A beautiful, stylized 2D animation based on the myth of Orpheus & Eurydice set in the macro world of Moths and Butterflies.
The inspiration for this story comes from the Greek myth of Orpheus and the death of his wife, Eurydice. In my adaptation, Eurydice, a butterfly, is swept away by the wind in the middle of her wedding. It is up to Orpheus, a Death's-Head Hawkmoth, to find and rescue her from deep within the dark forest, battling scary insects and eventually meeting with an arachnid Hades.
It will be a short film - around 7-10mins in length.
(To see more concept art and sketches please watch the video!)
Please consider which prize you would be happiest with while deciding how big a pledge you would like to make!
Some of the lower pledges offer:
(This is a sample of what you will receive, amongst the other prizes. The images on the Postcards and DVD will vary.)
(If I reach the Stretch Goal of 7k I will give additional prizes)
Why I Need Your Help
The animation process for this film will be intensive and time consuming. The funds raised will go towards production, voice actors, a soundtrack, editing and distribution.
Even if you can't donate, any help in making this project funded successfully will be greatly appreciated! Please spread the world on Twitter/Facebook/Blogs/Tumblr/DeviantArt.
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As this is a solo project, I am relying only on myself to complete it. This is a short film so I know that I will get it finished within the year I've set myself.
So far, I've never had problems with completing projects to deadlines set either by myself or people who have commissioned me for my work. People who will donate pledges over £20 will be able to access the development blog and see the animation progress [the blog will be updated weekly] I do take into consideration that delay might happen due to something I cannot predict [computer crashing/personal issues/lightning strikes] but any delay should not be longer then 30 days.
The only problem I foresee is with the distribution aspect of the project. The first thing I will be doing is submitting the film to festivals. There is no guarantee which festivals will accept my film but knowing that my previous film has been accepted to a few and I have improved since then, it is likely to be accepted in some of them.
However, the challenge of achieving success on the festival circuit will not affect the completion of the film and therefore all prizes will be delivered as promised soon after finishing it. The only challenge from all the rewards might be with the book as it could take some time to collect images, write then have it printed and delivered. But it will arrive at your doors eventually!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on January 19.
Dec 5, 2012 - Jan 19, 2013 (45 days)
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Digital Password Protected Screening of The Film + Thanks to you on the Butterfly Kingdom Website [The website will be launched when the project will be successfully funded!]Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
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ALL PRIZES ABOVE + Digital Password Protected Screening of The Film + Pair of Butterfly Kingdom Postcards + DVD + Access to the secret behind the scenes blogEstimated delivery: Dec 2013Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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ALL PRIZES ABOVE + Butterfly Kingdom Book [Which includes Concept Art/Storyboards/Script]Estimated delivery: Dec 2013Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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ALL PRIZES ABOVE + Special thanks to you in the book + DVD of my previous film ''A Shadow of A Man''Estimated delivery: Dec 2013Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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ALL PRIZES ABOVE + Your message at the end of the book + Original Frame of your choice from the Butterfly Kingdom AnimationEstimated delivery: Dec 2013Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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ALL PRIZES ABOVE + I will draw for you a picture of your choice and send it to youEstimated delivery: Dec 2013Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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ALL PRIZES ABOVE + You, your friend, your child or a loved one drawn into the film to make a cameo as a background character from The Butterfly Kingdom [choice of Moth, Butterfly or Creepy Crawly]Estimated delivery: Dec 2013Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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ALL PRIZES ABOVE + You can dedicate this film to someone dear to you!Estimated delivery: Dec 2013Add £5 to ship outside the UK
Pledge £3,000 or more
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ALL PRIZES ABOVE + You get the Associate Producer title!Estimated delivery: Dec 2013