Funding Unsuccessful This project’s funding goal was not reached on .
Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

“Dark Darkness” is an adventure-comedy-fantasy web series featuring cross-genre characters in a magical, fantastical realm.

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.

Ronald's Summoning poster
Ronald's Summoning poster

 DD History:
“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.

OUR PLAN:

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.

WHAT THEN?

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:

Early "Dark Darkness" logo concept designed by Ryan Hume. This will be the featured logo on the t-shirt that comes with the $50 pledge range.
Early "Dark Darkness" logo concept designed by Ryan Hume. This will be the featured logo on the t-shirt that comes with the $50 pledge range.
"An invitation to A Convention on Darkness"
"An invitation to A Convention on Darkness"

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.

SHIPPING

  • $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!:

http://www.youtube.com/Ronaldandfriends

www.darkdarkness.com

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.

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question
74
Backers
$6,497
pledged of $15,000 goal
0
seconds to go
  • Pledge $5 or more
    You selected

    10 backers

    Besides good Karma, this donation will get your name listed on a specially designated "Thank you" page on our website. And you will get exclusive access to behind the scenes photographs and commentary from the cast and crew during the production of the Dark Darkness Prequels.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $12 or more
    You selected

    4 backers

    $5 pledge benefits as well as your very own Darkness Convention invitation prop replica from the prequels. Nothing beats the joy of getting your own red wax sealed invitation prop (will not be delivered by a mysterious courier from another land).

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    19 backers

    $5 pledge benefits and an HD digital download of ALL four prequel episodes as separate files so you can organize them in your library independently.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $35 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    The $25 plus DK combo. You get everything listed in the $25 pledge category and a signed 5X7 photograph of DK Reinemer (Ronald). You can even request a personalized sentence for him to inscribe (within reason, you can only fit so much on a 5X7).

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $35 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    The $25 plus Colleen combo. You get everything listed in the $25 pledge category and a signed 5X7 photograph of Colleen Ames (Stanzi). You can even request a personalized sentence for her to inscribe (within reason, you can only fit so much on a 5X7).

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $45 or more
    You selected

    3 backers

    $5 benefits and a DVD compiling all four prequel episodes as well as plenty of snackable extras and behind the scenes pictures and documentaries.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    17 backers Limited (33 left of 50)

    You get $25 pledge benefits + A limited edition T-shirt with early "Dark Darkness" logo concept design by Ryan Hume featuring an element that represents each of the four main characters. This is a limited quantity item.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $75 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    This gets you the same benefits as the $25 pledge and the Darkness Convention invitation prop replica from the prequels AND the DVD compiling all four prequel episodes, behind the scenes pictures and documentaries.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    3 backers

    You get the $25 benefits, AND an autographed 13"x19" "Ronald's Summoning" Poster Print with original artwork painted by Ryan Hume and autographed by DK Reinemer (Ronald), Colleen Ames (Stanzi).

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $112 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    $100 pledge benefits PLUS your very own invitation to the darkness convention replicated and matched to look just like the one Ronald received from the courier in "Ronald's Summoning". Complete with wax seal.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $125 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    $100 pledge benefits + A black t-shirt in your size with the "Dark Darkness" logo printed on the front left breast and across the upper back with "Master of Traps" printed in white on the center back!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $125 or more
    You selected

    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    $100 pledge benefits + A black t-shirt in your size with the "Dark Darkness" logo printed on the front left breast and across the upper back with "Nukebox Hero" printed in white on the center back!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $200 or more
    You selected

    1 backer Limited (16 left of 17)

    All the benefits of the $50 pledge and the DVD signed by principal cast members AND two tickets to the exclusive cast and crew screening and party. Hang out with the cast and crew of all four prequels and watch them all back to back before they are broadcast. You will need to provide your own transportation to the event located in Bellingham, Washington. The date of the screening cannot be altered if you are unavailable, but the tickets are transferable!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    $112 pledge benefits + A bound, signed and numbered shooting script of all four prequel episodes by writer / director Wilson Large.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $300 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    Access to behind the scenes photographs and commentary, DVD of all four prequels and behind-the-scenes footage, a 5x7 autographed picture of the cast, a "Nukebox Hero" t-shirt, AND a pass for you and a friend to visit the set of one of the 3 prequels for a portion of the filming to meet the cast and crew! (travel and lodging expenses not included).

