Funding Update For Series Two!

Current Funds Raised:

Basic Target: £0 of £2600

All-Out Target: £0 of £5500

So we’re gearing up for The Last Airship Series 2: Hunt For The Nautilus! We have big plans for series 2 – and we are filming as much as possible with real-world sets and miniatures to replace the reliance on CGI of series one!

This costs money though – to do most of what we want to do, would cost us at least £2600 from where we are now – and a lot more to do everything we hope to do in the series (about £5500!).

This series we are not currently planning a big crowdfunder, but are hoping to raise all the funds through three channels:

The Patreon page: http://www.patreon.com/gregchapman – the easiest way to directly donate, and to get advanced notice on some news, and additional behind the scenes information from as little as $1 per month!

The Last Airship Shop: The profit from every item bought from the supplies section of http://www.thelastairship.com will go towards the series! T-shirts, mugs, and more besidea can be found there!

Greg’s Audiobook: All proceeds from the sale of my audiobook, ‘The Ever So Slightly Exaggerated Tales of Mr Greg Chapman’, either at shows or as a download version at thelastairship.bandcamp.com, will go towards the series!

As of Friday 19th April I’ll be updating The Last Airship blog, and the pinned post on the Facebook page, to let you know how we are proceeding towards our goal!

My aim is to have the basic funding goal reached by 29th June – the day before my 34th birthday, and the day of the inaugural Bristol Steampunk Saturday!

The Beginning…

This morning Facebook popped up with a memory, showing me that two years ago today I uploaded the first ‘teaser trailer’ for The Last Airship, our Steampunk Webseries.

This was in the first stages of work on the first series. We had a concept, a basic script, and ambition, and we were ready to take some concrete action and get the series made.

I had compiled the first teaser using footage from episodes of my old ‘Condensed Histories’ series and short videos filmed with Lady Felicity at the Buckingham Steampunk Weekend, in order to give an idea of the feel of the show. This was to form the start of our crowdfunding campaign for the series.

Fast forward two years today, and we are in a similar position – ramping up preparations for the new series, trying to raise funds (not currently with a large crowdfunder planned, but through our Patreon account at https://www.patreon.com/gregchapman and our shop on https://www.thelastairship/com), and working to refine scripts and create props.

Although now we start with a series behind us, which we face the challenge of exceeding in the next series. We know what we did right… and what we want (and need) to improve on.

Between the series the crew, and especially Lupo, have worked hard to give the Skyvern an overhaul, and behind the scenes we are doing the same thing as we start work on the new miniature Skyvern prop to replace the CGI airship of series 1.

So now seemed the right time to also begin a blog, which alongside The Last Airship facebook page and Greg Chapman’s Tales From The Road podcast, will keep you up to date on all the latest news as we prepare The Last Airship to fly again!

Thank you for reading,

Greg