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
(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.
The journey of creating these characters and making this series has changed our lives forever.
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.
DRAGONFLY is a supernatural, martial arts, science fiction, drama with stories based on real Hawaiian myths and legends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
And that's where we need you.
WE CAN'T DO THIS ALONE -- WE NEED YOUR HELP!
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!
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.
HERE'S HOW THE PROCESS WORKS!
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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.
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! :)
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).
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!
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!
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:
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. :)
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.?
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?
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?
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?
Email Sam Campos at email@example.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?
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?
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?
the campaign is successful, your pledge will be processed by
Amazon. It's safe and secure - Amazon is one of the premiere online
Thanks again for all your support! It means the world to the team!
Follow your dreams!!!
Prototype Dragonfly Helmet
Prototype Guardian Owl Helmet
Miniature Replica Dragonfly Helmet
Have a question?
If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
We have gotten as far as we have on peanut butter sandwiches and ramen noodles. Its very hard to pursue dreams like this. I have been so blessed to have been able to make anything, thanks to the support of my cast, family, friends and people like you. Even if you only have a few quarters to add to the funds, I am extremely grateful. Mahalo Nui Loa! (Thank you very much!)
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)
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)
11x17 DRAGONFLY poster signed by creator Sam Campos DRAGONFLY t-shirt. and DRAGONFLY official logo hat Please specify t-shirt size, Lg or XL
(only 12ea Lg or XL) Domestic shipping included. Please add $13 for international ($7 for Canada)
Two pages torn out of a small sketch book that contain the final design of the Owl Guardian. After a couple of years of trying to get the right design, this was the one we waited for...now it can be yours. Created and illustrated by Sam Campos Domestic shipping included. Please add $13 for international ($7 for Canada)
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)
8 1/2'' x 11'' Original drawing on red card stock paper for you by Sam Campos. Will contain an individual drawing for each of following characters: DRAGONFLY, Owl Guardian and Shark Guardian. 3 pages total! shipping is free!
Screen worn by Cole Horibe. Comes with dirt, sweat and the blood of a Kaimoni monster or two! (just kidding about the blood.) Domestic shipping included. Please add $13 for international ($7 for Canada)
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)
$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.
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.
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)