About this project
In a world where Superhero is a valid career choice, Super Academy is the premier college for young superheroes.
The film focuses on two students: Powerkid and Dark Cop. While Powerkid has super-strength, Dark Cop possesses super intelligence.
At the beginning of the story, neither student has any friends. For Dark Cop this status is by choice, while Powerkid doesn’t know how to talk to people. Their interactions are interesting because they are both introverts for completely opposite reasons. Powerkid is always shy, and worried about other people's approval. Dark Cop, on the other hand, has no mental filter, and will tell people point blank what he thinks of them. He also has trouble interpreting social cues. The awkwardness of their growing friendship creates a relationship that is both humorous and adorable.
While the film is primarily comedy, it will mix in action as well, ending in a climactic super-powered fight.
Funding will primarily go into creating unique costumes, specific to each character. Everyone, even extras, has their own unique outfit.
Powerkid: Raised by the supervillain Deathside, he has very low self-esteem. His shy behavior is completely at odds with his extreme strength. He wants nothing more then to make friends, and he is constantly paranoid as to what other people think of him.
Dark Cop: An upperclassman, Dark Cop has no superpowers, relying on his tremendous intelligence. He has actively avoided making friends, thinking they would be a burden. The extreme bluntness of his personality inspires others to avoid him anyway. He has trouble realizing when he has offended someone, and often lists statistics to prove his opinions.
Liberty-Man: The principle of Super Academy. He is an older superhero that never got out of a 1950’s mindset; he sees things in a black and white mentality. He is overly forgiving of his students, much to the frustration of some of his faculty.
Deathside: Powerkid's father, and the main antagonist of the film. He is a world renowned supervillain. When he learns his son is going to a school for superheroes, he is not happy because he is worried about his own credibility as a villian. Extremely powerful and exceptionally cruel, Deathside tries to manipulate Powerkid.
In order to start a new life for himself, Powerkid enrolls and is accepted into the Superhero Academy. However, having never had any experience making friends before, he has difficulty fitting in with social circles.
Meanwhile, Dark Cop is a returning student who has never had any interest in making friends. When he is asked to go to a school mixer, he only does so to assist new students who are adjusting to the school, with no intention of making a friendship. It is at this mixer that he meets Powerkid.
The two start hanging out. While Dark Cop initially only wanted to help Powerkid adjust to school life, they begin to develop a friendship, based on shared interests.
Meanwhile, the school’s principle, Libertyman, discovers the secret past Powerkid was trying to escape from - that he is the son of the infamous Super villain Deathside. He debates with the other members of his faculty, who want him further investigated.
Dark Cop becomes worried that their friendship is interfering with his work, and breaks off their friendship. He tells Powerkid that he never intended for it to happen in the first place. Things get worse for Powerkid when his father escapes from prison, and tracks him down. Deathside convinces Powerkid that any friends he makes will abandon him when they learn about his past. The pressures of these two events cause Powerkid to leave the Super Academy, and hide somewhere in the city.
Realizing his mistake, Dark Cop goes to find Powerkid to apologize. Using his detective skills and advanced gadgets, he is able to locate him. Not only does he acknowledge how he was wrong, he also reveals that he always knew about Powerkid's father, having done an investigation on all students before they even met. The past is over.
Unfortunately, the moment is ruined when Deathside appears, outraged that Powerkid tried to run away again. Seeing that intimidation no longer works, he attempts to take him back home by force. Powerkid is too intimidated to fight back.
Refusing to just sit back and watch, Dark Cop tries to defend Powerkid, beginning the film's climax. While he is able to get in a few good hits, he is ultimately no match for Deathside. Seeing his friend in danger, Powerkid breaks free of his fear and unleashes all of his strength, quickly overpowering his father. Frightened of his son's power, Deathside retreats.
Powerkid and Dark Cop return to the school, ready to start the semester as friends.
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Money will be going to:
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Risks and challenges
Possible Risks and Challenges are:
We will need to secure locations over the coming months, which is always a lengthy process.
We will need to start casting in December. We will need to find reliable actors and actresses that are willing to wear spandex.
Are intent is to find/make costumes out of materials that are both comfortable and breathable. Even so, some of the outfits may get hot during action sequences, so we will need to take special precautions.
There is a non-flexible deadline for the films completion in early May.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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