FULLY FUNDED Update 4/27/14:
Success! After only two weeks, we've been completely funded. Honestly, it's an overwhelming feeling to have such a devoted and enthusiastic fan base. Your passion is what keeps this narrative moving and now we're moving to the next chapter.
At this point, we have 2 more weeks to gather funds for what I hope isn't a too grandiose list of stretch goals.
It's a list I have assembled with many considerations. I want to provide as much entertainment bang-for-your-buck, but I don't want to escape the scope of my ambitions for this particular project without enough funds to do the job.
Check it out for yourself:
You decide how far we go.
All the best,
Over 2 years ago, I ran a moderately successful Kickstarter for The Smash Brothers Series. Since it was released, I've gotten my fair share of praise for the work, but I've also gotten pleas for the stories of the modern players I didn't or couldn't cover adequately.
Well, now is your chance to see it happen.
The story of Armada: His meteoric Melee career - from humble beginnings to a rise to near unbeatable status - all wrapped up in an international rivalry with that other unbeatable smash all-star, Mango.
But it's not just Armada. From the South, propelled with shouts of "Stack It Up", the devout down-airing combo machine known as Dr. PP wrestling his way to the Top 5, along with veterans Hungry Box and Mew2King.
The end goal is to have something that could play in theaters; a stand-alone story that anyone, even those who know nothing of The Smash Brothers, could watch and get wrapped up in.
Production quality will be a top priority this time around with funds earmarked for high-end graphical work, top-notch music tracks and audio. I'm keeping my staff as slim as possible to stretch our dollars, but feature quality demands a certain level of investment you just can't get around.
If I can't make it amazing, I don't want to make it at all. So please, help me make it amazing. I've got some special surprises for this project that will only happen if we get our minimum goal. SO LET'S DO THIS.
Photo: Jackie Tran
Risks and challenges
If you know my work, you'll be confident I can overcome most obstacles between me and a quality final product. This is what I do. If you need any insight, check out this AMA - http://www.reddit.com/r/smashbros/comments/1ssxjn/hello_all_samox_here_creator_of_the_smash/Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Hopefully! Unlike The Smash Brothers, a top priority of this project will be to use more traditional distribution methods. Festivals, movie theaters and online streaming services like Netflix or Hulu are going to be important.
This is the one thing that gave me pause in deciding whether to launch this project - the DVDs aren't done yet for The Smash Brothers! The reason for that fact is simple: the first Kickstarter project was a "moderate success" in that it was fully funded - sort of.
I only really received about half of the intended donation total, not the full amount you see perfectly funded on The Smash Brothers Kickstarter page. That's because I made up the difference myself at zero hour.
Nevertheless, I was determined to finish the project and did so - by going more than slightly into debt.
Now I'm slowly coming out of it and the DVDs are a top priority!
To show my appreciation for your patience and trust, anyone who donated for the DVD to The Smash Brothers will get this DVD as well, automatically.
Well that's awful generous of you!
If you're interested in sponsorship, Reward #5 is for you! Feel free to message me if you want to discuss other options for promotion.
It's 26k for a full-length feature film. This is a self-contained story that people who didn't see The Smash Brothers could enjoy entirely on its own and the price is conservative considering the graphics, music, travel, incidentals, DVDs and awesome other stuff (I can't go in to detail here) it will include.
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