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Matthew KrolBy Matthew Krol
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Matthew KrolBy Matthew Krol
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$10,671
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 9 2014 6:49 AM UTC +00:00

About

We are not a dark comedy.

But we are not afraid to get our hands bloody to make you laugh! 

WDI is a web serial that follows six Super Villains as they take the reigns of a newly conquered Earth. We'll see the growing pains and many challenges they face as they learn to transition from fearsome conquerors to actual world leaders through the new planet-controlling corporation: "World Dominated Incorporated".

Each episode starts with our villains, "The Circle of Six", meeting in WDI's executive boardroom. There they attempt to tackle and solve all of the problems that come with running the not-so-free world. Since they collapsed the global economy during their hostile takeover, what should the world's currency be? How will they face the planet's growing energy crisis? Can they ever decide on a uniform for their newly consolidated warriors, demons and robots?!? Their attempts to answer questions like these are terrifying, hilarious and rarely ending as they expected.

They quickly find out that global domination is a full time job. And if that wasn't enough, forces are aligning against them that they are too busy to see coming. What's an evil overlord to do?

Ruling the world so you don't have to.

Our Circle of Six is at once familiar and new. The six Super Villains that make up the board are each a twist on our favorite comic archetypes. They are:

Individually they are to be feared and respected, together they are super cuddly. If cuddly was code word for an unstoppable intern killing-machine.

Want to reach your new rulers personally? Hit them up on twitter!

Your safety is not guaranteed.

What exactly am I investing in?

We are glad you asked, potential future best friend! What you are putting money towards is 11 episodes of "World Dominated Incorporated". The total run time of the series will clock in at around 110 minutes (the length of a feature film) and we're expecting to release mid-2015. 

We have been working on this project from conception until now for almost two years, and every step up to production has already been completed. We have all 11 episodes written (147 pages), our leads have been cast, wardrobe has been designed, storyboards have been drawn, locations have been scouted, equipment has been quoted, and department heads are in place. We even shot 12 pieces of content for the WDI website to introduce you to the charters and the world they inhabit on WDI. We will be releasing all of them throughout our Kickstarter campaign at www.WDI.pw.

The only thing stopping us from moving forward is funding.

Did you mean to put all those zeros at the end?

Yes we did. Sixth Circle Productions, Inc. is a New York based company founded by two veterans of the entertainment industry. As such we are no strangers to the high costs of production and have worked very hard to keep and publish an accurate budget. In fact, many of the rates you will see have been quoted specifically due to professional relationships we've cultivated over the years.

We come to Kickstarter with two firm beliefs. We believe that everyone in our and every other industry needs to be compensated for their time and craft that they bring to each project. No person can pay for their family's housing and health with volunteer time. To create WDI at the level it deserves, we will be asking for a lot of people's time.

We also believe that we live in an exciting time. Venues like Kickstarter and the communities that have grown from them have given power, possibly for the first time, to the media consumer. We think this promotes a healthy creative channel between consumer and creators and decentralizes an otherwise very restrictive industry.

We are under no illusion that what we do is cheap, and we are excited to give the Kickstarter family our budget with no hidden costs. The budget is all inclusive, top to bottom, pre to post. We find it exciting that we can ask you, the community, if our series is worth your investment without worrying about markets, agency, power brokers, or a long greenlight process diluting our original vision.

Our budget is available in two forms. The shiny pie chart below:

Or if you're in a reading mood, the complete budget is available for download here!

You do realize that you are asking the Internet for over half a million dollars just to make people laugh?

Well, when you put it that way: yes. Laughter is worth production value. Advertisements and product placement have funded most of what we see. So have individual investors with deep pockets who have their own agenda. Kickstarter affords all of us the opportunity to pay what we want directly in proportion to what we think something is worth. And we hope you think WDI is worth alot!

Who are the men and women behind the monsters?

So just who the heck would be asking for so much of the Kickstarter community's hard earned money? Well... these people!

Like most consummate and prideful nerds, Matt has been obsessed with villains from an early age (he was always a Skeletor, not a He-man if you catch my drift). He first thought up the twisted world of WDI while debating world domination tactics in a dive cuban restaurant in Times Square. Matthew has been working in television since 2005 as both an editor and producer. He currently is a producer on MTV2's "Guy Code", so you know his heartfelt dick jokes are on point.

