Videogame and Movie Industry Veterans Fight the Good Fight
Group to donate 100% of comedy film proceeds to charity
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (November 14, 2012) – ChaosNgn Production's has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for their upcoming original comedy movie, “Pwned!” The campaign will run for sixty days, and all proceeds from the sale of the film will go to benefit various charities, such as Child’s Play, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy, and the Megan Meier Foundation. The film is an attempt to entertain viewers, all the while addressing topics that will raise public awareness of bullying.
The campaign is located at: www.indiegogo.com/pwned
Being directed by James Weeks, “Pwned!” has been in pre-production for nearly nine months, with filming taking place in California and New Mexico.
The story follows seven companions who set out on a cross-country road trip of epic proportions in order to find their missing friend, as they hope to turn the tables on the bullies in their previous gaming guild.
For feature and cameo roles, the team has reached out to actors prominent in the geek and video game culture. Stars of the YouTube series “Meter Maids” Peter Podgursky and Lejon Stewart star as Todd, leader of the rag tag group, and T-Bone, a street-wise character reminiscent of Reggie Hammond of the film “48 Hours.” As the situations the group finds themselves in get crazier, it’s up to Todd to keep things under control.
In addition to Peter Podgursky and Lejon Stewart, the cast consists of Nicole Wyland (“Video Game High School"), Luke Kearney ("Inception" and the Batman Films), Nina Harada, Nick Wilson, and Josh Hirneisen.
The behind-the-scenes team includes Ken Allen, producer at Trion Worlds and composer of the King’s Quest and Space Quest video games, as well as Nancy Hayes Casting (“Toy Story” and “Scream”). Luke Kearney (“Terminator Salvation”) is stunt coordinator, with Hannah Ervin as executive producer and Brian McKelvey (Lucas Arts and Sony) as assistant director.
100% of the proceeds after production costs will be donated to various charities including Child’s Play, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, The Help Group, United Cerebral Palsy, the Lupus Research Institute, and the Megan Meier Foundation. The charities were chosen because they were dear to various members of the team.
Established bands have also joined the cause to be featured on the “Pwned!” soundtrack. They include In This Moment (No. 15 on Billboard 200), A Sound of Thunder, and the popular Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish.
The film will be shot on the RED EPIC Digital film camera and principal photography will begin August 1, 2013.
“Pwned!” promises to be the gamer anthem of the internet age.
ChaosNgn is a film production company founded by entertainment industry geeks with the goal of creating sophisticated, high-quality films that might otherwise be considered risky by traditional Hollywood studios.
The official Pwned! website is located at http://chaosngn.com and the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pwnedthemovie.