Reign of Judges: Title of Liberty is a fan-driven beginning… to the epic New World saga of love, war, revolution, and freedom. It is a period-action film, like Braveheart, but set in the 73 BC pre-Columbian New World. A humble soldier rises unexpectedly as the protector of a young republic. Now Chief Captain of a war-weary nation, Moroni (Mor - Oh - Nigh) defends his country with revolutionary prowess, but his greatest struggle will be uniting a beleaguered people.
As part of our public launch on July 4th, 2014, we did something that has never been done before on a major motion picture-- we released the first 19 pages of our script to the public. Those pages have been downloaded over 7,500 times.
Our full feature script was completed when we launched and it has been through over 100 revisions. It continues to be refined to this day. After three years in development, at the constant encouragement from our fans, we finally leveraged crowdfunding to fund a blockbuster concept film short. We were excited to choose Kickstarter for our campaign. After thirty days, from 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 $221,157 raised. 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 $5,000 backers is 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 courageous faith from so many earnest supporters, our concept short film is honored to be the 3rd ALL-TIME Highest Funded Short Film on Kickstarter.
But we're not done yet. Our main goal was to raise $1M for our concept film short, which would unlock the power of a visual effects battle scene. In addition, we will need funds to market the concept once it is released.
We are still actively taking pledges through our PLEDGE page.
We aim to film our concept short before the end of 2017 and release it around April of 2018. The release, we anticipate, will springboard us into production on our full feature before the end of 2018.