Real Girls Kick Ass! Inspiring Entertainment 4 Young Women.
Real Girls Kick Ass! Inspiring Entertainment 4 Young Women.
Showcases young women taking charge of their lives & pursuing their goals with passion, like 17 y.o. MMA competitor Paige Van Zant.
Showcases young women taking charge of their lives & pursuing their goals with passion, like 17 y.o. MMA competitor Paige Van Zant. Read more
About this project
Imagination. Alter Egos. Secret Lives. Hidden Talent. Unexpected Connections.
What do these things have in common?
They all inform the Universe of super spy Vicky Vixen, geeky girl Victoria Fox, and explosive MMA competitor Paige Van Zant. Together, they spell out GIRL POWER, or for our more edgy readers, GIRLS KICK ASS!
That’s right - they do it literally and figuratively in all arenas: sports, academics, politics, and the arts. And we, who are creating the rich universe of Vicky Vixen, are on a mission to bring entertaining, inspiring stories to girls on the cusp of discovering their hidden powers.
GIRL POWER PUMPED UP
“Real Girls Kick Ass” is our first non-fiction “girl power” project under the Vicky Vixen moniker (more on Vicky Vixen below), and it profiles the struggles and triumphs of teen girls. Mind you, these young ladies are not elite celebrities worshiped in the media—they are your friends, neighbors, classmates, those regular “girls next door” pursuing their dreams with passion and determination.
We need your help to reach our Kickstarter goal of $10K to launch our “Real Girls Kick Ass” series into the Vicky Vixen universe, and beyond. That $10K allows us to produce and distribute three “Real Girls” stories on our website, YouTube, Facebook, and other relevant places on the web. As the “Vicky Vixen” universe expands, we’ll continue creating “Real Girls” in tandem with our original, fictional web series, “Vicky Vixen.”
Although “Real Girls Kick Ass” and “Vicky Vixen” each stand on their own as complete projects, we believe they are complementary in fulfilling our mission to empower teenage girls in ways that grab their attention and ignite their creativity.
‘SPLAIN TO ME THE VICKY VIXEN UNIVERSE!
The architects of the Vicky Vixen Universe, lead by the series creator Randolph (Randy) Sellars, are a team of storytellers hailing from a variety of creative industry backgrounds: marketing and advertising, gaming, fine art, writing and filmmaking. With Randy’s leadership, the team is excited to bring his characters and the Vicky Vixen world to life. Today there are three components to our adventure filled experiment in storytelling:
- Real Girls Kick Ass (what this Kickstarter campaign is about—description above)
- Vicky Vixen, the web series (the original inspiration behind our Universe)
- The Vicky Vixen Spy Game (a series of seemingly disparate, unsolved mysteries through the ages)
This type of story experience is called Transmedia Storytelling (see TRANS… WHAT? in the FAQs below for a description and an example of transmedia).
You know what “Real Girls” is about. Here’s a snippet about the other two transmedia stories we’re working on.
The Original Inspiration—Vicky Vixen the web series (fiction)
“Vicky Vixen” is about the real and fantasy life of a likeable and geeky high school girl, Victoria Fox, and her alter ego, Vicky Vixen. Victoria experiences herself as a shy, uncoordinated, odd girl out – even though she’s quite brilliant. She really longs to be “normal,” but it’s hard when you have social challenges, a high IQ, and an overactive imagination. Victoria is also a compulsive reader – her current favorite subject is Cold War espionage.
Whenever life’s challenges become highly stressful, Victoria imagines how her favorite character, super spy Vicky Vixen, would handle the situation. When conjured up by Victoria’s imagination, Vicky Vixen morphs from an adventure novel character into a real flesh and blood alter ego – happy to defend Victoria by kicking ass! But when the lines blur between fantasy and reality, can Victoria put her “genie” back in the bottle before they are both found out? As the story progresses, it’s clear that Vicky Vixen has her own path and agenda.
