This is the story about two kids trying to get home, even if it means dodging hobos, fighting wolves, and overcoming raging rivers.
The Incredible Adventure of Jojo (and his annoying little sister Avila)
Please click on the picture above to see our trailer and a message from one of the stars of our film.
This is a 90 min feature film project that my wife and I have been toiling away at for the last several years, and we need your help to finish it!!
It's a movie about a mother who takes her two children, Jojo and Avila, to go visit their Grandma in the woods. On the way home, the mother gets into a brutal car accident and six year old Jojo is forced to take care of his baby sister Avila. They encounter an angry hobo, wolves, raging rivers and other obstacles in their attempt to make it back safely to Grandma's house with all their limbs intact.
You can learn even more about our sweet little movie at www.incrediblejojo.com .
Its like 'Milo and Otis', but with toddlers and more death defying stunts. Its not your normal kids movie. It might be given something around a PG rating, but it's a hard PG. This is the movie where you have kids playing with knives, getting dragged away by wolves, and doing things they're not suppose to be doing. This is an adventure family film with kids that aren't afraid to get dirty.
We shot this entire movie with just two people. Occasionally we could convince people to show up and help us out for a day or two, but for the most part it was just the two of us. Every single day we had a baby tied to our back while we were lugging heavy film equipment into these canyons and we were constantly popping tires driving through rivers to get to our shooting locations.
How Kickstarter works
Kickstarter is a new system to fund creative projects of all shapes and sizes (even kid-size movies!!!). Without Kickstarter, a lot of these projects wouldn't get off the ground. But Kickstarter also works as all or nothing. In other words, if we don't raise our goal of $29,000, we don't get a single cent. So please help us reach our goal!!!!
We've tried to make our film project have a bunch of cool incentives, and I think everyone will love each of the things that we're giving out. Even at the small end we have some cool sound bytes, artwork, and an animated cartoon from the film. I think people will love the big prizes as well, especially getting the chance to shoot your own short film or having a super adventure weekend for two up in Sonora, California. With Valentines coming up, it might even make for a great romantic getaway for the adventurous types. You can get a chance to see hidden caves and secret waterfalls, and have one of the most action packed weekends possible!!
How do I pledge? And can I give a billion dollars?
Just click the green “Back This Project” button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You will be asked to input your pledge amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process. You must finish the Amazon checkout process for your pledge to be recorded. We will allow pledges of a billion dollars (We're looking at you, Zuckerberg.).
What happens if we don't reach our goal?
We get zilch and all pledges are cancelled. Your credit card won't get charged and you won't need to worry about anything. But we really hope this doesn't happen.
We're just trying to get this film finished, and post-production is a really expensive part of the process. From coloring, sound design, visual effects, to song rights, it really adds up quickly. On top of that, we need just a little bit more to be able to submit to film festivals and to be able to print posters and help create publicity for this thing. It would also be nice to be able to bring the kids to the film festivals, so they could get a chance to see an audience enjoy all the hard work they put into it.
How else can I help?
Even if you can't afford to donate, it's a huge help just to spread the word on facebook and in the real world. For the few of you who might not be able to give a billion dollars, you could at least tell a billion people about our project (or you could tell ten people, whatever number is more managebale ). Every little bit (or billion) helps a lot.
