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The forces of light allied with the forces of nature, can defeat the forces of darkness.

 After the loss of his family, a young man finds out that he is the descendant of a race of genetically engineered warriors, who once defeated an ancient army of Monsters. The dark army was imprisoned long ago on the most desolate place on earth.  Surrounded by the largest body of water. This place would later be know as Hawaii. 

About this project
What motivates you?  What are the factors that motivate and drive our major life choices?  Why do we not chase our dreams and follow the path we want to?  We only get one chance.  Why not live a life worth remembering?  People think that to strive for a happy life is a foolish luxury that the average person cannot afford.  Maybe, but I don’t believe that.  I had heard something once when I was really young.  “The regrets of Maturity were once the dreams of Youth.”   Even as a child heading into his teens, this made sense to me.
This is project came about the moment I realized the life I was living is not the life that's true to my  heart... and, as a result, this is one thing I decided to do about it!   To create something that would feed my soul, inspire others and to have the chance to work with people that I love and admire.
For more insight, don't miss the trailer featured in the video above!

Here is a video that hopefully shows you a little bit of what it took to bring this idea to life.

Our lead actor Cole Horibe is now competing on So You Think You Can Dance. Cole is a very talented guy and can pretty much do anything.  From martial arts, to dancing and acting.  Take a look at Cole in action!

We (a motley crew of artist, actors, stuntmen and students of life) have off and on done whatever we could to capture and edit the stories we are trying to tell. We have spent long nights, weekends and holidays after work, shooting when we can.  Whenever people were available, with whatever we had to film with.  It has been an interesting, crazy, fun and exhausting few years.
Going to the ends of the earth to get the best shots!!!  Nah, not really just scouting at the local Polynesian Cultural Center.
Going to the ends of the earth to get the best shots!!! Nah, not really just scouting at the local Polynesian Cultural Center.
The journey of creating these characters and making this series has changed our lives forever.
I  knew we had something special when we started. Yet, I had no idea how powerful the stories and the experience of working with this group was until we started to cut the footage.
Jesse (Victoria Marie Holt) and Alex (Cole Horibe) enjoy an afternoon date.
Jesse (Victoria Marie Holt) and Alex (Cole Horibe) enjoy an afternoon date.
DRAGONFLY is a supernatural, martial arts, science fiction, drama with stories based on real Hawaiian myths and legends. 
We have been promoting our project for over five years and have gotten great positive response to it.  We have had numerous articles in print, on television and on the internet about our project since we introduced it to the public in 2007. 

Cast of DRAGONFLY Alison Kam, Maki, Jim Akina, Ban Daisuke, Ikeda Shunsuke, Kekoa Mitchell and Cole Horibe.
Cast of DRAGONFLY Alison Kam, Maki, Jim Akina, Ban Daisuke, Ikeda Shunsuke, Kekoa Mitchell and Cole Horibe.
We have been successful in filming much of the initial episodes, which include elaborate costumes created using 3D technology.  The technology lets us design pieces digitally and print them out on a 3D printer.  As we know it, not many, if any, companies have used this method for costume design and construction.

Digital DRAGONFLY by Russ Ogi and Emil Reyes at Rapid Technology LLC
Digital DRAGONFLY by Russ Ogi and Emil Reyes at Rapid Technology LLC
 
Our production company is based in Hawaii utilizes the resources around us.  We feel that showcasing the natural beauty of the land and local talent is important and would love if our production helped put Hawaii on the map as viable destination for others in the film industry.
 
 
Reaching our goal with Kickstarter,  would ensure that we complete our goal of finalizing the first eight episodes of DRAGONFLY.  We would be able to support our daily production needs and advertise our project.  We will also try to merchandise items so as to perpetuate our series after the kick start is used up.

 
Unfortunately, our greatest asset is also our biggest challenge.  Being a small company from Hawaii, we don’t seem to get the confidence from others that we feel we deserve.  We are easily overlooked because we are not in Los Angeles or New York or just generally because we’re out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. 
We have tried to overcome this challenge by testing the market for our show in various areas through the internet.  We have placed trailers and other promotional items in international chat groups, bulletins boards, and social media sites with much positive feedback.  We feel that that only way we can really prove ourselves is to “show ‘em” and that is what we have been doing with what we have had available.

 
Rae (Alison Kam) and Kamekona (Kekoa Mitchell) on the hunt for monsters that are not afraid to come out in daylight.
Rae (Alison Kam) and Kamekona (Kekoa Mitchell) on the hunt for monsters that are not afraid to come out in daylight.
 
Another challenge for us is creating specific interest in the story we want to tell.  We know we are good company when it comes to creative and hard working teams in film and television.  There are many great stories to tell and good teams to tell them.  We do firmly believe that we have a brilliant storyline, an amazing team and the ability to bring these elements together. 
 
And that's where we need you. 
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WE CAN'T DO THIS ALONE -- WE NEED YOUR HELP!
If you like anything that you have seen from us so far, it’s because we've given our blood, sweat, and tears to organize and create what we have.  There were no opportunities so we made one.  We can see this through with your help!
 
