The Runaway Sun

A sci-fi fantasy film about the last remaining humans in the universe.
David Matheny
Kansas City, Kansas
United States
1 Team Member


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We have a new perk. It's is a maquette of an alien that will be in the film. He's a pretty wicked character. It's sculpted by Rudy Garcia and limited to 10. The pics above show the maquette at about 70% done. There's more detail and clean up still to do. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at


Anyone who buys THE DVD PACKAGE or higher gets a print signed by the artist at no extra cost!

The print is a illustrated by Kyle Strahm. It is a concept of an anroid that will be in the film. They will be shipped with t-shirts and posters within 3 months after the indiegogo campaign ends. If you ordered the DVD package, it will be sent out with the DVD when the film is complete.


THE RUNAWAY SUN is going to be a heartfelt tale and a visual feast of a science fiction/fantasy short film, with all kinds of unique robots, aliens, and cool visual effects. But we can't do it without your help. You complete us! We're navel lint without you. It's up to you to make this film a reality.
Every product that we deliver will be high quality. Whether it be t-shirts and posters, or the actual film, we will not rest until it meets our standards. We pride ourselves in doing the best job that we can no matter what. Everyone of us here on The Runaway Sun team care about what we do. We love what we do. And nothing makes us happier than when we please our audience. You can trust us when we say, all of us are doing our best work to date.
We need $30,000 to complete this film. Every dollar that goes over our goal will be spent on enhancing the production quality of this film, starting with the score and working our way to higher quality fabrics on our costumes.
So what happens if we don't meet our goal? Well that all depends. If we raise half of our goal, then we will proceed with pre-production (set building, robot making, prop building, etc) and try to raise the rest of money along the way. We must raise at least $7000 to move forward with pre-production. If we don't raise at least $7000 then the release of the film will be delayed.

We will start pre-production as soon as we get the funds. We estimate the film will be in the can 4-5 months after that. Post-production is going to be a lengthy process. We estimate that it will take 6-8 months to complete the visual effects, sound design, and score. Our goal is to release the film by May 2014.


Remember, you can upgrade your perks by donating more money and sending us an e-mail at letting us know you upgraded!

Of course you can't get your DVD or digital download of the film or score until the film is complete. But the t-shirts, posters and prints will all be delivered within 60-90 days after the Indiegogo ends.

Rising Sun Colony concept art
Devin's print

Art by Devin Koehler. It measures roughly 17x7. When you buy a perk with a concept art print included, this is what you get! Isn't it beautiful?


The two pictures above represent an android head that is about 50% done. It's missing paint and a bunch of small pieces. But the pics represent a descent idea of what you're going to get.

The android head prop is going to be made mostly of resin. There will be other other parts attached to it that will either be made of foam, styrene, resin or some kind of metal.

Most likely the prop will not come with eyes, because they will be cg in the film. And the side of the head will hold LED lights. The prop may or may not come with LED lights, depending on what we decide to do for production. There will be a cool looking plate that goes inside the circle on the side of the head. But if you buy the android head prop package, you are gauranteed a head that was used in production that is not broken.

usuit helmet

This is the concept for the space helmet. The final result will vary, but it will be awesome no matter what. We won't actually build it until pre-production starts. These will be shipped out in the fall of 2013.


Yes, you get every single one of the perks we offer on this page. But being Executive Producer is more than just awesome perks. It's about being apart of the team. Whatever events we put on for this film, you'll be invited to join us. You'll be in our photo ops, you get a bio on our site, you'll have an unlimited pass on set during production. You can even stop by and see how the sets are coming along. If you have kids, bring them along! I'm sure they would find it fascinating. I know my 12 year old self would. You'll also be able to see rough cuts of visual effects and edits. Stuff that only producers get to see. It's very exciting! If you want to do this, but have questions, then e-mail the director at He will read your e-mail and get back to you ASAP.

It's ok. We know how you feel! There is a list a mile long of stuff that we need. First of all, if you haven't yet, please share the link to our Indiegogo page on your facebook, twitter and whatever else you have! Blogs, forums, groups. Every bit helps big time. We have a Facebook page! That's where we post all our newest blogposts, pics and videos. You can share that page too! If you or someone you know has a blog or works at a newspaper, we'd love to do an interview or video. Just point us in the right direction! Also, if you know someone who can get us a deal on Smooth-On Rebound 25 silicone or any kind of smooth-cast resin, please let us know. We can use it!

