ByGeorgina Brooks, writer at Creators.co
Georgina Brooks

With massive changes going on in world media or what I like to call "The information age", and the advancements in indie publishing and film, we are seeing some great stuff starting to reach the masses and it can only get better.

Two Kickstarter funded gems I'm really looking forward to seeing are:
Spanish Sci-Fi short SIMILO. Much creativity and conceptualization has gone into the film directed by the creative duo Zac&Mac of BlackMilk and looks like a visual delight. Set in the year 2065, SIMILO is a short film about a couple living in the only habitable place left on Earth which is Antarctica. Very soon to be released in 2014.


Motorcycle design by renowned vehicle designer Daniel Simon.
Motorcycle design by renowned vehicle designer Daniel Simon.
Production photos from SIMILO.
Production photos from SIMILO.
Antarctica in the year 2065.
Antarctica in the year 2065.

And the other is an Australian made short film called Troll Bridge, an epic short fantasy based on a fable written by Sir Terry Pratchett. Set in the phenomenally successful Discworld series, Troll Bridge is about the world’s last Barbarian hero embarking on a mission to battle a bridge troll as his final challenge. Troll Bridge has been recognized as one of the most successful crowd funded film projects at Kickstarter and is an example of how things are changing and what can be achieved when the public get involved. As a result of their crowd funding success, Snowgum Films were able to take their production to New Zealand for some epic footage. Linked here also is a bit of a behind the scenes mini doco whilst filming on the bridge set. Currently in post production Troll Bridge will very soon be released.

You can get collectible Troll Bridge skulls as seen in the mini doco from Nightshade FX who worked with Snowgum Films on Troll Bridge.

Sweeping panorama of one of the scenes filmed in New Zealand.
Sweeping panorama of one of the scenes filmed in New Zealand.
A helicopter ride was the only access to some of the footage Snowgum Films needed to film.
A helicopter ride was the only access to some of the footage Snowgum Films needed to film.


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