Dragon Warriors is an independent, 90-minute fantasy film from Main Dog Productions. As of this writing, they have six days to raise the remaining $56,000 to be fully funded (their goal is $200,000). It’s being co-directed by Stephen Shimek and Maclain Nelson. They describe it as The Lord of the Rings meets The Princess Bride. The filmmakers were influenced by 80s fantasy movies, but wanted to add modern CGI to those classics. It was shot on a completely green screen stage and all of the backgrounds were created digitally. The film is already complete; the Kickstarter is to finish up post-production. Rewards are varied, and you can get a digital download of the film for a mere $20 pledge. A DVD can be obtained for $30. Higher level rewards include signatures from the cast and crew, custom-made battle gear, and more.
Here’s the plot:
An evil wizard, Lord Tensley, seeks the hand and heart of the beautiful princess, Lady Ennogard. When she refuses, he locks her away and releases a deadly dragon, which he controls, to terrorize the land. He vows that, until she accepts his love, his dragon will destroy all who dare display any sign of love throughout the kingdom. Desperate to end the tyranny, she sends an enchanted dragonfly with a mission to find a true “Dragon Warrior” who is fit to release her from her captor and stop the destruction of the dragon.
Meanwhile a young warrior, Camilan, braves the attacks of the Dragon and plans to marry his true love, the elf princess Larec. But his parents refuse to give their blessing, as marrying outside of their race would forfeit the family birthright. His only hope is to find a wife for his estranged older brother Ramicus, a rogue bounty hunter. But convincing the wild-hearted Ramicus to settle down and secure the family’s inheritance seems a feat as impossible as any heroic quest.
Camilan reunites with his brother with the hope that he will be able to soften his heart. His attempts are in vain until Lady Ennogard’s dragonfly reaches their camp and relays her call of distress. Enamored by her beauty and lured by the promise of wealth, Ramicus agrees to take on the heroic task. So Ramicus and his Orc sidekick Shokdor, and Camilan and his loyal squire Samton, set off on a journey to rescue Lady Ennogard and put an end to the dragon and the evil reign of the powerful Lord Tensley.