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Last updated June 1, 2018

Journey to Burger Town

When a naive wish comes true, five misfits must battle real-life movie monsters. A comedy-horror fundraising for a feature film!

Journey to Burger Town

When a naive wish comes true, five misfits must battle real-life movie monsters. A comedy-horror fundraising for a feature film!

$3,473
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
59
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 26 2016 4:41 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 1, 2018

About

 Introduction

Why isn't life more like the movies? Journey to Burger Town is a comedy-horror film about what happens when a naive wish comes true and five misfits must battle real-life movie monsters. Think: “When the movies come to life (and all hell busts loose)!”

Our film is sung to the tune of films like Big Trouble in Little China, The Goonies, and a little Scooby-Doo for good measure. What you just watched is a proof of concept film—if you enjoyed even just one part, we're betting you'll enjoy our feature film. 

Ahhhhhh!!
Ahhhhhh!!

While our movie is not set in any particular timeframe, it is jam-packed with 1980s color waves, neon, and practical effects. I guess you could say this film is set in an alternate universe, one in which cell phones do not exist and the world still looks a heck of a lot like it did 30 years ago.

If nothing else, this movie should be a lot of fun. If you like practical effects, Mortal Kombat, Bruce Lee, and John Carpenter movies, it’s probably right up your alley. We really like all of these things, so our movie will be nothing short of ridiculous. But in all of its ridiculousness, we want it to be ridiculously fun.

Just what do you need money for, anyway?

 Gigantic trailers and blue M&M’s!

Just kidding. At first, our team wrestled with the scope of this movie. Is it a short film, a feature, a spec scene? We ultimately decided that, given the quality of our story—and how much of it there is to tell—Journey to Burger Town was a feature film well worth investing real time (and money) in. We believe in the entertainment value of this film and are ready to work toward the production value that it deserves.

Pump the fog, roll tape!
Pump the fog, roll tape!

Making a movie is a major financial investment. So far, Journey to Burger Town (and the scene above) were created entirely out of pocket. Between location, transportation, equipment rental, crew, effects, and insurance, things can get out of hand pretty quickly. We’ve kept track of our expenses so far, and have adjusted accordingly to arrive at the goal on this page. This is, after all, the minimum amount needed to bring our feature film to life.

Keeping things practical

We grew up watching stop-motion sci-fi and fantasy films like Clash of the Titans and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. We also grew up watching Dragonball Z, Scooby-Doo, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We have a huge range of visual interests, and we’re sure you do, too.

The dBs are off the charts!
The dBs are off the charts!

In Journey to Burger Town, we would love to keep things 85% practical. The exploding wolf head in our spec scene is no joke, and our effects artist, Dennis Preston, worked hard to create a radical headphone explosion.

FX Artist's Clay Wolf Sculpture
FX Artist's Clay Wolf Sculpture

The werewolves in our proof of concept were done on an extremely slim budget. If we are funded for a feature film, our FX artist would sculpt all of our monster masks from scratch, and punch the hair himself. We're talking totally original, gnarly monster masks. 

The other 15% we would save for things like glowing neon edges and “powers” a la The Last Dragon or Mortal Kombat (The Movie). Not an overbearing amount, but enough to get our point across.

Resident Hand Popper Upper Matt Bette
Resident Hand Popper Upper Matt Bette

Our film will feature a mixture of the two (heavy on practical). Somewhere in there, we think there’s a happy medium.

What You Get

Backing this project will earn you a some pretty sweet rewards. While $1, $5, and $10 tiers will earn you a few digital delights, backing $25 or above will win you a copy of the movie with Kickstarter-exclusive artwork!

Feature film will be available on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray! Artwork not final.
Feature film will be available on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray! Artwork not final.

Additionally, backing $75 or above will grant you access to an 11x17 poster designed by Image Comic's SOUTHERN CROSS artist Andy Belanger! The design has not been commissioned yet, but will be based on the events surrounding the feature film. Example of Andy Belanger's work below:

Panel from Andy Belanger's Southern Cross
Panel from Andy Belanger's Southern Cross

 Stretch Goals

Shoot on Film - $125,000

The “look” of our movie lends itself moreso to film than it does to digital. Our budget recommends that we stick to shooting on digital, but if we can afford it, we would love to shoot on a more traditional format. This will amplify the aesthetic we are going for and produce a richer look for both us and you, the audience.

Who the heck are you guys?

We are Chicago-based filmmakers, seeking our thrills one thunderclap at a time. Our Burger Town cast members are all local actors and improv artists from theaters like Second City and iO. We believe Chicago shouldn’t just be a cheaper alternative for NYC and LA productions. This city is full of artistic communities and unique architecture that will most certainly inspire our film.

The Burger Town Team

Journey to Burger Town Cast and Crew
Journey to Burger Town Cast and Crew

From left-to-right: Lauri Noriega, Rich Hurtado, Jon Corum, Jim Cozzi, Peter Corey, Nick DiMaso, Tom Kendall, Rose Amer, Daniel An, Jack Pochop, Matt Bette, Ian Sutherland, Bayley White. Not pictured: Dennis Preston, Taylor Ricks, Yoon Ho Lee, Andrea Stoll, Dan Cantlin

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Risks and challenges

Independent filmmaking can be, at times, financially unstable. We are going all chips-in on this project, and can only hope that you find our concept endearing enough to do the same. The target goal on this project includes the costs of known suppliers, so assuming this project is funded, there is little-to-no risk of you not receiving your reward.

We have a solid team with experienced producers and know that, with enough time and the right budget, we can make a kickass film.

Come on down to Burger Town!

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