The seminal film, "Citizen Kane", left an incredible impression on young Red. Every day since, he has furthered his goal of becoming Charles Foster Kane so that he could use his billions made in yellow journalism to pretend to be a blind lawyer who dresses up as a flying mammal that guards his home, the City of New York. Red maintains the appearance of being a NY based filmmaker. Most recently his works have included "Hugo" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" as the VFX Editor. He is also a firm believer in the collaborative power of film, and may have the best Wolverine beard in the business this side of Hugh Jackman.

To say Katie has a knack for numbers would be like saying Tony Stark is sorta smart. She has been running the financial side of various film and television projects for nine years to date. When Katie isn't busy making the inner workings of the WDI production run smoothly, she is heading up budgets for various MTV shows much larger then WDI. So yeah... there's some perspective, we suppose.

Our resident expert in all things cool, Jocelynn has made some of the finest people on the planet look even finer! Amping up her evil for this endeavor, she was tasked to design and fabricate all of our overlords outfits in an amount of time that would have broken a lesser woman. She also runs her own fashion and consulting company Jacobs & Stewart.

Mike or "Wex" as he is known around these parts, is easily one of the most talented artists we've ever had the pleasure of working with. He helped craft the look, art pieces and style of WDI to perfection. All while maintaining his day job as a graphic designer for "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon".

We wouldn't expect you to pay for being dominated (but we wouldn't judge if you do) unless we could offer you some great rewards for your slightly blind faith. We are offering a wide range of investment options, each more enticingly evil then the next. Everything from special thanks, to USB keys or Blu-Rays of the series, bonus content, set visits, and even featured-on-camera rolls as WDI Interns! Please take a look at all of our rewards on the right, but here are some of our favorite packages:

Also we will accept one million dollars in exchange for the firmest handshake you've ever experienced. It won't be us shaking your hand mind you. For that amount of bank, you can be sure we would scour the earth to ensure your hand shake comes from the best Hand-Shaker in the business.

Risks and challenges

If the internet is gracious enough to put it's faith in WDI, many of our obstacles will have already been cleared. However, we have been in this industry long enough to know that funding alone is never enough to thwart the many pitfalls a production of this scale can sometimes bring.

One such challenge we have already attempted to confront head-on is our ambitious shooting schedule. We plan to shoot all eleven episodes of WDI over the span of 33 shoot days. This is an incredibly ambitious timetable for any production let alone one as complex as WDI. But we have put enough talented professionals in what we predict will be the problem spots. We are confident that we will come in on time. After all, if we don't, we would lose most of our talented professionals to other projects! And we don't want that.

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    The "Replaceable Cog" Package

    Congratulations! Your level of donation places your name amongst the unwashed masses in the low hanging branch that is the "Special Thanks" section of an episode of WDI's credits.

    It will be fast. You will not be remembered.

    Also, you will receive weekly production updates to keep you in the loop.

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    The "Polished Cog" Package

    You've known that you're better than the unwashed masses for quite sometime now... five dollars better! Let WDI's new world order help you prove it to the world. Your name will scroll by slightly slower (and sooner!) in the "Very Special Thanks" section of an episode of WDI's credits.

    You too will receive weekly production updates to keep you in the loop.

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    The Silencer Package

    **No other donation amount gets this reward**

    Let's be real for a moment. You don't want to hear from us on a weekly basis. So buy our silence during this production. That's right. No email blasts, no nothing. Just notification when episode 1 of WDI drops. Plus... since you're already dead to us, your name will appear on "The Wall of Silenced Heroes" on both the website AND in the actual series.

    Picture all the time you'll save not reading about us.

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    The Kadence Package

    For your belief in your new world order's most technological marvel, you will gain access to all 11 HD episodes of WDI, promos, monologues, and special message from Kadence via a downloadable link. Ain't the future grand?!

    Includes all previous rewards minus "The Silencer Package"

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    The "Pick a Side" Package

    Even though there are six new rulers of planet earth, that doesn't mean that you can't have a favorite! Show your allegiance with your own "Circle of Six" patch. Each patch is emblazoned with one of the villain's symbols and would be an incredibly stylish addition to any post-apocalyptic wardrobe.

