Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A badass woman gunfighter goes on a bloody quest for revenge against the men who killed her son...
A badass woman gunfighter goes on a bloody quest for revenge against the men who killed her son...
115 backers pledged $12,065 to help bring this project to life.

About

RED BIRD - a Brand New Western Web Series project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

RED BIRD - a Brand New Western Web Series

$12,065

115

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.

Armin Shimerman in RED BIRD
Armin Shimerman in RED BIRD

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!

THE CAST

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

THE CREW

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!

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
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    Thank you for your support! Everything helps! One dollar at a time!

    Contribute any amount and get exclusive BACKER ONLY updates on the project!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    SOCIAL MEDIA SHOUT OUT!

    Director Misti Boland will give you a shout out on Facebook and Twitter to say thanks for your support!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 7 or more About US$ 7

    STICKERS!

    Receive your very own RED BIRD sticker, delivered right to your door!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 8 or more About US$ 8

    NEW REWARD - OFFICIAL SCREENPLAY!

    Brand new reward! Want to get a copy of the official screenplay for every episode? Pledge $8 and we will send you every screenplay in PDF format after the episodes air!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    SOUNDTRACK!

    Receive a digital download of the soundtrack to RED BIRD. Featuring the original music of NATHAN TOWNS.

    Plus a SHOUT OUT on Social Media!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    ADVANCED SCREENING

    Get a super private link to watch EVERY episode the day before it's released publicly! PLUS our eternal thanks for being a part of the project!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 20 or more About US$ 20

    An autographed photo of Kitty Mae star Alex Goodman!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 35 or more About US$ 35

    ARTIST CARDS

    Writer / Director Misti Boland will create an original work of art on an artist card (like a baseball card with original art), and mail it to your door!

    Plus a SHOUT OUT on Social Media!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 40 or more About US$ 40

    IMDB CREDIT!

    You will receive not one, but 8 (EIGHT!) Special Thanks credits on IMDB! One for every single episode!

    Plus a SHOUT OUT on Social Media!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 40 or more About US$ 40

    RED BIRD LUCKY HORSE SHOE!

    A real-life, bona fide lucky horse shoe - signed by RED BIRD star Alexandra Goodman! Hang it on your wall, show it off to friends, or take turns throwing it at a stick.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    IMDB AND SCREEN CREDIT!

    IMDB CREDIT!

    You will receive not one, but 8 (EIGHT!) Special Thanks credits on IMDB AND in each episode of RED BIRD! One for every single episode!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    22 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 60 or more About US$ 60

    BLOODY BILL MAP

    You will receive the secret map that appears in Episode 2 of RED BIRD. This is the map that just might lead Kitty Mae to Bloody Bill's secret hide-out. What you do with it? That's your business!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 70 or more About US$ 70

    Coffee with the creative team! One hour coffee date with the writers / director of the film. Talk about filmmaking or whatever you want! We'll even buy the first drink!

    TRAVEL, ROOM & BOARD not included.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER-ONLY DVD!

    Get your exclusive RED BIRD: Season 1 DVD with extras, inlcuding hundreds of behind the scenes photos, interviews, and more!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE PARTY!

    Come to the premiere party for the launch of the series! You will receive tickets for two. Food and drinks will be provided, and you can live it up as we debut the first episode to you and the crew before anyone else sees it!

    TRAVEL, ROOM & BOARD NOT INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    SPOILER ALERT!

    You and only you will be sent the dramatic death scene of one of the actors listed on the main page! You will be sent this before anyone else, and you will be privy to exactly how they die and who shoots them! This is SPECIAL SNEAK PEAK will be given out to ONLY one person!

    Will it be you?

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    ON CAMERA GUERILLA FIGHTER

    You will be featured on camera as a Bushwackin' Guerrilla fighter. Our certified special effects technician will rig movie squibs to your body and you will die a bloody death on camera at the hands of Kitty Mae! You will also get an IMDB credit with a character name and will live forever in the hearts and minds of RED BIRD fans! Whoa!

    This Reward does not include speaking lines.

    (Travel, room&board not included - will be shot on location in either Kansas or Colorado).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    ARMY COMMANDER

    You will receive credit as ASSOICATE PRODUCER on every episode of the series and your name will appear both on screen and on IMDB. Plus, you can brag to your friends that you were AP on a project starring Armin Shimmerman, Kitty Swink, John Prosky, and Michael McShane! Whoa!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    ARMY GENERAL

    You will receive credit as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on every episode of the series and your name will appear both on screen and on IMDB. Plus, you can brag to your friends that you were EP on a project starring Armin Shimmerman, Kitty Swink, John Prosky, and Michael McShane! Whoa!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  20. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    MAGICAL OLD WEST MOON ROCK COLLECTOR

    We will arrange for a post man to HAND DELIVER to you a rock... and we will tell you a story about how it was a piece of the moon that floated through space for millions of years before falling to earth during the Old West. It was said to give gunfighters magical powers and while they had it in their possession, they could not be killed in any gun battle. None of this story will be true, but we will tell it to you, at length, over email.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  21. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    FREE ANDY

    Andy Garrison is a veteran actor and a well-respected acting coach in Kansas City. That's why we brought him out on the first round of RED BIRD… and had Kitty Mae shoot him in the chest. Andy would really like to see the footage of himself getting shot at 300 frames per second, so here's where you can help him out!

    If we get five people to give just $10 and select the "FREE ANDY" reward, then we'll put up the raw footage right here on Kickstarter as an update!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 5 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  22. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Michael McShane WANTED POSTER!

    You will receive the wanted poster that Michael McShane holds up of himself in RED BIRD.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  23. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Kitty Mae / Alexandra Goodman WANTED POSTER!

    You will receive the actual wanted poster of Kitty Mae as seen in RED BIRD!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  24. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    SILVER-PLATED RATTLESNAKE NECKLACE!

    Kitty Mae wears an authentic rattlesnake necklace when she stalks her prey and takes revenge in RED BIRD. You can receive your very own Silver-Plated Rattlesnake Necklace to wear as you watch along!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  25. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 1,750 or more About US$ 1,750

    EXTRA REWARD PACK!

    Get an assortment of rewards at our choosing, mixed and matched. You can check in with us over a message to confirm everything available.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (29 days)