*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.
Yeesh! Three weeks have passed. What are you guys up to?
It’s been a while since we last wrote an update regarding the development of Space Beers, so here we go!
The team at KelatowFX have been extremely busy with designing and making aliens for our upcoming film. One of these aliens is Diamond-Belly, portrayed by Meriyem Manders. We have been posting regular updates on the design process and how such a full body suit alien is made. You can view earlier posts on this blogs to see how. We ran into a small issue that delayed the full revelation of the character. This had to be fixed before we could move on. Another challenge was finding her character in how she looked. Earlier designs were sculpted but didn’t quite work, so we had to redo Diamond-Belly. Progress has since been made, here’s a recent update:
In the meantime, we’ve had several meetings with the animatronic and visual effects teams. Many beers were imbibed as we figured out how every shot could be realized either with animatronics or visual effects. This process has taken some weeks to cover all scenes.
Though we won’t be releasing any images of the animatronic characters (we want there to be surprises when you see the film!), here is a picture of one of the meetings.
Last but not least: our beer! For over a year our Space Monkey RPA beer has been helping to promote Space Beers. A new batch is currently brewing so we can continue to spread the word. The beer is canon! No really, it’s tied in with the Space Beers film universe, and will also make an appearance during the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.
As you can see, we are working hard behind-the-scenes to get this project off the ground. Many challenges lie ahead. We are still a bit short of our main budget, but in the meantime we’re refining and tweaking, preparing every little detail so that when the time comes to film we can hit the ground running!
Till then – cheers & beers!
We interrupt the film production for a small break. Today we are at @TwoChefsBrewing to make the new batch of Space Monkey, our Rye Pale Ale beer that is tight into our Space Beers film universe. The new batch will be ready for the summer (and the Cannes Film Festival 👌🏼) #beer pic.twitter.com/w5p5HofaGp— Space Beers (@spacebeersmovie) March 27, 2018
The preparations continue
Our Tokit-campaign came to and end and was successful! We would like to – once again – thank all the supporters of Space Beers and for making this wacky space adventure possible. Over the recent weeks we have been busy designing and making new aliens and what not. This week we are lining up the production schedules of all the departments to see when we will actually be able start filming. Exiting times with more news coming next week. But on a final note: THANK YOU!
Co-directors @kabouke & @followmaurice checking up with KelatowFX and the first rough design (we made some changes after the photo) for Diamond-Belly’s headpiece. Together with the body suit this character is the biggest #alien in the film(s). #filmmaking #SupportIndieFilm pic.twitter.com/kD3Hckc6xY— Space Beers (@spacebeersmovie) March 6, 2018
KelatowFX has begun sculpting the body suit for actress Meriyem Manders (Diamond-Belly). The photos show the various steps taken up till this moment. Next will be the sculpting of the headpiece. KelatowFX and the Space Beers production team will reveal a full body suited Meriyem during the upcoming “2018 Make-up artist design show” on March 11 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Shortly after this a teaser will be filmed to formerly introduce the character.
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 (@followmaurice) February 12, 2018