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A modern space epic about three adventurers who fight for their freedom against shadowy revolutionaries and ancient technology.
A modern space epic about three adventurers who fight for their freedom against shadowy revolutionaries and ancient technology.
3,404 backers pledged $155,810 to help bring this project to life.

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Skyvault is a fantasy adventure across dozens of worlds that will initially run for 12 half-hour episodes. Set in a fictional cluster of solar systems based on Texas geography, the story focuses on three individuals who decide to leave their lives of safety and familiarity in search of greater purpose in far-off lands. Their slow voyage to the stars barely begins before they encounter a mysterious group of individuals who grant them the ability to instantly jump to any world of their choosing, but only if they also agree to follow orders...

Our three protagonists are Jay Harper, an excitable former temp with a reckless thirst for adventure, Kat Bryson, a self-employed bodyguard in search of a private place to call her own, and Truman Perry, a disrespected academic who's determined to uncover the lost secrets of the past.

Jay, Kat, and Truman
Jay, Kat, and Truman

Harking back to old adventure serials, Skyvault will be filled with eccentric characters, exotic locales, exciting action, and existential discoveries. It takes inspiration from classics like Indiana Jones and combines the aesthetic with more modern ensemble "road trip" shows like Firefly and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Each episode reveals a new corner of a deep and ancient world through the continuing adventures of our lovable heroes.

We are Door Monster Entertainment, an Austin-based production company that rose from the chaos of Youtube after nearly ten years of hard work. For the past three of those years, we've produced one comedy short per week, plus behind-the-scenes features and a wide variety of extras. We've grown from a group of friends with fewer than a thousand subscribers to a group of professional friends with nearly 200,000, and we've gathered what we proudly claim to be the best and most supportive community the internet has to offer.

From the beginning, our true passion has been in long-form storytelling. To date, we've produced 7.5 hours of comedy sketches and successfully funded and completed a superhero film right here on Kickstarter. For the first time ever, we feel capable of gathering the necessary resources to bring one of our most ambitious projects to life.

This thing is huge. We've got the skill to pull it off, and a decade of experience in stretching a dollar, but we still need the resources, and we still need the manpower. The largest portion of our budget will go toward paying our primary cast and crew during production so that they can give it their full and undivided attention. The rest will go toward costumes, props, locations, food, makeup, special effects, insurance, and anything else that makes the production process easier.

Costume Concept Art
Costume Concept Art

Our initial goal is $150,000. At that amount, we will be able to make this series. It will be a struggle, and it won't be quite as flashy as we'd like, but we can still do it, and we will. Below is an estimated breakdown of our bare necessities budget distribution:

At this level, the production value won't rise too far above the best of our weekly Youtube sketches. But as we start hitting some of our stretch goals, things get exciting. Here's a look at how far Skyvault could go:

  • $150,000 - WE CAN DO IT
    We can make the project! Also, if we make it to this point before the campaign ends, we can open up Paypal donations for anyone who isn't able to give through Kickstarter.
  • $220,000 - CAST AND CREW BONUS
    We'll not only be able to pay the existing cast and crew a more livable wage, but also offer paid roles for all the colorful characters that populate the world of Skyvault. This will dramatically increase our pool of available actors, and consequently the quality of acting as a whole.
  • $350,000 - PRODUCTION BONUS
    We can produce Skyvault comfortably and professionally with better equipment, better props, better locations, and better insurance! The production value of Skyvault will spike at this amount, with noticeably improved visuals, audio, and set quality.
  • $500,000 - BELLS AND WHISTLES
    We can really start having some fun. Good CGI, professional makeup, and some sweet stunts can all be afforded if we make it to 500k.
  • $1,000,000 - THE NEXT BIG THING
    All we're missing now is publicity, and with double our last goal, we can sure as hell get it! If we hit a million dollars, we can go all in on advertising and take control of our distribution options.

 Regardless of which goal we hit, our plans are to partner with a distributor to try and get Skyvault onto a major online platform like Netflix. This will mark Door Monster's first major step from Youtube Channel to Production Studio.

During this entire campaign, we will be hosting daily live streams on our primary video platforms - Youtube on the weekends, and Twitch during the week. We'll be playing games, interacting with the community, and keeping track of our progress over the course of the month.

Click for a detailed and regularly updated stream schedule!
Click for a detailed and regularly updated stream schedule!

We'll also be doing daily giveaways, with items like Door Monster merchandise, signed scripts, and props from our past videos, with new items added throughout the month!

Risks and challenges

There's no doubt this project will be a challenge, but we always finish what we start, and if our lowest goal is all we get, you can trust we'll squeeze every last bit of value out of that budget. Our primary writer/director/producer hasn't even included money for himself at the highest stretch goal - we're in this for the art!

We're putting in months of preparation before production begins in September, including location scouting, casting, and full rehearsals. We'll also be searching for supplementary funding from independent donors, film grants, and relevant product placement deals. If you're interested in helping us increase our budget outside of this crowdfunding project, please get in touch at contact@doormonster.tv .

