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4 more amazing episodes that teach the puppets the most important subjects of life and complete the DHMIS story! Read more

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4 more amazing episodes that teach the puppets the most important subjects of life and complete the DHMIS story!

London, UK Webseries
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Hello, we are Becky & Joe, the creators of Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, and now we are reaching out to the REAL WORLD via this Kickstarter campaign to help us continue with the show and finally educate the Puppets on All 6 Subjects of Life.

GUYS! NO PROBLEM PLEDGING FROM OUTSIDE THE UK!  KICKSTARTER ACCEPTS ALL CURRENCIES!! 

OFFICIAL DHMIS T SHIRT DESIGN  #1 REVEALED!!!

(For more info on the other 2 DHMIS t-shirts check the latest update in the update section above)

******NEW REWARD*******

£15! Digital Downloads of all episodes, the DHMIS album, in the Fanclub PLUS you get the Official A2 poster-and if you like we'll sign it!!

WHY BOTHER?

Imagine a show that can teach you ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EVERYTHING in short musical installments. That show is Don't Hug Me I'm Scared.

So far we have covered two of life's most important lessons in these videos, but surely this can't be the end for the puppets? Can it? CAN IT?

We've been blown away by the response to the first 2 episodes, not just the amount of views that the videos have had or the festivals they have played at around the world, but also the amount of fans that DHMIS has accumulated. 

It's totally spurred us on to make this show into a full series and we think doing it independently through Kickstarter, funded by the fans, is the way to go. 

Right now we are both very excited about the new ideas we have for more episodes, made directly for the WIDE WEB, and continuing to teach all the answers to life's most puzzling questions….

  • Where do dogs live? 
  • Why are we here, and what is the purpose of Life?
  • Why do I constantly hear the sound of crabs screaming in my head?
  • Why is this pillowcase full of ham?

DON'T WORRY!!! All questions will be answered in Time.

4 NEW EPISODES!

Like Creativity and Time, in the following 4 episodes we want to introduce 4 NEW characters that will guide the friends through 4 new important subjects. 

Although we can't reveal what the topics will be right now, we can say that eventually the puppets will understand everything and all will be revealed……

BUT WHY KICKSTARTER??????????????

The first two episodes were essentially self-funded projects, made with the help of lots of talented people who worked for free and something we were only able to work on between other jobs – hence why it takes years between each episode.

Continuing to make the show this way without a proper budget means it could take many years to complete and we'll all be dead by the time episode 3 comes out. 

IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT? FOR US TO DIE?? MAKING A PUPPET SHOW???

BUT, if successful, not only will we be able to commit to DHMIS full time but we will be able to really push each episode, making the show a BIGGER and more in-depth journey into the world of DHMIS!

And the best thing is we won't have to compromise or change our ideas, we can keep in all the rotten pig heart cakes and dead fish because we want to have rotten pig heart cakes and dead fish!

 

£24,000 per episode seems like a lot of money, but making a show that mixes live action, stop motion, 2d animation and puppetry tends to be a bit pricey. However, we believe that the final outcome is well worth it. 

Here's a very brief summary of where the money will go on each episode.

  • Pre-production: Writing, storyboarding, creating an animatic, characters and concept designs.
  • Audio: writing and recording the music, all the voices and sound design.
  • Production: Building all the sets, puppets, props, models and the cost of all materials.
  • Shooting: Studio time, location costs, crew, lights, camera and lots and lots of stress.
  • Post production: editing, compositing, adding 2d or CG animation and lots more dull digital work.

THE REWARDS

Making this show is something we have been excited about for a long time, so if we are fortunate enough to reach our goal, we want to say thanks with some special DHMIS rewards.

( PLEASE NOTE: PLEDGING FROM THE USA, OR OTHER INTERNATIONAL PLACES IS NOT A PROBLEM AND WILL BE CONVERTED TO BRITISH POUNDS )

For just £5 you will be able to download each episode as soon as they come out, DRM-Free!

£8 will get you downloads to all episodes as they come out, plus the DHMIS album with all songs, karaoke versions and a few extra tracks.

