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Deadly Crimson

Cocky. Reckless. Deadly. That's no way to raise a family. Now her daughter has been taken and she has 6 comic issues to get her back.

Deadly Crimson

Cocky. Reckless. Deadly. That's no way to raise a family. Now her daughter has been taken and she has 6 comic issues to get her back.

$528
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23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, February 19 2015 10:23 PM UTC +00:00

About

Three years ago in a Starbucks in Downtown Los Angeles, co-creator Travis Chesney and I wanted to come up with a story that had a strong female protagonist, action, comedy and enthralling characters that weren't your standard, overdone stereotypes.

After a few first drafts that could only be described as standard and overdone, Deadly Crimson started to evolve beyond the average femme fatale. 

This story is a thrilling action film with comedic elements and a tongue-in-cheek style, similar to The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, films successful for their ability to poke fun at their own cliches and tropes, while retaining an emotional center to an exciting story. And this is exactly what we were looking for! 

Deadly Crimson starts off with Crimson, reckless, adrenaline hunter on a mission that goes from bad to worse to "I'm walking away from this". Only there's no walking away from Cole Pryor, the man in charge. Think Tony Stark with twice the sense of humor and none of the conscience.

This one choice of walking away unravels her entire life, including the lives of her husband and teenage daughter, up until now, completely oblivious to her double life. 

Before Crimson was born, she was just a normal researcher, Jamie Roberts, working in a lab at Pryor Industries. Jamie came across a breakthrough and developed a serum to speed up the healing process and the immune system of the wounded. While her discovery was still in the testing phase, her parent company, Pryor Industries, managed to utilize the same serum to grant her increased strength, speed and awareness, turning her into the perfect killer.

The only complications - her husband Leo, and teenage daughter, Alexandra. Her missions around the globe fractured their relationship to a near breaking point.

With her decision to walk away from Cole, her identity is revealed, her daughter is kidnapped and now she is Cole's #1 target.

Crimson and Leo embark on an intense and electrifying rescue mission, forcing them to ally with international killers and criminals, while facing off against the growing might of this crime organization. All this while the clock ticks down on the fate of their daughter, Alex.

Crimson's world is packed with excitement, explosions and secrets of her world. And the world is exactly what she is up against!

CHARACTERS: 


Crimson/Jamie Roberts

Crimson is a sexy, overconfident and extremely deadly assassin. Before she became an assassin, researcher Jamie Roberts developed a serum to speed up the healing process and the immune system of the wounded. While her discovery didn’t meet its intended purpose, her parent company, Pryor Industries, managed to utilize the same serum to grant her increased strength, speed and awareness, turning her into the perfect killer. She also has a loving husband, Leo Roberts and 13 year old daughter, Alexandra Roberts who until there world falls apart, knew nothing about CRIMSON!


Leo Roberts

Leo Roberts, 35, handsome and is the husband of Jamie and father of Alexandra Roberts. Leo is oblivious to Jaime's double life and is getting to his breaking point that his wife is a workaholic.  He is a wonderful stay at home dad, but his witty humor is not humorous once he has to team up with Crimson to battle an evil corporation.


Alexandra Roberts

Alexandra is a normal 13 year old teenager except her mother is an assassin for an evil corporation and never home. Alex carries some of her mom's looks. Alex is a bit rebellious and resents her mother for never being in her life. She acts out against Jaime and defies her mother every chance she gets. Alexandra does not know what she is about to come up against and those challenges will forever change the fate of her family. 


Cole Pryor

Cole Pryor is the head of Pryor Industries which from the outside looking in looks like a humanitarian and his company has created many vaccines to help the world. This is a man who takes care of himself, every part of his life is immaculate and he has infinite confidence. Cole is an evil Tony Stark with more svelte. He is a man who has no conscience, but all confidence.

The Project Steps From Here On Out - 

We've initiated the creation of the first issue, script written and art on its way. We'd like to follow this up with five more issues, rounding out the story of Deadly Crimson, and leading to an eventual feature film (with shorts/a trailer to help make this a reality!)

