A Steampunk Western

Kickstarter

Post-Production for the Holidays

We apologize that it’s been so quiet around here lately. Everyone involved with the project has been positively buried, but that’s a good thing, right?

As most of you know, we launched a second successful Kickstarter at the beginning of September to finance an expansion of the film. As a result, we’ve added scenes to the film we couldn’t originally afford to shoot.

The good news is everyone from the first Kickstarter campaign is getting a bigger, better, expanding movie. The bad news is, this pushed all of our delivery dates back until March of next year.

We’re in post-production right now, with tons of effects work being the primary focus. The final film should be a truly amazing piece of work.

As we get closer, we’ll try to post a few teases of what you have to look forward to. In the meantime, and Richard Hatch likes to say, we’re keeping the faith!

Behind the Scenes: Day One

In case you missed it during our second Kickstarter campaign, here’s a great Behind-the-Scenes video from Day One of filming Cowboys & Engines.

If you’re new around here, welcome! You’ve found the website for Cowboys & Engines, an epic western steampunk adventure starring Battlestar: Galactica’s Richard Hatch,  Star Trek‘s Walter Koenigand A Clockwork Orange star Malcolm McDowell.

Huge thanks to everyone who helped fund our second Kickstarter campaign! But even though our Kickstarter has closed, YOU CAN STILL BE A PART OF THE FILM!

We’re still accepting funding and donations via PayPal! If you missed out on the awesome rewards we posted on Kickstarter, this is a second chance to get in on this amazing project. Simply choose the package you want to get from our Kickstarter page, and then click the PayPal link below to donate!

We’re fully funded, but every dollar still helps! Get involved with the coolest crowdfunded film project ever!


The Teaser Trailer is Here!

At long last, here’s the teaser trailer for the film, cut specifically for our incredible screenings at San Diego Comic-Con. This is just a small taste of the awesomeness to come! Watch it BIG and watch it LOUD! It sounds amazing, and it looks even better!

If you’re new around here, welcome! You’ve found the website for Cowboys & Engines, an epic western steampunk adventure starring Battlestar: Galactica’s Richard Hatch,  Star Trek‘s Walter Koenig, and A Clockwork Orange star Malcolm McDowell.

Huge thanks to everyone who helped fund our epic Kickstarter campaign! But even though our Kickstarter has closed, YOU CAN STILL BE A PART OF THE FILM!

We’re still accepting funding and donations via PayPal! If you missed out on the awesome rewards we posted on Kickstarter, this is a second chance to get in on this amazing project. Simply choose the package you want to get from our Kickstarter page, and then click the PayPal link below to donate!

We’re fully funded, but every dollar still helps! Get involved with the coolest crowdfunded film project ever!




The San Diego Wrap-Up

The Cowboys & Engines trailer screened three times at Comic-Con, each time to huge audience response. You’ll be able to see it yourself in a week or so.

For now, the hard work continues of post-production on the film. And prepping a New Kickstarter (details to come soon).

In the meantime, click over to C&E director Bryn Pryor’s personal blog, and you’ll find a post on his personal SDCC journey.

http://entropytango.com/2013/07/23/slouching-toward-san-diego/

Final Reward & Bonus Posted!

As we wind down to the final hours, our last reward has been posted, and it’s both awesome and unique; one person will be able to claim Writer/Director Bryn Pryor’s actual Shooting Script!

This script will have all of Bryn’s notes, diagrams, highlighting, folds, tears, smudges, blood, sweat, tears and food stains. In other words, it’s an artifact with character. It will also be signed by the entire CAST & CREW!

The reward listed for this script includes everything from the Ultimate Swag package, and obviously, there’s only one, so jump on it!

ALSO, AS A BONUS INCENTIVE…

If we reach our stretch goal of $120,000, EVERYONE who pledged $45 or more will get a custom-designed Kickstarter Victory Cowboys & Engines-logo hoodie! Believe us when we say we want you to have that hoodie, so, for the last time, spread the word!

Email it! Tweet it! Post it on Facebook! Get FREE STUFF!

A New Countdown Reward Available to EVERYONE!

