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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 18 2015 5:50 PM UTC +00:00

About

Movie Directors: The Card Game is a fun and educational game that recognizes various movie directors for the films they have directed. It's guaranteed to make you want to revisit these films and watch any that you haven't yet seen. It is a simple, all ages card game based on The Game of Authors. The Game of Authors teaches you which authors wrote which books. Likewise, Movie Directors: The Card Game teaches you which directors directed which movies. This is a great game for anyone with any interest in films. Volume 1, features the following 13 Directors

  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Ridley Scott
  • Mel Brooks
  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Woody Allen
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Martin Scorsese
  • David Lynch
  • Tim Burton
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Stanley Kubrick

These bridge-sized cards feature all original art, including 13 original portraits digitally sketched and painted and 52 different icons corresponding to the films represented. Each card also features a short quote from the film, making it fun to play and remember the films again and again. These cards can be used for a variety of other games as well. The cards will be professionally printed by MPC on a high-quality, linen material.

Each card showcases a different film and includes a quote from that film.
Each card showcases a different film and includes a quote from that film.
To win the game, get the most collections
To win the game, get the most collections
The backs of the cards feature a detailed black & white design.
The backs of the cards feature a detailed black & white design.

 A lot of hard work has already gone into this project and all of the art is finished. The only thing left to do now is get a ton of cards printed. I can't afford to get these professionally printed in the quality and quantity I need without some help. That's where my backers come in, you can show me that this is something people want by supporting it; Then I will be able to order these in mass quantities, making it much more affordable and marketable.

 $10,000

If we can get to this mark, I will make Movie Directors: Volume II available for pre-order. 

*Be sure to vote for which director you want to see make it into Volume II*

$15,000

If we can get to this mark I will make Horror/B-Movie Directors: Volume I available for pre-order.

*Featuring: John Carpenter, Roger Corman, George Romero, Takashi Miike, and more...

VOTING - If the funding for Volume 1 does well enough, then Movie Directors: Volume II will happen. Get your votes in to help decide which directors get in to Volume II.

A Deck of Movie Directors: The Card Game Volume 1

Get your own copy of the Completed Card Game.

A Frame-Worthy 8x10 Print of the director of your choice

Get a High-Quality Print of your favorite director.

8x10 100-Piece Puzzle

Get your very own, exclusive Puzzle featuring the art from the game.

Custom Portrait (Limited to 5)

Provide a reference photo and get your face on the Joker Cards and also get an 8x10 Frame-Worthy print of the portrait.

Growing up, my favorite thing to do with my grandparents was to play games. My favorite game was a simple card game called "Authors". As a kid, I didn't realize how much I was learning from it, I just saw it as a really fun game. When I played Authors again more recently, I realized just how much I had retained from the game. Each card features a portrait of an author and a title of one of their books. I may not have read many of the books that are featured in Authors, but because of the game and the way that the cards were imprinted into my memory, I could certainly tell you who wrote each of the books. 

Admittedly, I've never been much of a reader; I love books, but they just take me far too long to finish. I've always gravitated more towards movies. I love to watch movies from all genres and all eras, having found that one of the best ways to navigate through the mass of movies out there is to search through directors filmographies. All the great directors have their own styles and you find a lot of hidden gems and movies that you never even knew were directed by the same person. This is my main method of finding movies to watch, so I tend to really focus on directors and connecting them with their movies. I know not everyone does this, so sometimes the actors and actresses get the spotlight, while the directors go unrecognized for all their work. I love to see authors and their books get immortalized by things like that card game. I think directors and their films should be remembered in this same way. 

One day while I was playing The Game of Authors, I started to think, "they should really have a game like this for movie directors." The thought came and went all the time, and the thought was always, "someone should really make that, I would love a game like that." Eventually I came to the realization: "Why don't I make that game myself?; If I can raise the money to get it printed, then I can do it". So here it is, let's make it happen!

Risks and challenges

All the art is completed, the cards are all designed, and the packaging is finished. All that's left now is to have them printed. In order to do that, I have to raise enough funds to be able to order a bulk of cards from the card manufacturer. The rewards will then be sent to a shipping facility in Independence, KS, to be shipped to the supporters. There is fortunatley not a lot of risk involved in this project. If the project goes well and surpasses the goal, I also plan to release MOVIE DIRECTORS VOLUME II. Investors have the opportunity to help choose which directors will make it into VOLUME II.

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    YOUR TEN CENTS: Cast your Vote for 10 Movie Directors you want to see included in Movie Directors: The Card Game Volume II

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    MOVIE LOVER: TWO Decks of Movie Directors: The Card Game Volume I + TWO Frame Worthy 8x10 Print Featuring the Directors of Your Choice + One High Quality 8x10 100 Piece Puzzle + Free WORLDWIDE shipping

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    PUT YOURSELF IN THE GAME: TWO Decks of Movie Directors: The Card Game Volume I + ONE CUSTOM Portrait of YOU or a FRIEND Featured on the FOUR Joker Cards + ONE 8x10 Frame Worthy Print of the CUSTOM Portrait signed by the Artist + Free WORLDWIDE shipping included

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    ULTIMATE MOVIE BUFF: TWO Decks of Movie Directors: The Card Game Volume I + ALL 13 Frame Worthy 8x10 Volume I Director Prints - Signed by the Artist + One Signed Uncut Sheet + One High Quality 8x10 100 Piece Puzzle + Free WORLDWIDE shipping included

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    DIRECTORS CUT: You're a Director, and you want to be in this game? You get to choose who gets cut from Volume I and we'll put you in Volume I instead. $5,000 will be donated to a charity of your choice.

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