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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
-William Shakespeare, Hamlet - Act 1. Scene V
"The Transition of Juliet + Romeo" is a contemporary tale, combine the survival themes of genre defining horror with Gothic Romance to create a new an exciting story where Romeo is a humble mail clerk in Verona Legal Services and Juliet is the daughter of the CEO. Juliet's loyalty is torn between her father and the man she loves; when her father uses the Necronomicon to summon outer god Yog Sothoth all Hell is literally unleashed. Now our star crossed lovers must battle Fate, the forces of darkness, and parental disapproval so that they might spend eternity together.
In Order to get this Film into Production, Team Gecko tried to raise £15,000 by getting 15,000 people to give £1 each, in return for receiving a minimum of a Digital Download of the film after completion.
Because the story was being funded by the community we planned to give it back to the community in it's entirety. To that end, it would have been released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license (meaning you can do what you want with it as long as you don't make a profit, do name-check those involved in the production, and do make any resulting work available under the same license arrangements) so will the final film. This means you can give it to your friends who can copy it and give you it back and it's all legal. You can also re edit it (don't like the ending? edit it to make it harder hitting or softer) and redistribute the resulting edit in the same way and it's all legal.
We failed to reach our initial target, but set about trying to move production on with what meagre resources we had. We cast several excellent actors and booked crew and filming locations, but availability problems crept in, pushing dates back, and banking transaction fees ate up the little money we had. As a result the film project has been put on indefinite hold.
Since then, we worked on rewriting the Script as a novella. It's available as an Ebook in Kindle Format from Amazon, though we hope to get it on other Bookstores as soon as possible. The text is released under the same Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license so if you buy you can share it to anyone for free, completely legally. And if you don't want to, or can't afford to buy it, you could always ask someone who has a copy to pass it on to you.