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Julian ReichBy Julian Reich
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Julian ReichBy Julian Reich
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About

Weiter unten findest du die Projektbeschreibung auch in deutsch!

 A MODERN MARTIAL ARTS FILM

Ismail Cetinkaya, Kamil Lipski and Carlos Rocha dream of family, acknowledgement and love. They live as immigrants in Germany. Their job: Professional Fighter. Half of their lives went into achieving this goal.

We began filming in 2011 and what we've experienced exceeded our expectations. Ismail's journey lead to an eye opening encounter with Afghanistan. Carlos’ life lead to a stadium sized fighting arena in the USA. What connects both stories is not a theme, but the ever present search for understanding. Through frequent interviews which accompany the film as voice over, Warrior Father King seeks to find the answer to the pressing question: Why do people fight?

We want to finish this film by summer 2013. With your help this will be possible. So far we have been able to continue shooting on our own money, but the travels to Afghanistan and USA have now depleted our budget. 

To finish this film we your help. Your pledges will enable us to complete the filming and the post production.

Follow me on Twitter @WFK2014 or find me on facebook

Why I chose Ismail, Kamil & Carlos as Protagonists

All three protagonists are immigrants living in Germany. They are „Ausländer". I too am an „Ausländer". I was born in Rochester, NY to German parents. At the age of seven, my family moved to Germany. I did not speak a lick of German and in 1982 Bavarians did not speak a lick of English. 

The subject of immigration fuels political debates, racist violence, prejudice and fear. With his film I wish to show immigrants in a new way. On first glance these three men seem to inhabit all the stigmas Westerners attach to their immigrant neighbors: violence, religion, irrationality and a lack of education. But Ismail's incredible degree of self reflection and Carlos' life story will surprise and inspire even the most prejudiced viewer.

With your help, I can offer the world an honest look at a group of people, who, until now, were either pigeonholed or flat out ignored by most modern media.

This film will entertain you, move you and challenge your preconception on violence, culture and immigration. 

For more on about the film and our team: www.warrior-father-king.com

Stills from the film shoot

Sunset in Afghanistan
Sunset in Afghanistan
Ismaiil at home with his father
Ismaiil at home with his father
Carlos in Huntington Beach, CA preparing for his UFC comeback fight
Carlos in Huntington Beach, CA preparing for his UFC comeback fight

The amazing and much awarded illustrator Akiko Stehrenberger is responsible for the film's poster and artwork. There will be a total of three posters, each depicting one of the three protagonists. Shown below is the poster featuring Ismail Cetinkaya:

T-Shirt:

Akiko Stehrenberger's website:

www.akikomatic.com

http://www.akikomatic.com/catalog/konig.html

EIN MODERNER KAMPFKUNSTFILM

Ismail Cetinkaya, Kamil Lipski und Carlos Rocha träumen von Familie, Bestätigung und Liebe. Sie leben als Immigranten in Deutschland. Ihr Beruf: Profikämpfer. Ihr halbes Leben widmeten sie diesem Ziel. 

Diese Frage zu beantworten setzte ich mir zum Ziel, als ich und eine kleine Filmcrew 2011 mit den Filmarbeiten begannen. Was danach passierte übertraf unsere Erwartungen: Ismails Leben führte uns auf eine unvergessliche Reise nach Afghanistan. Carlos's Leben führte uns ins sonnige Kalifornien und einer riesigen Kampfveranstaltung in Florida. Ihre Schicksale konfrontieren uns mit Niederlagen, Siegen, zerbrochenen Beziehungen und neuen Hoffnungen. Was beide Geschichten verbindet ist nicht ein Thema, sondern der stets präsente Drang, Menschen wie Ismail und Carlos verstehen zu wollen. 

Warum ich Ismail, Kamil & Carlos als Protagonisten wählte

Ismail, Kamil und Carlos kamen nicht in Deutschland zur Welt und leben in Deutschland als Ausländer. Als gebürtiger Amerikaner, kann ich nachempfinden, wie sich das anfühlt. Ich kam 1975 in Rochester NY als Sohn deutscher Eltern zur Welt. Mit sieben zog meine Familie nach Deutschland. Ich sprach kein Wort Deutsch und in Bayern von 1982 sprach man kein Wort Englisch. Ich kenne das Gefühl sehr gut, keine Wurzeln zu haben und sich alleine und fremd zu fühlen. 

