THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HAS STOOD UP AND MADE A PLEDGE. WE ARE MAKING HISTORY TOGETHER.
I have this incredible Film that you can join, with your contribution we can ride this rocket to the moon and get it to a theater near you.
or The Chicken Poster
Special Edition DVD of the CHICKEN POSTER from THE BOOM BOOM GIRLS OF WRESTLING. (full feature).
Special Edition T-Shirts for Woman and Men from the CHICKEN POSTER or Girls Face Poster THE BOOM BOOM GIRLS OF WRESTLING.
STAR PUBLICIST - Andrea Sims
Andrea will do the PR Campaign for our film
Named by Forbes Magazine as one of the "World's Hottest Parties" Event Planners.
"Forbes got it right...Andrea Sims Sizzles."
Larry King, CNN's "Larry King Live"
Andrea Sims, President & Founder of Lion’s Share Communications, Inc., has more than 20 years of diverse experience in public relations, major events, galas, golf tournaments and in producing television and film projects. Having grown up in southern California with a father who was an entertainment industry executive, her extensive professional connections, in many cases, grew out of her earliest personal relationships. In fact, her Godfather is Actor Russell Johnson (the professor on Gilligan’s Island) and she has fond memories of time spent at the homes of some of Hollywood’s legendary actors.
A highly visible industry presence, Andrea served as a Board Member and the former President of Women in Film and Video, an international association with over 10,000 members among 20+ chapters. During her tenure, Andrea provided exceptional leadership and vision to the organization. Her key contributions to Women in Film and Video included the following:
Secured individual health insurance for independent filmmakers and directors as President.
Directed four consecutive sold-out, annual galas at various four-star venues, recruiting high-profile celebrities including
» Ben Affleck » Larry King » Sen Hillary Rodham Clinton » Sharon Stone » Roseanne Barr » Tyne Daly » Sharon Gless » Kathy Bates » Linda Ellerbee » Mary Steenbergen » Cicely Tyson » Ted Danson » Melanie Griffith » Bo Derek » Washington, DC Media Celebrities Andrea Roane & J.C. Hayward
Andrea Sims was featured in the book Insider's Guide to Finding a Job, Expert Advice from America's Top Employers and Recruiters by Wendy Enelow and Shelly Goldman, JIST Publishing. She also served as a speaker by invitation on “Fundraising and Awards,” at The Women in Film and Television International Summit, Canada House, London, England.
– attempt to generate media placements through print, radio, television and personal interviews. Given the limited advance of time for the film premier and PR, we will be working the comprehensive hours needed to fulfill our agreement. o Celebrity Wrangling for Film Premier o Produce World Class Red Carpet Film Premier with celebrities and attendees for the evening to include media - Venue TBD o XM Satellite Radio interview with nine million listeners o Develop and produce a Washington, DC Film Premier for THE BOOM BOOM GIRLS OF WRESTLING
COST AND EXPENSES: $32,000 +travel expenses
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In November 2012 I visit the American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica.
My dream was to make an awesome, kick-ass thriller movie like Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez, only with a much smaller budget. At AFM, while watching a panel of seasoned executives, agents, and Hollywood movers and shakers, the idea came to me in a flash.
During the Q&A portion of the talk, I asked them how I could get the biggest buzz for my project with a miniscule budget? They couldn't answer my question, but their enthusiasm to my asking it only encouraged me. This was something that had never been done before! At that moment, I made up my mind to put together a movie with a budget of only $1000. If I could pull it off, then this could change the world of movie making forever, putting the power for creative and artistic expression in the hands of anyone with the will and the determination to do it.
THE BOOM BOOM GIRLS OF WRESTLING was born! THE MOVIE:
THE BOOM BOOM GIRLS OF WRESTLING tells the tale of 6 women who are determined to become professional female wrestlers and perform in a huge show in Las Vegas. Through heartbreak and hardship, the girls hone their skills, but, as they are on their way to the culmination of their dreams: the Las Vegas show, they find themselves trapped in a ghost town in the middle of nowhere with a killer.
It took us $5000 to make a feature film in Hollywood.
(The Trials and Tribulations of making a 5k film)
TOP 4 MAJOR QUESTIONS
QUESTION #1 – Why are you on Kickstarter? When you have already finish the film?
Yes, we have already, successfully, completed this film. As an indie Filmmaker we always need / seeking financially help. Up to this point I have always put my own money in my films. I have self - finance TESTING LIFE and have self - finance THE BOOM BOOM GIRLS OF WRESTLING. With Testing life i didn't make any penny back from that movie. The truth is, being a indie filmmaker doesn't pay any bills. I have another day time job that pay my bills. With this film THE BOOM BOOM GIRLS OF WRESTLING, Hollywood acquire this movie and was very interested in return for nothing. I decided not to gave my baby away, but to self - distributed it.
This is my first KICKSARTER campaign and we need is YOUR Contribution and help to get this movie out. Indie Filmmmakers need MONEY to do their ART. The ARTFORM of FILM COSTS MONEY. We are appealing to people who have enjoyed and supported my work in the past and would like it to continue into the FUTURE.
