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Evolved is a sci-fi short film that tells the story of a doctor and her young female patient/ experiment. The doctor needs to find a vaccination for a virus that infects the Earth's atmosphere and the woman in her control might have the answer, but their relationship to one another is complicated as the experiments become more dangerous.
I'm Matthew Lloyd and I've been producing various short films in the Kansas City area for a couple of years now. I try with every project to do something a bit bigger and a bit better and my latest short film project is no different.
I was raised on horror and sci-fi films. My life was fed on a healthy diet of VHS tapes and I want to translate that upbringing into this film. As such, Evolved pays tribute to all the science fiction and horror that inspired me, ranging from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Silent Running to The Thing and Re-Animator.
What We Need & What You Get
As mentioned before, Evolved is the biggest project I've done and it requires a little bit of help. I've always done everything on my own sets, lighting, costuming, prop building, visual effects, music, etc. all to keep my films from getting too expensive, but it seems time to expand my crew and my scope.
The majority of funds for Evolved will be used to buy materials and tools needed to construct the film's universe. As a lover of old school films, I want to do as much in camera as possible, but that means every prop and set in the film has to be built by hand.
The funding we are asking for, guarantees that we will be able to build everything needed for the film, but it does not mean that we can offer the cast and crew payment or luxuries for the set. We need to meet our goal in order for the film to get made, but everything after that goes into renting better equipment, paying cast and crew, or adding more time to the shooting schedule. More time, happier crews, and better equipment can only mean a better film.
We've tried to make every prize cool in some way. Even the lowest prize guarantees that you will see the film ASAP and at a higher quality than the movie will ever be posted as online.
Higher prizes net you unique memorabilia only available to people who contribute to this fundraiser, including posters, production stills, and original concept art.
Evolved’s feminine slant is the kind of perspective that doesn't happen in horror and sci-fi often. Despite being a genre film nut myself, I have to admit that we just don't have a lot of strong female protagonists. Not to say that there aren't any. Take a look as Alien or Terminator 2 or The Andromeda Strain or even Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Evolved will probably not have the same cultural resonance as those projects, but even on this small of a film we can still tell a complex story with a female twist.
Other Ways You Can Help
Every little bit helps. If you can't contribute then you might know someone who might or even someone else who might be interested in the movie. This is a small short film trying to be heard in a large crowd and we need all the help we can getting it to break through the mold.
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