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Wednesday, May 29 2013 23:14

Cool Kickstarter: It's Dangerous To Go Alone...THE LEGEND OF ZELDA Movie...

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I'm 36 years old... and for 27 (or so) of those 36 years, I have been able to Experience the Challenge of Endless Adventure. I'm speaking of a quest that's been permanently held within a gold plastic case... always waiting to be experienced again. It's THE LEGEND OF ZELDA. Now, filmmaker Joe Granato is exploring the legacy and transmedia influence of the 8-bit NINTENDO classic in IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE... THE MOVIE. This documentary is already in-production, but there's a Kickstarter* going right now that... I hesitate to say this, but probably won't be fully-funded as it's sitting with just $12K of it's $50K budget with less than three days to go. Check out the pitch, and some preview footage below...

As The Rock Father, many of you know that I often introduce my children to the things that have inspired me, and ZELDA is definitely on that list. In fact, this photo was taken just a few moments ago...

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If you're interested in helping Joe finish his film, check out the Kickstarter or keep your eyes on http://www.TheZeldaMovie.com for details on the film and it's accompanying 8-bit game.

*A Note on Kickstarter Projects that are featured on The Rock Father: I get pitched a lot of projects (seriously, A LOT) and only have the time to feature a select few here on the site. I need to really, really, really like the project to devote time to post it. Please be aware, that at the end of the day, pitching me a Kickstarter/IndieGoGo or any other "crowd-funding" effort is really just asking me to help someone I don't know ask for money. So please don't be rude, don't hound me, and don't badger me. There is no reason to send a follow-up email. If I like the project and have time, I may post about it.

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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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