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Comedy Duo Kickstart Apocalypse With 30+ Videos
HUCKLEBERRY FINN [ROBOTIC EDITION] creators bring their second feature film to Kickstarter
By: Diani And Devine Productions
“This is an ambitious campaign and it’s not news to have a Kickstarter anymore,” Devine said, “We knew that if we were going to get noticed this time around we needed to do something big.”
In addition to their main campaign video which was shot over the course of three months to show their clothes and personal hygiene deteriorate in various apocalyptic locations, the campaign will launch new “APOCATIPS”
“The campaign is a project in and of itself,” Diani said, “It’s purpose it to entertain and hopefully it will be entertaining enough that people feel compelled to help.”
There are also several humorous appeals from Bostwick, Groener and Shimerman, and Varney (who actually donned the costume of the popular animated character “Korra” that she voices).
In return for donating to the project, backers will receive rewards that range from DVDs to Skype conversations with the cast and include MP3 commentaries from Bostwick on the cult film “Megaforce”
“Diani & Devine Meet The Apocalypse” is the story of a struggling comedy duo (Diani & Devine playing versions of themselves) who discover that surviving the apocalypse is almost as difficult as surviving Hollywood.
This marks Diani & Devine’s third Kickstarter campaign. Their first, a satiric book project called “Replacing the ‘N-word’ With ‘Robot’ in Huckleberry Finn,” went viral after its launch in 2011 and ended up raising over 400% of its initial goal. They followed up in 2012 with a successful campaign to fund a limited theatrical release for their first film, the award-winning supernatural comedy called the “The Selling.”
Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine are award-winning actors, writers, and comedians who are often compared with classic comedy teams like Nichols and May and Burns and Allen. They have performed at comedy festivals all over the country, raised over $30,000 on Kickstarter to replace the “N-word” with “Robot” in Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” (http://www.kickstarter.com/