a misfortunate web comedy about misfit actors cast in an action kung fu show. BOOM.
Sometimes, fortune favors the misfits.
Big ninja thanks for supporting Chop Socky Boom! Episodes V - VII have been funded! All additional monies will be applied to future episodes. (There are bunches more already written, including the final four episodes in season one.) But until we reach that next episode funding level, we have some yummy stretch goals to hold you over:
CSB Stretch GOAL 1: $13,000 - REACHED! We're going into rehearsals now for the "Demon Fighter" Music Video. Demon Fighters, Fighting the Demons. Music. Dancing. Demon Fighting. What's not to love? Composed by Matt Sayre and choreographed by Khanh and Scottie.
CSB Stretch GOAL 2: $14,000 - REACHED! Official "Chop Socky Boom Misfortunate Web Series" Poster. Full size copies to all backers at the $100 level or above and mini prints to all backers at the previous levels. IN ADDITION, Grumpy Grip and AD Man will keep us updated on their travels across the horizon spreading the word about chop socky boom.
CSB Stretch GOAL 3: $16,000 - EPISODE IX. No for reals. An additional episode. With answers. What exactly is Steven? Will Paige have a makeover? And Why is Charlie always naked in the house?
The original campaign.
A message from Price and Duffel about chop socky boom:
A message from Jen Page about chop socky boom:
A message from Jay Irwin and friends about chop socky boom:
And a few more words. From KOMO 4 News:
CHOP SOCKY BOOM (chopsockyboom.com) is a misfortunate web comedy that follows the adventures of five misfit Seattle actors cast in the action kung fu show, "Final Zodiac Warrior." Portraying the signs of Rat, Pig, Rabbit, Rooster and Dragon, our five traverse the challenges of the low budget film making process. Episodes I - IV are currently available online.
EPISODES V-VIII are in pre-production and scheduled to film in the Fall of 2012. We've received generous in-kind contributions and would like thank our existing supporters. After our personal investments, previous fundraising, and in-kind donations, we have $12,000 to go. Remaining expenses for principal photography and post-production include: insurance, equipment rentals, location fees, permits, transportation, catering and craft services, art department costs, and publicity. If we raise additional funds, those monies will be dedicated to future episodes.
HOW YOU CAN HELP Watch our first four episodes. If you enjoy them and think we should make more, we'd love your participation in this kickstarter campaign. Dollars are great, but you can also support us by spreading the word, subscribing to us on youtube, and liking us on facebook.
Chop Socky Boom was created as a tribute to the adventures and misadventures of independent film makers. SPECIAL THANKS to the Seattle Indie Film Community, as well as the extremely talented and generous CSB cast, crew and creators that have contributed their time and energy to make this little show possible . . .
Creative: Music by Matt Sayre. Motion Graphics by Dan Humphrey. Opening Credit artwork by Don Maddock. Makeup by Shyn Midili. Wardrobe by Cherelle Ashby. Properties by Jonelle Cornwell. Publicity by Dan Humphrey, Cherelle Ashby, Jonelle Cornwell and Jen Page.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
EPISODES I - IV
And the TRAILER featuring the song, "DEMON FIGHTER."
Chop Socky Boom (CSB) is a misfortunate web comedy about misfit actors cast in an action kung fu show. Final Zodiac Warrior (FZW) is the fictitious "show within the show" that the actors are cast in.
Details will be provided to all backers at the DOG WARRIOR level and above, but we anticipate screening in the early Spring of 2013 in Seattle. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide transportation to the screening. Max and Paige have offered to re-enact the highlights from the evening (And post them on the internets) for those backers not able to attend.
One reason we developed CSB as a web series was because we wanted to incorporate feedback from the people watching the show. We feel the same way about the rewards. People suggested some really BOOM stuff, so we added it.
What does "includes everything at previous levels" mean? What if I don't want everything at the previous levels?
We will send you as many (or as few) of the prior reward levels you are interested in. Say you pick Dog Warrior (a popular choice), in addition to the two tickets to the screening and the DVD copy of the first four episodes, you also qualify for Demon Fighter Online Academy, Max's BTS footage sent through the internet, a prop from the show, a 4 x 6 autographed print of your choosing, links to the NEW episodes before they launch, a CSB mini button, a CSB mini calendar, and a customized fortune. When the campaign is over, we'll send you a survey to find out what you're interested in. Sort of like dim sum. Except for the survey part.
No problem! You have two options. You can either use the blue "Manage my reward" button at the top of the page and kickstarter will let you reselect OR - just let us know when we send out the survey.
Please note that international shipping rates will be additional for an rewards at the ROOSTER WARRIOR LEVEL and Above. Just add it on to the reward level in the amount you pledge. We apologize for any inconvenience and understand if you need to adjust your pledge levels accordingly.
