YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHERE A HOMEMADE TIME MACHINE CAN TAKE YOU!
This Campaign has ended. Thanks to all of our contributors!
IT'S A MOVIE ABOUT A MOVIE
If you love special effects movies, Back To The Future, or the DeLorean Time Machine, you'll love The Time Machinists.
It's a documentary about the Back To The Future film trilogy that's narrated by Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man). Our award winning team has been shooting this project for over four years.
The film has been made with the cooperation of many of the original BTTF filmmakers including: Bob Gale (BTTF Writer/Producer/Co-Creator), Kevin Pike (BTTF Special Effects Supervisor), Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown) and a rare interview with Michael Scheffe (Delorean Time Machine Build Manager and BTTF Concept Artist.)
These Hollywood legends share behind-the-scenes stories, never before seen artwork, how the BTTF films were made, and why they think the films are still popular after almost 30 years.
From 2009 to the present, we've also explored the world of BTTF super-fans including the leaders of several on-line fan communities.
It's been an ubelievable ride! We've been in the storage catacombs of Universal Studios, the sound stages of Warner Brothers Studios, the wilds of Oklahoma and the garages of Texas. We've sat inside the original Batmobile, met both the designer of KITT (the talking car from Knight Rider) and the designer of the original Starship Enterprise. We've even discovered a man who's built a car that actually runs on beer and hamburgers!
Yes, all of this is directly related to how Back To The Future got made, and how its wake in the space-time continuum has changed the lives of millions of fans worldwide.
WHO WE ARE
Chapin Wilson (Producer, Cinematographer) has produced and shot three documentary films including Hands On A Hardbody, winner of the Boston Circle of Film Critics' "Best Documentary Film of 1999", and Russian Brides - In The Name Of Love, for The Discovery Times Channel, executive produced by Academy Award winner Sydney Pollack.
Sam Macaroni (Director, Producer) has been making movies continuously since he was 8 years old. At the age of 20, he was the youngest music video director on contract at MCA Records. Sam has also sold shows to MTV and written for FOX and other networks.
Thumbs Up For The Special Effects
We not only love special effects movies, we make them! We've made over 70 special-effects-heavy short films, many of which are featured on our YouTube page. Collectively these videos have been viewed over 30 million times.
In 2009, Sam found a weather-beaten DeLorean Time Machine rotting on the Universal Studio's back lot and we starting shooting The Time Machinists as a documentary film.
Our main campaign goal is to raise funds for Post Production so we can finish editing the over one hundred hours of footage we've already shot for The Time Machinists.
With 95% of the filming completed, our budget (see below) includes the minimum funds necessary to deliver a professionally finished, High-Definition, feature-length documentary film for festival, theatrical, TV and/or on-line distribution.
Any extra contributions we might raise would be put to enhancing the soundtrack and graphics, acquiring the license to use clips from the original BTTF films, and additional production needs.
Please join our campaign so that we can complete this movie and share it with you and the world!
WELCOME TO THE TIME MACHINSTS TEAM!
To thank every contributor who supports this independent film, we are offering many perks including:
- the official weekly news letter with exclusive pre-view clips from The Time Machinists
- the finished Blu-Ray DVD
- a signed original movie poster
- an on-screen Producer Credit in the film
- and much more!
As the campaign rolls out, we will announce other perks as well. Stay tuned for updates here, and by Liking our Facebook page and by Following us on our Twitter and Pinterest pages below!
How Your Campaign Contributions Will Be Used
All funding received, no matter how high or low, will go toward: audio and edit equipment; post production and production salaries; graphics; soundtrack & music; film & TV clip licensing; pre-production, transportation and hotels; and other miscellaneous expenses.
Other Members of The Time Machinists Team
Dave Neupert (Executive Producer) is an Entrepreneur whose company M80 Records produced the award winning documentary Sleep Walking Though The Mekong. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024995/?ref_=ttco_co_tt
Jeff Semones (Executive Producer) is an Entrepreneur and President of M80, Inc., an online marketing firm based in Los Angeles and New York City.
S.R. Bindler (Post Production Consultant) is an award-winning Filmmaker and Commercial Director.
Julien Nitzberg (Post Production Consultant) is an award-winning filmmaker and playwright.
Tim Montijo (Graphics and Original Score) is an Emmy Award winning graphic designer, composer and editor.
You Made A Time Machine Out Of A DeLorean?
What brings everyone together in The Time Machinists - filmmakers and fans, past and present - is the love of movies and eye-popping special effects that make you believe in the impossible.
It's also a story that could only exist in the Internet age, where people with the same passions come together despite geographic isolation.
SPREAD THE WORD
Even if you don’t have $1 to contribute, help spread the word to those you know who might be able to contribute in anyway!
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Risks & Hurdles
We've assembled a seasoned production team to help avoid as many complications as possible, yet we know there will still be challenges on the road to finishing this film. We will be transparent with our contributors about any hurdles that might arise, including:
Completion Date: We are scheduled to have a finished product by early 2014, but there is always a chance that things will take longer than planned. If a delay does occur we will inform our contributors of the reasons and the steps being taken to remedy any further delay.
Budget Shortfall: In the event that we do not reach our campaign goal, every cent that we do raise will be spent on completing the film. We will not stop until we have a professionally completed project.
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