Now Funding | Offering: Reg A+

David - Feature Film

Overall project funding goal
$40,353,429 of $60,982,236*
11,867 People*
DAVID will be a musical animated feature film that combines powerful biblical authenticity, captivating music, storytelling, and production quality to stand alongside the best big-studio movies. Planned for a 2025 global cinema release, our prayer and passion is for this incredible story of what God did through one faithful shepherd boy to be the biggest cinema event of the year and one of the most enduring, influential movies for generations to come. “David’s story has resonated with people from both within and outside the faith community for millennia and has proven its ability to reach the broadest possible audience. Our vision is to make a movie and tell a story that will delight and inspire the broadest possible audience while staying authentic to the Bible’s account of how one man’s relationship with God liberated a nation and changed the course of history.” Phil Cunningham - Director

Currently Funding - Regulation A Round

DAVID is the offering investment in this Regulation A offering. By investing in this Regulation A offering you purchase a membership interest in the Slingshot USA LLC (the entity that owns DAVID) and become a member of the LLC and subject to its operating agreement. The minimum investment amount for this Reg. A round of funding is $99. For more detailed information about the Regulation A Offer please visit the Offering tab which provides the official investment documentation including the Offering Circular for this offering. Please note that investing in this Regulation A offering involves a high degree of risk including the possibility of the total loss of your investment, you should consult with your advisors prior to making an investment decision.

Overall project funding goal

$60,982,236 Total*

*$60,982,236 represents the current overall funding target for this project. DAVID is currently raising funding toward that goal in a Regulation A investment offering. DAVID is offering investments up to a maximum of $37.5 million in the current offering. More information about the current offering is available in the offering tab below.

    **Slingshot USA, LLC has received a $10.6M irrevocable commitment to invest pursuant to a Reg A+ Subscription Agreement. Slingshot USA, LLC may elect to receive all or any portion of the $10.6M investment amount, subject to other investor interest.

    Investment Updates

    FUNDS TO DATE HAVE BEEN USED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

    • Story development (draft 4 complete)

    • Storyboarding and animatics (draft 3 complete) 

    • Research and Development (5 team trips to Israel)

    • Character design 

    • Environment design

    • Pipeline development, testing, and growth to support film of this scale

    • Animation tests

    • Commencement of modeling the world and characters

    • Music development (20 songs written in this phase)

    • Voice-over philosophy and strategy developed

    • Executive Music Producer attached

    GOAL: Create the most influential biblical animated movie since DreamWorks’ Prince of Egypt. With a God-sized vision and a “slingshot strategy”, we believe that DAVID can become the most-watched animated film of all time.

    PURPOSE: Share this moving biblical story with a global audience, especially those outside of the religious sphere.

    APPEAL: Faith-filled content done right. Just look at the success stories of The Ten Commandments, The Passion of the Christ, and The Chosen!

    ARTFORM: We want DAVID’s message to reach far and last for generations. Animation is arguably the best-performing movie and most enduring of all film genres.

    COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL (BEYOND THE BIG SCREEN): Animated films have unparalleled revenue potential in consumer products, music licensing, immersive experiences, and Broadway productions (The Lion King’s stage production remains Disney’s highest-grossing property of all time, with over $8 billion in ticket revenue to date!).

    *Please note, there is no guarantee of any return. The success of other projects does not guarantee the success of this project

    PREVIOUS WORK: Sunrise, the company contracted by Slingshot USA, LLC, to produce DAVID, is the creator of the Jungle Beat brand. The Jungle Beat series broadcasts in over 150 countries with a monthly YouTube audience of around 100 million views. Jungle Beat: The Movie ranked in Netflix’s Top 10 Movies globally in 2020, reaching 3rd place in the US, with an 80% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.*

    TALENT: DAVID’s team includes several of the most respected professionals in the film industry worldwide, including senior contributors to the biggest films of the past two decades.

