First ever sci-fi to star indigenous Australians 'Kindred' by M&C Saatchi Sydney creative Josh Bryer ready to hit festival circuit from mid-August

Kindred_Press Kit_24July2014.jpgKindred, the first sci-fi to star indigenous Australians is now complete.

The 9-minute indie short by M&C Saatchi associate creative director Josh Bryer - the first sci-fi to star indigenous Australians - is to hit the Film Festival circuit from mid-August.
The film follows a cynical young Indigenous man (Damion Hunter) and his family, who are abducted by aliens. Leading them on a breathtaking escape, he discovers the aliens' origins, shattering his worldview forever.

On July 18 a private screening of Kindred took place at Chauvel Cinema in Paddington, Sydney for its crowdsourced funders, cast, crew and friends.

uJ0e7oy2zZTEw5HGQy1_I6QTbNtpldyl8akhvIslGfw.jpgKindred was produced in association with Altaire Productions - who provided a wealth of invaluable resources on marketing, sales and distribution. The main executive producer was Marie Slaight, it was co-produced by Annie Kinnane (left, with Josh Bryer) and the live action was directed by Oscar Nicholson.

Kindred's budget was raised by a combination PUVonoxNbullmGCqoGYZWLc7jBoql24S9TUpXKVArbc.jpgof crowdsourcing and investments.

While the all-important VFX were sourced from all over the world - as far afield as Brazil, USA, Italy and India - and put together first by Digital Pulse then taken to the finish line by leading Sydney VFX house Heckler who also hosted the online edit.

A key alien effect was added by ZSpace, FSM did the grade, and the sound and music was made and mixed by Smith & Western.


Bill said:

I've seen it.Very good.Will be interested to see where it goes.

alessio said:

well done! Where is the 'Like' button?

Good stuff said:

What an epic effort. Well done.

meh said:

The concept intrigues me but the trailer does nothing.

Huh? said:

The trailer intrigues. Because it doesn't give anything away.
Which is imagine is the point after so much effort.

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