Croatian Filmmakers Create Kickstarter Campaign for Blade-Runner Fan Film

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The Kickstarter campaign made USD 3,000 out of the USD 25,000 goal on the first day and the project was featured on sites such as The Verge, io9 Gizmodo, and the Huffington Post.

Slice of Life is a love letter to the ‘80s and a project which started three years ago.

Directed by Luka Hrgović, who is also the producer, together with Dino Julius, and starring Anton Svetić (who also did the screenplay) and Emilija Habulin, Slice Of Life is an original short Science Fiction film set in the Blade Runner universe.

There is no CGI, everything is done the old fashioned way, and the project is completely self-funded.

Miniature car model
Slice of Life, Kickstarter

The team had to learn how to make models and use them to create special effect the same way it was done in the ‘80s.

Filming the car interior
Slice of Life, Kickstarter

The Kickstarter campaign will help the team finish the shooting in passes process and make a soundtrack.

“When we started working on “Slice of Life”, we wanted to make an original movie set in a rather familiar world, and the biggest influence for us was clearly “Blade Runner”, as Ridley Scott, Jordan Cronenweth, and other movie legends envisioned it back in 1982.

Wet, foggy, and gritty streets of futuristic Los Angeles were a perfect place for our story, but we didn’t want to just copy/paste it and shoot a replica… We wanted to pay our tribute to “Blade Runner” in terms of aesthetics and some iconic motives, and at the same time make “Slice of Life” something more than a mere fan-film or a sequel, with an unique storyline that doesn’t rely on anything seen in the “Blade Runner” universe.

That being said, “Slice of Life” is a tasteful homage to the masterpiece that inspired us on so many levels and we are honored if anyone can put our little movie in the same sentence as one of the greatest cinematic accomplishments of our time, but that is where the connections between these two movies end and our paths diverge.” (Slice of Life, Kickstarter)

Slice of Life, Kickstarter

The impressive project was featured on io9 and the Verge, and if you back the project, you get cool memorabilia, such as posters, DVDs, mugs, t-shirts, or even a trip to Croatia.

Check out the Kickstarter campaign here, visit the official website here, like them on Facebook, and help these amazing people make their dream come true.

Watch the trailer below:

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