Sea of Legends


A project in Los Angeles, CA by Niles Heckman

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A story about love, separation, and having to say goodbye.
Backers: 89
Average Pledge Per Backer: $142

Funded: $12,656 of $10,000
Dates: Jan 2nd -> Feb 1st (30 days)
Project By: Niles Heckman
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Latest News

'Auroras,' Niles Heckman Short Film, Explores Sci-Fi Lesbian Love

January 28th - via:
"AURORAS" is a short, science fiction film by Niles Heckman currently in production that explores issues of separation and love between two women. (Read More)

Auroras update #6

January 27th - via:
Hey Backers, We're less then a week from completion of our campaign and are over our goal! We'd love to finish strong and have started to get some more nice press--specifically from the LGBT community, such as this article here -... (Read More)

Auroras Film Supporting Equal Rights And Marriage Equality Needs Your Help

January 27th - via:
The Auroras Film film by Niles Heckman, Auroras, tells the “story of love, separation, and having to say goodbye.” and it needs your help on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Auroras - Short Film - KICKSTARTER

January 25th - via:
Excited to present the Auroras trailer by filmaker Jon Niles Heckman. I spent about six month art directing and 2nd Unit Directing part-time, and became a very personal project which I fell in love with and was allowed to run wild on... Please jump in! (Read More)

Auroras update #5

January 23rd - via:
Hey backers, Last year I started doing a little podcast called Novelty Generators. Many episodes focus on independent film making with creative collaborators, but it's also a way to reach out to other folks that generate original/novel content in any... (Read More)

Auroras - a Space Elevator love story?

January 22nd - via:
I received an email from Mr. Niles Heckman, letting me know about Auroras, a new sci-fi short film that he and his 3-person crew are creating, a”story about love, separation, and having to say goodbye.” (Read More)

Project of the Day: 'Auroras'

January 20th - via:
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. (Read More)

Auroras update #4

January 19th - via:
Hey Backers, We've has some exciting additions in the last week and are coming up on 10 days remaining in our campaign! We're in great shape and here's our Kicktraq page which is a very handy site which shows a Kickstarter page's status and progress... (Read More)

“Auroras” – A Stunning Independent Short Film – Coming Soon

January 15th - via:
“Auroras” is a seven minute long science fiction short film with an overarching feature storyline. The short was originally written in 2010 and is comprised of a basic storyline executed in a complex technological way. Development has been extremely slow because the film is primarily made by one independent filmmaker, Niles Heckman (TRON: Legacy), with limited resources. It’s been a very slow but steady side project, and is nearing completion. Due to its limited budget combined with high quality computer graphics using only two computers, it’s been over three years in production. (Read More)

Auroras update #3

January 13th - via:
Hey backers, We're half way to our goal with a little over half the month to go! This may be a bit of a photo finish as I'm definitely realizing how difficult crowd funding is. For any folks thinking of ever doing a future crowdsourcing campaign, I... (Read More)

Auroras update #2

January 9th - via:
Hey backers, Thanks again for all the support! We're going to be creating a special extended vertical length version of the poster. Everyone that has put in $5 or more will have their names included when we wrap up and it will live online until the... (Read More)

Help Kickstart Niles Heckman’s Sci-fi Romance Short Film Auroras

January 8th - via:
Visual-effects magician Niles Heckman is trying to get his short film completed, and he needs your help. And by help I mean money. He’s completed live-action shooting and set up all the CGI scaffolding on his anime-inspired film Auroras, but to render the graphics is going to take nothing short of a Hollywood-style arsenal of supercomputers. (Read More)

Science fiction short Auroras host some stunning visuals and features a very unique storyline

January 6th - via:
We recently received an email from director Niles Heckman about an amazing short he’s trying to finish through Kickstarter. It’s an ambitious project and a labor of love for him, hence the reason he’s using all his free time and money and home, to see this project to fruition. Seems to be a lot of really talented VFX artists of late are tired of waiting for a job to come along that would allow them to flex their visual prowess. Auroras, just happens to be, such a project, but as I mentioned in the title of this post, Auroras storyline touches on themes that are unlikely to be received by mainstream Hollywood at present, but we hope that’ll change soon. (Read More)

Auroras update #1

January 5th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Niles Heckman Launches "Auroras" Kickstarter

January 3rd - via:
If you can't get behind a "lesbian space elevator love story" what can you get behind? Check out the Kickstarter for "Auroras" a seven-minute sci-fi labor of love created by LA director Niles Heckman and packed with massive VFX set pieces. (Read More)

Crowdfund This: Scifi Short AURORAS

January 2nd - via:
While the holidays have kept me too busy to tackle my (supposedly) regular Crowdfund This column for the last couple weeks that doesn't mean we're not still seeing a lot of intriguing projects looking for support. And one such project is Niles Heckman's scifi short Auroras. (Read More)

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