Hi, we're Zombie Orpheus Entertainment. We make awesome movies and television shows, then we give them away.
We've been around since 2010 and we love our work, because our work is sponsored by YOU. Plus, we're thrilled that everyone is invited to share, remix, and tell totally new stories within our shared cinematic universes.
When you support a ZOE show, you know that we're giving it straight back to the community. And you know that every fan will be welcomed, regardless of their ability to pledge. We make our stories for all of us and invite you to join one of the best fandoms in existence.
Want to watch JourneyQuest? It's streaming for free, worldwide on The Fantasy Network!
- Grellnock's Winter Wonderland Adventure – Secret Quest 1/12 (Backers Only)
- Most Victorious Character Single Elimination Showdown
- Day One Update – Add-ons Q&A, Social Quests
- Voting Begins + Amazon Prime News
- Fabulous Fan Art!
- Oversees Livestream and Secret Quest Unlocks #2 & #3 (Backers Only)
- Sneak Peek at Season 4 + Medallion Design
- Most Victorious Character + Riddle + 2000 Backers
- Wayne Reynolds 'Nara' Painting
- Cooking with Carrow
- Will We Succeed or Fail: Roadmap for the Last Two Weeks
- Secret Quest Unlocks #4 & #5 (Backers Only)
- Matt Vancil (Writer / Showrunner) Answers Fan Questions
- Livestream Webinar and Soundtrack Giveaway
- JourneyQuest Soundtrack Promotion Ends Soon
- JourneyQuest Watch Party and New Podcasts!
- 7 Days remain to #renewJQ
- Why we're falling behind
- Progress Report - 3 Days Remain
- New Rewards Revealed
- Matt Vancil Live at 3:30 and Reward Graphics
- Progress Report & Cooking with Carrow 02
- Final Sprint + Important Pledge Management Reminders + Miniature Reveal
- May 28 – Campaign Launch and JQ Marathon
- May 28 – Interview with Emilie Rommel Shimkus
- May 29 – Interview with Alyssa Kay
- May 31 - JourneyQuest Season 1: Episode 1-3 Live Commentary with Ben Dobyns
- May 31 - Most Victorious Character Launch
- June 6 - Most Victorious Character Episode 1
- June 8 - In Studio Livestream with Christian and Maggie Doyle
- June 20 - JourneyQuest: Most Victorious Character 03
- June 27 - JourneyQuest: Most Victorious Character 04
- June 28 - Behind the scenes of JourneyQuest 3
- June 30 - Livestream Webinar: Crowdfunding and Rewards Budgeting with Ben Dobyns
- July 2 - JourneyQuest: Most Victorious Character 05
- July 4 - JourneyQuest Season 1-3 Marathon & Interview with Director Joanna Gaskell
- July 8 - Livestream update with Ben Dobyns, Christian Doyle and Maggie Doyle
- July 9 - JourneyQuest: Most Victorious Character 06 + New Reward Reveals
- July 10 - Livestream Q&A with writer Matt Vancil
- July 11 - Livestream interview with Luke Amundson (Yart)
- July 11 - JourneyQuest: Most Victorious Character 07
- July 12 - Final day work party and countdown to goal
- July 12 - JourneyQuest Celebration Stream & Countdown
At Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, we are a Fan-Supported, Creator-Distributed company. This means that our fans have the power to continue or cancel the story. We crowdfund through Kickstarter because it allows us to bypass the traditional studio system, ensuring that the stories we want to tell are not constrained by what Hollywood is willing to fund. Every JourneyQuest film is produced under the Shared Cinematic License Agreement which allows you to remix, create, adapt, and distribute works set in the world of Fartherall. These are films funded by you for you.
Note that anything marked with "kickstarter exclusive" is an exclusive item for Kickstarter backers (or from other crowdfunding platforms), with remaining stock available through conventions and special promotions only.
Take a moment to like and follow our social media and community accounts on the services you use (ZOE Facebook • JourneyQuest Facebook • Twitter • Instagram • Twitch • Discord • YouTube). Then encourage your friends and fellow JourneyQuest fans to do the same – these signups allow us to build enthusiasm for the campaign and communicate important updates.
Additionally, this year we are adding Quests to our campaign. We know that our fans are our best promoters and we want to celebrate this! For all backers at any level, we will add exclusive digital rewards to your pledge for every quest completed.
*Final Quest rewards are contingent upon Kickstarter campaign success.
Throughout the campaign, our livestream studio will host JOURNEYQUEST’S MOST VICTORIOUS CHARACTER, Fartherall’s epic bracket competition. Your votes throughout the week determine which character will arise victorious from their encounter. Every Thursday at 6pm Pacific, we will announce the winners of the current week's matchups and immediately go into live polling for the next round's winners who will be announced at the end of the livestream. In the final week of the campaign, we will live stream a 5-hour campaign countdown and finale on Friday, July 12th.
In addition to the game, we will host regular JourneyQuest watch parties complete with live commentary. Be sure to watch the "Upcoming Events" section above as well as our social media channels to make sure you don't miss a thing!
IMPORTANT: WE CHARGE FOR SHIPPING AFTER THE CAMPAIGN IN BACKERKIT, NOT IN KICKSTARTER.
Do NOT add shipping fees to your pledge now.
Anything that you pledge over the cost of a reward level will not count as credit in BackerKit and will go directly to the JourneyQuest 4 production. Only give more than a pledge level if you want us to spend your additional contributions making JourneyQuest 4 even more awesome.
