A champion kick-boxer fights to come back after undergoing open heart surgery, the tragic loss of family, and battling inner demons.
It started with the desire to make a documentary about the first fighter in combat sport history attempting to make a comeback that was unheard of. Mark "Fight Shark" Miller was re-entering the professional Kick-Boxing ring after a five year hiatus and open heart surgery!
The more we got to know Mark, we found that the fun loving, tattoo sporting gentlemen was truely a walking miracle! Not only had he survived a surgery to correct a congenital heart disease, but he survived an abusive childhood and the countless demons in all their forms that would stand as hurdles in his way to becoming a champion in the ring, as well as in life.
Mark's story pulls back the veil of the harden combat athlete and exposes the very real issues, trials, misteps and fears that not just a fighter, but a man must endure. This an untold piece of American Sports History, and this is something we are working to remedy.
We do not plan to film Mark's documentary in a traditional style. As you may have seen in the preview, and our pitch video, we want to weave a traditional documentary style with intense cinematics as seamlessly as possible so that when the viewers experience this amazing story, not once will they want to look away from the screen.
We are on KickStarter because what we are doing is very new, infact, to the best of our knowledge it hasn't been done before. And it's no secret that new is scary. So through the KickStarter community we are hoping to raise the funding neccessary to make this film as amazing as we know it can be.
If you liked anything you've seen please keep in mind, our videos are the results of TWO guys, ONE week and ZERO dollars. With the support of the community, even if it's just spreading the word or sharing the link, we hope to reach our financial goal.
With the proper funding and right team behind us, we are hell-bent on turning a documentary into a work of art and cement Mark's story into a piece of history.
If you've read up to this point, we thank you so much.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 18, 2012.
Jun 8, 2012 - Jul 18, 2012 (40 days)
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Get the finished film on DIGITAL DOWNLOAD and experience the intense story of Mark "Fight Shark" Miller on your computer, tablet or mobile device.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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The only thing better than getting a timeless piece of cinamatic art for Digital Download is to show your family and friends that you were part of making it happen. Your name will appear in the CREDITS for showing your support of this film! Thank you.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Get all the above PLUS the mini documentary of the making of this film on DIGITAL DOWNLOAD! It's been a long road just to get to kickstarter, follow the ups and downs of the crew as they battle through the heroes journey of making this film. And don't forget! A autographed poster of the movie by Mark Miller!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All we know is film making. We'll send you exclusive, secret short films every month until the conlcusion of filming! But if we get enough of these backers, we'll make it bi-weekly in addition to everything above! (Some of these secret films may shorts to future full length films! Sssh)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Everything above plus a Limited Edition Kickstarter version of the movie on BLU-RAY with a backers ONLY badge on the cover and all digital downloads included as special features (Secret short films included) PLUS the only Treacherous Waters "Fight Shark Army" Master General status T-Shirts that will ever see the light of day!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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No more sidelines! Become a star player with Associate Producer credits on the film AND on IMDB with proof to everyone with your Treacherous Waters "Fight Shark Army" War Lord status T-Shirt. Be completely EPIC! (Everything above included)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Everything above, with one of the most special things we can offer... an invitation for you and one guest to watch the Private Premire Screening of the documentary on the big screen with the crew and Mark Miller. Making this kind of pledge is the kind of support that makes this happen. A moment like this is what it's all about. (Travel and lodging not included)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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This is for those of you with a sense of adventure! You four backers get all the above, but will spend a day with the crew in the City of Angeles making a short adventure film starring you. Plus, you four will be the only ones to get the Treacherous Waters "Fight Shark Army" War Hero status T-Shirts! (Travel and lodging not included, but you'll be our VIP guest all day. Dates can be adjusted to accomidate personal schedules. This incentive is only applicable here!)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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If you're looking to back us at this point then you are true believers that deserve to be KNOWN! You will be given CO-PRODUCER credits in the film and in IMDB credit. ALSO you're invited to have dinner with the crew and Mark Miller before the screening. Dine with us and get to know the Man in the Ring, Fight Shark himself, and ride with us to the premire! We know Los Angeles, we'll pick the place and you choose the meal. Go beyond being a backer and join the family. (Travel and lodging not included, but the memories will be priceless. Associate Producer credit no longer applicable here nor after this pledge.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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I'm sorry what? Oh! You want to be the star of your own short film!? Vinny Blair and Alex Ramirez, the two in the kickstarter video, will fly to where ever you're at in the continental United States and spend the day making a short film about you AND bring you everything you get mentioned above personally! (Travel and lodging unnecessary! Co-Producer credit is not applicable after this pledge.)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Now you've done it! You are getting the most coveted position a backer can recieve, EXECUTIVE PRDUCER CREDIT on the film and on IMDB! We don't stop there, come spend a day ON SET as we film some of the most intense portions of the documentary and see how the magic's done. But when you're on the set, or even just at home, people MUST know what you've done! You get the Treacherous Waters "Fight Shark Army" God of War status T-Shirt, a skype call from the entire crew to thank you personally and everything applicable from above! We won't let you down.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012