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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 5 2013
$2,715
pledged of $200,000pledged of $200,000 goal
30
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 5 2013

About

Finally a true story, from the people who were there, about the difficulties and hurdles Bruce Lee had to overcome to begin his journey to stardom.

I have a script and taped interviews of the key students as well as from his first love, Amy Sanbo, a beautiful Japanese girl, whom he proposed and was rejected.  It is a touching, yet dramatic story of a troubled teenage kid from Hong Kong who had an impossible dream, to become the first Asian superstar in Hollywood.  It will explore his insecurities and fears and show another side  to the legend, a human side, that demonstrates that anyone can turn their dreams into reality, if you believe in yourself.

The money raised will dictate the final production and in-depth coverage of the key elements that made Bruce Lee a legend.  

$300,000 plus.  We will do a high quality biography

$500,000 plus.  We will do a high quality docu-drama.  A bio. with dramatic renditions of some of the more important aspects of Bruce's early evolution.

$1,000,000 Plus.  A full length feature film.  

The quality of the Director, cinematographer and skilled production staff will be determined by money raised.  Our hope is to raise $3 million.

It is my story, but I am not skilled at film production.  I do know  a lot of film production professionals and will seek all the help I can to determine how and who to hire in order to have an award winning production.  But I underline one demand from any Director or investor, that the story must stay to the facts presented and not expanded to fantasy for money .sake.

Risks and challenges

As in any major project there are risks. Every precaution is being taken to minimize problems by hiring the most profession and skilled film craftsmen for the project. Both a biographical and docu-drama are less risky since they require less production requirements as well as actors. If we raise enough for a full dramatic feature we will follow production guidelines for insuring film completion, general insurance, as well as allowing for a broader time table to cover unforeseen shooting problems, such as weather problems, actor illness,
or script revision and rewrites.

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