Allies and Foes chronicle the life and untimely death of the world's greatest superhero, Mr. Invicible.
Allies and Foes chronicle the life and untimely death of the world's greatest superhero, Mr. Invicible. Read more
The Life and Death of a Superhero
In a world of heroes and villains, where super-men and women are real, what happens when the world’s greatest superhero dies?
How did the man known as Mister Invincible become… vincible?
This project is a proposed web series done in the style of a retrospective documentary that will consist of 10 episodes.
Throughout the series, the story of our hero, Mister Invincible, is portrayed through interviews with the other characters that inhabit this world. We’ll get to meet his allies and his enemies, and the people he affected.
Our goal with this project is to make superheroes seem as real as possible, as though they really exist in our world and they've had real lasting impact. We want to make it feel like you’re watching a Ken Burns series about real, historical figures.
But we need your help.
Project Vincible: THE WEB SERIES
Created by Writer/Director Peter DiCicco, Vincible is an innovative new take on the superhero genre. With a nod to great comic book and superhero traditions (Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Captain America), Vincible introduces an eclectic cast of heroes and villains as they grapple with the implications of Mr. Invincible’s sudden death.
The 10-part web series employs a creative documentary format, slowly revealing the story of Mr. Invicible through the eyes of those who fought with and against him, while framing these superheroes and villains as though they exist in our own world and have had a historical lasting impact in the context of our lives.
What's a superhero series without the merchandise?
We know that our supporters are in it for love of the project, but we also want to you know just how much you mean to us. That’s why we’ve put together an awesome collection of rewards that let us show our appreciation – and let you show off your part in making Vincible a reality! Check out some of the offerings below:
PLEDGE $10 Dollars - Stickers
This is a sample of stickers that will be produced for the ten dollar reward level. As the 30 day campaign continues, Vincible will release a different series of stickers available for backers.
A sample of Project Vincible trading cards. Throughout the 30 day campaign we will release different designs backers may select when they donate.
Backers may select their t-shirt style and size. Once funding is complete, a survey will be sent out to the appropriate reward levels to gather the correct size and style.
Men's Cotton Hanes:
3D Mr. Invincible Logo Key Chain by Sculpteo
(Limited Print - 10 copies!)
This is a sample of a character poster for the $40 dollar reward level. During the 30 day campaign different character posters will be released for the backers choice.
We have the brilliant script. We have the awesome team. You are the final, vital piece we need to bring Vincible off the page and onto your screens.
We want to do Vincible justice by holding it to the highest standards. That kind of quality doesn’t come cheap. To make Vincible the truly impressive, professional production it can and should be, we need to invest in quality equipment, production design, locations, transportation, costumes, and post production services – all the individual pieces that together make or break the impact of the final product
Those investments add up quickly– editing alone will cost up to $4,000 for a quality job – but donations add up quickly too, and with your help we can make Vincible a production that you’ll be thrilled to watch and proud to support.
Rest assured that our team is fully committed to the project. The extensive pre-production work and project launch have only been possible because our production team has pitched in $1,000 of out-of-pocket expenses, not to mention all the donated time and effort of cast and crew. And because we are both committed to our backed and personally invested in the project ourselves, we are scrupulous in attending to our budget to ensure that we use our resources as efficiently as possible without sacrificing the quality that we – and our supporters - demand for Vincible
Peter DiCicco - Writer | Director
Peter moved to Los Angeles after graduating from the Undergrad Film Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2000. Since then, he has been fortunate to find a wide range of work in film and television.
His writing credits include the short films “Backspin” and “Curtain” (which he also directed) and the webseries “Broken Mirrors” which was produced for the 2010 NYU Tisch West Web Series Showcase.
Sarah Ledesma - Producer | Social Media | PR
Social Media content curator, Sarah Ledesma, is a practicing engaged SEO theorist and social media strategist for the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy and The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.
While completing her master's degree at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Sarah focused her thesis on the variable components of a Kickstarter project in the form of an in depth content analysis.
Jasmine Lord - Director of Photography
Jasmine was raised in Sydney Australia. She graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga majoring in Screen and Stage, and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is a camera operator/videographer who shoots runway and backstage for fashion weeks around the world as well as working on documentaries and commercials.
Jasmine is also an established photographer. She has shot two books for the Eat Naked Now nutrition brand and has had work shown at a juried exhibit at the 2011 Filter Photo Festival in Chicago. She also photographs for high end restaurants, local artists and designers in LA. In the summer Jasmine teaches photography classes at Julia Dean Photo Workshops. Jasmine is an associate member of the SOC (Society of Camera Operators) and an active member of the ACS (Australian Cinematographers Society).
Jasmine draws on inspiration from artists such as Rocky Schenck, Polly Chandler, Richard Avedon, Julius Shulman, Zoe Wiseman, George Hurrell, Tasya Van Ree & Leonard Nimoy.
Paul Ledesma - Design & Communication Consultant
Paul studied Psychology at the University of Southern California and currently resides in Redondo Beach with his bread-loving, celiac girlfriend and blind dog. In addition to his day job, Paul spends his nights and weekends living in the Adobe Creative Suite. As a design & communication consultant, he creates logos & branding, video production, websites, in addition to publication suites and other assorted print collateral for small business in the southern California area. Pet Peeves include incorrect aspect ratio and not understanding RGB vs CMYK.
Vikram Jayakumar - Composer
LA Film School alumnus dabbling in all areas of production and post production. When he's not working in post as a Manager at Technicolor Creative Services Hollywood, Vik is a part time writer, director, cinematographer, and music producer.
Rounding out the Cast...
This innovative project brings together talented artists in a true ensemble production. The cast features bright and up-and-coming actor Amy Roiland as the super spy assassin, Mod Elle, along with Kate Ryan, Joseph Voelbel, Brandon Hoang, Charles McIIvain, Rufus G Jones Jr., Stefanie Ogden and David Tressel as Mr. Invincible himself.
A special thank you to Craig Bap of Berkeley Avenue Productions for lending us the space to test shoot Mr. Invincible. Renting out their space is an estimated part of our 10,000 dollar budget.
Please also check out Craig's Cosplay Corral.
Risks and challenges
No one ever said creating a web series would be easy, and we know that there will be inevitable bumps in the road. We might spend days coordinating the busy schedules of our working cast and crew, only to find that some key piece of equipment has malfunctioned at the last minute, or that our perfect location has been rained out (unlikely in sunny SoCal, but these things happen). Unforeseeable kinks are just part and parcel of a project like this, unfortunately.
Luckily we’ve put together an incredible, dedicated team with the focus and professionalism ready to tackle these challenges. We may not be able to control the weather or foresee the unforeseeable, but we bring absolute professionalism to everything we can control: that means we will do everything in our power to keep Project Vincible moving forward according to schedule, and we’ll always keep our supporters up to date on the latest news and developments.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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