The producers and director of Big Finish's upcoming Terrahawks release has a new project underway - and fans have just two more days to answer the call to action!
Having successfully launched the new Gerry Anderson project, Firestorm, on the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter, Gerry’s son, Jamie Anderson - producer and director of the upcoming Terrahawks audio series - has now raised enough money to exceed the project’s second ‘stretch goal’, providing enough extra money to build – and then destroy in a tremendous explosion – evil Black Orchid’s technology centre on their island base.
Having raised the minimum needed in less than 96 hours, and currently at just over £72,000, the project is now focusing on reaching its final stretch goals over the next 2 days days.
Fans of iconic Gerry Anderson shows like Space: 1999, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, UFO and Thunderbirds can now back the project to help fund the pilot episode in return for special limited edition rewards from props and collector edition DVDs, to set visits and film credits.
Firestorm is a Gerry Anderson concept that was originally produced and released by a Japanese company as an anime series across Japan and South East Asia in 2003. This new version of the Gerry Anderson concept has been redeveloped from Gerry’s original synopsis and story outline documents.
The funding already raised from the Kickstarter campaign now ensures that a mini pilot episode will be made with a new filming technique called ‘Ultramarionation’, the next stage in evolution from the famous ‘Supermarionation’ technique of Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet, using a combination of puppetry, practical effects, physical props and sets, and model miniatures.
Jamie Anderson, Managing Director of Anderson Entertainment and son of Gerry Anderson, MBE, says, “Over 1,100 fans from all over the world have rallied round to help get dad’s project off the ground. Now that we’ve raised the extra money needed, I’m looking forward to destroying the Black Orchid island base in an almighty and thunderous explosion!”
Follow the link to help support this F.A.B. new series!
Terrahawks is released by Big Finish in April 2015, and can be pre-ordered from here.
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