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The $1000,000 feature film goal felt like madness a couple of days ago but now it actually seems like a possibility. We will therefore try our best to make it a reality. Also I should note that we still plan to release the 30 minute version for free online. We haven't been able to figure out all the details regarding the rewards for the feature, but we get back with more info in just a couple of days.

UPDATE #2

If we manage to reach $750,000 we will have a special screening in your city, with a meet and greet afterwards! Go to www.kungfury.net to submit your city, vote and spread the word! The two (2) cities with the most votes will get the special screening! The voting will end once the campaign is finished, so hurry up! Tickets to the event is sold separately. The screening will take place after the Kung Fury release. 

UPDATE #1

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KUNG FURY is an over-the-top action comedy written and directed by David Sandberg. The movie features: arcade-robots, dinosaurs, nazis, vikings, norse gods, mutants and a super kung fu-cop called Kung Fury, all wrapped up in an 80s style action packed adventure. 

During an unfortunate series of events a friend of Kung Fury is assasinated by the most dangerous kung fu master criminal of all time; Adolf Hitler, a.k.a Kung Führer. Kung Fury decides to travel back in time, to Nazi Germany, in order to kill Hitler and end the Nazi empire once and for all. Kung Fury is a visually spectacular action comedy that has it's foundation in 80s cop movies.

When I started this project over a year ago I was driven by a strong will, love for the 80s and action movies to create a unique movie that the world has never seen, which has taken to a finished trailer and enough material to create a 30 minute long film. This with help of friends and giddy days. This movie has been made on a very limited budget. At the beginning of this project I took $5000 of my own money and just started shooting whenever I and my friends had time. 

Kung Fury takes place in a variety of exotic locations; 1980s Miami, Asgard and Germany in the 1940s, to name a few. With a limited budget to work with, we had to solve this by shooting most of the scenes against a greenscreen backdrop. 

Shooting on greenscreen means that we have to recreate these environments digitally instead. The advantage of shooting on greenscreen is that it doesn't require expensive sets or locations to shoot, it is very simple and only requires a small crew, which helped a lot in keeping the costs down. However, once you're done shooting a movie like this, there's a massive post-production phase that requires a lot of time and effort by talented visual effects artists.

When I started this project I knew that I had the skillset required to make a movie like this, since I have a background in visual effects. Now I need the manpower to finish it.

Hence kickstarter and the wish for you to get involved in this project, where all my dedication remains and where my goal is to finish this movie and share it with the world. 

With the kickstarter funding we'll hire a team of 7 visual effects artists who will work closely with David Sandberg on the post-production for a period of 6 months to complete the film. Pretty much every shot in this film requieres some form of visual effects treatment so there's a lot of work to be done. Apart from creating all the environments digitally, there's a lot of CG animated characters such as dinosaurs and robots that requires talented people and lots of time. To hire these artists we need to be able to pay them a decent salary. Money will also go to hire an exceptional artist to create the artwork for the movie poster. It will have that classic, illustrated 80s style that you rarely see anymore. Costs will also go to the rewards, such as printing costs for posters and stickers, t-shirts, blu-rays etc.

We're open to all the help we can get, so if you're a 3D artist, 3D animator, visual effects artist, compositor, or if you feel like contribute to this movie in any way not mentioned here, please contact us at: laserunicorns@gmail.com

No man should be left empty handed, so we've put together packages of exclusive rewards for each donator, all from t-shirts and posters to the soundtrack by Mitch murder and Lost years. Find more about the rewards on the panel to the right.

If this kickstarter campain is successful, we will release this 30 minute film online, for free. We want everybody to be able to watch and enjoy this film. It is our dream to be able to expand this into a full feature film. And if we were to exceed our kickstarter goal that something we want to look into.

This film was shot entirely on the Canon 5d, with the exception of the slow-mo scenes which were shot with the Sony FS700.

 CAST & CREW

David Sandberg has worked closely with the production company Lampray (www.lampray.se) from the start. The company is run by Linus Andersson and Martin Gärdemalm.

Recently the production company Salmon Fox (www.salmonfox.com) got onboard with the project. With the Academy Award nominated producer Mathias Fjellström. David and Mathias share a love for the 80s and that will reflect in the final film.

Because this film has been shot on the span of over a year, there's been a number of talented cinematographers involved. They are:

Martin Gärdemalm, Linus Andersson, Jonas Ernhill, Mattias Andersson (www.anderssonmattias.com) and aerial cinematography by Henning Sandström (www.vimeo.com/henning). 

Starring: David Sandberg as "Kung Fury", Joanna Häggblom as "Viking Babe", Leopold Nilsson as "Hacker Man", Andreas Cahling as "Thor" and Per-Henrik Arvidius as "Chief"

Risks and challenges

KUNG FURY is a very ambitious project to say the least. The good news is that we've already shot most of the film, so that eliminates a degree of worry right away. There's so many man-hours that has went into creating this, that it is just not an option to give up at this point. It is currently the funding that is holding us back and finding money for a movie is hard, especially for a crazy project like this. We can only hope that you feel as excited about this project as we do and join us to create the most epic and hilarious 80s adventure this world has ever seen.

We have also already teamed up with a qualified partner to print and handle the reward products.

Support

  1. Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    This is cool, why not? Easy way to brag on the street  ”I was one of the funders of this super mega movie.” 

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  2. Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Welcome to the club! You'll recieve access to the production diary and follow the production of the film. As well as tips, techniques and tutorials on how to create certain visual effects. Plus you'll recieve a digital copy of the official Kung Fury Theme by Mitch Murder.

