REWARDS UPDATE & SNEAK PEEK
Thank you SO much for your incredible patience and support as we diligently finalize all of the remaining rewards as our intention is to ship everything together –... Read more
TRAILER FOR RAIDERS DOCUMENTARY...IS LIVE!
Wanted to pass on a very exciting announcement.
The official trailer for the RAIDERS! documentary is now live. It was launched exclusively on Entertainment Weekly's website this... Read more
RAIDERS DOCUMENTARY ACCEPTED INTO SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST!
We are VERY proud to announce that the documentary about our Raiders movie, produced and directed by Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen has been officially selected by the... Read more
We're on the COVER of the LA Weekly!!
We are excited and proud to have our story shared in the LA WEEKLY! Check us out on newsstands throughout Los Angeles or read about it right here online! Thank... Read more
FINAL POST FROM THE RAIDERS GUYS!
FINAL KS UPDATE - 3.13.14
We are excited to announce the next leg of our journey... Our NEW website!
We would love for you to join us as we... Read more
ANNOUNCING... WWW.RAIDERSGUYS.COM !
Hi all, Chris Strompolos here with one of the last video updates. We have only FOUR hours left on the campaign and are working hard. Many thanks for all of... Read more
Final Outtake! "Too Bad The Hovitos... Haven't Had Their Voices Crack Yet."
It's amazing what six years can do to one's testosterone levels! And I guess we found a better cobweb resource too.
In all seriousness, this last outtake is... Read more
Last Night of Our Kickstarter Journey... What a Ride!
A thankful greeting to all of our backers on our last night!
Thank you once again for getting us this far. We are blown away by the outpouring of... Read more
OUTTAKE # 29 - Hey Guys, our Director is On Fire! Literally.
"Today’s second-to-last OUTTAKE OF THE DAY features my most dangerous stunt. The day that I had my friend douse my back with gasoline – and set me on fire. And... Read more
PROJECT UPDATE 5 of 5: LOCATION NEGOTIATIONS
Hardscrabble bargaining in the pit: Location scouting, Eric tours an alternate Mississippi dirt quarry – and explains to his guide… what all this is for. The dirt pit owner’s man... Read more
OUTTAKE OF THE DAY! Um, Just Hang on... You'll Be Fine
WE MADE IT!! Crossed the $50K goal finish line at 1:36am (3/11) PST!!
(Chris celebrated his birthday last night, so it was a PERFECT birthday present!)
In celebration of this... Read more
WE DID IT!! Thanks to YOU!!
Thank you all SO MUCH for your support and encouragement in reaching our goal! The airplane scene is happening because of YOU and now we get to finally see Chris... Read more
OUTTAKE of the Day! -- "Indy's Craft Services!"
In this clip, Indy's allowance paid for this craft services feast. And the table cloth... it's another handmade prop. So resourceful!
If you like this video and others like it,... Read more
ANNOUNCEMENT - RAIDERS ADAPTATION T-SHIRT DESIGN!
Hey fellow adventurers!
As promised in our Rewards section... Revealed: The design for first-ever...
RAIDERS ADAPTATION T-shirt!
Made available only for RAIDERS-Airplane Scene Crew... and our KS backers. Done... Read more
PROJECT UPDATE 4 of 5: BLUEPRINTS
Here, Chris meets with our Architect of the Airplane – Design Director David T. Carambat, of INDUSTRIAL OBJECT. LLC, in Covington, Louisiana.
Poring over the blueprints, they discuss our designing... Read more
OUTTAKE of the Day! -- "Bloody Satipo"
Blood, blood and more blood. Movie magic at work!
If you like this video and others like it, please share, or better yet, pledge to our campaign! There are only... Read more
OUTTAKE # 26 “Chris Slides Off Hood”
I can tell by the look on my face that I was in a very serious, concentrated mindset - because honestly, I think I was equally as terrified as I... Read more
ANNOUNCEMENT - NEW REWARD ADDED!
For the first time ever, a special "BACKSTAGE PASS" to the making of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK:... Read more
OUTTAKE of the Day! -- "Rats.. No, Gerbils!"
For the rats that occupy the cargo hold of the Bantu Wind ship, our friend Jason Melton (who played Captain Katanga) graciously loaned us his gerbils to double as the... Read more
FILMMAKER UPDATE - Final Days of the Campaign - Help Us Reach Our Goal
Hi all, Chris Strompolos here.
As we have less than a week remaining, I want to take a few moments to share some thoughts and updates. All commentary and... Read more
OUTTAKE of the Day! -- "Bleeeeeep!"
Kids, don't try this at home! Chris is more concerned with the cracked windshield than the fact that both boys could have been really hurt (or worse!) in this outtake.... Read more
OUTTAKE of the Day! -- "Rock It!"
The guys are rockin' it in this clip! Special effects are hard at work until... they're not. Oops.
If you like this video and others like it, please share, or... Read more
OUTTAKE of the Day... "Light it!"
Even if you're 12, it wouldn't be a bar fight without whisky, guns, broken bottles and of course more fire!
If you like this video and others like it, please... Read more
OUTTAKE of the Day! "Whip it.. Or not.."
Today's Outtake of the Day has Chris performing the stunt of popping out the back of the truck -- and holding onto his whip to pull himself back. See how... Read more
Outtake-of-the-Day #19 – “The Lost Motor / In hot water with Jimmy”
Today’s Outtake-of-the-Day harks back to that time when you really screwed up, and did something that got you in hot water with your parents.
