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Dirk HoogstraBy Dirk Hoogstra
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Dirk HoogstraBy Dirk Hoogstra
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$6,025
pledged of $500,000pledged of $500,000 goal
46
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 4 2017 2:35 AM UTC +00:00

About

Dirk Hoogstra, former Executive Vice President and General Manager of HISTORY® and H2™, is launching a new venture called TRITON CITY ENTERTAINMENT. And, he wants to work with you!

"From working on shows like Vikings, I know sci-fi/genre fans are the most dedicated and passionate of any entertainment genre, and we’ll be searching among them for the next wave of creators and artists. Crowdfunding versus traditional finance will allow us to maintain this core philosophy," says Hoogstra, Founder/CEO.

Vikings © SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION • All rights reserved.
Vikings © SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION • All rights reserved.

Triton City Entertainment will collaborate to create new intellectual property in the science fiction genre space as the stories are brought to life on digital platforms currently under construction and best described as e-graphic novels. Those platforms will become portals from the creative community to publishers and Hollywood studios in search of the most innovative and original science fiction content.

 

 

Looking for the type of inspiration Leslie Greif is referring to? Look no further than Hoogstra's partnering with long-time friend and colleague, Paul Weil, Art Director and GM.

Weil says, he "leapt at the opportunity to work with Dirk on Triton City because he's intuitive, ambitious and open-minded, and his enthusiasm is contagious. I’m so excited to be a part of such a creative endeavor!”

The enthusiasm, dedication, and passion of sci-fi fans is unmatched and the talent within that community is extraordinary. Triton City will be searching among them for the next great stories, creators and artists. 

This campaign is designed to provide the minimum amount of funding necessary to launch this entirely new and exciting model for an entertainment company. 

To engage creators. To purchase and commission artwork and writing and develop original content. To build out digital platforms in which these new worlds can exist and grow and be engaged with by the industry and the world. And, to protect original ideas and secure artists an interest in the development of their ideas in advance of them being presented to any outside interests. 

Join us and help us tell your stories without being beholden to major investors! 

Dirk Hoogstra was Executive Vice President and General Manager of HISTORY® and H2™, and he previously served as Senior Vice President, Development and Programming for both networks. Beginning in 2007, his tenure oversaw hit scripted and unscripted series including Hatfields & McCoys, The Bible, Vikings, Sons of Liberty, Houdini, Texas Rising, American Pickers, Counting Cars, Mountain Men, Top Gear, Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, Top Shot, and Men Who Built America. Hoogstra began his career with Discovery Communications Inc. in 1995 and worked over a ten-year period in Production and Development at TLC, Discovery Primetime, and Discovery Networks International.

Paul Weil is an artist based in New York whose work has been exhibited in the US, Iceland, the Netherlands, and Germany, and who has performed in 17 countries releasing five albums on various independent recording labels. He has almost 20 years experience as a professional fine artist and commercial designer, illustrator and creative lead.

The two attended the University of Maryland together and have collaborated periodically from their first band to network branding and then concept art for an original sci-fi franchise.

Pledge $25 or more to become a Triton City Supporter and receive a Dawn of the Paladin,14 x 20" Full Color Glossy Poster

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©Triton City Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Pledge $50 or more to become a Triton City Team Member and receive an exclusive all-cotton black t-shirt with our logo on the front and a Dawn of the Paladin,14 x 20" Full Color Glossy Poster

©Triton City Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved.
©Triton City Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Pledge $100 or more to get the Dawn of the Paladin 44-page, 4-color original signed copy of the treatment, and 14 x 20" glossy poster.

©Triton City Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved.
©Triton City Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Pledge $150 or more as a Dawn of the Paladin Crew Member and be ready to join the team when Triton City begins production on its first project, Dawn of the Paladin. You'll receive the Dawn of the Paladin franchise 44-page, 4-color book—an original signed copy of the treatment—the all-cotton black t-shirt with our logo on the front, and Dawn of the Paladin 14 x 20" glossy poster.

©Triton City Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved.
©Triton City Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 Pledge $400 or more to join the Triton City Artists Circle and receive a 5-color, 18 x 24" limited-edition silkscreen poster of a montage of concept art from our first project, Dawn of the Paladin, hand-signed by creator Dirk Hoogstra and artist, Paul Weil. Hand-numbered edition of 1000. Ships in an acid-free hard tube. 

(This image is currently being rendered in-studio but will be available to preview before the end of this campaign and printed on archival paper with environmentally-friendly inks upon reaching our campaign goal.)

©Triton City Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved.
©Triton City Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Pledge $4,000 or more to receive the Triton City Producers Package for those supporters who want to be behind-the-scenes as Triton City pitches its first project. This is the hand-assembled treatment packaging for the Dawn of the Paladin franchise and includes 44-page, 4-color book, an original signed copy of the treatment, t-shirt, and 14 x 20" glossy poster all in static shield bags inside an iodized aluminum case labeled with silkscreen on metallic gold-foil adhesive. Package measures 9.25 x 11.75 x 1".

©Triton City Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved.
©Triton City Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 

Risks and challenges

Our plan is to build three detailed and dynamic "Worlds" per year. We also have to build the digital infrastructure to create the e-graphic novels. It's important to us that our digital platform be unique and stand out in the marketplace. We want the stories to be revealed in a way that allows fans to feel like they've been able to follow these stories from the moment they are created until the moment they hit the big screen. The more interest and popularity we can build around the stories on our platform, the more leverage we'll have as we license or sell them to studios and/or producers. The key to long-term success is our ability to retain ownership stakes in these franchises so that we'll be able to participate in the revenue generated from box office, SVOD (streaming), gaming, retail and licensing.

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    For those supporters who want to be behind-the-scenes as Triton City pitches its first project, you'll receive the Producers Package. This is the hand-assembled treatment packaging for the Dawn of the Paladin franchise and includes 44-page, 4-color book, an original signed copy of the treatment, t-shirt, and 14 x 20" glossy poster all in static shield bags inside an iodized aluminum case labeled with silkscreen on metallic gold adhesive. Package measures 9.25 x 11.75 x 1". You will also receive separately the 5-color, 18 x 24" limited-edition silkscreen poster of a montage of concept art hand-signed and numbered.

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