David Matheny is an award-winning writer, director, and producer from Overland Park, KS. His deeply rooted love for film began at an early age and he started filming fight scenes with friends after school. While attending Avila University, Matheny created a short film entitled “The Scientist,” which one Kansas City Star critic called “A short film so intuitive, visually acute, and narratively assured that it required no dialogue. It may be the best student short I’ve ever seen.”
Since graduating, Matheny has worked in Los Angeles as an editor for the hit series “Bite Me,” from Lionsgate and Machinima.


Born in Kansas City, MO, Jenny Brinkman began to develop a serious interest in film not long after she graduated from Bishop Miege High School. She worked as a production manager on the 2009 award-wining feature, “My Step-Dad’s a Freakin’ Vampire,” which has been distributed to Netflix, Amazon,, and other sites.

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Select a Perk
  • $7USD
    A Digital Download

    An HD digital download of the film and a special thanks on Facebook and film's website!

    15 claimed
  • $20USD
    The Digital Download Package

    A digital download of the film’s score by Douglas Edward, a special thanks on our film's website and Facebook, plus everything above.

    9 claimed
  • $35USD
    The DVD Package

    A DVD copy of the film that includes a ton of Behind the Scenes Special Features plus everything listed above and a special thanks in the films credits. (That means your name will be on IMDB!)

    18 claimed
  • $45USD
    The Art Package

    11X17 movie poster signed by cast and crew and a print of beautiful concept art signed and numbered by Devin Koehler plus everything above.

    15 claimed
  • $65USD
    The T-shirt Package

    The Runaway Sun Crew T-shirt plus everything listed above (except limited items). Plus see the movie a week before it is released!

    7 claimed
  • $85USD
    Mystery Grab Bag

    5 random awesome items! Trust us, it’s worth it. (DVDs, t-shirts, signed storyboards, lobby cards, concept art prints, posters, signed sheet music and lots more). Plus we'll throw in an HD digital download of the film and a digital download of the score on the house.

    4 out of 50 claimed
  • $100USD

    The maquette is a blue print for our 1:1 scale alien that will be in the film. Sculpted by Rudy Garcia. This package comes with the maquette and a special thanks in the films credits plus an HD digital download of the film and a digital download of the film's score by Douglas Edward!

    3 out of 10 claimed
  • $175USD
    The Android Head Package

    An actual android head prop used in the film! It is a prop from the film, so each one will be different. This package also comes with a DVD, 11x17 poster, Android print, concept art Print and a thanks in the film's credits!

    8 out of 15 claimed
  • $395USD
    The Elite Package

    2 DVDs (one for a friend), digital download of score, sheet music signed by composer, 11x17 poster signed by crew, storyboards signed by director, lobby card set, print of concept art, T-shirt, a hand drawn sketch of a robot or character from the film from Kyle Strahm (ONE OF A KIND!) and an android head replica (a replica is the same thing as a prop, except it wasn't used in the film)

    1 out of 10 claimed
  • $900USD
    The Helmet and Book Package

    A HARDCOVER BOOK and a REPLICA SPACE HELMET! Book includes all of the beautiful concept art, plus storyboards, production photos, and a list that includes everyone’s names that backed the project!!! Plus everything listed above except limited items.

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $2,500USD
    The CO-PRODUCER Package

    Your name will appear in the credits and on IMDB as Co-Producer. You’ll get one of everything offered above and a pass to the set during production. Plus you get to see the movie before its released. You’ll also get 2 tickets to our wrap party in Kansas City! Get ready to live!

    0 out of 3 claimed
  • $5,000USD

    Congratulations! Your name will appear on the film, and IMDB as Executive Producer. You get one of everything that is listed above (possibly more than one of each upon request) You’ll get to see dailies from production, rough cuts of the film as it progresses and of course you’ll be able to view the finished film before anyone else! You have an all access pass to the set during production. Plus invitations for you and 3 other guests to the wrap party in Kansas City! More info in description.

    0 out of 3 claimed
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