If you have any questions about anything, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.incrediblejojo.com .We appreciate every little bit of support we can get. Thanks you for all your help!!!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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For $1, you'll receive our eternal thanks from the bottom of our hearts.Estimated delivery:
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At this level, we'll send you an audio file of Jojo saying, "You pooped your pants! Now I'll need to get you a new diaper!" Feel free to do anything you want to do with this sound bite, from using it as a ringtone, voice mail message, or even remix it into a crazy dance song!! We'll also give you a thank you credit on the www.incrediblejojo.com website thanking you for your support.Estimated delivery:
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We'll send you a digital copy of a 4 minute animated cartoon sequence from the film. This will give you a chance to see Jojo and Avila in cartoon form!! PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!!Estimated delivery:
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For $25, you'll receive your very own digital copy of our entire film once it has premiered along with a digital copy of our magnificent movie poster!! PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!!Estimated delivery:
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At this level we will send you an autographed print of the racing ostrich design that is found on Jojo's backpack throughout the film. The design is for our next project called, "Treehouse Mafia". Its a tale of suburban warfare pitting children in treehouses versus an authoritative homeowners association. PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!!Estimated delivery:
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Once the film has premiered, you will receive a shiny, spiffy hardcopy DVD of our entire film with brand spanking new cover art on the DVD case, autographed by the filmmakers (and maybe Avila). PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!!Estimated delivery:
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You will receive a Blu-ray copy of our film, also autographed by the filmmakers, and we'll also throw in some behind the scenes photography by the highly talented Heather McGrath, photographer extraordinaire!!! PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!!Estimated delivery:
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You will receive your very own replica of a Jojo-style Coonskin Cap with the film's logo emblazoned on the inside of the hat. (It comes in four sizes from children to adults.) Since you've been so kind to break into the triple digit territory, you will also receive a special thank you call from either Jojo or Avila. That way, you can find out what they really thought of the whole production. PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!!Estimated delivery:
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A full size movie poster autographed by the cast and crew of "The Incredible Adventures of Jojo (plus his annoying little sister Avila)". PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!!Estimated delivery:
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A pair of tickets to a Los Angeles cast and crew screening and after party. You can meet the cast and crew, and we'll even have an inflatable bounce house for the kids!! It will be a crazy good time full of excitement and mayhem. PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!!Estimated delivery:
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You will receive one of the autographed copies of the shooting script, signed by the entire crew and stamped with the personal hand prints of Jojo and Avila. We will also combine it with some pieces of pre-production artwork, ranging from set designs, conceptual artwork, to pieces from the animated end credit sequence. PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!!Estimated delivery:
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One prop bottle of Grandma's $432 (expensive!!) medicine prescribed to her from Dr. Acula.Estimated delivery:
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You can enjoy a wonderful lunch for two with the filmmakers and Avila in the Los Angeles area. You can get a chance to know us one on one and get some delightful conversation at the same time. We are willing to also possibly have lunch in San Diego or the central coast of California, but we would need to have a bit more planning to figure out when we could arrange it. (Really we could meet for lunch anywhere in California, but it might be a year after the fact if we're looking at anywhere north of Sacremento). PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!!Estimated delivery:
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You will have your own private screening of the film at your home, school, youth group, or church with the filmmakers and Avila. We can provide you with our own behind the scenes account of the filming process. The price is for inside CA, for outside of CA you'll have to contact us so we can work something out. PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!!Estimated delivery:
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If you've ever wanted to make your own short film, for this reward level we will come and let you use our SI-2k camera and lens package for the weekend in the Los Angeles area. (If you're somewhere else, maybe we could work something out.) We will provide technical support so you can just shoot whatever you want to shoot (with the exception of adult films). PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!!Estimated delivery:
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For $3500, we want to give two people a three day, action-packed, Adventure Tour of Sonora California!!! You'll be able to see where we filmed our movie and have a weekend filled with swimming through caves, jumping off waterfalls, spelunking in wild caves, and having more fun than you can imagine in the historical Gold Country of California. You'll live the life of Jojo & Avila! You'll need to provide your own travel to Sonora, but we'll provide food and accomodations. PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!! We've just changed it so you can now bring up to four of your own children with you for no additional costs!! If you want to bring more, give us a call and we'll work something out.Estimated delivery:
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Your name will be proudly displayed in the beginning credits AND on IMDB as the Associate Producer for our lovely film. PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!!Estimated delivery:
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You'll receive Executive Producer credit for our film and an eternal place of gratitude in the bottom of our hearts. You will be listed on IMDB as our executive producer and Avila will even draw a picture thanking you for your unstoppable generosity!! PLUS you'll receive all the incentives of the previous levels!!!Estimated delivery:
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