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A steampunk short film about two scientists, their time machine, and the terrible consequences of its activation. Read more

Austin, TX Shorts
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This project's funding goal was not reached on October 7, 2012.

A steampunk short film about two scientists, their time machine, and the terrible consequences of its activation.

Austin, TX Shorts
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STORY SYNOPSIS

London, 1895. Dr. Philip Zeitz and Dr. Robert Turing have just completed the first successful test of their masterpiece – a time machine. But their celebration is cut short by the arrival of a mysterious message from the future. Is it prank, part of another experiment, or something more sinister? Dr. Zeitz insists they end the experiment, secretly fearing they might trigger a paradox while Dr. Turing fights to keep his life’s work operational. The fierce debate ends when something else arrives in the machine – something much worse than any note.

WHAT IS STEAMPUNK?


Here's what Wikipedia has to say about the genre:

"Steampunk is a genre that originated during the 1980s and early 1990s and incorporates elements of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, horror, and speculative fiction. It involves a setting where steam power is widely used—whether in an alternative history such as Victorian era Britain or "Wild West"-era United States, or in a post-apocalyptic time —that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. This technology includes such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the contemporary authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld and China Mieville."

Read the full Wikipedia article here.

TRIBAL IRIS ENTERTAINMENT

Tribal Iris is the collective intent of a few independent film makers who aspire to define new methods of self expression through film. We are artists who possess a passion for storytelling, a fascination with the intricacies of life, and the means by which to explore the boundless possibilities of perspective. We adhere to the belief that only through the sincerest of expressions can one hope to move another. It is our humble contention that the most profound truths can be revealed through a proper depth of field.

FAQ

  • Nope. The teaser video you see is comprised of concept artwork, and only reflects the feel and style of the final film (i.e. set design, costumes, props, etc.) This film will be a live action short, filmed on the RED digital cinema cameras.

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  • Any funds raised over our goal will go towards making the time machine actually work. If that happens all backers can expect a significant return on their investment or a chance to tell their younger self not to get that tattoo.

    In all seriousness, any amount we receive over our goal will go back into the production via set design and/or wardrobe. The largest expense here is the construction of the set, so more than likely it will be used to further enhance the authenticity of the time machine's mechanisms and machinery.

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    About $5 USD

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    You rock, and you have our thanks! (Including a shout-out on twitter, and our blog!)

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    About $25 USD

    21 backers

    The above gratitude, and a digital download of the completed film!

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    About $50 USD

    4 backers

    All the above, plus access to behind the scenes footage, breakdowns, and production posts.

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    About $75 USD

    9 backers

    All the above, plus a physical DVD copy of the film with special features, and a special "The Anachrnonist" backer t-shirt.

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    Pledge $150 or more
    About $150 USD

    9 backers

    All the above, plus an invitation to a VIP screening in Austin, TX, and a custom voicemail message recording for you by a character in the film!

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    About $250 USD

    3 backers

    All the above, plus a special edition "The Anachronist" branded cog.

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    About $400 USD

    1 backer

    All the above, plus a special edition "The Anachronist" drinking stein.

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    Pledge $800 or more
    About $800 USD

    0 backers Limited (12 left of 12)

    All the above, plus an Associate Producer credit in the film, and an Collector's Edition action figure of one of the main characters from the film.

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    About $1,200 USD

    1 backer Limited (5 left of 6)

    All the above, plus an Executive Producer credit in the film, and an official "The Anachronist" cog custom printed with your name.

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    About $2,400 USD

    0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)

    All the above and a special edition "The Anachronist" Cog custom printed with your name, and "Executive Producer" title. You'll also be invited to join us on set for a day of filming, and given the Executive Producer treatment - (lots of food, and good times).

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Funding period

- (30 days)