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$3,006
pledged of $5,100pledged of $5,100 goal
46
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 8 2017 4:48 AM UTC +00:00

About

Decay / Sustain will be a short animated 2D film with an original score written and produced by me, in collaboration with Paris-based animator Naleb.  The film will be based around consumerism, the evolution of how natural resources are used, and the implications we're seeing on the environment because of it. 

I want to create both a visual journey with meaning and a suitable soundtrack to accompany it.

Project deliverables: 

One short animated film with an original score.

Additional track created with crowdsourced sounds from reward featured on forthcoming LP.

The LP, will mostly reside in ambient/techno - Digital only release. Original score and second crowdsourced track will both be released on this work.

The Team

James Mills / Sircle, San FranciscoWriter, Director, Composer 

[Me] - I like to paint sonic, immersive pictures. I previously worked for the UK's Channel 4 & the BBC, in marketing. Now I'm working in Silicon Valley for an animation startup called Nimble Collective, hence my inspiration for an animated project.

Jules Boulain-Adenis / Naleb, Paris Illustration and Animation

Jules is an EMCA graduate whose most recent work was featured on Short Of The Week. He's a Paris based freelance animator with an incredibly cool style.

I reached out to Jules and sent him the script and concept for Decay / Sustain after seeing his thesis project, Panacee. I loved his style and immediately wanted to collaborate when I discovered him.

 
Panacee - Featured on Short Of The Week
Panacee - Featured on Short Of The Week

 

  Below are some early sketches he has produced for the project.

Scenery Development
Scenery Development

 

Concept illustration - Decay / Sustain
Concept illustration - Decay / Sustain

 

Early Character concept illustration
Early Character concept illustration

Minimal

Rewards will resonate with the topic of the film, and for this reason, there will be no material rewards produced. This also means none of the raised capital will be needed to create rewards, keeping the budget lean.

Budget Breakdown
Budget Breakdown

 

Sell old, buy less stuff.

Risks and challenges

The project inspiration comes from the abundance of disposable stuff we constantly require in our day to day routine. All these things have to come from somewhere and also end up somewhere. How the materials are sourced and where the waste product ends up, normally has implications on the environment.

It's a sensitive subject which can often ruffle feathers. Trying to tell a story of this nature with the right balance and context will be challenging.

I try my best, but I'm not free from these points made and I'm by no means preaching. I aim to create a short film that can at least be a subtle reminder to any eyes that consume it, infinite supply effects s*#t.

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