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Flight 295

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Join us in bringing a crucial chapter of history to life by supporting the production of a compelling film centered around the Helderberg Flight 295 disaster of 1987.

This tragic event, involving South African Airways, has left an indelible mark on the aviation industry and the lives of those affected. Through this film, we aim to honour the memories of the 159 passengers and crew members, delving into the untold stories and exploring the human side of the tragedy.

Your contribution will play a vital role in ensuring that this important narrative is told with the depth and sensitivity it deserves. By supporting our fundraising efforts, you become a crucial part of preserving and sharing this poignant piece of history, fostering awareness and empathy.

Let's unite in making this cinematic endeavour a reality and commemorating the lives lost with a film that pays homage to their stories.

THE BACKGROUND

In the suspenseful thriller “Flight 295,” the tension unfolds at 35,000 feet as a routine flight takes an unexpected turn. The narrative centers around a secret cargo loaded onto a passenger plane bound for apartheid-era South Africa.

As the aircraft soars into the skies, a small fire erupts in the cargo area just after takeoff. The Captain Alex Hargrove, quick on his feet, extinguishes the flames, only to receive a mysterious directive from the South African Government – keep the plane airborne at all costs.

The story then shifts its focus to the diverse group of passengers onboard, each with their own struggles and triumphs, unknowingly heading towards a politically charged and volatile South Africa. With the backdrop of an impending war in Angola and the South African Government entangled in clandestine dealings involving nuclear weapons, the tension inside the plane mirrors the geopolitical turmoil outside.

As the journey progresses, relationships are tested, alliances formed, and secrets unravel. The once serene flight turns into a microcosm of the world's conflicts, with passengers confronting moral dilemmas and navigating the complexities of their own lives.

The narrative takes an unexpected twist when the cargo, shrouded in secrecy, erupts into flames, filling the plane with smoke. Amidst chaos and panic, the passengers must unite to survive. The unconventional meta unfolds as they grapple with the consequences of their destinies, unknowingly entwined with the covert machinations of governments.

“Flight 295” is a gripping tale of survival, morality, and the unforeseen connections that bind us all. As the passengers confront the veiled truths of their journey, the film delves into the profound question of whether some secrets are better left undiscovered, even when soaring above the clouds.

THE PLAN

  • To Raise enough money to secure the Cast and Crew for 1 week to shoot as much as we can so that we have more to show to investors.
  • Then We Shoot for 3 more weeks in the studio, and then 2 months of Post Production when we are done we send the Film to Hoyts Cinemas to get rated then we send the Film to Europa Cinemas 3160 Screen
  • We Send it to Subsaharan Africa Ster Kinekor who has 400 Screens.
  • After That, We Send it to The Emirati Countries to go through the red tape process and once it's clear it goes to The Emirates Vox Cinemas 810 Screens and The United States of America AMC 11 000 Screens.
  • Sell the rights to Netflix, and return the investment to both the investors and the donors.

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YOUR REWARDS

  • Pledge R70 = Reward #1! Your Name in the Film's End Titles

    • Show your support for our project by contributing to our fundraiser, and we'll immortalise your name in the end credits of the movie!
    • Your generosity will be acknowledged for everyone to see, making you a part of the film's history.
    • As a token of our gratitude, you'll be forever associated with the creation of this cinematic journey.
    • Join us on this exciting adventure and leave your mark on the big screen!
  • Pledge R100 = Reward #2! On Set Shout Outs!

