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Jenny HarderBy Jenny Harder
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Jenny HarderBy Jenny Harder
First created
£9,460
pledged of £34,000pledged of £34,000 goal
140
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 26 2017 11:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

We are passionate creators that came together from all corners of the world to bring this beautiful animated short film to life. 

BEING GOOD is about identity and understanding the concepts of right and wrong. It's not only a short film, but also a proof of concept for a full feature film. We are aiming for the highest quality to present the final film at several festivals next year and pitch the feature film idea. 

We want to thank everyone for their support on Kickstarter! Its the last 40h of our campaign and even though it seems unlikely that we will reach our funding goal, this has turned out to be a big success.

  • We have been featured at several major blogs and pages
  • We are in contact with companies about potential partnerships
  • A bunch of render farms have offered us collaborations to finish the short
  • Our followers and supporters on social media have nearly doubled
  • The film WILL be finished this year!!!

Follow us here to stay tuned with our progress:

This is where we are right now:

 

Our team consists of over 50 passionate volunteers. We have students as well as industry veterans from studios such as Disney, Dreamworks, ILM, Sony, Illumination Macguff, Blizzard and Blue Sky

We are working purely via the virtual online studio Artella - a new and exciting way of international collaboration. Artella enabled over 50 strangers from all over the world to get together and create something truly beautiful. We see ourselves as ambassadors of this new working method and want to inspire others to follow us down this magical rabbit hole.

 

 

 

Our story is about a teenage girl named Embry and her two guardians, the angel Ava and the demon Mal who act as her conscience.  

While Ava and Mal could easily be considered as “good” and “evil”, the film develops the idea of their humanity and flaws. We often have prefabricated views based on our upbringing and our aim is to challenge and question those preconceptions.

 

 

 

Our main character Embry is half German, half Scottish. Embry has spent most of her life in Germany and is incredibly passionate about Poetry Slams. Recently her mother had them move back to Edinburgh leading Embry to feel lost and disconnected from her old world. In a rebellious act she decides to run away and return home, not knowing yet that she would have Mal and Ava accompany her on her journey.

 

Ava is a young Angel guardian with a truly good heart, but also an unfortunately big set of rules. She has a very clear definition of what is right and wrong and is certain Embry would be better off without Mal, her demonic guardian and counterpart of Ava. While Ava is trying her best to get Embry back on the right path, Mal seems to support her rebellious side and gets them into tricky situations.

 

Mal is an experienced and ignorant demonic guardian who thinks that happiness comes from doing whatever you want. This isn’t always the best advice for a lost teenager but despite Mal’s seemingly careless attitude he is very concerned with Embry’s wellbeing. He also loves teasing Ava and challenging her world view. He has a good heart even though he doesn’t like to show it much.

  

 

We have prepared some amazing perks that we believe you’ll love! From Making-of videos, original sketches and spending virtual quality time with the supervisors. We want you to become a part of our amazing journey. 

Please remember that all perk images are mockups and the final items likely to turn out even MORE awesome. We are working very hard to make each of them perfect.

We have NEW PERK PACKAGES (as requested by YOU)!

£70 for one 3D printed figure - without any digital perks (25 available) 

£110 for an Artbook+Figure Combo (20 available) 

£260 For the last 3D printed figures Sets (5 available)

If you HAVE already pledged to a perk and would like to update it to one of the new perks, simply go to “manage my pledge” and add any difference between your current perk and a new perk. Make sure to quickly send us a message and let us know about your Perk of choice!

To see EMBRY 3D model click HERE

Embry - Print Version
Embry - Print Version

 

To see AVA 3D model click HERE

Ava - Print Version
Ava - Print Version

 

To see MAL 3D model click HERE

Malachy - Print Version
Malachy - Print Version

And HERE you can find even more!

£1 Just this warm fuzzy feeling of helping out a friend (and a virtual high five!)

 

£5 Social Media Supporter Badge and our eternal love

 

£10 Making-Of eBooklet with a sneak peak into the story, characters and artwork as well as an overview into the production of Being Good. This perk also includes Wallpapers and Thank You Credits on our homepage.

  • + Social Media Supporter Badges and our eternal love

 

£20 You will receive a digital download of the short film Being Good as well as the Theme Soundtrack of Being Good and the digital script.

  • + Making-Of eBooklet, wallpapers and homepage credits  
  • + Social Media Supporter Badges and our eternal love 

 

 £30 You will receive access to behind the scenes videos of our animation process. The videos include an inside look at the steps of the animatic, animation tests, layout, as well as versions of the animation shots.

  • + Film, Script and Theme Soundtrack
  • + Making-Of eBooklet, wallpapers and homepage credits
  • + Social Media Supporter Badges and our eternal love

 

 £35 Join our private team group to get access to unpublished work and early progress updates. Meet the team and connect directly with the makers of Being Good. We will also have scheduled live chats where you can ask any questions you like.