Also we will be marketing the comic books and the eventual movie by Crimson herself going around the United States and promoting. We will be at Comic book conventions, book stores, events, red carpets and more! You will get your own chance to come out and meet her yourself.

We will also be pitching during the year as we move forward to make sure that everything becomes a reality. We have worked hard on this project the past 3 years and we are not stopping now!

The Story concept of Deadly Crimson is as big as Marvel, but unique in it's own way. Crimson can be included in the "Avengers". I can see Crimson fighting along side with Hulk, Captain America and putting her own little spin on the fighting style. Pryor Industries is the perfect evil corporation that could go up against Stark Enterprises for the battle of the century!

Deadly Crimson can compare to these movies:

The Artist:


David Cooper hard at work
David Cooper hard at work

G. David Cooper (aka The Sequential Samurai) is a professional graphic artist located in Rome, Ga. His business specializes in graphic design, web design, and business identities, but his passion has always been sequential art. He majored in Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design and has worked in the comics industry for more than twenty years. He has multiple titles published by RabidFrog Productions and Alienated Studios including “Outback Jack”, “Extreme Power Kids”, “Nicky Savage”, “733”, “Guns and Glory”, and his flagship project “Stealing Angel” (to be released later this year). He is most widely known for his creation and production of the online free-form role playing game known as The R.o.E. - The Rules of Engagement produced and distributed by Steele Falcon Enterprises. He has won several awards locally for his art including the “Who's Who” Among American Artist. He has gained international attention for his technical drawings and has freelanced for government contracts. His love for comics and sequential art has driven him to pursue his life long dream of becoming a professional comic artist. He specializes in pencils, inks, and colors and holds local art classes for young students aspiring to become comic artist.

David has already finished the outline of most of the book, now we just need printing cost and money to finish the project and get it in your hands!

The creators:

Melissa LeEllen started in the entertainment industry at a young age and is an industry veteran in the entertainment industry. She has experience behind the camera from product placement, producing and creating to being in front of the camera acting and stills. She has performed along side Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side", David Spade in "Joe Dirt 2", Sony Pictures in "Drop Dead Diva", Sundace Channel "The Red Road", Tyler Perry Productions in "Have or Have Nots", Ethan Hawke in "Phenom" and many more. She also has worked in music videos, commercials and theater shows. She knows all aspects of the entertainment world. Her experience and talent in creating the perfect story for readers is a natural progression towards her new venture in the comic book world. Melissa also has a background in marketing and attended Augusta State University with a bachelor's in Business and Marketing. Her previous employment included being the director of marketing for multiple corporations. While she was in leadership, she increased company sales and performance over 60%. Having this knowledge enabled her to transition these creative skills into both the entertainment industry, as well as, the business side of the industry. Melissa even is the CEO of her own company, Creative Global Entertainment. She is born to be in the entertainment industry and is an out of the box thinker with bright ideas to make this comic book/movie successful. She brings projects to life!


Travis Chesney is an award-winning screenwriter and well-known industry script doctor pursued by many. He has a degree in screenwriting from The New York Film Academy, and has won many awards from the academy while pursuing his degree. After college, Travis kept his award momentum by winning "Best Screenwriting" for the San Diego 48 Hour Film Festival, along with numerous industry nominations. His past projects include developing an independent pilot for the Fox Network, numerous other short films, and writing projects.

Together these forces have teamed up to create this Amazing project.

After the Comic:

AFTER the book is made we plan on making a movie trailer/shorts and also continue the series of the comic books to finish out the first story. Deadly Crimson has an ending that could potentially go into a second story, which opens up for more comic book series and also more movies! By helping us at this ground level you are helping the Deadly Crimson world come to LIFE!

Sample cover/ in the works
Sample cover/ in the works

We have 2 initial goal amounts:

What $5,000 will cover:

--Finishing the remaining scripts and artwork - We respect creative types and want to make sure our artist is paid for his work, so he can keep creating incredible art!

--Paying the script supervisor

--Printing the initial launch of comic books

--Initial promo items

--Kickstarter fees


What $10,000 will cover:

--Investing in more promotional material and promo gifts.

