“THE CIRCUIT” HITS KICKSTARTER !

TEN STORIES. ONE CONVENTION. EVERYONE’S INVITED.

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We are always on the lookout for interesting Kickstarter/Indiegogo campaigns. today we bring you our latest find, from Manu Intiraymi (known worldwide as Icheb from Star Trek Voyager). Here is what the organisers have to say:

“(Los Angeles, CA) – September 21, 2016 – Executive producer/writer/director Manu Intiraymi (known worldwide as Icheb from Star Trek Voyager) and director/producers Timothy Gagliardo, and producer/director Mike Phillips announced the launch of a unique Kickstarter campaign, created to bring the first ever multi-genre anthology film to the screen. The Circuit, which will highlight 10 original stories, intertwined and occurring over a single pop culture convention weekend will bring together some of the best known genre actors from film, television and the Web while also joining some of the most noted production, design and visual effects professionals in the production industry. The campaign is designed to raise production dollars while also outreaching to fans to submit scripts and resumes to make the project a true collaboration between fans and filmmakers.

Executive producer/writer/director Manu Intiraymi states, “actors such as Walter Koenig (Star Trek), Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist), Sylvester McCoy (The Hobbit films, Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time), Tim Russ (Star Trek, 5th Passenger, I Carly), Gigi Edgley (Farscape), Mindy Robinson (King of the Nerds), Olivia D’abo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Justice League) and Armin Shimerman (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) are slated to join the cast with more signing on weekly.” “The intention of The Circuit is to bring together all of the elements that make Sci-Fi and genre films and shows unique to fans and audiences while also providing them an opportunity to fully participate.”

Producer and writer Timothy Gagliardo further states “this is a multi genre anthology film that takes place over the weekend of one pop Culture convention. 2016 is the 50th Anniversary of Pop Culture conventions as we know them! The time for this film is now, and the ability to bring audiences into the creative process with actors and filmmakers from such noted films and shows as ‘Star Trek,’ ’Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ‘Battlestar Gallactica,’ ‘Farscape,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Blacklist’ is a unique way to crowd source and create a film that has universal appeal to a rabid fan base.” “Whether someone has or has not attended a pop-culture convention like Comic-Con or a Star Trek gathering, the imagery and intensity and most importantly, the fun of such ‘cons’ is infectious to those impassioned by the genre world and its offerings.”

Production is scheduled to begin in early December with an anticipated release date of Fall 2017.

For fans and followers of genre content, numerous premiums will be offered throughout the campaign, providing swag and on-set opportunities for those who participate. Visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/836297110/the-circuit

The film and its concepts are directed and written by Manu Intiraymi, Timothy Gagliardo, Mike Phillips, James Bird, Lee Ross and Tim Russ. Executive Producer is Manu Intiraymi and Producers are Timothy Gagliardo, Mike Phillips and Vincent Van Hinte. Cinematography by Jason Newfield.

The Circuit and Intiraymi Films, LLC are independent feature film companies based in Los Angeles, CA and created to develop and produce feature length and broadcast content that target and engage an often misrepresented pop-culture fan base.”

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Francesca T Barbini
Francesca is the Managing Editor of The Sci-fi & Fantasy Network and the author of teen Sci-Fi series "Tijaran Tales". When not inside MMORPGs, she runs Luna Press Publishing, and books events for the Tolkien Society. She also has a life. www.lunapresspublishing.com.