Our Indiegogo campaign has now finished. Thank you to all who so generously gave donations! We’re now hard at work at producing the best quality movie we can with the resources and budget that we now have in place.
We’ve had several emails from people asking if they can still make a contribution even though our campaign has finished. The answer is yes! Just visit our blog at http://allthatremainsthemovie.wordpress.com/ and you’ll see a nice shiny donate button on the right hand side of the page. Feel free to donate as little or as much as you want – it all makes a huge difference to our work! Thanks again to all who have shown their support!
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Takashi Nagai, a descendent of a Samurai family, a patriot and a pioneering scientist embarks upon a quest for the ultimate truth - the meaning to life and death. It is a journey of discovery that will change his life forever. An extraordinary story of persecution, courage, faith and love unfolds as he uncovers Nagasaki’s legacy and meets his own destiny.
Along the journey we meet Paul Miki and the 26 martyrs of Japan and learn how the building of Urakami cathedral - the grandest cathedral in the East came to symbolize the enduring faith of the Nagasaki Christians. Then Takashi meets Midori, the woman who will finally transform a sceptical man of intellect, into a man of the heart.
But on one sunny, August morning in 1945, everything vanishes in a blinding flash of light, and the world is turned into a burning inferno. The second atomic bomb to be used in warfare has just exploded over Nagasaki. Midori is one of the estimated 80,000 souls killed instantly.
Now the scientist is forced to turn to God, as he must become a father and a teacher, not just to his two young children, but to an orphaned nation, sick and debilitated by war.
It would be his faith that would guide him back to Atom bombed Nagasaki, and it would be this faith that would inspire him to stay there and help rebuild a city from rubble and ash.
Having been diagnosed with leukaemia, he dedicates the rest of his short life to promoting world peace through his work as a writer. After a battle against censorship, his first book The Bells of Nagasaki, becomes an instant bestseller though out Japan, as a people, defeated and demoralised by war, re-discover through his words, the healing of power of love.
Directed by Ian and Dominic Higgins, All That Remains is a docu-feature film that blends cinematic storytelling with documentary filmmaking techniques to bring all the facts and drama of an extraordinary life to the screen. In doing so, we invite our audience on a personal journey alongside Dr. Takashi Nagai, as he embarks on his life changing quest for the ultimate truth.
The drama aspects of the movie will be realised through live-action dramatic reconstructions and animated sequences which will enable us to see the world through the eyes of a man who was a doctor and an artist. State of the art Special Effects will be utilized to recreate the harrowing scenes of the atomic bombing and to portray the presence of the supernatural.
The documentary aspects tells the story through candid and intimate interviews with friends and family of Dr. Nagai, including his grandson Tokusaburo Nagai, Fr. Paul Glynn, author of A Song For Nagasaki, and the Archbishop of Nagasaki, Joseph Mitsuaki Takami, and will also include testimonies from survivors of the atomic bombing.
We will be working alongside students and staff at Nagasaki University as well as the head of the photo division of the Nagasaki Atomic bomb museum, to faithfully recreate scenes of pre-war Nagasaki and the atomic bombing. And Fr. Paul Glynn is on board as both historical and religious advisor throughout the project.
What We Need & What You Get
We need to raise $17,500 to cover the costs of filming the necessary dramatic reconstruction sequences. So we're turning to our strongest supporters to ask for contributions. In exchange, we're offering you the chance to see your name listed in the end credits – we’re even offering you the chance to become a producer on the film! We’re also giving away lots of other goodies. Your contribution will help us bring the story of a truly remarkable man, whose legacy is an incredible testament to the power of faith, to a worldwide audience, where it belongs.
If you have already purchased a perk from our previous campaign and you decide to purchase another perk of equal value or more you will be upgraded to the perk above the one you are currently on. For example if you purchased a $75 perk and you decide to purchase another $75, you will be upgraded to the $150 perk.
YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE OF A GROUND BREAKING MOVIE!
We are also now offering the chance for a small number of people to own a percentage of the movie! These investors will also be entitled to a percentage of any profits the movie will make. This offer will only be available to a limited number of people. For more info on this opportunity please go to www.majoroakentertainment.com/allthatremains.html
Other Ways You Can Help
There’s a lot of other ways you can help make this movie happen. If you don’t fancy purchasing one of the perks listed here – how about a buying a T-shirt or other merchandise from our new “All That Remains” merchandise store? They make great gifts and every single dollar of profit will go to production funds. Check out all the goodies here and show your support! http://www.cafepress.co.uk/allthatremains
Beside financial help, your support in any way is always much appreciated and needed. Please help us get the word out; tell some friends or anyone who may be interested in investing. Your interest and support is what makes us as filmmakers do what we do best. Indiegogo provides great tools to help you spread the word too. You’ll find all their sharing tools under the video – use them and spread the word!