Crowdfunding Friday: Gerry Anderson sci-fi and more


It’s always great to see a crowdfunding project not only get the requisite backing, but also come to fruition so successfully. The 25th September saw the launch of A Brief History Of Time Travel, the six-part audio sitcom written by Seb Patrick and James Hunt (whose names may sound familiar thanks to their fine pieces of work for this very website).

Having exceeded their £3,000 goal by more than two grand late last year, the project was put into production, with the distinctive tones of Robert Llewellyn providing the voice of the Narrator, and Jon Shaw, Henry Imbert, Joanna Eliot and Ian Symes cast as the members of an enforcement agency fated to leap through various moments in history thanks to a malfunctioning time machine.

A Brief History Of Time is available to download now from its website, where you’ll also find some great accompanying character illustrations courtesy of Brittney L Williams. The project’s proof that, although getting an original, creative idea off the ground can take an awful lot of hard work, determination and sleepless nights, the results can be hugely satisfying – particularly if there’s an appreciative crowdfunding community to lend their support through the early stages.

This week’s Crowdfunding Friday selection contains a variety of ideas, from a zombie movie helmed by a special effects legend to a handy comic book app. But first, we kick off with a potentially brilliant collection of stories from the pen of the late, great Gerry Anderson…

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