The JourneyQuest 4 campaign will be fulfilled by our partners at Ship Naked, who maintain shipping depots in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Australia. Barring circumstances outside our control (like tariffs or trade wars) we will fulfill physical rewards from those depots.
What will shipping cost in BackerKit?
- International Backers: expect to pay around $7.75 in BackerKit for base shipping on the $50 reward.
- United States Backers: expect to pay around $5.75 in BackerKit for base shipping on the $50 reward.
All shipping estimates are subject to change but will reflect the best market rates we can find when fulfillment begins.
JourneyQuest is created by an ever-growing team of talented and passionate actors, producers, crew, and support staff. Together, we've not only produced three seasons of JourneyQuest, but the ongoing Gamers series, Dark Dungeons, Demon Hunters, Attacking the Darkness, Strowlers, and much more.
While our budgets are still a fraction of what Hollywood spends, doing it right means taking care of our cast and crew. Your support is what lets us keep telling original stories that you can't find anywhere else!
We are excited to shoot this season in British Columbia with talented Canadian director Joanna Gaskell, the co-creator of Standard Action.
Showrunner and writer Matt Vancil has once again lent his talents to a hilarious season four script and will oversee production.
Producer Tony Becerra returns to oversee production. He is joined by Mike Waverecan, a producer from M1 Films. M1 Films joins Zombie Orpheus for production of this season.
Social media coordinator Lee House will add his considerable talents to spreading the word about this campaign far and wide.
Of course, it wouldn't be JourneyQuest without our phenomenal cast. This season we're thrilled to bring back Christian Doyle (Perf), Alyssa Kay (Nara), Fran Kranz (Silver Tom), Kevin Pitman (Glorion), Brian Lewis (Carrow), Emille Shimkus (Wren), Jesse Lee Keeter (Rilk), Bob Sapp (Karn), Samara Lerman (Assassin), and many more!
Zombie Orpheus Entertainment is pleased to team up with The Fantasy Network, a fan-supported, creator-distributed streaming service, to broadcast every JourneyQuest episode. In addition to works from Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, The Fantasy Network distributes original programming from Arrowstorm Entertainment (Mythica), The Forge Studios (The Rangers), Recursor.tv (Nina Unlocked) as well as numerous independent producers (AFK, One Hit Die, Ren the Girl With the Mark). While many titles are available on The Fantasy Network for free, your pledge of $10 or more unlocks one month of Fantasy Network subscriber-exclusive access.
We will be using BackerKit for pledge management after the campaign. A BackerKit survey will be sent to all backers several months after the Kickstarter campaign has completed. You will be able to update your address, add shipping fees and shop our pre-order store for any additional items from our back catalog that you would like to add to your shipment.
Our shipping partners at Ship Naked will be handling warehousing and shipping for our campaign from their warehouse in the US. If we have a sufficient number of international backers, we will utilize their warehouses in Canada, Germany and Australia as well.
World of Fartherall is available for your storytelling and art under ZOE's new Shared Cinematic Universe License Agreement (the SCULA).
What does this mean?
It's like the Open Gaming License and Creative Commons had little license babies: it's an agreement that gives you permission to create, adapt, and release your own derivative works within the world of Fartherall!
Check out the web page for the full details, but the fast and dirty summary is that as long as you abide by the terms of the agreement, you have the freedom to create non-commercial AND commercial Fartherall derivatives. Make a roleplaying game. Shoot a web series. Create your art. Sell it if you want. Or give it away. It's your choice.
You, the fans, have made these works possible and this new agreement helps us give back. Come and play, you're invited!
Just remember to Share Alike, Transform (don't copy), provide accurate Attribution, and don't break the law.
Plus, if you want your creations to become a canon part of the world, we offer a path to make them official. And a cool seal. It's pretty awesome.
ZOE and JourneyQuest are committed to cultivating healthy, inclusive communities where everyone is welcome. We extend that mission to improving representation both on screen and behind the camera. We're stronger when we work together to achieve common goals!
We welcome fans old and new to the community that will come together during this Kickstarter campaign and remind everyone that hate speech is not tolerated in this space.
Our moderators are trained to help if you experience harassment in any ZOE-managed social arena. If we happen to miss it when it happens, please don't hesitate to reach out and let us know, so that we can take action to resolve the issue.
We are always happy to assist! If you have a question that was not answered here, please send us a message through Kickstarter or via the contact form at zombieorpheus.com.
Risks and challenges
While we work hard to mitigate our risks, the unforeseen can always throw a curve ball. Sometimes we have to recast a role at the last minute. Sometimes we have to redo work in post if it doesn't meet our standards. Sometimes product gets delayed at the manufacturer. And any time international travel is involved, we have to be prepared to adapt and adjust with circumstances outside our control. But with a nine-year track record of crowdfunding success at Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, our reputation should speak for itself.
Additionally, we now have excellent relationships with manufacturers, our fulfillment partners at Ship Naked, the team at BackerKit, and everyone else who's part of making sure that our campaigns are completed to your satisfaction.
Our pledge to you is that we will always do our utmost to deliver on our commitment to excellence.
NOTE: We have budgeted for rewards and production based on current treaties, exchange rates, and tariffs. Given political volatility in the USA and elsewhere, we want to make special note that our plans may require significant revision should domestic or global turbulence affect the production of JourneyQuest Season Four.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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