About this project
There was a lot we liked about the first promo video. It was professional, had cool effects, and it looked nice. There was one big flaw - we didn't tell you our story! So here you go; a little bit about us. Plus a sort of sizzle reel.
What is Bound?
Darkness threatens a happy medieval world when the rogue knight Guaramoth begins to raise an army. Zathen, a great warrior of the king, vows to kill the rogue and gain vengeance for the murder of his father. When things quickly go awry and Zathen is made a prisoner of Guaramoth in his imposing fortress, it falls upon his half siblings and their elderly guardian to come to his rescue. Nathan and Abigail, led by Micah, embark on a perilous quest to bring back their lost brother and friend. Though they look on the bright side and trust in their Lord, danger lurks at every turn. Their courage and dedication to their quest will be firmly tested...
In 2009 we started on our current project, Bound: a 45 min. epic amongst brickfilms. We decided to plunge in and ride the learning curve as we learned everything we could about stop motion film making.
Now we're over four years in, and we know a lot more about film making than when we started.
However, we know we just can't realistically finish a project of this size. Not without it taking pretty much forever, and not by ourselves. That's why we need you.
You can play a huge role in making this project a success! Check out those boxes on the right hand side to see the exclusive rewards we're offering for your support. Then tell everyone you know about the project - and thank you!
Below are some unfinished clips from the film to give you an idea of what we're going for.
What exactly are we doing?
We're trying to finish our animated family friendly adventure film. Since we're Christians, it has a Gospel message. That's important to us. What's more, we'd like to finish our film in the next 9-10 months, but we need funds to do that.
What will we do with the funds?
We'll hire professionals to work with our studio. Music guys, effects pros, animators. They'll do the jobs that we aren't very good at, or don't have enough manpower to realistically handle. Also, we will use a portion of it to cover the remaining set and equipment costs. In perspective, the animated feature Chicken Run cost 4,090 times as much as we're asking. Films are expensive!
What do I get out of it?
The film, posters, characters, set replicas, exclusive showings, and our gratitude. Pick your favorites. >
Back us at all, and you'll gain access to 2 min. of footage exclusively viewable to backers in Update #3, which can be found above.
What is the current status of the production?
We are 75% of the way done with animation; just one last hump to get the climax and resolution finished. The real problem is in post-production. At our current speed, it will take more than 6 years to finish. With professionals on the team, we could get it done in less than a year.
I want to see this happen! How can I help?
Pledge an amount to the project, then tell all your friends!
The "Bound" Website
Here is a mock-up poster. We'll have additional options after the project for you to choose from.
The six main characters from the film on their engraved sponsor bricks.
Risks and challenges
We've learned a lot over the past four years, so we're confident about our ability to finish this. There could be production delays or unforeseen expenses, and there are of course unknowns - acts of God, equipment failure, massive data loss. However, we've done all we can to protect against these potential problems. Either way, we are dedicated to this project until it's completion!
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