In this case, Chris has to... Read more
Outtake-of-the-Day #18 – “I’m SO HOT!!”
Ah, the Day that Chris dragged behind a truck…
If you like this video and others like it, please share, or better yet, pledge to our campaign! Thanks! ~The Raiders... Read more
RAIDERS GUYS CAMPAIGN CHOSEN AS OFFICIAL KICKSTARTER STAFF PICK!
Awesome news everyone... our project has just been chosen as the Kickstarter Staff Pick!
We're featured right on the homepage and everything!
... Read more
Outtake-of-the-Day #17 - Orange You Tired Of Doing This Raiders Thing?
We had a lighting problem. How were we gonna get shafts of realistic looking sunlight to stream through the maproom set?
Yep, the one built in the dark basement... Read more
Outtake #16 - World-Class Sword Skills
Indy shakes with fear as the menacing swordsman displays his skills.
Watch out Indy!
THANK YOU! We just broke the $30K mark!
Hi all - just wanted to blast out an update to let you know that we just crossed the $30k mark!
Still much work to be done -... Read more
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE! - Behind The Scenes - FINDING INDY'S GUN
Our Flying Wing designer & engineer, David T. Carambat, shows Chris around his Covington, Louisiana office…
David brings out... a little surprise.
Huge thanks to David for volunteering his... Read more
A Very Special Thanks To... Paul Shipper!
Hi all - we wanted to issue a special thanks to our friend and supporter Paul Shipper. For those of you in the Indy world, we're sure you know him... Read more
Outtake #14 - Tanis Digs Part One: The First Day
"Chose tonight’s clip because it reminds me just how tough it was at times to push through sometimes, not just the obstacles… but also the negativity, the naysayers. Oh, was... Read more
REWARD ANNOUNCEMENT! Just making sure it's totally clear... THAT
... our movie, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTION, which has been hard to find, hard to see, impossible to buy, copies not available, enshrouded in mystery, tucked away... Read more
Outtake #13 - Can't Forget Ole' America??? Wait.... Indy never said that...
...to this day, Chris still has no idea why he said this... but if you are going to do something corny, out of place and silly... make sure... Read more
Outtake #12 - Don't Lose Your Head!
Behind Chris's house, late on night, on a dark, dirt road, the three Raiders Guys ventured out to shoot what we hoped was going to be a spectacular part of... Read more
Outtake # 11: Jayson Lamb: The Man Behind the Magic
Today's is dedicated to the 3rd Raiders Guy: Jayson Lamb. Our RAIDERS ADAPTATION would never have happened without him.
Jay agreed to run the camera for longer than he... Read more
Outtake #10 - Playing with fire
Here we see Chris stunt doubling as Toht, who must run through a wall of flames.
It got hot.
Don't try this at home kids, trust us!
Costuming - Then and Now
When you're 11 years old and trying to shoot a movie, your wardrobe budget is limited (to say the least).
Piecing together our costumes properly was very important to making... Read more
Outtake #9 - Rolling Boulder
See Chris run from the iconic Raiders boulder, and get a genuine peek at what it was like on set with the guys during shooting.
Check back tomorrow for... Read more
UPDATE #11 - Filmmaker Log - Video #1
Gratitude, project milestones and exciting updates from Producer, Chris Strompolos.
Outtake #8 - Don't look!!
As Nazis are melted, exploded, and burned to ash around them, the heat and power pouring out of the Ark whirls around Indiana and Marion...well, eventually. What we see here is... Read more
Outtake #7 - Impromptu Alpo commercial
As there seemed to be a shortage of spider monkeys living in Mississippi, we substituted Chris's dog Snickers.
For today's Outtake of the Day, I give you... a boy and... Read more
Outtake #6 - Jackal Statue
In today's outtake, Chris performs the stunt of riding the giant jackal statue down as it crashes through the breakaway wall in our basement set of the Well of the... Read more
Outtake #5 - Indy commandeers Truck
Today’s OUTTAKE OF THE DAY is dedicated to Scott Lionberger, who was a friend that we grew up with, who volunteered to be a stuntman while we shot RAIDERS OF... Read more
Outtake #4 - Chris takes a blow
It’s easy to forget, how long Chris and I have been doing this RAIDERS thing… it defined our very childhood. To illustrate that, today’s OUTTAKE OF THE DAY is from... Read more
Pledge Level Clarification
Just want to make sure you know that all of the previously listed rewards fall under each pledge level. For example, if you pledge at the $75 level you... Read more
Outtake #3 - 1988 News Report
We're about to hit day three of the campaign, and we have just smashed through the mark at 35% of our goal. Thank you so much to everyone who... Read more
Kickstarter Campaign launch at Big Foot Lodge 2/11/2014
Many thanks to our friends, collaborators and fans who came out last night to the Big Foot Lodge to celebrate the launch of our Kickstarter Campaign! It was a great... Read more
Outtake #2 - Roman Candles
We are nearly 24 hours into the project, and have just reached 15% of our goal! This is incredible, and the outpouring of support is appreciated by all of us... Read more
Outtake #1 - Basement Fire
Murphy's Law at work, folks.
Chris nearly set aflame while shooting a scene, and it turns out the shot needs to be redone to get the hand out of... Read more