Reign of Judges: A New Freedom is a fan-driven beginning… to the epic New World saga of love, war, revolution, and freedom. It's a period-action film, like Braveheart, but set in the 75 BC pre-Columbian New World. The first North American (Book of Mormon) war epic. A humble soldier becomes the mighty protector of a young republic. Moroni [mo-ro-nigh] bolsters his country with revolutionary prowess, but he must bridle the airs of a vain nation and the tyrannical coup of an unforeseen foe to maintain the freedom of the land.
Our full feature script was completed when we launched on July 4th, 2014. As part of our launch, we did something never done before on a major motion picture-- we released the first 19 pages of our script to the public. Those pages were downloaded over 9,000 times.
Our full feature script has been through over 100 revisions and continues to be refined to this day. After three years in development, at the constant encouragement from our fans, we finally leveraged Kickstarter to fund a blockbuster pilot short film. In thirty days, with 1,601 backers, we raised $171,157 of our $150,000 minimum goal and we raised an additional $50,000 outside of Kickstarter, making in total $221,157raised. Pledges ranged from $1 to $70,000 with some of our largest pledges coming from individuals who made tremendous sacrifice to do so. For example, one of our $6,000 backers was a full time pizza delivery guy--and one of our $500 backers was a single mother who pledged her entire savings to the film. Because of the absolutely courageous faith from so many earnest supporters, our pilot short film was honored as the 3rd ALL-TIME Highest Funded Short Film of Kickstarter in 2017.
Fast forward seven months and we released our completed pilot short film in limited theaters across the globe, kicking off from the iconic Fox Village Theatre in Los Angeles.
Our pilot short film quickly grew into a breakout hit, selling nearly 10,000 tickets worldwide in 34 U.S. States and four different countries. With 540+ ratings, our concept has 8.8 stars on IMDb. Check out the trailer:
After a nearly $100K box office, we launched a second Kickstarter to release our pilot short film for purchase on Blu-ray/DVD. With 2,649 backers we raised $271,000 ($169K inside Kickstarter and $102K outside), making in total nearly $500K raised from 4,250 backers as of our second Kickstarter closing. Only 1% of all film projects on Kickstarter (actually only 25 out of over 27,000 total) have ever raised that much ($500K).
On December 13, 2019 we closed yet our third and final Kickstarter, raising $52,760from 464 backers for a 6 month fundraising extension.
So, what's next?
We are now in the final months of an "all or nothing" funding phase.We must raise the full $20-$40M needed to produce our full feature or it cannot be made.We can accept investments fromaccredited investors, now through June 30th of 2020 (the "Raise Period"). During the Raise Period, investment funds are NOT spent but are held in aseparate holding accountuntil full funding is achieved.
For more information about this once in a lifetime investment opportunity and for a FREE private screenerof our breakout pilot short film, please fill out our Investment Form or call us directly at (323) 389-5323.
We also have great need for funds we CAN spend to fuel our fundraising and development efforts. Whether you invest or not, please consider supporting us by making a DONATION on our donation page. You can also support the funding of our full feature by buying a copy of our pilot short film and sharing it with others. Buy a copy right HERE on our website. Thank you!