Wong Fu has some pretty amazing numbers on their YouTube channel. Over 2 million subscribers with over 300 million views of their short films, music videos, vlogs etc. Wong Fu Productions (WFP) started by a group of friends at UC San Diego, Philip Wang, Wesley Chan and Ted Fu, has now grown into a real business. From a brand of apparel to speaking engagements to global recognition – they even met President Obama in 2011 – the one thing they have not yet done is a professional full length feature film until now.
Wong Fu is looking to raise $200,000 on Indiegogo and they just launched fundraising last week and they are already nearing the halfway point. If you want to get technical – the trio did do a film back in 2006 at the very beginning of their YouTube odyssey but they were still students at the time working on it in between classes. Now with a few more years experience they are ready to produce a feature film.
The film as of yet does not have a title but they have a working plot. The story is described as:
Our story takes place in a world where all relationship activity is documented and monitored by the Department of Emotional Integrity (DEI). Much like a credit score is given to represent financial responsibility, a relationship score is given to keep individuals accountable for the relationship activity and choices. The score is public for all to see, and affects various aspects of daily life.
In the film we follow two couples who are experiencing different challenges in their relationships. Seth and Haley are two high schoolers who are registering their relationship for the first time, and Ben and Sara, a former couple in their mid twenties who must meet again to settle an old report.
WFP has never reached out to their fans like this before but now they have called for the backing of their 2 million subscribers. If the project beats the $200,000 mark WFP has already posted stretch goals of up to $600,000 where a sequel for the Agents of Secret Stuff will be funded (which has seen over 23 million views on YouTube).
“We never had the intention of making Wong Fu what it is today, but we know we’re very lucky and will do our best to deserve it. We believe we can have a positive influence in this industry, and on our audience…and if we can do this, then we know we’re doing something right.”
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