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $400 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "Props Master A" This is a rare one of a kind incentive. There was only one dice that was used in the scene of "Ronald's summoning" for the scene where "The Troll misses and hits himself in the face." With this pledge you get everything in the $100 pledge incentive AND your choice of a "Nukebox Hero" or "Master of Traps" Dark Darkness logo screened t-shirt AND the original dice thrown by Ronald from the episode "Ronald's Summoning".

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    With this pledge you will get everything in the $100 pledge range, AND a 1 on 1 sit-down with the writer & director of the "Dark Darkness" prequels in person for your very own Q & A session! (Will take place only in locations between Bellingham and Seattle, WA. Your own transportation expenses are not covered.)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $550 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "Props Master B" This is a rare one of a kind incentive. There was only one sculpted Troll that was used in the scene of "Ronald's summoning". Youknow, the one standing over the playpeices on the game table. With this pledge you get everything in the $100 pledge incentive AND your choice of a "Nukebox Hero" or "Master of Traps" Dark Darkness logo screened t-shirt AND the original Troll sculpture used by Ronald from the episode "Ronald's Summoning".

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $650 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "Props Master C" This is a rare one of a kind incentive. There was only one t-shirt worn by Colleen Ames (Stanzi) in the episode "Ronald's summoning". With this pledge you get everything in the $100 pledge incentive AND your choice of a "Nukebox Hero" or "Master of Traps" Dark Darkness logo screened t-shirt AND the original skeleton reaper t-shirt worn by Stanzi from the episode "Ronald's Summoning". This is ultra rare one of a kind and a treasure!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $750 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    "Stanzi game night" Access to behind the scenes photographs and commentary, a 5x7 autographed picture of the cast, a DVD of the 4 prequels and a "Nukebox Hero" t-shirt AND Colleen Ames (Stanzi) will show up to play in a tabletop game of your choice with you and your friends. (The game must take place in Bellingham; travel and lodging expenses not included. Date and time of game night cannot conflict with any existing commitments in Colleen Ames's schedule. Game time limited to 2 hours. you must supply necessary game pieces for all players.)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $750 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    "Ronald game night" Access to behind the scenes photographs and commentary, a 5x7 autographed picture of the cast, a DVD of the 4 prequels and a "Nukebox Hero" t-shirt AND DK Reinemer (Ronald) will show up to play in a game of your choice with you and your friends. (The game must take place in Bellingham; travel and lodging expenses not included. Date and time of game night cannot conflict with any existing commitments in DK Reinemer's schedule. Game time limited to 2 hours. you must supply necessary game pieces for all players.)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $999 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    "Product Placement Package" With this level of pledge you will get everything in the $300 level reward and we will write your company's name or product into 1 of the 3 remaining prequel episodes with "annotations" linking to your companies website during the credits of that episode. We are limiting this to 5 product placements. If you have any questions about the product, service or companies ability to fit into an episode, please contact Wilson Large.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    You get everything in the $100 pledge range AND a CAMEO in one of the remaining 3 prequel episodes for "Dark Darkness"! In addition your name will be written into one of the 3 prequels. (you will be subject to the make-up and costume requirements of the part, travel expense re-imbursement will be limited to $100)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,750 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    This level of contribution rewards you with everything listed in the $100 pledge range, as well as A limited edition T-shirt with early "Dark Darkness" logo concept design by Ryan Hume featuring an element that represents each of the four main characters, a "Nukebox Hero" t-shirt, an Executive Producer credit listed at the end of one of the prequels and on IMDB! Plus you will have access to the set for any of the filming days as often as you like and will receive the call sheets for every shooting day. (You will be responsible for your travel and lodging expenses for set visits.)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $3,000 or more
    You selected

    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    This level of contribution gets you everything in the $1750 pledge range + A walk on speaking part in one of the 3 prequels AND your Executive Producer credit will appear in the opening credits as well as the end credits of one of the prequel episodes.

    Estimated delivery:
Funding period

- (34 days)