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Futuregangs race against time to find the last supply of a superdrug that lets the user physically enter the internet. Chaos ensues.

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Updates:

1) Bonus Gifts; Punkzz Script (80 Pages Leaked)!

2) Two New Artists Join the Punkzz Soundtrack!

3) Casting Announcement: Griffin Cork to play Iso

4) New Musical Artist Joins the Team! New Poster Incoming!

5) New Concept Artwork Released!

6) Full Screenplay Released & Thanks For the Press!

7) New Interview with Dionne & Turner + Thank you!

We are the filmmaking couple Turner Stewart and Dionne Copland, and in the past year we've brought you the short films S.I.D.S., Don't Look Down, Computer Hearts, and the upcoming Dionne Copland's Inferno. This summer we hope to begin production on our first feature film, //CYBERPUNKZZ//, and we need your support if we are going to bring this strange vaporwave vision to life!

With this Kickstarter campaign we are asking you to support the production of our movie so that we can shoot it in June 2016! Find out about the film's story, our production plan, the reward tiers, and our unique self-distribution plan below!

Cyberpunk gangs race against time to find the last supply of a superdrug that lets the user physically enter the internet. Chaos, action, and body horror ensue.

In a dystopian future, the old establishment have moved their consciousness entirely online, leaving the youth to fend for themselves in the hellish real world. For those that stayed IRL, the only way to survive the massive food and resource shortages was to band into street gangs, with each group in control of their own turf. These gangs only have one guaranteed means of survival: a new drug called “the juice,” a substance poured directly into the brain that permits the user to temporarily access online superhighways, allowing them to more easily find and trade necessary supplies.

READ THE DETAILED SYNOPSIS HERE!

Click this Image to Uncover the Backstory to the Punkzz Universe!
Click this Image to Uncover the Backstory to the Punkzz Universe!

Our film follows a gang called The Cyberpunkzz, who find themselves brought into enemy territory by a major “juice” shortage. After finding a treasure map to what they believe to be the last stockpile of “juice,” the punkzz end up the targets of not only the insane “juice”-addicted Modzz, but also a sinister cult which aims to take the whole world back offline.

While running from the city's largest gang, The Modzz, one of the punkzz, Iso, is shot full of a computer virus which causes his brain to start leaking out of his head. The only known cure is a full brain “juice” bath, so the punkzz have to quickly follow the clues in their treasure map and discover the mysterious source of “the juice” if they are going to cure the virus in time.

With the help of his fellow punkzz Minxxx, Jaxx, and Bikegirl, Iso must race against the city's rival gangs and an evil force known as The Limbless King to get to the world's last major supply of “juice” before its too late. But as the punkzz soon discover, if they fail to get to “the juice” first there will be a lot more at stake than just Iso's noggin'.

It's a crazy story that takes familiar action, scifi, and horror tropes and combines them into an immersive new world based heavily in cyberpunk and vaporwave aesthetic. We are incredibly excited about the story and characters in this film and can't wait to bring it all to life!

And to make sure that you are just as excited about this screenplay as we are, you can read the first 80 pages yourself here!

When we reach our goal we will shoot //CYBERPUNKZZ// in June 2016 and will have the film primed for release by the summer of 2017!

So far we have focused on assembling a great team and making our script the best it can be. Once we have the funding for our film we will immediately begin the pre-production process by casting our actors, designing costumes, and moulding the practical effects. In May 2016 we will move our team to Medicine Hat, Alberta, where we will build our sets and confirm locations. We will then shoot the film over 14 days in June 2016.

We have determined that our minimum budget to shoot the film is $36 500, however to make this film exactly the way we have it in our heads we want to hit $67 220.00. (Remember that we're Canadian, so that is just $48 500 USD, £33 465, or ‎€43 126.)

Our backers can opt-in to receive bi-weekly financial reports to see how we are spending our budget!
Our backers can opt-in to receive bi-weekly financial reports to see how we are spending our budget!

In line with our mission statement for Hentai Cop Films, we will be using exclusively practical effects in //CYBERPUNKZZ//. We want this movie to have a certain feeling that we would not be able to achieve with CGI, so even though its a film that heavily relies on Internet iconography we plan to use animation and traditional practical effects to achieve our transcendent vision of Internet altered states.

Check out this uncut make-up effects footage from Computer Hearts!

We will primarily shoot the film on the RED DRAGON, which is the same camera we used for Dionne Copland's Inferno. Although this is a beautiful camera that will give us a lot of freedom to make a gorgeous neon atmosphere, we plan to also shoot on VHS camcorders and the Pixelvision 2000 to align with our vaporwave-cyberpunk aesthetic.

We also have some absolutely amazing musicians lined up to either grant us access to their music libraries or record original tracks for the film, including:

Everyone that donates to the campaign will immediately receive the following:

  • Exclusive clip from Dionne Copland's Inferno
  • Digital Download of Computer Hearts
  • Digital Download of S.I.D.S.
  • Digital Download of Don't Look Down
  • Exclusive Weekly Production Updates

And then we have these awesome rewards...

