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Robin DeeterBy Robin Deeter
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Robin DeeterBy Robin Deeter
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About


~We Support Leading Asian Roles, and we hope that you'll join us in the fight by supporting our project.~

**This just in: We released two very special new rewards levels at the $100 and $200 levels! Check them out before they are gone!**

What is Project Child: Origins?

From the dark world of the exciting book Project Child: Awakening by Robin Deeter comes an action-based web series about knights, demons, and prophecy.

Hidden from the sight of ordinary people, Knight Agents under the mysterious Directorate fight biblical demons with the power of the mystical Psy Spark. Agent Derek Knowell, a highly-skilled champion of the Directorate, uncovers a sinister plot that has him questioning his allegiance.

Project Child:Origins is a 10-episode web series from the producers who brought you Project Child Awakening, Project Child:Initiations, and Project Child:Absolution. Each episode consists of 5-8 minutes of Derek's dark history and his forging into humanity's ultimate weapon. See him battle monsters using the deadly Crusader fighting style while uncovering the mystery of the Psy Spark. But, in the end, will Derek hold onto his humanity?

Project Child: Origins is planned to begin filming in May 2017 and wrap in the late Summer of 2017. The launch of Origins is set for the Fall, with sneak peaks being available in the early fall, along with most rewards being fulfilled at that time.

 


Why Support Us?

We are very excited to bring you a web series featuring a multi-cultural cast with a Leading Asian Male Role. We take diversity very seriously. When we heard the statistic going around that Asian men only represent 1% of leading roles, we were aghast. What's worse, the Asian men that are represented in the movies are not shown as love interests or considered to be the characters that people should aspire to be like. Something needs to be done about this, and we want to do our part to help. We hope that by providing a complex leading Asian role in our project, we can set an example to push for others to do the same. So, be sure to help us spread the word, pledge, and find us on twitter @ProjectChildSrs to Retweet Our Tweet that reads, "Retweet if you support Leading Asian Roles." We're trying to go viral for diversity!

Not only do we have an Asian man as our leading role (and also as the creator and driving force behind our project), but our Producer is of mixed ethnicity, bringing more diversity to the project. We pride ourselves on being a very multi-cultural production.

On top of being multicultural, we are trying to create an in-depth sci fi world that will suck you in and leave you wanting more. The goal of Project Child: Origins is to create a world so detailed and a story so compelling that people will become engrossed in it. Project Child makes you question morality and asks a simple question: what would you sacrifice for your own beliefs? Dare you enter Derek's World? You have your orders Knight Agent. 

"He did not know what frightened him more. The fact that the world was not he had thought it to be, or that the world he entered was, in fact, the real world. The world where his dreams, his nightmares were, was now a reality, and the truth was that he belonged to it. And if his dreams were any indication of what he was to face, he could only shiver. A world that now burned with a black fire. A world filled with darkness. Leaving him with questions that no one could answer, save for the dreams. The dreams that always led to the question....who am I?"

-Project Child: Awakening


Who is Involved?

Robin Deeter

(Producer, Writer, Director, Actor)

Abandoned on the streets of Korea, Robin Deeter was adopted by all-American parents and their son at the age of 7. Robin dropped out of his program at the University of Colorado in Boulder and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in singing and songwriting. He created three albums (available on iTunes!). Today he is an executive/team leader at one of the largest precious metals firms in the country.

Project Child, which he started writing 16 years ago out of sadness of the sudden death of his adopted mother from cancer, was heavily influenced by Robin’s life and his relationship with his family, especially his brother. He was thrilled to publish Book 1 of The Knight Chronicles and hopes to soon bring the series to the web, and, eventually, theaters. He is now living his dream making Project Child a reality.

Damian C. King

(Producer, Writer, Director, Actor)

Damian King has been working in Hollywood for many years as a director, stunt-coordinator, screenwriter, actor and first assistant director. He recently Produced two features “The World Thumb-wrestling Federation” and “Kids Can” which should be in circulation soon. He has directed many short films, music videos and Webseries such as “Chocolate Milk Series”. He also has his first feature films as Director, “House of Dreams” and “Hungry, Ravenous”, in the works. Damian has been mentored by several top-working directors in the industry, preparing him and training him for his well-anticipated career. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Performance and has been trained in many different forms of weapons combat as well as three different forms of martial arts.

Damian wrote, co-created and starred in VCU’s Student Voices orientation show, starred in the award-winning short film “How to be a Spy,” and directed the widely recognized music video series “The Art of Not Feeding.” He has worked on several features as a first assistant director, directed a plethora of short films and co-produced on “The Summerland Project.” Recently, he produced the newest episode of the award-winning web series “Good Job, Thanks!”

Damian founded Fantasy Forge Films, the production company of Project Child Origins with Malorie Mackey, James McInerney, Matt Pavlo and Jason carpenter. Most of which are directly involved with this venture.

