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David - Feature Film

Overall project funding goal
$40,854,231 of $60,982,236*
12,417 People*

DAVID will be a musical animated feature film that combines powerful biblical authenticity, inspired music, captivating storytelling, and superb production quality: it aims to stand alongside the best animation movies of all time.

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 one of the most enduring, influential movies for generations to come... a celebrated cinema event.

“David’s story has resonated with people from both within and outside the faith community for millennia due to its ability to reach the broadest 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

DAVID will be a musical animated feature film that combines powerful biblical authenticity, inspired music, captivating storytelling, and superb production quality: it aims to stand alongside the best animation movies of all time.

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 one of the most enduring, influential movies for generations to come... a celebrated cinema event.

“David’s story has resonated with people from both within and outside the faith community for millennia due to its ability to reach the broadest 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

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

    Slingshot Productions

    Slingshot USA, LLC dba Slingshot Productions™

    Investing in Slingshot Productions means becoming a vital part of our ambitious journey, where your stake encompasses not just our current venture, DAVID, but all future company projects and productions. At Slingshot Productions, our vision extends beyond immediate financial gains; we are steadfastly committed to nurturing a sustainable competitive edge.

    Our track record already speaks volumes about our ability to shatter barriers, as evidenced by our monumental achievement of securing the largest project crowdfunding campaign in the entertainment industry's history.

    Furthermore, we have established strategic partnerships with like-minded companies that share our core values, and project energy, and uphold our self-imposed benchmark of excellence:

    • Angel Studios is known for its unparalleled success in the cinematic release of “His Only Son” and "Sound of Freedom." Our partnership with Angel Studios exemplifies our determination to have a formidable ally in our corner as we embark on this exciting journey.

    • Sunrise Animation Studios is a production company that takes creativity, story, and animation quality to the highest levels of excellence.

    Slingshot Productions is producing DAVID, and the investment being raised in this round is an equity investment in Slingshot Productions. Investors will participate in any profits declared from this and from future productions.

    Investing in Slingshot Productions through Regulation A+ has a targeted allocation towards the production of the DAVID feature film.

    However, it's important to note that as investors, you will become unit-holders in Slingshot Productions, which entitles you to participate in all future DAVID revenue-generating endeavors, including licensing and merchandising, home entertainment, and others.

    A small part of the revenue generated by DAVID will be earmarked for future productions, offering you the opportunity to reap the benefits of ongoing future ventures.

    Company Purpose

    Slingshot Productions is a media house built to celebrate truth, topple giants and ignite transformation.

    Projects

    The first piece of work, a demo clip created as a proof of concept, showcased the envisioned film quality and animation capabilities. The demo is not part of the movie or the Young David series and is a completed project.

    Two projects are running simultaneously and complement each other. The first is YOUNG DAVID, which consists of five short episodes released between November 2023 to March 2024. The second project is the major feature film that will be released in 2025 theatrically worldwide.

    Young David

    Young DAVID Series

    The release of the Young DAVID series precedes the release of the DAVID feature film. Young DAVID is a 5-episode series exploring David's youth shortly before Samuel anoints him as the next King of Israel. Each episode is approximately 5 minutes long.

    The featurette at the top of this website, is a showcase of all the Young David series that have been developed.

    The initial five Young DAVID episodes are titled Warrior, King, Shepherd, Poet, and Worshiper, each exploring a facet of David's character as revealed in the biblical text. Between November 2023 and March 2024, Young DAVID will be available exclusively to screen through Minno Kids and Angel Studios. It is a key strategic release that builds awareness for and markets the DAVID feature movie. The production of Young DAVID series is complete.

    DAVID

    DAVID Feature Film

    Inspiration

    David is one of the most inspiring characters in human history. Warrior, Poet, Shepherd, Worshiper, and King, David’s life is one of incredible color and energy. It’s the ultimate underdog story.

    It's about much more than a shepherd boy who took on a giant. It’s a story that can inspire a generation to live more courageously and love more generously. Not only is David's life one of the most compelling stories of human history, but it also points to God in a way that challenges the image many have of an austere, unapproachable, and distant deity.

    Synopsis

    David is the youngest of eight sons and right at the bottom of his family’s pecking order when he discovers a destiny far greater than he had ever dreamed. From caring for his father’s sheep in remote fields, he suddenly finds himself in the King’s palace on a collision course with two hostile armies, a giant enemy warrior, and his own King, Saul. One of history’s most loved and best-known stories is coming to the big screen as a major animated feature film to ignite a new courageous generation of giant slayers.

    Why Animation?

    We want DAVID’s message to reach every culture and every generation and to be watched and re-watched for decades to come. Animation has a unique power to communicate across age, cultural, and language barriers like no other medium and is possibly the most evergreen and best-performing of all film genres.

    Project Status

    The DAVID Movie is in production and is due for a 2025 worldwide cinematic release.

    OUR WORLD-CLASS, WORLDWIDE PRODUCTION TEAM

    DAVID has attracted talented and experienced artists, animators, filmmakers, and music professionals worldwide. Our crew of over 170 people across 17 countries includes senior contributors to some of the last two decades' most successful and iconic movies, including Finding Nemo, Moana, Tangled, Big Hero 6, and Soul. Our music team includes multiple Grammy winners. The music of DAVID is incredibly exciting, with several potentially timeless hits on the soundtrack.

    Below are just a few of the many talented people working on DAVID.

