This project's funding goal was not reached on October 1, 2012.
About this project
WHAT IS "DARK DARKNESS"?
“Dark Darkness” is a new adventure-comedy-fantasy web series featuring dark lords, mythical crossbreeds, a vampire-wizard, a sorceress-ninja queen, Jerry the Snakeman, a yeti, a troll, sheep and more. Led by Ronald the Dungeon Master – one of four protagonists and dedicated D&D gamer – characters join forces, or conspire against each other, in a magical, fantastical realm. Characters grapple with their love of the dark, striving to solve mysteries amidst comedic high jinks. Stories unfold at a pace of ten webisodes per season. And you can become part of making it happen!!
The first prequel, “Ronald’s Summoning” was completed and premiered on August 27th, 2012. Funds from the Kickstarter campaign will be used to complete 3 more introductory episodes we can't wait to share with you, introducing the remaining principle characters Mordecai, Jerry and Ganamazol and establishing the premise for the 1st season, which is already written and primed for production.
“Dark Darkness” is based on the award-winning play, “The Dastardly Death of Dr. Darkness,” by Ben Eisner, which premiered at Bellingham’s Idiom Theatre in 2007. Screenplay adaptation was written by Wilson Large who began filming the prequels in Bellingham, WA, in March 2012. The series is produced by James Pidgeon of Hand Crank Films, Wilson Large, and Alex Stowe.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP:
Although the story is often funny and campy, the production value and level of talent of all involved is quite high. The series will have a unique style, using different forms of media and VFX. With such a fantastical story, involving very unique characters, the funds raised will be used to pay for items such as wardrobe, makeup, production design and visual FX. Furthermore, the involvement of key cast and crew requires they be paid for their time and efforts. Other costs include gear, such as camera rental, lighting, and audio equipment. The cast and crew are a passionate and dedicated lot and have worked tirelessly for the love of the story and its characters, for little compensation, to get this project off the ground and make more episodes.
Writer-Director Wilson Large has already invested thousands of dollars in the project and has been working over the last four years toward bringing Dark Darkness to audiences around the world via a dedicated web channel.
Upon successful completion of the remaining 3 introduction episodes--which this Kickstarter campaign will fund- THANKS TO YOU-- "Dark Darkness" will be on the fast track to attract potential independent investors, giving birth to seasons one and two and beyond.
A PEAK AT AN INCENTIVE:
Instructions: when you go to pledge, put the total number you are pledging (including any EXTRAS and SHIPPING) into the box at the top of the page, then select your desired reward level.
$8.00 CANADA Shipping
$10.00 UK/Europe/Australia Shipping
$12.00 Other International Shipping Destinations
I WANT TO HELP, BUT CAN'T PLEDGE FINANCIALLY...
That’s okay! You can help us just by letting anyone who might like our series know that we’re out here. Tweet us, share us, like us on Facebook—any extra exposure we get helps potential backers find our Kickstarter Campaign.
CHECK US OUT ONLINE!:
We are upping the ante! If we get fully funded, all pledges $45 or more will get the DVD of all four episodes plus behind the scenes footage. If you already pledged for a reward that has the DVD, then you will also get the digital download in HD of all 4 prequels! In addition all pledges over $45 will get their name in the credits of each of the remaining three prequels.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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