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  3. Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Digital copy of the script + thank you video from director with exclusive behind the scenes material. (Includes all previous rewards)

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  4. Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Sneak peak at the final result. Get an exclusive sneak peak at the film before everyone else! (Includes all previous rewards)

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  5. Pledge $20 or more About $20

    You'll recieve a digital download of Kung Fury in full HD 1080p resolution, with kickstarter-backer exclusive extra features not available to the public. (Includes all previous rewards)

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    UPDATE INFO: PLEASE NOTE! All contributions from $20 and above includes the digital download, sneak peak and access to the production diary (the $5 $10 $15 pledge).

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  7. Pledge US$ 30 or more About $30

    Region-free Blu-Ray of Kung Fury, with extra features, behind the scenes featurettes and directors commentary.

    5,140 backers

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  8. Pledge US$ 30 or more About $30

    If you prefer a DVD before Blu-ray, we can’t stop you! Support the project for $30 and get a retro DVD as well!

    167 backers

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  9. Get an awesome kickstarter-backer exclusive Kung Fury t-shirt.

    1,235 backers

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  10. Pledge US$ 60 or more About $60

    Decorate your home with the official Kung Fury poster. We will put a lot of effort into creating the most awesome artwork for this poster. Remember all those amazingly illustrated 80s movie posters? It'll be just like that only awesome'er.

    372 backers

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  11. Blu-Ray & t-shirt COMBO Simple as that! 

    132 backers

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  12. DVD & t-shirt COMBO Simple as that! 

    33 backers

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  13. Kung Fury poster + Blu-ray COMBOPACK - Signed by the Director. Increase your street cred by a Kung Fury poster in your living room, signed by the director himself. Or why not a region-free Blu-Ray - also signed of course and packed with extra features!

    639 backers

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  14. Pledge $100 or more About $100

    --- You will also recieve a copy of the soundtrack by Mitch Murder and Lost Years.

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  15. Pledge US$ 100 or more About $100

    Get a signed copy of the script, a copy of the soundtrack by Mitch Murder and Lost Years and kickstarter-exclusive Kung Fury stickers.

    38 backers

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  16. Pledge US$ 100 or more About $100

    Get a special edition VHS copy of the film! Who could believe buying a new VHS in the year 2014? For 100 dollars? That’s so insane your friends will walk away from you! (and steal the VHS).

    Limited 15 backers

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  17. T-shirt + Poster Combo !

    8 backers

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  18. Pledge US$ 150 or more About $150

    Kung Fury poster + Blu-ray + T-shirt COMBOPACK - Signed by the Director. Be the coolest kid on the block with this one of a kind trio combo pack explosion!

    130 backers

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  19. Pledge US$ 150 or more About $150

    DVD + Kung Fury poster + T-shirt COMBOPACK - Signed by the Director. Simple as that!

    2 backers

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  20. Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Increase your street cred by getting your name or nickname in the movie! This can be in form of graffiti writing on a wall in the background, a document or on a street sign. Your name will be a permanet part of movie history. Note that we will not include anything offensive.

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  21. Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Time to get personal. Get a 20 second video where Kung Fury will say whatever you want. You name it! Nothing too offensive though.

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  22. Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Missed the $200 name tier? Have your picture used in the film instead! Maybe a photo of you turns up in Hitlers wallet or at the desk of the police officer station? The picture must be on a face (not a commercial logo) and may be modified to suite the situation.

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  23. Pledge $350 or more About $350

    Get the chance to hang out with the cast and crew at a private advance screening of Kung Fury in Stockholm, Sweden! We'll have a drink, talk about the universe and watch the movie together, it'll be awesome! --- You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in Stockholm.

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  24. Pledge $350 or more About $350

    Since this film relies heavily on post production, we will have tons of digital sets and props from the film. In other words, 3d models made just for Kung Fury. Robots, Dinosaurs, Arcade Machines etc. You'll recieve one of these props in the proper format. (Under Creative Commons NC license)

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  25. Pledge $500 or more About $500

    We will create a stunt puppet 3d model of Kung Fury for use in the most intense action sequences. Performing out-of-this-world stunts. You'll recieve this exclusive, extremely detailed and realistic 3d model, rigged and ready for action. (Under Creative Commons NC license)

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  26. Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Have your name appear in the official credits roll as a "Backer".

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  27. Pledge $600 or more About $600

    Be an extra in the film! How about fleeing from a Arcade Machine Robot on a lazer shooting spree in downtown Miami - or a Nazi Soldier fighting Kung Fury - or a Police Officer in 1980s Miami - or how about a Street Thug? There's so many possibilities! You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation.

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  28. Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You will officially be credited as an associate producer of Kung Fury.

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  29. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY Be credited as ” SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY” in the credit roll.  Includes signed Blu-Ray, poster and t-shirt!  

    Limited 1 backer

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  30. Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Get your face on the silver screen! You will get to play a character in the movie and we will write a line just for you! You will provide your own travel and accommodation.

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  31. Pledge US$ 3,000 or more About $3,000

    One of a kind Kung Fury action figure made just for you. + Signed Blu-Ray - poster - tshirt !

    Limited 0 backers

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  32. Pledge US$ 4,000 or more About $4,000

    Thors hammer and helmet. Wear the same helmet as Thor did in the movie while you swing away with the mighty hammer Mjölnir. Made specifically for Kung Fury and only one made ever.

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  33. Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    You will officially be a Co-Producer of Kung Fury. Your name will appear on posters, covers, credit-rolls and other cool places.

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  34. Play a major role in the movie as Kung Fury's ex partner. Your name will appear on posters, covers, credit-rolls and other cool places. We will provide your travel and accommodation for the shoot and the official premiere.

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