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Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

Sideshow Podcast: How 'Kung Fury' Went from Karate Joke to Kickstarter to Cannes

Kung Fury will probably end up in the history books — not because it's particularly good (though millions of YouTube viewers would argue it is), but on account of it going from popular joke trailer, to blockbuster Kickstarter campaign, to an eventual debut at the Cannes Film Festival — yes, that Cannes. Sandberg found out about beachside screenings outside the annual Festival and applied earlier this year. He didn't think much would come of it, but was accepted. “When we had the screening I was super nervous because there were some films before Kung Fury that were super serious," Sandberg says of the film's premiere at this year's festival. "I thought that people would hate Kung Fury for poking fun at the art of film or something. But people loved it.” 

Next, Sandberg is working on a full-length version of the film. But he might not have to depend on the internet this time around. After Cannes, he met with Hollywood producers who offered to finance a longer version of his kung fu comedy. He also befriended David Hasselhoff, who offered to help in any way possible:  

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