Go! Go! Kids! is a film project that gets kids to exercise with interactive adventures. Please help us make this a TV show! Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 27, 2012.
About this project
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The rising rate of childhood obesity in America has been a well-documented problem. There are advertising campaigns, reality shows, documentary films, and presidential councils that have made the health and fitness of kids part of the national consciousness, but parents and schools still struggle finding ways to give their children healthier lifestyles.
We would like to play a part in finding a solution.
How are we going to do that?
Go! Go! Kids! is a film project designed to get kids to exercise through interactive adventures. It's part video game, part TV show, and part narrative storytelling. Each episode would feature our 8-year-old host, Morgan, as she leads the audience through an imaginary adventure that requires Morgan and the kids at home to overcome obstacles, which are actually exercises in disguise.
For example, in our pitch video, Morgan wants to take the audience to the beach. She teaches the kids a magic cheer that is supposed to transport them there, but instead drops them in the ocean. On the way to the beach, they play with a starfish (stretching), learn how to surf (cardio), and play with a beach ball when they finally reach the sand (cardio). Each episode would conclude with a cool-down exercise and a healthy eating tip.
Most importantly to the kids, it would all be fun!
So what can I do?
Go! Go! Kids! is currently a five-minute short film in post-production, but we would like to use it as pitch material to create a television series. So, that's where we need your help! We completed filming using our own limited resources, so now we're trying to raise money that would go toward finishing costs, including final computer animations, music licensing, and sound design. Then another portion of the money would go toward pitch resources like "leave-behinds" and transportation to pitch meetings.
I want to help!
We're using Kickstarter, which is a website designed to help creators of independent projects to raise money. The way it works is that we set a financial goal and a deadline to reach it. Then we ask generous people like you to pledge money and help us spread the word about our project. You also receive one of the cool rewards listed on the right side of this page, depending on the amount of money that you pledge. The catch is that if we don't reach our financial goal, we receive NONE of the money. And if we don't reach the goal, you are not charged for your pledge, but the rewards are not sent out as well. So, we could really use all the help we can get!
Thank you for your time and support!
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Pledge $5 or more
You have our eternal gratitude and a big dose of good karma headed your way! Plus, you get a special thanks on the Go! Go! Kids! Facebook page... Awesome!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
You'll receive an AMAZING (or at least slightly amazing) sticker! But wait! You also receive our gratitude, good karma, and the Facebook special thanks... Wow!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
Since we're pitching this project as a TV show, the only people who will see the finished short film are TV execs and agents... and our Kickstarter funders at this level! You'll receive a private link to watch the video, plus the fun stuff from the previous pledge levels... Cool!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
You get our gratitude, good karma, a Facebook special thanks, a slightly amazing sticker, a link to watch the video... AND a personalized digital poster! You can even print it out at home and look at it in the shower! Happiness explosion!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
You get all the previously mentioned cool stuff and a postcard signed by the director! Oh yeah, and you're helping make kids healthier. Crazy pants on ice!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
Now it gets interesting. Cousin Alex (sometimes aka the director), will do a pushup for every pledge of $250 or more in a special thanks tribute video! And you get all the awesomeness from the previous pledge levels... Sweet nectar of the Holy Guacamole!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)
You get all the Matrix-bending, unicorn-birthing, rainbow-melting gifts from above (like the slightly awesome sticker)... AND a personal drawing from Morgan that will be the cutest piece of art since Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel (but without the naked people)! Too cute! Too cute!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (24 left of 25)
You are officially deemed a good person by the children of the Go! Go! Kids! high council. You are also listed as an associate producer in the finished video. But wait! There's more! You will also be sent a link to a personalized video thanks by the director! Really? Yes! And you get all the other rewards too! Oh, the Linsanity!Estimated delivery:
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