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Project of the Day: Life, Death, Morality, Love and Loss in Siberia with ‘Hybrid Vigor’

Project of the Day: Life, Death, Morality, Love and Loss in Siberia with 'Hybrid Vigor'

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“Hybrid Vigor”

Tweetable Logline:

Hybrid Vigor is a feature film about life, death, violence, morality, immortality, love, and loss.
Elevator Pitch:
Hybrid Vigor is a feature film about life, death, violence, morality, immortality, love, and loss in the USSR during Soviet times and in present day Latvia. It opens on frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia during Soviet times.
Production Team:
Writer/Producer/Director/Camera/Editor: Brandon Fowler
About the Production:
“I have spent the last few years living in Latvia and developing this project. We have already shot a few scenes. Really been working hard on building up a social media presence for the film. We have over 250,000 followers on Twitter right now.” — Brandon Fowler
Current Status:
In production.
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Jamie Livingston

Can't wait to see this film.


I love real Indie films. And we so rarely see anything from Latvia. Urge everyone to support this film, as I really want to see it!


I've been following this project for a few months now and have contributed to their kickstarter campaign. Please vote for Hybrid Vigor and visit their kickstarter page. They have only 6 days left on their campaign. Please check them out. Hybrid Vigor is making indie film history!


I've been following this project long before the kickstarter campaign began. Of course I've pledged what I can to see this movie made. I really hope they meet the goal.

Craig Beachell

I watched the trailer and read the info they sent out and liked what I saw.
Support them I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Sheffield UK


I am a backer of Hybrid Vigor on , I just want to lend my support again and wish them well in reaching their goal. INDIE FILM GO OUT AND SUPPORT HYBRID VIGOR AND THEIR INDIE MOVEMENT!


in a nutshell J has pretty much said all that is good about getting involved in a project like this and playing a small part in pledging to suppport the project is an awesome feeling


I so badly want to see this film done. It's not everyday a compelling trailer comes along that makes us think about film-making in general, not just the actors but the people behind the movie – their passion, their craft, their stories.

Maybe the movie touches me because of a recent loss. But maybe too, I support it for its other merits: promoting local tourism, local artists, indie film.

This is a movie that calls out to the artists in us – the film, the campaign, the supporters so far. I just wish I have enough to kick this way to funding!!!

Doug Balmain

Hybrid Vigor is an absolutely incredible project…please help this project out folks! I can't wait to see this movie and learn about the story it is going to tell.


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