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Pickstarter: A “Twisted Robot Love Story”

by on May 19, 2013

Meet Robert Kouba, a 20-year-old director from Switzerland. He’s trying to make a movie. Yes, it’s another Kickstarter, but this one’s not looking for millions and there are no celebrities attached. He just wants to make… well, let him describe it:

It’s a twisted robot love story about a young man who wakes up 60 years after a car accident only to find himself lost in a dystopian world run by machines.

That’s the shorthand version. The longer one:

Aurora is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, set in 2080 – 60 years after machines have taken over the world.

Our story follows Andrew (Julian Schaffner), who encounters a car accident on the day of the uprising, in 2020. He wakes up 60 years later, in a world where the human race is almost extinct.

On his path, he comes across a girl named Calia (Jeannine Wacker), who ventures north to reach a long-rumored stronghold called Aurora, the last human reserve. While on constant watch for the machines, they develop feelings for each other until a horrendous discovery tears their relationship apart.

Andrew is not human.

Robert has made another film, a sci-fi flick called The Rift — also a big-ideas-small-budget affair — and this one is in the same vein. He’s beaten his original $50,000 goal and he’s shooting for $75,000, with the extra money going to make the movie another ten minutes longer, shoot at four more locations, add props, costumes, and visual effects, add 5.1 Surround Sound, and a “special guest appearance.”

So, the Kickstarter: Ten bucks gets you a digital download and access to behind-the-scenes stuff on the website, $25 gets a DVD with limited-edition cover art, $55 gets a signed special edition DVD and poster plus PDF of the shooting script, and so on with bigger packages including premiere tickets, set visits, or a role in the movie.

Interested? Go check it out and make your donation by clicking here.