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$191
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 27 2019 1:10 AM UTC +00:00

About


This is a web series by Mainasty Productions, with a goal is to increase diversity and inclusion across media, no narrative is too small or less important than another.

This is a web series revolving around VR Gaming. This eight episode web series will aim to break barriers and breakdown some stereotypes in gaming, certain narratives, gender roles, among many topics.

We have approval by Smashbox Arena's company BigBox VR, HTC, and Portal VR Arcade.

Filming will start in March and we will film on weekends as everyone involved have other jobs.

My name is Maikaru  and I am a small production filmmaker based in Seattle .

A little about me, I am a Seattle human traffick survivor and was fortunate enough to have a documentary short made about my life. We went on to win at Seattle International Film Festival 2014 for Best Documentary short, and ended up being one spot away from being nominated for an Academy award.


This let me to be inspired to continue story telling. I started my small small production company called Mainasty Productions, which is a play on my known name Maikaru and dynasty, me wanting to build a family as I didn't get to know my family.

I am writing a script and producing for a small web series. Eight episode.

Unfortunately right now this is a no budget show. But hoping to build up my portfolio and generate business moving forward and getting my acting people paid. 

We are fortunate enough to have talented people who are volunteering their time as they believe in this project.

Starring Lauwana Kirtland from Seattle
Starring Lauwana Kirtland from Seattle

Our lead actress is Lauwana Kirtland who Maikaru grew up with, Filipina-American



Olivia Kovach
Olivia Kovach

Olivia Kovach Korean American - actress


Executive Producers Maikaru & Jackey
Executive Producers Maikaru & Jackey

Maikaru Asian Indigenous American - Writer, Director, Producer, Actor


Nima Zeighami - Co-Executive Producer who brings a plethora of experience from the VR industry and Tech industry, formerly of VR sports, Epson, Agency XR, Apple and Within.

Joel Berger - Music Score
Joel Berger - Music Score

 After graduating with a Film Production degree from Cal State Northridge, Jessica decided to pursue acting. Since moving back to Seattle she has worked on 6 short films, a feature directed by Brady Hall, and projects for ChefSteps, Amazon, and Starbucks. Currently she's filming a Thesis Film for Cornish College and a web-series about climate change. Jessica is very excited to be working on this gaming series with Maikaru, and looking forward to see what magic the talented cast and crew will bring to the show. She hopes we can get enough funds raised to help with production, and bring to the audience a powerful story line with diverse local talent.  

Christina Chon
Christina Chon

We hope to get funding for video editing, and stretch goals to pay people.

Thank you for your consideration,

#asianfilms #asianinmedia #diversity #supportindiefilms #increasediversity #representationmatters

Risks and challenges

Timing, we want to follow our timeline, but accidents happen and issues arise that force us to reschedule shooting
budget- filming budget can increase as things change
We plan to film on weekends, we are running lean on a $0 budget so far, we are partnering with a wonderful video editor who is dedicating full time to making sure this edit happens on time.

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