Kickstarter is a bastion of ideas and passion projects. Some of these ideas are good, some are bad. And finally, there are some that I like without knowing why. Slice of Life is one such idea. Created by Julius Film, Slice of Life is a short film that pays heavy homage to the classic Blade Runner.
“It is obvious that these Croatian filmmakers are willing to put forth the effort to replicate the techniques that Ridley Scott’s crew employed.”
Watch the trailer (go ahead, we will wait) and you will see that this team is massively skilled at recreating hyper-stylized visuals. These visuals are accomplished with detailed models, and hand built sets. It is obvious that these Croatian filmmakers are willing to put forth the effort to replicate the techniques that Ridley Scott’s crew employed.
The music in this Slice of Life trailer is also spot on. Tim Žibrat is capable of invoking that big budget summer trailer with a nice half-step synth wave march. Mr.Žibrat is also billed as the Sound Designer, which is fortunate for the project.
“The music in this Slice of Life trailer is also spot on.”
Slice of Life is nearly funded, having only a twenty-five thousand dollar goal. There is quite a small barrier to entry to assist the project. Looking over the Pledge levels, they seem fair. Starting off by pledging five dollars, you receive access to a featurette on the making of the sets and you are also recorded as a backer for the project. To receive a digital copy film itself, you need to reach the ten dollar pledge. Are you into physical copies? You will need to pledge forty-five or more for actual media.
Given the methods and the care for authenticity that these creators have used so far, I can’t wait to see the final project. Slice of Life and its creative team embody what I would expect from a Kickstarter passion project. I will be contributing so that they can see this to fruition.