Kickstarter: “Mod Kids USA” Feature Film About Off-Roading YoungstersPosted in News on July 14, 2017
Radio-control startup MTRV8 (say “motorvate") announced its first feature film. Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, Mod Kids USA follows the careers of seven youngsters competing in the 2016 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series in the Modified Kart category.
The category is known for its small trucks powered by 450cc Yamaha engines mated to sequential transmissions. With tube frames, 48 hp, and up to 13 inches of front and 19 inches of rear suspension travel, these machines can hustle up to 90 mph, and the category is limited to kids between the ages of 10 and 15.
Mod Kids USA is a 90-minute documentary-style movie, and MTRV8 says it’s mostly complete, but the finishing touches require some extra crowdfunding. The R/C company is turning to Kickstarter to secure that extra cash, as well as build awareness of and excitement for the movie.
“This is a story that needed to be told,” said producer Chris James. “These kids are incredibly talented and deserve a larger fan base and sponsorship. I’m confident this film will turn many on to this action-packed series.”
As such, backers of the film are able to receive a variety of rewards, the most interesting of which is a 1/10–scale R/C truck from MTRV8. Featuring four-wheel drive, adjustable shocks, an adjustable-mount brushless motor, and high-performance–oiled gear differentials, the company says the truck is worth more than $600, but it will give the R/C to the first 25 backers who pledge $279 and the first 25 backers who pledge $299.
“These kids are learning tremendous skills for what it takes to go fast,” said Kyle DeLuc, current Lucas Oil Pro 4 class champion. “Of course, they occasionally crash horribly or take each other out. But this is full-blown, off-road racing at its finest!”
Source: Mod Kids USA, via Kickstarter