The Beneficials - Heroes of the Soil
5 Superheroes emerge from the forest to try to save a farmer's food crops from an epic invasion - Educational & Entertaining!
IT'S TIME FOR NEW HEROES!
MAKE NO MISTAKE!
This story isn't JUST for kids. Though the video may not be animated, the 2-hour video/audio punches plenty of exciting twists, thrills, laughs, and a huge tear-jerker. It'll definitely be a popcorn event. :)
What are Hollywood superheroes teaching our kids today?
- You have to possess super human abilities to become a hero
- How to beat up others who seemingly have human qualities
- Superheroes only exist in movies, etc.
Even though the intentions are good (for some movies), it teaches them about a world that doesn't exist, at a very early age. Kids are completely distracted and disconnected from where all wealth and health come from, the soil.
I want to show everyone something different!
I want to show them a REAL world, a world of ordinary beings with extraordinary abilities. I want to show kids how plants need a hero too and when our food becomes extraordinary, we do too.
Hermi (our main character) lives in a beautiful forest. He’s just a young worm with big ambitions of being like his parents who’ve made plants extraordinary. So, he sets out one day to do just that.
During his adventure in the forest, a HUGE storm washes him out into an unfamiliar place. A place everyone warned him to stay away from, THE CORN FIELD!
After the storm, he finds himself lost and in a desolate land containing almost no life within the soil. He’s accosted by HUGE scary corn stalks.
He notices something bizarre about the corn and the strange land he's in. "This isn't anything like the forest." He whispered to himself. "There's something wrong with this place."
Hermi desperately needs to get back home, find his forest friends, and try to help save the maze community from dangerous pests and chemicals. While trying to accomplish this dangerous mission, a new kind of superhero is born...
My goal in this story is to teach kids and adults about real-life beneficial heroes of the soil like,
- Nematodes &
in a way I've never done before. It might actually be the very first message of it's kind.
Each real-life organism has a purpose and place in the soil-food-web benefiting plants, and now, KIDS ARE GOING TO LEARN this without even knowing it!
Kids will be wildly entertained for 2 Hours in the video book and through other media methods.
I've been worm farming/composting for several years and created several publishings (including my last successful KickStarter) that educate everyone, from kids to adults. I teach them how to create the best soil amendment a plant could ever need to grow healthy with big fruit. No need for chemical fertilizers ANYMORE!
However, in order to bring this project to life, I'm going to need my own hero, YOU!
Help me raise money for...
1. The 2-Hour DVD Which Includes...
- Custom Illustrations and the Commercial Rights
(under 50 Illustrations)
- Commercial Rights to Professionally Created Music Score
(31 tracks worth 1 hr & 10 min)
- Commercial Rights to use Professional Sound Effects
2. A Condensed Storybook for Kids, 8x10, Full Color, Hardback
book (about 50 pgs...?)
3. Condensed Storybook for Kids w/Audio CD, Narration, Music, Sound
Effects, etc., sound will bing when it's time to turn the page.
This story isn't just for gardeners or anyone wanting to learn how to create the best fertile soil naturally, it's for ANYONE who wants to hear a wonderful story with a superhero ending.
I need your help to bring many more illustrations to life. So, if you love the trailer, love the idea, and love education coupled with entertainment, then you'll ABSOLUTELY love the story.
I will keep you updated as the Campaign progresses. Make sure you click the "Follow Along" button to stay up-to-date.
Check out the Rewards!
If you don't understand what some of the eBooks (rewards) are, click the link below to read about them.
About My Previous Books
More to come!
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Get Ready to Grow Something Amazing!
Watch Anywhere in the World! With Vimeo On Demand
The Full Illustrated Video - About 2 hours of entertainment
The Beneficials Hardback Book
The Worm Farming Revolution eBook - worm composting and successful gardening
Stay tuned... :)
Risks and challenges
The story is completely written and all music score lined up. So, those challenges have been overcome. The challenges now are...
1. Continue to draw several illustrations
These illustrations are hand-drawn, very detailed, and time-consuming, even for just 1 drawing. The other challenge is to be able to communicate to the illustrator HOW I want them to look and feel.
This involves me actually drawing on paper (I Suck!) and taking photographs of poses. It takes up a great deal of time even on my side, let alone, what I actually want drawn. Did I mention it's a lot of money to do several illustrations professionally? :)
2. My next greatest challenge is the narrating of each character.
Let's just say there are over 12 characters FOR SURE! I don't want to give too much away ;)
This involves great sound and good equipment and a lot of takes.
3. I'll need my editor to make corrections on the manuscript
4. Line up the music and sound effects properly
5. Begin the video editing
6. Convert everything into the proper media
7. Publish the book, DVD's, and CD's
8. Hopefully be ready all by May :)
I'm counting that my last successful Kickstarter proves my ability and the trailer shows you what I can do. I will be working on a sample of what you can expect in the audio narration. So stay tuned.
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