A film full of Feminized Pulp. High camp and lowbrow, FiFi Parker's irreverent dynamite. Watch out!
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Check out what the UK's Birds on the Blog, one of Forbes top 100 websites for women, have to say about "The FiFi Chronicles."
Off the Grid Film Club features "The FiFi Chronicles" in their current podcast. Listen here.
If you missed FiFi's coming out party, watch this video.
FiFi's finding her voice. An intimate interview with Martin Cid from Yareah Magazine.
Thank you for checking out The FiFi Chronicles page! With your support, we'll be in development on The FiFi Chronicles, Part One, the port of entry into the daring world of our hero FiFi Parker.
The genre. FEMINIZED PULP -- Straight up with a twist! An invitation to luxuriate in steamy, moonlit-soaked sheets while drinking up scotch-flavored independence. Complete with sexy animated sequences!
In the first of this feature film trilogy, when FiFi needs to lay low, it's probably not a good idea to put her on a discounted Mexican Riviera cruise.
But cruisin' she is!
Watch The FiFi Chronicles teaser video above,
and here's the synopsis of the plot:
About FiFi Parker
FiFi doesn’t say much about her professional activities, only that she’s a “consultant.” What we do know is that FiFi’s acquainted with Navy brass, and given her martial arts skill, we’re guessing she’s done a bit of “consulting” for Special Forces. We’ve learned a few other things about her too--she’s proven to us that she’s indomitably fearless, yet a reluctant hero. We know she consistently defies rules of “good behavior.” She pockets idle bottles of scotch, isn't defined by sexual preference, and says all the things we’re dying to say--maybe that just comes with experience!
FiFi tends to land in the middle of political blunders--naturally, requiring her to clean up the mess. That takes a lot of precious scotch, sex, and super ass-kicking moves!
Let's Start a Movement!
FiFi is a badass hero--as ordinary and extraordinary as we all are.
SHARE YOUR FIFI MOMENT! Share YOUR FiFi moment in a photo or a story, by posting right to The FiFi Chronicles blog! Let's start a FiFi community of like-minded people, (not only looking for an irreverent, smart, and indulgent escape; i.e. The FiFi Chronicles movie), but relishing each others’ real life experiences too—-funny, awkward, serious, inspirational, truly badass, or simply, wishfully badass! Your experiences and creativity will enrich us all. Make us smile with you. AND your photo could be part of the collage of photos we use in the movie!
Please like us on The FiFi Chronicles facebook page too.
Kickstarter is a crowd-funding platform that launches creative projects through small contributions—democracy in action in the film world! It's a powerful grassroots space to share and collaborate, and we hope our rewards will entice you to be a part of making this movie! Our rewards make great gifts too.
Kickstarter is ALL or NOTHING! We are confident we can make this happen. However, if we don’t reach our goal, we won’t get anything at all. All pledges are processed through your Amazon account, and --
YOUR CARD ISN'T CHARGED -- when you pledge, your credit card isn't charged. You pledge (via the green 'Back This Project' button above) through Amazon payments; you simply authorize a payment for your pledge and your card isn't charged.
YOUR CARD IS CHARGED ONLY WHEN WE REACH OUR GOAL -- if we reach our goal by the deadline (listed in the top right corner), your card is charged when the deadline expires. If we don't reach our goal by the deadline, your card is not charged, your pledge is discarded, and no rewards are distributed.
SO PLEASE PLEDGE EARLY -- by pledging early, you'll encourage other backers to pledge early. AND SHARE OFTEN!
Get other cool people involved!
Online excitement and awareness is crucial to FiFi's debut. If you can’t make a pledge, please join us anyway in making FiFi's world come alive--support our BAMF by posting this campaign, and spreading the word. We love you! Seriously!
Please spread our Kickstarter link near and far! Share us on Facebook, e-mail it to friends, tweet it, follow us on Twitter, then share on Facebook again, wash-rinse-repeat. A successful crowdfunding campaign requires creative and persistent outreach support! Women's voices are getting louder and clearer everyday on social media. Let's link up together! Share those FiFi moments.
Where will your pledges go?
Every penny (after the fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly to the movie budget. We’re in the development phase of The FiFi Chronicles, Part One. Our total projected budget for the finished film is low, only $650,000. (Many feature films regularly cost tens of millions to make.) In order to get a producer, director, begin casting, and attract other investors, we need to raise 10 per cent of the total budget now, (along with covering our Kickstarter campaign-related fees).
Send us an email if the Q & A section below doesn't address your specific questions. We promise to respond quickly. You can also reach us at email@example.com.
We (Beth and Kristi) have been creative co-conspirators since college. The FiFi Chronicles isn’t the first screenplay we’ve written together, but it's the first we're taking all the way to the screen--and beyond!
Watch "The Early Years" video below for a taste of our younger comedic sensibilities. Surprisingly, we were the only ones laughing...
For a more serious look at us, our current bios are posted below the rewards.
Special thanks to FiFi's Kickstarter team!
James Frazier, Visual artistry: jamesfrazier.com
Cinema Studies Program at Northern Arizona University and the awesome interns Ashley Jerome and Stacey Christen, Flagstaff, AZ
Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design student artist Kayla Edgar kaylaedgar.daportfolio.com
Hanna Dahlstrom, our friend and International Outreach Specialist. In addition to her social media wizardry, Hanna volunteers with Casa de la Mujer (Women's House) in Bolivia, working to prevent sexual violence against women. See the org on facebook: www.facebook.com/casadelamujerbolivia.
