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Das Puppets indie film completion

$1,800 of $1,800 goal

Raised by 5 people in 17 months
Fred Wilder  FULLERTON, CA
 About this project
The film Das Puppets is the strange story of Dirty Fritz, a lonely artist that falls in love with another man’s wife, Mama Baer. His passion soon turns to madness, and Dirty Fritz seeks to steal Mama Baer away to his secret lair of enchanted puppets, with the aid of a potion provided by Gypsy Witch. But her magic comes with a price!
This film is also a weird journey into the animal passions of the Emo actors at FUZZ, a film and television studio set somewhere in Germany in the late 1960s. Along the way we get a gut full of laughs from this dark comedy. Oh, yes, Das Puppets is another twisted tale from writer/director Fred Wilder, who pays homage to many great DaDa Fluxus artists and surreal filmmakers. The film features original DaDa music and Fluxus compositions by Kommissar Hjuler und Mama Baer from Germany, and The Sex Socks from California.

Risks and challenges
Principal photography was shot over three years, and was 95 percent complete when Wilder became ill with a cancerous brain tumor in October 2011. It took three more years for him to recover from the surgery, the subsequent treatments, and therapy. Now, with the cancer in remission, he is back in the saddle. We need to shoot two FX shots with special makeup prosthetics, one complicated set piece with Dirty Fritz, and we need upgraded computer storage for editing.
This production stars many fabulous and talented actors who have been very patient and understanding while Fred was in recovery. After six years We owe it to these wonderful folks to finally bring Das Puppets to the screen. All doners will receive screen credit in the final film. Thank you for your support!

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http://www.stcroixstudios.com/daspuppets/
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Update 10
Posted by Fred Wilder
8 months ago
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Great news, guys! Das Puppets has reached 100% of its film completion goal.

This is very good news because we can film the remainder of the scenes as they were originally conceived. This said, we still need your help to raise awareness for this weird, surreal film by sharing our official Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/daspuppets) on Instagram, Twitter, tumblr, or other social media.

Don't despair, there is still time for you to have your name listed in the closing credits! Just make a donation of $10 or more, and you will become part of Wilder film history. Plus, every donation helps to make Das Puppets the absolute best it can be.

Thank you all very much for all of your generous support. We really appreciate it!
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Update 9
Posted by Fred Wilder
10 months ago
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Hello Gang,
Fred Wilder here. We have received generous contributions at
www.gofundme.com/daspuppets and from outside contributors as well.
Candy and I have put these funds to good work both buying props and
building same. We are currently doing lighting and camera test so
everything looks right before we film the remaining scenes.

Also you can now use this easy to remember URL for facebook on all
of your correspondence just type in
www.facebook.com/daspuppets

Thanks to your support, we are getting the job done.
Fred Wilder

www.facebook.com/daspuppets
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Update 8
Posted by Fred Wilder
11 months ago
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It's Good to be working again! We shot pickups on Friday and will be shooting more this weekend. Getting closer to completion. Thanks for your support.
Fred Wilder
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Update 7
Posted by Fred Wilder
12 months ago
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Working diligently to bring this film to completion. Your assistance with sharing this project would be most appreciated. — Fred
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$1,800 of $1,800 goal

Raised by 5 people in 17 months
Created September 17, 2015
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