About the Rupturian Budget

About the Rupturian Budget

About the Rupturian budget – http://www.rupturian.com

Rupturian II: Our own annihilation. With the advanced technology of the Rupturians we will explore vast areas of the universe, beyond the 5% that we are normally able to see; that is, we will reach into what is known as the “dark universe”, but with such an advanced technology we will also come close to destroying ourselves, like the Rupturians did; this requires more expensive scenes.

Rupturian: Sci-Fi concept that allows for the creation of a franchise that includes a trilogy of movies, video-games and toys. Investment: $6 M. Potential franchise revenues in 5 to 6 years: $100 M.

In the original script, the duration of the Rupturian film was going to be over two hours, and it had several scenes that were very expensive to make. When Al Herrera wrote the script, he was not thinking in the production costs; but only in the story, with his imagination as his only limit. We took his original script and asked a professional that prepares budgets for the major studios, to prepare one for Rupturian; the budget he prepared was too high, as if the film were going to be produced by Walt Disney or 20th Century Fox.

We took that budget rather as a guide, and made changes to the script to be able to make the movie with the lower possible budget. We changed the duration to 90 minutes, and moved the expensive scenes to the second movie, keeping the essence of the story. We did the budget several times, from low to high to low to high, over and over again, until we finally came to the conclusion that $6 million is a reasonable figure for a movie like Rupturian -being produced independently.

As far as the film distribution is concerned, our plan is to have two management teams, one that works on Production and the other one on Distribution -from the very beginning. The budget includes $500,000.00 to cover distribution marketing costs.

We already have a video that presents the concept for a trailer to promote the film to Distributors. In the film there are scenes with crowds in major cities of the world. The Distribution Management team, in consultation with potential distributors, will include scenes in cities that depend on the markets that we want to approach, that is, in addition to the North America, like Beijing, Sao Paulo, etc.

Even when Rupturian is an advanced Sci-fi movie about a major catastrophe to occur on Earth, it doesn’t have space ships, robots, transformers, fights, destruction scenes or any other complicated and expensive set ups. It can be made using advanced digital technology with a budget of $6,000,000.00 – including the $500,000.00 mentioned to market the distribution of the film.

Other reasons for the Rupturian trilogy first film’s low budget:

Since the plot is based on the supernova of the WR104 binary stars creating a gamma-ray burst (GRB) that hits the Earth causing mass extinction, and this is a real potential problem, it has been documented by NASA, ESA and several other institutions. We will contact them to obtain permission to use their images as a basis for our CGI work. We already used some of those images to develop our concept for a trailer.

The ritual for the return of Kukulkan (Quetzalcoatl) will show the area of Chichen-Itza in the splendor of the Mayan civilization. For this scene we will use as a basis for our CGI, maquetas of that area already developed by anthropological museums in Mexico.

Since 75% of the production work will be in New York, we are entitled to receive from the State of New York, as an incentive to the movie industry, 30% of the Production and Post-Production expenses -even if the Post-Production work is not in New York; this allow us to do a major portion of Post-Production, at lower costs, in Mexico, Guatemala and Venezuela -where we could also get assistance from the Centro Nacional Autonomo de Cinematografia (CNAC). The expected amount from the State of New York is around $1,500,000.00.

The overall business concept is to start the production of the Rupturian trilogy with the lowest possible budget; once the first movie of the Rupturian trilogy is out, and is a success, then we will use larger budgets for the rest of the movies.

The basic concept for the preparation of the budget was changed from “I have this script to make the first movie of the Rupturian trilogy, how much money doI need?” to the other way around: “I have $6 Million, what a version of the first movie of the Rupturian trilogy can I make with it?”

What is the best use of this amount? First, the actors and key crew personnel have accepted to work on the basis of “points”; that is, with low salaries but with a percentage of the profits up to an established amount; second, for our CGI work we will use as a basis images and maquetas already developed by other institutions, and third, we will do most of our Post-Production work in Mexico, Guatemala and Venezuela.

For details about the Rupturian budget, please contact Al Herrera at Bernal Films.


~ by CREATOR OF RUPTURIAN on June 1, 2014.

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