Minimate Goodness and MORE at the ‘Agent 88′ Kickstarter Project
August 5, 2012

Art Asylum founder, Minimates creator and film Director Digger T. Mesch is producing a film and he needs our help.

Agent 88 is the story of the world’s deadliest assassin… an 88-year-old British woman on the verge of Alzheimers.

An eclectic cocktail of KILL BILL, CRANK and MR MAGOO, AGENT 88 is a dark action comedy that meshes wry wit with cutting-edge martial arts action, slick visual effects and the conviction that killing just gets better withage.

Check out all the details of the project, the campaign, the videos and the exclusive Minimates at Kickstarter.com

 

Senior Female Yakuza Action Film Introduces Hollywood’s Newest Old Face

Heavy Metal Magazine and Diamond Select Toys Support Radical New Film Project - AGENT 88

(Hollywood, CA July 23, 2012) An aggressive 30 day Kickstarter campaign has been launched by Director/Artist Digger T Mesch of Dig Deep Entertainment and Producer Jan Utstein-O’Neill of Hurricane Entertainment in support of a web series that introduces the world’s most deadly assassin. The surprising spin on this seemingly atypical Kung Fu Shoot Em’ Up series is that our hero is an 88-year-old British woman with Alzheimer’s disease.

AGENT 88 is an eclectic cocktail of KILL BILL and MR. MAGOO. It stars 80-year-old avid student of Tai Chi/London theatre actress Kay D’Arcy (CRIMINAL MINDS), and is anything but another action flick. A88 was launched July 10th, the day before San Diego Comic Con, in association with Heavy Metal Magazine’s 35th anniversary event. In a very short time span AGENT 88, with its $88,000 goal, has been garnering support from an enthusiastic and growing fan base of genre lovers.

In solidarity for the project Heavy Metal Magazine has agreed to publish its very first Kickstarter exclusive book. “HEAVY METAL Presents:The ART of 88” will feature 88 world renowned artists including Simon Bisley(LOBO, DREDD), Kevin Eastman (TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, HEAVY METAL), David Mack (KABUKI, DAREDEVIL) and Jim Mahfood(SPIDERMAN, Kevin Smith’s CLERKS). Sponsorship also comes from Diamond Select Toys with limited edition MINIMATES, the highly collectible designer toy-line created by Digger himself and currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

Agent 88 has some amazing names and faces attached, including Kevin Eastman (creator of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES), Kevin Grevioux(creator/actor UNDERWORLD), Carlos Gallardo (EL MARIACHI, DESPERADO), Damion Poitier (Thanos in THE AVENGERS, TRUE BLOOD), Joseph Gatt (THOR, STAR TREK 2013), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca – STAR WARS), Alexis Cruz (STARGATE), Satine Phoenix (Artist, Entertainer) and former lead singer of Godhead - Jason Charles Miller.

Agent 88 is the brainchild of Director/Writer/Artist Digger T Mesch who founded the Brooklyn design house Art Asylum. After traveling Asia for over a decade Digger has returned to settle in Hollywood and take on the big boys with this exciting new web series. By attaching top notch talent to the cutting edge new medium of web entertainment he intends to aggregate a fan base worthy of an A-List feature film.  American Director/Producer Jon Schnepp(METALOCALYPSE) has agreed to come on as a guest director for the web series.

AGENT 88’s Kickstarter goal is to reach $88,000 by 8/8/12 at (what else?) 8:08 pm PDT.

Stay up to date on the latest developments at www.agent88films.com
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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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