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A comedy short starring Lori Beth Denberg from Nickelodeon's "All That" and Greg Lee from "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego"!
A comedy short starring Lori Beth Denberg from Nickelodeon's "All That" and Greg Lee from "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego"!
113 backers pledged $10,373 to help bring this project to life.

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In LA's sunny San Fernando Valley, you can find reasonable accommodations, friendly people, a short commute to Hollywood - and a never-ending series of abandoned shopping carts dotting the landscape (seriously, it's really cool!). But what if these carts weren't actually abandoned? What if they were carefully placed by some sort of higher power so that they added up to coordinates on a map, pointing the way to a hidden treasure in a secret temple, protected by a Guardian and a Monster Bird? And what if two guys - a regular kid obsessed with shopping cart photography, and a hard-bitten, embattled Adventurer (GREG LEE of "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego") went treasure-hunting for it, all because the kid photographer owes his roommate (L.B. DENBERG of Nickelodeon's "All That") a crazy amount of back rent, and she's had it up to here? And if what if you combined all of that into an urban-magical-realism comedy along the lines of 80s Cult Favorites such as Repo Man, crossed with a Sergio Leone landscape and with a dash of Calvin and Hobbes whimsy? You'd have "Lost Treasure of the Valley", an insane concoction that needs YOUR HELP!

Sound cool? For the low, price of $10,000 you can see our vision come to life! If you're a fan of Lori Beth Denberg, "All That", Greg Lee, "Carmen Sandiego" or just fun adventure flicks in general, please donate!

Risks and challenges

We have a super-solid/talented cast and crew from the TV and Film world, including an amazing VFX artist and an astoundingly gifted composer. The only challenges would be if an earthquake and a comet both struck at exactly the same moment on Day 1 of filming, in which case we would end up not filming out of respect for Mother Nature (or at least wait until the next day when the rubble and comet dust had been cleared out). Basically, the odds are very good we'll make something awesome and you can help!

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    Your very own "Special Thanks" credit, featured during the end credits of Lost Treasure of the Valley!

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    A 10-min Video Chat with L.B. Denberg or Greg Lee, your choice! AND a "Produced by" credit!

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    Guardian Package

    A FULL-SCREEN Special Thanks at the end of the film, and you'll ALSO get a Producer Credit, a 10-min Video Chat with either L.B Denberg or Greg Lee AND a signed 8x10 from BOTH L.B. and Greg!

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    Everything from the Guardian Package WITH a personalized thank-you video message from L.B. and Greg sent to your mobile device!

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    All That Plus Dinner

    All of the L.B Rewards PLUS:

    -Dinner with L.B. Denberg!! (if you live in or will be traveling through the Los Angeles area)

    -A Producer Credit!

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    All That Plus Dinner With Friends

    All of the L.B Rewards PLUS:

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    Adventurer Package

    Everything from the Monster Bird Package, PLUS:

    -A Custom :20 Theme Song! Got that big meeting/presentation at your office that you want to spice up with your own epic entrance music? Want the coolest processional/recessional music for your wedding ever? OR maybe you just want that cool theme to play during Fantasy Football? Our composer Steve Wilder Blumenthal will write you a killer track to hype up whatever awesome event you have going on. He’ll connect with you to get an idea of what you’re all about and for what occasion your personal theme might merit and then write accordingly. Have the epic theme music you know you’ve always wanted! (*Your Personal Epic Theme Music is exclusively for noncommercial use under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

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    Treasure Package

    The best of the best.

    Everything from the Adventurer package PLUS An Executive Producer Credit.

    And best of all? We'll name one of our main characters after YOU!

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