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"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.

You can check out the TUNDRA website at www.tundracomics.com or email Chad directly at chad@tundracomics.com or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tundracomics

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 chad@tundracomics.com

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

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.

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    REWARD #1 - Pony up 10 bucks to MOOSE and you'll get an official GANGRENE GULCH PARK RANGER PATCH as seen on our actors in the film. Hot Dang!

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    44 backers

    REWARD #2 - Drop $25 on MOOSE and you'll not only be the proud owner of the PATCH mentioned above, but you'll also get a TUNDRA WALL CALENDAR!

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    REWARD #3 - Did you say you wanted a DVD of MOOSE? You're in luck! Slip MOOSE 40 clams and you'll receive not only the lovely PATCH and a TUNDRA WALL CALENDAR, but also the MOOSE DVD of the finished movie! What a great way to impress your significant other on movie night!

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    REWARD #4 - Got 50 bucks burning a hole in your pocket? Kick it over to MOOSE and you'll not only get the PATCH, the WALL CALENDAR and the MOOSE DVD, but also YOUR NAME IN THE END CREDITS under "SPECIAL THANKS". Immortality, baby!

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    REWARD #5 - Part with $75 and you'll get ALL THE ITEMS ABOVE, and also the official MOOSE GRAPHIC NOVEL! 150 pages in full color AND AUTOGRAPHED by the artist! We put the 'litter' in literature!

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    REWARD #6 - 100 smackers will get you ALL OF THE ITEMS LISTED ABOVE as well as an official MOOSE CREW T-SHIRT! A fashion statement that screams, "Look at me! I like obscure movies!"

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    REWARD #7 - Okay, now we're talking some serious scratch - are you sure you really want to do this? You do? FANTASTIC! You won't be sorry! For this you'll not only be getting ALL OF THE ABOVE LISTED ITEMS, but also Chad's two newest TUNDRA BOOKS - AUTOGRAPHED!

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    REWARD #8 - Clearly you have too much money. Okay, how does this grab you? ALL OF THE ITEMS LISTED ABOVE but also a special LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDBACK "MOOSE" GRAPHIC NOVEL! And, not only will it be SIGNED BY THE ARTIST but also by BOTH AUTHORS! Trust us, these signed & numbered editions will be rare - 'cause we can't count very high.

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    REWARD #9 - What?! Are you nuts?! Okay, for 450 smackers you'll be getting ALL OF THE ITEMS LISTED ABOVE as well as an ORIGINAL TUNDRA COMIC STRIP which ran in over 550 newspapers around the world. Chad will pick the original, but he promises to try to make it a funny one.

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    REWARD #10 - Now you're in for some REAL shiny bling! Not only will you get all the ABOVE LISTED ITEMS, but you'll also get one of the GANGRENE GULCH RANGER BADGES as seen on our characters in the movie! These are the real-deal - Smith & Warren custom metal, gold plated and with the enamel Seal of Alaska in the center!

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    REWARD #11 - Now you just need a jacket to go under that badge. Well, you're in luck! For $795 you'll get ALL THE ABOVE LISTED ITEMS, as well as one of the GANGRENE GULCH RANGER JACKETS as seen in the movie - patches and all!

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    REWARD #12 - Wow. Chad would give you one of his kids for $1,250 if his wife would let him - but she won't, so instead, you get ALL OF THE ITEMS LISTED ABOVE, AND you even get your NAME MENTIONED AS ONE OF THE CHARACTERS in the movie killed by the MOOSE! Seriously, how often do you get that offer?! (Male names only - The MOOSE seems to like the ladies.)

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    REWARD #13 - For your generous support, you my friend, will be getting ALL OF THE ABOVE LISTED ITEMS (not including the limited items) as well as the official "MOOSE" CREW LEATHER BOMBER JACKET! Why a bomber jacket, you ask? In case the movie bombs!

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    REWARD #14 - Now you're just teasing us! $1,500? Really?! Lights, camera, action! You'll get ALL THE LISTED ITEMS ABOVE (not including the limited items) and you'll get to be an EXTRA IN THE MOVIE! You'll be seen either in a restaurant, bar, on a sidewalk, or if you're really lucky, as a corpse! Not only that, but your name will appear in the end credits! (Does not include travel to or lodging in Alaska.)

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    REWARD #15 - Really need to get rid of a couple grand and some change, eh? well you've come to the right place! You'll obviously be getting EVERYTHING LISTED ABOVE (not including the limited items) but you will also get your NAME IN THE BEGINNING CREDITS as ASSOCIATE PRODUCER! Just think how that'll look on a business card at your next party!

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    REWARD #16 - Jumpin' Gerbils! Really?! 5,500 bucks?! Okay, it's your money. You'll of course be getting ALL OF THE ABOVE LISTED ITEMS (not including the limited items, but you STILL WILL GET ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT) and on top of that, CHAD WILL ALSO FLY TO WHEREVER YOU LIVE (in the U.S. or Canada) and go to your child's school and teach a class on cartooning (if it's okay with the school, of course). He will also wash your car while he's there!

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    REWARD #17 - Inherit a chunk o' change, did ya? Well, thanks for sharing! For this sweet offering you'll get ALL OF THE ABOVE LISTED ITEMS (not including the limited items) and you'll also be getting the coveted title of EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! Your name will appear in both the OPENING and CLOSING credits as well as on the DVD case!

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    REWARD #18 - What?! 10,000 bucks?! Are you trying to launder some money?! Great! We can help! You'll of course be getting ALL OF THE ABOVE LISTED ITEMS (not including the limited items or Chad's visit to a school) and on top of that Chad will FLY YOU UP TO ALASKA where you can stay in his mother-in-law apartment (studio) and he'll show you where all the scenes from MOOSE were filmed, AND you'll be a special guest at a MOOSE cast & crew party! Chad will even take you fishing AND on a wildlife glacier cruise in Prince William Sound. The summer of 2015 would be best as Chad will be filming the movie during the summer of 2014. (Please, no weirdos - Chad's wife will kill him.)

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