This Director Wants You To Be An Actual Part Of His Sci-Fi Comedy

While Working Hard on His First Feature Film, Director Eyal B Decided He Needs a Twist, Something Different, He Wanted Not Only Him and the Crew to Create the Film, but Also the Devoted Fans of the Genres. ‘Space Tripping‘, a Sci Fi Stoner Comedy Will Start a Kickstarter Campaign This Spring (Trailer Included Below). Just Before, the Production Calls You to Call out the next Moves. “We Want People to Watch the Trailer, Share with Their Friends, and Decide What’s Gonna Happen Next”.

According to the production, the movie will launch a Kickstarter campaign this spring (mailing list for updates is here), And you’ll be able to get in deep into the project and setting the tone yourself. Eyal B explains:

“The most valuable thing that I have to offer the audience is a real involvement in the creation of a project, and I don’t mean just as spectators. I truly want to involve the community of this film in every aspect of the creation. For example: writing a script together, deciding which joke will go in and which will be eliminated. It can be going over concept art and even contributing their own. It’s choosing wardrobe, arts , props, masks design, everything”.

‘Space Tripping’ – The Movie

The no.1 main difference between Eyal B and other filmmakers of his kind, is the fact that today he is working his craft from his computer at home, showing achievements that can easily mistaken to be produced in a major studio.

Wants you to be a part. Filmmaker Eyal B

“Mainly due to the fact that I’m quite used to work in this method – meaning me myself and I staring at a dazzling screen”, he says, “This is the way I work from the early nineties doing illustrations, cartoons, animations visual effects and video editing. The real wonder is that for some reason, I don’t have glasses.”

Eyal’s professional career began at  age 17 as a comics writer and illustrator. As he grow up his career shifted towards animation and visual effects and for the last years he’s been creating & directing the visual effects for popular television shows & advertising campaigns. He was the creator and director of a very successful show called “the green project” on Comedy Central. The show was sold to numerous countries around the world including the number 1 channel in China with over 55,000,000 viewers.

In his advertising career he was chosen to create and animate the character for a famous Fanta campaign, and he was nominated for national visual effects artistry awards in 2007, 2012, and 2014.
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To the Moon & Back: The Hard Working Path of Filmmaker Eyal B

After many years of specialising in Visual effects and writing comedy sketches for major clients, Filmmaker Eyal B stands before the craziest (and funniest) career path in his life, directing his first feature film (‘Space Tripping’), going all the way on his own and reaching the highest. Even space is not the final frontier

It’s been a hell of a journey for Filmmaker Eyal B for the last 20 years. The visual effects specialist and director from Tel-Aviv got his first camera when he was 12 and never looked back. Learning the craft on his own, Eyal became Israel’s no.1 guy in special effects, creating TV Shows, popular commercials and comedy sketches for all major players business.

At 41, father of three children, Eyal sets before the biggest career challenge in his life, creating his first feature film called ‘Space Tripping’, A SciFi stoner comedy, packed with visual effects. A real eye candy if you will. The trailer for the film was released last week, getting wonderful responses around the world, as the production will set on a major Kickstarter campaign this spring, in order to make the film fans community a part of the dream.

The movie takes place In New York 2091, where two best friends are going on a crazy adventure, delivering the most narcotic plant on the galaxy to the dangerous man in the world, and everything on their way goes wrong.

"The most valuable thing that I have to offer the audience is a real involvement in the creation of a project". Eyal B

“The most valuable thing that I have to offer the audience is a real involvement in the creation of a project”. Eyal B

The no.1 main difference between Eyal and other filmmakers of his kind, is the fact that today he is working his craft from his computer at home, showing achievements that can easily mistaken to be produced in a major studio.

“Working on the trailer of the new film from my home computer took much longer than I’ve expected”, Eyal explains his DIY approach, “Before I started working on the post production I estimated that it might take me about two months. Judging from my past projects (commercials and tv shows) I knew that I’m capable to produce a minute of film in a month by myself. But sadly it turned out to be much more tedious and complex, mainly because I didn’t grasp the amount of different locations that might appear for just 2 seconds or less. So all in all, this trailer was a year in the making.

“But I’m pretty sane”, He laughs, “Mainly due to the fact that I’m quite used to work in this method – meaning me myself and I staring at a dazzling screen. This is the way I work from the early nineties doing illustrations, cartoons, animations visual effects and video editing. The real wonder here is the fact that I have no glasses”.

What’s the idea behind choosing a crowdfunding platform in order to create the movie?

“I think that the most valuable thing that I have to offer the audience is a real involvement in the creation of a project, and I don’t mean just as spectators. I truly want to involve the community of this film in every aspect of the creation. For example: writing a script together, deciding which joke will go in and which will be eliminated. It can be going over concept art and even contributing their own. It’s choosing wardrobe, arts , props, masks design, everything.

"if there’s anything that history teaches me is that the future will be better". Eyal B

“if there’s anything that history teaches me is that the future will be better”. Eyal B

“I really think that it is a unique process that both sides can benefit from it. I would love to have a real time reactions from the audience before the shoots, and the audience can feel proud for taking part in creating a film that meet their standards and taste.”

Why stoner comedy?

“Comedy has always been my favorite genre, It’s the most demanding and rewarding form of expression, succeeding in making people laugh is one hard task, and it’s getting even harder from year to year – But if you succeed in crossing the barrier between you and the audience, and make them truly laugh, then the reward is endless.

