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Gerry Anderson's Firestorm - Filmed in Ultramarionation

A project in Oxford, UK by Jamie Anderson

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Continuing the work of Gerry Anderson, Firestorm is a new science fiction series utilising puppetry, miniatures and practical effects!
Backers: 1415
Average Pledge Per Backer: £63

Funded: £88,931 of £49,280
Dates: Sep 30th -> Nov 2nd (34 days)
Project By: Jamie Anderson
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Latest News

Last Minute Sneak Peek for Backers!

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Final reductions made!

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
The final reductions have been made - so if you want the JOIN FIRESTORM or PUSH THE BUTTON reward, now's the moment to grab them! You're all doing an amazing job with the sharing... we're so close to £91k! If we make the stretch goal, then we'll be... (Read More)


November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
So we're into the final 6 hours... wow, what a rollercoaster it's been - thank you all for your amazing support. We've just cut the price of the JOIN FIRESTORM and PUSH THE BUTTON reward levels... there will be a final reduction at around 2 hours to... (Read More)

New Extras and Reward Levels

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
It's time the new extras and reward levels! Extras and UpgradesIf you'd like any extra or upgrade just total up the items you'd like, and simply add that amount to your existing pledge level. At the end of the campaign you'll receive an email from... (Read More)

Next stretch goal smashed...

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Well team Firestorm, we did it! We get to have an action scene featuring an additional puppet now, thanks to you! At the rate we're going, we could well smash through the next stretch goal at £91k! We've also just slashed the price of the "JOIN... (Read More)

About to go on...

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
BBC One in 10 mins!  (Read More)

BBC Breakfast tomorrow

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for your amazing support. Just to let you all know I'm on my way up to Manchester now ready for a chat about Firestorm on tomorrow morning's BBC Breakfast on BBC One. Hopefully we'll get two short segments at 6.50am and... (Read More)

Puppets are cool... check this picture out!

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
I wanted to share this image with you tonight, because it actually made me feel quite emotional about the whole Firestorm project. Mary Turner working on a Four Feather Falls puppet in 1959 (left). Tokashi puts the finishing touches to Sam Scott in... (Read More)

Black Orchid

October 30th - via: kickstarter.com
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5 Days to Go!

October 28th - via: kickstarter.com
 Just 5 days left to go, and we're heading towards the drones stretch goal really nicely! Thanks everyone.  When we get there we'll be adding a special reward level with a couple of prototype drones available, as well as adding some final special... (Read More)

6 Days to Go!

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Please keep sharing the project with your friends. Tomorrow I'll be showing you guys a fantastic vehicle concept design...  (Read More)

7 days to go!

October 26th - via: kickstarter.com
 We're heading into the last week, and now's the time we -really- need you. If you've backed us already - THANK YOU - so much. The whole team have been blown away by the response, we're so, so grateful, and just can't wait to get started! If you... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Added - Security Drones

October 24th - via: kickstarter.com
We're doing so well, we've added a new intermediate stretch goal! When trying to destroy Black Orchid's island base, Sam Scott comes up against two black orchid security drones. We want to design and build the drones, and shoot this "security alert"... (Read More)

New Add-ons!

October 24th - via: kickstarter.com
You've been asking for them, so here are some new add-on options! We'll be adding more as we enter the last week of the project. To add on extra, just increase your pledge by an amount equivalent to the total cost of the add-ons you'd like. At the... (Read More)

Building the Island...

October 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Now we know we'll be blowing up the island base, we're discussing the construction of the island base with the guys from the Model Unit. The quality of our miniatures and sets is paramount, and me and Mike Tucker are both fanatical about incredible... (Read More)

5... 4... 3... 2...

October 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
We're tantalisingly close to the massive explosion... can you help us hit the next stretch goal? Mike Tucker/The Model Unit's concept art for the explosion scene  (Read More)


October 21st - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

New Reward Levels Launching TONIGHT

October 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Later tonight we'll be launching three new reward levels for prototype puppet scale sidearms. They'll be extremely limited in numbers, so as soon as they're updated we'll send our backers a message to make sure existing backers get the best possible... (Read More)

14 Days To Go!

October 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Team Firestorm I hope you're all having a great weekend. We're doing incredibly well, but now it's time to start upping the pace and the excitement towards the end of the project. We know it's going to happen, so that's fantastic. All we need to... (Read More)

Behind the Scenes with Ken Palkow - Sneak Peek!

