Atlantis as an interactive, graphic novel app. Illustrated by comic artist, Denis Medri.
We're creating an interactive book for iPad/iPhone and Android devices. My script is based on extensive research. Our comic artist, Denis Medri, has worked on dozens of popular comics. The technology got its start with CIA: Operation Ajax. Our project team is collaborating from the UK, Italy and the United States to bring my story to life.
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What will the money be used for?
The production of an interactive graphic novel...
- Original comic book art for 50 pages, layered
- Coloring for each of the 50 pages
- Art prep for animation (exporting all of the files from photoshop and importing them into the Active Reader)
- Soundtrack production
- Sound effects production
- Interactive design
- User interface design
- User interface graphics
- Quality assurance/testing
- Publishing license
- iTunes fees
We'll also print paper copies for backers who pledge more than £30. Atlantis will never be printed on paper again!
The first chapter comprises fifty, interactive comic book pages.
In the last days of Atlantis, a handful of men fight to save humankind from extinction. Atlantis has conquered almost the whole world but its people have forgotten the roots of their power, the flux. This life-giving energy once sustained humans and gods alike, and united them on earth.
A religious tyrant, the High Priestess, abused the powers of the flux to enslave the population and expand her power. As the energy was poisoned, the gods fled earth and nature turned against the land.
Agathon, the son of a member of the resistance, witnesses the murder of his parents at the hands of the High Priestess. He is then kidnapped and taken to the capital where he discovers that everything his parents have taught him about the flux is true. His only hope now rests on the demi-goddess, Phile, and Temacles, a member of the resistance who has infiltrated the oligarchy.
Agathon and Phile, united by their love for each other and the hope for a new beginning, fight a battle against time to restore the flux, overthrow the High Priestess and save Atlantis from itself.
What made me write Atlantis
Agathon discovers a rotting, decadent society and a small but mighty group of people who fight to change it. His love, the half-human/half-goddess Phile, is also trying to build a bridge between her race and the suffering people of Atlantis.
Atlantis is the here and now of the issues that threaten our own generation, and Agathon, Phile and Temacles are each one of us who is tired of hearing that the world is falling apart and there's nothing that we can do to stop it. They want to make a change by being the change. Will it be too late? What will they do to stop the annihilation of the human race?
I wanted every reader experience the plight of Agathon, Temacles and Phile, while writing something extremely entertaining and engaging, with a lot of action and a powerful love story. I feel that this is a tale that needs to be told and the medium I have chosen will make it shine. Thanks for taking the time to check out this page, hope you will back it! :)
Let's make Atlantis rise again!
A little bit about us:
Watching Donnie Darko made me want to write stories. Five years ago, after finishing my undergraduate course in Italy, I moved to London to study Screenwriting and Producing for film and TV where I graduated with merit. Shortly after, I wrote, produced and co-directed the short movie Spring Rolls which was screened last year at the Edgemar Film Festival in Santa Monica, CA. Since then, I've written 4 screenplays, including "Atlantis".
Denis has been working for ten years as a comic artist, illustrator and concept designer. He collaborated with several French, Italian and American publishing houses such as Les Humanoides Associès, Marvel Comics, Rainbow SPA, Dynamite Entertainment, Vent D'Ouest, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Panini, Topps and several others. His re-designs of famous characters such as Batman Rockabilly, Star Wars High School, Spiderman Steampunk and Justice League Western have all become very successful on the Internet. He lives and works in Cesena, Italy.
Elisabeth is a dedicated & gifted composer & song writer. She is most passionate about composing for films & video games, and has written the scores to a number of short films. Recently, Elisabeth was commissioned to score a documentary, "A Conversation With Julian Schnabel" about artist and director Julian Schnabel. A classically trained musician, Elisabeth also taught herself to work with electronic music and can compose in almost any style, from full orchestral pieces to minimal electronic soundscapes, and is capable across diverse genres of movies and games. Her dance music releases have made the top 20 in dance music charts, and Elisabeth is an experienced producer who has worked with a number of prestigious names in the industry.
Paolo is an Italian illustrator, comic artist and colorist. After attending a course with Davide Toffolo, he founded the cultural association 'Fame Comics' which was later turned into a publishing house. In 2008, together with other associates, founded 'Gotem' Studio. Paolo and his collaborators have ever since been working for Italian, French and American publishers.
Malinda leads a team of artists and animators at Tall Chair, Inc. In 2012 they launched 11 apps using their own technology, the Active Reader. She is passionate about storytelling and excited to help writers bring their own stories to life through new technology.
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The production of an interactive graphic novel poses new risks and challenges for me and my team.
Denis has been doing art production for print comics for over 10 years, and working with layered art instead of static images is a new process.
I have been working with movie scripts and short films, and will need to change my thinking for this new medium.
Tall Chair has been working with clients who have very specific designs and guidelines for animation, as well as experience with digital apps. Working with a brand new production team will mean more involvement during the production and organization of art assets.
The production and integration of sound effects and music will also pose a challenge, but we have a great tech team behind us and a talented composer, Elizabeth Cirelli.
The amount of work required will be great and conveying the right tone of the story to the other artists involved will be a challenge but I'm confident in my team and I have a strong vision of how we will get there.
