"Those who go beneath the surface do so at their own peril", Oscar Wilde
DORIAN is a modern retelling of Oscar Wilde's timeless story, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Set in present day New York City, it tells the tale of a beautiful young man who falls in love with a portrait of himself and wishes that he could always look the same while the picture ages for him. His wish is granted and he begins to spiral down into a world of debauchery, with each of his sins appearing as a disfigurement on the portrait.
A cautionary tale about the dangers of vanity, DORIAN is as relevant now as it was when Wilde first wrote it over a hundred years ago.
Our intention is that once the film is completed to distribute it digitally via Video on Demand streaming/download services (ie: iTunes, Amazon on Demand, etc)
Please Note: Though this film is animated, it is not intended for children. There are brief moments of violence, sexuality and drug use. Viewer Discretion Advised.
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I have done all the animating work myself up to this point, but now that the end is near, I need help to bring this ship into port.
The film is more than two thirds completed, but while there may not be much left to animate, it is an extremely time consuming process - hand drawing & hand coloring every shot, and the donations would allow for extra hands to be brought in & move the process along more speedily.
After that is done, the editing & sound adding are next. Again, it is a time intensive process & the funds collected with this campaign will pay for the talent needed to come onboard & finish the job so we can get the film available for streaming/download by summer.
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Jan 24, 2013 - Feb 23, 2013 (30 days)
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A special "Thank You" at the end credits & Weekly Update EmailEstimated delivery: Aug 2013
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Personalized Animated Caricature, which will be both emailed to you for personal use & featured in the film during a large party scene! You will also receive the "Thank You" in the end credits, plus Weekly Update EmailEstimated delivery: Aug 2013
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Advance Copy DVD of film when it is finished, plus the Animated Caricature which also appears in the film, plus the Thank You in the end credits, plus the Weekly Update emailEstimated delivery: Aug 2013Ships within the US only
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Producer Credit Listing at the beginning of the film & an Advance Copy DVD of the completed film, plus the Animated Caricature featured in the film, plus the Thank You at the end credits, plus the Weekly Update emailEstimated delivery: Aug 2013Ships within the US only
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VIP Invite to the Film Launch Party, plus Producer Credit at the beginning, plus Advance Copy DVD, plus Animated Caricature featured in the film, plus Thank You at the end, plus Weekly Update email (transportation to party not included)Estimated delivery: Aug 2013Ships within the US only
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Private Dinner & Drinks with the Director/Producer at a TBA location in Park Slope, Brooklyn - plus VIP Launch Party, plus Producer Credit at the beginning, plus Advance Copy DVD, plus Thank You at the end, plus Weekly Update email (dinner is included, but transportation is not)Estimated delivery: Aug 2013Ships within the US only