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Felix pursues his late father's "American dream" by building a mobile funnel cake-making suit. A million dollar idea. One fatal flaw.
Felix pursues his late father's "American dream" by building a mobile funnel cake-making suit. A million dollar idea. One fatal flaw.
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If you wanted a funnel cake right now, would you know where to get one? Here are your options: Pay 50 bucks to get into Six Flags or wait for the circus to come to town. Here's a million dollar idea. Data's Funnel Cakes! Funnel cakes on every street corner!

Three years of education in media, film, and Asian American Studies, incredible experiences and projects with various artists of all kinds, and lots of helpful advice and mentoring has led me to this: a dark comedy short about a young man who designs a mobile suit to sell funnel cakes in Little Tokyo.

I've called out many favors already and am cutting costs everywhere I can. But i still need to raise some money to cover the costs of travel, costuming, equipment, and marketing. I don't know how far this will go, but I know that every bone in my body feels an enormous urge to make this short film. I just need the chance.

“Doughboy” is a real life dark comedy about a quirky young man chasing his late father's "American Dream": To make funnel cakes as easily accessible as the American hot dog. The young man, Felix, is a long time (self-proclaimed #1) fan of Data from The Goonies and is an inventor, much like his trench coat-wearing role model. Felix's father unfortunately died in a mysterious freak accident while making his funnel cake dream come true. An unexplained news photo of a burnt crisp sits on the kitchen counter to memorialize him. Now Felix feels a divine calling to continue his father’s dreeam. He designs and builds a suit to make funnel cakes mobile. The new business is an instant success, making him a local celebrity nicknamed “The Doughboy”. This dream seems like it may really be coming true until he is confronted by a militant activist group protesting the name of his business: Data's Funnel Cakes.

Depending on the amount you support, you'll receive a wide variety of gifts commemorating the film and Turtlist Media.

EVERYONE loves Data! Pledging $10 or more will bring one of these to your doorstep along with other goodies!

It's t-shirt time! Along with everything above, pledges of $50 or more will receive a Doughboy T-shirt, official Doughboy poster, and a Doughboy DVD

It's T-shirtS time! Along with everything above, you can own a rare Turtlist Media t-shirt with pledges of $100 or more!


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Along with everything about, pledges of $250 or more will receive one these babies! A "Turtlist" turtle!

Every dollar helps! Please help make Doughboy come to life!

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