YOU DID IT! You completed the FINISH THE TIGER Challenge before the deadline and unlocked the bonus reward! Words truly can't express how grateful we are for your partnership or how excited we are that we get to share with you in the success of bringing this dream to fruition!
Thanks to all of you, ALL BACKERS with a pledge of $50+ from now until the end of our campaign next Monday receives:
- Your name immortalized in the ending credits of the "BLACK TIGER: HUNTER HUNTED" short film.
- A DVD of the "BLACK TIGER: HUNTER HUNTED" short film with SPECIAL FEATURES and COVER SIGNED by ANGELA FONG, ROBIN SHOU, Director PATRICIO GINELSA and Creator JOHN HERVEY along with a free special MOVIE POSTER by Black Tiger star artist ROD PEREIRA!
- A free AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO by ANGELA FONG & ROBIN SHOU
To take advantage of this, be sure to manage your pledge and increase to a minimum of $50.....
Since we still have a week to go, we are still taking contributions to reach beyond what we are doing with this short film already. This includes enhancing post-production effects, sound, etc. The further we go, the MORE we can do! Please continue to help us share and promote this project!
You ready for our FIRST STRETCH GOAL?
If we reach $17,000, ALL BACKERS $50+ receive this special ashcan edition BLACK TIGER Prologue comic book with new original ROD PEREIRA interior art SIGNED BY JOHN HERVEY
The Origin and Comic Book
Back during Memorial Day Weekend 2002, I excitedly told my future wife, Priscilla "I have an idea for a movie." It was an idea that I wasn't willing to sell. So from that idea, we built a business together called BEYOND TIME to produce this vision in comic book form - 'BLACK TIGER: LEGACY OF FURY.'
Despite my background in writing comics for companies such as Motown Machineworks (Image Comics), self-publishing was a new animal for us. During this process, we exhibited at Southern California comic book shows and even entertained interest from the film industry.
Road to Live Action!
It has always been my dream to realize my comic book creation into a full live-action movie! So when it came time to pitch our comic book property, the most memorable studio meeting we took crescendoed with, and I paraphrase - it's a really good story, but there is no market for an Asian-American superhero... especially a female one. I knew in my gut this wasn't true, but having no precedence for Asian-American or lead female superheroes this wasn't a mentality that could be changed in industry pitch meetings. This left only one choice... to do it ourselves. 3 years ago, we were able to assemble an amazing cast and shoot 80% of a short script I had written for Black Tiger, but for reasons outside of my hands weren't able to get the production completed.
After more years of ups and downs, we revisited the idea of making another film. I wrote another script and shared it with filmmaker Patricio Ginelsa. Patricio fell in love with the property and after roasting me for not coming to him in the first place, he invested his scripting skills and directorial vision. After a year of collaborating on the script, we finally raised some funds, recruited a talented cast and crew and BEHOLD, we shot and completed production of 'BLACK TIGER: HUNTER HUNTED' last September (2013). It was a blessing to finally see my vision come to life all within an exciting week of shooting!
Time to Finish This!
So the funds we raised were just enough to get the film "in the can." We are so CLOSE to making this dream a reality... the only thing stopping us right now is FINISHING COSTS. What started off as a musing, grew into a journey for my wife and me, and has become an odyssey in which likeminded talent have come alongside us to finish this passion project. We've already shot the short, and now we need YOUR HELP in crossing the finish line. Be an integral part of this adventure and JOIN US in this celebration of creative collaboration...
'Black Tiger: Hunter Hunted' is approximately 20 minutes in length and features a cast of familiar faces from Mortal Kombat, WWE and Star Trek: Renegades plus a collection of amazing rising actors.
The film is also has a talented and experienced crew:
Jenn Fong as the Black Tiger is working in league with private detective, Salem Chow, to uncover clues regarding the murder of her father, the prior Black Tiger, but the leads are leading down rabbit holes and dead ends. The only thing that seems to be making advances in her life are the men she is working with both in and out of costume. Appearing on the scene is an unknown, who is acting as judge, jury and executioner of high-level criminals. Jenn gets a lead in the death of her father that places her at a cross roads that will change her personal and superhero lives forever.
This is Where YOU Come in!!
Comic book movie properties are HOT right now but rarely will you see a movie like ours coming out of Hollywood. 'BLACK TIGER: HUNTER HUNTED' features an Asian-American female as the lead hero with a multi-ethnic ensemble cast. It's built for those who love great movies and aren't afraid of heroes that break the norm. We just need to make sure this KICKSTARTER campaign finds them! That's why we need all of your help in sharing this campaign.
While the funds needed to cover all of the costs are more than what we're asking for, the $12,000 is the minimum threshold that ensures us the additional funds to complete post-production on this film, which has already completed production.
The $12,000 will be used to fully fund post-production, sound mixing, visual effects and the remaining production cost payables.
