Six Strangers Cope With Emerging Super Human Abilities After Witnessing A Meteor Impact
Our story is a Super Hero Origin Story.
The first episode picks up just 3 days after the impact.
We follow six people who were on the beach the day of the meteor crash and watch as they cope with their powers.
Each character has a really unique backstory that we will delve into in the first season. We’ll catch glimpses of their every day struggles and watch as they learn to control their new powers.
Lion Forge Comics has essentially created a brand new universe where people have been imbued with cosmic powers from meteor impacts all over the world. They've already released several issues of this new comic book series and introduced several characters with their own titles.
If you don't know who Lion Forge is, they recently licensed Saved by the Bell, Knight Rider, Miami Vice, Punky Brewster and Airwolf from NBC/Universal and will be bringing those stories to the comics in the fall!
Their digital comics in the Catalyst Prime Series include:
Prime: Quincredible & Prime: Accel
Prime: The Event & Wonderous
We're taking this awesome universe that Lion Forge has already created and we're bringing BRAND NEW characters to life in an EPISODIC LIVE ACTION FORMAT produced for the web!
We loved the IDEAS behind TV Shows like Heroes and Misfits, but both shows fell short a few seasons before they were finally put to sleep by the networks.
We have the opportunity to try and do it right. No suits to tell us who to cast, or what to write. We get to witness the creation of a super hero team, built from the ground up. At the end of the first season, we will watch them work together and battle as a Team!
Production & Post Production Team:
Writer/Director - Ramon Govea
Art Director/Production Designer - Kit Stolen (Red Riding Hood)
Casting: Ramani Leah (Revolution, Spring Breakers, House of Cards)
VFX Supervisor - Joe Censoplano (Avengers, Iron Man 3, Prometheus, Oz the Great and Powerful)
Stunt Coordinator - Alex Wen (Drive, Lethal Weapon 4, Buffy The Vampire Slayer [TV Show])
Soundtrack by Paper Trails
IN THE PRESS:
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THE MOST ACTIVE FAN PER WEEK WILL WIN A BUNDLE (Minimum Value $49)!!
AT THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN THE OVERALL MOST ACTIVE FAN WILL WIN THE COMIC FANATIC BUNDLE ($599)!!
Every Saturday while the campaign is live (July 27, Aug 3, Aug 10, & Aug 17) we will select the most active fan from the previous 7 Days and reward that person with a bundle. The person who shares, tweets and spreads the word with their unique link around the web the most for that week - Saturday to Friday - will receive one of our Limited Edition Perk Bundles starting with our WRITERS BUNDLE on July 27th! The overall most active participant at the end of the campaign, from our July 20th Launch date to our Aug. 20th End date will win the Comic Fanatic Bundle!!
We've set out to produce FIVE high quality 10-minute episodes shot in HD resolution on RED cameras. We will be shooting all over Los Angeles and we have brought in teams for stunts, production design, Visual Effects, Original Music, and the list goes on.
The typical cost for a production like this here in Hollywood is about $250,000, but the bare minimum we can get away with, without sacrificing quality or story, is $50,000.
But we need your help. We've already invested in the beginning of this story, but we're only a small group of experienced filmmakers and comic book fans who want to see this project come to life. We know you'll enjoy the story we tell and we need all hands on deck to do it.
$50,000 will cover the cost of feeding the crew, filming on location, equipment, using wires and green screen, custom props, visual effects, costumes, editing, sound design & to pay for some of the long hours that our hardworking crew will log in to make this project look awesome.
We're incredibly excited about the perks we'll be able to give you in exchange for your help.
We're offering all kinds of limited edition items and collectibles that are exclusive to this IndieGoGo Campaign. That means you will not be able to get them anywhere else and quite possibly EVER AGAIN!
Our bundles are designed to give you as many cool perks as we can squeeze into one contribution amount. Everything from Digital Comics to hardcopies of the Script to DVD & Blue Rays, Soundtrack CD's, and limited edition printed lithographs, posters and comic books are just a few of the cool perks we're offering.
Original Soundtrack by Paper Trails [$25 +]
Exclusive: Catalyst Prime Incidentals Color Pin Up Poster
by Eddie Nunez & Snakebite Cortez [$35+]
Comic Artist Eddie Nunez will pencil and ink a an exclusive pin up featuring the characters from our web series, and Snakebite Cortez will add color.
We'll even be updating the campaign with more perks as we come up with them, so keep checking back to see what's new for simple upgrades to your previous contribution.
With $5000 we can produce the first chapter of one character's story. We'll introduce one character of as they begin to cope with their emerging power.
We'll choose someone that will include plenty of stuntwork, visual effects and really pull no punches on the action.
All perks will apply to the produced material.
With $10,000 we can produce a full pilot episode.
We'll introduce all 6 characters and reveal their powers in 10 minutes.
We'll be on location with RED cameras, production lights, a full crew and our Stunt & VFX teams ready to enhance the story.
All perks will apply to this first episode.
Anything you contribute over this goal will go straight into making the production bigger and better. We’ll add more action, more stunts, more visual effects, and use better locations, better costumes, better props and better film equipment.
But, if you help us reach our 75,000 goal, we will also produce a SIXTH episode, and introduce a new mysterious, yet major character in the story arc.
Who is Bo? How does he know about their powers? What does he mean when he says that war is coming?
With $90,000 we can complete EIGHT episodes in glorious High Definition with some INCREDIBLE visual effects, top notch camera work. We’ll be able to afford some great locations too.
With this amount we can get our FIRST CHOICES for actors, equipment, and locations to make this project really stand out, when compared to anything you've seen on TV in this genre.
Ultimately, our goal is simple. We want to create something that will show the large networks and studios that we can create equally as great content on the web and prove that this comic book genre has so much more to offer than we've seen on television and the big screen.
Anything you contribute over this goal will go straight into making the production bigger and better, but this will take the cake.
If you help us get to $101,000 we'll do EIGHT Episodes. Within the EIGHT EPISODES we’ll add MORE ACTION, BETTER STUNTS, COOLER VISUAL EFFECTS, the BEST LOCATIONS we can, better costumes, better props and better film equipment.
We have this awesome MMA fight sequence, someone using the power of flight, a sweet gun battle in the middle of a city, and tons of other stuff we really want to see in this series.
We'll even introduce ONE MORE character to the team - SEVEN.
Who is Seven? Where was she the day the meteor hit? Why is someone after her and who are they?
Hell, if you can get us past $200,000, we might even be able to start shooting a SECOND SEASON
We'll be able to produce some extra content to supplement the web series like a new website, comic book, and some cutting edge transmedia interfaces. We'll send everyone who contributed for a Bonus Digital Bundle or more an Exclusive Catalyst Prime Poster featuring all the major characters currently in the Catalyst Prime Universe and some other bonus goodies.
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Every Saturday while the campaign is live (July 27, Aug 3, Aug 10, & Aug 17) we will select the most active fan and reward that person with a bundle. The person who shares, tweets and spreads the word with their unique link around the web the most for that week - Sunday to Saturday - will receive one of our Limited Edition Perk Bundles starting with our WRITERS BUNDLE on July 27th! The overall most active participant at the end of the campaign, from our July 20th Launch date to our Aug. 20th End date will win the Cosmic Fanatic Bundle.