Our street team: Doug Brown, Michelle, and Magoo
Some people never go crazy. what horrible lives they must live.
HERE'S to the FIFI in all of US!
And please email us with any questions you have. We want to hear from you!
No! Only the creators will see your pledge.
After reaching our goal, we will begin to manufacture and ship physical merchandise directly to you. If you will be on the set of Lavender Mardis Gras, (and we hope so!), we will notify you in advance, as soon as our shooting schedule is set, so that you'll have time to make plans. Other rewards like screenings and digital downloads, etc. can only happen after the film is complete.
Yes. Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your reward or increase your pledge amount. Once you donate, the green “Back This Project” button changes to a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new reward.
Yes. That would be great! We set a low goal, the minimum necessary to begin pre-production. Exceeding our goal would allow us to make The FiFi Chronicles, Part One not only better, but more quickly --and that's a good thing; after all, FiFi demands a trilogy!
Yes. If you would like to donate to the film, but give the reward as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provide). We will request things like your t-shirt size and address from you at that time. Please reply with all the person’s information that is to receive the reward. Your designated recipient will receive the reward.
No problem, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want the reward.
If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands, and sorry, but no rewards. This must not happen!
You can pledge from anywhere. Please do!
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Mar 20, 2012 - Apr 21, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
A video message from FiFi and the team initiating YOU into the FiFi society, but first, you must agree to this oath: I promise to uphold the FiFi doctrine of badassitude. This includes always speaking my mind, occasionally indulging my senses--guilt-free, keeping a sense of humor and coaching emerging FiFi’s with the wisdom I’ve learned the hard way. AND, FiFi will send you a personalized postcard.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A Digital download of The FiFi Chronicles, Part One. Be the first to see this film! You'll also get a FiFi shout out on her blog, in addition to the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Nov 2013
Pledge $50 or more
Be a part of this film, in the flesh! We mean it. Be an extra on the Lavender Mardis Gras set. This reward brings all of us together, bound to be a celebration! If you're available, we anticipate shooting in the spring, 2013 in Southern California. We can't pay your travel expenses (we must stay under budget!), but we'd love to have you join us. If you can't make it, we'll send a digital, limited edition, high resolution photo from the set. At least you'll see what you missed! All of the above rewards also included.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $75 or more
A spanking new flask, engraved with the FiFi logo. (FiFi recommends filling it with a smooth single malt, but that's up to you.) AND a very special, uncensored FIFI ringtone, one that will surely turn heads. Both would make great gifts! And, of course, all the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $100 or more
We'll add your name alphabetically in the end credit crawl of the film, as a very special thank you. AND, we'll send you a FiFi Chronicles t-shirt! A unique, singularly FiFi design--she tells us it's hot--and frankly, we believe her. Above rewards will come your way too.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $200 or more
Party, Party, Party! Join us for a party aboard the Lavender Mardi Gras. Groove with the cast and crew, take some photos, enjoy the sea breeze, and definitely bring a friend! This is a ticket for two. You'll get all the above rewards as well! We anticipate spring 2013.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $500 or more
Your chance to be in the picture with the audacious FiFi. Can you handle her live, or would you prefer the illustrated FiFi? Come to the set and we'll take a green screen shot of you and composite it with the FiFi of your choice. If you can't make it, just send us a picture of you against a solid background and we'll make the magic. All of the above is comin' your way too.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $700 or more
A collectable, signed 11x14 print from a sexy animated sequence in the film. We'll choose a unique frame from the movie, just for you (you'll get the digital download too). AND, well, FiFi's all about having fun and that means parties. This will be the party of parties! Have a slippery nipple (it's a drink) or smooth single malt (or both) with the cast and crew during the wrap party--an undisclosed[!] location in southern CA. We can't pay your travel expenses but we'll give you time to plan, and plan on something special! Absolutely all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
Step out from being an extra and have at least one line in the movie! That's right. We'll tell you what to say, but improv could work too. You will NOT end up on the cutting room floor! Everything above too. (So sorry, we're not able to pay your travel expenses.)Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $3,000 or more
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A character named after YOU, but not FiFi, unless of course your name is FiFi, in which case that would be super cool. Maybe you'd rather have a drink or a dance named after you--also a possibility! Everything above too.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
Associate Producer credit in the film! AND four tickets to a FiFi Chronicles premiere, including all of the red carpet treatment! Locations yet to be determined, but you'll have your choice of the lot. Sorry, travel expenses not included. All of the above rewards are yours too.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $8,000 or more
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A Mexican Riviera cruise for two! We love you so much we'll be on the dock waving bon voyage. This is a four day cruise (flexible dates). We'll pay for the cruise, just not the travel to and from Los Angeles. This AND the Associate Producer credit and package!Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $10,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
We'll swim across the ocean to you, Executive Producer! The real FiFi's bringing the popcorn, her favorite single malt, and some friends to a private screening--at your home! We're all looking forward to a special evening with you and YOUR friends. Executive Producer credit in the film. Associate Producer package included, of course.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013