WINTER FILM AWARDS 2016 NOMINEE - BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
- Sweden, Norway, United States
- 30 mins
Short Film Competition
|Linus Andersson and Eleni Young|
|David Sandberg, Jorma Taccone, Steven Chew|
Kung Fury is an over-the-top action comedy written and directed by David Sandberg. The movie features: arcade-robots, dinosaurs, nazis, vikings, norse gods, mutants and a super kung fu-cop called Kung Fury, all wrapped up in an 80s style action packed adventure. Miami Police Department detective and martial artist Kung Fury time travels from the 1980s to World War II to kill Adolf Hitler, a.k.a. “Kung Führer”. An error in the time machine sends him further back to the Viking Age.
David Sandberg is a Swedish filmmaker who has directed 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. In December 2013, Sandberg released the trailer and began a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the film’s production with the goal of raising US$200,000 to produce a 30-minute version of the film and stream it online for free. Within 24 hours he raised $200,000. A month later, that number jumped to over $600,000.