“As for stoner comedy, I feel that this genre with it’s use of mind changing substances, opens up a lot of new ideas and possibilities. And personally I have a sympathy for the classic stoner-loser character, who can’t raise himself from the sofa, but have to tackle the whole world filled with ordinary ‘by the book’ people, for all kinds of reasons.”

Would you say ‘Space Tripping’ will be sort of a ‘Harold & Kumar’ version? Only in space and with visual effects? 

“I wish”, He laughs, “Stoner movies are usually lead by a misfits duo, that somehow the world have disrupted their plans to stay home and get high. Ashton and Faroque (The main characters in ‘Space Tripping’) are no different. They would love to stay home and get high with the best narcotics 2091 have to offer, but somehow they find themselves inside an out of order spaceship, 90,000 kilometers from earth with a condescending alien and a narcotic plant on the run.”

Besides being a filmmaker, you’re a dad and a family man. Does your kids know your work? Are you influenced by them?

“I’m a dad of three (ages 14,10,6). One of them even have a short appearance in the trailer. she’s the gorgeous redhead who won’t let you get too close to the bio computers. And they are all obviously well aware of my occupation.

Eyal's daughter up in the air. The Making of 'Space Tripping': Green Screen in Action

Eyal’s daughter up in the air. The Making of ‘Space Tripping’: Green Screen in Action

“Our house is like a giant ‘Halloween adventure’ store, filled with costumes, outfits, weapons  and masks that I collect from my various productions, so it’s quite common to see in our house short penguins chasing redhead aliens with swords and maces. I’m not sure if my kids influence my writing and my work directly, but I’m pretty sure that they have a moderating presence over my stuff, which is a very good thing.”

So what’s life really going to be like in 2091? Just like we see on Space Tripping?

“The truth is that no one can tell how life will be here in the nineties of the current century. I guess all of my ideas of space traveling, moon settlements, and nano-youth pills might take form in the next 3 decades, and we will still have 50 years to go until we’ll reach 2090.

“But if there’s one thing that I’m pretty sure about  – is that life will be better. This is just how human society evolves.Try to compare our life today to our civilization 200 or even 100 years ago. We had sewage running open in the streets, we hardly had cars, and a life expectancy of 60 years. Go back 200 years and things were even worse. so if there’s anything that history teaches me is that the future will be better. I’m not sure how better or in what way, but just better.

“And if you want me to do some wild speculations I’ll say that age changing pills are just around the corner. I think that eating meat will be illegal in many countries in the next 30 years. I think we can definitely expect moon or space settlements for tourist and research purposes. As for aliens –  I have no idea”, He laughs, and goes through his film characters, “I’m pretty sure there are other life forms, but I don’t think that they are anyway near what we imagine, like humanoids that wear cloths and speaks english. I guess those other life forms are so different from us that we might totally miss their presence or just don’t care.”

Space Tripping: A Crazy Sci-Fi Comedy To Bring Unique Special effects For The Fans

The Movie Will Launch a Kickstarter Campaign in 2016. “I Want to Keep an Open Discussion With the Backers and Fans and to Create This Together From the Story and Script to the Visuals and the Original Ideas of How Things Will Look in the Future”, Says Director Eyal B

The future is coming, and it’s hilarious:  A new film called ‘Space Tripping’ will start its production soon and will be packed with new and impressive special effects. The movie, a Sci-Fi Comedy will be produced and directed by filmmaker and animator Eyal B, and will tell the story of two best friends in New York 2091, going on a crazy adventure after getting in trouble with a mafia boss. The first trailer for the film will hit the social networks shortly, and Eyal B promises it’ll be ‘So unique and funny that you will just have to share it”.

Coming soon: First Scenes from 'Space Tripping'

Coming soon: First Scenes from ‘Space Tripping’

In 2016, Production will launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund the movie, bringing Sci-Fi and Comics fans special benefits with their contribution, including several ways to actually be a part of the film.

“The idea of Space Tripping, which was also brought by my brother, Nimrod Aldea, is mixture of three of my favorite genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi and stoner films, which are seldom appear together”, says Eyal B.

The Making of 'Space Tripping': Green Screen in Action

The Making of ‘Space Tripping’: Green Screen in Action

“The main difference between the movie’s special effects and the one we are used to see in Hollywood films or modern tv shows, Is the fact that in our case, the special effects are aware of themselves, and are not trying to ‘hide’ as a realistic scenes or photorealistic locations. After many years of working in the VFX industry and as a motion graphic designer, I’ve realized that there are a lot of visual tools you can use to tell a story, rather than trying to make everything 100% believable”.

Unlike other productions with advanced visual effects, Eyal’s work is done from his personal computer at home. It’s a one man job, since the first idea and until the finished product. “The best example for the use of an artistic visual effects, might be the film ‘Sin City’ which was the first movie to use the green screen technique in an artistic and graphic way”, He says, “Not only that unique visual language didn’t damaged the story, it kind of levitate it to a new and complete work of art. I tried to develop a colorful and uplifting visual language to match the comic environment of the film”.

What do you wish to accomplish with the making and the release of the movie? What would be your biggest goal with reaching the audience? 

“Well I’m not sure if my biggest goal would be creating the film or just reaching the audience. Going to the Kickstarter route is mainly to be in touch with the potential audience, rather than going through the classic production studio way. It’s important for me to know that this type of film will have an audience out there. I want to keep an open discussion with the backers and fans and to create this together from the story and script to the visuals and the original ideas of how things will look in the future.

“The biggest goal in reaching the audience is the success of creating a trailer which is so unique and funny that you have to share and spread it. The Viral test is the most important test in the entire project, If it’s good enough to be something that you want to share with your friends then it is definitely worth making”.