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Forum funded movie short. Hear me out...

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Jun-29-2017 10:32 PM

There is a lot of really good writing from members here. What if an existing short was decided on and arrangements could be made to do a ten minute short? Members could pony up a few bucks to an Admin sanctioned fund perhaps and make something by fans for fans? Here is an example:


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Jun-29-2017 10:51 PM

I'd be up for that, I've been experimenting with teaching myself to write in Script format...hardest part is REMEMBERING to do so :D

*Man's giant leap was just a stumble in the dark.*


Jun-29-2017 10:56 PM

There are tons of shrt movies out there and well made too. My example didn't even have dialogue and didn't need it. Figure if 10,000 members could cough up $10 for a 10 minute short. Not a bad budget for someone who knows how to do it. There might be enough for a profit instead of people doing it "for the sake of the art".

For this, I am just an idea guy. There has to be someone out there who could make it happen.


Jun-29-2017 11:11 PM

There has to be an incentive. A budget and good story is a good way to start.


Jun-29-2017 11:19 PM

It's a good idea, I agree, and the trail has been blazed by The Animated Story found here in this forum I have to mention in addition. :)

*Man's giant leap was just a stumble in the dark.*


Jun-29-2017 11:28 PM

I missed that. Link?

I Raptus

Jun-29-2017 11:33 PM

Hell yeah!! That's a great idea.

Have you seen the fan-funded fan-fiction, community made Predator short??? It is superbly done, and shows what dedicated fans can do!!

Predator: Dark Ages


I Raptus

Jun-29-2017 11:40 PM

We could get involved in a big old brain-storming session to see what collectively we can come up with!


Jun-29-2017 11:47 PM

10,000 members contributing $10 would total up to $100K, or roughly the budget of independent horror film The Void (look it up). I have an idea similar to this, only it involves 300K and a storyboard/screenplay (I should be fully done with it in about a month). I already have the material I need to make the opening credits for a kickstarter. 


Jun-30-2017 12:00 AM

Here's the link to the Animated Series
Introducing Alien: Covenant The Unofficial Animated Series!


*Man's giant leap was just a stumble in the dark.*


Jun-30-2017 12:12 AM

We need to find out who could do it. then we need to find out how much it would cost and somehow decide. Then we need to decide which story makes the cut. Again, for this, I only have the idea. Members should put feelers out.

Something Real

Jun-30-2017 12:20 AM

DK - I am always interested in aiding in the ongoing fight against the Nothing! :)


Jun-30-2017 12:29 AM

We need to decide a story within a time constraint, who can do it and what it would cost. Then we should have a time frame with some oversight. Otherwise we should let the people alone and enjoy what happens imo.

Something Real

Jun-30-2017 12:31 AM

DK - How would we decide these facets of pre-production? :)


Jun-30-2017 12:39 AM

Maybe someone else should take the lead?

Something Real

Jun-30-2017 12:41 AM

DK - Hmm...I believe we, each of us, could provide something valuable to this process if we are organized properly. :)


Jun-30-2017 12:41 AM

We could totally do a feature-length 'non-canon independent' Alien film for what you are proposing ($100K). A short (I am assuming 21 min) would cost about an eigth of that (around $20k)...


Jun-30-2017 2:03 AM

DK - Lovely thought !!

We would probably need to expand our search for the contributors. 10K is a lot. We only average about 127 (rough) online at a time and seem to be familiar users.

However if we accompany it with a Patreon or GoFundMe account and maybe ask the YT audience (sorry if that hurts)

Getting the YT bloggers and any other Film related guys to promote. I would gladly spend a piece of my day in the comments trying to plug it on various sites if it is something we believe is achievable.

Would need to be an intricate long term vision and perhaps voted decisions from members on here?

Could aim to have it done just B4 Awakening drops (If it does but i think it will)

Im willing to help anyways is what im saying

Take This.... This is the blood of our lord


Jun-30-2017 5:48 AM



Oh and speaking of fan films:         What ever happened to that Newt Alien adventure? The one where Fox asked them not to make it, because it was similar to Alien 5?


Jun-30-2017 7:18 AM

How about an animated one? That would make certain things easier. Something like Akira, i know it's an Anime but some are better than live action movies.

Eine Theorie die nicht auf Etwas solidem basiert ist für gewöhnlich nur Geschwätz.


Jun-30-2017 7:54 AM

OMG that sounds AWESOME! ...I think I'll have a hard time assuaging my husbands predictable fears that I'm giving money to a scam or something, though...


Sorry to be so shameless and self aggrandizing but... IS ANYBODY INTERESTED IN USING ON OF MY STORIES?? :D :D :D I have some ideas for how to adapt one of them for the screen...


Jun-30-2017 8:04 AM

Gotta love your Enthusiasm DK ;)

Nice Idea though... i am sure we could all come up with some ideas... i think a alternative would be if anyone who has a lot of figures would be up for a Stop-Motion  Version lol

Like the Robot-Chicken Movies.


R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

Im Durp

Jun-30-2017 8:10 AM


I'm sorry to rain on the parade, but I just don't see this working out, unless we have some secret financiers here on Scified that would be willing to foot the bill for what would just be a nonprofit fan film. Not trying to be mean or anything but expecting anything over $500 is really pushing it on a site as niche as this.


Jun-30-2017 9:01 AM

I'd love to edit a documentary about the Alien community.

Scified members could send in clips of themselves expressing their fan theories on the Alien franchise, then I could splice in footage from the films and/or animated diagrams.



Jun-30-2017 9:37 AM


Ooooh! Like the Trekkies documentary??? That sounds awesome!


What do you suspect we all look like? Do you think we're all a bunch of kooks? ...Or is that just me? Lol


Jun-30-2017 10:55 AM

Tiwaz and Facehuggers! hose are good ideas- interesting how the idea evolves. It definitely is not something that could  drop in say, a month.


Jun-30-2017 11:00 AM

@VivisectedEngineer @dk

Yeah! I think a documentary would be the least expensive, yet most effective, form of the movie project.

Even more interesting, maybe ask interviewees to record at the most futuristic location they live near.


Jun-30-2017 12:02 PM

Blackwinter-witch The animation short was an interesting look at the Deacon!

IRaptus P:DA was great- I liked better than Predators! Note that huge credits scroll at the end- lots of coordination!


Jun-30-2017 1:04 PM

Here’s an avenue of thought. Come September there will be lots of media courses starting at various colleges. Many of these courses require short film projects for students. The thing to check here is who owns the project once it is finished. On the plus side this cuts down costs when needing to access equipment, plus it is easier to network info round the departments of a college campus to see where interest lies, like getting the Students Union bars to put on an Alien night. There are also lots of folks who dress up and are part of larger groups who do security for comic cons.

One question that is on my mind, is who would be the target audience, and on what form of media would they be viewing a short project film on, since this can dictate the cost of production and distribution ?


Jun-30-2017 1:20 PM

Batchpool That is a great idea as well.

Seems there are a lot of moving parts to the ideas including mine. Perhaps starting out easier like Facehuggers! might be a good way to test the waters?


Jun-30-2017 2:14 PM

A $100K independent non-canon film would totally be doable. It isn't as difficult as it sounds.

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