In return for your support, we're providing these fun BLACK TIGER-themed packages with different levels of rewards:
For $50+ everyone gets a DVD of "BLACK TIGER: HUNTER HUNTED" with SPECIAL FEATURES and COVER SIGNED by ROBIN SHOU, ANGELA FONG, PATRICIO GINELSA and JOHN HERVEY plus a BLACK TIGER photograph signed by both ANGELA FONG and ROBIN SHOU!!
For $75+ everyone gets this SHIRT!
For $100+ everyone gets the full 6-issue comic book series, 'BLACK TIGER: LEGACY OF FURY' via Beyond Time's DIGITAL READER!
For $125+ everyone gets their choice of 1 of 6 'BLACK TIGER: LEGACY OF FURY' covers as an 11" x 17" PRINT by legendary comic book painter GREG HORN!
For $150+ everyone gets this exclusive BLACK TIGER HOODIE like the one worn by Robin Shou in the film!
For $500+ everyone gets 2 VIP TICKETS (including a large popcorn and 2 large sodas) to the FILM SCREENING either at WonderCon 2014 or Alamo City Comic Con 2014!
The film is slated to have its worldwide premier and encore screening during WonderCon in Anaheim, California at the GardenWalk Theater on April 19, 2014 at 7:00PM and 8:30 PM, respectively. The film's theatrical premier in the great state of Texas will be at Alamo City Comic Con in San Antonio, Texas in late September 2014.
Join us at one of these great shows for an interactive panel, signings and the film screening!
For $750+ get either the MASK OF THE TIGER (limit 1 of 2) or THE MASK OF THE TIGRESS (limit 1 of 2) worn by ROBIN SHOU and ANGELA FONG, respectively, during the film shoot and designed by WENONIE LING!
For $1,000+ everyone gets a page of ORIGINAL ART by star artist ROD PEREIRA from the comic book series 'BLACK TIGER: LEGACY OF FURY'!
*NEW* THE ADD ON MENU!
So you want MORE rewards? Check out some of the other collectibles we're offering below. You can add these à la carte style. Scroll all the way down to find out exactly HOW to ADD these BONUS REWARDS!
DVD of "BLACK TIGER: HUNTER HUNTED" with SPECIAL FEATURES and COVER SIGNED by ROBIN SHOU, ANGELA FONG, PATRICIO GINELSA and JOHN HERVEY - $30
BLACK TIGER T-SHIRT - $30
BLACK TIGER HOODIE - $60
A page of ORIGINAL ART by star artist ROD PEREIRA from the comic book series 'BLACK TIGER: LEGACY OF FURY'! - $250
HOW DO I ADD THESE REWARDS?
IF YOU'RE ALREADY A BACKER - Click on MANAGE YOUR PLEDGE. Since Kickstarter won't allow you to grab more than one reward package, you just need to add the additional amount to your current pledge. For example, if you chose the $50 EYE OF THE TIGER: FILM OF FURY level but you also want the $60 BLACK TIGER HOODIE, manage your pledge by keeping the $50 Reward selected BUT changing your PLEDGE AMOUNT to $110. DO NOT CHANGE YOUR REWARD LEVEL. When the campaign ends, we'll send you a survey and you can remind us of and verify your add-ons.
FIRST TIME PLEDGES - click on BACK THIS PROJECT. You need to choose at least the $1 ENTER THE TIGER level then you ADD the VALUE amount of the ADDED REWARD(S) you want. Since Kickstarter won't allow you to grab more than one reward package, you just need to add the additional amount to your current pledge. For example, if you choose the $1 ENTER THE TIGER level but you also want the $60 BLACK TIGER HOODIE, keep the $1 Reward selected BUT change your PLEDGE AMOUNT to $61. DO NOT CHANGE YOUR REWARD LEVEL. When the campaign ends, we'll send you a survey and you can remind us of and verify your add-ons.
I know this can get confusing but just message us for any questions.
How Else Can You Help?
You can also greatly help the campaign by:
Sharing the Kickstarter campaign on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Vine and any other social media website you are a part of. The more people we can attract to our cause, the better chance of a successful campaign, and the more people we can share our film with once made! For more info, check out www.beyondtimecomics.com!
Tell friends, family and everybody you meet and everybody you know!
Risks and challenges
While risks regarding production are behind us, there always remain risks and challenges in getting the film through post-production - unforeseen costs, equipment trouble, etc. Collectively we have faced and overcome obstacles in the past to reach our objectives and are confident in our capability to complete this project. We have a great post-production team, led by AJ Calomay and Xylophone Films (http://www.xylophonefilms.com) so we're in great hands! All we need right now are the funds to make this a professional, high quality product.
If you’re a fan of comic books, martial arts, action, drama or just good stories you will enjoy this!
We appreciate your support as you enable us to bring to life the Black Tiger property with the creative vision driving the success of the comic books.
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