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    PREORDER THE SERIES

    If 25% of our current Youtube subscribers gave $10, we would be fully funded all the way up to our third stretch goal! So we've made sure that for $10, you get the product - a full HD download of all 12 episodes of Skyvault. As a bonus, you'll be named as a Backer in the official credits of one episode, and your name will be displayed on our fundraising live streams the day after you pledge!

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    SOUNDTRACK

    Everything above, plus a digital goodie bag filled with concept art, scripts, and the series soundtrack! You'll also gain access to the Door Monster Discord for two years (equivalent to $1 a month on Patreon).

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    FINAL STRETCH - DM T-SHIRT

    We're in the last two hours! Make an extra pledge now and get a Door Monster t-shirt signed by the entire crew!

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    SIGNED ART PRINT

    Everything above, plus an original, numbered concept art print signed by the artist and crew! Physical rewards will likely be delivered later than digital ones.

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    FINAL STRETCH - DM CALENDAR

    We're in the last two hours! Make an extra pledge now and get a signed Door Monster calendar that may or may not be comically sexy!

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    BLU-RAY

    Everything above, plus a Blu-ray copy of the series and a small poster featuring your favorite character! We'll ask for your character choice after the series comes out and have the actor sign it for you.

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    FINAL STRETCH - GAMEPLAY SESSION

    We're in the last two hours! Make an extra pledge now and join a round of a TBD video game with the Door Monster crew! Maybe it'll be a tabletop RPG instead! We'll find out!

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    MOVIE POSTER & SHIRT

    Everything above, plus a full-size movie poster signed by the cast and crew, an exclusive Skyvault t-shirt, and a guaranteed comment featured in "Community Comments - Skyvault Edition!"

    As a bonus, we'll personally call you or a friend on the phone for a full ten minutes and talk about whatever you want!

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    • Signed Character Poster
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    • Signed Movie Poster
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    PRIVATE SCREENING

    Everything above, plus an invite to a private screening of the first episode before public release! We'll hang out, do a Q&A, and have a grand old time. You'll also receive a signed replica of a specific prop, and your choice of either a lapel pin or bolo tie featuring the logo of Rampart, the shadowy antagonists of the series.

    You'll be responsible for getting yourself to the screening. We'll be hosting the event sometime between June and October of 2019.

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    • Signed Character Poster
    • Blu-ray Copy
    • Signed Movie Poster
    • Exclusive T-Shirt
    • Personal Phone Call
    • Guaranteed Community Comment
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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    Everything on the Private Screening tier, plus you'll be named an Associate Producer in the official credits, and we'll set you up with your own IMDb page! You'll also be given a walk-on role in the series - no lines, but enough screen time to show your friends. We'll work with you to find a fitting role, and you can hang out on set for the day. Keep in mind that we will be shooting between September 2018 and February 2019.

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    • Signed Character Poster
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    • Signed Movie Poster
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    • Personal Phone Call
    • Guaranteed Community Comment
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    • Prop Replica
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    • Associate Producer Credit
    • Walk-On Role (No Line)
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    CREATIVE CONSULTATION

    (The Associate Producer tier is not included in this tier).
    Everything above, plus a private consultation with the DM crew on your personal creative project. Be it a film, a game, a book, or a Youtube channel, we'll review what you're working on, give our input, and do our best to help make it great! Once this campaign has ended, we'll contact you to set up a Skype call.

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    CO-PRODUCER

    Everything on the Private Screening tier, plus you'll be named a Producer in the official credits (along with your logo, if applicable), and we'll set you up with your own IMDb page! You'll also be given a walk-on role in the series with one or more lines. We'll work with you to find a fitting role, and you can hang out on set for the day. Keep in mind that we will be shooting between September 2018 and February 2019.

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    • Digital Series Download
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    • Door Monster Discord Access
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    • Downloadable Scripts
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    • Signed Character Poster
    • Blu-ray Copy
    • Signed Movie Poster
    • Exclusive T-Shirt
    • Personal Phone Call
    • Guaranteed Community Comment
    • Invite to Private Screening
    • Prop Replica
    • Rampart Tie or Pin
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    • Walk-On Role (With Lines)
    • Your Own IMDb Page
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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    Everything on the Private Screening tier, plus you'll be named an Executive Producer in the official credits (along with your logo, if applicable), and we'll set you up with your own IMDb page! You'll also have the opportunity to play a member of a mercenary crew that goes up against our main characters throughout a whole episode! We'll work with you to schedule shooting days and figure out any further details. Keep in mind that we will be shooting between September 2018 and February 2019. As an extra perk, you're totally welcome to drop by on any day of production and see how the project is going!

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    • Digital Series Download
    • Name on Stream
    • Door Monster Discord Access
    • Downloadable Soundtrack
    • Downloadable Scripts
    • Downloadable Concept Art
    • Signed Art Print
    • Signed Character Poster
    • Blu-ray Copy
    • Signed Movie Poster
    • Exclusive T-Shirt
    • Personal Phone Call
    • Guaranteed Community Comment
    • Invite to Private Screening
    • Prop Replica
    • Rampart Tie or Pin
    • Executive Producer Credit
    • Optional Mercenary Role
    • Your Own IMDb Page
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Funding period

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