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About this project

Desdemona is watching.
Desdemona is watching.

Teens have gone missing. At first no one except the police noticed the few kids that vanished from foster homes or orphanages. But when geeky suburban teen Hope McKracken’s BFF Erin goes missing after a night of raving, Hope goes against her father’s warnings and goes searching the back streets.

Erin finds the rave.
Erin finds the rave.

Using texts and pics Erin sent to Hope’s phone, Hope finds a rave club run by the evil GOTHS. Before Hope can find Erin, the rave club is attacked by a fair haired sword toting gang, called The Reapers.  Hope has stumbled into a demon turf war over the souls of humankind.

Hope, The Goth Hunter
Hope, The Goth Hunter

The Goths is a transmedia production, so it goes beyond a printed graphic novel, ebook, webisodic or TV show. 

We will release the diverse storyline, across multiple media types, as part of an overarching narrative structure each with specific contributions. All will be enabled with Augmented Reality which will allow you to read, watch, link, view, listen and immerse yourself in the world of The Goths. 

Hope Battles Goth Zombie Guards
Hope Battles Goth Zombie Guards

How the money will be used

The funds will be used to hire local talent to build the digital world of The Goths.  We need modelers, graphic artists, musicians and voice talent to flesh out the scenes and bring life to the characters.  If we can exceed our financial target we will be able to hire known Hollywood actors to increase our visibility.

The Team: (click on pics for more info)

  Writer, Director, Artist, Producer: Craig Lew     

  • Producer, writer, director Bright Penny Zapp LLC (current)
  • Producer of Rock Jocks - Bright Penny Productions (current)

  Work History:

  • Executive Consultant to Dreamworks SKG, Deluxe Labs
  • Writer, Director, Producer Lil Emo's HalloweEmo, The Fish, Barking Mad, Through Destiny's Lens, Little Indiscretions
  • Screenwriter The 13th Reflection (Script Magazine Award), Death Town, The Lord of Shanghai
  • Consulting CIO The New Getty Center

  Actor, Producer: Mark Woolley

  • Producer Bright Penny Zapp LLC (current)
  • Star of Rock Jocks, Poet Heads, Little Indiscretions

  Co-Producer, Sound Designer: Charlene Ellen 

  • Power Rangers, Beetle Borgs, Masked Rider, Little Indiscretions

  Story Consultant, Actor: Amy Allgeyer Cook 

  Story Consultant, Actor: Hazel Mitchell 

The Story: 

When geeky teen Hope McKracken searches for her missing friend, she stumbles into a Demon turf war for the souls of humankind. The angelic Reapers help the dying gently cross over to the afterlife, but the evil Goths lure wayward teens to rave clubs where they suck out their life essence with a passionate kiss. Once she learns of the Demons’ existence, Hope is marked for death. But instead of running, she fights--and soon discovers she comes from a long line of Goth Hunters.

Prize Images:

Official Comic Con Launch Items:

Official Comic Con Launch "Kiss me, Suck you" Koozie
Official Comic Con Launch "Kiss me, Suck you" Koozie
The Official Comic Con Launch "Kiss Me, Suck You" Button
The Official Comic Con Launch "Kiss Me, Suck You" Button
Official Comic Con Launch Postcard
Official Comic Con Launch Postcard

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is standing out in a sea of more established comics and web titles. By introducing AR (augmented reality) to our series we hope fans will enjoy a richer experience and rapidly build a fan base.

Like a television series we also need to meet air dates. Although not dictated by a network we must provide fresh content on a regular basis. Right now we plan for 6 Webisodes, 3 motion comics and 2 printed graphic novels with AR.

To meet this schedule and live to tell about it, we need to hire animators and programmers. If we can exceed our current financial goal we can also increase our visibility by hiring known actors to voice our characters.

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    We will make a character look like you and give them your name or name of your choice then kill them off in a wonderfully horrid way. Makes a great gift. Plus copies of the printed Graphic Novel with enabled AR.


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    Be a Goth. You will play a character in one episode. We will model it after you and then we will record your performance and put you in the series.


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    Receive an Associated Producer Title in the series and the printed comic (all media) as well as copies of all episodes, printed, web and video. A recurring role in the web series and a Professional Pass to the 2013 Comic Con in San Diego.

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