Science-fiction horror Blood Machines has already achieved its Kickstarter goal. At the time of writing, the film has reached in excess of €100,000 EUR based on a €75,000 target in less than three weeks. However, there’s still reason to help fund the project: the team are looking to expand on the universe with the addition of a virtual reality (VR) experience.
Blood Machines, a 30-minute short film that acts as a sequel to the music video for Turbo Killer by synthwave artist Carpenter Brut, follows the efforts of two space hunters as they attempt to chase down the female ghost of a machine through the galaxy. David Sandberg, the Swedish director of the acclaimed short film Kung Fury, has joined the project as an executive producer with Seth Ickerman, a French director duo composed of Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard.
“Seth Ickerman are hands down some of the most talented and exciting visual artists I’ve come across. Each of their frames are gorgeous, show a painstaking attention to detail, and most of all, an undeniable love for movies. I can’t wait to see these guys get their shot to tell this story,” said David Sandberg.
The Kickstarter campaign offers the VR experience for Blood Machines as a stretch goal, set to go into production should the campaign reach €500,000. There’s still a fair way to go in the 12 days before the campaign ends on 5th January 2017, but the team has already released a taster of the visual quality to be expected in the video which can be seen below.
Pledges for support of Blood Machines begin at €5, including tiers that offer a copy of the script, a 4K version of the movie and more. VRFocus will keep you updated with Blood Machines should it achieve its VR goal.