Brothers Ace and Jim, two demolition derby drivers, struggle to reconcile their broken relationship.
COUNTING DOWN THE HOURS...
WE WANT TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THIS OPPORTUNITY BY CONTINUING TO REACH OUT FOR SUPPORT. EVERY CENT WE RAISE WILL GO TOWARDS MAKING THE FILM THAT MUCH BETTER.
For example, securing these last donations before the campaign comes to an end will give us more flexibility during production, and could possibly help us get through post production. I can tell you right now that we’ll be in true need of a professional sound mix with the roaring engine noise and collisions that are central to this story. Don't miss the opportunity participate in a truly worthwhile and very cool movie! PLEDGE BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN COMES TO AN END!
Brothers Ace and Jim fight to salvage their broken relationship. When Ace betrays Jim by competing in the demolition derby, coming together and reaching the starting line becomes the brother’s greatest challenge yet.
About Derby Kings
After attending my first demolition derby at the Nevada State Fair in 2009, I was instantly fascinated by this unique American ritual. I became intent on shooting a film set in this world. Last summer, to research and gather insights about the derby community, my brother and I attended six demolition derbies in Northern Nevada and California. We shot a documentary on the topic and were further inspired by the sport.
Here's some clips from our doc:
...and a few of our location photos to give you an idea of what the film will look like.
The documentary, more clips and photos can be found on our website:
I've been energized by all of the fantastic people I've met along the way and couldn't be more passionate about telling this story, about two demolition derby drivers, through the fiction form. After a year and a half of hard work - location scouting, writing and re-writing - we are ready to rock...but...we need your support to make it through the production.
Where Does the Money Go?
We've already secured a bunch of in-kind donations. Many friends, family and people from the Reno film community will be supporting this project by donating their time, equipment, and/or services. Plus, my mom promised to make sure that no one goes hungry on the shoot. The money that we raise from this campaign will go towards some major expenses we can't hustle our way out of, such as:
1. TRANSPORTATION - Flying some key cast and crew to Reno and shuttling everyone around our remote Northern Nevada & California locations.
2. FOOD - Help us buy my mom the raw materials! Potatoes are cool, but ice cream in the desert in July is cooler.
3. LODGING - Traveling outside of Reno will require an overnight stay.
4. BUILDING OUR DEMOLITION DERBY CAR -We will need a duplicate car to make our challenging production schedule possible.
5. A CAKE - I promised Mayuran that I would give him a cake if he produced this script.
Why support Derby Kings?
Besides getting to be part of an amazing project, we have some cool rewards for our backers as seen here:
When It's All Said and Done?
Help us bring this awesome story to life! After we finish principal photography, we will work tirelessly to edit the film and send Derby Kings out into the world. We want people who have never heard of demolition derby to appreciate this uniquely rugged American pastime.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Signed DVD copy of the research documentary featured on our website. DVD includes bonus highlights from each of the six derbies we attended in 2010 including: Cal-Expo (Features Motorhome Derby), McArthur, Reno, Sonora, Susanville & Yerington.
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Derby Kings T-Shirt! Choose from any of our three designs in your size.
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A 5x-7x full color photo book of the production of the film. Skype chat or personal meeting with the director to discuss YOUR latest film or script. Your name on the big screen - A SPECIAL THANKS in our film credits.
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Attend a works in progress screening with the creative team in NYC. Plus TWO TICKETS to the premiere at the May 2012 Columbia University Film Festival in NY and after party (travel not included). Your name on the big screen - A SPECIAL THANKS in our film credits.
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My personal director’s notebooks, a collection of photographs from the locations as well as paintings and photographs that shaped the style and tone of the film.
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Welcome to our creative team Associate Producer! The above rewards - digital director's notebook, both films, signed location photo, t-shirt, admission to the advanced screening in NYC for backers only (travel not included), an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT in the film's credits PLUS a trip to the set in RENO during principal photography (travel not included).