Vicky Vixen comic book concept by artist Matt Haley http://www.matthaley.com/
When the “Vicky Vixen” pilot was first developed, the tone was pure comedy/fantasy. Through collaborative influence, Randy challenged himself and his writing team to deepen Victoria’s character and expand the narrative to include some serious issues as well. Like our approachable “real girl” stories, viewers can identify with Victoria, who has a few daunting challenges to overcome to reach her incredible potential. Don’t worry, we didn’t lose the humor (as evidenced in our video). :P
Just When We Thought Things Couldn’t Get Better--Spies-R-Us
To spice things up a bit for our fundraising campaign, we’ve created a puzzle-based spy game meant to tease your mind and tickle your appetite for a larger scale ARG (Alternate Reality Game) we have on the drawing board. The game takes its inspiration from Vicky Vixen’s exploits as a spy, as well as a heavy influential dose from another unexpected, inter-dimensional, source.
We’ve peppered the Pledge packages with the game pieces—6 cards in all. Each card contains a puzzle you must solve, that when combined form a secret code giving you access to confidential MI6 files on a covert website. Additionally, each card has a visual teaser that relates to the bigger mysteries housed on the site. Once you get in it’s up to you to make something out of what you discover in these secret files.
Here’s the face of one of our game cards…
Which brings us to…
KUDOS TO THE PEOPLE WHO VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME, SKILL AND OTHER RESOURCES
We think it’s important to acknowledge the many volunteers who’ve helped put this project together over the past couple of years, so we’ve created a special FAQ just for them (see Who Put All This Together?). We also have a special section on the Vicky Vixen website to share a bit more about each person and the skills they brought to the project.
Many of them are contributing to our Pledge Packages too - like Christina Kortum, Monster Maker Extraordinaire. Christina is a phenomenal special effects makeup artist for films and television. In our MONSTER PRODUCER package, she will take ordinary mortals and turn them into her next experiment in terror… “shriek!”
You could go from your normal self….
Or any of these...
In just one day Christina will make your monster dreams come true and we’ll immortalize the moment in a professionally produced video and set of stills!
We’d like to put our team back to work on this project. Moving forward with “Real Girls” is a significant step in that direction, and we want to share with you what exceeding our $10k goal could mean.
SO, IF YOU EXCEED $10K, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?!?
It depends on how much we exceed our goal. To prepare for our bigger goals, we're researching more "Real Girl" stories and developing our first season of the "Vicky Vixen" webseries. It will take approximately $400K to produce, market, and promote a full season of Vicky Vixen episodes. That sounds like a lot of money until you consider that the average fiction television series costs about 2 million dollars. We have a business plan and strategy for raising the additional funding, but any additional help from Kickstarter fans will help us move faster.
We're also developing additional transmedia projects that will continue Vicky Vixen stories on different media platforms. Some of these platforms include comics or graphic novels, smartphone apps, video tablets, augmented reality, ARG games, and video games.
Depending on the final amount pledged on Kickstarter and our project budgets, we'll use the funds to create new content and develop the stories and technology for these new platforms. We have a dedicated, wildly creative team ready to create even more inspiring and engaging entertainment with your generous help.
Also, MY TEAM AND I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! We really want to engage with our fans! Please comment and tell us what you like and don't like. Tell us what you would like to see developed the most. Also, any ideas that you might have, feel free to post them or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love crazy ideas! Your feedback is just as valuable to us as your pledge. We want you to fully participate as part of our team to help us create a fantastic Vicky Vixen Universe!
Thank you for your time and consideration. We'll keep you in the loop about our progress! Look for regular updates, teasers, and breaking news here on our Kickstarter blog, on our website and the Vicky Vixen Facebook page.
So, dial that number now on your screen, our operators are standing by! Oh, sorry, I meant to say...take the leap with us and go ahead and make a Pledge today! Come on...just push that button... Vicky's waiting...
Questions? Check out our FAQs below - OR - drop Randy an e-mail at email@example.com.
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