Bronies are quite a phenomenon that has been sweeping the net. How could a cartoon about colorful ponies cause such a fandom to exist?
(Image by PhunkyMat)
The fandom surrounding "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" has exploded in popularity in the past year, but why do people love it so much? And why are they not little girls? The "brony phenomenon" is probably the strangest case of an accidental audience that has ever happened within entertainment. What we want to accomplish in this documentary is to show the world what bronies are from an insider's perspective.
Saberspark and Paleo are two commentators within the community that voice their opinion on the show as well as goings-on within the fanbase, specifically by making videos on youtube. Together, they have teamed up and helped each other out and created a (mostly) weekly show called Brony Breakdown that explores various news and content from the community, as well as interviewing notable people in the community. Both of them have made long videos explaining the fandom and the show surrounding it. Paleo's video focused more on the show, while Saberspark's "Ballad of the Brony" focused more on the fanbase itself and the phenomenon of Bronies.
Although the videos these two have made videos explain why "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" has such appeal and delves a bit into the brony phenomenon; making a bigger, better documentary explaining this phenomenon would be a perfect milestone for the fandom. To accomplish this, we are going to need to proper equipment and programs for filming our footage, recording our voiceovers, and editing our project. We will also be traveling to various conventions to film.
Other people involved with this project include the greatly talented TommyXe who will be making our title sequence, as well as the one and only General Mumble creating the original score for the film.
Yes, you will get to write in what you want your name to appear as after the funding is over.
It will be posted on youtube and possibly elsewhere on the web once the project is finished.
It's not required that you pledge extra to include international shipping but it would be greatly appreciated if you did!
There's only so many CDs and DVDs we can make and ship out, but don't worry, all of the content we make for the project will be available online at one point or another.
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