David Hasselhoff is the True Survivor is this crazy 80s Video
Kickstarter Sensation Kung Fury ready to #TakeHoff as 80’s icon David Hasselhoff performs the lead track ’TRUE SURVIVOR’.
Kung Fury is an upcoming Swedish martial arts comedy film written and directed by, and starring David Sandberg. It is an homage to 1980s martial arts and police action films. The film was crowdfunded through Kickstarter with pledges reaching US$630,019, exceeding the original target goal of US$200,000, but falling short of the feature film goal of US$1 million
David Sandberg is a Swedish filmmaker with years of experience in directing television commercials and music videos. In 2012, he quit the commercial directing business and focused on writing a script for an action comedy film set in the 1980s, inspired by action films of that era. Sandberg initially spent US$5,000 on producing and shooting footage with his friends; most of which became the first trailer.
In December 2013, Sandberg opened a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the production of the film. The initial goal was to raise US$200,000 to produce a 30-minute version of the film and stream it online for free. A second goal was added with the target set to US$1 million to rewrite the story into a full-length feature and a possible distribution deal. Most of the raw footage over green screen had been filmed using a Canon EOS 5D and a Sony FS700, but additional funding was required for post-production.
The Kickstarter project ended on January 25, 2014 with US$630,019 pledged by 17,713 backers.
Working on a very limited budget, Sandberg shot the majority of the film at his office in Umeå, Sweden, using digital effects to replicate the streets of Miami. As he could only afford one police uniform, he filmed the police precinct scene by shooting each extra separately and compositing them in the scene.
On July 30, 2014, Sandberg announced that he and his crew had begun filming new footage, with the 30 backers who pledged to be in the film as extras. Filming was also done in Stockholm for additional scenes and stunts.
On April 11, 2015, Sandberg announced that they are aiming for a release date between May 22nd and May 29th.
Singer David Hasselhoff‘s music video of the theme song “True Survivor” debuted on April 16, 2015. It featured clips from the film, as well as Hasselhoff firing guns from an airborne Lamborghini Countach and riding a Tyrannosaurus.