This is the story of the rise and fall of the greatest hand-clapping disco band in the world, Hands of Thunder. (circa 1977-1980)
"We'll see things today we don’t want to see, but listen up, we'll do it together. We'll be together, and we'll all come back together."
Watch Hands of Thunder: THE BEGINNING! This mini-short illustrates the humble beginnings of the "World's Greatest Disco Hand-Clapping Band" in their homeland of Sweden.
After the death of their mother, three orphaned brothers, Deter, Gunner, and Hans, were raised by their Nana to become the greatest Swedish hand-clapping disco band that ever lived. With the rise to fame came jealousy and addiction, fueling the rivalry between the two leading brothers. This rivalry lead to the untimely death of Hans, the brother that held the group together, in a tragic hand-clapping accident onstage during their last performance. After that night, the band was broken, and their lives were shattered.
After a fall from grace, one brother's whirlwind addiction stripped him of everything, while the other brother worked to rebuild what was left of his broken existence.
What is this story really about?
This story is about hope. About overcoming addictions, being able to forgive...and most of all, love. You may think that outwardly this film is a comedy, but at its core, it is a heart-felt tragedy. Quick jokes are nothing without the truth and honesty of a beautiful story told through the magic of cinema.
Where will your donations go?
With an original music score, breathtaking special effects, and dance sequences like you've never seen before, your help will fund the most amazing onstage concert performance in history! This is in addition to elaborate costume design, studio time for a giant green screen, set design and art direction for the recreation of old world Sweden, location fees, and much much more. Music is a major theme for this film, so funding the soundtrack will be key to its success. This will include of course epic disco sequences, but also cinematic overtures accompanying the brothers' journey from beginning to end. Overtures reminiscent of those great composers of the past, fused with traditional Swedish folk classics.
So, from the bottom of hearts we thank you. And, please...
"Help us give the clap back to the world!"
We have recently cast Manuela Horn as "Nana"! This is a huge addition to our cast and we're excited to have her on board! Check out her performance on America's Got Talent...
Check out what we can do with no budget at all!
1. Here's a film of ours that received the audience award at the 48 Hour Film Festival in Seattle last year called "Bloodlove". Written, shot, edited in two days... Enjoy!
2. This piece was filmed last year. An ode to Seattle's Pike Place Market...with a cinematic twist. Enjoy, please.
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An amazing Hands of Thunder bumper sticker, plus lovely shout outs on Facebook and Twitter!!! Yeaaaa!!!
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A digital copy of Hands of Thunder the movie, autographed pictures of all three brothers, and 2 autographed tickets to the premier. You will also get to be an extra on set during a taped Hands of Thunder concert performance! Can't wait to see there!
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All of thee above, plus...a Hands of Thunder T-Shirt and and signed DVD.
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Wow...Thanks! This will bring you all of the above, plus... a signed original soundtrack, signed copies of all of our films, and a backstage pass inviting you to join us on set and at the cast party...where you will experience Hands of Thunder live!
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All of the above...plus, your own original Hands of Thunder song, written and performed by the brothers just for you! You're also a producer for our film. We will now include you as a producer in the credits. Bravo!!
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Oh my god! Wow! What can we say? You really want us to succeed! We are humbled... You get all of the above, plus... your very own original Hands of Thunder song WITH a short music video of the song performed by the brothers on DVD (you will receive 3 signed copies). This makes a great gift idea.
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Wow...we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, sincerely. You get all of the above, plus... We will make a film just for you and about anything you want! (PG-16) (up to 6min in length...you'll love it). This can be a gift for somebody you know with all the actors from Hands of Thunder, or, you can be the star of the film! The film will include full color graded, soundtrack enhanced, professionally produced movie magic. It will be the real thing.
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Speechless...You are a true believer of fine film. All of the above, plus... You will receive a visit from Hands of Thunder to perform anywhere you like in the United States! Some parts of Canada, too! At a party, as a gift to somebody you know at their workplace, or in your yard!Estimated delivery:
- (60 days)