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Rooster Teeth breaks Indiegogo record with feature-length film announcement

Burnie Burns, Co-founder of Rooster Teeth
Photo courtesy of Annie Ray, used with permission by Rooster Teeth via Fons PR

Rooster Teeth, the Austin-based company behind the longest-running video game web series, Red vs. Blue, broke records by making over $1 million in the first three days of their Indiegogo campaign.

On June 6, Burnie Burns, one of the founders of Rooster Teeth, spoke to the Indiegogo audience in a video campaigning funds for the company's newest production, a live-action science fiction comedy called Lazer Team. The difference between this and the company's many other contributions to the entertainment industry is that Lazer Team will be Rooster Teeth's first feature-length film.

The synopsis for the film is as follows:

In the late 1970's, the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence project received a one time signal from outer space. It looked exactly as theorists thought a communication from an alien civilization would -- unfortunately it has never been decoded. Or so we were told. Unbeknownst to the general public the signal was translated and told us two things:

1. We are not alone.
2. The galaxy is a dangerous place.

Lazer Team is a live-action, sci-fi comedy that takes place decades later in the aftermath of this event.

And the internet responded in kind. The campaign reached its goal of $650,000 in about 10 hours, and destroyed the record for being the fasted film campaign to raise $700,000 on Indiegogo.

"The dedication of our community over the last eleven years has been amazing. Their support over the last two days has been absolutely humbling," said Burnie Burns.

As of June 9, Rooster Teeth has raised $1.1 million. And with 27 days remaining, they are probably going to receive even more support from their fans. At this rate, in the author's opinion, the production studio may even eventually have the most successful film campaign in Indiegogo's history (with the current record holder being a movie about America's biggest serial killer Kermit Gosnell, which raised $2.24 million last May).

Burns continues, "Nothing short of awe inspiring. I am so proud to be a part of this group of people, and I look forward to even bigger milestones during the next 28 days of this campaign."

The campaign for Rooster Teeth's movie Lazer Team continues until July 6, 2014, with a planned release date of Spring 2015.

You can find more information about it on the Indiegogo campaign page, or on

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