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    The Janosh Package (Plan)

    Janosh believes in the power of bling. And in a world based on WDI's leadership, there is no higher form of swag then a custom USB key loaded to the brim with goodies, including: All 11 shiny new episodes of WDI, every promo and monologue, behind the scenes footage, and a special message from Janosh featuring his top ten tips for intimidation in 2015.

    Includes all previous rewards minus "The Silencer Package"

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    The Demonious Package

    If there is one thing WDI's resident hellish prince loves more then filleting seraphim, it's quality entertainment presented in the highest definition possible. Your limited edition WDI Blu Ray will include: All 11 episodes of WDI w/ COMMENTARY, every promo and monologue, behind the scenes footage and interviews, drinking game subtitle track, at least 5 easter eggs, and a case signed by one of The Circle of Six.

    Includes all previous rewards minus "The Silencer Package" and "The Janosh Package"

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    Single Portrait Package

    Adorn your assigned domicile with 1 of 6 poster versions of the evil portraits that hang above your favorite villain. Each limited edition poster (11x17) will be signed by said overlord (or one of their minions).

    Includes all previous rewards minus "The Silencer Package" with a choice of finished series on either Blu-ray or USB key.

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    The COMPLETE Portrait Package

    Can't pick a favorite? Love every evil overlord that has gracefully forced their will upon you equally? With this package you get all six posters (11x17) each signed by the benevolent ruler pictured. It looks like you're going to need a bigger wall.

    Includes all previous rewards minus "The Silencer Package" with a choice of finished series on either Blu-ray or USB key.

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    The Interim Board Member Package

    Ever wanted to go to film school but you only had $2,000? Well with this reward you can! You'll get to come to a shoot day of WDI to watch and learn how all the magic happens in this business called show. Our crew has literally hundreds of combined years of experience in all walks of production and you'll be free to pick any of their brains. Also you get an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on the project. You can put it on your resume and everything.
    (Travel to and lodging in NYC not included)

    Includes all previous rewards minus "The Silencer Package" with a choice of finished series on either Blu-ray or USB key.

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    The "Artsy Fartsy" Package

    Easily the most mysterious of the WDI rewards... At one point in the series, The Silencer makes an "Art-house Film" describing how WDI and the Circle of Six formed. He only made 25 Blu-Ray copies of this twisted childlike oddity, and now you can own a copy. This is a separate film that will never be released online, as it would violate the Geneva Convention.

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    The Mr. Black Executive Package

    Sometimes if you want it all, you have to take it. This tier rewards you with: Series digital HD downloads, series USB key, series Blu Ray, all 6 patches, all six posters, WDI custom name plate, The Silencer "Artsy-Fartsy" arthouse Blu Ray, a PRODUCER CREDIT for the project & CUSTOM WDI STATIONARY ONLY AVAILABLE AT THIS LEVEL. Dictate like a boss!

    Includes all previous rewards minus "The Silencer Package"

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    The Majestico Package

    You posses the gift of magic deep within you. But have you mastered the arcane arts well enough to handle your own set of Majestico the Great mystic cards? Each limited edition set contains 52 playing cards each with custom artwork and magical abilities.* Also, they will have been used as props throughout production.

    Includes all previous rewards minus "The Silencer Package" with a choice of finished series on either Blu-ray or USB key.
    *Magical abilities not guaranteed.

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    The Overlord Package

    I think at this point you've proven you're a force to be reckoned with. Therefore, at this tier you will recieve an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT on the project and get a skype call with the cast and creators of WDI. That's right... you just beckoned the six most powerful beings this husk of a planet has ever seen to gather around a macbook and say hi. Is it possible we aren't worthy? No. No it's not.

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    The Birthday Package

    WDI co-creator Matthew Krol will fly to a birthday party for you or a friend and for 3 hours portray either The Silencer OR Spider-man. He has three Spidey suits for you to choose from. Yes, he's quite proud.

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    The Circle of Six Package

    This is the big one! For your most generous donation to our cruel cause, we want you to come to NYC and be a part of the WDI creative process! You will receive: A speaking role as a WDI intern in the series, an invite to a WDI screening, dinner in NYC with WDI creators Matt and Red, and all previous rewards minus "The Silencer" and "Birthday" packages.

    We will not cover air-fair/lodging, but dinner is on us!

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