CROWDFUND

SO FAR : $2,525 raised of $5,000

MANGO SKIES IS VERY PROUD TO BEGIN OUR JOURNEY INTO THE FICTIONAL FILM WORLD WITH MARKUS KNIGHT WRITTEN BY OUR VERY OWN KASH COLE. MARKUS KNIGHT IS A STORY THAT WILL INSPIRE GENERATIONS OF GOOD DEEDS. WE ARE CURRENTLY FUNDRAISING FOR THE PRODUCTION OF OUR PILOT PREQUEL, “GOOD KNIGHT”.

AS INDIE FILMMAKERS WE AIM TO BRING OUR COMMUNITY FILMS THAT WILL HELP MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT. MARKUS KNIGHT IS A STORY THAT SHOWS STRENGTH, LOVE, COMPASSION, AND STRONG FAMILY VALUES IN A WORLD THAT IS SEEMING TO MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO EVEN LIVE. IN HIS DEBUT, KASH COLE HAS TEAMED UP WITH AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER MATTY STEINKAMP TO BRING MARKUS KNIGHT TO THE BIG SCREEN. HELP MAKE THIS FILM AND BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR TO OUR PHASE 1 OF FUNDRAISING.

OUR PREQUEL BEGINS IN SOUTH PHOENIX

IN THE HOME OF MARKUS KNIGHT’S FAMILY AS THE SUN BEGINS TO RISE.

FROM OUR SCRIPT

“GOOD KNIGHT”

PREMISE: A very quiet young boy (10 years old) Markus, lives the average life of a black child trapped in poverty with a secret that only he knows. He can read minds. He constantly works to develop control of his powers as he goes through the cycle his daily routine hearing the thoughts of all he encounters…good and bad. 

WHY: To see a child with infinite potential rise from the depths of poverty and loss to bring change and hope to the world. 
WHATS SO SPECIAL?: When Markus’ father Malcolm appears to teach him he is more powerful than he imagined and has the psychic ability to change minds and stop crimes, Malcom is tragically taken away from Markus by Police Brutality.

OUR GIFTS TO YOU

ALL CONTRIBUTORS IN PHASE 1 AND 2 WILL RECEIVE A PRODUCER CREDIT IN THE PREQUEL AT THE END OF THE FILM. YOUR NAME WILL BE IN THE CREDITS AND YOU WILL BE A PART OF ALL PRE LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENTS AS WELL AS ALL PRIVATE SCREENING OPPORTUNITIES BEFORE THE REST OF THE PUBLIC VIEWINGS.

ALL CONTRIBUTORS IN PHASE 1 AND 2 WILL RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES INTERVIEWS AND OUTAKE VIDEOS FROM SET

$10: ALL CONTRIBUTORS WHO PLEDGE $10 OR MORE WILL RECEIVE A PDF OF THE SHOOTING SCRIPT ON THE DAY OF THE MOVIES RELEASE. READ IT OR REMAIN UNSPOILED, THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

$25: ALL CONTRIBUTORS WHO PLEDGE $25 OR MORE WILL RECEIVE AN EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD LINK TO THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK.

$50: ALL CONTRIBUTORS WHO PLEDGE $50 OR MORE WILL RECEIVE A PRIVATE LINK TO THE DIRECTORS CUT OF THE FILM AFTER THE WORLD PREMIERE.

$75: NEW GIFT** ALL CONTRIBUTORS WHO PLEDGE $75 OR MORE WILL RECEIVE A PRIVATE SCREENER TO THE DOCUMENTARY OF THE MAKING OF MARKUS KNIGHT PLUS EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES NOT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

$100: ALL CONTRIBUTORS WHO PLEDGE $100 OR MORE WILL RECEIVE FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO BUY VIP AND GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS TO OUR WORLD PREMIERE AS WELL AS BE ON OUR VIP LIST FOR FILM FESTIVAL NOTIFICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS, YOU WILL KNOW FIRST WHEN WE HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY A FILM FESTIVAL!

$500: ALL CONTRIBUTORS WHO PLEDGE $500 OR MORE WILL RECEIVE THE FIRST LOOK AT THE MARKUS KNIGHT COMIC BOOK IMAGES

$1000: WANT TO WATCH THE FILMING LIVE? PLEDGE $1000 OR PMORE AND BECOME AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER TO HAVE FULL ACCESS TO EVERY SET.

