Rooster Teeth Breaks Crowdfunding Records with Live-Action Film Announcement

Austin, TX – June 9, 2014 – Rooster Teeth Productions, the online entertainment giant behind the longest running web series in history, Red vs. Blue, and the anime-inspired RWBY, quickly broke records Friday evening after announcing a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the company’s first live-action, feature-length film. The campaign to fund Rooster Teeth’s new sci-fi comedy Lazer Team met its $650,000 goal in under 10 hours, broke Indiegogo’s record for the fastest film campaign to raise $700,000, and soon overtook Freddie Wong’s Videogame High School: Season 3 campaign to become the 2nd highest funded film on Indiegogo. The Lazer Team Indiegogo campaign went on to raise over $1Million dollars over the weekend and more than 13,000 backers have contributed to the project so far.

“The dedication of our community over the last eleven years has been amazing. Their support over the last two days has been absolutely humbling,” said Rooster Teeth Co-Founder and Creative Director Burnie Burns. “Nothing short of awe inspiring. I am so proud to be a part of this group of people, and I look forward to even bigger milestones during the next 28 days of this campaign.”

The fundraising campaign for Lazer Team runs through July 6, 2014. Rooster Teeth will make a special campaign wrap up report at RTX, Rooster Teeth’s annual gaming and Internet convention held July 4 – 6 at the Austin Convention Center, where 30,000 attendees are expected this year. Filming on Lazer Team is scheduled to begin in Austin, TX and New Mexico in August, with a Spring 2015 release date.

Lazer Team synopsis In the late 1970’s, the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence project received a one time signal from outer space. It looked exactly as theorists thought a communication from an alien civilization would — unfortunately it has never been decoded. Or so we were told. Unbeknownst to the general public the signal was translated and told us two things:
1. We are not alone.
2. The galaxy is a dangerous place.
Lazer Team is a live-action, sci-fi comedy that takes place decades later in the aftermath of this event.

Lazer Team Indiegogo Campaign: team-by-rooster-teeth

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