*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.
Last week actrice @meriyemmanders had to sit down for over 90 minutes to be life-casted. She will portray the alien Diamond-Belly. In the coming weeks we will follow this transformation on foot. Be sure to check our production diary (link in bio) in the meantime. #lifecasting #prostheticmakeup #film #scifi #supportindiefilm #practicaleffects #makeup #blockchain #filmmaking @singulardtv
Talking about Space Beers
Producer Maurice Schutte has been on the road to give a few talks about Space Beers.
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.
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.
We have one undisclosed character in @spacebeersmovie that was supposed to be fully CG, but after several meetings we decided to make that one practical too. Which is a bit insane for me to proces. But then again it means we will have everything on set which is just awesome ❤️ pic.twitter.com/3AMQVBYGk8— Maurice Schutte (@followmaurice) February 12, 2018
Thanks to our https://t.co/zEx2opP1B7 backers we are able to move ahead with some new aliens. Here we see the life-casting of @MeriyemManders. She had to sit down for 90min for this proces. Find out more @ https://t.co/YIX0Pn9MVZ and support the project. #blockchain @SingularDTV pic.twitter.com/MSNyvDFqUH— Space Beers (@spacebeersmovie) February 7, 2018
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!
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.
Portrayed by: Meriyem Manders
Alien design & special make-up by: KelatowFX
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.
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.
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.
Today we launched our Space Token (SPCTKN). Head over to the Space Beers – Tokit campaign page to back/support the film project(s) and Space Beers in general. We…
Take a look behind-the-scenes while Victoria Broom en Sophia La Porta are transformed in respectively Talia and Zendra.