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"The Crown and the Dragon" is an independent fantasy/adventure feature film shot entirely on location in Ireland.

The Crown and the Dragon is an independently produced feature-length fantasy/adventure in the classic tradition - packed with action, romance, and a giant mythical beast bent on destruction. The film has already been shot, and we're looking for additional funding to finish post-production, and make our dragon effects more spectacular than ever. Watch our teaser trailer to see actual footage from the film.

The story follows Elenn, an arrogant young noblewoman from the occupied land of Deira - a muddy backwater of the Vitalion Empire cursed by a particularly vicious dragon. Elenn accompanies her aunt on a mission to bring a relic to the secret coronation of the king of their people.  When her aunt is murdered on the road by Vitalion soldiers, Elenn hires a smuggler and criminal, Aedin, to escort her across the dangerous country so she can take her aunt’s place at the coronation.  But when Corvus, a rogue magister of the empire, employs a dark magic (Undead Assassins) to retrieve the ancient relic for his own evil designs, Elenn must find the humility and strength within herself to fulfill her aunt’s calling to free her people, and become a Paladin – the long foretold dragonslayer.

How Kickstarter works: People pledge an amount and choose a reward. At the end of our 60-day Kickstarter campaign, if the combined total of all pledges for our project meets our $10,000 goal, then the credit cards of those who pledge are charged and we receive the funds to finish our film. If we don't meet our goal, then the money is not withdrawn from your account and no rewards are provided :(. If we exceed our $10,000 goal then the extra funds will be used to make the movie even better - so keep pledging! All funds raised are used directly in the finishing of our film.

Our Rewards: We're not looking for charity, we're looking for an alternate sales venue - that's why our rewards reflect fair market value. Don't think of it as a donation, think of it as a pre-purchase. If you want to see this film, buy it now through Kickstarter - you'll probably get a better deal from us than from whatever retailer ends up selling it in your country, and you'll help make our film better!

The Filmmakers: We're a small group of independent filmmakers who have been making movies together for about a decade. It's our full-time job, and we love it. We do pretty much everything ourselves, from conception to financing to production to securing distribution. Click on a name to see our IMDB profiles:

Anne BlackWriter/Director

Kynan Griffin - Writer/Producer

Justin Partridge - Writer/Production Designer

Jason Faller - Executive Producer

You can learn more about our film-making philosophy and our projects at our website.

Other ways to help: 

1. Share this Kickstarter campaign with all your friends, neighbors, and mortal enemies.

2. Embed or share our Youtube trailer in your blog, email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

3. Like the film's Facebook page, and share it with the world.

In advance, we thank you all for your support.

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