Biting North Korea Political Satire

$1,240 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 14 people in 27 months
Brian White  AUBURN, WA
Kim Jong Un is offended by Sony's "The Interview"? Let's give him something to really twist his knickers.

The Interview was fun, but a very weak commentary.
The early scripts we have drafted are already far more biting and suggestive of political folly than The Interview, which was, let's face it, a two-dimensional stoner comedy.

No studios, no distributors, no intimidation
Let's make a movie that will get us banned from North Korea and give it away for free on bit torrent and YouTube. Once it's out there, it belongs to the world.

This wouldn't be offensive to the people of Korea. It won't be a racist rant in any way, but rather it will take aim squarely at the already-cartoonish regime and the corrupt political workings of the hermit kingdom.

I've been a satire writer and editor of GlossyNews.com since 2002. In January of 2014 I made my first spoof video about how hot dogs are REALLY made, which has been viewed around 60,000 times. Half of those who see it find it offensive, the other half get the joke and love it. That's my goal in satire.

Here's an example of my production work behind the camera. It stars two of my sons and was a lot of fun to put together. This was a one-day project start to finish.


I have great hope for the people of the DPRK, but no patience for the dynastic rulers who've suppressed them for generations. I wrote this article last year about How Kim Jong Un could save the nation. Instead, he's trying (and to a large extent succeeding) at censoring what media the entire world can see.

THE GOAL
To hire paid actors and an experienced technical crew for a 5-7-day shoot. The finished product is hoped to have musical numbers and run about 40-minutes in length.

If we get a few thousand we can make something, but if we reach the goal, we can make something truly meaningful. If we exceed the goal, the project will grow in length, features and scope.

Help us thumb our noses at these petulant bullies.
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Update 18
Posted by Brian White
22 months ago
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We have wrapped principle photography. We'll have one more day in a few weeks to Spackle the cracks, but the assembly cut of the movie stands at 2-hours 11-minutes without the opening and closing credits.

We're now in the cumbersome process of editing, which is likely to take a month or two. Contributions at this point will only speed up the process, and since we'll be listed on IMDB, donors over $100 will get Executive Producer credits, which is cool.

Follow us at www.Facebook.com/KimmyWithIt to learn more.
Shot from the closing scene.
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Update 17
Posted by Brian White
22 months ago
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SHOOTING UPDATE -- 05/11/2015 (still great news)

We had day-7 of our shoot Sunday, and it was cut a bit short due to none of us realizing we'd scheduled it for Mothers Day. About half of us on set had to desperately run home to make amends.

Still got about 7-8 minutes of awfully great footage. Chip Wood and Dan Chrisafulli as Hinkley & Toast delivered clever as hell performances.

Due to the focus on quality over pace, our Monday & Tuesday shoots have been postponed to later in the week, but we still plan to wrap principle photography within the week. If I wanted this done quickly without concern for quality, I'd have shot it myself at YouTube-level quality rather than work with Tacoma Productions. They're efficient, but never at the cost of a quality product.

We're 70% done by scene count, and 92% done by projected run-time, which likely means we're going to drastically overshoot the target (even after cutting several scenes,) which means we'll have plenty of room to trim the bits that don't work as well.
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Update 16
Posted by Brian White
22 months ago
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We're at 70% shot now. We have three more days of principal photography coming up, but I just know it's going to stretch to another 2 or so beyond that.

Fundraising is dead, unfortunately. The producer has asked me to keep tight control of the pre-release footage, but I have over 30-minutes of the movie I can share, if only you ask me personally.

We WILL finish this, and the shooting part within the coming week, but the quality in post production is going to rely at least in part on you guys. Can you scare up a nickel so we can include the 2nd bomb blast, and not just the first one? Can you help us get out of post-production in a month instead of three or six?

I know I'm a broken record at this point, and I'm not personally broke, but we're only 12% funded on the project, we're underwater, and we've still got an awful lot of ground to cover.

And seriously, if you haven't seen at least three clips from the production, get in touch and I'll send them directly.

We welcome the addition of Shay Bella to the project, who came in like a pro and blasted through all her scenes in a single day. Mad kudos, Shay, you're the best!
The wildly talented Shay Bella!
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Update 15
Posted by Brian White
22 months ago
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Big week coming up! We're halfway done shooting and hope to wrap principal photography on May 13th.

I've got some double-secret unreleased footage I can share with you. It's not public, but if you want to see what we're up to, shoot me an email and I'll get it to you.

We're kicking ass. This is going just amazing. Mad thanks to Jason Daniel and Ben Slaven at Tacoma Production for making my hopefully-funny idea a gorgeous work of cinematography. Can't say enough good things about what they've brought to the table.

In a week's time we'll hopefully just have a few pickup and 2nd Unit scenes to shoot and a of course the massive undertaking of actually putting it all together.

If you are so inclined, share another nickel, if not, well, just keep coming back to see how we're doing and that works for me too.
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Roger Freed
25 months ago

Sorry, but the kid outranks you now........

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Roger Freed
25 months ago

Have the nuclear explosion accidentally hit China instead, their neighbors and allies. Then they will be having to battle a real dragon instead of the ones they imagine.

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$1,240 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 14 people in 27 months
Created December 22, 2014
JS
$100
Jason Stapelmann
22 months ago

Brian, your brilliant! The clips I have seen are hilarious! Superb quality!

$200
Charles Heiner
22 months ago
AM
$50
Angela McKenzie
23 months ago
BM
$100
B.L. Memee
25 months ago
$10
Anonymous
25 months ago
DG
$100
Damon Guilfoyle
25 months ago

Good Luck!!

RF
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Roger Freed
25 months ago
MT
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Mr TM
26 months ago(Offline Donation)
JS
$50
Jason Stapelmann
26 months ago
$300
Anonymous
26 months ago(Offline Donation)
Roger Freed
25 months ago

Sorry, but the kid outranks you now........

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Roger Freed
25 months ago

Have the nuclear explosion accidentally hit China instead, their neighbors and allies. Then they will be having to battle a real dragon instead of the ones they imagine.

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