GOAL UPDATE AS OF 5/12/13:
Thanks to our generous backers, on 5/12/13 we achieved our initial goal to make our 1st episode for an $18,500 budget. Now, our producers are reviewing the initial budget we planned which is far more enticing to us as filmmakers and will allow us the creative atmosphere we have been craving to make our unique visions of these timeless characters possible. Thanks to the immense funding support thus far, we can now make this series to the best of our ability. With any additional funds raised over the course of the campaign, we plan to allocate roughly $20,000 to each episode (and MMPR has just over 20,000 fans on facebook) which means that if each fan gave only $1 we could fund an entire new episode, and $5 each would make 5 new episodes... well, you get the idea! This has turned into a movement to help us fund this unofficial fan-film series. Help us get there!
This is a fan film and is completely not-for-profit. We do not own any copyrights to the 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' name or livelihood. No copyright infringement intended. All material copyright Saban Capital Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
WATCH OUR TEASER TRAILER:
WHAT'S THE STORY?
Rangers have vanished. Lord Zedd, their greatest enemy, has been defeated. The
world is saved. Tommy Oliver, no longer the White Ranger, is in exile; running…hiding…waiting…for
evil to find him again.
The world has moved on. Now, 20 years later, Lord Zedd has returned – stronger and nastier than before! Slowly regaining his powers and at the helm of a new army, he is looking for revenge against Tommy and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Haunted by his past and having given up on fighting for the world, Tommy is tracked down by Zedd and his minions. But with the help of a mysterious woman, they discover that Zedd is looking for more than revenge...much more.
Now, to stop the forces of evil, Tommy and this mysterious woman seek help in stopping Zedd: an underground street fighter looking to do battle with anyone and everyone, twin sisters as different as night and day, seeking to protect the earth, and a police officer who is no stranger to villains.
A new group of heroes have been chosen, but will they be able to team together to defeat Lord Zedd, all while dealing with an interfering militants and his soldiers?
Will they triumph, or will Zedd finally destroy his greatest threat once and for all?
Reformed, repowered, the POWER RANGERS are back.
SO, WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO DO?
We all grew up watching the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. But as time goes by, we get older and our tastes change. However, the Power Rangers didn't get older with us. Today, it is still the same light-hearted, colorful television series made for children that it was back then.
But now the time has come for the Power Rangers... to grow up.
We are a group of filmmakers who have set out to give you an updated version of the Power Rangers. This is a dark and gritty world where villains are truly evil and the heroes may not be completely altruistic either. This is not the story of five teenagers with spunk chosen to fight the forces of evil. This is the store of five adults who are thrown into the middle of a war that they do not choose to be in and a villian who will stop at nothing until he achieves complete destruction.
WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE FUNDS WE RAISE?
As you can see, we got off to a pretty good start with the teaser trailer, but in order to make the filming of the entire season happen we will need your help. This is an ambitious and unique series that will take significant resources to produce. We would love for you to become a part of this journey with us by supporting our immensely talented group of actors and a fiercely dedicated creative and producing team.
We seek your generous support to help with the following production costs:
- Publicity and expanding outreach to the fan community
- Covering the rental of technical equipment and insurance costs
- Location and transportation expenses
- Materials to realize extremely ambitious set dressing, wardrobe, lighting, and special effect techniques
- Creating live-able stipends for our creative artists
- Administrative costs (permitting fees, SAG fees)
HOW CAN I MAKE AN IMPACT?
We need one FINAL PUSH to make this project happen. Our current goal is to raise $18,500 by the time we start our next round of principal photography in July 2013 on location in New York City. Please contribute whatever you can! Any amount at all will help us bring our unique vision of the beloved Power Ranger characters to life.
**BIG NEWS: Our trailer is nominated for the Geekie Awards!
WHO'S ON THE TEAM?
Original Show Team Members Involved:
- Director & Cinematographer: Dominick Sivilli
- Producers: Louis Malderelli and Lauren Rayner
- Associate Producers: Anthony Argento and Jason Short
- Writers: Alex Gavin and Louis Maldarelli
- Prop Design & Construction: Jason Short
- Production Designer: Rocio Gimenez
- Graphic Designer: Bob Cassella
- VFX: Mario Pece
- 3-D Modeler: John Rivera
- Costume Design: Robert Casanova
- Actors: Ricky Barksdale, Ashley Carvalho, Kimberly Carvalho, Dina Cataldi, John Damroth, Matt Meinsen, Don Money with Jerry Murdock
SEE WHAT THE FANS & FORMER CAST MEMBERS FROM THE SHOW THINK ABOUT OUR TRAILER AT POWER MORPHICON 2012:
Risks and challenges
There are many risks in embarking on this project, and honestly, that's why we're doing it. We know that various versions and re-makes of this incredibly popular series have all been tried before, but we believe that this vision of what the Power Rangers can be, will rise to that daunting challenge and make fans around the world fall in love with these characters all over again.
This team has worked tirelessly (for little or no pay) over the last year to bring this project to fruition. No matter what, Dominick Sivilli is determined to tell this story and will do anything he can to make it happen.
We have been working closely with our design team and actors over the past 6 months to have the production fully developed and refined. Now, we are ready to go into actual production. Pending a successful campaign, our team is ready to shoot in July 2013. If we are able to surpass our funding goal, it will allow us to cover even more production costs and will bring the production to an entirely different level. Like no fan-film you've ever seen.
We’ve set a reasonable production and fulfillment schedule, but there are inherent risks of delay in the process (this is the film business, after all!). We will communicate with our backers and fans throughout the campaign to ensure the fulfillment process sticks to the timeline and that no matter what, this web series gets made and out into the world.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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