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.
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.
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
- $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
- $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