    CROWDFUNDING: In 2021, DAVID successfully raised close to $5 million in crowdfunding, with the first $2.5 million invested in just 24 hours.

    INSPIRATION

    THE ULTIMATE UNDERDOG STORY

    David is one of the most inspiring characters in human history. As a boy, he fought Goliath because no one else dared to, and a few years later in life, his courage and faith inspired a generation of giant slayers.  His greatest achievement was not defeating a giant, but inspiring a nation to BELIEVE!  Warrior, poet, shepherd, and king--David’s life is one of incredible color and energy. 

    This project is about more than a shepherd boy who took on a giant. David's story is among the most compelling in history. It points to God and challenges the image of an austere, unapproachable, and distant deity. DAVID portrays the possibility of a living, breathing, and transformative relationship with God.

    THE MUSIC OF DAVID

    A gifted musician and songwriter, David wrote half of the Psalms! What better way to portray his life than through a musical?

    Grammy Award-winning Jason Halbert is the project’s Executive Music Producer. For over 15 years, Jason has produced and directed for Kelly Clarkson, including The Kelly Clarkson Show.

    Before teaming up with Kelly, Jason was highly successful in the Christian music industry. He started his career at 19 as a keyboardist for DC Talk before founding Sonicflood.  He works alongside leading artists across the Christian and the secular music industry.

    Jason is joined by songwriter Jonas Myrin, who won the Grammy Award for Best Christian Song with Matt Redman.  Apart from his prolific writing in the Christian worship space, Jonas has written for mainstream artists including Celine Dion, Nicole Sherzinger, and Andrea Bocelli.

    THE MOVIE

    OUR GIANT

    Completing a major global theatrical release can feel insurmountable, but we face this giant with confidence that we “can do all things through Christ” (Philippians 4:13).

    Large Studios have historically dominated the cinema industry, and it’s very difficult for small studios to have successful releases in the theatrical space. However, we are right in the middle of one of the greatest disruptions the world has seen in terms of how films are distributed and consumed, and we feel there is an opportunity to achieve unprecedented distribution for an independent film, by firstly creating a movie of incredible quality, and secondly through a distribution strategy that is innovative and harnesses the incredible power of community.  We believe that DAVID fills a hole in the industry; with drama, adventure, and courage to captivate beyond most faith-based films.

    OUR VISION

    We believe DAVID will become the most-viewed animated film of all time– an epic biblical story to delight the faith audience while also drawing a broader mainstream audience.

    DAVID is the largest audience funded entertainment project EVER!! The funding success of DAVID is a perfect example of our distributor, Angel Studios' approach in allowing the audience to support exactly what they want to see. Our intention for DAVID is a global cinema release that builds on the extraordinary community we have built during crowdfunding, becomes a timeless favorite for the global faith community, and draws a major mainstream audience who would not normally interact with biblical stories or messages.

    In partnership with Angel Studios, and as an expression of faith, we have set the goal of making DAVID the most-watched theatrically released animated film of all time.*  This is not a goal driven by ego, but rather by a stretch of vision. We know that God is “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20).

    *Please note, there is no guarantee of any return. The success of other projects does not guarantee the success of this project

    OUR DISTRIBUTOR: ANGEL STUDIOS

    Angel Studios is a proven innovator in community-driven entertainment distribution, and we will add these principles to the best practices of a traditional cinema release.  Angel Studios’ phenomenal series The Chosen, has demonstrated that when faith-based projects are done right, they can reach millions of people.  In 2021 alone, The Chosen earned more than $63 million in revenue.*

    *Please note, there is no guarantee of any return. The success of other projects does not guarantee the success of this project

    Part of our strategy to make DAVID the most-watched animated movie of all time is to adapt Angel’s pay-it-forward principle to the cinema industry and invite ticket purchasers to pay for additional tickets, to be distributed within communities who may not be able to afford to go to the cinema.  A person’s first-ever cinema experience is incredibly powerful and memorable, and we love the idea of DAVID being the unforgettable first cinema experience for millions of people worldwide! 

