"Nightwing: Escalation" is a non-profit webseries done in homage to DC Comics characters. We've been in production since late 2010 and since then we've 3 episodes under our belt. Collectively the production team is comprised of: me, Alex Valderana, dir./prod./writer; Zack Abramowitz, co-producer; and Jon Caballero, producer/co-writer.
We're launching this campaign to insure we continue and then complete this webseries for the fans. We've all poured our hearts and souls into this series with my amazing producers as its guiding light for years. Each and every member of our cast and crew greatly care about our production. We don't profit from this; this is a passion project. And we want to see it done right!
With your contributions, the fans of "Nightwing" can see us reach new heights in terms of production value, wardrobe, cinematography, fight choreography, mise-en-scene, special effects, and so on and so forth. We've been flirting with our potential with these past episodes. With the proper help, we can fully realize this potential.
What We Need & What You Get
•We're seeking $10,000 in completion funds. Yes -- that's a big number. But it's what we feel like we need to complete the series as the fans deserve. This goes to improve the series in every way from: equipment; film scoring; wardrobe; make-up; effects/SFX; props; etc.
•A $25 contribution is equivalent to 15 cents a day! Less than a candy bar!
•The perks range from signed posters to production credits to walk-on roles to signed props to lunch with the cast!
•IF we don't reach our goal, we still make the amount of funds we've built up to that point in time. BUT obviously, making our goal IS our goal :)
For $10: GOTHAM CITIZEN
A special thank you in the Credits of every subsequent episode! AND signed 8x10s of Query & Echo, Agents Lockkheart, Brooks & Loechel!
For $25: GOTHAM CITY POLICE OFFICER
A special thank you in the Credits of every subsequent episode and a personalized thank you from the cast/crew! PLUS signed 8x10s of Dr. O'Brien, Jane Kulesa, Detective Montoya and Agents Loechel & Lockheart!!
For $50: PARTNER IN CRIME...FIGHTING!
This perk includes the above perks as well as EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to behind-the-scenes on the next episode's production! AND AND AND signed 8x10 photos of the Birds of Prey -- Black Canary, Huntress & the Oracle -- as well as Selina Kyle/Catwoman herself!!
For $100: THE LAST KRYPTONIAN
All of the above perks as well as the "Nightwing" Season 2 poster illustrated by Sofyan Syarief signed by cast/crew!!
All of the above perks in addition to ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit in all subsequent episodes AND a special shout-out on the Gotham News by newscaster Grace Perez (Erica Camarano)!! AND more signed 8x10 photos of the female characters of Nightwing!
$500 EMERALD WARRIOR
All of the above perks in addition to EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit and LUNCH with the PRINCIPAL CAST!! AND more signed 8x10 photos of the female characters of Nightwing!
$1000 THE LAST GALLIFREYAN
All of the above perks in addition to a 2013 Nightwing: Escalation calendar signed by the cast/crew!! AND more signed 8x10 photos of the female characters of Nightwing in the form of a 2012 CALENDAR!
Productions like ours are labeled as 'fan films' often. "Nightwing: Escalation" strives to be more than a fan film. Unlike other fan films out there, we don't have studio backing. Even though we work hard day-in and day-out, sites like Comicbookmovie.com, Slashfilm.com, what have you, barely promote us. Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Facebook are our biggest outlets, and we do what we can, but it eventually will hit a stop. That's where your help comes in. Fans' support means everything to us.
We intend to give fans something that goes down in history. This is a hugely ambitious project, one of a kind, and unquestionably unique. The impact we can have on not only the comic fan world, but on a global scale, will make us all shine not only in our industry but in the memories of fans.
I've been a Nightwing/Batman fan since I was a little kid. Many share this common 'origin' story, if you will. It is those people I'm reaching out to unite with me, and we stand as one, building this webseries together.
Other Ways You Can Help
If financial contributions are not your flavor of tea here, we need all the help we can get in spreading the word. If you like us, Tweet us, Facebook us, share the link by E-mail, go to your comic store and tell them to check us out. Do this for us and you are being a great help. Any and all help is appreciated!
Thank you so much!