THE FIRST SCI-FI TO STAR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANSProduced in association with Altaire ProductionsWelcome to KINDRED.
When a group of Indigenous people is abducted by aliens, Warrun leads a breathtaking escape from their Earth-orbiting spaceship, only to learn the shattering truth of his captors' real origins.
Why are we making it?
It's the first Australian Sci-Fi film to star Indigenous people. And in these days of remakes, reruns and rehashing old ideas, we're really excited to be the first.
We've got a whole bunch of Australian industry pros lending their talent and resources.Director: Oscar Nicholson of ON ProductionsCo-Producer: Annie KinnaneDOP: Chris McHardy
VFX / CGI: Heckler & ON ProductionsVFX Supervisor: Bill McGuireMusic & SFX: Ant Smith & Dan Higson of Smith & WesternEditor: Charles IvoryColourist: Tristan La Fontaine
Costume Designer: Claude MarcosNot to mention our aspiring film-makers: Writer & Producer Josh Bryer, Marketing Art Director Stephen Deans, Makeup Artists Amy Broome & Cleo Prevatt-Palmer, Continuity Eye Tiphereth Gloria, Runner Ryan Brady & more...
The Cast:The role of Warrun will be played by the exciting Damion Hunter who grew up acting alongside Sam Worthington.The role of Alkira, his sister, will be played by the talented Maurial Spearim.
Our 5-foot Aliens will be played by Kristy Schwind and Laura Ohrman.
How much will it cost?
We need about 20 grand. It's the bare minimum to get this highly tehnical project started, shot, edited, and completed. (It would've cost far more had so many talented people not got so excited!) The key part is the $8,000 to cover the VFX / CGI team's time while KINDRED takes some of their time away from paid jobs (and that's just a fraction of what they'd normally charge). Here's the breakdown:
Set Design: $2,000
Alien Costumes: $2,000
Harness Rigging for Zero-Gravity Sequence: $1,000
Camera Hire: $3,000
VFX / CGI: $8,000
Rewarding Contributors: $2,000= $18,000 + 10% safety net ($1,800)
We really appreciate your help, whether you donate or spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues. Because in the end, this project can't happen without you...
Team on This Campaign:
Writer & Producer (and Exec. Producer)
Director (and Exec. Producer)
Sound Design & Music (and Exec. Producer)
Actor: Warrun (Damion Hunter)