QUESTION #2 – How does Movie Distribution Work?:
The Distribution cycle:
Someone has an idea for a movie. They create an outline and use it to promote interest in the idea. A studio or independent investor decides to purchase rights to the film. People are brought together to make the film (screenwriter, producer, director, cast, crew). The film is completed and sent to the studio. The studio makes a licensing agreement with a distribution company. The distribution company determines how many copies (prints) of the film to make. The distribution company shows the movie (screening) to prospective buyers representing the theaters. The buyers negotiate with the distribution company on which movies they wish to lease and the terms of the lease agreement. The prints are sent to the theaters a few days before the opening day. The theater shows the movie for a specified number of weeks (engagement). You buy a ticket and watch the movie. At the end of the engagement, the theater sends the print back to the distribution company and makes payment on the lease agreement
As you can see, there is a lot that goes on before a movie is ever shown to a paying audience!
QUESTION # 3 - What does a Theatrical Distribution Cost?
These are the cost and headaches for a indie Filmmaker.
Film Certification fee
Theater fee Film certification fee Digital cinema prints Digital Master cost Duplication cost Cost of encoding/encryption Applications (including generating the KDM codes needed to ‘unlock’ the digital files in the cinema servers to enable the film to play) Digital trailer costs Transport to cinemas Virtual print fees [LINK] Other digital costs. Trailer print costs Transport to cinemas
Media (pre - launch, launch and sustain) Press/print advertising TV advertising Online advertising Outdoor advertising Radio advertising Social media profiles Other media costs
Promotions Media promotion(s) – e.g. on - air/online/print Contribution to any licensed/ retail partner or other promotion(s) Prize packages (holidays/trips/merchandise) Agencies and presentation costs
Set visit (sending key journalists) Press screenings Talkers (advance public screenings ), Premiere/Gala screening Theater Rentals Press kits/online press office management Other publicity costs
Poster printing Film poster design Print advertising TV spots Online ads Radio spots Film trailer for cinemas and online/ TV Subtitles/audio description tracks Content for film website(s) Promotional leaflets/flyers, Other production costs
Research screening/exit polling, Additional materials Couriers, copying, incidental expenses Contingency
Total: A LOT OF $$$$
QUESTION # 4 - Why didn't you want to give your film to the studios?
The vision with the studio and the vision from the indie filmmaker sometimes does not coincide. They wanted my movie, they saw the cult appeal and the value in it. After reading the proposal we found many points that were not in the filmmakers favor. I paid out of my pocket for this movie including all the hardships, tears and sweat that i sowed into this project. We are passionate about this film. We want to give back to our wonderful cast and crew. Our vision is to make The Boom Boom Girls of Wrestling a Cult Film. This movie is a THRILLER. We want the Audience, to sit down in a Theatre to see it.
We deeply appreciate everyone and we mean everyone who has stood up, backed our PROJECT so we can MAKE HISTORY.
Carolin Von Petzhold+ Ursel Walldorf
MEET THE TEAM
WRITER / DIRECTOR - Carolin von Petzholdt
Carolin von Petzholdt is a German Award-winning filmmaker. She was born in Switzerland and live in Germany, before moving to the USA. She studied Arts and Filmmaking in Berlin and Hollywood. Carolin von Petzholdt Carolin von Petzholdt
Carolin started making films in 2004. She best known for documentaries and feature films. Her films are “From Trash to Treasure”, “Testing Life” and “The Boom Boom Girls of Wrestling”. Her Films won a number of awards including an International Feature films
From Trash to Treasure (2004)
Testing Life (2011) with Natascha Berg and Olaf Kraekte The Boom Boom Girls of Wrestling (2015) with Crystal Santos and Melissa R. Stubbs Testling Life 2 (2016)
PRODUCER - Ursel Walldorf
Ursel Walldorf is originally from Berlin, Germany, but is currently based in Los Angeles. She earned her diploma for acting in Schauspielschule Maria Reginka-Kondakova in 1994. Working primarily as an Assistant director and Co-Director, Ursel met Caroline von Petzholdt in 2008 while shooting her first feature film, “TESTING LIFE,” which was screened in 2011 in 6 international film festivals and won a total of 8 awards.
Ursel developed her talent for life coaching in Germany. She is also well schooled in N.L.P. and other Coaching Systems. She is noted for her Short-Coachings , Idea Mapping, and Life coaching . At the moment, she is writing a script to be debuted in 2016.
CINEMATOGRAPHER - Max Margolin
As a California native, Max Margolin started making films at a young age. On a professional level, he worked his way up through camera and lighting departments and has been working primarily as a cinematographer for many years now. Most of his credits are for shorts and features but he also shoots music videos and commercials. Films that he has shot have won awards and entries into many prestigious film festivals. His love for collaborating with passionate people grows on every shoot.
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Check out what people are saying about our movie:
Risks and challenges
It's not easy to make a movie, despite a kick-ass, good, watch able, adrenaline, suspense Thriller on a micro- budget. But we DID IT FOR 5K IN HOLLYWOOD!
As two European females filmmakers!
HOW MUCH MORE WE CAN RAISE 50K AND BRING THIS MOVIE OUT TO YOU?
We put everything on the table. We are honest. We believe in our work. We believe in our movie.
We believe in this kickstarter campaign. You can count on it.
- (30 days)