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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 5 2016 5:04 PM UTC +00:00
$7,677
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
46
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 5 2016 5:04 PM UTC +00:00

About


BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY is a non-profit fanfiction short film depicting the violence and depravity that plagues Gotham City. Over the course of one long hellacious night Jim Gordon and his partner Harvey Bullock investigate a series of grisly murders infecting Gotham. As they dig down deeper into the depths of horror the pair of hard-nosed detectives discover the return of one of the city’s most infamous criminals, Andrea Beaumont AKA Phantasm! 

 ABOUT US  
We absolutely love comic books. The attention to detail and upmost care that it takes to tell a gripping story panel by panel is something we deem extremely important. That is what we’re aiming to recreate and capture in BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY. We will bring to life the unforgettable Batman imagery that has shaped who we are as storytellers and that's just the beginning.

Comics are molded by what the fans love, need, and desire. Batman is a ground-level hero and we love him for it. He’s human; he loves, he loses, he bleeds, he’s intelligent and unrelenting. He was the first character we identified with as kids.  Batman is our favorite. But, what we love most about him are his rogue’s gallery and that extends beyond Just Penguin, Catwoman, and Joker. Villains like Onomatopoeia, and The Phantasm with bonus content we’ll reveal TO ONLY OUR BACKERS! We want to see them on the big screen, giving Batman everything he can take.

Our goal is to make a unique and notable entry into the Batman universe on screen. A short film that cinematically showcases the darker and grittier side of the comics we love. We know fans of both the comics and the films thus far will be absolutely enthralled by what we have planned for BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY.

This is why we're asking for your help in getting all of the awesome villains we love on screen where they deserve to be. If you want to see more than the “A level” villains on screen in the darkest, grittiest fan film to date, join us and back the project. Let’s show DC there’s a place in the cinematic universe for more awesome baddies!


WHY WE NEED YOU!
What We Need & What You Get
 
It’s possible to get Hollywood level practical effects without having to spend hundreds of dollars. But, don’t get us wrong. It’s still expensive and we’re not Bruce Wayne not matter how badly we wish we were. Working in the film industry does however allows us access to gear and personnel which gives us the ability to create a fanfilm like no other.

For BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY we want to go much larger with sequences that call for pyrotechnics, wire-work and heavy prosthetics, as well as CG and large scale lighting set-ups. In order to make this short film every bit the grand spectacle that the comic books are we’ll need your support so please help us out by spreading the word or donate to BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY!

With each funding milestone we reach the following percentages are taken and allocated accordingly! EVERY PENNY COUNTS! 10% of funds raised goes to KickStarter, PayPal & Amazon payment processing fees and 15% has been budgeted to Perk payouts.

$8,000! LOCATIONS! - Location permits, insurance, & soundstage! Many of our locations are being generously provided by individuals sharing in our passionate vision and hoping to see this Batman fanfiction succeed but there are some locations we just cant get with out funding. The first eight thousand dollars will secure all our locations including rooftops, alleys ways, bridges, and vehicles. We will also be able to secure a fight coordinator to truly bring the panels of the Dark Knight to life.
$15,000! COSTUMES, CAPES, MASKS! - Phantasm’s signature gauntlet & mask. Bane’s mask, applicator tubing, & chem-tanks! Joker’s New52 face! (post Dollmaker) & Onomatopoeia’s custom duel pistols! Batman's different rogues are favorites in comic history. At this fundraising milestone we can recreate Costumes and accessories guaranteed to thrill!
$21,000! LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! - Phantom Flex4K, large-scale lighting truck, & 30ft crane! Similar to some of our locations a large part of our gear is being provided by the super awesome members of our DOAC crew. This includes our camera package; the amazing ARRI Alexa! However, there's still some gear that we'll need to rent including lenses, lights, grip gear, cranes, and dollies.

26,000! BROKEN BONES & SPILLING GUTS! -  Practical Effects & SFX prosthetics! Batman’s most hard hitting, bone breaking, gut spilling rouges make up the cast of our film and we decided early on to bring these villains to life with all the viciousness present in DC Comics. So that means a bloody talented and large make up effects team using the best tools and equipment at their disposal. 

$30,000!THE BIG PICTURE! - Stunt Coordinator & Performers, Visual Effects Supervisor, & Main Unit Crew! In order to do the comics justice we are looking to bring on some of the best talent and crew the industry has to offer. This includes actors, stunt teams, and even some international team members coming together to create a uniquely dark portrayal of Gotham on screen. 


THE PERKS

"We’re giving away fan favorite character themed perk packs filled with unique collectibles as well as production journal videos and other huge looks behind the scenes! So be sure to check out the perks section for all the details." Nicholas Kedrock DIRECTOR 

 Each perk has been created with the fans at heart. We've created unique collectible comic book style memorabilia that is guaranteed to get backers excited about donating to such an awesome Batman fanfiction project. Our perks range from practical BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY items like bad ass tee-shirts & hoodies to collectibles like Blu-rays, DVD's, and props from the film. We also have one of a kind on set experiences we want to provide for our backers that will make them feel even more a part of it all.

 STICKER CONCEPT ART!


OUR STRETCH GOALS

40,000 - SUPER SUITS, CHARACTER COSTUMES, & PROPS!
If we reach the $40,000 stretch goal we’ll be able to construct our costumes and props with extreme detail out of higher end materials. That means cooler props for you. We have some really cool rouges hitting the screen in this one, and we want each and every one to really be portrayed with the same guts and glory as they are in the comic books. 

