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www.spoofthesaga.com

Thank you so much for your support of Spoof the Saga! Unfortunately, this kickstarter campaign is not going to fund. We could use any help you can give us in putting the finishing touches (music/sfx) on Episode 1: a new joke and beginning the full on production of Episode 2: the satire strikes back. You can do this in 3 ways! Like us on facebook http://facebook.com/spoofthesaga Visit our webpage and sign up for email reminders, check out videos, and look at our behind the scenes stuff http://spoofthesaga.com and finally, share our pics and stuff with your friends!

 

We seriously love movies. Watching them, making them, writing them, and working with others who like doing the same stuff we do. In 2005 we made "Roadkill" a feature length teenage slasher movie filmed with small actors from all over Southern California in the Mojave desert. Since then we have worked on an interactive horror short that lets YOU choose whether the main character opens the door where the monster is hiding, and several other interesting small projects, and in 2015 we entered a short in Horror Block's short film contest, shot entirely inside the East Hills Mall of Bakersfield, CA.

Now we are working on our biggest project yet. 15 years in the making, from the first concept as a flash animated Star Wars fanfilm to its current iteration, "Spoof the Saga" is a parody trilogy so big it had to be done in 4 parts! Now it isn't a fanfilm in the sense that it pays homage to just one movie, it's paying homage to so many that it can only be a parody of epic proportions!

Check out our awesomely talented cast!
Check out our awesomely talented cast!

The first episode, "Spoof the Saga: A New Joke" has already been filmed and will be previewing on May 4th in Bakersfield, CA in front of a live audience! We've learned a lot since production began in November 2016 and we know that what we're really up against is money. "Spoof the Saga: A New Joke" was filmed with virtually no budget but loads of goodwill from many wonderful people in Bakersfield. But to make the rest of "Spoof the Saga" as awesome as it should be, we need your help!

 We want you to be as thrilled with Spoof the Saga as we are to be working on it. That's why we spent a lot of time thinking about the budget above. Here are some of the finer details:

  • Our post production costs are the most because sound and effects are very important to a project like Spoof the Saga.
  • Roughly 75% of the production budget ($3000) is going towards securing locations and studio rent.
  • We have a lot of costumes already and are constantly looking to add to our backgrounds with cosplayers, but sci fi costumes can get expensive!
  • Our crew is a very hungry crew! Please feed them. Especially Todd.
  • We want your rewards to rock!
  • Incidentals. Like convention fees, parking fees, and other fees.

If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message! We will get back to you within 24 hours.

Behind the scenes with Alice, the INTERN, Darin, Barry, Daniel, Michael, and Crystal
Behind the scenes with Alice, the INTERN, Darin, Barry, Daniel, Michael, and Crystal

 

Risks and challenges

Full disclosure: we have suffered the curse of Luc on this project. Since preproduction began in earnest in late 2014 we have had 4 Luc Flyswatters! Michael Hintz, or Quattro as we call him, is our latest Luc. He has stuck around the longest and we think he is doing an awesome job.

Because we aren't paying our actors if a job opportunity comes up we want our actors to stay housed and fed, so the people we begin with might not end up surviving the whole saga, or we might experience some minor delays as we work around schedules.

The script is written, the first part is filmed, edited and being previewed* live on May 4th (let it be with us) and we vow to make this Saga awesome and barring that, awesomely terrible. *we will be editing even more after the preview*

Production of the remaining episodes will be ongoing in the coming months, and our space at Bakersfield Comic Con Nov 12-13 is already reserved for the showing of the last episode. We aim to have the rewards shipping to you in time to watch while you wait for Rogue One!

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    EARLY ACCESS! No waiting! You get a digital download of each film, the same day we premiere them!! Plus all of the stuff at the $15 level! (This will be ongoing you will receive the LAST download link in December!)

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    Get the DVD! You will get all 4 Epsiodes of Spoof The Saga, along with behind the scenes footage, special bonus features, and more! This also includes the stuff you receive at the $20 level!

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    Get a Special "Spoof the Saga" USB drive with all 4 episodes, the same bonus features as the DVD, and EXCLUSIVE goodies that will only be on the USB!! Also comes with a shout out, your name in the credits, and online access!

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    Get a signed copy of the script-- with the signatures of the cast and crew of "Spoof the Saga!" Also, get your choice of DVD or USB, your name in the credits, and online access!

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    Get a one of a kind, disposable camera, with pictures taken by one of our crew members! No two cameras will have the same pictures! These cameras will have loads of behind the scenes pics for YOUR EYES ONLY! Along with the camera you get your choice of DVD, USB, your name in the credits, and exclusive online access!

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    Dinner & a Show! (Travel not included!) At this level you get to choose one of the premieres to attend (Episode 2, 3, or Prequel) AND dinner with a cast member and the director!! (Dining options TBA) You must get yourself to Bakersfield, but once here we'll treat you like royalty! You will also receive your choice of DVD or USB, your name in the credits, and exclusive online access!

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    Are you sitting on some comedy gold? With this reward you get to hear your own lines, written by YOU, in one of the Episodes of Spoof the Saga. Will you choose the prequel or one of the sequels?? Submit as much material as you want and we guarantee you that we will use at least 1 line. (some restrictions) You will receive special notation in the credits too!

    You will also receive your choice of DVD or USB, your name in the credits, and exclusive online access!

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    Tickets to all 3 shows, plus Bakersfield Comic Con 2016 (A 2 day event). (Travel not included). At this level, you will receive tickets to all 3 premieres, a 2 day pass to Bakersfield Comic Con, your choice of a DVD or USB packed with stuff, exclusive online access to behind the scenes goodies and updates, and your name in the credits!!

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    Crunchy's Messenger Bag! Get your own copy of Crunchy's messenger bag made out of real leather, jam packed with loads of "Spoof the Saga" goodies! A signed copy of the script, ephemera from the set, a special USB that has exclusive Crunchy files, all of the print media for "Spoof the Saga" and even a few surprises! You will also get your name in the credits and online access to exclusive behind the scenes stuff!

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    EXCLUSIVE! We will FLY* you out to LAX, come and get you, drive you to the director's favorite Los Angeles restaurant, then take you on a tour of Southern California up to Bakersfield that includes all of our filming locations! While you're driving, you will get to watch the entirety of "Spoof the Saga" - All 4 episodes, back to back, with the director there to answer all of your questions!! Did we mention--** we will pay for your <b>DOMESTIC</b> airfare??

    You will also receive your choice of DVD or USB, your name listed as an executive producer, and online access to behind the scenes goodies and more!

    We will work with your schedule for the flight, but must be after November 13, 2016!

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