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Phantom Soldier

Phantom Soldier The Web Series is a heart pulsing action thrill ride taking viewers on a journey through both sides of the law.

Phantom Soldier

Phantom Soldier The Web Series is a heart pulsing action thrill ride taking viewers on a journey through both sides of the law.

$2,382
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24
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 16 2014 12:24 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 16, 2014

About

WHAT IS PHANTOM SOLDIER-THE WEB SERIES?

Phantom Soldier is a thriller, sci/fi, action packed 13 episode web series in the vein of Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy and pulls influences from the blockbuster Bourne franchise. Six is portrayed by Creator Darryl K. Phipps; a 2X Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee. Fight choreography will have the added depth of a true marital artist as Adam Ladd will lead the department.

About
Waking up on the streets of NYC without a memory, Phantom Soldier chronicles the story of a man who inadvertently becomes an urban legend fighting crime.

Description
Phantom Soldier chronicles the story of a man who can not remember the first eighteen years of his life. Waking up in the streets of New York as a young man with skills to kill. He makes a name for himself as The Sentinel, a brutal crime fighter with a penchant for killing criminals. After 10 years of searching, he begins to find out the meaning of his existence. While searching for answers about his past, he becomes a beacon for the future.

The universe of Phantom Soldier is a very complex and well thought out action packed series. A lot of time and effort as gone into making this show a reality. It took over a year to right all 13 episodes for the season. After the scripts were great, it took another 3 to 6 months developing the project and creating a brand. I (Darryl) was trying to raise funds for the project and decided to actually visualize some of the ideas we had for the season so we can bring the audience into the world early on. We really wanted to touch more than one genre with this series, because it has so many character twist and character developments that is sure to gain  viewership across many demographics.

If you are a fan of ARROW, THE DARK KNIGHT, JASON BOURNE, TAKEN, ACTION, THRILLERS, SCIFI FILMS with REALISTIC MARTIAL ARTS fight sequences and ANTI-HERO story lines, then this is a show for you.

Cast

As for principal talent, there’s not going to be any fight training necessary. Choreography? Yes. Fight training? Not really necessary… Both of the principal actors are both highly trained black belts and versed any many styles.

Darryl K. Phipps plays 6 in the series. It's been 10 years since he could remember who he was. He woke up on the streets one day and just started walking, patrolling, protecting and he doesn't know why. 6 keeps a log of the places he's been, the things he does and the people who he encounters daily to try and help get his memory back. He has no regrets when he kills criminals. 6 hears a strange woman talking to him in his dreams that directs him.

Darryl K. Phipps is also the Creator and the Producer of Phantom Soldier.  He is a 5th degree black belt in the art of Kaju Bujutsu Kwai and a 1st degree black belt in Bushido Kempo as well as versed in MMA and many other arts. He is also a 2x martial arts hall of fame inductee. Phipps who was born in Queens, New York, but raised in Tx attended the professional acting school of The William Esper Studio in NYC

Ripley Kay plays Molly Meltzer in the Series. Molly is a medical student at NYU and was a former Navy Corpsman. She meets 6 because he rescues her from a violent attack. 6 was injured in the attack and Molly fixes his wounds and eventually becomes an ally.

Ripley Kay is a 2nd degree black belt in the art of Tang Soo Do for 15 years. Ripley is also a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). She is originally from Pennsylvania but currently lives in NYC.

Why Kickstarter?

So why are we doing this as a web series, and why as a fan-funded film on Kickstarter?

That’s an easy one.  In a short matter of time, this has become the way for indie filmmakers to develop their vision.  That is, to develop it in a way that’s unfettered by anyone other than you, the fans.  And as we’ve described, we have a grand vision.

Would Hollywood or TV grasp this?  Maybe, but they’d test it, and they’d probably twist it a hundred way. We think there are tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of you who instantly get what Phantom Soldier can be, and will help bring it to life.

Once you help us turn our vision for the next martial arts epic into reality, then who knows?  Hollywood may be the ones pitching in their meetings, “Let’s do it like Phantom Soldier.”

And there’s the other reason to join our cause.  You can be among the group of Phantom Soldier Founders who made it a reality.  We’re going to recognize each and every one of you.  Join the cause and your name will be among our Special Thanks in our art book.  Not just some list on a web site, but printed, bound and etched in history. 

Plus we're offering a pretty nifty collection of rewards for just about every level of support.  Help Phantom Soldier become reality and we guarantee you'll have some great stuff to show off... or lock away in a collector's vault.

