Kickstarter Campaign Underway for Indie Sci-fi BLACK BOX

Written by Andrew Pollard Thursday, 12 November 2015

Movie News

Manchester-based sci-fi indie firm Newfound Planet Films has launched their Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming Black Box.

The plan at the moment is for this sci-fi feature to start shooting in Manchester early next year. Plot-wise, the film is described as a “one-person survival thriller set in space.” After only one day, the Kickstarter campaign has already reached 30% of its goal, and you can find further details on the campaign here.

The official press release on Black Box reads:

Chorlton based film producers Gemma Bradley and Angel Delgado have launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign this week to raise £4000. The funds will go towards helping make ‘Black Box’, which will be their second feature film made in Manchester, through their production company Newfound Planet Films. It includes several levels of rewards that can be claimed by campaign supporters, each increased reward level featuring new and exclusive items. The campaign has got off to a great start and has just hit the 30% milestone but still needs more support to reach the final goal or they won’t receive any of the money that has been pledged.

The rewards range from a digital download of the film, backer exclusive behind the scenes updates, Tshirts, posters and DVDs, to naming a character in the film or visiting the set during filming to meet the cast and crew. Infilm credits such as Associate producer and Executive producer are also up for grabs. The campaign will run until 10th Dec.

‘Black Box’ is a oneperson survival thriller set in Space, in a future when mining asteroids for resources has become commonplace. Centers on protagonist Marcus, who has just about survived an accident in an asteroid station and ended up in an escape pod, trying to make his way back to Earth safely with the Black box from the station.

Newfound Planet Films’ first feature ‘Brothers Day’, a crime drama set in Gangland Manchester has been selected for international festivals, had a small theatrical release and it now has been picked up for DVD distribution in several countries and it will be in the shops next year in UK, Ireland, Australia, USA and Canada.

Although ‘Black Box’ is a very different type of film from ‘Brothers Day’, which was filmed across 13 locations in Manchester, producer Gemma Bradley notes that they are ”looking forward to working with local talent again, and bringing a little bit of deep space to Manchester.” Filming will take place early 2016. If you would like to know more about the film and back the project to gain some of the rewards, check out before 10th Dec.


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