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The new web series from the makers of Modern War Gear Solid.

WHAT IS MARIO WARFARE?

Bowser's airships rain destruction on the Mushroom Kingdom.  The King is missing, presumed dead.  The Princess is on the run.  A couple plumbers answer the call of duty and sign up to fight.  Now Mario, Luigi (and a team of old school video game characters) are thrown into the gritty new world of first person shooters like COD and Battlefield.

Imagine "Super Mario Brothers meets Blackhawk Down." With a healthy dose of humor.  That's our new web series, Mario Warfare!  It's a loving parody of classic video games and epic action-films. 

WHAT IS THE STATUS OF MARIO WARFARE?

We've filmed two episodes of Mario Warfare so far.  We just released the first episode!  We want to make more, but we've exhausted our personal funds.  With your support we can start making more episodes right away and we can complete this series in 2013.  Your support will greatly speed up production and allow us to add more characters, locations, and epic moments!

WHO IS BEHIND MARIO WARFARE?

You might know Beat Down Boogie from our past web series, "Modern War Gear Solid." If not, that's OK! I'll introduce us!

Beat Down Boogie is a Youtube Channel comprised of DIY Filmmakers, independent stunt people, and video game enthusiasts.  The thing we like most about filmmaking is giving people a laugh or a smile when they need one most.  Feel free to hang out with us on our facebook!

www.facebook.com/beatdownboogie

We love the international audience made possible by YouTube. Our last web series was subtitled in over 10 languages on Youtube and we're working on making Mario Warfare equally accessible to the international audience and our hearing-impaired friends!  We plan to have English subtitles on the DVD version, too.

HOW WILL THE FUNDING BE USED?

This Kickstarter fund will go toward props, costumes, locations, hard drive space, safety gear for our stuntmen, and making the series more epic.  It will also allow us to produce DVDs, T-shirts, and other rewards for our Kickstarter contributors!  We currently have no plans to sell merchandise in a store, so these Kickstarter rewards will probably be the only opportunity to get your hands on DVD copies, art works, and shirts.

WHAT IF YOU SURPASS YOUR GOAL?

If we surpass our goal, any additional amount we make will be invested in making Mario Warfare MORE EPIC.  On the low end, that might mean adding more characters or episodes.  On the high-end that might mean building mechs or getting military vehicles.

If we're fortunate enough to exceed our goal, we've prepared some stretch goals.
If we raise 30,000 we'll dress up Matt Sumner (our lead actor) as Sailor Moon and make a film about it.
If we raise 40,000 we'll make a new episode of Modern War Gear Solid.
If we raise A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT we can make Beat Down Boogie a full-time thing, and create a lot more content each year.

THANKS!

We really appreciate your consideration!  This is what we love to do, and we can't express our appreciation enough!  I hope that when you see the epic conclusion of Mario Warfare, you can proudly think "that's - in part - because of me."

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Since we have full time jobs, our production schedule can be tricky. Sometimes we get lucky and have decent simultaneous availability. Other times, schedule conflicts lead to delays. But we are very dedicated and passionate about finishing Mario Warfare. We would just ask for patience and understanding when it comes to schedule as this is a project we have to work on during the weeknights and weekends.

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    THE "'STACHE" REWARD: A sweet Mario Warfare mustache, artistically framed and signed by the crew. A limited-edition signed poster pack featuring the various characters of Mario Warfare, plus an exclusive Mario Warfare T-Shirt, a signed DVD version of Mario Warfare, and a signed Modern War Gear Solid DVD, mailed shorty after we finish the Mario Warfare series. Plus exclusive sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus thanks on our website!

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    THE "SHOUT OUT" REWARD: You'll get a special shout out from the Mario Warfare characters in a thank you video on our Youtube channel. Plus a signed poster pack featuring the various characters of Mario Warfare, plus an exclusive Mario Warfare T-Shirt, a signed DVD version of Mario Warfare, and a signed Modern War Gear Solid DVD, mailed shorty after we finish the Mario Warfare series. Plus exclusive sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus thanks on our website!

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    THE "CREDIT WHERE CREDIT'S DUE" REWARD: You'll get a special thanks in the credits of remaining Mario Warfare episodes, and the DVD. You'll get a special shout out from the Mario Warfare characters in a thank you video on our Youtube channel. Plus a signed poster pack featuring the various characters of Mario Warfare, plus an exclusive Mario Warfare T-Shirt, a signed DVD version of Mario Warfare, and a signed Modern War Gear Solid DVD, mailed shorty after we finish the Mario Warfare series. Plus exclusive sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus thanks on our website!

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    THE "HATS OFF" REWARD: You'll receive one of Toad's fedoras, hand-crafted by our wardrobe department. You'll get a special thanks in the credits of remaining Mario Warfare episodes, and the DVD. You'll also get a special shout out in a thank you video. Plus a signed poster pack featuring the various characters of Mario Warfare, plus an exclusive Mario Warfare T-Shirt, a signed DVD version of Mario Warfare, and a signed Modern War Gear Solid DVD, mailed shorty after we finish the Mario Warfare series. Plus exclusive sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus thanks on our website!

