C 299,792 km/s

A project in Hudson, NY by Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier

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A visually stunning, compelling sci-fi short film about interstellar colonization, meticulously shot with retro filmmaking techniques.
Backers: 1198
Average Pledge Per Backer: $31

Funded: $37,317 of $18,628
Dates: Nov 19th -> Dec 31st (15298 days)
Project By: Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier
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Latest News

C needs your help!

October 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everybody! C is very, very close to being in the top tier of G-TECH's creativity contest and in consideration for the top prize. If you haven't already, please help give us one last push and click this link, share with your friends, and give us a... (Read More)

C could be G-TECH's "Best Short Film"

October 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, everyone! C has been entered into G-TECH's "Driven Creativity" competition. If we win top prize, we'll get $5,000 to put into our next film project. But we need your help to win! Finalists will be chosen by view-count and their rating score. All... (Read More)

Shipping Rewards!

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Everyone! By now most of you should have figured out your digital downloads and are waiting for more goodies to arrive in the mail. Well, fear not, packages are on their way! The USB sticks have been loaded. Our images printed. And everything... (Read More)

We Broke Dropbox!

February 8th - via: kickstarter.com
It turns out sending around 1.5GB of information to 1,200+ people is really difficult! So we are going to go back to the first plan. If you did not receive our original email, and could not find it in your spam filters, and did not get a chance to... (Read More)


February 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Everyone! We sent out emails with download links last night and have heard they are getting caught in spam filters. If you haven't gotten the link please check your spam filter, and if it is lost, please private message us and we'll get you a new... (Read More)

How to produce a beautiful sci-fi movie on a Kickstarter budget

January 31st - via: wired.co.uk
C 299,792 km/s is a sci-fi shot about a mutiny on an interplanetary warship. It was made for just $40,000, but you wouldn't know it to look at it. Wired speaks with the movie's makers (Read More)

This amazing Kickstarter-funded sci-fi film hides its low budget with movie magic

January 31st - via: theverge.com
Kickstarter has long been a breeding ground for unique experiments in technology and, in the case of amazing science fiction short C 299,792 km/s, film. The project was originally funded in December 2011, and the impressive 15-minute film was made on a budget of just $40,000. (Read More)

How Digital Filmmakers Produced a Gorgeous Sci-Fi Movie on a Kickstarter Budget

January 30th - via: wired.com
When Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier decided to make a science fiction short about a mutiny on an interplanetary warship, they didn’t have the funds for CGI. They did, on the other hand, have access to the digital cameras that are part and parcel of any contemporary filmmaker’s toolkit. So they eschewed the digitally rendered graphics that are ubiquitous today, and instead set out to combine classic in-camera special effects with the advanced low-light filming capabilities of the latest cameras. The result: a unique science fiction vision for their film C 299,792 km/s, released yesterday. (Read More)

Internet Delay

January 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Everyone! We've run into some serious technical difficulties! The movie is uploading right now but going incredibly slowly and we are afraid it won't make it before midnight. Super sorry about this! We'll post it as soon as it goes through!  (Read More)

The Movie!

January 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Here it is!  We've been having many technical problems this past week and we are still behind on rewards. The downloads will go out in the next day or two and the physical rewards soon after that.   But for now you can watch it on Vimeo and share... (Read More)


January 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
The movie will be out January 28th! All of the pieces have finally come together and we are now making the last adjustments (gotta make sure it looks good on every screen and sounds nice on every speaker!).  In the meantime we wanted to show you... (Read More)

Miniatures & Motion Control

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello All! The ship has finally arrived! Soon we will disappear into outer space until the movie is complete. Before this happens, however, we thought we would share some amazing news, and a few technical details about our upcoming miniature shoot.... (Read More)

The Long Wait

October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers, Two weeks ago Charles Adams made his finishing touches to the model, loaded it into a giant wooden crate and sent it on its maiden voyage across the country. Today it has safely landed in Buffalo, where it will be painted and receive... (Read More)

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