ABOUT THE PROJECT
The project is about a 90 minute Independent feature film, which will be shot in English and translated into German, since we will be filming in USA with English speaking actors. We have prepared a small Teaser (without Budget) to give you an idea and a feeling, in which direction the film will be going. Of course the Teaser is not the way the film will turn out to be.
In 2089 a secret colony of pacifistic punk kids is forced to ward off the tyrannic Global Regime, which threatens to shatter their utopian island dreams. As conditions worsen, they soon realize that the are endangered species of humankindâ€¦
Focusing on the never ending conflict between youth and adults, XTNXN dives into the enflamed battle between both generations. Colors symbolize individuality, while shades of grey symbolize tradition and the cold life of monotony in the terrorizing Old world, similar to life in the GDR or Orwell`s classic â€œ1984â€, shot in Sin City-Style. In contrast to the old world in Sin City-Look, the new world is a beautiful and paradisiac island, which thrives in vivid colors.
Far from the surveillance of the “Grups”, the kids live peacefully, supported by philosophers, scientists, psychologists, artists and children. Once the secret organization is discovered, they realize that they are not alone. While they resist the sabotage attempts and attacks of the grown-ups, they develop a peaceful society, which builds on cooperation and not on competition.
After the kids have mastered different adolescent problems, they realize that they cannot live on any longer, if they don`t change their situation. They decide to develop rules, so they can survive without leadership.
It`s up to â€œNick Nameâ€ to find out if this can work. He is the protagonist of the story. Together with his band he tries to carry through the idea, which raises one question:
Can this model of society work out?
APPEAL OF THE FILM
The conflict between adults and their youth has always been a major issue. Many kids become rebellious, since they aren`t content with their situation. Many have not received enough essential amount of love by their parents or by society. Today one can observe the discontent of many people on earth, for example in London or the financial crisis in USA. The situation quickly gets serious. â€œIsland of Individualsâ€ is an appeal to the adult world, to respect and cherish their children and to treat them fairly.
The film contains philosophical parallels to the Australian Series â€œThe Tribeâ€ and the feature film â€œPleasantvilleâ€. It can be considered a more optimistic version of â€œLord of the Fliesâ€, but with a total different story behind it.
WHAT LED TO THE PROJECT?
I have always been working on the idea. In the course of my film directing studies, I met the director and producer Judith Jerome aka Heide Fliegner from Roll Call Productions, who offered me to realize the idea, which I had always been dreaming of. Ever since, we have been working together to bring Island of Individuals to life.
GIVE & TAKE (“WHAT IS THE MEANING OF CROWDFUNDING?â€)
The concept is the following: In this film I want to share feelings and messages with you, that move me very strongly, which I will share with you through my facebook page ahead of time, so I can allow myself to be inspired accordingly by your opinions. Not only should this film set a great deal in motion and stand up for tolerance against prejudice, but also entertain you as much as possible.
By donating to the project you support the film and therefore bring it to life. I need you!
For every donation, I would like to say thank you in form of â€œtiny regards”, such as a DVDs, posters, movie soundtracks, or tickets to the premiere. The higher the donation, the more we are thankful for your help and we also want to show you that. In the case of very generous donations, we even invite you as a guest, to visit us on set and meet the actors personally. And who knows? Maybe one or two famous people might be there? We`re already in contact with two famous punk musicians, but don`t want to give away their names yet, but we are doing everything, to create an entertaining and outstanding high-quality result with you.
25 000 â‚¬
We are positive, that we can raise at least 25 000 â‚¬. Our facebook group consists of almost 10 000 members. If everyone of these members would donate 2,50 â‚¬, the goal would easily be achieved.
Of course not everyone in the group is going to donate, but instead some people will donate more, while others will donate less. Supposing a quarter of the group (2500 members) was going to donate 10 Euro. Then we would easily reach our goal. If everybody were to donate 5 â‚¬ more, these donators would receive a DVD in addition. So small donations make a huge difference in greater numbers. Therefore we see 25 000 â‚¬ as a realistic goal.
If we should not reach our goal, Judith Jerome, the Producer, will have to rely on more conservative financing methods. This means that I as the provider of ideas would have to give up more creative freedom and many conservative financial investors could not comprehend many of my fancy and unusual ideas, which make this feature interesting and unique.
- We have to pay Indiegogo 4% of the collected funds. if we reach our goal. If we don`t reach it, we have to pay Indiegogo 9% of the collected funds, which is much because it is almost 10% of the money, that was donated. Based on the maximum value of donated funds this would be a total of 2500 â‚¬.
- No matter if we reach our goal or not, we will shoot this film, since all papers have already been signed. Everything else is out of question.
If we should not reach our goal, Judith Jerome, the Producer, will have to rely on more conservativeÂ financing methods. This means that I, as the provider of ideas, would have to give up more creative Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â freedom, and many conservative financial investors could not comprehend many of the crazy and Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â imaginative ideas, which make this feature interesting and unique.
Since this is the first movie, that I amÂ creating, I would have more trouble carrying through my extravagant ideas creatively than in my next film Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â project. Judith Jerome, with her Full Service Production Company, would supply material provisions, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â meaning personal achievements, to ensure, that I have the maximum amount of creative freedom and a Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â professional team by my side, but to realize this we need cash and people, that believe in us. This is why Â Â Â Â we need you. It`s all about the authenticity of the project and you should become part of it.
The more donations we receive from you, the more we can put the film exactly into action as I imagine it to Â Â turn out. Then I could allow myself more creative freedom, in order to finish the film professional and in Â Â Â Â high-quality, however could still keep it as creative and outrageous as I have always imagined.
IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY, I CAN HELP?
Yes, there is! If you have time, you would do us a big favor by sharing this page, our flyer, and our teaser on facebook and every other social media platforms you can think of! Just a few clicks, and you are doing us a huge favor.
If you have even more time, you would also help us alot by adding as many people from you friends list as possible into our facebook group: www.extinctmovie.de.vu
I intend to bring across the three following messages:
- Dreams can be understood as models for a more wonderful reality and it is never wrong to never give up your dreams, since dreams are the things that make future reality possible.
- Injustice, mistrust and dishonesty lead to egoism, hate, and injustice, but fairness, trust, and honesty lead to love, fairness, and cooperation.Self-righteousness and egoism develop from injustice, which is often passed on to others by treating them unfairly. Our world nowadays is determined by competition, which encourages egoistic behavior and often does not leave any other choice, if one wants to keep his/her head over water. Normally egoistic behavior is accompanied by dishonesty, which is why we don`t have the necessary confidence to go towards others and listen to them.
- By using eye-catching costumes I intend to show how things really are by not always having the characters act as one might expect them to.
I hope you enjoy the ideas of the story and hope that together we can achieve something amazing, communicate and share these messages throughout the entire world. Together we will make it and provide for a better and more tolerant world. It`s possible to take this first step and we will take this first step.
So, if project is convenient to you (or if not :D), we would be happy for a small donation!
Stay the way you are,
WHAT MAKES ISLAND OF INDIVIDUALS UNIQUE?
The film basically aims to demonstrate how certain things really are by refuting typical clichÃ©s and prejudices by choosing eye-catching stereo-type costumes in order to show that these people don`t act the way, most people would expect them to do, with the goal to fight for more tolerance, and less fear and hate for the unkown.