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WHAT IS THIS CAMPAIGN FOR?
We need money for distributing the film to international film festivals. With your help we can make this film accessible to more people and show fresh new perspectives on contemporary culture in the middle east through science fiction. If you enjoy watching niche topics, then that's a good reason for you to support this film.
Other good reasons:
- If you want to contribute to arabic cinema.
- If you believe that fictional design ideas can trigger potential design solutions that could work in the present day.
- If you want to see a different way of storytelling based on a design process for screenwriting, composing and editing.
WHY DO WE NEED FUNDING?
We hope to reach 11 international film festivals outside the middle east (each submission + shipping through snailmail costing around $100).
Goal .................... $1,111
indiegogo 4%............. - $44.44
Transaction Fee 3%.... - $32
Remaing .............. $1,034.56
1,034.56 / 11 = $94 Budget for one film festival submission + shipping.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT?
This film is the first of its kind in the middle east. It draws inspiration from contemporary philosophers such as: Salvoj Zizek and fairly recent design criterions such as: speculative design fiction and critical design.
Questioning the culture through design, science, fiction and visual storytelling in this film will be unique and mentally stimulating. We believe that this is the impact of the film and we hope that you enjoy it.
WHAT WILL YOU GET?
At the least, you'll get your name on the website of the FIRST Arabic Science Fiction movie.
FOR 1$ YOU GET:
1- MICRO-SPONSOR SILVER SLOT ON THE HOMEPAGE.
($1 ≤ < $11 ≤ )
2- MP3 DOWNLOAD OF SOUNDTRACK
FOR $11 YOU GET:
1- MICRO-SPONSOR GOLD SLOT ON THE HOMEPAGE + MP3 DOWNLOAD
+ NAME ON CREDITS PAGE OF THE WEBSITE.
4- A HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL COPY OF THE FILM POSTER
5- PDF COPY OF RESEARCH AND PROCESS A DETAILED AND COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION OF THE THEORY, REFLECTIONS AND THE MAKING PROCESS OF THIS FILM.
FOR $51 YOU GET:
1- THE ABOVE
2- LIMITED EDITION ORGANIC COTTON SILKSCREENED T-SHIRT
FOR $111 YOU GET:
1- YOUR LOGO WITH A LINK TO YOUR WEBSITE IN THE SPONSORS SECTION
2- IN ADDITION TO THE PRIVATE LINK, YOU'LL GET A DVD CONTAINING THE FILM AND THE SOUNDTRACK.
3- LIMITED EDITION ORGANIC COTTON SILKSCREENED T-SHIRT
4- ONE FISHBONE RULER FROM THE FILM PROTOTYPES
5- ELEVEN WATERMELON SEED BUTTONS FROM THE FILM PROTOTYPES
FOR $1,111 YOU GET:
1- ALL THE ABOVE + A PRINT OF THE OFFICAL POSTER
2- PRINTED COPY OF THE BOOK CONTAINING RESEARCH AND PROCESS
3- CREDIT AS ASSOCIATE PRODUCER ON THE TITLE SEQUENCE AND CLOSING CREDITS
4- A SIGNED PICTURE OF THE CREW WITH A SPECIAL MESSAGE WRITTEN TO YOU.
5- PREMIER TICKETS
6- THE ONE AND ONLY PROTOTYPE OF THE SOLID 3D PRINTED LAMBCHOP BONE WRENCH USED IN THE MOVIE
1.1 is an Arabic Science Fiction film that uses speculative designs as means to critique/question cultural niches in a pseudo-contemporary Middle Eastern society.
The number “0″ inspired this title.The zero in this context is not literally the number zero, but the non-existent entity which opens room for imaginative speculations.
The 1.0 (before the “0″) is for religion (a transcendent entity) and the 0.1 (after the “0″) is for science (an intervening entity).
This movie is about the dilemma between technology and tradition. It will address political dynamics, social communication, contemporary conflicts, eating behaviours, lifestyle and healthcare through weird gadgets and narrative fiction.
Although, the film takes place in the middle east, the theme is universally relevant and draws inspiration from modern philosophies.
Trailer will be up soon. In the meantime you can take a look at some of the concepts designed in this movie:
Concept1: Bioprinting and Artificial Food Waste. A speculation on future eating experience.
Bioprinting will make nutritious, bone free food more accessible, but disposing of the bones or other food waste is part of our eating experience. These prototypes speculate on the alternative to bones or other food waste when food is artificially synthesized. The food waste takes the form of familiar functional objects that could be taken later by the consumer and used in their daily lives. In this sense, it's a return to our primitive use of bones as tools, hence the name, Ivory.
In the context of the middle east, bedouins use bones, wool, hooves, or other parts of animals for the functional purpose in daily living.
Watermelon seed buttons.
More concept updates coming soon.
HOW TO HELP?
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