Jimmy McInerney (Writer)

James McInerney is an author and screenwriter who works for Fantasy Forge Films, based in Los Angeles. Outside of his day job, he writes books like Sanitational Worker: The Anthology, short films like "Stop: Never" and "Quarter Circle", and the occasional feature script, such as Red Angel and The Unmentionables. When not writing, James is an avid gamer and a walking encyclopedia of useless pop culture trivia and weird facts.

Raquel Pomplun (Actress)

Raquel Pomplun was born in San Diego, CA and raised in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.  She moved back to San Diego, CA in 2000.  Pomplun speaks fluent English and Spanish.

She is an actress, model, dancer, and also a broadcaster.  As a model, she is signed with Wilhelmina LA Models and has appeared on numerous magazine covers and print advertising for companies such as Mercedes-Benz.   

Pomplun appeared in the Paramount Pictures’ motion picture, “The Gambler” starring Mark Wahlberg, as well as “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

The actress stars in a new online comedy sketch series “Chocolate Milk Series” alongside actress/model Malorie Mackey. Pomplun also stars as the lead in the premium short form series “Infini” (working title) for HollyShorts Studios. 

​She is a dreamer with her feet on the ground that is setting sail to a dynamic and full of surprises career in the acting and modeling industries.  Stay tuned for more #Pomplunation

Pamela Horton (Actress)

Pamela Horton was born in Whittier, CA to parents Michael Sr & Lisa Horton. At the age of 9, she moved from California to the Wichita, KS area when her father was offered a job at Bonbardier Learjet. She graduated from Clearwater High School in 2006, and was voted "Most Artistic" of her class.

In the fall semester of 2006, she attended Wichita State University in Wichita, KS majoring in Psychology with intentions on becoming an Art Therapist.

Pamela began modeling professionally in July of 2006. She is most known for her cover and centerfold as Playboy's Miss October 2012 and for her work as Playboy's Gamer Next Door.

Risks and challenges

We are priding ourselves on being a very multi-cultural and diverse production with an Asian creator and lead actor and an ethnically mixed producer. Specifically, Asian men represent 1% of leading roles, and they are never the love interest or the characters people aspire to be like. We want to change that trope. Our lead is an older Asian-American man, which is clearly not the stereotype for this tragic-lover's role. We are excited to break this stereotype, but we believe it will set us back as it not socially acceptable on camera yet. People will not see Derek this way, but we do. And that is a challenge we are excited to overcome.

As far as production costs, we are being very ambitious in stunt choreography and special effects. The effort needed to go into training the actors and hiring the right stunt and fight team is a pretty costly affair. Not to mention the amount of money needed to create believable special effects. We understand we are being ambitious with this, but the project must be done right. This is why our costs are so high, but we are excited to overcome that.

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    Civilian Level

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    A Top-Secret Link to watch the never-before-seen Project Child:Initiations short film.

    You will also get a never-before seen behind-the-scenes digital image emailed to you along with a PDF of the first episodes' script.

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    A Digital Dossier on Derek

    And a Personalized Tweet from our Project Child Twitter.

    **If pledged BY PARTY TIME ON MARCH 2nd, entrance to the Project Child Kickstarter launch party is included with this level and ANY level above!

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    A Digital Copy of the Book that started it all- Project Child:Awakening.

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    A Signed Headshot of Malorie Mackey who played Tina in Project Child: Initiations

    Three random signed BenchWarmer Cards of Malorie Mackey

    Plus a signed headshot of Robin Deeter who will be playing Derek.

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    Guardian Level

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    A First-Edition copy of the book that started it all, Project Child: Awakening signed by the author (who is also our star) Robin Deeter.

    Only 40 books available!

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    Sentinel Level

    You get everything at the Initiate Level plus...

    A "World Bible" detailing all the specifics of the environment where the entire Project Child series takes place.

    And a "Thank you" video from the cast and crew to you!

    PLUS you get a FULL DOWNLOAD of the ENTIRE SERIES!

    Please note: the rest of this reward will be available in September 2017 and you will get it then; however, the full download of the series will not be available until after the full series has been released which could be much later in 2018.

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    New Special Level for Book LOVERS!

    You get everything at the Initiate Level plus...

    A Second-Edition copy of the book that started it all, Project Child: Awakening signed by the author (who is also our star) Robin Deeter.

    AND you get Project Child co-producer and actress Malorie Mackey's new book "My Playboy Story: Hopping from Richmond to Hollywood", as well!

    Both books will be autographed by their authors!

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    A "World Bible" detailing all the specifics of the environment where the entire Project Child series takes place.

    A never-before-seen video detailing the evolution of the Project Child series with special unseen footage.

    And a "Thank you" video from the cast and crew to you!

    Plus a Prop used in an episode of Project Child: Origins!

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    New Special Inquisitor Level!