 
Our team is our success.  It is comprised of people we have known for years and trusted.  From actors to crew to consultants, those who have worked on DRAGONFLY have put in their own personal time, money, and energy to make this project happen without any financial compensation. 
 
Ikeda Shunsuke, better know for his role as "Ichiro" on the Kikaida 01 series.  Ikeda was very excited to be a part of this series, he was a childhood hero of mine.  His interest alone, validated my efforts.   We lost Ikdea to cancer two years ago.
Ikeda Shunsuke, better know for his role as "Ichiro" on the Kikaida 01 series. Ikeda was very excited to be a part of this series, he was a childhood hero of mine. His interest alone, validated my efforts. We lost Ikdea to cancer two years ago.

HERE'S HOW THE PROCESS WORKS!
Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every month, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars in money to creative projects in dozens of categories.
A person who supports a project is called a "backer." The process of giving money to the documentary is called a "pledge."
In return for your pledge, we (the creators of the campaign) are able to offer "rewards," depending on the amount you pledge.
For example, if you pledge $10 to help back the project - we'll offer you a full-length, HD download of the first episode. You'll get access days before it's made public! :)
Pledge levels vary from just $10 to several hundreds dollars. And each different level opens up a new, creative reward. (For a full list, check out the right side of the page).
Kage.  Kaimoni leader.
Kage. Kaimoni leader.
HOW TO PLEDGE AND BECOME A BACKER!
You can become a backer in just three easy steps:
  • Step 1: Read through the pledge levels and rewards we're offering in the right sidebar of this page.
  • Step 2: Click the large, green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button to the right of the trailer video at the top of this page. 
  • Step 3: Enter your pledge amount - and complete the steps for filling in your information. This process takes just a few seconds!
That's it! 
You've played an important role in sharing this message with the world (and get some pretty sweet rewards too!). 
MAHALO NUI LOA!!!  (Thank you very much!!!)
Special note: Your pledges aren't actually processed by Kickstarter unless the campaign is 100% successful. We meet our goal or we get nothing! Don't worry, with your help we know we can knock this out of the park!
 
Thanks for giving us a hand!
Thanks for giving us a hand!
 
HOW TO SHARE THIS WITH THE WORLD!
The best way to help is to share this very page with your family, friends, and coworkers!
Best ways to share this campaign and our exciting trailer:
  • On Facebook. By far, our best tool for sharing this message is through Facebook. You can simply click the "Like" button directly below the video at the top of the screen. Or paste the URL straight onto your page with a message!
  • On Twitter. You can also tweet out the video - once again by click the button under the video or simply sharing our the direct URL for this page.
  • A short email. Think about the people in your life that may benefit from this message (or appreciate helping to spread the message). Write a short note to them in an email! We'll owe ya! :)
  • Old fashioned word-of-mouth. Unplug the computer and your phone and just talk with people in your lives about it! Few things beat a genuine, face-to-face conversation. :)
Again, any way you can help - big or small - is deeply appreciated! The more conversations we can start around this issue... the better!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can you pledge outside the U.S.?
Absolutely. Orders are processed through Amazon, which operates in the far majority of countries. We also include international shipping for free!
Can I change levels after I pledge?
Yes, you can. If you can't decide between two levels, pledge the smaller one - and up until the end of the campaign you can change it to the higher level (and still get all the rewards)!
Can I give this as a gift?
Yes, again! Once the campaign is over, we will reach out to confirm shipping addresses, how your name should appear in credits, and other details. You can provide us with the information for the lucky gift getter!
Can I get more information about larger pledge levels?
Absolutely. Email Sam Campos at kamuelacampos@yahoo.com directly. I would love to talk with you and answer any questions you may have.
What happens if we don't reach our goal?
We get nothing! You aren't charged and we don't receive any of the funding. Don't worry, this won't happen! It's going to be amazing! :)
What happens if we go over the goal?
We make a larger impact on thousands of more people! We get to receive any funds that go over our goal - and will funnel those back into the series to continue our work!
How is my pledge processed and charged?
Once the campaign is successful, your pledge will be processed by Amazon. It's safe and secure - Amazon is one of the premiere online retailers.
Thanks again for all your support! It means the world to the team!
Follow your dreams!!!
 
