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SKY CITY HAYA

Yesterday's Tomorrow

a new sci-fi, mystery TV series

 

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A sci-fi series you want to see but a future you’re desperate to avoid..

Let’s explore the depths of humanity in an intellectual, high-concept drama, where reality rips through you like an emotional roller coaster.

With the grit and psychological explorations of TRUE DETECTIVE Season 1 and MINDHUNTER as well as the grand visionary scope of INTERSTELLAR, this world is rich, deep and highly inspired by the path of human history. The characters are imbued with the lofty hopes and desperate dreams of a better life. Their struggle is our struggle, but with the added drama of much higher stakes. I invite you into this climate- ravaged world, but with a note of caution – in SKY CITY HAYA, the dangers of climate change are just the beginning...

LOGLINE: 

Mankind depends upon the construction of cities in the sky. But when the architect of these cities suddenly goes missing, it is up to a troubled missing-persons detective to find this man before everything falls apart and humanity destroys itself.

SYNOPSIS: 

The year is 2248 and the WORLD is in a precarious state. Climate change has rendered the survival of the human race uncertain. In less than a decade, the surface of the earth will become completely uninhabitable. As conditions on the ground become more unstable, the world splits in two – the social elites within XKON, the largest corporate consortium in the world and their embattled refugee workforce. XKON is having trouble managing its ground-based XZONE camps due to an overwhelming influx of DENATIONALIZED REFUGEES. In order to solve its problems and save the human race from extinction, it begins construction of the first city in the sky named HAYA - a last ditch effort and a new hope for humanity.

Years later Haya is a resounding success - a statement of both mankind’s ingenuity and its perseverance in the face of insurmountable challenges. The city is made up of 40 some odd sports stadium-sized platforms that serve as various neighborhoods. While the elite NESTOR-class citizens live on comfortable, state-of-the-art platforms, the ex-refugee DED RED laborers reside on the run-down industrial platform neighborhood named i362. The city has been steadily growing over the past 20 years, however, at its current rate of expansion, it can’t hope to house the entire world’s population in time.

The STORY starts off with a good old-fashioned mystery – something we’re all familiar with. The CONFLICT is rooted in the fate of the remaining refugees on the ground, which rests in the hands of one ADRIEN ROUSSEAU. An ex-refugee himself, he has risen through the political ranks and now stands as a bridge between the two divisions of humanity. At a critical moment during his campaign to rally support for more refugee workers and the construction of additional cities, he mysteriously disappears. He leaves both his wife, NAMITA, and two daughters in a state of shock as well as the fate of the refugees below in question.

As the world spirals into a state of social unrest, it falls to AZZAN YONATAN-IYAD, a missing-persons detective and former lover to NAMITA with demons of his own, to find the people responsible for Rousseau's disappearance. He travels the dystopian world of 2248 to ultimately track down Rousseau before the world descends completely into chaos threatening millions of lives both on the ground and in the sky.

 

We are HAYANS!

 

Based out of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Prague, Romania & Germany, The Sky City Haya production team is working hard to complete our full proof-of-concept pitch trailer for TV producers and production companies.

CORE TEAM

 

KICKSTARTER PROMO SHOOT TEAM

CITY DESIGN CONCEPTS

BY TUCKER CULLINAN

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CHARACTER COSTUME DESIGN SKETCHES

BY ELISA ZAMPIERI

 SAIKHAN TEMUJIN - THE PLANT DEALER

SAIKHAN TEMUJIN - THE PLANT DEALER

 MICHAEL ANDERSSON - THE VIDEO ARCHIVIST

MICHAEL ANDERSSON - THE VIDEO ARCHIVIST

 MARTYNA & YAREK - UNDERGROUND REFUGEE ACTIVISTS

MARTYNA & YAREK - UNDERGROUND REFUGEE ACTIVISTS

 AZZAN YONATAN-IYAD - THE DETECTIVE

AZZAN YONATAN-IYAD - THE DETECTIVE

 GRACIELA LLAMAS - THE GARBAGE WOMAN

GRACIELA LLAMAS - THE GARBAGE WOMAN

 MARZIEH - THE PASSENGER

MARZIEH - THE PASSENGER

 YOUSSOU - SENEGALESE FLYING TAXI DRIVER

YOUSSOU - SENEGALESE FLYING TAXI DRIVER

 NAMITA BHANSALI-ROUSSEAU - ADRIEN ROUSSEAU'S WIFE

NAMITA BHANSALI-ROUSSEAU - ADRIEN ROUSSEAU'S WIFE

 

BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTOS

 

climate change

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL AND WE HAVE TO ACT NOW!

Scientists have a consensus that to meet the Paris climate goals, by 2050, carbon emissions will have to fall by half each decade and we will have to have to invent technologies to extract twice as much carbon from the atmosphere as the entire planet’s plants now do. Nevertheless, scientists have confidence in the ingenuity of humans bolstered by their appreciation for climate change, which is, after all, a human invention.

Below is a list of links to very informative climate change articles. Please get informed and if you have suggestions, we’d love to hear from you!

-SKY CITY HAYA TEAM


Amazing article on climate change (full article on next document)

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

Amitav Ghosh / Indian novelist who's new book length essay The Great Derangement is about why we are not treating climate change more seriously 

https://www.amitavghosh.com

chrestomather@yahoo.in

Read Sergei Petrovskii's phytoplankton population modelling which shows a crash at +6 degrees resulting in global hypoxia (inadequate oxygen). That in itself opens a Pandora's box of problems not yet understood - incl no more air travel (jets won't work) and ozone depletion (no O2 = no O3) roasting us all with UVb radiation. Reality is, we can barely comprehend the cataclysmic consequences we've set in motion.

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/mathematics/extranet/staff-material/staff-profiles/sp237

Combating Climate Change

http://www.drawdown.org/

Countries likely to survive climate change 

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/countries-likely-survive-climate-change/

Future cities unlivable from heat due to Climate Change 

http://time.com/4087092/climate-change-heat-wave/

Lack of Sand is a problem 

http://gizmo.do/H5nfA7O

Permafrost Sink holes Russia

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/qkj3yd/climate-change-just-opened-a-gateway-to-the-underworld-in-siberia?utm_source=vicefbus

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/200-million-people-could-be-fed-with-chinas-new-strain-of-saltwater-rice/

Dimming the sun

https://www.facebook.com/exploristscience/posts/1374372825994243

NYC Climate change/Sea rise

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/27/us/climate-change-new-york-city-floods-study/index.html

Autonomous drone sailboats gathering climate change data

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/27/technology/saildrone-autonomous-boats-drones/index.html

Carbon Emissions Going Up

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/worlds-carbon-dioxide-emissions-rise-again-after-three-stable-years/

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/59yqj8/world-scientists-warning-to-humanity-second-notice-climate-change-environment?utm_source=vicefbus

NASA model shows which cities will flood when ice sheets melt 

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/nasas-new-model-shows-which-cities-will-flood-when-different-ice-sheets-melt/

Old Way to measure Climate Change

https://www.facebook.com/gizmodo/posts/10155954425258967

Coastal Cities flooding

http://science.time.com/2013/08/20/population-plus-climate-why-coastal-cities-will-face-increased-risks-from-floods/

Sea Rise

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/12/world/sea-level-rise-accelerating/index.html

Excellent Climate Change Article

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

We’re Doomed

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/26/were-doomed-mayer-hillman-on-the-climate-reality-no-one-else-will-dare-mention?CMP=fb_gu

The Nine Planetary Boundaries 

http://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/planetary-boundaries/planetary-boundaries/about-the-research/the-nine-planetary-boundaries.html

 
 
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  ADAD JOEL WARDA - CREATOR/WRITER/DIRECTOR

ADAD JOEL WARDA - CREATOR/WRITER/DIRECTOR

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  THOM WINELAND - PRODUCER

THOM WINELAND - PRODUCER

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