--Getting to the cons to promote the book. (And hand the promo material back to YOU!)

--Create the costume (which will look AMAZING)

--Putting the website together and starting to build momentum for the eventual film!

--Printing more books needed

--Kickstarter Fees.

STRETCH GOALS:

  • STRETCH GOAL: $20,000

--Get everything done in the initial goal amount PLUS:

--Attend the San Diego Comic-Con, with free giveaways and Crimson in COSTUME!

--More hard copies. More Cons to attend. And completing the feature film script. We want to see this story on the page and then on to the big screen, and we want you all to be a part of it!

  •  STRETCHIER GOAL: $50,000

Reaching our main goal would be a dream come true for us, and reaching stretch goals just means we will work so much harder to expand this universe and create stories we know you'll love! At $50K, we would:

--Complete series Two of the Deadly Crimson Comic.

--Initiate the creation of the Deadly Crimson Film Trailer.

--Complete the Feature Film Script.

Celebrate, and cry (Travis Cries.) And have Crimson travel more so she can meet you in person!

  •  DOUBLE STRETCHY GOAL - $80,000

--Film the trailer for the Deadly Crimson Film!!!!

--Plus we will start producing all other content - shorts, action elements

We want to make something you will all love!

  •  STRETCHIEST OF THE STRETCHY GOALS - $100,000

This is where the film becomes a reality and the world of Deadly Crimson can expand into further comic series, with the potential for continuous release.

This is a dream for us, and no matter what goal we end up at - be it $50 or $50,000 - we are committed to telling a story that gives you a strong female hero without losing out on laughs, heart, and tons of excitement.

REWARDS:

See side of our Kickstarter page for a list of rewards!! Don't see something? Have suggestions? Email us! :) Rewards consist of Posters, The actual comic book, and lots of promo items! And don't forget you can add on additional rewards during your checkout!

ADD ON:

Want to buy an additional comic book for a friend? These are for additional purchase, just add the amount to your pledge and we will contact you to make sure of your additional purchase.

COMIC BOOK: $10.00

8x10 POSTER: $7.99

16x20 POSTER: $19.99

T-SHIRT: $20.00

VARIANT COMIC BOOK COVER: $25.00


Critic Reviews:

"I have no doubt that Deadly Crimson is going to do well for itself and stand up against other comics of its genre." Katherine Crider- Author of Katstruck – The happiness revolution (https://katstruck.wordpress.com)

"I've been waiting for this project to get off the ground and now it has......If I had the $5k, I'd give the whole thing to you." Dr. Tim Naddy, Literary writer (www.timnaddy.com)

"It is drawn much like the Grand Theft Auto Games and it is automatically relatable and has a familiar feel looking through its pages." Katherine Crider author of Katstruck – The happiness revolution (https://katstruck.wordpress.com)

"G. David Cooper's comic art is unique and amazing! Very impressive!" - Keith Davidsen, Antartic Press and former Brands Manager for Diamond Distribution

"Deadly Crimsons dead pan comedy teams well with its ability to make fun of the campiness that come with the comic book world." - Katherine Crider author of Katstruck – The happiness revolution (https://katstruck.wordpress.com)

Thank you to the many sites who have promoted our kickstarter page including: 

http://kickingitforward.org

Risks and challenges

Thank you for your interest in our upcoming comic book and film project, Deadly Crimson. With your contribution, the project can follow a fully-researched plan for eventual success as a feature film. Deadly Crimson is the passion project of myself and writer Travis Chesney; an idea we have been developing for over three years. After doing a great deal of research on both the story, related genre and marketing concepts, we are fully prepared to execute this project at all stages.

The concept and preliminary story have received extremely positive feedback, the marketing plan has been lauded by many within the industry, and your investment will not only help to create an incredibly successful comic book and film, but a franchise that will last for years to come. We can only hope that you join this campaign and be a part of the beginning stages of the legacy of "Deadly Crimson".

At all stages of this project we will keep you posted and updated. And by chance any setbacks to happen, we will communicate with you and tackle them head on to move forward. That's our number one goal!

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions regarding the project, please don’t hesitate to contact me any time

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