    OUR DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY

    Slingshot USA, LLC’s distribution agreement with Angel Studios provides for a marketing budget of up to 50% of our production expenditure, which is a healthy budget for an independent film. However, compared with the marketing spend of major studios like Disney or Dreamworks, the success of DAVID relies on a “slingshot” strategy, and Angel Studios’ proven ability to innovate is key.

    Distribution of DAVID will build on five strategic “pebbles” to take on the giant of major studio domination of the film distribution industry:

    1. Building a community. From funding through production, Angel Studios has built a “crowd” of investors and followers behind media projects. Once funding of DAVID is complete, roughly two years of production will continue before release. Together with Angel Studios, we will use this period to engage with and continue to build our DAVID community.

    2. Engaging the Faith community.  Our initial “crowd” behind DAVID will be a small subset of nearly 2.5 billion Christians worldwide, representing a massive global audience of families who already know and love this biblical story. While we are making DAVID for a diverse, global audience, we recognize that the Faith community is very likely where our “snowball” will start. Making a movie that authentically honors the biblical text is our passion and priority, and we believe that the Faith community will be delighted by the quality, entertainment value, and spiritual depth of DAVID.

    3. Global Theatrical Release Strategy. With Angel Studios as our distributors, we plan an innovative US theatrical release leveraging the momentum generated in the “crowd” and Faith communities described above. Internationally, our strategy is for Angel to appoint and manage distributors for each regional/national territory to achieve the best global audience possible.

    4. Pay-It-Forward Cinema.  Angel Studios has pioneered a pay-it-forward model with The Chosen, which has been an absolute phenomenon.  We love the heart behind this model – giving away world-class, Christian content and inviting the community to give as well. This generous model has proven disruptive and successful commercially. The Chosen generated $63 million in 2021.*

    5. A Truly Special Film. In an age where media content abounds and attention is competitive, the first requirement of a distribution strategy is to rise above the noise.  After that, our single biggest success factor will be the quality of DAVID. We embrace the challenge to create a film that you can’t stop talking about so that every person who watches becomes part of our marketing movement.

    *Slingshot USA, LLC managers determine profit distribution at their sole discretion. And once again please note, there is no guarantee of any return. The success of other projects does not guarantee the success of this project.

    OUR WORLD-CLASS, WORLDWIDE PRODUCTION TEAM

    DAVID attracts a team of talented and experienced artists, animators, filmmakers, and music professionals from across the world (at least 14 countries). Our crew includes senior contributors who have worked on some of the most iconic and successful movies of the last two decades, including Finding Nemo, Moana, Tangled, Big Hero 6, and Soul.

    OTHER PROJECTS

    The production team of DAVID has collectively worked on the most successful animated features of the past two decades. Sunrise, contracted by Slingshot USA, LLC, is based in Cape Town, South Africa. The beautiful Studio houses a team of talented artists, storytellers, and animators from all over the world, brought together with a shared passion to inspire through story.

    Slingshot USA, LLC saw an opportunity in the new equity crowdfunding laws that allow the public to invest in a company in its earliest stages of development. Thanks to the disruptive new capabilities of equity crowdfunding, together with the crowd, the public can see biblical stories told and created with exception quality. The collaboration of Sunrise, Slingshot USA, LLC, and Angel Studios, brings different experiences and expertise to the table, setting the scene for a cinematic masterpiece that can stand proudly alongside the most iconic films in the history of this genre.

    We invite you to be part of history in the making.

    How it Works

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    Invest in DAVID now by purchasing Class A Preferred Units at $1.25 per unit.

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    Creation

    We will use funds to produce DAVID the movie.

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    Returns

    If we earn enough from distribution revenue, you would receive 120% of your investment before the founders take a profit distribution, and then we split profits by ownership.†

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