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This is a link post Piece kickstarter I made this!

Having made a bunch of movies with little to no budget, we've been given the opportunity to film a short story by one of my favourite authors Iain Banks. Given the scope of the story and the seriousness of the topic, we really need to have a budget to do it justice and so we've set up a kickstarter to finance the venture.

Not that we're necessarily begging on the pavement of the information superhighway - everyone who donates $25 (about £15.59 in real money) will get a copy of the film on DVD, while higher donations can also net you a hardbound copy of the script and the original short story signed by the author.

If you're a fan of Iain Banks - or indeed Sean Pertwee (swoon!) who has signed up to the project - please take a look and see if it's the sort of thing you'd like to get involved with.
(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 10:14, , Reply)
This is a normal post oooh
which short story?
(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 10:23, , Reply)
This is a normal post Piece
It's in State of the Art, I think

[edit] The State of the Art
(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 10:33, , Reply)
This is a normal post hmmm, read that ages ago, don't remember that particular story though

(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 12:38, , Reply)
This is a normal post You should add your kickstarter to that article
if possible.

Also, happy to help!
(, Fri 9 Nov 2012, 15:54, , Reply)
This is a normal post Good luck, EMV.
If I happen to find myself with any spare money between now and December, consider it yours.
(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 10:25, , Reply)
This is a normal post Thank you very much
If you can't afford anything, please share it with people who might be fans of Banks :)
(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 10:34, , Reply)
This is a normal post Good luck!
You might also try this, or something like it - there are a few platforms that offer this kind of service iirc


It's an increasingly common route for projects that have some sort of hook into a particular target audience (as yours does with the Banks connection), to raise investment. It might be something you'd want to consider as part of your overall fundraising strategy.
(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 10:41, , Reply)
This is a normal post We have looked at it before for another project
But as that doesn't have a "name" attached it would be a much harder sell on crowd funding sites - thanks to the Banks connection we decided this one stood a much better chance of raising the money.
(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 10:46, , Reply)
This is a normal post All the best with this Emvee, I'm sure you'll have it funded in no time.
Nerds tend to have very deep pockets :D
(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 11:30, , Reply)
This is a normal post Very exciting, good luck!
I've been waiting years for somebody to turn one of Iain Banks' sci-fi novels into a film, and State of the Art is an excellent choice, I reckon.
(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 12:18, , Reply)
This is a normal post against a dark background would work best.
self contained, no need to explain the whole culture. a standard quest narrative. 4 or 5 amazing locations that are all visually distinctive. it would be a fucking peach.
(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 14:36, , Reply)
This is a normal post ^ this is true
Everyone on the crew has their own favourite - I'd love to do Use of Weapons but the narrative structure would make it very difficult to do it justice
(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 15:09, , Reply)
This is a normal post !
if you'd caught me two months ago i would have slung some quid your way. as it is i'm fucked. i fucking love iain m banks! if you ever make a feature length film with a massive hundreds of millions of dollars budget make an adaptation of against a dark background. it's the iain m banks novel most suited to a film adaptation i reckon. good luck!
(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 14:34, , Reply)
This is a normal post Done.

(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 22:03, , Reply)
This is a normal post Thank you very much!

(, Tue 23 Oct 2012, 9:18, , Reply)
This is a normal post Wow anything that has Sean Pertwee has my pound. Or 25 of them in this case.

(, Mon 22 Oct 2012, 23:02, , Reply)
This is a normal post Thank you!
As a massive, massive Pertwee fan myself, it's only a matter of time before I lose my cool and start wibbling on about how much I love Event Horizon...though I've heard he gets that a lot :)
(, Tue 23 Oct 2012, 9:20, , Reply)