also unveils a Contest for Creatives to Recreate the Movie Trailer!
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, MI— After 13 years of ambitious work, Writer/Director Matt Busch is in the midst of an epic Kickstarter campaign for his magnum opus, the Aladdin 3477
Motion Picture Trilogy. The live-action feature films are based on the classic Arabian Nights
tale, set 1,500 years in the future throughout India and Asia.
Fans were already impressed with the visuals in the initial Kickstarter promotional video, but the just-released energized movie trailer has jaws dropping. To make it even more interesting, Busch has now unlocked a contest in which creatives can recreate the Aladdin 3477 movie trailer with any artistic media for cash prizes.
While Busch is mainly known for the massive amount of art he’s provided for the Star Wars Universe, the dream for Busch has always been to create an epic sci-fi trilogy of his own. Having grown up in Sterling Heights, Busch began his career in Hollywood, illustrating storyboards and concept art for feature films and simultaneously working in licensing and publishing, creating art for properties like Lord of the Rings
, Indiana Jones
, and Stranger Things
Having relocated to Macomb Township, the Aladdin 3477 project began with Busch writing and traveling to countries like India and Hong Kong, where the films would take place. Busch then created thousands of storyboards and concept designs to help share his vision with the cast and crew. With the help of family, friends, and a few industry professionals, principal photography all over Michigan took five years, with an additional 4 to complete post-production.
The first official trailer is a pulse-pounding ride that features the music of Celldweller, a.k.a. multi-instrumentalist Klayton, who has recently relocated from Los Angeles to Clarkston, MI. No stranger to having music in mainstream media, you’ve heard Celldweller in popular films, TV, trailers, and video games such as Deadpool, Mission: Impossible, John Wick, Spider-Man, Call of Duty, and Assassin’s Creed. The Aladdin 3477 trailer features a handful of Celldweller tracks, licensed through Klayton’s music label (FiXT), including “First Person Shooter” and “Empyrean.” Busch and Klayton have collaborated on several projects in the past, and you can expect to hear plenty of Celldweller music throughout each of the Aladdin 3477 films.
To make the release of the first trailer even more interesting, Busch has revealed the Aladdin 3477: Recreate My Trailer Contest, in which creatives of all media can recreate the trailer shot for shot in hopes of winning cash prizes, FiXT gift cards and Aladdin 3477 swag. FiXT music is allowing contestants to use the trailer music for submissions.
Still, artists with their musical flare are welcome to use their skills to try and recreate the audio with any means necessary, even beatboxing. Artistic contestants are encouraged to think outside the box with their submissions, with Busch himself demonstrating in the promo video samples of stop-motion animation and making props out of household items.
The Kickstarter campaign began in early January, was funded in hours, double-funded in days, and triple-funded in a week. The Aladdin 3477
Official Trailer has had over 40,000 views in less than two days. With plans for exciting reveals to keep the campaign energized, Busch comments, “For me, I’m just so grateful I had the opportunity to create these films with family and friends. Of course, it’s also really gratifying to see everyone excited about this.”
The Aladdin 3477: Recreate My Trailer Contest submissions are due on February 16th. The Kickstarter campaign for Aladdin 3477 ends at midnight on March 3rd. The first independent film, Aladdin 3477: The Jinn of Wisdom, stars Erik Steele and is expected to be released this year.