£15: You'll get the downloads to all episodes and the DHMIS album plus become part of the OFFICIAL DHMIS FANDOM. This means you will be officially thanked on the new DHMIS site, get access to lots of behind-the-scenes footage and receive a thank-you video from the creators.

£25: Downloads to all the episodes, plus the DHMIS album, join the fan club and receive a limited-edition handmade frame from one of the stop-motion sequences in the new episodes! (Roughly 20cm x 29cm)

£30: Downloads to all the episodes, plus the DHMIS album, join the fan club and receive a limited-edition official DHMIS backer t-shirt! ( T shirts will be sent out by August 2014)

£45: Downloads to all the episodes, the DHMIS album, join the fan club, get a t-shirt and an official DHMIS A2 poster signed by the creators! ( T-shirts and posters will be sent out by August 2014)

 £60: Downloads to all the episodes, the DHMIS album, join the fan club, get a t-shirt, signed poster and an original drawing by the yellow guy!  ( T shirts, posters and drawings will be sent out by August 2014)

£100: Downloads to all the episodes, the DHMIS album, join the fan club, get a t-shirt, a signed poster, a drawing by the yellow guy and a limited-edition handmade DVD with all 6 episodes, a making-of film and a interview with the DHMIS team!

£150: Downloads to all the episodes, the DHMIS album, join the fan club, get a t-shirt, signed poster, drawing by the yellow guy, and we will draw your face with your name into the credits of an episode.

£150: Downloads to all the episodes, the DHMIS album, join the fan club, get a t-shirt, a signed poster, a drawing by the yellow guy and a real handmade prop from the set of DHMIS!

£300: Downloads to all the episodes, the DHMIS album, join the fan club, get a t-shirt, a signed poster, a drawing by the yellow guy and join us for the Official DHMIS PARTY (in either London or New York) where we will screen all episodes, you can have your photo taken with the puppets, enjoy a buffet of rotten meat and free drinks, and hang out with the DHMIS crew! 

£500: Downloads to all the episodes, the DHMIS album, join the fan club, get a T-shirt, a signed poster, a drawing by the yellow guy, the DHMIS DVD, join us for the Official DHMIS party PLUS we will write and record a new DHMIS song for you on any subject of your choice and it will be one of the secret tracks on the DHMIS album!

£700: Downloads to all the episodes, the DHMIS album, join the fan club, get a t-shirt, a signed poster, a drawing by the yellow guy, the DHMIS DVD, join us for the Official DHMIS party and receive one of the special giant puppet heads from the original episode!

£1000: Downloads to all the episodes, the DHMIS album, join the fan club, get a t-shirt, a signed poster, a drawing by the yellow guy, the DHMIS DVD, join us for the Official DHMIS party AND we will write a line or two for you in one of the episodes and turn your voice into a new DHMIS character!

£5000: Downloads to all the episodes, the DHMIS album, join the fan club, get a t-shirt, a limited-edition frame from a stop-motion sequence, a signed poster, a drawing by the yellow guy, the DHMIS DVD, join us for the Official DHMIS Party, turn your voice into a character, AND become one of the Executive Producers of the entire series!

WHEN?

If all goes to plan we will be releasing episode 3 online in september 2014 with the next 3 episodes coming out every three months.

Certain rewards like the t shirts, posters and drawings will be sent out within the first two months after the campaign finishes. Other rewards will be delivered along the way as we make each episode.

Rest assured, all these rewards will be designed and created to a high standard by the DHMIS team and we will be posting more updates, t-shirts and other designs as the project progresses.

  • Check update #4 for some info on what the Handmade frames will look Like!

Check out the 'COOOL' poster we will sign and send to you!

 STRETCH GOALS

Our focus with this campaign is to meet the £96,000 and finish the series in full, if we get there we will be super happy and SO WILL YOU.

If we are fortunate enough to exceed our goal then we do have plans to continue the DHMIS story, but in a very different way……

Stretch goals will be announced for this as we reach the target, but we need to get there first.

Thanks for reading this, we sincerely hope it has moved you to join us and the puppets on this majestic quest.  

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