DRAGONFLY "Blue" T-shirt
DRAGONFLY "Blue" T-shirt
Guardian Paranormal Assault Team shirt
Guardian Paranormal Assault Team shirt
DRAGONFLY Cast and Crew long sleeve shirt
DRAGONFLY Cast and Crew long sleeve shirt
11x17 DRAGONFLY poster by creator Sam Campos and 1ea DRAGONFLY t-shirt.
11x17 DRAGONFLY poster by creator Sam Campos and 1ea DRAGONFLY t-shirt.
11x17 DRAGONFLY Poster
11x17 DRAGONFLY Poster

Prototype Dragonfly Helmet

Prototype Guardian Owl Helmet

Miniature Replica Dragonfly Helmet

Hawaiian Nose Flute screen used by Cole Horibe
Hawaiian Nose Flute screen used by Cole Horibe
Gloves: screen used by Cole Horibe.  Comes with dried sweat, dirt and monster blood.
Gloves: screen used by Cole Horibe. Comes with dried sweat, dirt and monster blood.
Kamekona's"Straight" Jacket.   Used by Kekoa Mitchell for test shooting of DRAGONFLY
Kamekona's"Straight" Jacket. Used by Kekoa Mitchell for test shooting of DRAGONFLY
Original artwork by Sam Campos.  The pages that have the final concept design for the Owl Guardian.  2 pages
Original artwork by Sam Campos. The pages that have the final concept design for the Owl Guardian. 2 pages
Guardian Patch Set
Guardian Patch Set
11x17 Blue Line Pro art books.  Both books contain the concept drawings and notes for DRAGONFLY.  Artwork by Sam Campos
11x17 Blue Line Pro art books. Both books contain the concept drawings and notes for DRAGONFLY. Artwork by Sam Campos
Pineapple Man Comic book set, by Sam Campos
Pineapple Man Comic book set, by Sam Campos
Pineapple Man #3
Pineapple Man #3
Pineapple Man #4
Pineapple Man #4
Screen used Riding Jacket.  Worn by Kekoa Mitchell.  "Kamekona"  The Shark Guardian
Screen used Riding Jacket. Worn by Kekoa Mitchell. "Kamekona" The Shark Guardian
Cast and Crew "DRAGONFLY" Cap.
Cast and Crew "DRAGONFLY" Cap.
Screen used Kaimoni Masks
Screen used Kaimoni Masks
Kaimoni Mask painted by Sam Campos
Kaimoni Mask painted by Sam Campos

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    DRAGONFLY story boards. Reproductions of storyboards that were actually used on location. Drawn by Dragonfly creator: Sam Campos Pages come complete with dirt, torn pages and director notes and pen makrs. Signed by Sam Campos Domestic shipping included. Please add $13 for international ($7 for Canada)

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    8 1/2'' x 11'' Original Dragonfly Guardian drawn on red card stock paper for you by Sam Campos shipping is free.

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    DRAGONFLY DVD The first 3 episodes of Dragonfly combined to 90min movie. Plus behind the scenes and blooper reel. Signed by Cole Horibe, Alison Kam, Kekoa Mitchell, James Akina and creator Sam Campos (DRAGONFLY DVD will be shipped once pilot is completed. By December 2012) Domestic shipping included. Please add $13 for international ($7 for Canada)

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    Hawaiian Bamboo nose flute (prop-screen used by Dragonfly actor Cole Horibe) Made by Sam Campos. You will also get your name in the credits. Domestic shipping included. Please add $13 for international ($7 for Canada)

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    GUARDIAN PATCH SET 1)Guardians Paranormal Assult Team patch. 2)Orange Tiki patch 3)Green Tiki patch 4) PRU 050 patch Domestic shipping included. Please add $13 for international ($7 for Canada)

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    $500 pledge -- You'll receive a special "home screening" kit to premiere the movie at you home (or wherever you want actually!). DRAGONFLY Episodes 1, 2, and 3 complete with “Gag reel”. Your kit includes 15 signed DVDs, 15 signed, limited-edition movie posters, and 15 individual download codes for your guests ( shipping included for free!). In addition, Sam Campos (Creator, Producer and Director) will do everything possible to call or Skype live into your home premiere to personally thank you and your guests! In the unlikely event we can't call in live - we'll record a custom video for you to play before the movie.

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    KAMEKONA'S TEST JACKET While developing the characters, each has their own style. A series of jackets were picked for Kekoa Mitchell to wear. This was a favorite. Also know on the set as "Kamekona's straight jacket" Domestic shipping included. Please add $13 for international ($7 for Canada)

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    PRODUCER CREDIT Custom DRAGONFLY art 11 x 17 full color with a person drawn from a photo in a comic book style, next to DRAGONFLY.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT Signed Dragonfly poster, t-shirt, hat, Pineapple Man Issues #1-4 signed, by creator Sam Campos. Dragonfly DVD Party Pack! 15 DVD's for you and your friends and one of two 11 x 17'' art books with THE ORIGINAL CONCEPT ART BOOK of DRAGONFLY. Illustrations by Sam Campos (both books will be up for grabs) Own a piece of history! Sam Campos will hand deliver the books to you anywhere in the USA, Canada or Japan. DRAGONFLY DVD will be shipped once the pilot episode is completed. By December 2012.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT Hand sculpted by Sam Campos Prototype Dragonfly helmet, plus shirt, Pineapple man comic books #1-4 signed by creator and illustrator Sam Campos and Dragonfly DVD Party Pack! 15 DVDs for you and your friends. Sam Campos will hand deliver the helmet to you anywhere in the USA, Canada or Japan. (DRAGONFLY DVD will be shipped once the pilot episode is completed. By December 2012)

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