Black Box is a sci-fi feature film made by small Salford indie studio, Newfound Planet Films, and shot in a Salford warehouse on a custom built escape pod spaceship set and in a green screen studio with zero gravity special effects.
Set in space, the movie is a survival thriller in a future when mining asteroids for resources has become commonplace. The film stars local actor Garry Graham Smith as Marcus, who has just about survived an accident in an asteroid station and ended up in an escape pod trying to make his way back to Earth safely with the black box from the station.
Black Box is the second feature film made by Newfound Planet; its first, Brothers Day, set in gangland Manchester, was screened at international festivals, had a theatrical release and had proper DVD distribution in five countries.
This latest movie is almost set to be unleashed but the producers are looking for crowdfunding of £3,000 to enable it to be post-production polished for release.
Rewards for backing Black Box range from £5 'Space Control Operator', with a 'thanks' credit and a badge, to £10 'Space Flight Traveller' (digital package of script, photos, poster, badge), to £20, £50, £100 and £200 funding package rewards – and, for £1,000, the title credit of Executive Producer with a visit to the set and other exclusives.
For the sci-fi freak who thinks they've got everything...
See the crowdfunding trailer and packages – click here (the crowdfunding runs until 3rd June)
To see a trailer for Brothers Day – click here