Victoria, Canada – On January 15 2016, Jeff Saamanen and Natalie Harvey launched a Kickstarter campaign for Lost Hope, a comedic sci-fi epic with mature themes and dramatic overtones. Said to be a mash between Star Wars and Archer, Lost Hope’s creators are shooting for the galactic stage in their satire of all things sci-fi.
“We have lots of stories to tell, playing out as situations of interpersonal turmoil, as well as the events set on the galactic stage,” says co-creator Jeff Saamanen, “We want to dive deep into our character’s backgrounds, and watch as they struggle to support one another, to survive what may very well be their extinction.”
Both as a couple and as creators, Jeff and Natalie have worked together over the past fifteen years towards their common goals, which include: A graphic novel called Worlds Beyond the Grave, a live action pilot called 4Villains, a mini-series called Hench’D20, and now Lost Hope.
Over the last few years, the two of them have dedicated themselves to completing pre-production of the first part of a four-part epic. This includes scripting, casting, voice-over recordings, full character rigs, 3D sets, props and more!
Lost Hope stars a talented group of voice actors, including Michael Hurst, best known for his role as Iolaus in Hercules and Xena, who also recently directed Ash Vs Evil Dead on Starz. Also involved is Marisha Ray who appears in Critical Role on Geek & Sundry, and Vince Caso who starred as Bladezz in Felicia Day’s series The Guild.
“We didn’t want to bring Lost Hope to Kickstarter empty handed, with just an idea and high hopes,” Natalie Harvey explains, “We wanted to ensure we had a fully realized plan for production before asking for your help!”
In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including a digital copy of Worlds Beyond the Grave for $5, advance access to a 1080p digital download of each of the 4 episodes (with special features and awesome digital mini posters and wallpapers) for $20, and more. Backers can also pledge $1,000 to become a background member of the crew and be featured throughout the four episodes!
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Company Name: Lost Hope
Contact Person: Jeff Saamanen