7th Sea Cinematic Trailer
So remember how we were talking about the future?
I’ve been working with producer, Neal Fischer, for a few years adapting my books—such as Shotgun Diaries, Houses of the Blooded and Galaxy XXX—into TV and movie pitches. When JWP acquired the rights to 7th Sea, we immediately started talking about possibilities.
We know that the last few days of any campaign on Kickstarter are usually a wild ride. Since we’ve already hit $1 million… we can start to dream big.
We want to make a 2 minute trailer for a 7th Sea TV or movie project. It’s an old strategy used by directors such as the Coen Brothers: make the trailer for the movie you want to make and show it to distributors. We’ll run the tape and then say... “This is the movie we’re going to make.”
New Stretch Goal ($1.25 million): 7th Sea Cinematic Trailer
If we reach $1.25 Million, we'll commission a two-minute cinematic trailer that we can use to pitch studios and production companies in Hollywood on making a 7th Sea movie or television show. We think 7th Sea is an amazing property, and we'd like to see it up on the big screen (or at least on Netflix)!
And here’s a video announcing this exciting stretch goal:
We’re incredibly excited about working with Neal and his team. He was the main force behind the indie cult hit Sushi Girl and more importantly, he’s a gamer. (Big L5R nerd. I tease him about it all the time.)
Neal Fischer is the United States representative of Davis Films and world-renowned Producer Samuel Hadida, whose work includes the Resident Evil & Silent Hill films, Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Solomon Kane, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Domino, and True Romance. Currently Neal is developing properties from the Davis Films’ library of titles for the big screen, including Castle Wolfenstein, Vampire Hunter D, House of Night and Golgo 13.
Neal also works closely with Davis Films’ distribution office, Metropolitan Filmexport, located in Paris, France. In addition to his work at Davis Films, Neal recently produced the genre-bending feature Sushi Girl. Neal is set to produce Tony Todd’s directorial debut Catalytic, and is developing a slate of four films with legendary martial arts master Sonny Chiba. Neal is also part of the team producing the phenomenally fan funded films; Prelude to Axanar and Star Trek: Axanar.
You can read more about Neal here: http://www.sushigirlmovie.com/on-the-side/neal-fischer/
If we reach this goal, we’ll put Neal and his crew to work on making this trailer amazing. And we’ll share early photos, video, and more with you all as the trailer comes together!
7th Sea Kickstarter Party - Sunday, March 13th
Now that the end is near, it’s time for us to figure out how we’re going to celebrate the last few hours. And we can’t think of any better way to celebrate than spending time with friends and fans!
Thus… on Sunday, March 13th, we’re throwing a 7th Sea Kickstarter party at Imperial Outpost in Glendale, AZ. Huge thanks to Darren at Imperial Outpost for welcoming us, and keeping the store open late for the party!
And while we don’t have room for all 9,000+ backers at the event, we’d love to see some of you join us for a night of fun, food, and festivities as we watch the clock tick down to the end of the Kickstarter. And right after the Kickstarter is over… we’ll have a 7th Sea costume contest with special prizes!
Obviously, most of our backers won’t be able to make it. We’ll try to set up a live cam or something for you all, but we do want to invite folks out who live close enough that they can make the party. Because tickets are limited, we’re going to be doing a lottery. If you’d like to come, please fill out this form:
7th Sea Kickstarter Party Lottery: http://goo.gl/forms/yf9QFxHhWI
Anyone can fill out the form to get a ticket to the party, but we’re holding a number of spots just for Kickstarter backers. Thank you all for what you’ve made possible!
Achievement Update - Wallpaper Unlocked!
And we're sailing through a bunch of our new achievements. We've got 300 shares on our new Facebook link (http://on.fb.me/1Uk1i5r) and 150 retweets on our new Twitter link (http://bit.ly/1TyRkhH). And we're getting closer and closer to the most backers for a tabletop RPG ever!
And since we've hit 28 of our total achievements, we've unlocked the 7th Sea digital wallpapers! Look for those in May, once we've gotten in some more amazing art from our artists for the corebook. Well done!
And if you're looking for ways to unlock a few more achievements...
... we're only 100 Facebook likes away from 3,000.
... we're only 200 Twitter follows away from 1,500.
... we're only 5 7th Sea selfies away from 50!
We've got three days left, folks! Let's make these happen!