A mockumentary about the passion and exploits of underground jello wrestlers. Think "Spinal Tap" with ladies and jello.
The Jello Wrestling Extravaganza is an event organized, produced, hosted, and performed by women. It’s equally brutal and beautiful, sexy and exciting. It’s a real sport and crazy stage-show all in one. In two years we’ve hosted ten sold out shows in Seattle, featuring a large range of brave, athletic ladies. It’s been a blast, and we’ve seen a consistently growing fan base and regular media attention.
There’s no denying that both men and women love to see a giant pool filled with jello and half-naked hotties. It’s loud, it’s messy, and it’s extremely entertaining. Although not a new concept, we’ve found a way to make it a unique battle royale. We turned a cliché misogynistic pseudo-sport into a bone-chilling showcase, complete with host, referee and a parade of bloodthirsty competition.
We have so much fun putting this show on, and we've been blessed with amazing fans. Unfortunately this type of event is not a money-maker. Due to high production costs and having so many people involved, there has never been enough cash left over to get our film off the ground.
Having so much fun putting on the show, and taking part in such chaos backstage; we know that fans would kill to be a part of it all. Even people who’ve never experienced a jello wrestling bout would be glued to their television sets. The next logical step is bringing this excitement to the masses in a unique and comedic way. We’ve decided to turn our show and this sport into a full-length feature film, a mockumentary of sorts. Following the top girls through training, production, wrestling, and the aftermath of it all. You’ll see the screaming fans, the backstage cat fights, and be thrown into the middle of the insanity surrounding the sport. Watch as our main character combats injury, fatigue, and morality; clawing her way to the top in pursuit of the championship belt. You’ll have the referee in your face blowing the whistle, as girls disrobe and jello hits your screen in a giant glob of green. It’s like “Rocky” and “Spinal Tap” combined, with hilarious dialogue, awkward situations, and more nudity than you can handle.
We plan to start production by November of this year in Seattle, Washington. Filming at a range of locations, including small theaters, concert halls, and public spaces. We will compile a small team of talented filmmakers, including an established cinematographer, sound designer and editor. The main team of actors will consist of our seasoned jello wrestling fan-favorites, local talent and models. Our team is filled with passionate crew members all dedicating their time and energy to make this movie come to life. Throughout the process you can keep updated on the film's progress and view behind the scenes footage through our official VIP mailing list. Backing our project in any increment will get you on this list.
Where the money will go
We want to make the best film possible. To reach this goal we need the financial backing necessary for equipment rental, location costs, props and staging, professional crew compensation, and other expenses involved in production, distribution and marketing. Without reaching our financial goal, we lack the adequate resources to make this happen. Revenue from our forthcoming shows will be put toward this project, but this won’t be nearly enough to finish production. This is a sport for the fans, and we need the support of the fans to make this a reality. These girls have put their hearts and souls into putting on the most entertaining exhibition possible, and they need your help!
A portion of the proceeds made from the release of this film will be donated to the Wayne Foundation, a charity to fight the sexual exploitation of children. Please take a moment to check out their website: http://www.viewaskew.com/thewaynefoundation/
What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a new platform for fundraising projects and gaining community support. It's an all or nothing concept in which we have 45 days to raise our budget or we do not receive any funds. If we fail to reach our financial goal, any backing you offered will not be charged.
How to back this project
Just click the "Back This Project" button and you will be asked what amount you want to donate as well as the rewards you will receive for participating. You will need to set-up an Amazon account to enter your payment information and be charged ONLY if our goal is reached at the end of the campaign. You can monitor this page for our fundraising progress.
We understand that not everyone who backs this project will be able to make it to Seattle to receive their rewards. So, we've structured the rewards in a way that should please both locals and backers nationally, offering special items that can be fullfilled from a distance.
Spread the word and help us bring this film to a theater or DVD near you!
News Footage: http://www.kirotv.com/video/27767957/index.html
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on October 2, 2011.
Aug 18, 2011 - Oct 2, 2011 (45 days)
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You will be invited to join our Official VIP Mailing List. These periodical emails will include updates on future jello wrestling shows and events, including film release date and previews. Plus interviews with our top wrestlers, photos, video and more.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Youtube video shout-out special to you from Love Gunn.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Advance autographed DVD mailed directly to you, with your name listed in the "thanks" credits at the end of the film. (And all of the above rewards!)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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A limited-edition exclusive movie t-shirt and autographed 8x10 promotional image of the beautiful women of jello wrestling, made out to you and mailed to your front door. PLUS A phone call from Love Gunn thanking you personally, because she is sweet like that. (And all of the above rewards!)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Two reserved front-row seats for you and a guest to the jello wrestling show of your choice between October 2011 - March 2012. (And all of the above rewards!)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Personal invite to the official (private) movie release party and screening for you and a guest, where you will mingle with the ladies of jello wrestling, and stars and crew from the film. PLUS a disc of behind-the-scenes photos mailed to your doorstep. (And all of the above rewards!)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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You get to star in the movie, with a speaking part in at least one pivotal scene to be filmed on the production date of your choosing. PLUS a "PRODUCER" credit for you, to be featured on all promotional posters, and in the beginning and ending credits of the film. (And all of the above rewards!)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
We will put on a full-production private jello wrestling show for you and your friends (maximum 60 guests) at a Seattle venue on a date agreed upon by all parties. You and your friends will enjoy a two-hour showcase featuring at least eight wrestlers, loud music from your personal playlist, and open seating in the splash zone. This is the perfect recipe for a fantastic private party, or ultimate gift to your close friends. This is high-roller glory!!! (And all of the above rewards!)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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THIS IS FOR THE ULTIMATE HIGH ROLLER. We will bring jello wrestling to you! That's right, if you live anywhere in the state of Washington; we will bring our show to your house or choice of venue. Make it a public or private event, either way, you'll have all of your favorite wrestlers on-hand. AND if you live outside of Washington, we could still make this happen if you handle travel expenses. We'll even bring a camera and film the show just for you to remember it forever. Pose for pictures with the wrestlers, have a BBQ, or hop in the pool yourself. Talk about the ultimate party EVER!!!!Estimated delivery: Jan 2012