About this project
Wikipedia defines numbers stations as: “…a type of shortwave radio station characterized by unusual broadcasts, reading out lists of numbers or incomprehensible morse code messages. The voices are often created by speech synthesis and are transmitted in a wide variety of languages. The voices are usually female, although sometimes men’s or children’s voices are used. Some voices are synthesized and created by machines; however, some stations used to have live readers”
These stations have been a source of interest to our Director Luke Butler for many years and our film studio thought they would make an interesting subject for our next film. The focus of this film will be on two households who get caught up in mystery surrounding one of these “numbers stations” and who soon find that they are in over their heads.
This will be the second joint film our company has been involved in the production of, though all of the people involved in this project have all worked on various other films, plays, fund a need videos and various other creative projects.
This is the first time we’ve looked for 3rd party funding for a a project. The main reason for this is simple, we want to produce a higher quality film for the enjoyment of our viewers. This project is larger than most we have worked on in the past thought still more then manageable for our group with an estimated final run-time of 15-20 minutes. If funded we plan to use the money first and foremost to procure a dedicated set we can use for our filming. We also plan to upgrade some of our equipment and if we surpass our goal to hire a dedicated audio technician to bring our sound to the next level.
We are a dedicated group of enthusiasts doing this in our spare time because of our passion for film-making. Our group is not making money off of this project and we currently have 5 dedicated individuals volunteering their time because of their love of film. We also have additional contacts within the community interested in working on projects such as these.
Risks and challenges
While we state above that film is our passion, not our full-time career as yet, all of us have a drive to see this project through to completion. Failure is not an option for us, and we firmly believe that with funding we will have the ability to see this through to the end. We look forward to seeing you on the other side of this journey!