Crowdfunding since 2010

A Mystical Webseries

Adaptation of the story "Ugly Utopia" by Dan K. Sigurd, about a world that succumbs to the hallucinogen of an ancient creature from the jungle.
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Funding period
3/13/19 - 6/12/19
Summer 2019 - Spring 2020
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Minimum amount (Start level): 4,000 €

3 episodes (+pilot)

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What is this project all about?

A phantastic webseries about ecology, shamanic rituals and psychedelic dreams.

The wise shaman and medicine-man tells the adolecent Uma Gunga about a creature, that lives in the depths of the jungle. Fascinated and curious Uma Gunga sets out for the forrest here he is eventually bitten by the small, hairy monster. He falls into a trance and has a vision of a beautiful light-being, floating towards him. But suddenly he regains consciousness and notices that the creature has woven him into a cocoon in order to devour him. A western scientist frees Uma Gunga and catches the creature in order to synthesize a drug out of it, to which the entire world slowly succumbs. Uma Gunga now has to head into civilization in order to see the apparation from his vision again.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

Our goal is to create a webseries with beautiful hypnotic dream sequences and breathtaking nature shots. We are an independent production by choice, interested in visual experiments and exceptional plots.

Our target group are people that are interested in thrilling series, indeginous cultures, mystery and adventure films. People with a heart for nature as well as fantastical farytales that are open to new things.

Why would you support this project?

If you're interested in alternative ways of life, exited about the unconventional, and would like to support a project outside of the mainstream, become part of our project!

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

When we reach our funding goal your money will go entirely into the production of our series; exotic locatons, outlandish set pieces, colorful make-up und lots more.

Who are the people behind the project?

The project is being realized in co-operation with filmArche, a self-organized filmschool in Berlin-Neukölln, that supplies a majority of the technical equipment, amongst other things.
Our team is made up of students from filmArche, as well as external filmmakers:

Carlo Felice Napolutano

Marco Montes

Raphael Zamudio

Karen Zimana

Karl von Mahlsdorf
Cyrus Rahbar

Isabel Gonzales
Lina Sanchez

Maria Cortez
Agnes Thi-Mai

Sebastian Weissgerber

Daniel Krug aka. Dan K. Sigurd

Ferdinand Will

David-Jonas Frei

Directors Assistant
Nadine Zoller

Camera Assistant
Lukas Schaaf
Nono Amnon Bikovsky

Alexander Reichel

Light Assistance
Nate Pischner
Iris Richter

Pauline Albrecht

Sound Assistant
Flo Schmitt

Lascha Chapel

Production Design
Tom Waldgeis (Twoface)

Sebastian Hofbauer
Christian Brick

Sophie Magoo Meyer

Drone Operator
Hannes Maar

Ranya Abdurahman

SFX Make-up
Robert Franz

Ana Diaz

Ugly Utopia

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The Filmarche is a self-organized filmschool in Berlin, that was founded in 2001.

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