The first ever mustachioed bad ass 70s buddy cop, time traveling, samurai western film.
Coming to a theatre near you, Mumbles and Grumbles in MUMBLES AND GRUMBLES: COWBOY HUSTLE. Cowboy Hustle is about two baaad ass 70s detectives who are teleported back in time to the old west where the evil sheriff, Kim Von Stronheim, rules the town with an iron fist and by the sword. Mumbles and Grumbles must learn the way of the samurai from a familiar stranger to end Stronheim's tyranny and help save the town.
Cowboy Hustle will look and feel like a film made in the 70s. It will be shot on both film and digital formats. No, that doesn't mean we will be shooting film and digital side by side. The first quarter of the film takes place in the 70s, so help with the aesthetic, we are shooting it on 16mm reversal film. As for all the Western scenes, to be most cost effective, we will shoot it with multiple digital cameras, specifically the Canon 7D.
So why the need for fundraising?
Well, being that we are making a period piece, we need the funds to shoot at recreate an authentic old Western looking town, transport/house/feed our crew, as well as any rental fees for equipment, costumes, etc. In an ideal world, we would shoot this film in Arizona or Colorado, which would require us to drive out there with the equipment and fly some of our cast and crew. And that is not cheap. If we can raise a ton of money, say $15,000, we could do it and it would be awesome. But to be realistic, we are location scouting on the East Coast (Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, etc) for our town.
Our goal is $7,500 and if we don't reach that amount, then we don't get anything by Kickstarter's rules. Of course, we can always raise more than that amount, and we hope that we go way over the goal.
Even if you cannot donate, the most helpful thing you can do to help us is to spread the word about this film. So please, forward this kickstarter page to everybody you can think of; family, friends, neighbors, long lost relatives, etc.
We thank you for your support!!
-Will Gottlieb and Brett Lambie
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $7,500 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 17, 2010.
Apr 21, 2010 - Jul 19, 2010
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FIVE O'CLOCK SHADOW. Our deepest and heartfelt gratitude. And also the knowledge that you're totally fucking awesome!
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MIDDLE SCHOOL MOUSTACHE. Access to the finished film online in fantastical 1080p HD.
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MOUSTACHE AFICIONADO. All of the above, plus full access to our blog and Vimeo site, and a special thanks in the credits.
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MOUSTACHE CADET. All of the above, plus a DVD copy of the film.
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MOUSTACHE DETECTIVE. All of the above, plus a signed DVD copy, a moustache, a certificate of graduation from the Moustache Academy, and invite to the premier of the film.
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MOUSTACHE SERGEANT. All of the above, plus a Cowboy Hustle t-shirt and movie poster.
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MOUSTACHE LIEUTENANT. All of the above, plus a signed script by the principle cast and directors, an invite to the wrap party, and cartoon picture of yourself drawn by Will Gottlieb.
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MOUSTACHE CAPTAIN. All of the above, plus original Cowboy Hustle artwork based on the storyboards, and a thank you letter signed by the entire cast and crew.
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MOUSTACHE CHIEF. All of the above, plus an associate producer credit and a speaking background role.
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MOUSTACHE COMMISSIONER. All of the above, plus a co-producer credit, an invitation to set, aiding in the casting process, as well as providing commentary for the DVD.