So let’s do this!

Your money is going to help bring production value to this project and elevate it to what you’d expect in a feature film.

You've seen our work, Now you’ve seen our work, you’ve seen what we can do on an indie budget. Now if that's what we can do with $3,000, imagine what we can do with $30,000, or even $75,000. That's why we have come to Kickstarter and are asking for your help.  To make that happen we need the funding required to expand our cast, lengthen our episodes and ramp up the practical and visual effects that add to the level of action on the show

Rewards

Most of our rewards are Kickstarter Supporter Exclusive, meaning these exact items are unique to Kickstarter backers only.  Refer to the sidebar for full descriptions of each reward category/items.

Who are we?

Production Companies:

  • MI:4 Entertainment (Production Company)
  • Premier Crù film collective (Production Company)

The Premier Crù film collective is a team of creatives that collaborate on projects special to them. We create visuals spanning over several platforms including high fashion, commercial, narrative music videos, short films and web shows. Our team concept revolves around a collaborative effort from unique artists in every department, to create something with depth and detail. We believe this team concept will give Phantom Soldier the high quality we’re hoping will become a staple for the show.

Creative and Core Team:

  • Creator and Producer: Darryl K. Phipps
  • Producer: Xavier Andrews
  • Lead Writer: Christopher Brewer
  • Director: Davy Gomez
  • PM/AD: Alicia Cabral
  • Writers: Joe Torres, Nick Amelang and Jason Litman
  • Make Up Artist: Rachel Hevesi
  • PR- Alicia Brockway
  • Art Director- Malcolm A. Davis
  • Fight Choreographer- Adam Ladd
  • Actors: Darryl K. Phipps (Six), Ripley Kay (Molly), Terence Macsweeny (Det. Howlett), Johannes Ansgaar- (Det. Brooks)

Stay Involved!

We need your help to spread the word! Please clink of our links and LIKE us Facebook and YouTube Channel and FOLLOW us on Twitter via , @PhantomSLDR, to stay involved. Tell other fans! Tell co-workers and classmates! And of course, keep checking here for more updates!

Final Thoughts 

We believe that we are capable of creating content and provide entertainment at a high level. We as creators can be supported by our audience. Phantom Soldier is an ambitious project we can see the masses enjoying. We hope you join us on this journey.

Risks and challenges

There are many risks in embarking on this project, and honestly, that's why we're doing it, but we believe that this vision of what the Phantom Soldier can be, will rise to that daunting challenge and make fans around the world fall in love with these characters.

This team has worked tirelessly (for little or no pay) over the last year to bring this project to fruition. No matter what, our team is determined to tell this story and will do anything it takes to make this project happen.

Now, we are ready to go into actual production. Pending a successful campaign, our team is ready to shoot in the summer of 2014. If we are able to surpass our funding goal, it will allow us to cover even more production costs and will bring the production to an entirely different level.

We’ve set a reasonable production and fulfillment schedule, but there are inherent risks of delay in the process (this is the film business, after all!). We will communicate with our backers and fans throughout the campaign to ensure the fulfillment process sticks to the timeline and that no matter what, this web series gets made and out into the world.

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    Above rewards, plus you will receive a digital version of the show within a few days of the shows public release debut, plus the pdf of the shooting script for 6 episodes. Naturally, you will also receive regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop throughout the fundraising process.

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    Above Rewards plus, you will receive a digital version of the show within a few days of the release plus the pdf of the shooting script for all 13 episodes. Naturally, you will also receive regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop throughout the fundraising process.

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    “PRODUCTION DIARY// You’re now a part of this movie making club, and I want to show you the process, from start to finish. Each week throughout this summer’s shoot you will receive my Production Diary. This will include cameos from the cast and crew detailing the process of making the show. You’ll also get casting and production news first, before the Hollywood trades. And, I’ll email you a PDF of the Phantom Soldier screenplay + a digital or dvd copy of the show right before the web series premieres.” (This is a stand alone)

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    Above Rewards, (1) fight lesson/self defense class with Darryl K Phipps, a 2X Hall of Fame Martial Artist (only in NYC) Along with a special thank you message recorded on video from the cast and crew.

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    Exclusively Design Phantom Soldier Production Box- This includes all awards under $100, plus this book includes inside, all 13 episode scripts, dvds, story boards, key art design, production stills, production diary, printed out behind the scenes blog, signed poster, exclusive character break downs. Plus have your gamertag, or real name imprinted on the box.

