Hope this finds you all well. It has been a while and I wanted to give you a snapshot of where we are with things.
Project: We have been working tirelessly and are now awaiting animation studio production. Our biggest delay has been finding a studio to partner with. Yes, there are a a few handfuls of animation studios for us to talk to - but we had two critical issues: A) They had to be a technical and creative fit, and B) They would have to really squeeze their staff and budgets to help us out. The bad news, which we did not anticipate - was that it took a lot of time for us to find the few studios that fit the bill. The good news is that we found a great fit. We are planning on making this information public soon - stay tuned for that. What does that mean for the project? We have to wait until the fall to start production. Why the fall? The studio is going out of their way to work on this - but at the same time, they have to be smart about costs. They best way to do this is to work on our project while the have other work and additional staff already on hand. If that is not clear, I am happy to discuss with any of you on the phone, Skype, or Google Hangout. We will be making some announcements soon and should begin production in about 4 to 6 weeks.
Funds: We have not yet spent a dime of the KS funds. We need every penny to go to production - and we will still be coming out of pocket to add onto the funds e raised.
Rewards: Some of you have reward issues. The issues vary and I am dealing with each one individually. We ask that you contact us and please be patient. We promise to make sure you are all taken care of. * Also - we will be sending all of our backers something special as an extra " thank you". Expect that in about 3 weeks or less.
Other News: Physical copies of the graphic novels are almost ready for print. And our Chosin documentary will be moving to cable soon (from Pay TV). We will make the announcement once we are allowed to!