• *Sticky post* Hi there! This is our production diary for the upcoming film production of Space Beers: The Beginning and Space Beers: The Feature. Via this website we will keep everybody up-to-date with what is going on and give you a peek behind the curtains of the creation of our space adventure where beer is the only hope for survival.

    Support the film via our Tokit campaign page and/or find out more on our official promotional website.

  • Talking about Space Beers

    Producer Maurice Schutte has been on the road to give a few talks about Space Beers.

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    On Friday February 2nd students of the university of Amsterdam were invited to the brewery of Two Chefs to get a presentation how a film idea like Space Beers came along and how a meeting during the Cannes Film Festival set the production team on an amazing adventure. During the presentation they also got an inside look how it all came together and how a simple line in the script starts a chain reaction of things that need to happen. In addition they saw casting tapes of actors auditioning for the same role. The students were challenged to “cast” an actor based on the a character profile. This ensued in a fun discussion with lots of beers.

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    On Tuesday February 13th the producer was invited to the talk show “What’s up?” in Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. Although talking briefly about how the project came together, the main focus switched to tokenizing our IP and why the producers decided to introduce a Blockchain into Space Beers. What are the benefits and what does this mean for film development, rights management and distribution in the future?

    Sadly enough non of these presentation were recorded. But head over to our Tokit.io campaign page to find out more about our blockchain/token.

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    Contact lens designs

    The alien designs and special make-up for Space Beers are created by the wonderful team at KelatowFX, a company based just outside of Amsterdam. Earlier in the development process they requested extra budget to enlist Cristina Patterson to do the contact lens designs of our aliens. As the designer of the lenses for The Walking Dead, Pirates of the Carribean, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mad Max: Fury Road and so on (full list), we had no issue greenlighting this request.

    Around this time, we also realized Star Wars: The Last Jedi had a working title of Space Bears, so to avoid any unintentional film crossovers, we were extra careful not to misspell our movie title on delivery packages. No confused Disney executives have called us yet, and we’re not missing any aliens, so we’re 99% confident we can spell. Yay!

    Support the film via our Tokit campaign page and/or find out more on our official promotional website.

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    Visualising Interstella

    Storyboarding is a lot of fun. But while we sketched out most scenes by simply drawing stick figures and camera movement on a piece of paper, we decided to photograph everything that is happening in the alien bar that we dubbed “Interstella“.

    By using the Panascout APP we were able to roughly frame everything while production design did the necesarry measuring. It took some hours, but this process gave us an idea how big the set (pieces) should be. Here we have screenwriter Phil standing in for the roll of Jed.

  • Breakdown - Short film

    Ignoring software tools and just going oldskool to break down the script for Space Beers: The Beginning. Some changes were made; so we had to go back to the drawing board.

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    Diamond-Belly

    Portrayed by: Meriyem Manders
    Alien design & special make-up by: KelatowFX

    About
    Diamond-Belly is a clone, engineered from an ancient lineage of ‘designer concubines’ raised specifically to adorn the arms of the galaxies most powerful movers and shakers. However, a fault in Diamond-Belly’s DNA coding led to her gaining excessive weight from a very young age, the result of which saw her cast out and banished from the elite concubine sisterhood.

    Production
    Diamond-Belly is a huge (pun intended) step toward the next phase of Space Beers: The Beginning. The character will be introduced in the next live-action teaser; the last “test” before we start filming Space Beers: The Beginning.

    Tokit info
    While our Tokit campaign is still underway (‘til March!), we’ve already crossed our minimal funding threshold, and can therefore start the creation of Diamond-Belly — from concept sketches to actress in body suit in a live-action teaser. You’ll be able to follow the process via this website — the production diary of Space Beers. And we still have several more aliens to introduce, so be sure to support Space Beers on Tokit.io! > Space Beers: Tokit campaign page.