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Two citizens of a dystopian society escape into a long forgotten world, where they rediscover what it means to be human.
Jarrod Beck
Conway, Arkansas
United States
1 Team Member

My Campaign




Here is the second of our 4 vignettes, which takes an expanded look at Perfect Machine's dystopian society. And be sure to check out our facebook page, and follow us on twitter, @perfect_machine.


Now that you've met the director, take a look at some of the other crew members and find out what Perfect Machine means to them.


Take a look behind the scenes of Perfect Machine's first vignette with this special video package.

Plot Synopsis

In the near future, Citizens Stevens 8396 and Warner 5963 struggle in their oppressive society until they unwittingly discover a forbidden world outside the city walls where true freedom and self-discovery await.

My Story

I am Jarrod Beck a graduate film student at the University of Central Arkansas.

I graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Film. I moved to Jackson, MS in 2009 where I continued to write and direct Independent shorts. I also became a member of the Crossroads Film Society during his brief stay in Jackson, which lasted until my acceptance into the University of Central Arkansas Digital Filmmaking MFA Program. 

One of the reasons I returned to school to earn my MFA in Film is so I could have an opportunity to create a film that I could be proud of and serve as a calling card in my future filmmaking endeavors.

The story of Perfect Machine is one that I have been working on periodically for over five years and it is finally at a point where I am ready to go from script to screen. Perfect Machine explores common themes, such as personal freedom, but in a unique way by blending conventional and unconventional storytelling techniques.

With your contributions you will help me and my team create a believable near future world as well tell a Sci-Fi story in a unique way!

What We Need 

Creating a world in a non-contemporary setting is no small feat and is not cheap either. I am fortunate to have an experienced crew with the know how and ambition to bring my vision to life! The resources are another matter entirely and this is where you can help! We will need funds to buy lumber to build certain sets and as well as money to develop and build the props that will populate our sets and bring the world to life!



  • $4,000 - Production Design

                            Production design will take up the majority of our budget. We want
                            this futuristic society to feel real and lived in. Everything from the
                            sets to the costumes must create a distinct look to help create a
                            larger world. 

  • $2,000 - Camera package & Grip/Electric Rental

                            To make the best product that we can, we will need the best
                            available equipment. There are many types of cameras on the
                            market to rent, and how much money we raise will determine what
                            we will be shooting on. So the larger our budget, the better the movie
                            will look. 

  • $1,500 - Craft Service

                           To get the best performance out of the actors, and to get the best
                           work out of the crew, they need to be kept happy on set. And craft
                           services is a big part of keeping everyone in working shape.
  • $1,500 - Travel

                           It takes time and money to move cast, crew, and equipment from
                           one location to the next. And with gas prices as they are, travel will
                           be a large part of our budget.
  • $500    - Post-Production

                          Once filming has wrapped, then we'll have to add special effects, edit,
                          sound mix, and color grade the film. The more money we have for
                          this the better the film will look and sound.  

  • $500    - Advertising 
                           When the film is finally complete, we will need money to help
                           promote the film and send it out to film festivals.

Estimated Total Budget = $10,000

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This campaign ended on October 27, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Cog In The Machine

    Thank you, for deciding to support my film. For a $5 donation, you will get to digitally see the finished product.

    1 claimed
  • $10USD
    In Compliance

    Your name will be listed under the Special Thanks section of the credits, plus you will also get to watch the film digitally.

    6 claimed
  • $25USD
    Join The Administrative Guard

    Receive a copy of the film on DVD. Plus, you will get all the aforementioned perks.

    6 claimed
  • $50USD
    A Groupthink Society

    You will receive a special Administrative Guard arm-patch, as seen in the film. Plus, you will get all the aforementioned perks.

    7 claimed
  • $100USD
    Off The Meds

    Receive a SPECIAL EDITION copy of the DVD. Features will include: audio commentaries, behind the scenes footage, interviews with cast and crew, and special vignettes. Plus, you will receive all aforementioned perks.

    10 claimed
  • $250USD
    Dream Sickness

    You will receive a limited edition Perfect Machine promotional poster. Plus, you will receive all aforementioned perks.

    1 claimed
  • $500USD
    Lost In The Woods

    You will receive an exclusive prop used in the film. Plus, you will receive all aforementioned perks.

    1 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Eyes Opened

    In addition to all the aforementioned perks, you will receive the opportunity to come and work on the film set during production. You'll get to work closely with various members of the crew, including the Director and the Cinematographer. Travel and Lodge not provided for. Must be 18 years or older, or have a parent or guardian present while on set.

    1 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Humanity Found

    Become an Executive Producer and get your name listed in the credits right beside the Director's. You'll also be able to contact the Director via email/Skype and talk about the film.

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