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When a computer programmer's pet project malfunctions and he opens a door into a digital world, he must figure out how to fix the machine...and himself.
Jameson Rich
New York, New York
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

Hi! My name's Peter, and welcome to the fundraising campaign for my upcoming short film NULLVOID. The film is an experimental piece about how people can sometimes feel empty and then end up blocking themselves from the world and others. It's about introversion, quiet moments, and above all, the need to connect with someone, even if there's something stopping you from doing so.

But forget about all those themes; you'd probably rather know what actually happens. In the movie, a computer scientist is trying to figure out the nature of life through a digital program. While he is working on the project, he inadvertently creates a mini-universe within his computer, allowing him to travel back and forth between reality and this digital realm. Now he must find out what's going on with the machine... and also with himself.

What We Need & What You Get

So what exactly am I asking for? $1,500. I know it's a lot, but unfortunately I have to cover the cost of equipment, food, transportation, and all the other hassles that go into making a movie. Most important, however, is the look of the computer program and the digital world. Much of the budget will also be spent on art, visual effects, and costumes to make the world of NULLVOID real and believable. I am producing the film for my Junior project at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and while we receive a small allotment from them, we must seek the majority of our funds from wonderful people like you. Any donation will be much appreciated, even if it's just a dollar. If you don't have money to donate, I would even love to hear your words of encouragement, because that alone is helpful in make this vision come true.

The Impact

This project is important to me, because I believe everyone has experienced moments when they feel like they are cut off from everybody else. It's a pretty scary feeling, but it's moments like these that make me appreciate the people who are in my life. I hope that I have been there for you, enough so that you will donate to my film. And if I haven't, then that kinda sucks, and we should definitely hang out some time! It is also my hope that the film can have a life beyond sharing it with you and the school, and that we can put it out into the world through online platforms, film forums, and maybe even festivals!

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't contribute, that's okay. You can still help by spreading the word to anybody you know who may be interested in the project and able to help out. And as always, support and encouragement is invaluable!

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This campaign ended on November 15, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Press Any Key To Start

    Peter Liu loves you, and he will shower you with affection and thanks whenever he sees you. You are a vital piece of our system. As such, your initials, along with a number of your choosing, will be embedded in the on-screen code seen in the film. See the finished film to find your contribution.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $10USD
    Looking for Signal

    With your help, we're getting closer to identifying the root of the glitch. For your assistance, you will be thanked in the credits of the film. And Peter Liu will always love you.

    3 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $25USD
    Network Detected

    The connection is getting stronger. Our success is directly related to your contribution. You will be thanked in the credits, as well as receive a digital download of the finished film. But don't worry, the download will be glitch-free.

    5 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $50USD
    Establishing Server

    We're almost there! Your assistance means everything. You will receive an assistant producer credit, a digital download of the film, Peter's undying gratitude, and a personalized video message taken on set during production.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014

    Loading Program

    You are an irreplaceable line of code in our system. You will be credited as a co-executive producer, receive a digital download of the film, a personalized video message recorded on set, as well as a DVD copy of the film mailed to you.

    5 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $500USD
    Welcome to NullVoid!

    The system is open, and it's all thanks to you! You will be credited as an executive producer, receive both digital and DVD copies of the film, a personalized video message from set, and a digital Production Book featuring behind the scenes photographs from set, a copy of the shooting script, and a letter from Peter thanking you for your invaluable contribution.

    1 out of 5 claimed
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