October 16th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Firestorm Social Media Pack

October 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello you lovely lot! A few of you have messaged me asking if you can use the Firestorm images on social media to show your support. The answer is YES! Please do! We'd love to see social media flooded with Firestorm imagery, and every use of the... (Read More)

New Reward Level Coming Soon: Prototype Sidearm

October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Since Ken Palkow came on board - he, Eric Chu and Peter Greenwood have been working on sidearm designs that give a little nod to Gerry Anderson shows of the last 5 decades, while looking to the future. Ken is the master of building sidearms and... (Read More)

PayPal Option

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Good evening folks! We've had a fair few requests from would-be backers around the world who want to back the project, but can't use Kickstarter's payment/pledge system for a variety of reasons. For those of you who can't use the built-in system use... (Read More)

Peter Tyler Joins Team Firestorm

October 11th - via: kickstarter.com
We're very pleased to announce Peter Tyler as our Director of Photography. Peter is an Emmy nominated DoP who has shot everything that the Model Unit has been involved with to date. He has a fantastic CV including Aliens, Legend, Baron Munchausen,... (Read More)

Extras and Upgrades!

October 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Lots of you have been asking about upgrading your DVD to Blu-Ray, or adding extra copies of DVDs or Blu-Rays to your reward package. If you want to add a reward to your existing reward package,  then just check out the available extras and upgrades... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Acheived and a New Cameo...

October 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! We've achieved our first stretch goal, so we'll now have an extra set and scene in the minisode which will help set up the series backstory. I'm also very pleased to tell you that Denise Bryer - the longest serving Gerry Anderson voice artist... (Read More)

The foundations of Firestorm...

October 6th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Shane Rimmer and Matt Zimmerman Confirm Cameos in Firestorm!

October 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning all! I'm very pleased to announce that Shane Rimmer and Matt Zimmerman - best known for voicing Scott and Alan Tracy in Thunderbirds - have confirmed that they will be making cameo appearances in the pilot episode. Both Shane and Matt... (Read More)

We made it! Now to the stretch goals!

October 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning Team Firestorm!  What an amazing thing to wake up to! We've exceeded our base goal and still have 29 days of the campaign to go.. We can't rest on our laurels though, now's the time to surge ahead. This project is -definitely- going to... (Read More)

Wow! Just... WOW!

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Guys and Gals.. I'm just blown away by the support you've all shown us over the last few days... to be 88% funded just 3.5 days in is way beyond anything I'd ever expected... thank you -so- much for your pledges, messages, comments and enthusiasm!... (Read More)

Day two... Nearly 60%!

October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

A new Gerry Anderson puppet show is heading to Kickstarter

October 1st - via: toybox.io9.com
Gerry Anderson is a name forever burned into the minds of kids who grew up with sci-fi series like Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet, Stingray and of course, Thunderbirds - but with a little help from crowdfunding, we might get to see a new Anderson-created Puppet series hit screens called Firestorm. (Read More)

First update: A massive thank you

September 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Team Firestorm! We've been absolutely blown away by the support you've given us over the opening 6 hours of the campaign... and what a 6 hours! We're already over 42% funded, and I cannot begin to express my gratitude to you all! The level of... (Read More)

Gerry Anderson's Firestorm launches Kickstarter campaign for pilot

September 30th - via: imdb.com
A new series based on concepts from Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson is seeking funding via Kickstarter. (Read More)

It’s some puppets!

September 30th - via: ganymede.tv
An exciting new project has appeared on Kickstarter – Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm, a sci-fi pilot to be filmed in Ultramarionation, which is a modern evolution of the style used for Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Stingray. That means, as the Kickstarter page proudly boasts, practical effects, physical sets, miniatures and puppets. This would all be incredibly exciting even without all the Dwarfy connections. Our old chums The Model Unit are involved, with Mike Tucker listed as providing Model Effects. He’ll be joined by Red Dwarf X alumni Bill Pearson and Steve Begg, as Model Supervisor and Effects Supervisor respectively. That’s a hell of a pedigree right there. The very finest model makers in the land will see their shit blown up by one of the greatest shit blower-uppers in the business. (Read More)

New Gerry Anderson Show Launches On Kickstarter

September 30th - via: sfx.co.uk
Today sees the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the pilot episode of a new series from the mind of Gerry Anderson, the man behind such classics as Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and UFO. (Read More)

Thunderbirds Are Go for new Gerry Anderson project Firestorm

September 30th - via: sloughexpress.co.uk
The legacy of Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson is set to continue with a brand new production. (Read More)

Introducing Gerry Anderson's FIRESTORM

September 30th - via: warpedfactor.com
Now here's a really interesting project that should please Gerry Anderson fans from all over the world. (Read More)

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