I’m terrible about promoting the kickstarter and thankfully we’ve done better than meeting our goal, so instead of begging for more backers (because at this point, we are funded and have blown past our three stretch goals) I thought I’d make a tumblr post. As a big “thank you” to everyone who has donated (whaddyaknow, there are four days left if you’ve been thinking about it) I just wanted to post the above imagery. I snuck a photo of the sketchbook belonging to the designer who is creating our official title/logo/wordmark for the documentary (just rough, but awesome concepts). Also Jeff Zornow, who knows how to make a rad shirt design sent me the sketch you see above for our t-shirt for the Cyborg Space Chicken backer level. I’ve also been working on coordinating with other rad people to make this project something really special. That’s it… just wanted to share.
NECA - Romeo Blue, Horizon Brave, and Tacit Ronin
More shots of NECA’s Pacific Rim figures at the SDCC here!
2014 marks the sixtieth anniversary of Godzilla, the world’s most famous movie monster. Around the globe, people are celebrating this momentous occasion in many different ways, but no one honors Godzilla better than his homeland of Japan. The Big Godzilla Special Effects Exhibition will display original props, suits, production art and memorabilia in one centralized location - and it’s only on display in Tokyo for two weeks.
Exhibits like these are rarely seen by westerners and only a small fraction of the English speaking world has ventured to the land of the rising sun to view them. They return home with tales and photos of movie history and have had them published in fan magazines and on websites for decades. But with recent advances in technology, we can now share these stories and images in beautiful high definition.
If successfully funded, I will travel to Japan to document the Big Godzilla Special Effects Exhibition and interview key members from Godzilla’s sixty-year history. The images and footage collected will be edited into a feature length documentary that will be available on YouTube titled Hail to the King: 60 Years of Destruction. If we meet some stretch goals, this documentary could eventually be available through Video On Demand services. We have an awesome group of artists and fans who are helping to create some of the incredible perks for the campaign.
Time is of the essence! Without a doubt, our biggest challenge is the ticking clock of funding this project, traveling to Tokyo and documenting this exhibit in a very short timeframe. If we meet our goal, we will only have four days in Japan to capture this monumental opportunity.
Additionally, time also comes into play once the team assembles back in America. With less than three months to create the documentary, Martin and Kyle have their work cut out for them but they are excited to have the opportunity to work together.
Of course other challenges exist - the team will need to keep backers updated and coordinate with the creative collaborators to make sure the backers get their perks on time for donating. But while the entire team is fully committed to making this project a reality, only your donation can get this documentary off the ground. Please help us celebrate Godzilla’s legacy by contributing to this independent documentary and thrilling kaiju fans around the world.