Unnatural History

By Alex Backhouse

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Unnatural History

Project 2012-10-11 01:15:24 +1300

UNNATURAL HISTORY is a story of disappearances and forbidden knowledge, centred around the Rangipo Desert - where in 1979 a series of bizarre ‘energy field’ experiments were conducted by Theo Velasquez, American-born author and amateur physicist. 

This is my first short film as writer, director and co-producer (alongside Melissa Dodds, co-producer of "Existence", NZ International Film Festival 2012). 

In September we were lucky enough to receive a Fresh Shorts grant of $10,000 from the NZFC to enable the film to be made. We are now looking for additional funds to supplement the film's considerable art department and FX needs. This is a complex story with multiple time periods, some remote locations and various shooting formats, from RED to 16mm to Hi-8 video.

Many people have shown enthusiasm for this project in the past weeks and asked what they can do to help. This PledgeMe campaign is the chance for anyone with an interest in seeing this unusual film to help us make it happen, and to the highest possible quality.

- Alex Backhouse


NOTE: For international pledgers choosing rewards with posters, please add $6 for postage.

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Updates 1

The glass is two thirds full

27/11/2012 at 8:51 PM

With just under 2 weeks left, we have a pretty incredible tally of $1351 - two-thirds of the way towards our goal. 

There's been a curious amount of 'no reward' pledges, which is both humbling and confounding. Don't be afraid to take credit where credit is due and claim that stuff.

A huge thanks to everyone who has contributed so far to this project, you're the best. 

Thanks,
Alex

    Pledgers 49

    Rhydian W. Thomas
    2012-12-10 18:06:20 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-12-10 09:40:49 +1300
    Jim & Sue Primrose
    2012-12-06 21:49:27 +1300
    Louise Dobson
    2012-12-06 20:04:37 +1300
    Nellie Pearson
    2012-12-05 13:23:09 +1300
    Cameron Hockly
    2012-12-05 13:08:36 +1300
    Grant Sheridan
    2012-12-05 13:01:34 +1300
    Jason Post
    2012-12-05 12:34:35 +1300
    Kieran Clarkin
    2012-12-04 22:54:13 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-12-04 14:03:37 +1300
    Viv Winter
    2012-12-03 23:27:30 +1300
    James Kirkus-Lamont
    2012-12-03 21:30:35 +1300
    catherinebisley
    2012-12-03 21:14:59 +1300
    Sa-raahh Harpur
    2012-12-03 17:12:16 +1300
    Clarion Wells
    2012-12-03 15:41:11 +1300
    Kim E Baker
    2012-12-03 13:17:37 +1300
    Irene Gardiner
    2012-12-03 13:09:49 +1300
    Nell Williams
    2012-12-02 19:19:33 +1300
    Dianny Wahyudhi
    2012-12-02 16:35:20 +1300
    Joey Tribbiani
    2012-12-02 16:17:22 +1300
    Kim M Gruschow
    2012-12-02 16:06:39 +1300
    Simon McNutt
    2012-12-02 15:58:00 +1300
    Jackson Hobbs
    2012-12-02 15:42:53 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-12-01 17:08:58 +1300
    Hugh Kingham
    2012-11-28 07:16:09 +1300
    Sue D.
    2012-11-27 18:00:36 +1300
    Corrina Lyon
    2012-11-26 12:17:12 +1300
    Gillian Moore
    2012-11-23 13:43:36 +1300
    Jenny
    2012-11-22 18:51:26 +1300
    Charles Southall Emma Gray
    2012-11-22 15:02:56 +1300

    Followers 4

    Unnatural History

    Project 2012-10-11 01:15:24 +1300

    UNNATURAL HISTORY is a story of disappearances and forbidden knowledge, centred around the Rangipo Desert - where in 1979 a series of bizarre ‘energy field’ experiments were conducted by Theo Velasquez, American-born author and amateur physicist. 

    This is my first short film as writer, director and co-producer (alongside Melissa Dodds, co-producer of "Existence", NZ International Film Festival 2012). 

    In September we were lucky enough to receive a Fresh Shorts grant of $10,000 from the NZFC to enable the film to be made. We are now looking for additional funds to supplement the film's considerable art department and FX needs. This is a complex story with multiple time periods, some remote locations and various shooting formats, from RED to 16mm to Hi-8 video.

    Many people have shown enthusiasm for this project in the past weeks and asked what they can do to help. This PledgeMe campaign is the chance for anyone with an interest in seeing this unusual film to help us make it happen, and to the highest possible quality.

    - Alex Backhouse


    NOTE: For international pledgers choosing rewards with posters, please add $6 for postage.

    Comments

    The glass is two thirds full

    27/11/2012 at 8:51 PM

    With just under 2 weeks left, we have a pretty incredible tally of $1351 - two-thirds of the way towards our goal. 

    There's been a curious amount of 'no reward' pledges, which is both humbling and confounding. Don't be afraid to take credit where credit is due and claim that stuff.

    A huge thanks to everyone who has contributed so far to this project, you're the best. 

    Thanks,
    Alex

      Rhydian W. Thomas
      2012-12-10 18:06:20 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-12-10 09:40:49 +1300
      Jim & Sue Primrose
      2012-12-06 21:49:27 +1300
      Louise Dobson
      2012-12-06 20:04:37 +1300
      Nellie Pearson
      2012-12-05 13:23:09 +1300
      Cameron Hockly
      2012-12-05 13:08:36 +1300
      Grant Sheridan
      2012-12-05 13:01:34 +1300
      Jason Post
      2012-12-05 12:34:35 +1300
      Kieran Clarkin
      2012-12-04 22:54:13 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-12-04 14:03:37 +1300
      Viv Winter
      2012-12-03 23:27:30 +1300
      James Kirkus-Lamont
      2012-12-03 21:30:35 +1300
      catherinebisley
      2012-12-03 21:14:59 +1300
      Sa-raahh Harpur
      2012-12-03 17:12:16 +1300
      Clarion Wells
      2012-12-03 15:41:11 +1300
      Kim E Baker
      2012-12-03 13:17:37 +1300
      Irene Gardiner
      2012-12-03 13:09:49 +1300
      Nell Williams
      2012-12-02 19:19:33 +1300
      Dianny Wahyudhi
      2012-12-02 16:35:20 +1300
      Joey Tribbiani
      2012-12-02 16:17:22 +1300
      Kim M Gruschow
      2012-12-02 16:06:39 +1300
      Simon McNutt
      2012-12-02 15:58:00 +1300
      Jackson Hobbs
      2012-12-02 15:42:53 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-12-01 17:08:58 +1300
      Hugh Kingham
      2012-11-28 07:16:09 +1300
      Sue D.
      2012-11-27 18:00:36 +1300
      Corrina Lyon
      2012-11-26 12:17:12 +1300
      Gillian Moore
      2012-11-23 13:43:36 +1300
      Jenny
      2012-11-22 18:51:26 +1300
      Charles Southall Emma Gray
      2012-11-22 15:02:56 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 10/12/2012 at 6:06 PM.