Interview with Matt Keener, Legendary Screenplay Consultant
Victor is still in L.A. working to get Malaland, formerly known as Wok In Progress, made. He's been working very closely with Matt Keener of Scenario to get Malaland... Read more
Victor Brings Moutai To AFM With Him
While Murray is still working on the screenplay, Victor is currently working the American Film Market, one of the world’s most important film markets. He is setting up funding possibilities,... Read more
Wok In Progress is now Malaland (Working Title)
Yes, you're right, it was long time for an update. Murray and Victor are still at it, their jaws locked on this film project like a stubborn Bulldog.
Since our... Read more
Spreading The Holiday Cheer with Free International Calls!
Wok In Progress is teaming up with Chinese messaging juggernaut WeChat to produce and market our film. How's that for a happy ending, of 2016, and a bright, new beginning,... Read more
The First Rule Of Indie Filmmaking In China
While Murray is writing until his fingers bleed, Victor has been working with WeChat to start a blog dedicated to making independent films in China; when you aren't Chinese. The... Read more
For What We Are Thankful This Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving, Murray and Victor, are thankful for all the usual Thanksgiving things. Well, maybe not Murray; he's South African. However, they are both thankful as ever for all... Read more
Slated For 2018 Release
Here's our schedule for Wok In Progress. As you can see it takes some time to do it right. The good news is that we want to release our movie... Read more
A New Beginning
We just changed the look of Wok In Progress. Did you see the Kickstarter cover photo? That's part of our presales campaign. Here's the synopsis of Murray's screenplay:
Melvin was... Read more
Houston, We Have A Screenplay!
As of today, Wok In Progress is moving into pre-production. Murray has finished writing his screenplay. There will still be some tweaking and adjustments, but this will be the film... Read more
Look at the world around you, even if, "It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth," as Morpheus in The Matrix... Read more
How We Did It. How We Didn't Do It.
It has recently come to our attention that unscrupulous leeches have been using the success of our Kickstarter campaign to sell their Kickstarter marketing services. We want to make it... Read more
Screenplay First Draft. Check!
It's hard to describe the past couple of months since our last update. I think what we need here is a montage.
The first draft of the second version... Read more
It's The Year Of The Fire Monkey!
It's rather fitting, actually. Murray and Victor both feel like monkeys by letting the process to produce Wok In Progress take so long. Rest assure, however, that they are on... Read more
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Wok
We're going to be making a big announcement, very soon. We think you're going to like it. As our inner circle, you'll be the first to know.
We Had a Punch Up!
With our successful Kickstarter under our belt, we're back on track with the production of the next couple of episodes of Wok In Progress. The foundation of a sitcom is... Read more
We Are Still Casting Roles
The glow of a successful Kickstarter was a welcome change to the nail-biting, analytics-crunching, email-blitzing, steak-devouring whirlwind of a Kickstarter campaign. Thanks again to all our backers for their support... Read more
YOU DID IT! The Path Ahead
YOU DID IT!
You helped us reach our funding goal! Thank you sooo much for everything; for the pledges, of course, but also for sharing Wok In Progress with your... Read more
YOU DID IT! + Stretch Goals
YOU DID IT!
You helped us reach our funding goal! Thank yousoon much. It's been an amazing journey. We don't want it to end. The more money we... Read more
2 Hours To Go! Bonus For Backers & New Pledges
2 more hours left in our sitcom's Kickstarter! We still need to raise $1,205 to be able to keep the rest of the money we raised. NASA (nerds analysing sh*tty... Read more
3 More Hours To Go!
3 more hours left in our sitcom's Kickstarter! We can't even keep up with the pledges coming now.
We still need to raise $1,765 to be able to keep the... Read more
4 More Hours To Go!
4 more hours left in our Wok In Progress Kickstarter! We're still short $1,820, but NASA (nerds analysing sh*tty analytics) thinks we are still looking good! Look for stretch goals... Read more
5 Hours & $2,080 To Go!
Our backers have been amazing these last few days, lifting us up to 93% of our goal. Of course, they were building off the support of our early backers, the... Read more
We are burning it up today guys! $4000 pledged in the last couple hours. A big thank you to Erik ($500), Holly ($1000) and Wagenaar for upgrading from $1000 to... Read more
35 hours to go!
George has just upgraded his pledge from $20 to $100. Thanks man! We're edging towards our goal. Who else wants to upgrade? The future of China's first fully bilingual sitcom... Read more
Sound Stage Inspection
Huili County mayor Li Ningyi and vice-mayor Tang Xiaobing are inspecting the soon-to-be constructed sets for Wok In Progress in a sound stage in the north of Beijing with some... Read more
We Just Need 25% In 48 Hours. Who Wants To Buy Our Souls?
You, our backers and supporters, have all been absolutely amazing to us and our Kickstarter! There have been so many pleasant and pleasantly expectant twists and turns on this journey.... Read more
The last leg of our journey...
Well guys we're hitting the pinch. Thanks so much to Echo Zhao for her generous pledge of 5k. That takes us past the half way mark. We've still got a... Read more
It took us longer than expected to source this new reward, but we think you're gonna love it.
The Mormons used the Urim and Thummim. Egyptian scholars used the Rosetta... Read more
Getting out the dip!
Thank you Donna Weber for your pledge! We were worried there for a bit. We strongly believe that things are turning around now...
We are at the bottom of the 'U'!
Oh my it's been pretty slow at the Wok in Progress Kickstarter camp over the last few days. And watching that trendline on Kicktraq is stressful as hell. We knew... Read more
Status + We're Casting Roles For Future Episodes
The good news is that our Kickstarter has reached 38% of our funding goal of $30,000! The bad news is that our Kickstarter seems to have stalled at 38%. To... Read more
Streamlining Our Rewards
为人民服务!("Serve the people!") The people have spoken. We've dropped our $1, $2, and $8 rewards, because you made your voices heard. You don't want the low-hanging fruit. Got it.... Read more
We added a few more of our most popular reward
After checking out the story for the rest of the season, we decided that we can squeeze in a few more day player character names. So if you're keen to... Read more
Photos of Launch Party at 4corners
We got these photos by Sanna K a bit late. We're sharing them with you a bit late. At least, we're consistent.
Thanks again to 4corners in Beijing for hosting... Read more
Still on track
Yesterday was a tad slow with only a few pledges. Still on target though. Gonna have to send out a few more emails ;-)
We've already reached 20% of our goal! You guys rock!
This is so *niubi! 48 hours into our Kickstarter and we've reached 20% of our $30,000 goal! According to Kicktraq, we're on our way towards reaching 221% of our goal.... Read more
Great first day
So we're off to a good start here on day 1 as we approach $1000. Had a great launch party last night. A big thank you to all those who... Read more