Kaleidoscope Man - The Challenging Road Ahead...

After a busy summer, we've shot loads of the movie and now have 90% in the can.  We have also been busy editing and have a very rough cut complete. The first 30 minutes is pretty well fine cut and flows really well with lots of pathos and excitement.

All we have left to shoot are the scenes set on an alien planet, which we plan to do in the Timanfayer Nation Park in Lanzarote. A large section of the island was covered in lava over 200 years ago and has left a spectacular luna landscape appearance. We have been talking to the Lanzarote Film Commission who are very excited about us choosing their island and will assist in sourcing locations, accommodation, kit and crew hire.

The other scenes we have left to shoot are: sequences set during the alien invasion which involves rolling tanks into Central Birmingham, a large crowd scene for a dramatic nightmare dream sequence and a few very small day shoots - Just over 8 more days filming in all and we’ll have the movie completely shot.

We’re planning on running another Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in the next few weeks to help pay for the dream sequence; a nightmarish Walking Dead style scene. We have been given permission to shoot this at Millennium point in Birmingham, the ideal location for a post-apocalypse wasteland! We’re hoping we can bring in around 200 people to be extras in the scene.

Once we have completed the remaining shoot we are going to launch straight into getting the special effects done. Henry Strong, our special effects supervisor, has been busy working on the 3D ship models so that they are ready to start incorporating into the FX shots – and they look amazing!!

Our hope is to première the movie at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June 2016. This is a major international festival and would give us an incredible global platform to promote the film from. No promises on this yet as there is no guarantee the film will be finished in time - or accepted!

We feel Edinburgh would be the perfect international film festival to launch Kaleidoscope Man from - so we're keeping everything crossed we can finish it in time...!

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Comments: 10
  • #1

    Jennifer Steel (Sunday, 04 October 2015 08:49)

    Congratulations on Kaleidoscope Man's upcoming debut!!

  • #2

    Grant Snaith (Sunday, 04 October 2015 13:38)

    Amazing progress Simon! Can't wait to see the finished project. Im hoping to volunteer at the Edinburgh Film Festival this year so if it is entered ill hopefully get to watch it. As always if you need any help or support you know where I am. Onwards to 2016!

  • #3

    ElaineJ (Sunday, 04 October 2015 14:21)

    Congratulations on your great progress - the family and I have talked about going to the Edinburgh Festival at some point, so fingers crossed all goes to plan - it would lovely to be able to see the film there!

  • #4

    Ian Dangerfield (Sunday, 04 October 2015 16:32)

    A little bit of wee just came out!

  • #5

    Betsy Mullenix Sheppard (Sunday, 04 October 2015 17:52)

    Oh my gosh, Simon!! This is great! I really like the idea of the alien planet being shot on the island~brilliant!! I can't wait to see that!! You are quite the trooper! it makes me want to try, try again!!

  • #6

    Ann Wilmer-Lasky (Sunday, 04 October 2015 18:22)

    It does my heart good to see you so close to completion. I see nothing but a bright future for this film. Considering all the love and dedication everyone has shown, it must be a huge success.

  • #7

    Mhairi (Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:31)

    Congratulations darling! The stills look amazing and so exciting to be going to Lanzarote. Can't wait to watch! Edinburgh would be a brilliant launchpad and you could toast with a haggis supper while you're at it. what more could you want?!

  • #8

    Victoria (Monday, 05 October 2015 00:27)

    What Great news Simon, Best of luck of in get the film finished. :)

  • #9

    David René Butcher (Monday, 05 October 2015 12:38)

    Excellent news, did you ever think there would only be a few days filming left? Let me know when the crowdfunding starts, will try and get over for the post-apocalypse scene, that would be cool. Lanzarote would be better though :D

  • #10

    Walter Scott (Tuesday, 06 October 2015 22:21)

    Great to hear and visualize the progress on your film Simon! I would submit your finished film to Raindance Film Festival as well, they are strong supporters of Independent Films. Cheers!