Please ask us if you need clarification about any rewards!

Note: Every reward above $10 includes a digital copy of //CYBERPUNKZZ// that will be released the same day as the festival premiere.

All shipped reward packages will include one of four Punkzz buttons!

If you want to see this crazy movie come to life, then we need your help!

We have nothing but the utmost respect for our audience, and that is why we have set a distribution plan that puts your interests at the forefront. With //CYBERPUNKZZ// we are going to sidestep the conventions of indie film distribution by maintaining full control of how our movie gets from us to you. Our number one priority is to make a movie that we hope you'll love, not to sell it to a distributor and then leave you guys in the lurch if they want to have more control over the delivery of the film than we promised to you guys.

For //CYBERPUNKZZ// our plan once we finish the film is to hit one major film festival for the premier, and on the very same day we will send the film digitally to our backers! We then plan to tour the film from city to city ourselves, partnering with local cinemas to bring a unique and engaging live experience to audiences across North America and then (hopefully) the rest of world. While we tour the film we will put together the physical rewards and send them out to our backers by October 2017.

Our self-produced Computer Hearts Bluray!
Our self-produced Computer Hearts Bluray!

For us that is the dream of crowdfunding and why we feel that our delivery plan is the best for keeping a strong relationship between us filmmakers and our audience. Throughout the exhibition and distribution process, our Kickstarter backers will always be our priority!

Still from Dionne Copland's Inferno
Still from Dionne Copland's Inferno
Still from Dionne Copland's Inferno
Still from Dionne Copland's Inferno

Press: Beneath The Underground 

Winner: Audience Choice Award for Best Extreme Short Film at Cinemafantastique

Press: Beneath the Underground; The Film Splice; Horror Society; Modern Horrors

 Official Selection: Ax Wound Film Festival; Calgary Horror Con

 Official Selection: Slaughter in Syracuse, Brno16Night Terrors Calgary; Little Nightmares Canadian Horror Shorts Festival; Cinemafantastique

Winner: Solowey Award for Most Fearless Performance & Rookie of the Year at The Heavy Hitting Horrorfest

We greatly appreciate your interest in our campaign and we look forward to your support!

Risks and challenges

Our track record with crowdfunding shows that we have always successfully completed our projects, regardless of the obstacles we faced. When we made Computer Hearts we completely underestimated the amount of funding we needed to make the movie we wanted to make, so we found alternative sources to fund the completion of the film. With S.I.D.S., we used Indiegogo's flexible funding feature and still delivered the film despite not reaching our goal.

With our previous campaigns, we were sure to be entirely transparent with any delays and what was causing them, and we have learned from any of the mistakes we made from that delivery process to ensure that we set realistic and achievable goals for the production and delivery of //CYBERPUNKZZ//.

If this film reaches or surpasses its funding goal there is no doubt that it will be delivered on time and will far exceed backer's expectations. Honestly, the only thing that could stop this film from landing in your inbox next summer is if we all die (but we won't, obviously).

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    Pledge $1 or more About $0.73 USD

    //Inferno Teaser and Campaign Updates//
    An exclusive teaser clip for Dionne Copland's Inferno!
    Also, stay up to date with the punkzz via weekly video updates from Turner and Dionne and the rest of the cast and crew!

    + Digital downloads of Computer Hearts, Don't Look Down, and S.I.D.S.

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    //Final Week Blowout!//

    Pay what you want Digital Copy!!

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    //Digital Copy//
    An HD digital copy of the film via VHX, complete with a selection of bonus features.

    The download codes will be sent out following the film's festival premier.

    ~$7.21 USD

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    //Digital Combo Pack//
    Get the digital copy of Cyberpunkzz and a digital copy of the Original Soundtrack!

    ~$10.82 USD

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    //DVD of Punkzz//
    A hand-made DVD-r of Punkzz complete with original artwork. Punkzz will be presented exclusively in the 16x9 ratio in this release.

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    //Trading Card Pack//
    All 20 Trading Cards!
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    //The Punkzz Shirt Design A//
    "Cyberpunkzz" Shirt Design. Artist to be announced.
    *FINAL ARTWORK NOT FEATURED.
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz!

    ~$18.03 USD

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    //The Punkzz Shirt Design B//
    "The Limbless King" Shirt Design. Artist to be announced.
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    //The Punkzz Shirt Design C//
    "Hentai Cop Films" Shirt Design by Chance Hansen.
    *FINAL ARTWORK NOT FEATURED.
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz!

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    //Original Sountrack CD//
    Get the original Cyberpunkzz Soundtrack on CD!
    + a Digital Copy of the Film!

    ~$21.64 USD

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    //Everything Digital//
    Digital Copy of Cyberpunkzz
    Digital Copy of the Cyberpunkzz Soundtrack
    Digital Copy of Cyberpunkzz: The Novelization
    Other Assorted Exclusive Digital Content!

