Thank you to everyone!
If you missed the campaign and would still like to donate, we'll be honoring almost all perks through the end of September. Just click here: www.ofdicemen.com/support
THIS FILM WILL BE MADE AND ALL PERKS WILL BE FULFILLED.
September 10th: Check out the great post by Of Dice and Men book author David M. Ewalt on Forbes.com today!
Get your own limited-edition character sheet like these from the makers of OF DICE AND MEN for a donation of just $10 or more!
All backers of OF DICE AND MEN will be invited to a private screening of the film in early 2014 in the DC area.
OF DICE AND MEN NAME RAFFLE! Every backer will automatically be entered in a raffle to have their name used as a character in the film, or even as a god in the in-film game!
AGREEMENT REACHED WITH STEVE JACKSON GAMES
We've received permission to use GURPS supplements in the film!
OF DICE AND MEN - The Gamers
John Alex (Cameron McNary), Linda (Rebecca A. Herron), John Francis (Evan Casey), Tara (Gwen Grastorf), Jason (Ricardo Frederick Evans). Not pictured: Brandon (Greg Thompson)
OF DICE AND MEN is a new comedy feature film shooting in late September 2013 based on the critically acclaimed play about tabletop roleplaying gamers written by Cameron McNary. Since its premiere to a packed house of 550 at the PAX Prime gaming convention, the play has played to rave reviews at professional theaters in New York, Berkeley, Atlanta, and several other cities.
“[Of Dice and Men is] important to gamers because it portrays gamers as the kind of people you want to be around, and the kind you want to be. It’s a hip, very funny story that challenges the stereotypes about gamers and gaming. It is geek art without the self-loathing. If you’ve ever wanted to take your mom or your girlfriend or your grandad to something and say, ‘Look: THIS is why I play’, and have them *get* it, now you can.”
McNary, along with award-winning screenwriter Francis Abbey, have transformed the play into a hilarious and poignant "High Fidelity meets Dragonslayer" film script that will appeal to gamers and non-gamers alike.
OF DICE AND MEN - The Characters
Kester the Younger (Human Paladin), Durak McMackMack (Dwarven Cleric), John Francis (The Gamemaster), Spango Garnetkiller (Halfling Rogue), Alaya Starwillow (Half-Elven Sorceress). Not pictured: Throg (Barbarian)
Few game masters can make the game come to life better than John Francis. Dwarves, Mages and Barbarians jump right off of their character sheets whenever he sits down at the gaming table of frisky suburbanite parents, Linda and Brandon. John Francis’ best friends, sailor-mouthed John Alex and thoughtful jock Jason, bring roguish swagger and knightly nobility to the game. And the object of John Francis’ affection, the feisty Tara, provides all the Half Elven Double Princess backstory they could ever need.
But when Jason enlists to go to Iraq and with the relationship with Tara going nowhere, it may be time for John Francis to hang up his twenty sided dice and take a job on the other side of the country. However, John Francis is about to discover that leaving will prove tougher than the Tomb of Horrors.
OF DICE AND MEN is a blisteringly funny and deeply affecting look at the things that truly matter in life.
OF DICE AND MEN will shoot over ten days in September 2013 at multiple locations in Maryland and Northern Virginia with a crew of 12 and a core cast of six, along with several dayplayers and extras.
This campaign will supplement our funds to pay for camera, lighting and equipment rental, studio/location costs, costuming and cast and crew stipends. There are also several green screen/special effects scenes in the script - the more we are able to fund these, the better our effects will be. We will be enlisting the help of conceptual artists, matte painters and visual effects experts.
We will seek distribution for OF DICE AND MEN, and plan to showcase it at several gaming and sci-fi/fantasy conventions after its release in early 2014.
See descriptions to the right for all of the items/perks that come with each funding level. Any item perks that do not require completion of the film first will be sent out as soon as possible.
MINIATURES & MODULE MADNESS!
$50 Level - A custom, to your specs, hand-painted miniature like the ones used in the film! Also includes a PDF of the official OF DICE AND MEN gaming module of the in-film game! Your choice of The Lady Nyvenne (Alaya), Ullr the Red (Throg), Mighty Grum (Durak), or Lord Cuthbert of Ellesley (Kester the Younger) from RedBox Games; or Titus (Spango) from Hasslefree Miniatures. (All figures are cast in high quality white metal. Sizes vary.)
$650 Level - A custom, to your specs, hand-painted, huge Purple Worm! Cast in resin as a 4-part model, it is supplied with a pewter-cast tail stinger piece. It is 125mm tall in its rearing pose, and 500mm long. "Miniature" by Otherworld Miniatures.
Level also includes having your name used as a character, place or in-game God in the film, a PDF of the OF DICE AND MEN gaming module, a black ODAM t-shirt, Special Edition DVD, Dog Tag, Button and Special Thanks in the credits/IMDb.
Custom Full Color Digital Painting of Your Roleplaying Character
(or the fantasy character of your dreams!)
by professional fantasy artist Cynthia Sheppard
CYNTHIA SHEPPARD is a fantasy artist from the suburbs of Washington, DC. She specializes in art for games, trading cards, and books, with clients including:
* Wizards of the Coast (Magic: The Gathering, Dragon Magazine)
* Fantasy Flight Games (Call of Cthulhu, Elder Sign: Unseen Forces, the Star Wars LCG and Game of Thrones: The Card Game)
* Pyr Books
* Lamentations of the Flame Princess and
* Sinister Adventures
Check out her work at www.sheppard-arts.com.
$1500 Level - Full body portrait
$900 Level - Head/shoulder portrait
(Includes initial consultation and two rounds of changes)
Custom Gaming Dice Set
$300 Level - You can now get a Custom Polyhedral Dice Set made just for you! (1 D4, 1 D6, 1 D8, 1 D10, 1 D12, 1 D20 - white/ivory base, sides are carved/painted to your specs, any 1 color per side).
This level also includes a Black ODAM T-Shirt, Special Edition DVD, Dog Tag, Button and Special Thanks in film credits/IMDb.
OF DICE AND MEN T-shirt, Special Edition DVD, Dog Tag and Button$100 Level
Kelley Slagle, Director and Producer of OF DICE AND MEN, began directing, producing and editing short films and music videos with her company, Cavegirl Productions, in 2004. Cavegirl Productions has created films for twelve 48 Hour Film Project and National Film Challenge competitions. The films have collectively earned ten awards and many were accepted in other festivals.
Kelley is joined in producing OF DICE AND MEN by Executive Producer, lifelong gamer and longtime member of the Cavegirl team, Seth C. Polansky, and by award-winning filmmaker and co-screenwriter of OF DICE AND MEN, Francis Abbey of Ciscovaras Pictures.
Most recently, Kelley and Francis co-produced THE BROKEN CONTINENT, a new epic fantasy webseries, after completing two successful Kickstarter campaigns that raised over $50,000. The series is now available at www.getbroken.tv.
For more information on Cavegirl Productions, visit www.cavegirl.com.
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