When I was a kid I used to watch all the cartoons, Thundercats, Mighty Mouse, Defenders of the Earth, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and X-Men. Now it was the last one I LOVED ! Everyone at some point in their life has dreamed of having a Superhero Power be it Super Strength, To Fly, Invisibility or all of them ! X-Men was created by Stan Lee who also gave us Spiderman, The Hulk and more. Now if you know me from Facebook you KNOW I’m a small-town boy with a small superhero complex 😉 so anything to do with the Godfather of Comics I knew would FAB.
It wasn’t until I met Anthony Lee Winn (from doing my mobile app ‘Pocket Pole Studio‘) that I learnt about STRIPPERELLA. She is an Exotic dancer by night and a Super Heroine by night night ! AND she is a STAN LEE creation! What gives !? The Godfather of comics has given us a tongue in cheek creation that will make you hot under the collar 🙂 what’s more, Anthony brings her to life with his artistic abilities! (that’s his Super Power, as well as dancing!)
To see a sample you can download the STRIPPERELLA iPhone app here.
A fair while back I was chatting to Anthony and he was saying he would love to bring her to life in the form of a Coffee Table Book ( some of you will remember that Pam Anderson played Stripperella in the tv show ) and completely reinvent her. Gone are the blonde locks and in comes the fiery red !! We discussed who we thought would be ideal to play this awesome red head when Anthony pointed me in the direction of Dana Hamm. POW knockout punch, she looked perfect!
It was going from good to great ! Anthony asked if I would do the Photography which OBVIOUSLY I said YES to ! Being a Photographer at Image 1st has given me the license to try new things and Anthony liked my style 🙂
So the first page was written, Anthony had the ideas, the storyboard, he had found the model to play Stripperella in the form of Dana Hamm & myself and a co-photographer to capture it all. Now we needed to raise the monies to fund this project.
The money is for fees for production, post production, print and distribution.
*prop master/ costuming fees
*Set and key visual element building
*Production staff fees
*Film and development fees
Since Las Vegas is the back drop for our female protagonist, we would acquire a permit in order to stage epic shots of Dana Hamm portraying Stan Lee’s Stripperella as she battles crime riding on her favorite motor vehicle… a customized Quad Runner. We would need 2 photographers (me being one), a moderate support and production staff, and 5 days of production within Las Vegas’ city streets and within one of the prestigious casinos to establish Stripperella’s home base.
SO HOW DO WE RAISE THE MONEY ? ……. KICKSTARTER.COM 🙂
Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.
• A good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide.
• A large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement.
Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.
So this is how we are looking to raise the funds to bring this to life !
Please click the link to see the STRIPPERELLA KICKSTARTER page
We have 77 days to raise $180,000 …. will it be done ? Will I get to be part of an amazing project with a character created by STAN LEE?
Only you can help
Thanks in advance ! Let’s make it happen.