Watch the ENTIRE first short after our pitch! If you want to see more, please help us out!
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INITIAL FUNDING GOAL: $10,000 - Production Begins right away
STRETCH GOAL 1: $14,000 Extended film that includes scenes with Samantha Harper from the first short
STRETCH GOAL 2: $20,000 - Live action Drones, a uniformed military, pay the full cast, and keep the crew warm!
We are launching our campaign for the second installment of the Ascendants prequel. A science fiction film project that puts the conflict between science and religion front and center.
Last year, we completed the script for Ascendants, a 2-hour backdoor pilot aimed at network and cable television and online networks. Ascendants follows a family caught up in a future where proof of the afterlife, for a just a few, creates a corrupt dystopia.
It’s not about the life you lead or your religious beliefs - the only thing that matters is what is in your blood.
In 2013 we decided to create a prequel of sorts -- a series of short films that would provide the foundation for the pilot.
The first short was completed last summer and was produced with the support of over 30 volunteer crew members and a modest kickstarter campaign.
The short was set 15 years before the pilot when an Ascendant woman loses her mind deciding between leaving to be with her own kind or staying with her Biomass wife and infant child. The short hints at a great struggle… and lays the foundation for a large conspiracy.
The film debuted at the famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood this summer as an official selection and finalist at the Hollyshorts film festival. Recently, it was an official selection of the Independent Television and Film Festival and will be shown at the Philip K. Dick Festival in December.
Our second installment will open up the world of Ascendants continuing the story with the resistance’s capture of a key member of the establishment. Our production capabilities have increased since the first short. We have at our disposal a studio, equipment and the Red Epic – the same camera that was used for movies such as The Hobbit, Star Trek, and the newest Transformers.But we still need your help. Our campaign is launching to help us cover expenses towards top-notch actors, rental of a warehouse for a set, props and costumes, and special equipment to help us create this future world. We’ve set multiple campaign goals and are truly grateful for any support.
We’d love for you to join us in making this new Ascendants short.