KUNG FURY is an over-the-top action comedy written and directed by David Sandberg. The movie features: arcade-robots, dinosaurs, nazis, vikings, norse gods, mutants and a super kung fu-cop called Kung Fury, all wrapped up in an 80s style action packed adventure.
Kung Fury takes place in a variety of exotic locations; 1980s Miami, Asgard and Germany in the 1940s, to name a few. With a limited budget to work with, we had to solve this by shooting most of the scenes against a greenscreen backdrop.
Kung Fury was funded mainly through a Kickstarter campaign, where people from all around the world showed their support for this crazy project. David worked on the film for a more than a year with almost no budget but a strong vision, with the help of friends and family. Most of the film has already been shot, but additional filming and lots of visual effects remain to be done.
The film will be around 30 minutes long and released for free on the internet.
What can we say that the intertubes haven’t stated already? Kung Fury is a cocktail of unadulterated hilarity and concentrated badassery. It’s taken over the blogosphere by storm and will likely be the most fun thing you’ll watch this summer. The action comedy short is a nostalgic and tongue-in-cheek love letter to ’80s pop culture. We’re talking video games, kung fu flicks, viking fantasy, hacker and buddy cop movies.
The project was launched more than a year ago, December 2013, on Kickstarter by Swedish actor and director David Sandberg. It was one of the fastest crowdfunded film projects of all time, with pledges reaching $630,019, exceeding the original target goal of $200,000, but falling short of the feature film goal of $1 million.
Crank up the sound and watch this brilliantly dated and lo-fi masterpiece on your high definition television –without irony. Catch the raucous cameo by The Lonely Island‘s Jorma Taccone as the heavy, Kung Führer.
Everything about this project was perfectly executed, down to the Drew Struzan-esque movie poster created by Stockholm artist Andreas Bennwik. Oh, there’s also a music video for True Survivor off of the soundtrack which was produced by Mitch Murder and performed by The Hoff himself, David Hasselhoff.
Enjoy and watch out, this place is swarming with laser raptors!
Written & Directed by
Eleni Young Antonia
A Laser Unicorns Production In Association with Lampray-@Teemunny