THE DREAM MACHINE

THE DREAM MACHINE is a proof-of-concept shortfilm based on the original, award-winning video game created by Anders Gustafsson and Erik Zaring.

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    THE DREAM MACHINE

    Genre
    Film
    Seeking funding for
    Production
    Scope
    Short
    Campaign type
    Flexible Funding

    Welcome to the official campaign page for THE DREAM MACHINE! Our ambition is to bring the beautifully fascinating world of this Video Game to the big screen.

    In an industry where Video Game adaptations are becoming more and more common, THE DREAM MACHINE's unique style and structure invites for a cinematic iteration- hop on and help us on the journey to tell this story!

    Here's a little word from the creators of THE DREAM MACHINE:

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    "Like the feeling of reading someone's diary, Victor Neff who is secretly struggling with the thought of becoming a father, is forced to impose himself into his neighbours and wife's dreams to save them from being consumed by a raging machine."

    After finding a hidden camera spying on him and his wife in their new home, Victor sets out to find the person on the other side. In his search, he stumbles in their apartment building's basement upon THE DREAM MACHINE- a sentient machinery which consumes the derams of all tenants in hopes to become more human- and Victor needs to save his wife and unborn child from it. 

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    The original game “The Dream Machine” is an incredibly personality rich story created by two people, Anders and Erik. They’ve successfully created each chapter to fund the next one. Building with everyday materials such as popsicle sticks, ground coffee and leftovers from yesterday’s barbeque gathering. This resulted in a heavily stylized creation that is hard to forget. Furthermore, something noticeable is that the eye sockets of the puppets are completely black with defined eyebrows and noses much like the sculptures of ancient Greece. This creates an even more eerie atmosphere that serves the story with delight. The story of a man, Victor, who feels stuck in life, regretting his life decisions and is terrified of becoming a father. He then finds himself in a battle against a sentient machine that is consuming his pregnant wife and neighbors through their dreams.

    First and foremost, I would recommend anyone who hasn’t already played the original game to do so. It covers every part of the story in great detail, and it is an experience you won’t forget. With this adaptation, we intend to shine a new light on the story and the emotions of the characters whilst trying to mimic the original art style as much as possible. Half of it will be done in Stop-motion Claymation covering the dreams, and the waking life is going to be covered in live action.

    A lot of interesting questions have been brought up during the development of this story. Is it possible to analyze dreams by means of helping people through their struggles? What would happen if you entered the dreams of your significant other? What if all our dreams are connected somehow? This production is not a science experiment so we won’t be able to figure this out, but in the world of The Dream Machine, all these questions will be answered and more. Especially if we are able to make a long format adaptation in the future.

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    Our crew is composed of the best people for the job, we've made sure to get only the most pationate people to adapt THE DREAM MACHINE.

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    Our cast was hand-picked to best capture the essence of the characters of THE DREAM MACHINE, and bring the clay figures of the game to real life seamlessly.

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    The budget for THE DREAM MACHINE entails the many different aspects of production that will need to be covered to do the story justice.

    With the short being comprised of two different styles of filmmaking, claymation and Virtual Production/Live-action, our budget covers costs for the materials used to build the sets and characters for the former, and costs for VFX/Locations for the latter.

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    Thank you for your support on THE DREAM MACHINE! We are confident that, together, we'll make our dream come true <3

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    £3,585.00
    raised of £5,000.00 goal
    16 Days left
    58 Backers

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    You can make a pledge to support THE DREAM MACHINE without a reward. The minimum donation is £1.00.
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    Digital Copy of The Script

    Get an exclusive look at the script behind it all!

    £10.00
    Digital Copy of The Film

    Have a copy of THE DREAM MACHINE all for yourself!

    £15.00
    Special Thanks Credits

    Have your name show up in the film's credits!

    £20.00
    Signed Copy of The Script

    Receive a signed copy of the script by the cast and crew!

    £75.00
    Backdrop Painting- Alicia Neff's Dream

    Get the painting used as the background in Alicia Neff's dream in the official THE DREAM MACHINE short!

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    £200.00
    Associate Producer Credit

    Be credited as an Associate Producer on THE DREAM MACHINE!

    £350.00
    Miniature Alicia Neff's Dream + Associate Producer Credit

    Get the miniature set used for Alicia Neff's dream in THE DREAM MACHINE short, as well as Associate Producer credits!

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    £450.00
    Executive Producer Credits

    Be credited as an Executive Producer on THE DREAM MACHINE!

    £500.00