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Neopol FilmBy Neopol Film
First created
Neopol FilmBy Neopol Film
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€16,755
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About

LASERPOPE is an over-the-top B-movie about young pope Alessandro and his robotic battle-suit. Surfing the spirit of the 80`s, LASERPOPE finally is THE MOVIE we announced with the successful LASERPOPE TRAILER back in 2016.

Where next ?
Where next ?

My name is Lukas, I`m the Laserpope director and filmmaker from Mainz, Germany. Back in 2016 we released the original Laserpope-Trailer (see below), which was my graduation-project at film-school. The trailer got well received so that i could team up with the producers Tonio and Jakob from Neopol Film, develop the project further and take some time off to write the feature-script to finally make this movie happen!

What is this movie? LASERPOPE is the Retro-Action-Sci-Fi-Movie that we all have come to love. It is the first and only movie that will depict the world-leader of the catholic church - the Pontifex Maximus - as a torn action-hero-figure. And as such a movie it will touch the topics that you would expect from it - be they good, bad, or evil.

What intrigues us most about Laserpope is the great chance to explore the universe of the church through the eyes of a visceral hardcore genre movie! We truly love to combine the most holy character of the catholic church on earth with the power and rawness of a dark super-hero-scenario!

In comparison to the trailer from 2016 we are aiming for high production value to bring you the best experience we can achieve. - Havent seen the brand new Laserpope-Teaser, yet? God forbid! :

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When beloved priest Alessandro is surprisingly elected youngest pope in catholic history he soon starts revolutionizing and rejuvenating the archaic antiquated church system. After a shocking attempt on his life – knocking on the gates of heaven – the youngling can only be resurrected with help of a robotic exo-suit. Now walking the back alleys of Rome as super-weaponized LASERPOPE, he can no longer preach departure from all violence but finds himself in an apocalyptic battle against infernal forces lurking deep within the Vatican. Most sacrilegious he cleans house and church – one laser-beam at a time.

Check out the trailer we produced back in 2016, its still fun!

Check out these sacrilegious quotes and reactions to the 2016-Trailer:

Artwork from KANJIMAN 感人
Artwork from KANJIMAN 感人

Laserpope will be a serious 80s-style throwback sci-fi-action flick in the vein of Robocop and Total Recall. Suits, Sets and Stunts handcrafted with only very limited CGI. Sacrilegious satire yes, cheesy comedy no. Dark, dirty and neon-lit with a pumping synth-beat and the occasional singing choirboys.

Stills from 2018 Teaser
Stills from 2018 Teaser
Concepts / Laser-Suit Mark II
Concepts / Laser-Suit Mark II

What we love about Laserpope - and we strongly guess you too - is the unique combination of topic and genre! Of course this makes Laserpope a challenging project to finance and produce as we want to create a great story, a great action packed B-movie within a very special universe - the Vatican. ...and evil forces are sure to get into our way...

As we want to keep our artistic freedom and stay truly close to trailer and teaser, close to what we believe makes this movie great, it wouldn`t be right to just start financing the movie the standard industry way...

We want to get this thing rolling by teaming up with you, the fans and backers. A successful kickstarter campaign will get you the fans who want to support Laserpope and us the filmmakers in direct contact! With your support we will be able to prove the huge and world wide interest in the movie, hence overcome the obstacles of such a project and have important additional financing partners joining the production easier. All in order to reach our ambitious goal and make this really laser!

2016-Poster / Sam Todhunter
2016-Poster / Sam Todhunter

The production of the movie will involve intense studio shooting with a talented crew and cast. Also the fully functional Laserpope-Suit must be build and trained sheep are also required(!). There's transportation, set-decoration, stunt-work and pyrotechnics among lots of other things that just dont come cheap - even if we do shoot with just a small crew and limited equipment.

Our strategy is to use the amount we are asking for in this campaign to raise higher funds in the industry. But even if this turns out to be not possible it will still provide us with enough funds to cover pre-production, shooting and post until finalization of a short-version of the movie. But as said above, if you the fans will fund us, we the producers will be able to raise more money based on the success of the kickstarter campaign to complete the 90min version of the movie.

Earthly Bliss!
Earthly Bliss!

DIRECTOR

As freelance director Lukas has been hired to shoot commercials, TV-reports and various short-films as well as doing his own satirical, provoking and wicked projects. LASERPOPE being a matter of his heart he is now in kickstarter-limbo awaiting judgement-day at the end of a 30-day-campaign on January 6th.

NEOPOL FILM

Neopol Film is a young but already well connected production company created in 2014 by Tonio Kellner and Jakob Zapf. We develop, finance and produce our slate of projects from arthouse to genre films as well as TV series with high international market potential, focusing on promising talent such as Laserpope director Lukas Rinker.

Wello and Hellcome!
Wello and Hellcome!

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Risks and challenges

It`s time for us to bring this project to the next level and not leave the wish of so many fans for the movie unanswered. A successfull kickstarter campaign will finance at least a 20-minute movie but will mainly prove the overall interest in the project and allow us to convince further industry partners to get on board without compromising on our vision to make the full-length version of our movie.

Disclaimer: LASERPOPE - THE MOVIE might feel offending to some viewers. With regards to a potential controversy over this work of art we want to point out that Laserpope is a satirical comment and artistic reflection on todays society as well as on events and topics the catholic church has gone and is still going through.

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    + Devil in the Detail +

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    Papal Collection of Origins-Pack, Behind-The-Scenes-Access, 4K-Download, Special Edition DVD/BluRay, Helmet-Blueprint, exclusive Shirt AND full storyboards from upcoming Movie (digital). Amen.

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    + Tryptych +

    Treat yourself to a Laser-Tryptych consisting of Exclusive Shirt, Special Edition DVD/BluRay AND Official Movie-Poster - signed by production-crew and Laserpope himself.

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    Receive a printed copy of the Laserpope-Script (1st draft / not really a scroll!) - way before theatrical release - and find out about Laserpopes' Adventures and kick-ass-dialogue. (But dont spoil nobody, son!)

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    + One-Hundred Hail Marys +

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    + Audience +

    Meet up with the production, director and Laserpope himself (some guy in the suit) in Frankfurt, Germany and attend a very exclusive top-secret papal advanced screening of the movie. Eye-Cleansing-Experience guaranteed!

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    + Disciple +

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    + Half-Devil +

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    + Devils Associate +

    Help us make the movie (big time!) AND be credited as associate producer in laser-fashion. ALSO visit the set and receive Laser-Blessings.
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    + Executive Acolyte +

    Help us make the movie (big big time!) AND be credited as executive producer in the opening credits. Have a lengthy call with Laserpope-Production-Offices and get newest intel. ALSO visit the set and receive Laser-Blessings.

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    + Gates of Hell +

    Not only BE a brute, devilish, satanist-thug in the movie BUT have a line of dialogue AND be offed by Laserpope in gory-fashion. You can also keep your prosthetic limbs and blood!!
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    + Pontifex Maximus +

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    + LASERSUIT Mark II +

    Own the godamn Laserpope-Suit (Mark II) from new 2018-Teaser (Unique!) and make an impression at sundays church service.
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