About this project
Thanks to your guys' generous support, we are now funded and prepared to bring you this re-imagined Power rangers fan film "reboot" in all of its glory. Thank you all SO much! May the Power protect you all!
$30, $50 & $75 REWARD TIER UPGRADES
In order to celebrate being funded we are going to try to make it a little easier to put a copy of the fan film in your hands as a generous backer!
This update is to inform you that if you pledge $30 you will now receive either your choice of a DVD or Bluray edition copy of the fan film.
If you make a $50 donation you will now receive a signed Special Edition copy (this edition includes an extensive behind the scenes making-of documentary called "What Would Zordon Do?")
$75 reward now includes "Order of the Meridian" issued WANTED POSTERS for both Rita Repulsa and Divatox along with the already signed exclusive "Zordon of Eltar" poster that comes with this reward tier.
Stretch Goal #1 - UNLOCKED
Photographic Comic Mini-Series
In the months/weeks leading to Zordon of Eltar's expected summer 2014 release we would like to release a number of photographic comics to expand on the back-story to the characters and the universe we are creating.
The stories we plan to tell in these comics:
- Rita Repulsa as a child with her father
- Divatox's release from a galactic super prison
- Political tensions caused by the Machine Empire
- Zordon leaving his loved ones to become Master Guardian of the Power Coins
- Alpha 5's re-assignment to the Command Center and introduction to Zordon
Stretch Goal #2 - UNLOCKED
Goldar and Scorpina added to film's cast & DVD Copies @ $15 Donation Tier
Since Zordon of Eltar's announcement both Scorpina and Goldar have constantly been inquired about and requested for this fan film and it really is hard to imagine MMPR without them. Unfortunately, their addition to the cast would put a considerable dent in the prosthetic and armor making budget. This is why I cut them from my original $3,000 budget.
We are fortunate enough know people who are able and willing to support this film in making props and costumes. But the cost of materials and shipping isn't cheap. If we hit this goal we will strive to give you our best effort at portraying a re-imagined version of Goldar and Scorpina as Rita's personal bodyguards. Also, unlocking this stretch goal unlocks a mini-comic that explains this couple's tie to Rita Repulsa and expand more on their backstory.
UPDATE: IF WE REACH STRETCH GOAL #2 EVERY DONATION OF $15 WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A DVD COPY OF THE FILM
Thanks right folks. If we hit the $2,500 stretch goal then every $15 donation made before that point and afterwards will receive a DVD copy of the film (standard). If you want a Bluray you will have to choose or upgrade to the $30 donation. It's a great way to get a physical copy in the hands of the people that helped make this happen.
Stretch Goal #3 - UNLOCKED
"APOLLO 21: Day of the Dumpster" extended ending
Zordon of Eltar serves as a re-imagined prequel to set up the director's version of a complete remake of the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers series, which all began on that fateful manned mission to the moon that resulted in Rita Repulsa's release from containment.
Stretch Goal #4 - UNLOCKED
"TEENAGERS WITH ATTITUDE"
While we still have a ways to go as far as stretch goals are concerned but I promised to announce a new goal I had in mind after we reach the first one.
If we hit reach $3,500 I will hold auditions for and CAST FIVE NEW ACTORS to play the original teenagers with attitude: Jason, Zack, Trini, Kimberly & Billy. These characters will be featured in the extended ending to the fan film and I will at least show up to how they meet Zordon for the very first time! Pretty cool if you ask me!
"Zordon of Eltar" is an unofficial, non-profit fan film that re-imagines the origins behind the the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers saga. In essence it is an unofficial "reboot" prequel with an original story that centers around the two quintessential characters that make up the backbone of the MMPR conflict: Rita Repulsa and Zordon.
Plot Synopsis: With the galaxy in relative a state of peace despite the tensions imposed by the Machine Empire's military posturing, an all-out galactic war suddenly looms on the horizon when a rouge fugitive named Rita Repulsa threatens the balance of power throughout the star system. Zordon, a noble sage and warrior from the planet Eltar, is the only one who can stop her.
Despite the initial setting in Angel Grove for the early seasons of the hit show, the Power Rangers universe actually played host to a vast array of planets and alien life forms. With the "Zordon of Eltar" fan film being a prequel we would like to explore what the Power Rangers universe could have been like as a fully living and breathing galactic civilization without Earth or Angel Grove as the primary setting.
The themes and visual inspiration for this short film have been influenced by films like Star Wars, Star Trek, Pacific Rim and video games like Mass Effect and Shadow of the Colossus.
We are a modest bunch but we really can't take this project to the next level without an even more modest amount of funding. And we believe that to be $1,500. Most of our budget would be going towards needed costumes and upgrades as well as props and the creation and acquisition of 3D Models and Digital Art for animating.
$1,500 is all we need to make this quality fan project. Period. Anything extra just opens the floodgates as far as how far we can take this but definitely not required.
We are only asking for what we need to help realize the scope and vision of this ambitious project in order to create a believable alien universe.
The team behind this fan film have their own businesses, full-time jobs, families, and some are in school -- yet they still find the time to make an effort to help make this fan project become a reality. We aren't professionals. But we are a group of experienced aspiring filmmaking friends who are doing this for fun.
"Zordon of Eltar" is the brain child of an uber passionate MMPR fan and aspiring filmmaker (Cisco Davis, Jr.) who for as long as he could remember has wanted to direct a remake of the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.
Instead of waiting for the incredibly unrealistic scenario where a Hollywood executive would call him up for no reason at all to direct a Power Rangers film he decided to do his own fan project -- strictly for fun and the sake of doing it -- in order to knock this "dream project" off his bucket list and be able move on to do other projects. Cisco has been fortunate enough to have friends who have stepped up to support him despite his strange passion for the Power Rangers. (That weirdo!)
Cisco Davis, Jr. - Cisco works as a news cameraman and technician at a local television station and as an E-Sales Assistant/Videographer at a BMW motorcycle dealership. He has experience in directing and producing award winning projects in the past and is very excited about tackling this subject material. He is happily married to his budding hobby in entertainment writing and he isn't afraid to admit he's a fan of the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. (Duh..)
Why do you hum or sing your favorite song? Or dress like your favorite character for Halloween? We are doing this fan film because we simply want to enjoy the experience of doing it. That's it. There is no "end game" here besides having fun creating entertainment for ourselves that we can also share for free.
Together our team represents a merry and diverse collection of creative and talented men and women. Our goal with this project -- our endgame -- can be summed up with these three primary objectives:
1) Have fun creating a film project together
2) Create something we would enjoy to watching together as a group
3) Share this project for others to watch for themselves and hope they enjoy it as much as we do
That's why we're doing a fan film. It's driven by a want to have fun and experience it.
Risks and challenges
We can't predict the future as to whether or not this project will hit any snags. While there can be production delays and other unforeseeable obstacles we may run into just know that this fan film has been designed with a minimalist budget and approach to get the biggest bang for our buck.
A true sign of a good filmmaker is to be a resourceful problem solver. With our limited budget we will be forced to get creative to see this project to the end. Solving problems with a money hose isn't even part of our equation. We aren't creating any unnecessary obligations for ourselves with a need for a larger budget.
With your pledge it is OUR pledge as a team of experienced filmmakers to bring you all a quality project. If it hasn't been evidenced to you already we are truly doing this project for the right reasons and aren't going out of our way to make this project anything more than what it is. This is simply a fan film and we want nothing more than to complete this project to share it with you all whether you are a Power Ranger fan or not.
We may not be big time professional filmmakers but we have the necessary experience to create and finish a solid fan project with good production values. This fan film is in great hands. We just ask for your help.
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