NOVR : Blood and Steel

The Award Winning Action-Packed Blockbuster Science Fiction Short Film Series - Be a part of something special!
Geoff O'Rourke
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Concept Art by Rohan Peterson

NOVR Trailer (Our First Film)

Short Summary

If you watched the video you've just seen the trailer for our first film NOVR currently in 14 film festivals around the world. Along with many award nominations it is the winner of Best Sci-Fi at Atlanta ShortsFest, Best VFX at the Thriller Chiller International Film Festival, Excellence in Directing International Film Festival Cinematic Arts LA and Second Place for Best Sci-Fi at the ShockerFest International Film Festival.

Based off of the amazing success of our first independent Australian short film 'NOVR', we are launching the campaign for our second short film 'NOVR : Blood and Steel'. The series of three films is aimed at attracting the attention of investors for a feature film or television series.

A high quality blockbuster feel on a tiny budget, NOVR is the work of three best mates who wrote an action packed feature film script and knew they didn't have the money to get it made. Instead, they wrote a series of short films based off the feature script that could show off what could be done with some balsa wood, super glue, a little imagination and a great team.

With only $10,000 (self funded), a Canon 5D and a laptop we produced 'NOVR'. 'NOVR' is now in 14 Film Festivals around the world and is about to be released online to the public.

We need your help to fund the next one.

We are also offering you the chance to see the first film 'NOVR' and then 'NOVR : Blood and Steel' before the rest of the world via digital download as one of the perks of our campaign.

Please note we chose to host the campaign on indiegogo in US Dollars (AUD not available) because out of the crowd funding sites they take the least amount of money in commission. This allows us to further the film not the hosting company. The difference in price will usually be somewhere between 0.70 AUD and 1.00 AUD as of 25/09/13.

The Story

In the not too distant future an orphan girl is born with an amazing ability that might hold the key to humanity’s survival against an unstoppable alien threat.

Hidden away from the outside world by her foster father she must decide to risk death fighting the invaders – or be killed by those she is trying to save. 

The NOVR universe puts characters with complex relationships and backgrounds into the high pressure environment of war. The thing that makes our super human storyline different from others is that at the same time the child's abilities are her most crucial flaw. Using her powers will kill her - not using her powers could mean humanities extinction. Her unexpected guardians and surrogate family a drunken soldier and a confused religious zealot 
must protect her both from the invading alien fleet and the remnants of the desperate human armed forces while they fight their own internal battles. 

For more of the story check out the investor Concept Art Booklet Designed by very talent Artist Rohan Peterson. Hint its in the 'Gallery' tab at the top of this page.

What We Need

$20,000 dollars is what we need but hey, we're resourceful chaps. We don't expect you, the generous public, to fund the whole thing (although if you are feeling generous please don't hold back).

We learnt a lot with NOVR and we are using that knowledge to better 'Blood and Steel'. The great thing is having completed the first film we know exactly what we need for the second and how much it will cost. 

Our motto is to use as many physical effects as possible and only use visual computer generated effects afterwards to enhance the scene. This way we reduce lengthy post production times and also have a more realistic look to the film.

This is the reason a lot of our budget will go towards the art department, costuming, spectacular locations and talented, up-and-coming Australian actors.

The Breakdown

$2500 - Location fees for two locations (including insurance costs i.e. public liability)

$4000 - Towards professional actors fees for lead parts.

$7000 - Art department, costuming and set (including professional film armourer, costs for weapons and physical effects work and also Alien and Marine costume upgrade)

$5000 - Post production work (includes digital effects costs, soundtrack work and audio post production)

$1000 - Ancillary specialty gear hire and lighting

$500 - Indiegogo campaign fee and slush fund (because there's always something you've missed)

This is our basic budget - the bare minimum we need to get the film finished. We will also be seeking funding from both local and national government funding sources and independent sources to make up any shortfall.

The Impact

Any money you could spare toward our campaign would provide a tremendous boost to the careers of not only the film makers, but the cast and crew of young and upcoming talent. It will not be wasted a film will be made out of these funds.

Our biggest goal is to develop a culture of film making locally in Australia using Australian talent both cast and crew. Films that are not only critically popular but also economically viable.

The Core Team 

We worked with most of these guys on the first film we have a number of girls too but they're either camera shy - or their facebook accounts are harder to get into (relax it's mostly a joke)!

Geoff O'Rourke - Director 

Martin Thomas - Producer/Actor

Shane Ronan - Writer

Nathan Barlow and Jason Hinsch - Directors of Photography (We're so popular we've got two!)

Lara Cawsey - Associate Producer

Matt Rudduck and Lachlan Bain - Music Composers 

Rohan Peterson - Concept and Pre-Vis Artist

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raised by 61 people in 2 months
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$10,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on November 24, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Instant Satisfaction

    An instant warm and fuzzy feeling from knowing you've helped to make a great film and progress the careers of young filmakers wanting to reinvigorate our Australian film industry.

    2 claimed
  • $10USD
    The Sneak Peek

    See the film! Digital download of our first short film 'NOVR'.

    4 claimed
  • $10USD
    I Only Want Blood and Steel

    Understandable really! A Digital Download of 'NOVR : Blood and Steel' when its completed.

    2 claimed
  • $15USD

    Digital download of both 'NOVR' and download of the second instalment 'NOVR : Blood and Steel' (after its completion, of course).

    15 claimed
  • $50USD
    The Poster Boy

    Digital download of both films and Poster and Concept Art booklet signed by the cast of 'NOVR : Blood and Steel'.

    7 out of 50 claimed
  • $75USD
    The Participant

    Digital download of both films, Poster and Concept Art booklet signed by the cast, an invitation to attend the shoot days and the official launch screening of 'NOVR Blood and Steel' (travel costs not included).

    4 out of 25 claimed
  • $100USD
    The Intern

    Everything listed in the Participant package and the opportunity to help out on set or in post production and get an official film credit (travel costs not included).

    3 out of 10 claimed

    The Extra

    Everything listed in the Participant package and the opportunity to play an extra in the film. Put on a uniform, splash on some blood, here's your weapon soldier - you're good to go as an extra in a scene of the film (travel costs not included).

    4 out of 4 claimed

    The Featured Extra

    Everything listed in the Participant package and a featured extra role with at least one line of dialogue. Want to be ripped apart by an Alien? I'm sure we can arrange it (travel costs not included)!

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  • $300USD
    A Private Screening

    Everything included in the Participant Perk PLUS if your Sydney based we'll come to your house and give you a private screening of both films when they are completed!

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  • $500USD
    The Memorabilia Moment

    Everything included in the Participant Perk PLUS an important piece of Memorabilia from the Film and a Private Screening of the Film at your place if your Sydney Based!

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  • $1,000USD
    The Investor

    Everything listed in the Participant Perk + Film Credit + Direct input in the film we'll work with you to make it an amazing project. If you are considering this option please contact us for complete terms and conditions. This might include good options for business advertising in the credits etc

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  • $5,000USD
    The Producer

    Everything listed in the the Featured Extra Perk + Producer Film Credit + Direct input in the film we'll work with you to make it an amazing project. If you are considering this option please contact us for complete terms and conditions. This might include good options for business advertising in the credits etc

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  • $10,000USD
    The Generous Benefactor

    Everything listed in the Featured Extra Perk+ Executive Producer Film Credit + Direct input in the film we'll work with you to make it an amazing project. If you are considering this option you should really talk to us because we will make this work for you!

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