MAIN PAGE UPDATE # 4
WE'VE HIT OUR INITIAL $10,000 GOAL!
Now we're aiming for STRETCH GOALS!!!
First stretch GOAL... can you help us hit $12,000? If we hit $12K we can add more squibs and blanks in Kitty Mae's shootouts with Bloody Bill's trained band of killers. Raise more beyond that? We can start looking at shooting the climax of Episode One in Colorado!
MAIN PAGE UPDATE # 3
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
YOUR LAST CHANCE TO DONATE IS WEDNESDAY, JULY 22!
As a special thank you, every backer that donates between Monday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 22 will receive a postcard, sticker, and copy of the script for every episode - IN ADDITION to whichever reward they choose!
MAIN PAGE UPDATE # 2
Check out the first official trailer!
MAIN PAGE UPDATE # 1
We asked for five people to donate and select the "FREE ANDY" reward, and in one day we've already hit that goal. Now, as a reward for our backers and all upcoming fans of the series, here's the video made up of the raw footage of actor Andy Garrison getting shot in RED BIRD:
AND NOW, PLEASE READ ON TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT!
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS SERIES A REALITY!
RED BIRD is a web series based on KITTY MAE, a woman who seeks revenge for the murder of her only son. It's a reflection on the fine lines that tear apart countrymen and the endless cycle of violence and death that is caused by small differences and the need for revenge.
RED BIRD is based on a research into the lives of real people that lived in the 1800s, including women who lived in the Old West and roamed the plains. Even though they were gun-toting, knife-wielding fighters, these women still dressed feminine and rode side saddle.
We were fortunate enough to land an amazing cast, and while the majority of them were available, we shot out 75% of the first season. We paid for this completely out of pocket, and now just need a little more help to push the project over the finish line. In exchange for you support, we're offering a wide range of incentives, including handmade art from the director, props from the series, and credits on the finished episodes. We can't finish this without your help, and we won't see a dime unless we hit our goal by the end date. Thank you for your support in bringing RED BIRD to life!
KITTY MAE - Alexandra Goodman
THOMAS - Ian Stark
SAM - Michael McShane
BLOODY BILL - John Prosky
JOSIE - Alexis Bartkoski
ROBERT - Jason Turner
MARY - Kitty Swink
MAX - Armin Shimerman
MISTI BOLAND - writer / director
Misti Boland has worked as production designer and art director on over thirty films, including the Lions Gate horror film Nailbiter, The Sublime and Beautiful, which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival, and the western, The Only Good Indian, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. As a writer / director her shorts have screened in dozens of festivals, winning "Best of Fest" and "Audience" awards along the way, including her most recent, COURTESAN, which just played at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival.
JEREMY OSBERN - writer / cinematographer
Jeremy Osbern is an Emmy award-winning cinematographer and writer/director. As cinematographer, Jeremy shot the Kansas City on-location photography of the Bruce Willis movie RED, the Sundance western The Only Good Indian (with Matt Jacobson), and The Fat Boy Chronicles, which became the sixth most-watched family film the year it was released. As a director, Jeremy has shot national spots, collaborated with David Mamet, and lensed music videos that have received more than 100 million views. His work is featured as part of a forty-foot permanent video art installation in New York City, and his first feature film as writer/director, AIR: The Musical, has been sold for distribution across four continents.
CHRIS BLUNK - producer
For ten years Chris has produced narrative, documentary and commercial projects. He has produced content for cable, theatrical releases, and internet everywhere. Films as producer include Spiral Bound, an education documentary directed by Jason Winn, The Sublime and Beautiful, which premiered at Slamdance and was picked up for distriubtion by Candy Factory, and AIR: The Musical, which has been distributed in North America, Australia, China, Taiwan, and South Africa.
Thank you for helping us to get this series across the finish line. We believe that as we enter in this new golden age of television, independent voices can tell unique and compelling stories through web series that otherwise wouldn't see the light of day. We're excited to share this story with the world, and we're grateful to you for helping us get there!
Risks and challenges
We will make this series. We have shot 75% of it to date and now just need a little boost to finish the final episodes. We plan on releasing this year, but actor schedules could push the release of the series into next year. All rewards will be sent out as close to the delivery date as possible, but the ones that time out with the series release might push for delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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