Unnatural History

By Alex Backhouse

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This campaign was successful and closed on 10/12/2012 at 6:06 PM.

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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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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

    Amanda Barsanti
    2012-11-22 13:56:12 +1300
    Simon Middlemiss
    2012-11-22 13:32:32 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-11-21 14:16:26 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-11-21 14:13:16 +1300
    Kylie
    2012-11-19 21:17:09 +1300
    Brenda Leeuwenberg
    2012-11-19 20:55:26 +1300
    Gemma Syme
    2012-11-19 12:07:18 +1300
    Tali Williams
    2012-11-19 11:02:19 +1300
    Simon Middlemiss
    2012-11-19 10:46:13 +1300
    Claire Barber
    2012-11-19 10:33:06 +1300
    Dave Turnbull
    2012-11-19 10:28:31 +1300
    Cam Currie
    2012-11-19 10:20:11 +1300
    Costas Thrasyvoulou
    2012-11-18 19:51:36 +1300
    Liz Gibson
    2012-11-16 17:29:15 +1300
    Julia Alston
    2012-11-16 16:59:09 +1300
    Paul Ward
    2012-11-16 10:08:10 +1300
    Hywel Thomas
    2012-11-15 22:46:46 +1300
    Claire Backhouse
    2012-11-15 22:43:55 +1300
    Michelle
    2012-11-15 17:10:43 +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

      Amanda Barsanti
      2012-11-22 13:56:12 +1300
      Simon Middlemiss
      2012-11-22 13:32:32 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-11-21 14:16:26 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-11-21 14:13:16 +1300
      Kylie
      2012-11-19 21:17:09 +1300
      Brenda Leeuwenberg
      2012-11-19 20:55:26 +1300
      Gemma Syme
      2012-11-19 12:07:18 +1300
      Tali Williams
      2012-11-19 11:02:19 +1300
      Simon Middlemiss
      2012-11-19 10:46:13 +1300
      Claire Barber
      2012-11-19 10:33:06 +1300
      Dave Turnbull
      2012-11-19 10:28:31 +1300
      Cam Currie
      2012-11-19 10:20:11 +1300
      Costas Thrasyvoulou
      2012-11-18 19:51:36 +1300
      Liz Gibson
      2012-11-16 17:29:15 +1300
      Julia Alston
      2012-11-16 16:59:09 +1300
      Paul Ward
      2012-11-16 10:08:10 +1300
      Hywel Thomas
      2012-11-15 22:46:46 +1300
      Claire Backhouse
      2012-11-15 22:43:55 +1300
      Michelle
      2012-11-15 17:10:43 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 10/12/2012 at 6:06 PM.