Überall auf der westlichen Welt führt das Thema Immigration zu Debatten, Vorurteilen, Angst und Gewalt. Dieser Film will einen Einblick geben, in das Leben, die Kultur und die Gefühlswelt unserer unbekannten Nachbarn. Dem Augenschein nach, entsprechen alle drei dem Klischee des ungebildeten, aggressiven Ausländers. Doch dieser Eindruck täuscht. Ismails aufrichtige Selbstreflektion und Carlos' Lebenserfahrung überraschen und brechen Vorurteile.

Unser Ziel

Einen Film zu machen, der sich mit den Großen messen kann und außerdem spannend und schön ist. Bisher war es uns möglich, den Film durch eigene Ressourcen zu finanzieren, aber um ihn nun endgültig fertigstellen zu können reicht das nicht aus. 

Wir benötigen $ 50.000,00 um die Postproduktion finanzieren zu können (Filmschnitt, Ton- und Bildbearbeitung) und weitere Dreharbeiten.

Unser Ziel ist den Film im Sommer 2013 fertig gestellt zu haben. Mit eurer Hilfe können wir das schaffen! 

Wie funktioniert Kickstarter

Kickstarter läuft nach dem „All or nothing" Prinzip. Wir bekommen das Geld nur, wenn die Zielsumme von $ 50,000.00 erreicht worden ist. Erreichen wir sie nicht, bekommen wir kein Geld und eure Spenden werden nicht abgebucht.  

Wollt ihr helfen, dann klickt auf „Back This Projekt" und wählt einen von fünfzehn Preisen. Für $25 z.B.bekommt ihr den Film als digitale Kopie und für $50 als Limited Edition Blu Ray Box. (siehe rechte Kolumne für die restlichen Preise)

Wenn ihr euch für ein Preis entschieden habt und die Summe in das entsprechende Fenster eingegeben habt, klickt euch weiter zur amazon payment Seite und loggt euch dort mit eurer Amazon ID ein. Amazon wickelt den Zahlungsvorgang ab.  

Mehr über den Film und das Team gibt's hier: www.krieger-vater-könig.de

Findet mich auf Twiiter @WFK2014 und facebook

Risks and challenges

Warrior Father King is a documentary film with life as it's script. This fact makes it hard to foresee a story. However, by choosing to film each protagonist before, during and after at least one fight, we are guaranteed to have an exciting turn of events. Voice Over by the protagonists will further heighten the drama and add an intellectual layer to the story.

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    WARRIOR FATHER KING - BLACK BELT (white stripe) -- Wish to share the film with a larger audience? This reward lets you host five community screenings in different cities across the U.S. (for donors from America) or Europe (for donors from Europe). The filmmakers will be in attendance and available for a panel and Q&A with your audience. You'll also receive an associate producer's credit on IMDB & on the film’s website. Also included are: The WFK T-shirt, the WFK BLU RAY BOX (or DVD) and all three posters of the film. Travel & Lodging within the US and Europe is not included in this reward.

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    WARRIOR FATHER KING - BLACK BELT (red stripe) -- Meet the stars! Director Julian Reich will organize an exclusive day of activities for you and one guest with one of the protagonists. Are you from Europe? Then become Ismails student or accompany Kamil to a fight. Are you from the US? Then spend a day surfing with Carlos in CA. We will arrange for travel and lodging. You'll also receive an associate producer's credit on IMDB & on the film’s website. Also included are: The WFK T-shirt, the WFK BLU RAY BOX (or DVD) and all three posters of the film.

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    WARRIOR FATHER KING - RED BELT -- This is it - the most high profile reward. We will produce a professionally made in depth interview that will highlight and publicize your involvement with the film and it's subject matter. This interview will be featured as a bonus feature on the WFK BLU RAY / DVD. You and one guest will join us on the red carpet either during the world premiere in Germany or during the US premiere at an American film festival. Travel and lodging for you and one guest are included. You'll be awarded an executive producer's credit in the film's credits, as well as on IMDB and the film's website. Also included are: The WFK T-shirt, the WFK BLU RAY BOX (or DVD) and all three posters of the film.

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