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    FOR FILMMAKERS, Our Director and Producer will personally conduct a filmmaking workshop providing their best practices, tips and tricks for shooting and editing Phantom Soldier and fight scenes. You also get a Special Associate Producer Credit in Phantom Soldier. You are responsible for transportation to/from the workshop location. Includes the PHANTOM SOLDIER ROYALE PACKAGE.

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    (YOUR MOMENT TO SHINE)
    Get a cameo or be a featured background extra in "Phantom Soldier - An Original Web Series." You’ll spend the day on the set. We’ll put you in the background (or foreground!) of scenes depending on role. If you have a fighting scene, you will be personally trained by our 5th degree black belt fight choreographer Adam Ladd to help you prepare. You’ll eat lunch with the cast and crew. We’ll do our best to feature our Kickstarter extras in the scenes, but we can’t promise every extra will make the final cut. You’ll also receive the signed movie poster, the DVD or digital copy of the show, and a pdf of the shooting script. You will also receive IMDB credits. Even if we don't use your scene, we will send you a digital copy of your part.

    NOTE: there will be days during the shoot that we’ll need other extras. We will do our best to accommodate our Kickstarter extras’ scheduling needs. Extras will need to provide their own travel to our set, and their own lodging and transportation. We will be shooting all scenes in the NYC surrounding areas.

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    FOR WRITERS, Includes rewards for $100 and under, plus If you are a writer or expiring writer with a script or an idea for a script. We will set up a writing workshop with our 4 writers. This includes, writing technique, we help hash out your idea for a story, we help you register your script, we help you format your script. After your script is polished and up to our writers standards, MI:4 Entertainment will meet with you and the writers. If everything looks great, MI:4 Entertainment will Option your script and produce it.

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    All of the above and a Phantom Soldier iPad Mini with all of the series episodes on it.

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    The Associate Producer’s Pack: Ever want to make a movie…now’s your chance!” Receive all previous rewards, PLUS, receive an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit in the show, PLUS, a thank you phone call from Darryl K. Phipps, plus IMDB credit, plus credit on the show.
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    (PUT YOURSELF IN THE SHOW)
    For one of our biggest supporters, here’s one of the biggest rewards. You will be credited as a cast member of “Phantom Soldier - An Original Web Series”. Visit us on our set and if you want, We will put you in a scene we are shooting and write a line just for you. And, we’ll give you the star treatment. Hair, makeup, wardrobe, and a space to practice your line plus, You get two tickets to the red carpet Phantom Soldier premiere in New York attended by the cast and creators, plus two tickets to the exclusive after-party also attended by the cast and creators. You’ll also receive the signed movie poster, the DVD and the digital version of the show, and a pdf of the shooting script. We’ll do our best to feature our walk-ons in the scenes. You will also receive IMDB credits.

    Note: Actors will need to provide their own travel to our set, and their own lodging and transportation. Filming on location in the New York City surrounding areas.

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    Thank you!! You receive all of the rewards above, name a character on the show and get to write an alternate ending for any episode in the series.

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    Gold Package with 2 Different Options- Option 1 All of the awards above, plus ALL EXPENSES paid trip (max $2,000 for flight and hotel) to attend the PHANTOM SOLDIER launch party in NYC or AUSTIN TX! Hang with the cast and crew with a special tour of NYC with your favorite cast member, pose for pictures and leave with a special sack of Phantom Soldier secret gifts. BUT THERE'S WAY MORE! You will also be inducted as an official member of the Phantom Soldier Cast with your name (or name of choice) appearing and forever in a future Phantom Soldier episode. IMDB credit, credit on the show, Also includes Special Executive Producer Credit, ticket to the exclusive NYC red carpet world premiere of Phantom Soldier, an Featured EXTRA role in one of the first two episodes, and the PHANTOM SOLDIER ROYALE PACKAGE.

    OPTION 2- All of the above rewards, (Except we don't fly you to NYC) We fly to your home town and hold a special Phantom Soldier red carpet premiere at your local theater. All of your family and friends are welcomed to walk the red carpet and attend the premier with an exclusive after party in your town. We will set everything up, you just look great and attend. We will make special invites for you to give to your friends. We will also have local press at the premiere. You will be introduced at the premiere as an actor and Executive Producer. TWO GREAT OPTIONS. (Note: For BOTH options combined, Add an extra $5,000 to pay for cost.)

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Funding period

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