Albert Pyun's detractors have said "Who keeps hiring this guy? He ruins movies"
Nobody hires Albert Pyun He creates his movies from first thought to delivery. He raises his own financing but never manages to raise enough to make the movie he envisions. One film critic said it best: "Albert Pyun's inimitable style is Shoot really fast before you run out of money".
But those of us who love his movies love them just as much for the punishment he took to get them to us. His single interest since he was 10 years old was to make movies no matter what he must endure.
Still he always hoped for a decent budget and to be able to screen his films in a decent venue to a full capacity audience.
That's what this campaign is about. Now that Albert has MS and cannot keep working, his friends and fans want to fulfill Albert's dream to screen a film he's proud of to a full house of all the artists he's worked with over the years, and for his fans and friends.
Road to Hell is the only one of Albert's films to receive so many awards and positive reviews. It is his 50th movie and fitting climax to his 40 year career.
We want to give the screening event the best promotional effort that any of Albert's films have ever received. To achieve both the marketing, star guest list and to secure this state of the art venue, we need to reach out to Albert's fans, the fans of his many movies (and especially those who loathe his movies), to be able to stage an event worthy of this kind, hardworking and generous filmmaker who's vision and artistry, while certainly weird at times, were always fueled by his enthusiasm for the motion picture experience within a dark auditorium.
PLEASE MAKE YOUR PAYPAL DONATIONS 'PERSONAL' NOT PURCHASE. OTHERWISE I HAVE PAYPAL FEES AND INDIEGOGO FEES=12%.
IF WE DON'T MAKE OUR GOAL, we'll just shrink the theater, cut the ads and let go of bringing stars from outside the country. We'll still have the screening, Albert will be thrilled and we'll all make new memories.
Next to NYC, LA is the most expensive place to screen.
The ArcLight theater rental costs $8,000
Screening engineer and tech cost $2,000
Sunset Billboard - 2 weeks - $15,000 (it's gotta be on Sunset)
LA Weekly full page ad costs $3,748.
Hollywood Reporter and Variety ads cost $18,000 (trade ads shine the light on cast and crew which too often gets overlooked. ROAD TO HELL is an accumulation of all of Albert's ideas over the years and it was finished through uncompromising passion.
Publicist, TV/Radio, Admin, Internet Promo allowance is $15,000
Actors travel/lodging allowance is $15,000
Indiegogo fee is $3200.
Total needed: $80,948.
REWARDS SHIPPED OUT OF THE COUNTRY WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE FROM THE DONOR. US POSTAGE IS INCLUDED.
ALL PAYPAL DONATIONS NEED TO BE MADE AS "PERSONAL".
The impact of your support is you will have ended Albert Pyun's career on a high note that he never experienced during the entirety of his career. Hopefully, Albert has given fans of his movies years of enjoyment through his 50 movies.
When he was a child he made:
SUICIDE BY KRYPTONITE
NORTH SHORE '69
THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
ALIEN FROM LA
KICKBOXER 2: The Road Back
THE FIFTH CORNER
BRAINSMASHER: A Love Story
KICKBOXER 4: The Aggressor
HONG KONG 97
JOE BOB'S DRIVE-IN THEATER
NEMESIS 2: Nebula
NEMESIS 3: Time Lapse
ADRENALIN:Fear the Rush
NEMESIS 4:Death Angel
THE WRECKING CREW
MAX HAVOC:We Try To Forget This One
INFECTION AKA INVASION
LEFT FOR DEAD
ABELAR: Tales of an Ancient Empire
ROAD TO HELL
Other Ways You Can Help
If you cannot donate $$, please donate your time. Bring us 5 donations (mentioning your name), you get the program THANK YOU and BUMPER STICKER
Bring us 10 donations (mentioning your name), you get a signed ROAD TO HELL poster shipped to you, plus the THANK YOU and BUMPER STICKER.
The ALBERT PYUN CELEBRATION invitation list is below:
Deborah Van Valkenburgh
Dru-Anne Perry Moss
Jackie Earle Haley
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Deborah Van Valkenburgh
Jenny Dare Paulin
Mario Van Peebles
Ming Na Wen
and many more.