About this project
"MOOSE" is a live-action, comedy/suspense, feature-length film based on the graphic novel by the same name, written by TUNDRA COMIC STRIP duo Chad & Darin Carpenter and illustrated by Robert Duckett.
It’s the story of two park rangers in the tiny town of Gangrene Gulch, Alaska, who, with the help of a young coroner’s assistant, must do battle with an ancient, mythological half-man/half-moose.
Zack de Pollo is the new ranger in town and he soon finds that Gangrene Gulch isn’t Mayberry. It’s a town populated with all sorts of odd “woodsy” folks including a pretty, young coroner’s assistant/librarian; a violent, narcoleptic dispatcher; two slightly inbred tow truck/ambulance drivers; a herd of hippies; several puppets; a mountain pirate; and, oh yeah, a homicidal moosetaur.
Zack, together with his crusty boss, Mike, as well as Samantha the coroner’s assistant, start to notice a strange pattern with several recent moose trampling incidents. They quickly find themselves hoof-deep in supernatural chaos.
Just who are you guys?
Chad has been drawing the newspaper comic strip TUNDRA for the past 21 years and currently can be seen in well over 550 newspapers around the world. It is the most successful self-syndicated comic strip in newspaper history. This has also resulted in more than 25 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 including movie scripts, a children’s book, and, of course, the story of “MOOSE”!
Chad, Darin and the entire TUNDRA team plan to take the same out-of-the-box thinking that has made TUNDRA so successful, and apply it to creating this movie while incorporating some of the things they love most – nature, humor, and their home state of ALASKA.
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 great Alaska scenery, but you'll also get great swag! Check it out on the right of your screen as well as the visuals below!
I'm new to Kickstarter – How does it work?
We set a goal -- in this case, $50,000. We set a deadline for Tuesday, November 12. 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, you can keep pledging. You will still get your cool rewards and we’ll be able to make “MOOSE” the movie 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 “MOOSE”?
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?
Oh yeah. 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!
When do you plan to start shooting?
We plan to start shooting some of the interior scenes in February 2014 and complete principal photography by August 2014.
When will everything be finished?
We plan on completing everything by November of 2014. All backers will be kept in the loop on all progress, delays, and miscellaneous exciting news.
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 creating a daily newspaper comic for over 21 years, writing children's books, doing magic shows or even attempting to do plumbing in our own houses, there is always an element of "WHAT THE HECK ARE WE DOING!?" But, we have found, if we persevere and keep focused on the goal, the project will always get done.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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