A short virtual reality (VR) 360-degree film by director Danny Ryan is seeking funding through crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to create a film titled The Road about the lives of human trafficking victims.
The Road is currently in pre-production, with funds raised by the Kickstarter going towards 360-degree camera equipment, post-production costs, distribution, actors and other production costs. Ryan and the other filmmakers involved with the project are seeking $10,000 (USD), there are 17 days left and $,732 have been pledged as of time of writing.
Funding tiers range from $10 for a digital copy of the finished film, through to $50 which gets those pledging a copy of the film, digital production stills and their name in the credits, through to $1,000 to get an ‘Executive Producer’ credit in the finished film along with a Skype conversation with the creators, a copy of the directors notebook and a behind the scenes documentary.
The director admits that the project will be his first foray into the world of VR filmmaking as he comes from a background of traditional filmmaking. As such, he is seeking the expertise of various people who ave worked in the field of 360-degree filming before and hopes that he can combine their talents to create a high-quality film experience that will be good enough to show at film festivals worldwide.
Ryan and his team hope that if the funding goal is met they will be able to finish principal photography by early June, aiming for a release date in September 2017.
Further information can be found on the Kickstarter page.
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