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By Chad Carpenter
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About this project

"Sudsy Slim Rides Again" is the tale of a small Alaskan town by the name of SCRATCHER PASS. Unfortunately, Scratcher Pass' boom-town days as the world's largest asbestos mining operation have long since faded.

The only thing keeping this little community alive is its feeble tourist industry. The main attraction? Scratcher Pass' most famous resident, the 100 year old corpse of conman, SUDSY SLIM.

However, when two escaped prisoners stumble into town, Sudsy mysteriously ends up missing and the townsfolk panic. That’s when Agent Dudley Sherman of the Alaska Bureau of Criminal Detection is reluctantly dragged in to investigate.

Just who are you guys?

Chad Carpenter has been drawing the newspaper comic strip TUNDRA for the past 25 years and currently can be seen in over 650 newspapers around the world. TUNDRA is the most successful self-syndicated comic strip in newspaper history. This has also resulted in more than 27 TUNDRA books, dozens of calendars and T-shirts, as well as a myriad of other TUNDRA paraphernalia. From the beginning, Chad’s brother Darin has been vital in helping keep the cartoon ideas fresh. Not only that, but Chad and Darin have collaborated on many other projects such as film scripts, including "MOOSE The Movie", a children’s book, and of course the story of “SUDSY SLIM RIDES AGAIN”!

In addition, sitting in the director's chair for "SUDSY SLIM RIDES AGAIN", will be G. Logan Dellinger of NOMAD CINEMATICS.

Chad, Darin, Nomad Cinematics and the entire SUDSY team plan to take the same out-of-the-box thinking that has made TUNDRA and "MOOSE The Movie" so successful, and apply it to creating this film while incorporating some of the things they love most – nature, humor and their home state of ALASKA.

This will be a project that you will be proud to say you helped make happen!

Please visit our Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/SudsySlim and www.facebook.com/tundracomics

Also, you can check out the TUNDRA website at www.tundracomics.com or email Chad directly at chad@tundracomics.com

COOL. But what's in it for me?

Lots of stuff! Not only will you be a part of creating an exciting movie with a unique story line, memorable characters and some beautiful Alaska scenery, but you'll also get great swag! In fact, we think you'll find that the reward packages are quite generous. Check them out on the right of your screen as well as the visuals below. (If you're using a mobile device, everything might all be visible below.) In most cases, the retail value of the reward packages well exceed the price of the sponsorship levels!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm new to Kickstarter – How does it work?

We set a goal -- in this case, $60,000. We set a deadline for Friday, June 19. You pledge whatever you feel like. Remember that the bigger the pledge, the greater the rewards (look above for a list of all the cool rewards we offer).

If we make the goal by the deadline, your credit card is charged what you pledged (but not until then). We will have met our goal, you get your rewards and everyone is happy.

Even if we meet our goal early you can keep pledging. You will still get your cool rewards and we’ll be able to make "SUDSY SLIM RIDES AGAIN" even bigger and better!

If we DON'T make the goal, your credit card is NOT charged, we DON’T get a penny and you DON’T get any of the wonderful rewards. Let’s try to make sure THAT horrible scenario doesn’t happen.

What can I do to help “SUDSY SLIM RIDES AGAIN"?

Besides backing the film, you can SPREAD THE WORD! Tell your friends about the project via email, share it on Facebook, tweet about it, anything! Heck, you could even talk to strangers in the elevator about it! Don’t let a little thing like a restraining order deter you!

Can you really make this movie?

Absolutely. We have a team of excited and talented people on this project. Fantastic editors, experienced camera and lighting folks, hungry actors, professional equipment & a whole lot of drive to see this thing through! Not only that, but we also have a PROVEN TRACK RECORD! Our previous feature-length film, released April of 2015,  "MOOSE THE MOVIE," enjoyed a limited release by both Regal Cinemas and Coming Attraction Theaters. Another successful film project, released August of 2016, was "ROBERT SERVICE'S TALES OF THE NORTH." Trailers for both films can be seen by visiting www.tundracomics.com

You can also see a lot of great samples of work from NOMAD CINEMATICS (the production company responsible for SUDSY SLIM RIDES AGAIN, MOOSE THE MOVIE and ROBERT SERVICE'S TALES OF THE NORTH) by going to www.nomadcinematics.com

When do you plan to start shooting?

We plan to start shooting May 30, 2017 and complete principal photography by JULY 30, 2017.

When will everything be finished?

After the principal filming, the next and most time-consuming phase begins - EDITING. We plan on completing everything by March of 2018 with the theatrical release the following month. All backers will be kept in the loop on all progress, delays, and miscellaneous exciting news. You can always keep tabs on the project by joining any (or all) of our Facebook pages:

www.facebook.com/tundracomics 

www.facebook.com/SudsySlim 

www.facebook.com/nomadcinematics

If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact Chad at chad@tundracomics.com

Risks and challenges

We're always striving to try new and creative adventures. As a wonderful friend of ours used to say, "Dream big and dare to fail." Whether it's completing successful feature-length films, creating a daily newspaper comic for over 25 years, writing children's books or even attempting to do plumbing in our own houses, there is always an element of "WHAT THE HECK ARE WE DOING!?" However, we have found if we persevere and keep focused on the goal, the project will always get done.

