A page from our script (Thanks to Ashe for such a great script) The formatting is a little off because we are using an online work space and formatting is always different depending on the program, I cleaned it up a bit after pasting it so it would look better. Of course this is a rough draft and we will have an updating version when we start shooting.
MARIO IN...EPISODE 1 "TROUBLE IN HYRULE"
INT - TENT WITHIN ENEMY ENCAMPMENT
Link is tied to a chair, very roughed up, head down. Two guards are next to him, one of which is speaking taunts and throwing jibes at Link.
Guard One is gathering Link's belongings and weapons. Guard Two snatches one of the small sachels.
Think I'll be keeping this.
(menacing and victorious)
Guard Two jabs Link with the small sachel. Guard One rolls his eyes and leaves the tent.
Guard Two goes to lean on the wall behind Link.
Someone's contacting the boss right now, I'd bet.
Guard Two pushes off the wall.
Boy, when he gets a hold of you...
Guard Two leans down to speak into Link's ear.
...who will save Hyrule's champion now?
Guard Two's laughter fades into the background as the camera slowly zooms in on Link's downturned face. Eyes only raise up into the camera.
END SCENE,FADE INTO BLACK
CUE THEME SONG WITH MONTAGE
We plan on releasing episodes on a regular basis of which we have not determined at this time. We want to give a comedic yet dramatic performance showing what may happen if Mario stepped into other fictional worlds. We want to use fictional worlds from all over not just video games.
We want to show how we believe Mario, a beloved video game character would react and cope with other fictional worlds and their problems. Sometimes problems can't be solved by jumping on heads.
For our first webisode we are planning on putting Mario in the land of Hyrule from the Legend of Zelda series. Since both of these fictional worlds are arguably Nintendo's greatest creations it makes sense that our first episode would see Mario and Link together.
We appreciate input as well and ask anyone that has a fictional world they want to see Mario in to contact us or comment on our Youtube channel.
We are NerdSuckerPunch, a bunch of video game and anime enthusiast that have decided to work on web series and other Youtube videos based on nerdy things. Other projects we are working on include game reviews, animated shorts, and AnimeMashup which will be a seperate youtube channel and is comprised of a bunch of random anime clips dubbed over by us to be comical. This is our first venture into Youtube so we do not have any previous work to show off unfortunately.
Only thing we do have to show off is me and Celie, one of our voice actors and animators, playing a game of Magic with proxy decks.
Also you can check out one of our animators other work here:
NSP is comprised of people who are college educated in areas such as Computer Information Technology, Video Game Design, and Graphic Design.
We will be using the funds from Kickstarter to buy equipment.
Video Editing Software
Of course 1,000 is not going to be enough to get all these things. We at NSP are investing in this project and the 1,000 is what we figure we need from others to produce this project.
If we raise more than 1,000 we will be able to buy better equipment and software to make this project even better. We humbly ask for your support and hope you enjoy Mario In...
Risks and challenges
The hardest obstacle for this project is going to be shooting. We plan to make this a live action web series and with that comes difficulties with creating the worlds in which Mario is visiting. We plan on using a green screen for the background. I have confidence in my team and their skills in video editing and creation to be able to overcome this challenge.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Unfortunately Nintendo does not license their characters to anyone, or at least that's what we were told by a Nintendo representative. This is going to be a parody and is something that will be done under the fair use act.
For more information here's a site that has a quote from Nintendo's president:
We are still working to get permission from Nintendo but it does seem that anyone that decides to do a fan fiction is doing it at their own risk. I really hope that Nintendo responds and hopefully they will change their views on licensing their characters to fans and even educational outlets.
A teacher of mine who does video game design also tried to get permission from Nintendo to use pictures of their games in his educational college book and they told him the same thing that they do not license their products.
Lastly we will treat the characters and fictional universes with respect to their origins and will uphold their dignity and integrity. We are fans after all and would not want to do something that would cast a bad shadow on any of these characters and universes that we hold dear.
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