at one of the world’s most prestigious cinemas.
This has inspired me to involve you once again in creating something unique and memorable.
Risks and challenges
The job of making films always contains a certain amount of risk, no matter how much your budget. There have been epic failures at all levels of the film industry, a few involving some of the legends of cinema. Nobody can be a 100% certain of success.
Once the funds are in place, we hope to be filming by early to mid February. Most of the locations are interior, which means we will not be too vulnerable to the elements. We will have production insurance, contingency plans, and an experienced production team with a proven track record.
Once filming is over, we will try to get the first episode ready for viewing as soon as possible, aiming for March or early April.
Rewards will be delivered as close to our estimated time as we can manage, but remember you must also make sure to provide us with all the details we need by the deadline set. If you don’t give us your t-shirt size until after we have ordered them, for example, it can be difficult to get that reward to you. To get a single t-shirt printed outside of the main batch takes extra time and can be expensive.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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