    You get everything at the Inquisitor Level Plus...

    You get the signed Project Child Poster used at our Launch Event, and it will be signed by some of the cast and crew (including Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun!)

    THERE IS ONLY ONE OF THIS REWARD SO PLEDGE BEFORE IT'S GONE!

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    Knight Agent Level

    You get everything at the Initiate Level plus...

    A "World Bible" detailing all the specifics of the environment where the entire Project Child series takes place.

    A never-before-seen video detailing the evolution of the Project Child series with special unseen footage.

    And a Costume Piece worn by either Alexa or Senna (currently planned to be played by Pamela Horton and Irina Voronina).

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    A "World Bible" detailing all the specifics of the environment where the entire Project Child series takes place.

    A never-before-seen video detailing the evolution of the Project Child series with special unseen footage.

    And we will use your brand in an episode! That's right! We will feature product from your brand (within reason- the brand must not be inappropriate- if you're not sure, shoot us a message and we will approve) in one of our episodes!

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    Angel Level

    You get everything at the Initiate Level plus...

    A "World Bible" detailing all the specifics of the environment where the entire Project Child series takes place.

    A never-before-seen video detailing the evolution of the Project Child series with special unseen footage.

    And you can NAME A CHARACTER in the Project Child: Origins Series! That's right! You get to provide the name for one of the characters. (Must be appropriate.)

    You will also get a co producer credit for the series.

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    You get everything at the Initiate Level plus...

    A "World Bible" detailing all the specifics of the environment where the entire Project Child series takes place.

    A never-before-seen video detailing the evolution of the Project Child series with special unseen footage.

    And you can BE IN AN EPISODE of Project Child: Origins!!!! Too camera shy? That's okay! If you don't want to be in an episode you can still visit us on set during filming!

    You will also get a co producer credit for the series.

    (For LA locals only or those willing to travel to Los Angeles, CA.)

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    Fighter Level

    You get everything at the Initiate Level plus...

    A "World Bible" detailing all the specifics of the environment where the entire Project Child series takes place.

    A never-before-seen video detailing the evolution of the Project Child series with special unseen footage.

    You will also get to attend a special class/event with our stunt team where they teach you the basics of parkour.
    Not only that, but they will teach you the special Crusader Fighting Style used in Project Child!! (Please note- those wanting to attend in person must be LA locals or those willing to travel to Los Angeles.) If you are not in the LA Area, we will video the class and send it to you if you would still like to pledge to learn the secrets of the Crusader style.

    You will also get a co producer credit.

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    Archangel Level

    You get everything at the Initiate Level plus...

    A "World Bible" detailing all the specifics of the environment where the entire Project Child series takes place.

    A never-before-seen video detailing the evolution of the Project Child series with special unseen footage.

    You will also get to have an in-person interview with our two directors of the series, Robin Deeter and Damian King. Pick their brains about directing, review the shot lists, have them give you advice on projects that you are working on, or just ask them about their favorite color or place to eat. Can't meet in person because you don't live in LA? No worries! Skype with them instead.

    You will also be the only level here (aside from the Child Level) to receive a SNEAK PEAK of season 2! We will send you a PDF of the first episode script for Project Child: Origins Season 2.

    Plus you will get an associate producer credit for the series.

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    Director Level

    This is a very special 1/1 reward!! That's right! Only 1 in existence!!

    You get everything at the Initiate Level plus...

    A "World Bible" detailing all the specifics of the environment where the entire Project Child series takes place.

    A never-before-seen video detailing the evolution of the Project Child series with special unseen footage.

    And- what makes it special- you get Derek's Sword Hilt!! We will send you the hilt from Derek's sword!

    You will also get an associate producer credit for the series.

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    Grand Council Level

    You get everything at the Initiate Level plus...

    A "World Bible" detailing all the specifics of the environment where the entire Project Child series takes place.

    A never-before-seen video detailing the evolution of the Project Child series with special unseen footage.

    And- you get to go on a DATE with DEREK! That's right, you get to go out to dinner with Knight Agent Derek- in character and in costume.

    You will also get an executive producer credit for the web series!

    (For LA locals only or those willingness to travel to Los Angeles, CA.)

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    CHILD Level

    You are the master! You will get every reward offered at each previous level (except for Derek's Sword Hilt- which is a 1/1 item).

    You will get the date with Derek, to be in an episode, to name a character, to attend the fight class, and every other awesome reward listed above.
    Plus you will get all the special behind the scenes and concept designs mentioned above. PLUS the signed book and all the PDFs mentioned. It's all yours!

    PLUS, When you come to set for a day, you will get to be the PROJECT CHILD CELEBRITY! Hang out with the cast and crew, take photos with everyone on set, and you don't have to worry about your flight. We will pay for your flight in for your day on set. (Hotel/Lodging not included).

    And, of course, you will get an executive producer credit.

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