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A project by: Jakub Gontko



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Uncover the Secrets of Seiryuu: A Sci-Fi Odyssey into A Lost Nation's Abandoned Behemoth Spaceship

A short summary of your project

I'm raising £700 to bring to life the awe-inspiring Seiryū project—a groundbreaking Sci-Fi Short Film that ventures into uncharted cinematic territory for most student films. Our mission? To unleash a visual and narrative masterpiece that transports audiences to a future where Japan's legacy hangs in the balance.With your support, we'll harness the power of virtual production technology, pushing the boundaries of filmmaking as we seamlessly blend the real and the unreal. Imagine witnessing the colossal Seiryū spaceship, a behemoth of engineering prowess, looming ominously on the silver screen. Your investment will enable us to equip our team with cutting-edge tools like Vive Mars Trackers, ensuring every frame resonates with unparalleled realism and immersion.

Who are you?

I'm Jakub Gontko, a passionate filmmaker hailing from Slovakia, where my love for storytelling first took root. With a background in VFX and professional virtual production, I've honed my craft to bring dreams to life on the silver screen. Notable among my recent projects is the Batiste commercial, where I created backgrounds in Unreal Engine for a production on a large volume. A year ago I created a multiple award winning short film in Japan.Helping me on this journey is Dom McCurrie, who is a talented Director of Photography (DOP) and is exploring how to light and film for virtual production on a professional level.We are also getting help from a season industry professional - DOP Ian Murray, who kindly offers his studio space, expertise and some of his equipment for us to use.

Where will the money go?

If we hit our minimum target, your funds will primarily cover essential costs for our production. This includes travel expenses for our talented cast and crew, ensuring they can bring Seiryū to life with their expertise.Should we reach our full target, we'll be able to expand our resources and enhance the overall quality of our production. This means investing in additional equipment to elevate the visual and technical aspects of Seiryū, such as higher quality props, better lenses, and advanced lighting setups. It will cover the rental costs for essential equipment like Vive Mars trackers, crucial for implementing our innovative virtual production techniques. Moreover, we'll have the opportunity to allocate more funds towards compensating our dedicated cast and crew for their invaluable contributions.And if our campaign surpasses expectations, the possibilities become even more exciting. Extra funds will enable us to further enhance the production value of Seiryū, potentially allowing us to secure additional talent, rent superior equipment, and even submit the finished film to prestigious festivals. Your support doesn't just fuel our project; it empowers us to reach new heights of creativity and excellence.We're committed to transparency and keeping you updated every step of the way. Throughout the campaign and production process, we'll provide regular progress updates, ensuring you're informed about how your investment is shaping the future of Seiryū.


We've got some fantastic rewards lined up to show our appreciation for your support, no matter the amount. From receiving special credits in the film to gaining exclusive access to behind-the-scenes footage reminiscent of 'Lord of the Rings', there's something special for everyone. Check them out and join us on this incredible journey!

Images and video

Here is test we did with Virtual Production at the limited facilities of our University:<iframe frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qXrAhhLpKt4" width="640"></iframe>

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Help us succeed!

You don't need to contribute financially to support our project! Simply sharing this campaign with your friends, family, and followers can make a world of difference. Whether it's on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, through email, phone calls, or even casual conversations, spreading the word helps us reach more people who might believe in our vision.We genuinely believe in the power of our film, and we're convinced that the more people who know about it, the greater our chances of success. So, please, share this project far and wide—every share counts!And if you're able and willing to contribute financially, we'd be incredibly grateful for your support. Your sponsorship will directly impact the quality and reach of our film, ensuring that Seiryū becomes everything we've dreamed of.Thank you for being a part of our journey and helping us bring Seiryū to life!