“We Keep Watch” promotional print by JC Richard!

Finally, here’s the first print in the production print line-up. Created by the wonderfully talented JC Richard, “We Keep Watch” is a 28″ x 12″, 10-color (with 2 fades) screenprint with an edition of 120. There are also Night and Mist variants with editions of 40. Printing will be by D&L Screenprinters.

The 1st Edition will be $50 and the variants will be $70 each. The prints will go up at the Novos Store at 11am PST on Friday, July 29th. However, since print package buyers will get first dibs on the variants, there’s a chance there will be very few left over for the general drop. If you’d like to get in on the pre-drop, the Novos Print Packages will remain available until Noon PST tomorrow, July 28th.

And so everyone is aware, these’ll take about a month to ship out. Why such a long wait? Well, we’re selling the print early to open up access to the proceeds for the film shoot, which is three and a half weeks away!

 

Check out the variants below the jump.

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Last chance for the Novos Production Print Package!

The Novos Production Print Package will be taken down from the Novos Store within the few days as we prepare to release the first print in the package. So if you’re still thinking of purchasing this awesome set of prints and all the perks that come with it, head over to the Novos Store!  There are also a couple of Jay Shaw’s “Servant of Cybele” AP prints still available. Every purchase helps us make this awesome film!

It’s been a little while…

…since we last published some concept art. So, we’d like to share this amazing piece by Zoran. As far as the film goes, we’re currently in the casting process, and should have details on cast and full crew soon. Also, keep an eye out for the first print in the production series sometime soon!

by Zoran

Fixed!

Everything’s good, and the print packages are now available over at the Novos Store!

Technical difficulties…

We’re currently having a few problems with the Novos Store. Hold tight for a bit!

Novos Production Print Package!

Novos currently finds itself in a Catch-22: we’ve assembled a fantastic roster of artists to produce promotional prints for fundraising purposes, but most of those prints wont be ready for release until after the film shoots at the end of July; and we need a large portion of the funds from those prints to shoot the film at the high level of quality planned.

So what’s the solution? The Novos Production Print Package! Seven fantastic artists have agreed to let us pre-sell original screenprints they will be producing for Novos. Those artists are:

Every one of those artists will produce an original art print inspired by the themes and imagery of Novos. You don’t want 7 movie posters, you say? Fear not! Most of them will be prints that you can enjoy even if you have no idea what Novos is. Except one — one will definitely be a movie poster (and if you know these artists’ work, you’ll probably be able to figure out which one that is).

In addition to receiving the 1st edition of each print produced by these artists, package purchasers will get other perks. We like print variants around here, and several of these artists are well known for producing awesome variants. If you purchase a print package, you’ll be given first-dibs on any variants released (so far Jay Shaw and Eelus have both agreed to make variants, and we’re in discussions with the other artists about them). This wont guarantee package purchasers each variant, but will initially restrict the pool of potential buyers to those individuals. The same will hold true for any prints from artists not included in the above list. We have tentative agreements from a couple of fantastic artists who preferred to not be included in the package. Production Print Package buyers will also get discounts on any and all prints released outside the package, including variants.

The prints from the listed artists will be released over a span of multiple months between now and November, with the goal being to release about one per month. The first print is planned for release near the end of June. Should, for whatever reason, an artist on the list not be able to make a print for Novos, each package buyer will be allowed a refund of the amount the estimated print was worth within the package (though we seriously doubt this’ll happen).

The Novos Production Print Package will go on-sale tomorrow, June 15th, at 8:30am PST over at the Novos Store for $400 ($450 for international buyers). All shipping is included in that price. 50 will be available; that’ll help us get to the fundraising level necessary to get this film through principal photography comfortably.

*Yes, Jay Shaw has already produced an amazing print for Novos (which will ship out in the next few days). The experience collaborating with him was so much fun that we decided to do it again to produce something entirely new!

New Team Members!

We’ve been busy over the last few weeks fleshing out the crew and various team positions, and we’re proud to introduce several new team members:

  • Billy Summers – Director of Photography: Billy is an award winning Director of Photography based out of Seattle. He has worked on everything from Multi-Million dollar Ad Campaigns and Feature Films to micro budget handmade Art Installations and Music Videos. With Billy’s guidance, Novos will now be shot on the Epic system, RED’s new, state-of-the-art camera. To give you an idea what the camera is capable of, there’s some guy in New Zealand shooting a cool little indie film called The Hobbit using the Epic. So it should work for Novos.
  • Kirill Kozyrev – Character Concept Artist:  To help us get through the last major design push leading up to principal photography, we’ve brought on Kirill to finish up the character designs. Kirill is a self-taught artist, based in Moscow, with a passion for game-development and film production. Currently he’s working as a freelance concept artist and illustrator for a multiple projects, including Novos and the steam-punk MMOG “Sky2Fly”.
  • Lucy Carpenter – CG Environment Artist:  A marine biologist turned CG artist, Lucy currently works for Google and on video games and short films, obsessively building 3D props and environments and making textures for these objects in Photoshop.

“The Past Walked Beside Us” promotional print by Dan McCarthy!

We’re proud to announce the final Dan McCarthy/Tom McDowell Novos promotional print, “The Past Walked Beside Us”. It’s a 19 x 10.75″ digital print on Curious Metallics “Iced Gold” cover stock, out of an edition of 100. The prints are $25 over at the Novos Store and are ready to ship immediately.

Close-up after the jump.

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Updates!

Now that we’re on the edge of June, the Novos production is starting to really heat up. So here are some updates!

  • “The Servant of Cybele” print has faced multiple unfortunate production delays (the most recent of which includes Jay, the artist/printer, sustaining major injury to his fingers). But the prints will be done soon, and will ship out next week. To thank everyone who purchased the print for their patience, there will be an additional special, limited edition print included with orders. We think you’ll really like it!
  • Thanks to the success of the Novos print series and the generosity of donors, we’ve been able to expand the initial budget projections. Our new goal is $50,000. This will allow us to pay more of the crew for their hard work and will expand opportunities in both principal photography and post production.
  • We haven’t updated the fundraising totals in a while, but we’re now up to $20,000 raised! This puts us at 40% to our new overall fundraising goal.
  • Fundraising will continue throughout production and post production, as will the Novos print series. Keep an eye out for some exciting new releases in the near future!
  • Finally, we’d like to formally welcome Travis Boatright, the film’s costume director, to the crew! Travis is a graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and will bring the film’s fantastic costumes to reality.

Artist copies of “Those Made New” onsale info

Kevin Tong will be selling his artist copies of the gorgeous promotional print “Those Made New” over at his site today. They’ll go on sale at a random time, and will cost $50. Here’s his blog post about the sale.

And a link to his store. Go help support this amazing artist!