FASTER, MORE FLEXIBLE ALTERNATIVE BUDGET 

A faster, more flexible, alternative budget has been assembled. Things are moving behind the scenes. We will quote Shakespeare’s MacBeth here:

Shakespeare – the forest began to move

OUR KICKSTARTER FUNDRAISER WAS SUCCESSFUL – IN A WAY

While we didn’t get any of the money pledged, as Kickstarter rules are all-or-nothing, so all the pledges were automatically returned by Kickstarter. We were greatly impressed as I’m sure you all were that we raised $16,323 from 39 backers. It showed great interest in this Celtics tv series, 1st episode.

Kickstarter final fundraising amount

What was most impressive about the Kickstarter fundraising campaign is that $16,323 was pledged, which is a huge amount. So we are learning and scaling back the budget a bit, while still reaching out to big donors who can fully fund the first episode as originally planned.

BUDGET AND BACKER REWARDS

WHERE’S THE MONEY GOING?
Well, in a nutshell, production: the costs of physically shooting the movie:
  • Paying our Cast and Crew
  • Feeding them
  • Equipment Rental
  • Housing them on location
  • Set Construction
  • Transportation
  • Makeup and hair
  • Wardrobe and props
  •  And to do that, it’s going to cost us $100,000.
    STRETCH GOALS
    If we make it to $120,000, we’ll be able to pay for the limited, but crucial VISUAL EFFECTS we’ll need to tell the Roman Empire part of story in the clearest most real way possible.
    And $150,000 will unlock the all important POST-PRODUCTION achievement: editing, sound mixing, recording the score, color timing the picture…basically, the dotting of the ayes and crossing of the tees.

    New reward tiers will unlock when we cross the threshold into each of those stretch goals.

    Anything above that will go to increasing the compensation for our cast and crew, some of which will be volunteering their time and I’d love it if they didn’t have to, as well as covering the costs of getting Celtics series out into the world: still photography, publicity, festival entry fees, etc.

    New reward tiers will unlock when we cross the threshold into each of those stretch goals.
    Anything above that will go to increasing the compensation for our cast and crew, some of which will be volunteering their time and I’d love it if they didn’t have to, as well as covering the costs of getting Celtics series out into the world: still photography, publicity, festival entry fees, etc.
     
    Risks and challenges
    We’re planning to shoot this towards the end of 2021, at which time we’ll be able to shoot Celtics relatively unencumbered—but if there’s rain all week, making our set water – safe will affect the budget. If we reach our production goal but not our stretch goals, delivery of a finished product might take longer than desired.

Every backer of Celtics: The Druids Premonition will receive exclusive access to season episodes materials throughout the series final development phase. Expect a Kickstarter and other crowdfunding launches.

REWARDS

I want to make participation accessible to everybody, no matter what financial level a person is. You want to see where your production money goes? You got it. We’re including location and set building photos, prop and wardrobe, and rehearsal photos, so you can see your money at work.

We really want to thank all that have, and will contribute, to this amazing film series project about the ancient Celtic Druids and their positive, creative, constructive, way they resisted the Roman Empire invading their lands. If you are looking for more involvement and push to help us build the sets and shoot the first few scenes of the first episode, you’re more than welcome to help us more!

FUNDRAISING PRODUCTION DETAILS 

Detailed Line Itemized Budget Expense Breakdowns. Several budget levels are delineated. This is so the production is scalable and can both get the initial scenes shot on set location, as well as scaled up to a long running network series. Budget A, B, C, D, E, currently. With each increase in budget the actors are paid more, the crew paid more, the number of crew increases, and the size of extras in the background increases, as well as expansion of the set.  Ultimately I look towards making our own studio lot dedicated exclusively to the sets and support facilities of this series

EXAMPLE OF BUDGET AT $100,000