SCI-FI MUSICAL. MACHINIMA. EVIL SINGING GENETICISTS.
That's Libertaria: The Virtual Opera in a nutshell. After two years the Libertaria cast has finished recording. We are ready to mix and master the final Libertaria Cast Album. Mixing and Mastering Libertaria will cost $500 in professional studio costs.
We need YOU!
Libertaria is a volunteer indie film project. Singers and animators from all over the country volunteered their talents to make a this cutting edge feature length animated opera. Libertaria production has been entirely online. Cast members recorded the music and sent it via social media and e-mail . The animators worked together through Facebook and Dropbox. We have never had a rehearsal. The Cast and crew has never met. I direct the full opera production from my living room wearing Family Guy pjs, for real.
How can I help for $1?
We need 500 excited fans to pledge $1 to help us finish the opera. Get the an exclusive digital album download plus awesome extras like movie stills, score downloads, and original chapters from the unpublished sci-fi novel Libertaria.
YOUR Name in Lights for $2!
Get the complete digital movie download and see your name listed in the movie credits as Associate Producer for $2! We know that this project is not possible without our fans, and we want YOU to become a part of our production!
Want a handcrafted Libertaria uggy doll, a call from an eternally grateful composer, autographed handwritten sheet music, a CD with original album art, a Libertaria Songbook, OOAK Libertaria Collector's Doll, or the composer's only copy of her beloved sketchbook? Check out the fun gifts available for our devoted music fans!
The full animated feature Libertaria: The Virtual Opera will premier online and throughout the US and UK in October 2013. Kickstarter fans who pledge $2 or more can download an exclusive pre-release of the movie once film production is complete this fall.The digital album release will be available exclusively to Kickstarter fans after music production this summer with albums coming out in September to Kickstarter fans who pledge $20 or more.
MORE ABOUT LIBERTARIA!
In 2139 AD teen rebel Libertaria escapes from the genetics Factory and pairs up with her addict father to lead an Underground Army against evil singing scientists in a post-USA dystopia in this sci-fi electronic opera by award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young. If you love Hunger Games, Repo the Genetic Opera, Dr. Horrible's Singing Blog, Graphic Novels, Sweeney Todd, or Sci-Fi, you will love Libertaria!
CAST AND CREW
Libertaria: The Virtual Opera would not be possible without our amazing volunteer cast and crew!
Libertaria: Rebel teen escapes the evil genetics Factory to find addict father who runs a secret Underground Militia of misfits and cyborgs. Performed by opera singers Kate Sikora and Gracia Gillund.
Simeon: Metal Ink Addict Simeon is torn between the women he loved and has a slight issue with megalomania. Performed by alt rock star Matthew Meadows and electronic guru Perry Cook.
Lucinde: Her distorted face only matched by her distorted heart, Lucinde has an ax to grind with Libertaria. Performed by singer and engineer Gretchen Suarez-Pena.
Additional Vocal Talents: Jennifer Hermansky, Joe Cameron, Yvette Teel, Alan Manuel Pena
Animation Team: Caroline Damian, Lucinda McNary, Kera Hilderbrant, Patricia Johnston, Sabrina Pena Young
Additional Sound Effects: Patrick Neher
Premier hosted by composer Dr. Clare Shore in Lake Worth, South Florida, October 2013.
ABOUT THE COMPOSER
Award-winning composer and obsessive sci-fi buff Sabrina Pena Young creates mind-numbing multimedia works that have been heard throughout Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Americas in international film and music festivals, random boom boxes in France, and as unpleasant background music. Libertaria: The Virtual Opera is her latest electronic creation.
Risks and challenges
Libertaria: The Virtual Opera is a labor of love funded out of pocket by the composer on a microbudget. The cast, crew, and composer have volunteered time and talent for this project for over two years. The Libertaria Cast Album will be completed by the end of the summer using combined Kickstarter funding and the project budget. Thank you for becoming a part of the team!
All funds go directly to the final mix/mastering Libertaria production. Costs for completing the final album run between $300-$800. The album will go forward at any amount of Kickstarter funding, but we need your help to make it the highest quality album in the universe! (We hope!)
The Cast Album is on schedule and Kickstarter fans will receive the digital albums by September 1. The film is entering post production, with an anticipated finish date in September 2013 in time for an October premier. Kickstarter fans will receive all digital downloads after production is complete, prior to the official premier. While I anticipate December 2013 to be the mailing date for all non-digital Kickstarter gifts, depending on the number of fans who want handmade rewards, Kickstarter fans may receive their packets a month later.
This project has been in production for two years. We are excited that its finally time to wrap it up and make an incredible album and movie for our fans!
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