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Women in gaming who against all odds, punched through the peripheral shadows and entered the gaming world center stage.
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​​No Princess in the Castle: Synopsis
Beyond the social mythology of women who game as being soft, passive little girls in pastel clothes, often marginalized by the media, viewed as a half-life incarnations, stands a group of women -real women- who game and whose efforts and contributions throughout all aspects of the industry, past and present, have created a powerful momentum that can no longer be ignored. From the producers of The Video Craze, Dave Danzara and Natalie Rossetti of White Willow Films, comes a new documentary on the lives of women in gaming who, against all odds, punched through the peripheral shadows and entered the gaming world center stage. Hailing from various States across America, from programmers to professional competitors, the voices of these women bring a side to gaming never brought into focus before. Filled with insightful interviews, No Princess in the Castle lends a sensitive yet informative look into the feelings that compel the gamer to game, the programmer to create dreams that provoke emotion, all the while opening the door on the world of gaming from personal perspectives via a spectacular cast of supportive contributors. 

No Princess in the Castle: Recapturing the Realm-Women Who Game

 Meet the Cast!

 Featuring:
Hollyanne Setola, Rebecca Heineman, Jeri Ellsworth, Genese Davis, Ciji Thornton, Josie Nutter, Jennifer Zhang, Caitlin Oliver, Keisha Howard, Michele Sternberger, Patrick Scott Patterson, Cat DeSpira, Retro Gamer Girls, Ladies Of The Round Table, Elizabeth Leffler, Ryli Cious, Isaiah "Triforce" Johnson, Brenda Romero, Jenny Park, Robyn Rene Brown, Samantha "Persia" Hancock, Rebecca "Ive Darling" Winters......and more!

Directed By: Dave Danzara and Natalie Rossetti

Assistant Director: Jeff Von Ward

Screenwriter/Line Producer: Kenny Hardy

Written by: Cat DeSpira, Patrick Scott Patterson, Dave Danzara, Natalie Rossetti, Kenny Hardy

Produced by: Dave Danzara, Natalie Rossetti, Cat DeSpira

Cinematographers: Chris Pritzlaff, Dave Danzara, Natalie Rossetti

Graphic Artists: Shaun Stephenson, Jc Mabunay, Catherine Yi

Music Superviser: Mathew Cogswell


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More funding allows us to increase and expand our objective: To create a documentary film that delivers in depth and profound observations on the subject of women in gaming. We need your help to complete that endeavor. 
Reward #8    Special Edition Blu Ray Nintendo shaped Cartridge case. This is a rendered image, original design will take place once we have met our goal!
Reward #8 Special Edition Blu Ray Nintendo shaped Cartridge case. This is a rendered image, original design will take place once we have met our goal!
Reward #6    Special Edition Posters Signed by artist Catherine Yi and Directors of the film Dave Danzara and Natalie Rossetti
Reward #6 Special Edition Posters Signed by artist Catherine Yi and Directors of the film Dave Danzara and Natalie Rossetti
Reward #7 No Princess In The Castle Throw Pillow
Reward #7 No Princess In The Castle Throw Pillow
Reward #3    No Princess In The Castle Collector Cards
Reward #3 No Princess In The Castle Collector Cards
Directors/Producers: Dave Danzara and Natalie Rossetti
Directors/Producers: Dave Danzara and Natalie Rossetti

Risks and challenges

In filmmaking, there are many crucial elements that must be tackled. Important coordination in pre-production (planning), production (shooting) and post-production (editing) are our biggest challenges. We have accomplished these principles in our past documentary film, "The Video Craze" and have learned to expect the unexpected. We are confident our past experiences will help us masterfully conquer the following:

PRODUCTION- We have many different locations that we need to fly, hike, run, drive and swim to. Each person featured in our film is from a different town, city and perhaps country! We are prepared to travel with heavy professional grade equipment, work long hours until the job gets done right. The women are ready to tell their stories to us, and we want to make sure their interviews are full of meaning and entertainment.

EDITING - As many great filmmakers have said over the years, "The final rewrite is in the editing room." This could not be truer in our experience. Editing is always a challenge. We are facing this challenge head on by purchasing new computers and backing every edit we do on several external hard drives.

MUSIC SCORE - As you can imagine, music is of huge importance in making a good film that people connect with. It is our goal to get a music score that matches the tone and emotion of our story. We already have a fantastic soundtrack included, but there is always that chance to get someone BIG! This could also include a future release of a soundtrack on iTunes!

ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE - For the historical piece of the film, our next challenge is to get approval to use archival clips from the 70's through the 90's. Not only will we now get to hear about the history of women pioneers, we will be able to see it. We have a team ready to go to get this done and licensed.

VOICE OVER NARRATION - We plan for much of the story of the film to be told by the people, but for those sections where some explanation is needed, we need a great VO narrator. We have several known VO actors in mind but need the funds to pay them.

MOTION GRAPHICS - The story we are trying to tell with our film is a BIG with a need for some extra visual *UMPH* to get a key point across. Motion graphics also include a quality intro & end credits sequence. It's our job to get our special effects graphic designer to give us the empowering vision this film needs.

BUDGET - Our biggest challenge, and for many filmmakers like us, is staying within budget. If we go over our $60k goal, here is our breakdown of how we would utilize the extra funds directly into the film:

$75k: Popular music: We need to make sure we cover cost for catchy music and bigger bands!

Animation: We want to create a fun and immersive visual film!

$90k : Celebrity Voice Over! We have a few celebs in mind, and we could use a recognizable voice that people can connect with.

$100k : International Cast!
We can go bigger and reach out to the other amazing women outside of the United States!

On a personal note, we believe in the power of self-funding with Kickstater. We have funding our own projects and have supported other films in the community. We hope that our message gets out to the passionate and loyal circle of gamers & film lovers. We are looking forward to telling our story.

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    NPITC SIGNED LIMITED EDITION POSTER: Artist Catherine Yi, directors Dave Danzara and Natalie Rossetti will personally sign each poster. We have a lot of pens on standby ready to go! ***PLUS: You will also get all the rewards up to this level of support!

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    GET A SPECIAL THANK YOU IN THE ENDING CREDITS OF THE FILM!

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    CO-PRODUCER: If we could give you a big fat kiss right now on your forehead and sprinkle rose petals on your feet, we would. For your boisterous donation, your name will appear in the opening credits and on IMDB. You will receive invitations to premiers and regular updates on our progress. You will also be invited to join us on stage during the screening of the film. ***PLUS: You will also get all the rewards up to this level of support! Free shipping!

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Our goal is to put every dollar onto the screen. With this size of donation, we will take a massive leap towards our post production goals and your amazing support will be recognized with an Executive Producer credit in the movie credits, IMDB and the film poster. You will be invited to attend all events relating to NPITC, receive a generous package of merchandise related to the film’s production and receive regular updates on our progress. BEST OF ALL...DAVE DANZARA and NATALIE ROSSETTI will make a personal appearance anywhere in the world (at any event or public party you choose) dressed up in a Pac Man suit and Princess! We do love to dance.***PLUS: You will also get all the rewards up to this level of support! Free shipping!

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