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Three's a crowd is a ten minute stop-motion animation. It has been written by award winning animator, Trevor Hardy (FoolHardy Films)
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Ray in Kitchen
Ray in Kitchen
Little Sophie.
Little Sophie.

'Three's a crowd' is a ten minute stop motion animation. This film will be very different from other stop motion films,

"why" you may ask? "is it animated?"

"Yes",

"is it puppets?"

"Yes"

"So what's different then?"

"Well, the story telling."

Animation tends to be very 'childlike' in its approach. By that I don't mean it's solely for children, what I mean is, it tends to be soft around the edges, generally safe and friendly. I wanted to create something different, something more drama based. Up until now, finding funding for an animated film like this has been virtually impossible. But, then comes along the fantastic KickStarter. Fantastic because it allows everyday people to put in small sums of cash that when combined, become large sums of cash, but without all the usual TV/film funding issues. You can write a script that is different, something that is story led. It’s animated yes, but not soft, fluffy and childlike. Neither is it, crass, crude and abrasive. This is a story that is new and fresh that doesn’t have to have potential marketing deals behind it, it doesn’t have to have guaranteed viewing figures or merchandising rights before any one will back it. It is right back to basics.

You!

The person sat at home! You simply look at it, think, yeah, I like the look of that, it may go somewhere, I'll chuck in a fiver, why not!

That is the beauty of KickStarter.

'Three's a Crowd' is a fantastic story, superb characters, it's new, it's fresh and it's already in production. You can help to finish this fantastic short film and take ‘Three’s a Crowd’ around the world. It could be the start of a new way of writing animation. So, if you have faith in me and like my ideas, then PLEASE, throw a fiver into 'Three's a Crowd’. Massive, huge, enormous thanks.

Trev,

'Three's a Crowd' Director.

Three's a Crowd story outline.

Ray lives alone. He is a private man that likes to keep himself to himself. Next door to Ray lives single mum, Paula and her 6 year old daughter, Sophie'

All is fine until the unwelcome arrival of Paula's ex boyfriend 'Wayne',  Wayne has decided to come back into Paula's life now she has a flat.

Ray can hear Paula and Wayne arguing through the night. He is afraid for Paula and Sophie's well-being but does not know whether to act.

Should he mind his own business or get involved?

Ray in front room
Ray in front room
Ray looks out from his kitchen.
Ray looks out from his kitchen.

Risks and challenges

'Three's a Crowd' is an ambitious project but anything worth doing, I feel, usually is.
I have completed loads of scenes, made props, sets, puppets and have animated through the night.
My only hurdle now is post production. Your funding will help me finish the film and complete this. Once completed, Three's a Crowd will look beautiful. It can then be edited together with Phil Brookes fantastic music laid over it. Once finished, the rest of the funds will help me to enter it into fantastic festivals all around the world.
You can help me to send it off on its adventures. You can be at the very start of ‘Three’s a crowd’.
THANK YOU

Trev.
Three’s a crowd, director.

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    For a £5 pledge you will get to put smiles on the faces of everyone here at FoolHardy Films, our love and a DVD of the film. For £1 or more we will send you a digital version of 'Three's a crowd', and a very heart felt, THANK YOU!!!!

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    For a £10 Pledge. You will of course put bigger smiles on the faces of all of us here at FoolHardy Films, a DVD of the film and an original prop from Three's a crowd. An actual little thing from the film, totally bespoke, handmade...not bad for ten pounds eh!

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    The smiles on our faces are getting bigger. So, DVD, little prop from film and something signed by the director. Something like, one of the story boards, or maybe an early stage concept drawing, and a credit in the film.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $63

    The smile on us with this donation would be impressive, big old grins all round! For this donation you will get, DVD, original little prop, a bigger prop, a concept drawing or story board signed by the director and a lovely credit on the film.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $126

    Look at the grins on our little faces!!!!!!! We love you!!!! So, DVD, credit on film, storyboard signed, and A4 still from film signed by director. Small prop from film and an exciting larger prop. Maybe Ray's sofa or something like that.

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    WOOOOWHOOOOO!!!! We really love you!!!! We can't stop flipping smiling. You my friend get, DVD, Credit on film, Signed storyboard in frame, signed A4 still in frame, a little prop. A bigger prop and plaque with prop from film, signed with a message on bottom from the director to you personally.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,255

    We’ve all broken down in tears of happiness...The love in this room for you is bursting. Denise has run off to buy cakes, Brian's sobbing with joy in corner. The Director Trev is stood frozen to the spot, a big silly grin covers his face!!! For you, for special you! A DVD, signed pic of Director, framed signed storyboard, framed A4 still from film signed by Trevor and Ray’s voice talent, Neil James, credit on film, little prop, medium prop, prop on plaque signed with a message on bottom to you personally, one of the small original 'Sophie' puppets on a plaque signed, dated and numbered also with a message from the director to you.

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    WE would like to welcome our new associate producer to FoolHardy Films. You will get a big fat credit as 'Associate Producer'. You will also get, a DVD, signed pic of Director, framed signed storyboard, framed signed A4 still from film signed by Trevor Hardy and Ray's voice talent, Neil James, credit on film, little prop, medium prop, prop on plaque signed with a message on bottom to you personally, one of the original 'Wayne' puppets on a plaque, signed, dated and numbered also with a message from the director to you plus 3 extra DVD's of Three's a crowd signed by Director for you and your family.

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    WE would like to welcome our new Executive producer to FoolHardy Films. You will get a big fat credit as 'Executive Producer'. You will also get, a DVD, signed pic of Director framed, signed original storyboard framed, signed original colour concept drawing framed, signed framed A4 still from film signed by Trevor Hardy and the voice talent cast, little prop, medium prop, prop on plaque signed by Trevor Hardy with a message on bottom to you personally, one of the original 'Ray' puppets on a plaque signed by Trevor Hardy, dated and numbered also with a message from the director to you, a letter of thanks to you from the director, 5 extra DVD's of Three's a crowd signed by director for your friends and family.

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