    Distribution of DAVID

    DAVID will be distributed globally by Angel Studios, the distributors of the successful series "The Chosen," “His Only Son,” and most recently, the highly successful movie, “Sound of Freedom.”

    Sound of Freedom was Angel’s second foray into cinema distribution after the success of His Only Son and has grossed over $180 million at the Domestic Box Office alone. Due to their innovative distribution approach, Angel has proven their ability to galvanize the support of the faith audience and see faith content break into the mainstream.

    The DAVID strategy will be to release on more than 4,000 screens in the US and secure major releases in all significant international markets. It is the Producer’s hope that all faith communities worldwide, who know and love the story of David, will screen the film. Outside of the faith community, we believe that David's story has the adventure, drama and courage to draw and delight a mainstream audience far beyond the reach of most faith films.

    Our unique approach to a successful cinema release includes four key pillars:

    • Building a Community. A significant portion of DAVID's production budget has been raised via crowdfunding, and our community of fans, friends, and followers is growing constantly. Plans are in place to continue growing and expanding this community until the global release in 2025.

    • Engaging the Faith Community. The initial "crowd" behind David is a tiny subset of the nearly 2.5 billion Christians worldwide, representing a massive global audience of families who already know and love the story of David. While DAVID is for a diverse, international movie-going audience, the Faith community is very likely where DAVID’s "snowball" will start. Making a movie that authentically honors the biblical text is the filmmakers’ passion and priority, we firmly believe that cinematic audiences will be delighted by DAVID's quality, entertainment, and spiritual depth.

    • Release of the Young DAVID series. This precedes the release of the DAVID feature film, and is a tool for building awareness ahead of the release of DAVID. The Young DAVID episodes are critical assets in driving pre-sales of the DAVID movie tickets. Young DAVID is being released exclusively by Minno Kids and Angel Studios between November 2023 and March 2024.

    • Global Theatrical Release Strategy. Angel Studios has developed a highly innovative and effective approach to marketing a theatrical release that will be refined and adapted for DAVID. Part of Angel Studios' success with Sound of Freedom was their groundbreaking approach to pre-selling tickets and allowing fans to "Pay-it-Forward" (pre-purchase tickets for fans who could not normally afford a movie outing). With this experience, marketing pre-sales of movie tickets for DAVID will start as early as possible. The goal is to build momentum with Young DAVID in collaboration with the release of incredible new songs and a PIF campaign and to leverage pre-sales over an extended period, which major studios typically spend over a hundred million dollars to achieve.

    The Commercial Potential of DAVID  

    Animated movies can draw an entire family audience, have strong re-watchability, and have the potential for multiple ancillary revenue streams - from music to toys, books, apparel, and many more merchandise categories. This breadth of appeal and diversity of revenue streams have made animated movies one of the most commercially successful film genres. The current commercial plans include:

    i. Theatrical Box Office 

    The Producers vision for DAVID is to become the most-viewed animated film of all time – an epic biblical story to delight the faith audience while drawing a broader mainstream audience. While the cinema industry faces increasing competition from various forms of home entertainment, six of the top ten box-office earners of all time have been released since 2018, and 2023 saw two of the top twenty box-office grosses of all time. The goal is to make DAVID the must-see family movie event of 2025 with a global theatrical release, in addition to several ancillary revenue streams that should be possible from the DAVID property, as well as an additional faith-based series developed from the "Torch Creation Fund" to benefit all unit-holders.

    ii. Licensing and Merchandise (L&M) 

    Retail products, publishing, gaming, and other licensing constitute a significant revenue stream for successful animated properties. As a reference, Toy Story and Cars have each generated an estimated $10 billion in gross revenue from L&M to date, and Frozen generated approximately $5 billion in L&M gross in 2014.

    DAVID has vast and unique merchandise potential. The strategy to release the five Young DAVID episodes from November 2023 to March 2024 as a prequel to the 2025 DAVID feature film, will lay the foundation to create further episodes of Young DAVID or DAVID content for years after the feature film. This is strategic in maintaining licensing activities and product retail beyond the initial feature film release.

    While L&M opportunities are expected to increase in 2025 with the launch of DAVID, an initial range of merchandise has been launched via the Angel Studios app and online store. One unique opportunity the crowdfunding and community-building model offers is the ability to build a merchandise range and business during film production.

    In addition, plush toys, puzzles, kids' apparel, journals, books, and many other functional and inspirational products for teenagers and adults will be launched.

    iii. Home Entertainment  

    As a reference, Minions (2015) has earned $125 million in DVD/Blu- Ray sales. TV/Streaming revenue is estimated at approximately 5% of box-office gross. A successful theatrical release generally creates a strong demand for TV/Streaming rights – although no assurance can be given.

    Revenue potential from music publishing, broadcasting, and streaming the Young DAVID series has been explored. 

     iv. Future Properties and Revenue Streams 

    The founders of Slingshot Productions have committed a percentage of net revenue to the development of future faith-oriented content via the David Torch Fund. This will be 9% of DAVID and Young DAVID net revenues, capped at $6.5 million. Investors in the DAVID project will continue to participate as unitholders in any other content produced by Slingshot in the future.

    The long-term plan is to produce more DAVID content pending a successful release. The filmmakers also aspire produce animated films about Esther and other biblical figures.

    v. Other Commercial Opportunities Under Exploration 

    A successful release of DAVID and the Young DAVID series will open new avenues of revenue potential. Opportunities under exploration include, but are not limited to, a DAVID Immersive Experience, Musical Theater production, music publishing, curriculum development, and more.

      

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    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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