$5000: WANT TO BE OUR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND FUND OUR ENTIRE PROJECT? CONTACT US DIRECTLY AT MANGOSKIESPRODUCTIONS@GMAIL.COM

GOAL 1 $5,000

PRE PRODUCTION + PRODUCTION

GOAL 2 $10,000

POST PRODUCTION + FILM FESTIVALS

GOAL 3 $15,000 +

WORLD PREMIERE + PRESS

CONTRIBUTORS = PRODUCERS

AMOUNT RAISED SO FAR:

$2,525 of $5000

PRODUCERS: 36

PHASE 2 DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30

WE WILL UPDATE HOW MUCH WE HAVE RAISED AT THE END OF EACH DAY.

OUR TEAM


FROM WRITER KASH COLE

“GROWING UP COMICS WERE MY ESCAPE AND MY REFUGE. MY GRANDMOTHER HAD A GIANT STASH OF TATTERED COMICS SHE HAD STUFFED IN HER CLOSET AND FORGOTTEN ABOUT. IT WAS LIKE A CAVE FULL OF TREASURE. O LOVED THEM ALL BUT THE X-MEN HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVORITE. THEY WERE WRITTEN AS A MIRROR TO SOCIETY THAT STILL HOLDS JUST AS TRUE TODAY. ALL THOSE STORIES AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE STORIES THAT I DID’NT SEE INSPIRRED MARKUS KNIGHT. STORIES THAT WERE LED BY PEOPLE THAT I COULD DIRECTLY IDENTIFY WIHT WERE NON-EXISTENT. I WANTED TO NOT ONLY CHANGE THAT, BUT CREATE A STORY WITH A HER THAT COULD POSSIBLY INSPIRE CHANGE IN THE WORLD. IT IS MY HOPE THAT PEOPLE SEE IN MARKUS SOMETHING THAT IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THEMSELVES. GREATER AWARENESS.”

-Kash Cole

AS WRITER AND ALSO SUPPORTING ACTOR, KASH COLE IS NO STRANGER TO THE SPOTLIGHT. HIS LEGACY IN THE HIP HOP WORLD HAS BEEN ONE OF KNOWLEDGE, MENTORSHIP AND AMAZING PERFORMANCES UNDER THE ARTIST NAME LORD KASH. WITH THIS BEING HIS DEBUT AS A SCREEN WRITER AND PRODUCER, KASH HAS TAKEN ON A ROLE THAT IS INSPIRED FROM THE COMIC BOOKS HE LOVED GROWING UP. IN 2018 KASH WAS ON THE WRITING TEAM FOR THE AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILM YOU RACIST, SEXIST, BIGOT. WHICH HAS SINCE WON SEVERAL AWARDS AT FILM FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD INCLUDING “BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY” AND “BEST PICTURE” THE DOCUMENTARY DIRECTED BY MATTY STEINKAMP AND PITA JUAREZ ALSO FEATURES KASH IN THE FILM AND ON THE SOUNDTRACK.

DIRECTOR MATTY STEINKAMP, A PHOENIX NATIVE, HAS BEEN BRINGING STORIES FROM OUR COMMUNITY TO THE BIG SCREEN SINCE 2015 WITH HIS FIRST FEATURE FILM “PLAY THE DOCUMENTARY” NOW ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO. MATTY TEAMED UP WITH KASH COLE INITIALLY WITH THE STAKES MUSIC VIDEO FOR THEIR SONG “PROPHECY” FOLLOWING THE STORY OF A YOUNG LATINO FIGHTING HIS WAY THROUGH A TROUBLED WORLD. THE TWO HAVE SINCE BEEN COLLABORATING TOGETHER ON SEVERAL DOCUMENTARIES AND MUSIC VIDEOS GARNERING RECOGNITION FROM PHOENIX MAGAZINE AS THE “BEST OF VALLEY” FOR 2019.

“I READ THE FIRST SCRIPT THAT KASH WROTE AND KNEW THIS FILM HAD TO BE MADE IMMEDIATELY, THIS FILM IS GOING TO BE AN AMAZING ADVENTURE IN STORYTELLING!”

MATTY STEINAKMP

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? ALL OF OUR ACTORS WILL BE GETTING PAID INDUSTRY STANDARD DAY RATES, ALL OF OUR CREW WILL BE GETTING PAID INDUSTRY STANDARD DAY RATES.

  • OUR PHASE 1 GOAL IS $5,000 BY AUGUST 30TH – PRODUCTION
  • OUR PHASE 2 GOAL IS $10,000 BY SEPTEMBER 30TH – POST PRODUCTION
  • OUR PHASE 3 GOAL IS $15,000 BY OCTOBER 30th – FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS and WORLD PREMIERE BOOKINGS

PRODUCTION BEGINS AUGUST 30TH.