This film raised funds for production through crowdfunding website Indiegogo with 860% ($1,720,151 USD ) of the target amount raised, by 20,204 backers by April 24, 2016. By the time of the premieres (in 2019, see below), the Indiegogo campaign had raised $2,402,740 USD from 28,400 backers, including sales of premiere tickets at two tier levels (regular and VIP).
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Through the Indiegogo website crowdfunding campaign, backers could choose from a variety of "perks" for their contributions, including DVDs, Blu-Rays, and digital/electronic downloads/copies of the finished upon release, clothing such as hats, shirts, socks, scarves; housewares such as glassware and travel mugs, additional digital content such as movie posters, copies of the scripts of both the original short film and the final full-length film, access to all behind-the-scenes content, the live production journal, and more, such as being an extra in the film.
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Primary production for the film began June 1, 2017.
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To accommodate the myriad crowdfunding financial backers all over the world, multiple film premieres were scheduled. The premieres included an introduction by members of the cast and production team (many including leads Stephen Amell and Robbie Amell, director Jeff Chan, and writer Chris Pare. The multi-city premiere schedule included Vancouver, BC, Canada (April 24, 2019); Los Angeles, CA, USA (April 26, 2019); Toronto, ON, Canada (May 5, 2019); New York, NY, USA (May 6, 2019); Chicago, IL, USA (May 7, 2019); Dallas, TX, USA (May 14, 2019); Miami, FL, USA (May 15, 2019); London, UK (May 23, 2019); Sydney, Australia (June 20, 2019) and Perth, Australia (June 27, 2019).
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Quibi announced on December 10, 2019 that it is developing a Code 8 spinoff series starring cousins Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell. The film's director Jeff Chan will helm the Quibi series and write it with the film's scribe Chris Paré Quibi (which is short for "quick bites") is described as a "mobile-first media technology platform bringing together the best of Silicon Valley and Hollywood," and "the first entertainment platform built for easy, on-the-go mobile viewing, allowing today's leading studios and creative talent to tell original stories in an entirely new way."
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Both Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell appear in "The Flash".
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