Hello, Giant Bombers! The website I co-run, DotSwoof.com, is putting together a live action Gears of War fan film. We're looking for people to act in it, promote it, and to donate to it by Friday, August 5th! Any donation and/or support is greatly appreciated! Thank you.
DotSwoof.com, the creators of Gears of War machinima series, Out of Service, and the leading force behind the 24-hour Gears of War charity marathon, Waves of Charity, are pulling together all their resources and will be shooting a live action Gears of War fan film, Project Stranded, in early August. DotSwoof will be teaming up with Undefined Films, the creators of Beta Withdrawals, and GCON, the world’s largest Gears of War fan community, for the project.
The film is positioned after the sinking of Jacinto, at the end of Gears of War 2, and will focus on the lives of the Stranded and their relationship with the COG army. The film’s opening starts with COG soldiers showing up at a Stranded camp attempting to recruit people in the fight against the Locust horde.
The filming will be taking place in Columbus, Ohio. Shooting begins Friday, August 5th, and will run through Monday, August 8th. This project will be DotSwoof’s biggest production to date, featuring over 50 actors and extras, the highest quality audio and video equipment around, and top of the line CG effects. With that said, we need your help to make this film a reality!
If you head on over to bit.ly/projectstranded (via Kickstarter.com), you can make a donation to the film that will help pay for food, transportation, on-set equipment, and post-production costs. DotSwoof has also added a multitude of incentives and giveaways for people donating money, including Project Stranded T-shirts and DVDs, COG tags used on-set, producing credits, and even an one of a kind COG helmet created for the film, plus a whole lot more!
Keep in mind, though, that if the $1,000 dollar goal is not met by Friday, August 5th, at 12am EST (that’s midnight) then DotSwoof and the rest of their crew will get none of the proceeds!
Everybody involved with the project is hoping to bring the Gears of War universe to life with this film, so your support, whether that be through a donation or a shout out on Twitter, brings us one step closer to our goal!
If you would like to stay up to date with the film, make sure to head on over to Twitter and follow @OutofGears, or, if you are on Facebook, Like us at facebook.com/OutofGears. Also, make sure to follow the #ProjectStranded hashtag on Twitter!