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Making the Pilot for the first H-Drama of its kind to preserve Hmong's rich culture for future generations through a Fantasy Story!
Making the Pilot for the first H-Drama of its kind to preserve Hmong's rich culture for future generations through a Fantasy Story!
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"No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else."

-The Greatest Showman


Fighting with everything we got, thank you for fighting with us. Our dreams are now possible because of you. -Touacha Her

 

 OUR PROOF OF CONCEPT IS HERE!:

 

We want to REVOLUTIONIZE THE HMONG FILM INDUSTRY and do something completely new and unseen before for the Hmong Community and also for the Asian Drama Watchers. With characters that live in AN EXPANSIVE FANTASY WORLD where we can appreciate the rich culture, traditions, and stories that have yet to be told.

Powered by rising Hmong Actors, Artists, Musicians, this Series will be the biggest and most ambitious collaborative project to be developed for Hmong related media.

We are looking to produce the Series’ Pilot Film where we can prove to Hollywood that our Project has an Audience and our stories matter! So instead of waiting for Hollywood to tell our stories, we want to do it ourselves and show them that hey! We do have an audience, and THAT’S YOU!

“The idea for this story has been around for 7 years”

The Pilot, Spirit Kingdom, is based around 2500 BC and it explores the backstory of the main characters of the Series giving you insight why Spirit Beside Me, a fantasy romance series, takes place.

Logline: The King’s most trusted Captain of the Royal Guard, is tasked to inspect a village that has its people gone missing. What they find is not what they expected, but the King already knew.

The Series’ story, Spirit Beside Me, follows a young female, Nkauj Lia, who mistreated by her Aunt, is just looking for a normal family life to live. Unfortunately, things take a turn and she finds herself mysteriously bound to a Spirit who does not remember his past. She tries her best to hide this  by concealing him as her Neighbor. Things start to get strange as she finds that there is more to their connection.

We are set to bring in some of the biggest names in Hmong Entertainment for the Pilot to show that we really do have the talent to make a rich compelling story. 

 

We believe that in order for an industry to exist we must be able to support talent, crew, and staff as everyone has poured much time and training to be amazing at their craft to deliver a truly engaging story! With that said, we are working on the most minimum budget possible without sacrificing quality and will make sure no funds go to waste. We have strict budgeting guidelines that help focus the direction of the Pilot.

The First Hmong Project to be shot on Red Epic-X Dragon 6k

To cut down costs we teamed up with Camera Ambassador, who sponsored us the Red Epic-X Dragon! 

This campaign will run for 4 weeks.

Once funded, our schedule is:

  • • Pre-Production: January 2018 – Early March 2018
  • • Production: Late March 2018
  • • Post-Production: March 2018
  • • Release: Late May 2018!

We will be releasing the Pilot film first on our website at www.windstruckproduction.com

We will also be working on distribution to more platforms!

So be sure to join our mailing list for first viewing!!

To make a really great film requires the right people who can make the most out of the resources we have to tell the story. So that’s where it starts with our talented and hard-working team. We have a wide range of experiences and professionals working hard to deliver a film we all can be proud of.

THE CORE TEAM: 

 

The only way we can BRING THIS PROJECT TO LIFE is through you!

1. Donate to our campaign and get some sweet perks. Help us bring the Pilot Film straight to you!

2. Share the campaign with your family and friends. If you can’t donate simply helping us spread the word is all we can ask!

3. Follow the show on Facebook Page And Instagram 

Connect with us, we wanna hear from you!

Thank you so much for your support, Let's make one of the best Hmong Film Project ever!

MUCH THANKS!!!

 

Risks and challenges

As with all ambitious endeavors comes the risk of falling short. In actuality, creating a 15-20min period piece, visually compelling, vfx heavy Pilot film of this proportion has potential to cost at two to three times the financial goal we’ve requested. Of course, we also have the option to shorten the length of our pilot if unexpected funding issues arise or if we are faced with unforeseen overages. The one thing we will never cut down is critical story elements that make this idea so unique that represents who we are as Hmong.

Our determination knows no boundaries and will, no matter what, make something great happen. This project will never stop till it is completed.

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