Current Affairs - A Short Film Based on the Life of Nikola Tesla

A biopic detailing the real events of the War of the Currents, the battle between Tesla's AC power and Edison's DC power.
Patrick Thompson
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Fargo, North Dakota
United States
4 Team Members

A Little More About the Project:

This film is being made as a Senior Thesis project for my B.A. in Film Production.  My production team's biggest goal is to make a movie that will have a real impact on the way Nikola Tesla is viewed historically.  Tesla's story is a tragic one.  He did so much for the world and asked for so little in return.  We want this film to serve as the true alternative to the story that was established through Edison's documented ruthlessness.  Our cast and crew have several years experience in film production and are chomping at the bit to make a phenomenal project.   With your help, it can be even better!


What We Need & What You Get

A project like this requires many resources to execute it properly, so your donation will help us secure the locations and materials needed to accurately portray the period in which the story takes place.  Everything from time-specific clothing, to a real Tesla coil, will add that much more depth and believability to what ends up on screen.  

For your generosity, we have a few things planned as our thanks.  So far these items range from high quality, digital downloads of the final project, wallpapers, production journal video updates, cast interviews, a walk-on role, and soon more to come!  We're a simple production yet we will do everything in our power to properly thank our contributors that make so much possible!


The Impact:

It is our hope that this film project will bring more widespread awareness to the man who has given us so much.  Had Edison and his DC power beat out the more stable AC power, our world will be a much different place.  AC enabled us to circulate a new era far and wide, while DC's reach was far more restricted.  Our technological advances would have been much less impressive if it wasn't for the breakthroughs that Tesla helped pioneer.  The man who helped paved the way for so much deserves his day in the sun.  Your contribution will help us share this message.  Reaching our goal will allow us to distribute the film around the country, and hopefully, the rest of the world.  This film could be screened in countless places and used as an educational tool.  Imagine the upcoming Tesla Museum, PBS, classrooms, and countless festivals big and small...  Please, help make our voice even more powerful!


Other Ways You Can Help

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Thanks very much for visiting our page and we look forward to sharing more with all of you very soon!

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  • $10USD
    Little Spark

    You will receive a high quality digital download of the film with a special thanks from the cast and crew included. Plus, your name in our credits as an extra special thank you!

    9 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $25USD
    Big Spark

    A DVD version of the film and a copy of the script signed by the cast and crew. You've never seen signatures like this! (You actually might have but they're still pretty great.) Plus, your name in our credits as an extra special thank you!

    15 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $75USD
    High Voltage

    All of the above PLUS your name in our credits as a Co-Producer of the film. Think of all the places your name will be able to visit!

    9 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $500USD
    Lightning Strike

    For such incredible generosity, you will receive everything above PLUS a walk on role in the film. Think about it, this will be the closest you can get to high-fiving Tesla in real life! (Airfare and hotel not included. Date of filming for role TBD.)

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
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