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    • Get ready for your moment in the spotlight!
    • Contribute to our fundraiser, and we'll give you a special shout-out directly from the movie set!
    • Your name will be echoed through the set as we record a personalised video, expressing our gratitude for your support.
    • Not only that, but we'll share this exclusive shout-out on our official social media pages, showcasing your contribution to our film to our growing audience. Be a part of the behind-the-scenes magic and let your support resonate across our online community!
  • Pledge R300 = Reward #3! End Title Credits + Special Company Shout outFree Man in Black T-shirt and Black Pants Holding Black Video Camera on Set Stock Photo

    • Double the appreciation! Contribute to our fundraiser and enjoy the best of both worlds.
    • Your name will be eternally etched in the end credits of the movie, showcasing your pivotal role in bringing our cinematic vision to life. But that's not all – we're taking it a step further.
    • You'll also receive a special short shout-out recorded on set, creating a personalised moment of gratitude just for you.
    • This shout-out ad will be crafted with care, capturing the essence of our film set, and shared across our social media pages, ensuring your support is celebrated both on and off the screen.
    • Join us in making movie magic and be a part of the story from beginning to end!
  • Pledge R5000 = Reward #4! Silver Level

    • VIP access on Set and a Free Reel AD for your Enterprise or Brand.
    • Elevate your support to silver status!
    • With this exclusive reward, your company will shine in the spotlight. Contribute to our fundraiser and receive a 15-second VIP advertisement slot for your business
    • Your ad will be prominently featured, capturing the attention of our audience during a pivotal moment in the film.
    • But that's not all! Embrace the silver experience with VIP access on set. Immerse yourself in the behind-the-scenes magic as you witness the creation of our cinematic masterpiece. Meet the cast and crew, explore the sets, and take home an unforgettable experience.
    • This Silver Sponsor Package is your ticket to both cinematic exposure and an immersive on-set adventure. Join us in making this film a reality and let your brand be a part of the movie magic!
  • Pledge R50,000 = Reward #5! Gold Member

    • Become a Gold Member and unlock the ultimate on-set experience! Your generous contribution not only supports the creation of our film but also grants you VIP access to luxurious amenities.
    • Picture this: you'll have a designated tent on set, complete with comfortable seating and an exclusive view of the action. Enjoy a selection of premium snacks and beverages throughout your visit, ensuring you stay refreshed and energized.
    • But that's not all - immerse yourself fully in the filmmaking process with a personal field monitor and headset. Get up close to the action, witnessing scenes unfold with crystal-clear detail and hearing the director's cues as if you were part of the crew.
    • This Gold Member Package is designed for true film enthusiasts who crave an unparalleled behind-the-scenes adventure. Join us on set, indulge in comfort, and witness the magic of filmmaking up close.
  • Pledge R100,000 = Reward #6! Platinum Member

    • Step into the lap of luxury as a Platinum Patron and experience filmmaking like never before!
    • Your extraordinary support earns you the Platinum Level Package, offering a lavish retreat on the film set.
    • Picture this: your very own opulent tent, decked out with air conditioning to ensure your comfort and a spacious area to relax and enjoy the behind-the-scenes action.
    • A personal butler and runner will be at your beck and call, ready to cater to your every need. Craving a specific snack or drink? Consider it done. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities.
    • To enhance your on-set experience, we've included a big-screen TV inside your tent, broadcasting live action from the movie shoot. Immerse yourself in the cinematic process from the comfort of your luxurious retreat.
    • This Platinum Patron Package is the epitome of VIP treatment, offering an unparalleled fusion of comfort and cinematic spectacle. Join us at the pinnacle of support and revel in the exclusive privileges reserved for our Platinum Patrons.

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Project FAQ

Who am I?

Where are we based?

  • Cape Town, South Africa

Why Crowdfunding?

  • It's an Indi Film, and we believe crowdfunding is a good way to reach supporters.

What is the plan once 100% funding is received?

  • To hire an accountant and a lawyer to set up agreements with the Cast, crew, and locations and start filming.
  • There is a Script, a Book, and Locations.

Is the cast set in stone or can it change?

  • The cast can change at any time during pre-production depending on the Agencies

Where will the book be available?

  • Hopefully through Amazon and Kindle

How long will the Production take?

  • I'm planning on 1-month Studio Shoot and 1 Month on Location

Will the Film have Hollywood Grade VFX and CGI?

  • Yes, We are using Unreal Engine 5, Cinema 4D and After Effects
  • After we created the CGI versions we replace it with more realistic models

What Music are you planning on using?

  • Since it's a movie from the 80's we are trying to recreate some hits from the time.

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