Teen Force Ninjas follows a 10-year old named Bobby, (played by Daniel Gregory) and his transition into reality. In the beginning, Bobby spends his time pretending he is the 6th Teen Force Ninja fighting alongside Red, Purple, Green, Orange and Yellow Ninja. Much like Power Rangers, these ninjas fight villains in open parks with unnecessary amounts of martial arts and each have their own unique borderline racially stereotyped characteristics. Just like real kids shows!
It isn't until Bobby meets a neighborhood girl who has learned real Taekwando that he begins to distance himself from the ninjas in an attempt to make a real friend. Bobby's decision isn't easy on the Teen Force who serve as a constant distraction. Will Bobby make a real friend? Leaving the Teen Force may not be as easy as he thinks...
Teen Force is a modern-day Power Rangers spin off. Our fictional television show plays off of the stereotypes of children's television. Each ninja plays on a current stereotype, making them all unique and together a strong team!
Our production design will show a clear distinction between Bobby's reality and fantasy worlds. In the world of the Teen Force Ninjas, everything is bright, tacky and filled with action. His fantasy world is contrasted with the order and discipline of Bobby's Taekwando classroom where he is pushed physically and mentally.
With less than a month left before production, our talented production team has a few major expenses left in the budget. In the next three weekends, we will bring to life a 10-foot tall Squid Monster for the Ninjas to fight in the opening sequence. This monster will have moving tentacles and a squid eye.... Word on the street is that we will have to give the squid an eye patch if we can't raise enough funds for a second eye. Now that's creative!
Our dedicated Teen Force costume team is currently in charge of constructing original costumes for the 6 ninjas (including Bobby). Our production designer is currently working to put together all of the elements within Bobby's room to make the space feel like a child's room.
Our final and most critical challenge is the expenses which go along with having child actors. We are required by law to have a studio teacher on set to ensure the children are not overworked. We are also required to have a stunt coordinator to ensure safety. Funds raised will go towards child safety and schooling while on set. Lets show these kids a ninja-tastic time!
We have a wonderful team who have all spent countless hours working on brining Teen Force to the big screen!
Alan Michnoff- Director
Ariel Fisher- Producer
Brian White- Cinemetographer
Dan Carr- Editor
Andrew Bergamo- Production Design
Sound Design- Phil Englert
Squid design Team - Alex Lubow, Spencer Reed and Ryan Summerset
First Assistan Director- Jackie Hudspeth
Second Assistant Director- Peyton Collins
Second, Second Assistant Director and Graphic Design- Cassi Basile
Costumes- Rick Simon and Ryan Summersett
Social Media/ Marketing- Chelsea Freitas
Stunt Coordinator- David Gunther
1. Budget Breakdown: Squid Monster materials and assembly: $1,000
2. 6 (Including Bobby) Teen Force Custom Costumes: $150 each = $900
3. Camera and Equipment rentals = 1,500
* We will be shooting on either the RED Epic or Sony F65
4. Custom Teen Force Gear/posters/bandanas for Bobby's room= $300
5. Food... For the children (2 weekend hot meals) = $500