WHO'S IN THE FILM!!!!!
Magic Slim as I Be King
Grana Louise as Lilly
Bianca Ryan as Layla
Quinn Sullivan as Dustin
Pryce Watkins as Sam
Cee Cee James as Ellen
And featuring the TEARDROPS, Magic Slim's band...
Ahem. Yes. The PLAN. The Plan is to shoot, with this raise, as many script pages as humanly possible, and strategic scenes at that. (See the script to be posted next week and subject to change mind you on the web site WeBeKingsTheMovie.com). We'd like to secure the Kingmobile, I Be King's ratty and broken down old truck, and establish him driving and playing on the northernmost parts of Rt. 61. Then the establishing scenes with Bianca (Layla) and her mean stepdad and encouraging MOM (Cee Cee James), Quinn Sullivan (Dustin) living in a lake hut, and THEN the metalhead scene, yeah...where Dustin and Layla get kicked out of their METAL BAND and head off into the snowstorm (real snow or we'll rent a snow machine) and find I Be King half dead in the snow chatting with his ghost/angel wife. The next day they run away with him, and we'll shoot those driving scenes...AND we'll try to get some scenes with Magic, Quinn, Bianca, Grana and Pryce in the studio...with the Teardrops, got it?
With this MOUNTAIN of footage we'll have a nice little chunk of the movie shot, which we'll assemble, and then we'll go back to Kickstarter, we'll go to Hollywood, we'll go to New York, we'll diffuse our filmed performances on Youtube and Facebook and the website and we'll get down on our hands and knees with private investors (if I have any skin left on those knees I have to check) and keep raising money in bigger or smaller chunks, and keep going in said fashion until the film is shot. And edited. And delivered.
Remember, we've got the STARS on our side. Magic, and Grana, and Bianca, and Quinn, and Pryce. The fan base is potentially...vast. At one point Bianca had millions of hits on her Youtube videos. We want them...BACK. And we will provide the material to excite them! Indeed.
In otherwords, multiple platform fundraising, with initial monies funding the content that gets further diffused to an increasingly large fan base that participates in further funding. You can read more about this platform type of Kickstarter raising on Kickstarter via Kyle Henry and his movie called "Fourplay", which he did in stages. It woyked!!!
WHAT'S IT ABOUT
We Be Kings is a fictional story about an elderly couple, I Be King (to be played by Magic Slim) and his wife Lilly (Grana Louise), who live in the Mississippi Delta and own their own juke joint, Lilly's Lounge and Disco. They sing and play and cook ribs together, are sublimely happy. And totally unknown except to the locals. They had a song called We Be Kings that played on Delta radio once, it drove everybody in the Delta crazy that summer of l958, but...then it disappeared. Back to the present Lilly dies, and I Be just can't stand the memories any more alone in the Lounge. He takes off in his truck (the Kingmobile) and heads north, playing in K Mart and Denny's parking lots (he's got some beat up jumbo Bose speakers strapped to the roof of the Kingmobile), any place to earn gas and food money to get to the next town. One thing he hadn't expected was the appearance of Lilly riding shotgun. Scolding him, buggin him, joking with him, just like old times. I Be knows talking to a ghost must mean you've lost your marbles but, frankly, he enjoys the company. He keeps heading north against the advice of Lilly. Until one night in a deserted part of Hibbings, Minnesota (Dylan's home town), he slips and falls in a blizzard, can't get up or won't get up, and decides its time to die, go upstairs and join his beloved. "We aren't ready for you yet you got work to do" Lilly tells him. "Can't a man die without bein bugged?" he complains. She guides two metal heads, Layla (Bianca Ryan) and Dustin (Quinn Sullivan), that have gotten thrown out of their band, to a half frozen/half dead I Be King. They load him in the Kingmobile, thaw him out, and as payback demand I Be King give them a lift south. Officially and unofficially, they're running away from some tough homes. He tries to get rid of them but they stick like superglue, and they learn to play together. An all points bulletin is put out for Layla as a runaway. Out of money, the three play outside a junior high school in Cairo, Illinois, at lunch hour and cause a sensation with the same forgotten song I Be and Lilly sang on Delta radio 50 years before. A student, Sam (Pryce Watkins), running a record company from his bedroom, takes a video with his phone and slaps it on the internet...Then all hell breaks lose. Layla'sapprehended by a sheriff, Dustin disappears, and I Be King heads south. The video viralizes, and the song We Be Kings has the same power it did before. Feets around the world start shuffling, people can't stand still. Everyone wants to know who this crazy band is! Was the bust for real? Is this some kind of Blair Witch mojo? And where are they? Crowds start to congregate at Lilly's Lounge. Even record labels head south. Sam hits the road to protect his discovery. A Japanese tourist bus shows up. But where's the band? Nobody knows...And will anybody ever know? Guess you'll have to ask Lilly, cause she seems, you see, to be able to influence things...Believe it...And in the end, that's what We Be Kings is about- having faith in the power of grace that surrounds us, believing in yourself and the angels upstairs trying to help us, and going whole hog towards your goal and destiny.
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