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A gripping sci-fi mystery thriller from the maker of Third Contact needs your help!
A gripping sci-fi mystery thriller from the maker of Third Contact needs your help!
A gripping sci-fi mystery thriller from the maker of Third Contact needs your help!
100 backers pledged £4,571 to help bring this project to life.

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Our successful kickstarter campaign late last year raised £30,000 to shoot a new scifi mystery thriller web series.

Unfortunately, some of the backers' pledges failed, leaving us about £3000 short of the funds we needed to go into production (one of the hazards of kickstarter). 

We went ahead anyway, hoping we could somehow get by without it.

With just 8 days to go until we are scheduled to start filming, we have found ourselves up against it to secure locations - it seems our original figures were tight as could be. 

We need that £3000 or we might not make it into production next week.

Everything is close to being ready. The shoot is scheduled. The cast is prepared. Crew in the place. Equipment hire deals haggled almost to the point of drawing blood.

We've cut every possible cost we can from our budget. Crew are working for free or just enough to get by. But they are prepared to do it for the love of the project.

A huge amount of work has gone into this project already, so we really want that hard work to pay off by creating the best sci-fi possible.

All we need is that little bit of missing funds and we can make this show. We don't have time for a long campaign, so we have just 48 hours to make this happen!

The Story

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.

Set designer, Ruth, working on plans to convert rooms and spaces into hospital locations.
Set designer, Ruth, working on plans to convert rooms and spaces into hospital locations.
 
Mike's design for a prop which is currently being 3D printed.
Mike's design for a prop which is currently being 3D printed.
Kosmos Cast
Kosmos Cast
Philip must enter the mind of his wife to discover the secret behind her mystery illness.
Philip must enter the mind of his wife to discover the secret behind her mystery illness.
The official backer-only Kosmos t-shirt
The official backer-only Kosmos t-shirt

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.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    #1 <> You’re now a part of the Kosmos movie making process and I want to show you the secret things going on, out of sight of less privileged mortals. Each week throughout next year’s shoot you will receive the behind the scenes video diary. This will feature me and the cast and crew hard at work and telling you about our experiences on set. There is sure to be many mysteries, suspense, surprises, dramas and twists and turns... and that’s just making the series.

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    #2 <> Watch EPISODE ONE of Kosmos EXCLUSIVELY before its official release. PLUS Perk #1

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    #3 <> Your name will be listed on the Kosmos website’s SPECIAL THANKS page until the end of time itself (or the internet, whichever comes first). PLUS Perk #1 and #2

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    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    #4 <> Limited Edition Kosmos Print: You will get a printed frame from from the film Kosmos. The print will bear your unique limited edition number and your name, plus it will be signed by one of the cast or crew (you choose who). PLUS Perk #1, #2 and #3

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    Pledge £25 or more About $32

    #5 <> You will get a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the music score for Kosmos as soon as we’ve written it and before the official release of Episode 1. PLUS Perks #1, #2, #3 and #4

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    Pledge £30 or more About $39

    #6 <> You will get a high definition DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the Official Kosmos Poster as soon as it’s finished and before the official release.. PLUS Perks #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5.

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    #7 <> Thanks to YOU your name will be included in the THANKS TO section of the end credits of every episode. PLUS Perks #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6

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    Pledge £40 or more About $52

    #8 <> You will get a personal video message from any one of the cast or crew - you choose who! PLUS Perks #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7

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    Pledge £45 or more About $58

    #9 <> You will get the official, limited edition, kickstarter backer only, KOSMOS t-shirt! PLUS Perks #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7

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    Pledge £50 or more About $64

    #10 <> You will get the FULL SEASON of Kosmos to download, with deleted scenes & director’s commentary. PLUS Perks #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7

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    Pledge £75 or more About $97

    #11 <> You will get a digital download of the Episode 1-6 shooting scripts, complete with director’s notes - typed or often scribbled by hand on the day, during the frenzy of filming. PLUS the FULL SEASON of Kosmos to download, with deleted scenes & director’s commentary. PLUS Perks #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7

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    Pledge £90 or more About $116

    <> BE AN EXTRA IN KOSMOS <> be a part of the Kosmos filmmaking process as a background artist. Credited at the end of the episode and on IMDb. PLUS Perks #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #10 Travel and Lodging not included.

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    Pledge £95 or more About $122

    <> You will get a digital download of the Episode 1-6 shooting scripts, complete with director’s notes - typed or often scribbled by hand on the day, during the frenzy of filming. PLUS the FULL SEASON of Kosmos to download, with deleted scenes & director’s commentary. PLUS Perks #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #9 (the official kosmos "I was there at the beginning" t-shirt)

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    Pledge £200 or more About $258

    <> An official, kickstarter backer-only, Kosmos (A2-size) printed film poster. You will be invited to the set where you can meet some of the cast and crew, watch a scene being filmed, and have your limited edition poster signed by whichever of the cast and crew are available that day. If you can't make it to the set, for filming, we can get all the main cast and crew to sign the poster and have it mailed to you. (travel and lodging not included) PLUS Perks #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #10

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    Pledge £500 or more About $644

    #15 <> See how it’s done... Spend a day shadowing me on set while shooting Kosmos. Witness the organized chaos and drama of a film shoot, so close you can see the sweat on my brow. See how I work with actors, crew and locations to try to bring a screenplay to life without a bank full of production funds. Get behind the scenes information on the story of Kosmos, that no one outside of the cast and crew will know (you will have to go through the sacred ritual where you swear to secrecy). Get a set of pics taken with you and the cast and crew, plus the official Kosmos t-shirt and a copy of the call sheet signed by everyone on set that day. You’ll get to “mark” one of the shots (hold the clapper and say “Scene 2, take 34!”). Travel and lodging not included. PLUS Perks #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #10

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,288

    You will be one of our official Executive Producers for Season One. You name will appear in the titles at the start of every episode, also on the official Kosmos website and IMDb page. PLUS Perks #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 #10 and #15 (travel & lodging not included)

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