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Animated film about split personality and split time! It's about dual nature of kings and things and how playing cards came to be!
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Hi everyone, thanks for visiting our little animated campaign! You will have our eternal gratitude and some nice presents if you help us raise funds to make "Twice Upon a Time" a reality (animated reality, but still!)

Story: Once, actually, Twice Upon a Time, there was a king with split personality who lived in ambivalent times. One half of his represents a Nordic barbaric king from the early Middle Ages, a crude but fearless warrior. The other half of his is from late Baroque, a man of graceful poise and manners. They share their conscience, but have opposing wishes and desperately want to get rid of each other. The King’s inner conflict escalates through the film with different comical helpers on both sides including druids, doctors, queens, two-headed dragons and their seven-headed grandmothers. Finally kings raise their entire armies to fight with each other; soldiers start to split themselves in half as King realizes that he is no better than everyone else. He was blinded by his own vanities. He stops the hazard and accepts that we are all split within, living in different times and spaces… 

CHECK OUT OUR TRAILER HERE:
https://vimeo.com/139400811

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Director’s note: Twice Upon a Time is a fairy tale for all generations about a king with split personality, split time and a split screen. It is a story about dual nature of kings and things and how playing cards came to be. Two kings in one king are fighting for predominance and reveal to us the world that always has the flip side of the coin. The King is not vicious at his intentions, but more so unhappily found in the situation that he obviously can’t solve on his own. Profound voice of the Narrator will chronicle, but also, with subtle changes in his voice, take on the dialog sequences and all the roles, underlining the theme of differing voices in head of a single man.  

Twice Upon a Time is our artistic way of animating a story of our own inner conflicts with ourselves; story about contradictory age in which our bodies and souls live (or we would want them to live) and lastly about self-destruction that we often use as a tool to go forward.

Duration: 12-14minutes

Production Countries: Canada (To Blink Studio), Serbia (Collapse Films)

Twice Upon a Time was selected among 20 best scripts as a part of ESP 2015, European Short Pitch script development and pitch program organized by NISI MASA held in Poznan and Luxembourg. Project was supervised by French producer Marie Dubas. 

JOIN THE TEAM: We are still looking for more creators to work with us! If you are experienced in modeling, riging or 3D animation, send us a message with your demo reel. We always like to expand our team!

The team:

Nikola Stepkovic, Vladimir Kerkez, Tatjana Zezelj Gojkovic, Pavle Vuckovic, Ben Vandendaele, Snezana Cubrilovic, Tomislav Tesla, Mladen Nikolic, Ivana Lovre, Ivan Vasiljevic & DAT studio, Vojislav Pavkov, Milan Tomic, Stevan Mitrovic, Stevan Loncarevic

Risks and challenges

We need 15K more to complete the film!
The film was already granted support by Film Centre of Serbia and Ontario Art Council in Canada which covered almost half of our budget, but we don't want to stop half way and that's where you come in!

If we fail to raise these funds, we will need much more time and energy to pull this huge project on our own funds. Also our feature based on this story will take even longer to come to life. If we show that we can gather community support, producers' interest in our film will become bigger and we will be able to produce more efficiently and have more time to creatively develop the project.

Thank you for your support!

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    A digital HD copy of Twice Upon a Time! + Digital HD copy of 5 Minutes Each, critically acclaimed and internationally awarded film of the same authors!

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    Signed print of the art work from Twice Upon a Time + digital copy of Twice Upon a Time + digital HD copy of 5 Minutes Each, critically acclaimed and internationally awarded film of the same authors!

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    Blu-ray copy of the film + 3 signed prints of Twice Upon a Time artwork + digital HD files of 5 Minutes Each and Twice Upon a Time

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    Original hand drawn artwork of Twice Upon a Time by Nikola Stepkovic + the above

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    Executive producer. Your name will appear in the opening credits of the film. You will co-own the rights of the film and will be invited to come to film festivals with other crew members + the above

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