$8.00 CANADA Shipping, $10.00 UK/Europe/Australia Shipping, $12.00 Other International Shipping destinations.
pledged of $12,000 goal
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Aug 22, 2012 - Sep 21, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
OX WARRIOR: Dillon will be sending out customized fortunes through the internets to everyone who contributes. May fortune favor the kickstarters!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $2 or more
INDIE FILM NINJA: Wardrobe girl wants to support CSB but she's short on dollars. (Because she works on indie films.) She asked us to make a two dollar pledge. So we did. She’ll send you an electronic film ninja badge in solidarity.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $5 or more
HORSE WARRIOR: In addition to the lucky fortune, Ty has a mini 2013 csb calendar just for you.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $10 or more
RABBIT WARRIOR: Daisy is thrilled to send you a csb mini button. Khanh, Scottie, Paige, Daisy, Max, Trick and the space needle currently available. Includes the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $15 or more
EARTH DEMON FIGHTER: Grumpy Grip prefers supporting demon fighters electronically. Save the planet, yo. He’ll send you a link to preview episodes V – VIII before they go live.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $20 or more
MISFIT WARRIOR: Public Relations Girl has access to both the actors and the CSB press kit. You choose the misfit, she'll get 'em to autograph a 4x6 print for you. You can tell her later if you want Khanh, Paige, Scottie or Daisy. All prior rewards included.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $20 or more
PIGLET WARRIOR: Paige has access to autographed Jen Page "Steampunk Pink” 4x6 mini-prints. For reals. Includes everything at the lower levels.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $25 or more
ROOSTER WARRIOR: Max has several props from the show (including bird whistles, folding fans, and chop sticks) to share. (Along with the previous rewards.) Don't tell Trick.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $30 or more
P.A. DEMON FIGHTER: In addition to his duties as PA, Max is also the unofficial videographer of FZW. We'll send you his exclusive BTS interview e-clips while filming episodes V - VIII. Includes everything at the lower levels.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $40 or more
DEMON FIGHTER ACADEMY: The CSB cast and crew will teach you how to fight demons through six FZW e-tutorials. After enrolling, you'll be sent two distinct "Demon Fighter" ring tones so that the entire world knows you're a demon fighter in training.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $50 or more
DOG WARRIOR: Charlie can get you an original dvd of the first four episodes of chop socky boom + the previous warrior rewards AND . . . two tickets to the cast and crew screening and after party for episodes V - VIII!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $60 or more
PIG WARRIOR: Paige also has the inside scoop on a day of filming with Jen Page. Ms Page has offered to share her exclusive Page/Paige CSB video blogs while filming episodes V - VIII. With YOU! In addition to virtually being on set with Jen, we'll also send you everything at the lower levels.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $75 or more
DOUBLE DOG WARRIOR: Bella brought it to our attention that we should offer a DVD that includes the new episodes as well. Smart dog. Includes everything prior.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $100 or more
PINK WARRIOR: Paige is a talented artist. She designed the "Pink Warrior" Art Print, and she can send you a copy. 16x20 original print, numbered and signed by Jen Page. Includes all of the previous reward levels.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
RED DRAGON WARRIOR: Khanh has a limited supply of exclusive, autographed 16 x 20 "Dragon" prints. Includes all of the previous reward levels. International shipping rates additional.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
DRAGON WARRIOR: Khanh has a t-shirt with your name on it. Assuming your name is "BOOM!" Black with red letters. Let her know what size you prefer. The previous warrior rewards are included. Of course.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $150 or more
GREEN DRAGON WARRIOR: Boom guy also happens to be CSB's genius composer, Matt Sayre. Mr. Sayre has offered to send you an autographed cd of the CSB score. Includes all the other goodness at the previous levels.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $200 or more
SNAKE WARRIOR: In addition to the previous warrior rewards, Trick (Andrew McMasters) has two tickets for you to catch Jet City Improv, Seattle's "higher plane of comedy."Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $500 or more
3 backers All gone!
CANVAS PINK WARRIOR: Paige designed the "Pink Warrior" Art Print, and she can still send you a copy. But this time, it's on canvas. CANVAS! 16x20 print, signed by Jen Page. Includes all of the previous reward levels. International shipping rates additional.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (2 of 3 left)
(INSERT YOUR NAME HERE) DEMON FIGHTER: Steven has convinced our composer, Matt Sayre to record a customized version of the FZW theme song. You provide him with a list of ideas to include and he'll return a completely one of a kind version of "demon fighter."Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
PIG WARRIOR PARTY PKG: AD Man will send you a personal video message from Jen Page, along with a pink chinese lantern pinata filled with 6 signed 4x6 Piglet Warrior prints, 6 different Paige/Pig Warrior photos, 6 mini pig warrior buttons, 6 tickets to the cast and crew screening in Seattle (transportation not provided) AND candy. International shipping rates additional.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
GOAT WARRIOR: Jerry can get you a job for a day portraying one of Trick's crew. FZW always needs a new PA guy, Script girl, or Sound person. (No actual tech experience needed.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
RAT WARRIOR: Scottie (along with the extremely talented wardrobe artist Cherelle Ashby) will create an original Final Zodiac Warrior costume for you. To keep. Forever. AND to model. At your own FZW photo shoot.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
MONKEY WARRIOR: Mitzi is thrilled to cast you as a FZW demon in an upcoming episode. Who knows, you might even be "Steven."Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
TIGER WARRIOR: D'angelo would like to welcome the new executive producer to the show AND invite you to appear as a featured extra in all four of the upcoming episodes.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012