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Restoration—a sci-fi miniseries of awesome


I love me some sci-fi—love, love, love the stuff— and I’m pleased to announce that I recently had the pleasure of working in the genre for this brilliant little miniseries, Restoration:


2019. A company – RESTORATION LIFE SERVICES – offers individuals the service of having their memories downloaded for backup. So, in the event of death, those memories can be uploaded into a new body, a generic host, nicknamed a “jerry”.

After a routine backup, Oliver Klein wakes up to find that his memories have been restored into a body that is not his own. Trapped in this foreign body, Oliver Klein struggles to reconnect with his family and his life, and must come face-to-face-with the truth that he is not the only Oliver Klein.


It’s a three-part miniseries slated to shoot in August and with an elite A-team of creatives behind it. Producer, Toby Gibson, and director, Stuart Willis have accumulated an impressive number of films behind them including Superman Returns, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Lego Movie (yes, everything is indeed awesome). And the screenplay was co-written by Willis, who co-hosts the screenwriting podcast Draft Zero, and journalist/screenwriter Matthew Clayfield.

The team have set up a Kickstarter page to help with funding, and if you’re a fan of sci-fi and independent film-making, please don’t hesitate to show your support.

It’s a fantastic project. It has all the elements of hard science fiction, it asks tough questions and it never forgets that character is at its heart. Also, it will look frakking awesome.

Below are a couple of my concept pieces from the campaign, and links to the film’s website, Kickstarter page, Facebook page and recent press releases.


Restoration, concept art

Restoration, concept art


Restoration, concept art

Restoration, concept art


RESTORATION Kickstarter page
RESTORATION Facebook page


Futuristic sci-fi series to shoot at Docklands’ (InsideFilm, 1st July 2014)
 ‘Crowdfund This! Aussie Online Scifi Miniseries RESTORATION’ (TwitchFilm, 1st July 2014)



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