    ~$21.64 USD

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    //CreepySix Home Video Blu//
    A Special Edition version of the film limited to 666 copies that will be released in October 2017.
    This release will include exclusive bonus features and one of six signed lobby cards.

    ~$25.25 USD

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    //Hentai Cop Films Limited Blu+DVD//
    A self-produced BR-D/DVD-r Combo pack limited to 100 numbered copies released in July 2017.
    This release will contain exclusive bonus content and will complement the Hentai Cop Release version of Computer Hearts.

    ~$28.85 USD

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    //Bluray and Soundtrack CD//
    The CreepySix Home Video Release and the Soundtrack CD!

    ~$36.07 USD

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    //CreepySix Double Header//
    CreepySix Limited Edition Cyberpunkzz
    CreepySix Limited Edition Computer Hearts

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    //Hentai Cop Films Starter Pack//
    Hentai Cop Films Limited Edition Blu+DVD
    Hentai Cop Films Original Limited Computer Hearts

    ~$47.61 USD

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    //Vultra Video VHS//
    The film presented in an exclusive 4:3 aspect ratio on VHS! Limited to 75 numbered copies!
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz!

    ~$57.71 USD

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    Pledge $90 or more About $65 USD

    //Punkzz Slate//
    Own the slate we use during production!
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz and a CreepySix Edition Bluray!

    ~$64.92 USD

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    //Cyberpunkzz: The Novelization//
    Novelization of the film written by Dionne Copland & Turner Stewart! Limited to 50 numbered copies!
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz!

    ~$72.13 USD

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    //Pick a Prop//
    You tell us a prop that you want to see in the movie!
    This can include art or content you have created yourself.
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz and a CreepySix Edition Bluray!

    ~$72.13 USD

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    //Punkzz Poster//
    A full-size Cyberpunkzz Poster (27"x40") signed by the cast and crew!
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz and a CreepySix Edition Bluray!

    ~$79.35 USD

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    //Premiere Tickets//
    As many tickets as you need to the premiere of Cyberpunkzz at CinemaFantastique 2017.
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz and the CreepySix Limited Edition Bluray

    *Limited to 15 tickets.

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    //THE SIX PACK//
    Hentai Cop Films Limited Edition Blu/DVD
    CreepySix Home Video Limited Blu
    Vultra Video Limited Edition VHS
    DVD Exclusive Edition
    Soundtrack CD
    CreepySix Films Computer Hearts

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    //Cassette used in PXL2000//
    Own the unique cassette tape we used when shooting with the Pixelvision 2000 camcorder.
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz and a CreepySix Edition Bluray!

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    //Special Thanks Credit//
    Get a Special Thanks Credit in the films closing credits, as well as on IMDB!
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz and a CreepySix Edition Bluray!

    ~$180.34 USD

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    //The Punkzz Pack//
    DVD Exclusive Edition
    CreepySix Films Home Video Release
    Hentai Cop Films Release
    Vultra Video VHS
    Soundtrack CD
    All 20 Punkzz Trading Cards
    All the Punkzz Buttons
    All Three Punkzz T-Shirts
    Cyberpunkzz: The Novelization

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    //Screen-Used Prop//
    Own one of the unique props we designed for the Cyberpunkzz!
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz and a CreepySix Edition Bluray!

    ~$360.67 USD

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    //Screen-Used Head Gag//
    One of the fake heads used in the film!
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz and a CreepySix Edition Bluray!

    ~$468.88 USD

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    Pledge $666 or more About $484 USD

    //The Punkzz Bible//
    A 100% unique hardcover book that contains the Cyberpunkzz Novelization, the original script complete with Turner and Dionne's Production Notes, and Chance Hansen's Original Storyboards.
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz and a CreepySix Edition Bluray!

    ~$480.42 USD

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    //Bag of Body Parts//
    A selection of several fake body parts used in the film and a fake severed head!
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz, the CreepySix Edition Bluray, Soundtrack CD, Vultra VHS, All 20 Trading Cards, Buttons, All Three Shirts,and the Novelization!

    ~$721.35 USD

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    //Associate Producer Credit//
    Get a Producer Credit during the film's opening credits, as well as on IMDB!
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz, 5 copies of the CreepySix Edition Bluray, Soundtrack CD, Vultra VHS, All 20 Trading Cards, Buttons, All Three Shirts, the Novelization, and an Autographed "Associate Producer" Certificate.

    ~$721.35 USD

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    //Executive Producer Credit//
    Get an Executive Producer Credit during the film's opening credits and on the movie poster, as well as on IMDB!
    This perk includes full access to pre-production elements, dailies from the production, and an exclusive first look at rough cuts!
    + a Digital Copy of Punkzz, 5 copies of the CreepySix Edition Bluray, Soundtrack CD, Vultra VHS, All 20 Trading Cards, Buttons, All Three Shirts, the Novelization, and an Autographed "Associate Producer" Certificate.

    ~$5770.78 USD

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