Kendrick Wallace has been working in Hollywood feature films for the past 20 years, and has produced visual effects on numerous high-profile movie projects, most recently Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter®. This is his first attempt at developing a project using social media and crowdfunding.
In order to create exciting images that will fire up the fans, Ken turned to his peers in the visual effects community, and reached out to artists with an interest in steampunk stories and imagery. One of the first to help was award winning visual effects company Rodeo FX in Montreal, Quebec. (www.rodeofx.com)
"In order to create exciting images that will fire up the fans, Ken turned to his peers in the visual effects community…"
“It is always hard to ask for favors, but I believe strongly in the potential of the project and luckily, people who see what I’ve done so far immediately ‘get it’ and they are excited to help. That’s how it was with Rodeo FX. I had worked with them on Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter®, and I knew they had some amazing and talented artists. The timing happened to be good for one of their top artists to do some work on Victoria between bigger projects.”
The result of these collaborations is a series of photos and conceptual art pieces that visually support the scripted material so that investors have a clear picture of Ken’s vision for the project. Victoria Clarke tells the story of a female British agent, undercover in 1920s Hollywood as a B-Movie actress. The daughter of wealthy British industrialists, the independent and resourceful Victoria sets out on secret missions to destroy weapons being developed by powerful forces in post WWI Europe. The project has a fun, sexy and retro feel, with strong Steampunk and Dieselpunk influences.
"The result of these collaborations is a series of photos and conceptual art pieces that visually support the scripted material so that investors have a clear picture of Ken’s vision for the project."
“Victoria is a female cross between Batman® and Sherlock Holmes®, but set in Hollywood during the roaring 1920s. She is playing at being a bad actress because she really has no intention of having a successful career in Hollywood--she’s just hiding out. She has a family fortune and access to this amazing steampunk-style technology, but because of political enemies in Britain she can’t return home. She is waging her own private battle against a brewing evil in Europe,”
The next stage in the Victoria Clarke is to prepare an informative and entertaining campaign site.
"While I have been working on growing the social media audience through our website, Facebook and Twitter pages, I've also been taking a great amount of care to build a campaign site with the right amount of information, entertainment, and rewards for contributors. It is important that people are excited about being a part of this project."
The Amazing Adventures of Victoria Clarke Indiegogo campaign is scheduled to go live in June 2013.