Since I won't get to star in the movie about my life-story that's currently in development, I've decided to make a movie I can star in! A movie that is not about my life, but rather a fictional account of a bromance cheating love triangle.
Duke's World: The Movie is a 90 page feature film (a comedy). The script has 4 main characters, 5 supporting roles, and 20 bit parts. I own a Canon T3i and am able to get film quality results with only a 50mm and 24mm lens. We use one boom with a sennheiser mic and the zoom h4n audio recorder. I use a skeleton crew which consists only of a camera man, a sound man, and the actors.
We have planned a 15 day shooting schedule with 23 easy to film at locations (almost all locations I have previously filmed). The budget will roughly be spent like this:
- Actors: $3700
- Camera man: $1400
- Sound man: $1400
- Food: $1400
- Extras: $1150
- Locations: $1250
- Equipment $700
HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS
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Even if you can’t help us financially, your love and support can be manifested in other ways. Just by sharing or liking a link to this page or our website (dukefightmaster.com) on facebook or twitter you can generate attention and maybe lead us to someone who can contribute.
For those who do give; thank you!!!! Making this movie has been a long time dream and your contribution is helping to fulfill the dreams of many creative and talented individuals.
Duke's World Kickstarter Web Series
We have written, filmed and produced a 13 episode web series for this kickstarter campaign so you can get an idea of our writing, filming, and acting. This series has a cast of 20 with 10 locations. There are two alternate endings for this web series; One ending if we fund this campaign and one if we don't. The ending of this series is up to you! Please help it end with the success video because its a good one!!!
Come back each week as we release a new video for each week of this campaign. Thank you.
This weeks video
Episode 12 (Success Finale!)
Risks and challenges
Set backs, risks, and challenges come with every big endeavor, I don't expect this film to be a cakewalk. The difficulties when doing a project like mine are mainly finding good people to work with. Actors, camera, and sound that will all commit to see the project through till the end. I have spent the last few years finding and developing such people.
Time management can also be an issue. In the past, all the participants in my creations have been volunteers. Being able to pay the talented people on my team will guarantee us success. Because we have done so much together, I am confident that my team will see this until the end, even if we fall off of schedule due to unforeseen circumstances.
I was able to film, produce, edit and write over 100 episodes of a multi camera talk show with a house band, an ensemble cast of characters, with both music and special guests on a budget of $0. I have proven tenacity. If I am successful with this kickstarter campaign, I can promise, there will be a completed film!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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