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    THE "MAD PROPS" REWARD: You'll receive a cool costume-worthy prop in pristine condition from Mario Warfare and a Toad fedora! You'll be in the special thanks of remaining Mario Warfare episodes. You'll get a special shout out from the Mario Warfare characters in a thank you video on our Youtube channel. A signed poster pack featuring the various characters of Mario Warfare, plus an exclusive Mario Warfare T-Shirt, a signed DVD version of Mario Warfare, and a signed Modern War Gear Solid DVD, mailed shorty after we finish the Mario Warfare series. Plus exclusive sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus thanks on our website!

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    THE "BULLETPROOF PRODUCER" REWARD: You'll get a blue tactical vest from the Mario Warfare series, signed inside the pouch flaps. We'll also fill the pouches with goodies! Plus you'll get a producer credit on the remaining episodes and DVD version of Mario Warfare. A signed poster pack featuring the various characters of Mario Warfare, plus an exclusive Mario Warfare T-Shirt, a signed DVD version of Mario Warfare, and a signed DVD version of Modern War Gear Solid, mailed shorty after we finish the Mario Warfare series. Plus exclusive sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes footage. You'll get a special shout out from the Mario Warfare characters in a thank you video on our Youtube channel. Plus thanks on our website!

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    THE "SPECIAL DANCE" REWARD Our director Micah Moore will dance for you in an an exclusive video on our channel - in a gorilla costume. You can even name the style of dance! Plus you'll get a producer credit on the remaining episodes and DVD version of Mario Warfare. A signed poster pack featuring the various characters of Mario Warfare, plus an exclusive Mario Warfare T-Shirt, a signed DVD version of Mario Warfare, and a signed DVD version of Modern War Gear Solid, mailed shorty after we finish the Mario Warfare series. Plus exclusive sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes footage. You'll get a special shout out from the Mario Warfare characters in a thank you video on our Youtube channel. Plus thanks on our website!

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    THE TACTICAL / COSPLAY REWARD: You'll receive a blue tactical vest, red tactical hat, green tactical headband, red and green tactical gloves, a mushroom fedora, and a TACTICAL MUSTACHE. Heck, we'll throw in a costume-worthy prop too! And we'll fill the tactical vest's pockets with goodies! Plus you'll get a producer credit on the remaining episodes and DVD version of Mario Warfare. A signed poster pack featuring the various characters of Mario Warfare, plus an exclusive Mario Warfare T-Shirt, a signed DVD version of Mario Warfare, and a signed DVD version of Modern War Gear Solid, mailed shorty after we finish the Mario Warfare series. Plus a special shout out in a thank you video. Plus exclusive sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus thanks on our website!

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    THE "DINNER AND A MOVIE PRODUCER" REWARD: Not only will you receive an executive producer credit on remaining episodes and DVD version of Mario Warfare, we'll arrange a on online Skype dinner with you and the cast and crew of Mario Warfare. You can even name the style of dance. You will receive a prominent executive producer credit at the end of all remaining Mario Warfare episodes and the DVD version. You'll receive a special signed display including props and/or costume pieces from Mario Warfare. A special prominent thanks on our website. A special shout out in a thank you video. A signed Mario Warfare DVD, a signed Modern War Gear Solid DVD, and a Beat Down Boogie T-shirt, mailed shortly after we launch the final Mario Warfare episode. Plus exclusive sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes footage.

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    THE "SHARING IS CARING" REWARD: Whether you want personal glory or to promote a project or business, this is the reward for you. (We'll include a link of your choosing in the description of all Mario Warfare videos (so long as we don't deem it controversial or divisive) and on our website. Judging by our past films, this link will probably be seen by well over a million viewers. We'll arrange a on online Skype dinner with you and the cast and crew of Mario Warfare. You will receive a prominent executive producer credit at end of all remaining Mario Warfare episodes and the DVD version. You'll receive a special signed display including props and/or costume pieces from Mario Warfare. A special shout out in a thank you video. A signed Mario Warfare DVD, a signed Modern War Gear Solid DVD, and a Beat Down Boogie T-shirt, mailed shortly after we launch the final Mario Warfare episode.

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    THE "MADE POSSIBLE BY" REWARD: This is where we go all-out to promote you and your endeavors (as long as they aren't too controversial or divisive). Before any remaining Mario Warfare episodes even start, your producer credit will appear at the beginning, prominently seen by millions of people (estimate based on our previous videos). Same for the DVD version. Your executive producer credit will also appear at the end. If we meet our stretch goals, you will also be listed as the executive producer of the resulting videos (Matt as Sailor Moon, Modern War Gear Solid Part 5) and a (non-controversial) link of your choosing will be shared with those videos. You'll receive a prominent extra special credit on our website! We'll arrange a on online Skype dinner with you and the cast and crew of Mario Warfare. And you'll receive a special signed display including props and/or costume pieces from Mario Warfare. A special shout out in a thank you video. A signed Mario Warfare DVD, a signed Modern War Gear Solid DVD, and a Beat Down Boogie T-shirt, mailed shortly after we launch the final Mario Warfare episode.

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