$50,000 -
GUSHING STUMPS! As we attempt to tell a story from the deepest darkest depths of the Batman mythos it's hard to do so with out breaking a few bones… and having them rupture from the skin. With $50,000 we will be able to chop a few heads and get more bloody with it.

$60,000 - MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! Farther falls, harder punches, and deeper wounds. $60,000 will allow us the ability to enhance some of the more elaborate and graphic scenes that we have planned for the film.

HELP MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN

  • SHARE: Help us get the word out and make some noise about our campaign! Every bit of backer support counts to us and is very appreciated.
  •  DONATE: We want to see the BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY campaign reach it's goals so please help us with the climb.
  • TELL A FRIEND: Like what you saw and want to see more? Help us make it happen & tell someone about it! 

OUR MANY THANKS  From the BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY team we want to say THANK YOU! We are so humbled and grateful for backer support and generosity. Together we can accomplish great things and from us to you we would like to welcome you to the family. We are eagerly excited with anticipation of what's to come & we hope you'll come along for the ride. 

Love & Thanks,  The DOAC Family

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THE BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY FILM IS AN INDEPENDENTLY PRODUCED NON PROFIT SHORT FILM NOT ASSOCIATED WITH, OR ENDORSED BY, WARNER BROTHERS ENTERTAINMENT, DC COMICS, OR ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATED COMPANIES. This is a non-profit fanfiction film being made exclusively for fans by fan filmmakers taking no personal revenue from the making of this project. Any donations received from the campaign will directly go to the funding of BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY. Batman and all featured characters are owned by DC Comics and Warner Brothers Entertainment.

Warner Brothers Entertainment released this quote: "Warner Bros. definitely appreciates the enthusiasm and respect of its fans. We will continue to monitor the use of Warner Bros. properties as used in fan films. However, we will only consider taking action against such films that are either commercial in nature, are commercially exploited or otherwise engage in or depict inappropriate activity."

Risks and challenges

BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY is a very ambitious project to say the least. Our greatest challenge is to achieve the highest quality of production possible. To do justice to the comics and this story we want to tell it in the most creative, and cinematic ways. As comic book fans and industry professionals we know we have what it takes to make it all a reality and we're determined to see it through to the end.

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    All Inclusive Exclusive Tee-Shirt Combo Pack! Get it all. Your own personal digital download copy of the BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY script. An all access pass to all the details in the production newsletter, a first look at BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY with a digital download of the film as soon as it’s completed AND a FRESH Badass DOAC tee-shirt with the limited edition sticker pack AND personalized postcard from the DOAC family in this all inclusive combo pack!

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    THE DOAC BATMAN FAN BUNDLE!

    The ULTIMATE all inclusive exclusiveBATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY bundle. We wanna shout out on all forms of social media to personally thank you for your generous contributions as an ULTIMATE backer fan of this project at this level. This perk also includes everything within the "I Want It All On Tap" perk level above.

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    DOAC BUNDLE & DVD SET

    Get it all & add the BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY DVD signed by the director to your personal collection to watch & share with family & friends. And, you can say you made the movie happen. PLUS a mystery reward from the DOAC family...and trust us it's AWESOME.

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    DOAC BLU-RAY COLLECTORS BUNDLE

    The signed Blu-Ray Collector's Edition for the ultimate Batman collector. Also includes the BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY limited edition tee-shirt, sticker packer, AND personalized postcard from the DOAC family!

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    THE BIG DOAC BATMAN BAG UP

    The signed Blu-Ray Collector's Edition AND Limited edition DOAC pull over HOODIE! Also includes the BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY tee-shirt, personalized post card & limited edition sticker pack.

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    TEAM GCPD PERK PACK

    The official Gotham City Police Department Combo Pack for the ultimate Gordon & Bullock Fans! Includes a GCPD athletics tee-shirt as well as a BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY DVD, Limited edition sticker pack, and personalized postcard from the DOAC family included!

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    EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT!

    Ever wanted to be an extra on set to experience movie making in all its glory? Now it can happen. You grab your flight & accommodations and we'll take care of everything else. Not only will you officially become part of the BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY cast but you will also receive all the best DOAC gear and an exclusive invite to the Premier Release Party.

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    NO PARTY LIKE A DOAC PARTY

    Exclusive Invite to the Premier Release Party Come hang out and see the sights in downtown Vancouver & meet the DOAC family. Also receive a full size Exclusive DOAC POSTER signed by the Director & all the BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY gear. *Flight & accommodations are unpaid.

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    THAT BAD ASS BANE BUNDLE

    The official Bane combo pack for the ultimate fan of Bane, Includes the BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY poster signed by Bane and all the limited edition BATMAN: DEATH OF A CITY gear in the THE BIG DOAC Batman Bag Up! (SEE $150 PERK)

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    Have you ever wanted to be a part of the batman fanfiction legends? Well now you can be! We've got 5 exclusive character roles to give away. We want to add your name to the script and turn you into a crime scene victim or maybe a member of the GCPD. Just need your John Hancock please :)

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    PHANTASM FAN PACK 2.0

    The official Phantasm fan pack for the serious Phantasm fan. This pack comes complete with a Phantasm prop from the film signed by Phantasm as well as all the best limited edition DOAC gear.

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    Bang! The Onomatopoeia Associate Producer Credit.
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Funding period

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