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Old 07-04-17, 08:51 AM   #1
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Need Help to make spaceman movie!



https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/...-fi-web-series

So there I was after eight years of looking after my old man now done and dusted, and everyone wanted me to go and do this and that but instead I decided to make spaceman movies.

I made a very low budget sci fi short film called Tiki-x823 and I want to expand on the central idea and turn it into a web series. It will all be in my native Pacific Island languages i.e Samoan, Tongan, Niuean, Maori and any other poor island nation I can get my hands on. Hopefully you've all seen Moana so I don't feel I need to talk about who those people are.

The main avenue of funding (to start with) I chose was Pledgeme, a crowd funding site which has had some moderate success in funding various projects. Kind of up and down. But anyway If you like the idea of this, and off allowing small indigenous groups like the Polly Pacific Peeps and other places a very small and deserving voice in an otherwise vast ocean of Science fiction and fantasy to which we have none (and painted aliens with silly prosthetic don't count) then I implore you to have a gander, comment (oh I would love comments) and maybe if you feel brave, pledge. But otherwise just check it out.

TIKI-X823



PLOT: In a not too distant future, the human race now all live on remote islands. Wearing their TK suits, Tiki's are adventurers sent to explore the lost lands of mankind. A lone Tiki must confront his past, and a terrible secret, in order to unlock his fate.

"what you can do with a four people, a bush walk, a weekend, two hundred bucks and an astronaut suit"

Make NO mistake, it will be cheap, it will be nasty, in some places it will be plain shameful, but it will be made. My shaky camera will have no bounds in which it can't shake, if any Samoan science fiction web series were ever to be made, let it be this.

I hope to include many of the languages of the pacific particularly islands which have endangered languages and even the islands themselves are sinking, such as Niue, Tokelau, Tuvalu (though all Polynesian languages are in decline except possibly the bigger islands). These were a people, with their island exoticism and remote voyaging mystery, who inspired western fantasy and science fiction to begin from the dawn of the enlightenment, to star trek, battle-star galactic to even the sexual revolution, Pacific Islanders played a key inspiration in shaping many Western tropes we take for granted one of the biggest culprits I could name being a certain T.V series called LOST.

I'll elaborate further on my reasons for making this, but yea, this will be my passion project, small and minute though it maybe. I hope that it will grow from coconut seed into a beautiful multi-tentacled octopus monster.

Anyway, I just thought I should share.
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Re: Need Help to make spaceman movie!

Awesome, jays.

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Thanx. More to come.
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Re: Need Help to make spaceman movie!

Jay, I've tweeted about this, hoping some of the people who follow me in NZ and AUS will pick it up.

Best of luck, man!
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Awesome! Thanks. We're half way there at the moment. Regardless will post updates as they happen.
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"My God this mountain, I fear, I may have made a terrible mistake. Growing deep inside, I now know, this is beyond me. Let it be known, I tried If I don't make it, know that... I tried."

Today I climbed a mountain for Room 27, Rosebank Rd Primary for a pledge of $150. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Heres some of the picks.








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And the first Vine we've produced for all $50 pledgers. lol.
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I love this vine. My project is over half way there! yay, only 6 days to go.
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I'm happy to say that I got my Pledge campaign. THankx to everyone who took a look, or even just thinking about it. I was too enthusiastic with the reward system so I've got a lot of work to do. Anyway here's me taking a rest before I go off to make the first P.I Science fiction web series.



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:cheers:

Congrats on getting the Pledge funded, Jay!
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