Thank you, to all the old friends, and new friends, and friends that I've never met before! Because of you, we've exceeded our goal, and are able to bring this puppet as well as the beautiful story to life!!!
It was really amazing, to see a lot of familiar names showing up as backers. Those old memories, old friends, friends from previous stages of my life, all hopped into this stage and support me to make this film. Thank you. The past month was like time traveling for me. Each name that shows up on the backer's list, brings me back to an old memory. A memory that is very important, and vivid. I will never forget these great friends!
It was also a blast to have lots of new friends supporting me to make this film. Classmates from school, who donated their time and effort for this film. Professors, who helped the development of this film, and other peers, who helped spreading the words and supported me in the best way they can. Thank you all, it was really a great pleasure to meet you!
And for the friends that I've never met before. Thank you. Your support is not only important in helping me to make this film. But also important in giving me confidence in making this film. Thank you so much for having faith in this project. And our team will make sure to return you a wonderful film!!!!
Everything is in progress now! And I will keep everyone posted about the pre-production information. Thanks again for your support!!!!!
First of all, I want to say "Thank You" to all the amazing supporters, although there's still a long way to go, but without your support, this project couldn't even find a place to start with. Thank you for having faith in this project, and our team will make the best effort to create this beautiful film, and present it to you in return.
However, we still need a lot of help! And we've prepared a lot of amazing rewards for you. Here's a sneak peek for the "$1000 or more" reward that is done by yours truly. I will do a portrait of any backers with any elements you'd like to combine on your face. You name it, I'll draw it! If you'd like nothing to be on your handsome/ pretty faces, then that is totally fine. But I swear it is going to be a very unique present!
Zachary Tolchinsky is a very talented Puppeteer. His passion in puppetry can be seen from the way he talks about his experiences of building the puppets as well as operating them. He works with all kinds of puppets, and that is a big advantage for making this film. By using different styles of puppets, Ferina's movements will be less limited, and more precise throughout the film.
He also has a very positive way of thinking. I remember when we had our first production meeting, we were going over the storyboard frame by frame to make sure if the movements are doable. He told me that "Nothing is impossible. We just need to find a way to make it possible." From that moment, I knew that bringing Ferina to life is no more a dream or an imagination in my mind.
I believe that not only does Zachary has the ability to bring Ferina to life. But also, his kind heart and passion will transform into Ferina's performance, and that will definitely catch the viewers' eyes.
More of Zachary's works could be viewed here:
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