Boo Dog Films begins shooting it's first feature-length film, a comedic version of Shakespeare's Richard III, in August of 2012.
From the small stage to the Big Screen!
In October of 2005 Michael Miclon and the Oddfellow Theater embarked on one of the most successful productions of it’s 14-year run, Richard 3. Along with Matthew Tardy, Michael Miclon set out to find a way to make Shakespeare's Richard III come to life through comedy. The famed play of a hunchback maniacal king who murders his way to the top surprisingly and easily lent itself to the absurd. Adding a twist or two to the original script and trimming away some of the less essential parts of the story, they created a script that told the story and utilized everything in their performing arsenal, from improvisation to juggling. The result was a performance that young and old, Shakespeare fans and those less inclined toward the Bard, found themselves side-by-side laughing out loud. The Portland Phoenix called Michael Miclon’s portrayal of Richard “Comedic Genius” and said “Richard Cubed is three times as naughty and triple the fun.”
The Next Stage
Since 2005, the idea of bringing this adaptation to the big screen has been percolating and in August of 2011 the decision was made that this would be the first feature length film for Boo Dog Films. Michael Miclon spent the next three months turning their live performance script into a screenplay. Clearing away some of the limitations of the small stage, this adaptation will have all the large-scale splendor of Shakespeare, from incredible castles to amazing battles, without sacrificing any of the up-close-and-personal comedy that this team is known for.
Putting it all Together.
Michael Miclon will be bringing together his team of actors, writers, musicians, creators and filmmakers to put their unique stamp on this film. These relationships have been cemented over the last 30 years and will be the strength of this film project.
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Richard3 DVD of the finished film. This will not ship until 2014, after the film festivals, but you all will receive the finished film before anyone else!Estimated delivery:
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Richard3 DVD (Ships in 2014) + The Best of The Oddfellow Theater Volume One DVD ( Ships in September 2012). The first of five volumes of the best sketches, routines, improvs, songs and finales. You will see the first Diet Coke and Mentos Experiment with ten bottles from EepyBird, An amazing song from Ray LaMontagne and the Early Evening Show Band and some of the funniest routines from the past 14 years.Estimated delivery:
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Richard3 DVD (Ships in 2014) + The Best of The Oddfellow Theater Volume One DVD + The Best of The Oddfellow Theater Volume Two (Ships in November) + a signed copy of the Richard3 Screenplay + You can be an extra in the film (Only if you want to).Estimated delivery:
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Everything from the $100 pledge + The Best Of The Oddfellow Theater Volume Three DVD (Ships in January) + You and a friend can attend the Film Wrap Party in September. Join cast and crew as we celebrate “Getting it all in the can”. Hear how it all went from the people that made it happen.Estimated delivery:
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Everything from the $250.00 pledge + The Best Of The Oddfellow Theater Volume 4 (Ships in March) + You and a friend can attend the Pre-Screening Party (TBA) to watch the first cut of the film and give us your feedback as we begin to create the final version.Estimated delivery:
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Everything from the $500.00 pledge + The Best of The Oddfellow Theater Volume Five ( Ships in May). This final volume will include footage from the final performances at the Oddfellow Theater In December of 2011. A Speaking Role in the film (If you want it), and 2 tickets to the private VIP Premier Gala-See the final film just before it ships to film festivals around the world.Estimated delivery:
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Everything from the $1,000.00 pledge + An Associate Produce Credit at the beginning of the film + 4 TIckets to the Premier Gala + A 45 Minute Performance by Michael Miclon, Moto Hoonchbach and Dickie Hyper-Hynie. (Some restrictions apply).Estimated delivery:
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