Donnie Brock, P.I. in...Knock Knock, Who's Dead?

We're the sketch comedy group Ironic T-Shirt and Producer Joe Anderson, and we want to make a feature film noir spoof titled "Knock Knock, Who's Dead?"
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Donnie Brock
Film
Los Angeles, California
United States
7 Team Members

Extra Funding

We're the sketch comedy group Ironic T-Shirt and Producer Joe Anderson.  Over the past four years we've produced more than fifty sketches, shorts, and web series, that have been featured on almost all of the websites.

Now we're embarking on our most ambitious project ever – the world’s biggest burrito! I mean - a feature film!  We want to make a film noir spoof – think Airplane! meets The Big Sleep – the type of movie that we'd love to watch but haven't seen in decades.

But we can't do it without your help!

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Knock Knock Mosaic

Knock Knock, Who's Dead? combines the anything goes, larger than life comedy of films like Naked Gun, Blazing Saddles, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail with the sex, violence, and intrigue of film noir classics like The Maltese Falcon and Double Indemnity.  It's a spoof of the film noir conventions we all know and love – the cigarettes, the tall shadows, the untrustworthy dames.

Knock Knock, Who's Dead? follows hapless gumshoe Donnie Brock as he investigates threats against the wealthy, mysterious Kayber family.  It isn't long before Donnie finds himself personally embroiled in the family's affairs and knee deep in murder, deception, cover-ups, Communists, diabolical inventions, Mexican crime lords, horny old women, and crooked cops. Beaten, bruised, and framed, Donnie's left with just his wits, charm, and ceaseless internal monologue to save the day and his own skin.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

For this movie to work it has to be done right.  The more authentic the film noir world and atmosphere, the funnier the jokes.  So we don't intend to use the funds we raise to rush out and film an ultra-low budget version of the movie.  Instead we've put together a detailed business plan in which any funds you contribute will be used as start up capital to produce a trailer, attract talent, and secure investors.  That means every dollar you contribute today is going to help us raise ten tomorrow.

We'll be sure to provide our donors with detailed updates about the project as we move into preproduction and production, so that you can see exactly what your money helps us achieve.

Here's a simplified graph of our proposed use of your contributions:

Budget

STUFF YOU CAN GET

Is the satisfaction of helping bring this zany comedy to life not good enough for you?  No problem – look at all this cool stuff you can get:

Perks For Perps

 

ABOUT US

Ironic T-Shirt

Ironic T-Shirt is William Brasington, Anton Handel, Benjamin Smolen, Nikolai von Keller, and Diana Wright.  Over the past four years we've produced more than fifty sketches, shorts, and web series that have been featured on or received recognition from Comedy Central, Cracked, Current TV, Channel 101, Mondo Media, Funny or Die, Fark, Dorkly, Atom, The AFK Show, and DipDive, among others.  Most of our prior content, including the sketch “Dead Men Don't Play Strings” that inspired this film, can be found at www.ironictshirt.com.

Between the five of us we've also won a Watson Fellowship, a Philadelphia Young Playwright Award, and a third prestigious award.  We've written for Emmy-winning television shows, sold television pilots, acted in Academy Award-nominated films, won various screenwriting competitions, and graduated from four different snobby liberal arts colleges.  Also, one of us is allergic to seafood.  Which one? It's a secret. (It’s Diana – don’t tell her I told you.)

UPDATE: We've been joined by producer and entertainment attorney W. Joseph Anderson!  

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$35,030USD
raised by 213 people in 1 month
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This campaign ended on May 5, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Noir-Slanged Shout Out

    All contributors will receive a thanks in the film's credits, as well as a noir-slanged shout out on Twitter and Facebook.

    8 claimed
  • $10USD
    Named Sketch/Digital Download

    We’ll produce film noir sketches throughout the campaign that incorporate the name of every $10 and over contributor. You'll also receive a digital download of the finished film, plus the shout out.

    37 claimed
  • $25USD
    DVD

    You’ll receive a DVD of the completed film, plus the sketch with your name, the digital download, and shout out.

    51 claimed
  • $50USD
    Personalized Obituary

    You’ll receive a personalized film noir obituary, plus the sketch with your name, the DVD, the digital download, and the shout out.

    16 claimed
  • $50USD
    NEW PERK!!! - Rap Sheet

    Instead of a film noir obituary, you can now opt to receive a Rap Sheet. E-mail us a picture, and we will create for you a specialized mug shot and give you your very own criminal history. Along with this, you would also receive the sketch with your name, the DVD, the digital download, and the shout out.

    4 claimed
  • $100USD
    Signed Poster

    You’ll received a signed, stylized poster of the movie, plus the personalized obituary, the sketch with your name, the DVD, the digital download, and the shout out.

    23 claimed
  • $200USD
    Engraved Lighter

    You’ll receive a classy lighter engraved with your (or Donnie's) initials, plus the signed poster, the personalized obituary, the sketch with your name, the DVD, the digital download, and the shout out.

    8 claimed
  • $500USD
    Personalized Mini-Sketch

    You’ll receive a film noir mini-sketch personalized with your name, face, and details, plus the engraved lighter, the signed poster, the personalized obituary, the sketch with your name, the DVD, the digital download, and the shout out.

    4 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Key Prop/Day On Set/AP Credit

    You’ll receive a key prop from the movie, a VIP day on set during filming (airfare to LA not included), and an Associate Producer credit, plus the personalized mini-sketch, the engraved lighter, the signed poster, the personalized obituary, the sketch with your name, the DVD, the digital download, and the shout out.

    6 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Walk On Part/Premiere Tickets

    You’ll receive a walk on part in the film and tickets to the LA premiere (airfare not included), plus the AP credit, the key prop, the personalized mini-sketch, the engraved lighter, the signed poster, the personalized obituary, the sketch with your name, the DVD, the digital download, and the shout out.

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