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    #1 -EVERY BIT HELPS package

    REWARD #1 - You'll get a DIGITAL COPY of "MOOSE THE MOVIE" as well as an autographed copy of Chad's 2018 WALL CALENDAR! A great way to keep track of when SUDSY hits the theaters while also covering up that hole in the sheetrock!

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    #2 - CALENDAR AND A 2 MOVIES package

    REWARD #2 - Part with $50 and you'll get a copy of the "SUDSY SLIM RIDES AGAIN" DVD, an AUTOGRAPHED 2019 TUNDRA WALL CALENDAR as well as a DIGITAL COPY of "MOOSE". It's almost like dinner and a movie...except it's a calendar...not dinner...and two movies...not one.

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    #3-FILM CREDIT/NEW TUNDRA BOOK! package

    REWARD #3 - Got 75 bucks burning a hole in your pocket? Kick it over to SUDSY and you'll not only get the WALL CALENDAR, SUDSY DVD and DIGITAL COPY of "MOOSE", but also the newest TUNDRA BOOK and YOUR NAME IN THE END CREDITS OF THE MOVIE! Immortality, baby!

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    #4 - WHO NEEDS THE MONA LISA? package

    REWARD #4 - Okay, now we're talking some serious scratch - are you sure you really want to do this? You do? FANTASTIC! You won't be sorry! For this you'll not only be getting ALL OF THE ABOVE LISTED ITEMS, but also an ORIGINAL TUNDRA COMIC STRIP! Chad will pick out one of his one-of-a-kind ink drawings that appeared in hundreds of newspapers around the world! These originals normally sell for $250! Take that da Vinci!

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    #5 - THE ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT package

    REWARD #5 - Lookin' to kill a lot of time just kickin' back or get your Christmas shopping done early? Then THIS one is for you! Not only will you get the CALENDAR, SUDSY DVD, NEW AUTOGRAPHED TUNDRA BOOK, ORIGINAL TUNDRA STRIP and YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS, but you'll also get the previous 4 TUNDRA BOOKS (Autographed) as well as the "MOOSE The Movie" DVD and the new "ROBERT SERVICE TALES OF THE NORTH" DVD (Featuring puppets and Chad's animation). A $475 retail value!

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    #6 - COMIC STRIP FAME package

    REWARD #6 -Throw 500 clams our way and you'll get everything listed in the previous package and you'll also get YOUR NAME (or a loved one's) USED AS A CHARACTER IN ONE OF CHAD'S TUNDRA STRIPS and seen by millions of eyeballs around the world! From Alaska to New York and Jamaica to Norway! AND YOU GET TO KEEP THE ORIGINAL!

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    #7 - NOMAD COMMERCIAL package

    REWARD #7 - If you own a business, this one is for you! You'll get everything listed above (Not including the limited items) and you'll also get this: From the production team behind SUDSY SLIM RIDES AGAIN, "NOMAD CINEMATICS" will shoot a PROFESSIONAL 30-SECOND COMMERCIAL for your business or company! This alone is a $2,500 value but added with the other items it's almost $3,000! WE MUST BE CRAZY! (Que the cheesy infomercial music)

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    #8 - YOU'RE GONNA BE A STAR! package

    REWARD #8 - Now you're just teasing us! $1,500? Really?! Lights, camera, action! You'll get ALL THE LISTED ITEMS ABOVE (Except for the limited Nomad commercial) and you'll get to be an EXTRA IN THE MOVIE! You'll be seen either in a restaurant, gift shop, on a sidewalk or somewhere else in the film. Not only that, but your name will appear in the end credits! (Filming in June and July of 2017. We'd notify you of which day to be on set.) Does not include travel to or lodging in Alaska.)

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    #9 - BRAGGING RIGHTS package

    REWARD #9 - Really need to get rid of a couple grand and some change, eh? well you've come to the right place! You'll obviously be getting EVERYTHING LISTED ABOVE (Except for the limited Nomad commercial) but you will also get your NAME IN THE BEGINNING CREDITS as ASSOCIATE PRODUCER! Just think how that'll look on a business card at your next party!

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    #10 - SUDSY PREMIERE package

    REWARD #10 - Jumpin' Gerbils! Really?! 5,000 bucks?! Okay, it's your money. You'll of course be getting ALL OF THE ABOVE LISTED ITEMS (INCLUDING ALL of the limited items) and on top of that, CHAD WILL ALSO FLY YOU AND A COMPANION, ROUND-TRIP, up to the great state of ALASKA to attend the "SUDSY SLIM RIDES AGAIN" THEATRICAL DEBUT! (Estimated premiere is April 2018.) Hang out with the SUDSY cast & crew and then explore Alaska!
    (Available for U.S. and Canadian residents only...for obvious reasons.)

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