Rooster Teeth, the YouTube network behind the hilarious sci-fi comedy “Red vs Blue,” “Achievement Hunter,” “The RT Podcast,” and “RWBY,” has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for it’s first ever feature length movie called “Lazer Team”. The campaign easily beat their initial goal of $650,000 within the first 24 hours.
In the late 1970’s, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence project received a one time signal from outer space. Unfortunately it looked exactly like theorist thought a communication from an alien civilization would and has never been decoded. Unknown to the general public, the signal had been translated and told scientists two things: We are not alone and the galaxy is a dangerous place.
“Lazar Team” is a live action sci-fi comedy that takes place decades later in the aftermath of the event. Rooster Teeth noted the funds from the crowdfunding would go towards bigger and better visual effects along with cast/crew and location.
Also revealing why backers should support the project, the team wrote, “We know. You’ve backed a crowd-funded project before and that was the last you heard of it. Plus producing movies is far more expensive than making web content, even the content that RT makes. So how do you know backing this project will actually lead to a finished product?
“We have the infrastructure to produce the content, the funds we are raising are for production and production quality. That means most of the dollars will end up on the screen, which is exactly where you want them.
“Rooster Teeth is uniquely qualified to move from web content to feature filmmaking. Over the course of the last decade we have grown into some of the biggest productions the internet has ever seen and we want you to be a part of this next step!”
The campaign’s perks include exclusive “Lazer Team” mugs, hoodies, DVD, shirts, names in the credits of the movie, twenty-second voicemail recorded by favorite Rooster Teeth personalities, and even movie premiere tickets.
Since its launch on June 6th, the “Lazer Team” campaign has raised $822,621 from 9,933 backers. It is set to close on July 6th.
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