If you are as besotted with the Space: 1889 setting as I am, then the chance to help bring this Space: 1889 fan film - The Secret Of Phobos - to life is a no-brainer.
Yesterday, the HeroPress Saturday Morning Matinee was the team's eight-minute proof of concept, introduction to the setting, showing off the fact that they are using a mixture of real locations and model work, rather than CGI, to produce an old fashioned, low budget sci-fi story that perfectly captures the Victorian scientific romance and steampunk aesthetic of Frank Chadwick's immortal roleplaying game.
The filmmakers are aiming to raise €17,000 by July 1.
Check out the campaign's Kickstarter page for information on perks and investment incentives, as well as some insight into what will be added to the film should it pass its funding target and head into stretch goal territory.
The page also has a lot of information, and links, about the people involved in bringing this all to fruition.
Several of the Clockwork Publishing team - who are producing the new Ubiquity-driven edition of Space: 1889 - are involved in this project, which ensures it will remain true to the source material. For instance, the game's chief editor, Stefan Küppers, co-created the film's story and script.
The Secret Of Phobos's plot follows Jack Armstrong's niece, Will (Mháire Stritter), from Venus back to Earth, to Mars and finally to Mars' eerie moon Phobos, as her uncle's and Edison’s mistakes from the past make her a target for a dark cult and the last hope for a Martian princess (Chris Fano).
The movie will be shot primarily in German, but with English sub-titles on the DVD/Blu-Ray, although if enough money is raiseda full-English dub might be offered as well.
And it's going to include dinosaurs! And not CGI ones...
Let's get this movie funded and made!