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Skinja is a movie about a Stripper by night, Ninja by later that night. Pole Dancing meets Ninjutsu to make the art of Strip Fu.
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Skinja is an action/comedy where we marry the art of competitive pole dancing and the art of ninjutsu to create Strip Fu.

We taught a pole dancer to fight. Now's she's a stripper by night, ninja by later that night. 

Dear Backers and Supporters,

LAST WEEK! Please Spread Word!

This is our last week and I'd like to get another two thousand dollars in. The project has grown so much since I posted a funding goal of $3500. I knew it wouldn't be enough, but I thought it was attainable. Little did I know how much support was out there and how many people wanted to be apart of this. 

I'd like to be able to get everyone on the project paid something. If we can hit between 7000-7500, just another couple grand this week, I can make that happen. Heck if we go over 7500 I might be able to buy my very patient and wonderful producer/girlfriend lunch. 

PHASE 2(3/3/12)

I can't believe we hit our goal in 2 days! I feel like a non-denominational Christmas miracle happened in March. You've given me, the entire cast, and crew a huge boost to our spirits and a ton of breathing room. I'd like to start Phase 2 of the Skinja funding. I never thought we'd be able to do it, but if we raise $7,000 we'll be able to have a real post production budget. Skinja's going to look great, but it's going to look incredible with special effects, a score, and polished sound design for the fight scenes. All I care about is bringing you the best, most imaginative, and well realized Skinja possible. Please keep the donations coming in. Remember the phrase is not Mo' Money, Mo' Problems. It's Mo' Money, Mo' Ninjas. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your donations and support.

Love Dan & Team Skinja

THE STORY

Skinja is about a stripper by night, ninja by later that night. She's a single mom who had her kids taken by the city when they found out she was a stripper and a ninja. Now she has to get them back the only way she knows how...with karate. On top of that she has to deal with a murderous Baby Daddy, the mob, a Wushu assassin, and her Skinsei, the woman who taught her strip fu. 

We are raising money to shoot a trailer to pitch the feature length version. Your money will go to critical needs: equipment rentals, location fees, props, costumes, and insurance. More importantly, it will allow all of these talented performers and martial artists to collaborate on this exciting project. Without your help none of this will be possible. For more information on all the performers go to: http://skinja.tumblr.com/

Billy Gregoriadis(Cinematographer)

Anna Grundstrom(Skinja)

Jeff Christian(Fight Choreographer): 

Dan Weiner(Fight Choreographer):

Yoshi Amao(Samurai):

Haru Sugita(Assassin/Member of Samurai Sword Soul)

Sachi Wachi(Assassin/Member of Samurai Sword Soul)

Gabrielle Valliere(The Skinsei):

Brian Hutchinson and Y Yue Chan(Wushu Team)

New York Pole Dancers(Bonnie Fischer, Laura Ganzero, Caitlin Goddard, Brynlyn Loomis, Tehera Nesfield, Tracy Traskos, Kimberly West, Kim Wu)

And all the designers on the project: 

Niyati Mehta(Skinja Icon/Poster) 

And our costume designer Andrea Pineros. Here's a sketch of the skinja outfit: 

A couple rehearsal stills:

The pole isn't a thing, it's a state of mind.

Here's our first screen test of the Skinja costume: 

And here's a clip from Skinja learning to sword fight skinja style: 

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Get a Skinja icon for your Facebook profile pic. Let everyone know you're down with the Skin. Plus a shout out on our Facebook/Tumblr page, you're now an official Skinja Representative. Please spread the word. (Icon by Niyati Mehta)

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    Special links to behind the scenes footage. As the project comes together you'll get video updates from our rehearsals.

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    Skinja Digital Poster, use it as computer wallpaper, or the background for your phone home screen.
    (Poster by Niyati Mehta: http://niyatimehta.com/)

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    The Skinja trailer in HD. DVD or a digital download, your choice.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    I, Dan Goodman, write you a mini movie trailer about your life. For example, you're pharmaceutical salesman by day, who plays saxophone by night= Dr. Feelgood. “Even bad jazz sounds good when you’re high.” Just send me the details and I'll send you a high concept version of your life.

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    GhettoMyspace American Apparel Tshirt of your choice. (http://getdangoodman.com/ghettomyspace/products-page)

    Beautifully Screen Printed Shirts from my previous project GhettoMyspace.net.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Be in Skinja as an Extra or PA. If you can get to NYC on the shoot dates, you can be in Skinja. If you're shy about being in front of the camera, we'd love to have you on set helping out, or even just hanging out to watch the process.

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    Producer of the Skinja Trailer. If the movie becomes a feature length you'll be the first people we call to be involved.

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    Get Skinja's Outfit

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Get a private Strip Fu lesson with Skinja and our Fight choreographers. In one class we'll intro you to the art of pole dancing and Strip Fu.

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    A night of partying with the creator of Skinja. Come to NYC and I, Dan Goodman, take you out to all the locations featured in Skinja. Beverages on me, it's up to you what you tip the girls.

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- (30 days)