Here’s a great little add-on reward we’ve been keeping in our pocket to unveil in the last few days.

THREE EXCLUSIVE TRACKS FROM THE SOUNDTRACK

Add $10 to any reward, new or existing, and get a direct download of three custom music tracks done for us by composers Vitaly Zavadskyy and Walid Feghali.

These are temp tracks that were done for us to use in promotion. You can hear these fantastic tracks in our Kickstarter video; now you can own them!

These tracks will not be on the soundtrack CD.

Just add $10 to any existing donation, or make a new donation of at least $11, and we’ll do the rest. We get a time-stamped email telling us how much you pledged or added, and when. All of those emails will get sorted together so we know who to include in the Soundtrack Download Offering.

If you have questions, feel free to drop us a line here, or at unpunishedfilms@gmail.com.

A Highly-Requested Reward for Existing Backers ONLY!

Okay, folks; a lot of you have asked for this, so here it is:

CREDIT IN THE FILM!

Like most films on Kickstarter, we will have a Special Thanks section in the credits. Unlike those other films, ours will reflect the people who really supported us most. As special recognition to those of you who got on board and backed us early before the mad rush of the last week, this is only being made available to existing backers as of NOW.

From now until our campaign closes at 4pm EST on March 9th, if you backed the film before this update posts and add $50 or more to your donation (or go to the next tier reward, assuming it’s a bump of at least $50), you will be credited in the Special Thanks at the end of the actual film to be screened at festivals all over the world.

This is your only chance to get your name in the credits!

Just add to your donation, or grab the next tier up, and we’ll do the rest. We get a time-stamped email telling us how much you added, and when. All of those emails will get sorted together so we know who to include in the Special Thanks.

If you have questions, feel free to drop us a line here, or at unpunishedfilms@gmail.com.

Onward & Upward!

It’s exciting times for Cowboys & Engines!

A lot of you know that yesterday, we crested $100k on Kickstarter. Many of you have been instrumental in that success, and we’re incredibly grateful for all the help with financing and promoting the film.

And even though we can all breathe a sigh of relief, and pat ourselves on the back for our work, this is no time to relax. We’ve got five days left, and the end of the campaign is when donations really ramp up.

We’re already over $105k, but we can do more! Every dollar we can raise at this point will make the film better. More extras, more elaborate costumes, more polished FX.

Keep reaching out. Keep sending the link, keep talking about the project. We’re on the path to making something really amazing!

Thank you for all of your help. Just give us one more week of big push, and the next step will be fantastic!Bryn

Our Newest Reward Limited to Backers of the Project!

Our third limited reward for those who have already backed the film is incredibly awesome:

UNTIL MONDAY NIGHT ONLY – CAST & CREW JACKETS!

These thick, lined, high-quality jackets have the Cowboys & Engines logo embroidered in full color on the back, and are being custom-ordered for the cast and crew of the film. You can sneak a peak at our “travel logo” here.

From now until Midnight (PST) on Monday, March 4th, if you backed the film before this update posts and add $275 or more to your donation (or go to the next tier reward, assuming it’s a bump of at least $275), you get one of these amazing jackets. These Cast & Crew Jackets will NEVER be sold! Unless you work on the film, this is your only opportunity to snag one!

Remember, you ONLY HAVE UNTIL MONDAY!

Just add to your donation, or grab the next tier up, and we’ll do the rest. We get a time-stamped email telling us how much you added, and when. All of those emails will get sorted together so we know who to contact about recording a greeting once Kickstarter has closed.

If you have questions, feel free to drop us a line here, or at unpunishedfilms@gmail.com.

Malcolm McDowell has joined the Cowboys & Engines cast!

We’ve been sitting on this info, waiting to announce it until the last Kickstarter push. We’re thrilled to confirm that we’ve secured Malcolm McDowell to play our villain, Dr. Clay.

Malcolm McDowell is a genuine legend. Alex from A Clockwork Orange, H.G. Wells fromTime After Time, Soran from Star Trek: Genesis, Mick from O Lucky Man and Caligula himself. We’re incredibly thrilled and honored to have him creating another iconic villain for our film!

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    A small gallery of shots from the finished film. Coming soon!


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