  • + Animation Special
  • + Film, Script and Theme Soundtrack 
  • + Making-Of eBooklet, wallpapers and homepage credits 
  • + Social Media Supporter Badges and our eternal love

 

 £45 You will receive this beautiful exclusive Being Good Hardcover Artbook. The artbook will feature concept art, crew anecdotes, a production overview and lots of making-of content. 

£60 This perk is also available as a rare signed option with a letter from the director and two A5 postcards. Both options have limited availability.

  • + Private Team Group
  • + Animation Special   
  • + Film, Script and Theme Soundtrack       
  • + Making-Of eBooklet, wallpapers and homepage credits   
  • + Social Media Supporter Badges and our eternal love

 

£70 Ever wanted to see your name in the movie credits? Here is your chance to be added as a Special Contributor and have your name displayed alongside our amazing team.  

  • + Private Team Group 
  • + Animation Special 
  • + Film, Script and Theme Soundtrack 
  • + Making-Of eBooklet, wallpapers and homepage credits 
  • + Social Media Supporter Badges and our eternal love

 

 £80 You will receive an invite to join a Live Online Talk with our supervisors where they will be talking about their work on Being Good. Meet Animation Supervisor Albert Barba (Illumination Macguff), Lighting Supervisor Edouard Sisternas (Illumination Macguff), Simulation Supervisor Nikita McKinder (ILM) and Director Jenny Harder (Ubisoft/Disney). There will also be time for Q&A and group discussions. To keep our group small and cozy we only have 15 spots available!

  • + Private Team Group  
  • + Animation Special  
  • + Film, Script and Theme Soundtrack  
  • + Making-Of eBooklet, wallpapers and homepage credits  
  • + Social Media Supporter Badges and our eternal love

 

 £120 This perk is special to us. One original, signed visual development sketch for Being Good. As we work a lot digitally we only have a few of those available and are giving exactly 12 of them away. This perk also comes with two A5 postcards.

  • + Private Team Group
  • + Animation Special 
  • + Film, Script and Theme Soundtrack 
  • + Making-Of eBooklet, wallpapers and homepage credits 
  • + Digital Supporter Badges and our eternal Love

 

 £1200 You will receive an Executive Producer Credit on the final short film as well as a big shout out on our social media platforms. This perk also comes with the signed artbook and an exclusive signed artprint 60x40 cm. We will only have seven Executive Producer Credits available.

  • + Executive Producer Credits in the film 
  • + Shout outs on social media platforms 
  • + Exclusive signed art print 60x40 cm
  • + Exclusive signed artbook 
  • + Letter from the director 
  • + Two A5 postcard prints
  • + Private Team Group
  • + Animation Special 
  • + Film, Script and Theme Soundtrack 
  • + Making-Of eBooklet, wallpaper and homepage credits 
  • + Social Media Supporter Badges and our eternal love

 

£2500 You will receive an exclusive logo placement in our credits in the final short film as well as priority shout out on our social media platforms. 

  • + Logo placement in our credits 
  • + Shout outs on Social Media Platforms 
  • + Exclusive signed artbook 
  • + Letter from the director 
  • + Two A5 postcard prints
  • + Private Team Group
  • + Animation Special Film
  • + Film, Script and Theme Soundtrack 
  • + Making-Of eBooklet, wallpaper and homepage credits
  • + Social Media Supporter Badges and our eternal love

 

 

We have members from over 12 countries. You can imagine what our skype calls are like! Each department has its own supervisor that takes care of groups of up to 10 people. The majority of our team have full time jobs and families, so it’s not always easy to balance everything, but our team has managed this incredibly.

 

 

 

We are super excited about all the positive feedback we have received from the community. We have been invited to Escape Studios as well as IFCC in Croatia to talk about our vision and progress. We were also featured at Siggraph 2016 and on Artstation. In November you can meet us at CTN in Los Angeles where we will speak about our work as part of the Artella panel. 

 

We already had a bunch of amazing sponsors team up with us. Artella has provided an amazing platform and pipeline for us all to connect and collaborate. Solid Angle has kindly provided us with Arnold licenses and Frame.io and Syncsketch are allowing us to use their video review software for free. 

We are very excited about our collaborations and are making sure that all our sponsors receive the appropriate appreciation on our social media channels as well as credits with logos in our film. If you are curious about any sponsorship options, check out our Company Support Perk!

 

 

If you decide to become part of our journey, your contribution will enable us to:

  • Render the full short film on a renderfarm
  • Apply to events and festivals 
  • Launch our marketing campaign which will be substantial for getting awareness for our film - this will give us better chances to make the feature film a reality  
  • Make all our beautiful perks
  • Share an incredible victory and achievement

 

 So does your contribution make a difference? Hell yes, it does!

To accomplish all this we need to raise £34.000. This is our first and main Stretch Goal. Once we hit that we will release our second Stretch Goal for £40.000 and the 3D prints are coming back! Every contributor and voice matters to us.

Thanks so much for your support!

 

 

If you have any questions, supportive words, feedback or are purely curious about our progress feel free to reach out to us.

We love connecting and sharing!

