Update on Sucker Punched 4! We've opted to take a little more time to get our backers in. Watch the video for the full details and check out the IGG and sign up to become a backer here!
Good afternoon, everybody! Hopefully all our DC/Northern VA friends are taking some time to enjoy this amazing weather we're having! It is a beautiful weekend!
This is the start of the *last week* of our Sucker Punched 4 Indiegogo campaign. In an attempt to stir up some good natured competition, we're creating a contest! From now until the close of the campaign (just 7 days from now!), every backer can cast their allegiance to their Hogwarts house (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin, for the muggles in the audience), or a house of their choosing if they are among the Unsorted.
The house with the most backers at the end of the campaign will have their house colors immortalized on the SP4 Bonus Merch! Oh yes, there's always bonus merch. Last year we did Dog tags, the year before was silicone bracelets, but there's always something cool to say thank you to our generous backers. We've not yet settled on a design for this year, but we'll be sure it features the colors of the winning house! So don't delay!
Visit the project on Indiegogo and sign up to become a backer today! Win our version of the House Cup!
We've been blessed to have two amazing write ups for SP4 come across our laps today! First, today our friends at Pop Culture Uncovered, with the assistance of our very own Samantha Kane, wrote us a fantastic post about the series. Check it out and show them some love right back!
Second, and somehow we missed this a few weeks ago, the wonderful people at AfroPunk wrote a brilliant post that really nails what Sucker Punched is all about! Pay them a visit and show them some love, too!
We're really rolling now, Sucker Punched 4 is coming down to the wire for the IGG. If you want to support what we're up to and help us give RAINN a boost, check us out on Indiegogo and pick your backer level! We've got levels starting at just $5! Our $300 perk is your own personal portrait session with FightGuy Photography! We're offering merch and prints at all levels! It's a great project and a great cause, don't miss out! Every year we have people who meant to sign up but missed the deadline! Don't be that person! Sign up today!
Half time check-in on Sucker Punched 4! Last night we held a mighty fine shindig at the Auld Shebeen in Fairfax, VA. We got to have a in-house fundraiser for SP4 and RAINN during their weekly karaoke night and it was fantastic! A huge thank you to everyone who came out and learned a bit about the project. The raffle brought about $500 to the project and hopefully a few new fans in what we're up to. The Auld Shebeen staff and management were the best hosts we could ask for, helping us out at every turn and making the whole experience go smooth as silk.
Right now we're inches away from 30% funded with 75 backers! Beating the records set by SP3 is our next goal, and we need your help to do it! Just 9 more backers and $1730 to go!
Why do we do this project? Why should people care about what we're up to? Well a number of members of the team took a few minutes to chat with FightGuy Photo newcomer, Neka Marie, who put together an article for a site she contributes to, Quirktastic! One of the highlights of the article is this quote she pulled from our photographer and artistic director, Craig.
That's the essence of why we do what we do. It's about making a difference. One on one with the models, on a slightly larger scale with fans of our work, and on a much larger scale through RAINN.
I hope you'll check out the full project and consider signing up to be a backer. We're giving out a ton of merch, prints, and services in exchange for your support of SP4. It's not a donation (I mean, it can be, you don't have to sign up for a perk), it's ordering a piece of the project in advance! And, one distinct advantage you over over backers of previous seasons, you get to see the kind of quality work we do! We've got three seasons, over 40 photoshoots, 25 characters to look back on!
Don't hold back, join our team and help us do a little good and make a lot of art! The full Indiegogo project can be found here. Be sure to check out the update tab for more information on perks and the models of SP4. A huge thanks to everyone who's taken time to be part of the project in the past, and a pre-emptive thank you to everyone who joins us from here on out.
Last Thursday we took some time to work with our friend Alani again! You may remember Alani from a test shoot we did with her a while back and her amazing little black dressed Wonder Women shoot. We knew that Masque would be a great theme for her, and we decided to really go for it and do three different looks and set ups with her. Alani did an amazing job, switching between looks and putting together some beautiful and sexy outfits to work with. I've always said, the magic exists right at the far edge of your comfort zone, and Alani really took that to heart with her bold choices. Huge thanks to Alani and to the Union 206 staff for hosting us.
Look for more from Alani in Sucker Punched 4! She's one of 21 new characters we will be adding to the team!
A picture is worth a thousand words. Here are a thousand words about my pictures.