As we continue to raise awareness for Rem Alternis and our upcoming film project, we turn to the rather anxiety inducing concept of fundraising. Make no mistake, video production is a costly endeavor, and no one currently involved with Rem Alternis is wealthy by any stretch of the imagination. Unless you count a wealth of creativity or wealth of passion, neither of which pay the professionals required to complete a project this ambitious.
To bring our vision to your screen requires several stages of planning, preparation, and production. The concept starts in our heads. That must be communicated to the investors who will ultimately decide that this is worth their time and money. For that to happen, not only does the idea have to be amazing—or we’d already be at the finish line! —but we need to prove that we can take that idea and turn it into reality.
Since we can’t make the leap all at once; we take smaller steps instead. To show that we can produce a compelling series, we demonstrate that we can create an exciting teaser. To prove that we can put together an exciting teaser, we show that we know the genre and have a strong vision. To showcase that vision, we need to translate the pictures in our heads to physical mediums which can be displayed so that everyone knows exactly what we’re thinking.
Which brings us to that hand wringing moment when we put ourselves out there and ask our community to stand behind us, not only with words of encouragement, but with more tangible assistance. When you have an idea, it’s easy to be excited about it. When it’s time to ask for help, you are suddenly assaulted with doubt. Is this idea really that good? Does anyone really care? What if no one wants to help?
That sort of thinking can paralyze a project and, to be honest, if we can’t get past that then we can’t expect to get any further than a nice idea. So, we’re jumping in! Maybe feet first and in the shallow end of the pool, but we’re reaching out to our community and asking them—asking you—to be a part of this. To put together our initial concept art and costuming samples, we’re hoping to raise a thousand dollars.
It’s not an overly ambitious goal, in the grand scheme of things, but it feels like a big ask. Tomorrow, we’ll have concept art and costuming samples but today we’re asking based on little more than our excitement. Still, we’re excited!
If you’re excited, too… if you’re rooting for us to finally craft that cyberpunk action adventure you’ve been waiting for, the one with magic, elves, and dragons? I hope you join us in this aspiration and make our goals your own.
You can find our initial fundraising effort on GoFundMe if you follow this link:
Thank you, all of you, for your continued support and excitement!