Malinda will help us create an Apple Developers Account and manage iTunes which will be the last part of our endeavour to bring Atlantis to life.
We're very fortunate to have the chance to work with Tall Chair and we're sure that their contribution will smooth any difficulty we might encounter in the process.
As with any uncharted territory there will be unforeseen obstacles that will arise. During the production of the promo web app, we managed all obstacles that came our way. We're excited to build the rest of the book, and we'll manage all challenges as they come!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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MEMBER OF THE RESISTANCE PACKAGE: A big thank you from the Atlantis team and your name in the credits.Estimated delivery:
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OUTER RING PACKAGE: FREE download of Atlantis on iTunes and your name in the credits + one postcard from the lost continent of Atlantis with art signed by Arin and Denis. Written by either the wicked High Priestess, cunning Temacles or the ever-gracious Phile, your postcard contains a side-story created exclusively for backers!Estimated delivery:
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SECRET PYRAMID PACKAGE: The previous package + a PDF of 'ATLS Chapter 1' months before it is released as an app on iTunes.Estimated delivery:
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SHARED KNOWLEDGE PACKAGE: Includes the previous packages + an extra download for a friend + see the FIRST TEN INTERACTIVE PAGES as soon as they are ready!Estimated delivery:
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SHARED KNOWLEDGE BONUS PACKAGE: Includes the shared knowledge package + an exclusive T-shirt!Estimated delivery:Add £3 to ship outside the UK
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MATERIAL POSSESSIONS PACKAGE: Includes the previous packages + LIMITED numbered edition comic book of 'ATLS Chapter 1'. Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE never to be printed again. You will also be able to see the FIRST TWENTY INTERACTIVE PAGES as soon as they are ready!Estimated delivery:Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS PACKAGE: Includes the previous packages with the comic book SIGNED by Arin and Denis. Bonus: Collect all three postcards! Each postcard, from either the High Priestess, Temacles or Phile, tells a story...but the full collection together provides a clue about the last survivor.Estimated delivery:Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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GOLDEN GATES PACKAGE: Includes the previous packages + the download of the ORIGINAL SCORE composed by Elisabeth CIRELLI! You will also get a LIMITED EDITION NEVER TO BE PRINTED AGAIN A3 poster of a character sketch of your choice.Estimated delivery:Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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REVELATION PACKAGE: Everything in the previous packages + PDF of the ORIGINAL script in screenplay format of the ENTIRE TRILOGY! You'll know how the trilogy ends even before the app is available on iTunesEstimated delivery:Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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HIGH PRIESTESS BONUS PACKAGE 2: The High Priestess Package + 15 minutes skype call with Arin where you can ask him about the realization of Atlantis.Estimated delivery:Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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HIGH PRIESTESS BONUS PACKAGE 1: The High Priestess Package + 15 minutes skype call with Elisabeth where you can ask her about the realization of the soundtrack of Atlantis and her work in general.Estimated delivery:Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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HIGH PRIESTESS PACKAGE: Everything in the previous packages + a LIMITED EDITION NEVER TO BE PRINTED AGAIN A3 POSTER of a character sketch of your choice SIGNED by Arin and Denis. This package includes a BONUS TRACK composed specifically for the kickstarter campaign by Elisabeth Cirelli !Estimated delivery:Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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POSEIDON PACKAGE: Everything in the previous packages + LIMITED EDITION A3 POSTER of a character sketch of your choice with a PERSONALIZED inscription by Denis and Arin. + Be part of the ATLANTIS JOURNAL! You will have access to the FIRST 40 ANIMATED PAGES before anyone else. You will also Receive Denis' sketches and colored pages as soon as they are available in PDF, pictures from the making of Atlantis and a bulletin with updates from the Atlantis Team. (Does NOT include High Priestess bonus packages).Estimated delivery:Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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POSEIDON BONUS PACKAGE: The Poseidon Package + written feedback by Arin on one of your original scripts/concepts.Estimated delivery:Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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PHILE PACKAGE: Everything in the previous packages + one ORIGINAL SKETCH of a character of your choice with a personalised inscription by Arin and Denis! (Does NOT include Bonus Packages).Estimated delivery:Add £6 to ship outside the UK
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ETERNAL PACKAGE: The Phile package + BECOME AN ATLANTEAN and be part of history! Send us a picture of yourself and you will literally be drawn into the story! Each extra will have a tattoo with his/her initials. (Does NOT include Bonus Packages).Estimated delivery:Add £6 to ship outside the UK
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CIRCLE SOCIETY PACKAGE: includes the previous packages + you will receive an ORIGINAL HANDMADE LAYOUT used in the production of 'ATLS Chapter 1', signed by Denis. (Does NOT include bonus packages. Please state which page number you would like. Layouts are unique so they will be available on a first come first served basis).Estimated delivery:Add £8 to ship outside the UK
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ATLANTIS PACKAGE: the previous packages + you will receive an ORIGINAL GRAPHIC ART OF YOUR CHOICE handmade and coloured by Denis! Let us know what character/background you would like and Denis will draw it for you! (A3 size) + you will get a credit as Executive Producer + Skype call with Arin and Denis. (Does NOT include Bonus Packages and Phile Package).Estimated delivery:Add £8 to ship outside the UK
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