starsteam wrote:Will the DVD/Blu-ray be available even after the donation ends? I'd like to donate but I'm a bit broke right now..
Not sure. It's a non profit film, so I doubt it though. They are using the money from these DVD/BD sales to actually pay for the film. They can't sell it once it's complete.
Correct, we would not be able to sell the DVD/Blu-ray after we end production, because this is being done non-profit and all proceeds go directly to production.
I just went on your facebook page and it said you'd be filming the trailer on May 8th, can we expect a trailer before the end of the summer?
That's the goal. The trailer will show a solid technical / cinematic / storyline teaser presentation of the film. We hope it will directly show just what this movie will be capable of and encourage people to sponsor the project. We simply can't do this with the degree of professionalism that we'd like to without financial support from the Jurassic Park/sci-fi/etc community. In addition to a great story, we want to have great equipment, great sets, great props, great actors, great CGI.
I still plan on donating more so I can get that blu-ray. But won't until I know what happens if the movie fails to be completed.
Really the only way this movie would fail to be completed is if Universal/Amblin served us with a cease and desist order. Other than that, everyone involved is highly dedicated to the project. We've got a strong group of professionals who simply love dinos and JP and want to make a really great short film. Julien and I have loved Jurassic Park since the first time each of us saw it, and our desire to make this short film is not going to just go away. We simply won't give up on it unless we're legally obligated too. We're still working on determining copyright issues. It's such a legal grey area and really hard to determine exactly what to do. We really are trying to proceed in the best way possible, but like the FAQ says, right now we just can't make any guarantees. Until we figure out how to get some sort of official "ok", we're going to have to just continue letting people know that we don't think there will be any issues, but it's not a 100% certainty.
So, I can understand the hesitancy and I respect that some people may feel uncomfortable backing the project. Here's the thing though: I would love to see a group of JP fans help fund this project (with a relatively small budget) and show that a community sponsored and supported fanfilm project can really shine and be something great.