NEW "STRETCH" GOAL OF $90,000!
KEEP PLEDGING!!! $80,000 was the bare minimum we needed to move forward! Help us reach our stretch goal for P&A (prints and advertising). Thank you!
NEW REWARD! CLASSIC PRODUCTION CELS & DRAWINGS NOW AVAILABLE!
This is your chance to own a piece of animation history! I went through my archive and hand-picked 55 original cels and animation drawings from my most iconic work. These are the cream of the crop! There are three new tiers to choose from – $300, $400, or $499. For $499 you can now own a rare drawing from YOUR FACE, HOW TO KISS, THE TUNE, or MTV. And the best part - you can pick your favorite! That's right! Simply make your pledge and email email@example.com with the number you want. All selections are on a first-come, first-served basis. To be safe, always send us your 1st and 2nd choice and we'll confirm which one you'll be receiving. Scroll down to the Rewards section to see scans of ALL 55 choices. If you've already backed the project, don't worry! You can either change your reward or ADD this reward to your existing reward. Just increase your pledge by the appropriate amount and email us with your selection. As an added bonus, you'll also receive an original production drawing from REVENGEANCE!
BONUS REWARD: ALL BACKERS GET ACCESS TO NEW HD RESTORATIONS OF YOUR FACE & GUARD DOG!
I'm thrilled to announce that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just finished preserving my two Oscar nominated short films, YOUR FACE (1987) and GUARD DOG (2004). These films were shot on film before the digital revolution, but the 35mm negatives were in really bad shape. Thanks to The Academy Film Archive, we now have new 1080p high definition digital masters of each film. They did new 2K scans of the original negatives and spent hours removing dust and water spots. I then supervised an all-new color correction. These films have NEVER looked this good!
If we reach our goal, EVERY backer will get a password-protected link to watch these new HD restorations for a limited time!
2ND UPDATE: NEW REVENGEANCE TEASER TRAILER!
Animation Magazine just premiered our all-new teaser trailer for REVENGEANCE! It features loads of new animation from the film and voice work by Jim Lujan! You can watch it here.
UPDATE: MATTHEW MODINE JOINS REVENGEANCE!
We're thrilled to announce that the star of FULL METAL JACKET, VISION QUEST, and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES will voice "Sid", a tough biker gang member in the film! To learn more about this announcement, read TheWrap's exclusive story.
A MESSAGE FROM BILL PLYMPTON
I've always refrained from getting involved with other collaborators for one simple reason - I never found anyone who could recreate the characters I see in my twisted imagination. That is, until I saw Jim Lujan's animated shorts.
I was friends with Mr. Lujan long before I knew his work. I first met him when he helped interview me for an animation Web show, and then handed me his DVDs. Now, I get sent a lot of DVDs of people's work, and if I watched all of them I would never get any films done. However, one rainy afternoon when I had nothing to do, I slipped in his animation since I thought he was an amusing kind of guy.
Well, I was stunned by the brilliance of his writing, voices, and character design – they were so rich and fascinating. I watched his animated shorts over and over. I realized his ideas and characters were a perfect fit for my animation. I called him up and suggested we create a feature film together using his story, characters, and voices.
He said yes and, amazingly, a few weeks later, he delivered one of the most amazing scripts I'd ever read. These were characters from the underworld sleaze of Los Angeles (a world I knew nothing about) yet his humor and characters were right out of my warped brain.
So far it's been a wonderful working relationship. His characters are so much fun to animate – I'm having the time of my life.
The film should be completed in the first half of 2016, and the more I get into it, the more excited I get about the potential of this crazy story called REVENGEANCE.
REVENGEANCE tells the story of a low-rent bounty hunter (named Rod Rosse, The One Man Posse) who gets entangled in a web of seedy danger when he takes on a job from an ex-biker/ex-wrestler turned U.S. senator named "Deathface." Rod has to find what was stolen from the senator and find the girl who stole it. Soon, Rosse finds there’s more than meets the eye to this dirty job. Between the ruthless biker gangs, the blood thirsty cults, and the crooked cops - Rod Rosse is a marked man. If the bullets don’t kill him - the California sun just might!
The film features the voice talents of Jim Lujan and Dave Foley (THE KIDS IN THE HALL, NEWSRADIO, A BUGS LIFE, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY). Producer Adam Rackoff, who served as Executive Producer on Plympton's THE FLYING HOUSE and CHEATIN’, is returning to Executive Produce REVENGEANCE.
It’s bounty hunters, bikers, and Bill Plympton! What more could you want?
By backing this project, you'll receive updates with exclusive access to behind-the-scenes content. Here's a sampling of some of the rewards available through this Kickstarter campaign.
This is the first page of Jim Lujan's script for REVENGEANCE.
Here's some samples of Bill Plympton's storyboards for REVENGEANCE.
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Risks and challenges
It's always a challenge to make a film independently. It's hard raising funds without giving up creative control. Thankfully, this is something I've never had to do.
The biggest challenge is completing the film on schedule with such a small team. My last film, CHEATIN', hit several delays which were beyond my control, but we finished the film and it went on to win numerous awards.
This is my second time using Kickstarter to help fund a feature film and I've learned a lot. $80,000 is the bare minimum we need to move forward. If we reach our goal, we should be able to complete REVENGEANCE by this time next year! If we raise more, we might be able to do it faster and fulfill rewards sooner.
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