Risks and challenges

Organising over 50 people from all over the world can be pretty challenging. During our journey we have encountered some difficulties, such as software and communication issues which took some time to figure out. Since our team is working in their own spare time it can also be hard to correctly estimate timelines.

We are on great track currently and everything is looking really promising, although in case we do encounter unexpected hiccups in the coming months it might take us a little longer to iron them out. This could delay our official release date for a few months.

We, as a wider team have been involved with this project for over a year now and are incredibly passionate and dedicated to seeing Being Good through until the end with your support to help us achieve this.

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    The "I Love you Guys" Perk

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    Making-Of eBooklet and Homepage Credit

    Get a sneak peak into the story, characters and artwork as well as an overview into the production of Being Good with this Making-Of eBooklet. This perk also includes Wallpapers and official Thank You Credits on our homepage.

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    Film, Script and Theme Soundtrack

    Once its all done and Being Good is officially released - its yours! You will get a digital download for the short film, the official Theme Soundtrack as well as a digital version of our script.

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    Animation Special

    If you love behind the scenes footage this is the perk for you. Our Animation Special includes an inside look at the steps of the animatic, animation tests, layout, as well as versions of the animation shots.

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    Join our Private Team Group

    If you want to meet the team, get access to unpublished artwork and early progress updates, join us! We are very active on Facebook and would love to welcome you in our private group for the team. We will also have scheduled live chats where you can ask any questions you like.

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    Limited Hardcover Artbook

    You will receive this beautiful exclusive Being Good Hardcover Artbook. The artbook will feature concept art, crew anecdotes, a production overview and lots of making-of content. Until reaching our first Stretch Goal we will only have 250 of those available!

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    Limited Signed Hardcover Artbook

    You will receive this beautiful exclusive Being Good Hardcover Artbook. The artbook will feature concept art, crew anecdotes, a production overview and lots of making-of content. This perk is a rare signed copy and comes with a letter from the director and two A5 postcards. We will only have 30 of those available!

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    Being Good Film Credits

    Ever wanted to see your name in the movie credits? Here is your chance to be added as a Special Contributor and have your name displayed alongside our amazing team.

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    One 3D printed Figure

    You can chose between Mal, Ava and Embry. Each print is a beautiful ca 6 inch 3D printed model - printed by the renowned 3D printing company “Ownage”. This perk comes without any digital perks unlike the Early Bird Prints.

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    Supervisor Live Talk with Q&A

    You will receive an invite to join a Live Online Talk with our supervisors where they will be talking about their work on Being Good. Meet Animation Supervisor Albert Barba (Illumination Macguff), Lighting Supervisor Edouard Sisternas (Illumination Macguff), Simulation Supervisor Nikita McKinder (ILM) and Director Jenny Harder (Ubisoft/Disney). There will also be time for Q&A and group discussions. To keep our group small and cozy we only have 15 spots available!

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    Early Bird Exclusive: 3D Print Embry

    This is our special Early Bird perk. We have 20 figures of each character and they will only be available for 6 days (or until sold out). Each print is a beautiful ca 6 inch 3D printed model - printed by the renowned 3D printing company “Ownage”. Check out the full models in our Sketchfab interactive turnarounds.

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    Early Bird Exclusive: 3D Print Mal

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    Early Bird Exclusive: 3D Print Ava

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    Hardcover Artbook + 3D Figure Combo

    You will receive this beautiful exclusive Being Good Hardcover Artbook. The artbook will feature concept art, crew anecdotes, a production overview and lots of making-of content. This perk also comes with one ca 6 inch 3D printed model of Mal, Ava or Embry. We only have 20 of those packs available for now.

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    Original Production Sketch

    This perk is special to us. An original, signed visual development sketch for Being Good. As we work a lot digitally we only have a few of those available and are giving exactly 12 of them away. You will get two A5 postcards with this perk as well.

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    Early Bird Exclusive: 3D Print Set

    This is our special Early Bird perk. A set of all three characters - limited to 10 sets and only available for 6 days (or until sold out). Each print is a beautiful ca 6 inch 3D printed model - printed by the renowned 3D printing company “Ownage”. Check out the full models in our Sketchfab interactive turnarounds.

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    Limited 3D Figure Set

    As this was our most popular 3D set, we are bringing them back! A set of all three characters. Each print is a beautiful ca 6 inch 3D printed model - printed by the renowned 3D printing company “Ownage”. Check out the full models in our Sketchfab interactive turnarounds. This perk comes with all digital perks up to £35 and will be limited to 5 sets.

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    Executive Producer Credit

    You will receive an Executive Producer Credit on the final short film as well as a big shout out on our social media platforms. This perk also comes with the signed artbook (including a letter from the director and two A5 Postcards) and an exclusive signed artprint 60x40 cm. We will only have seven Executive Producer Credits available.

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    • Film, Script and Theme Soundtrack
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    Company Support

    You will receive an exclusive logo placement in our credits in the final short film. All our company partners will be mentioned on the featured project page on Artella.com, our official homepage and in all of our press and social media posts.

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Funding period

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