As I am sure you can tell by the title, Future Gun is a loose parody of Winnie the Pooh...very loose. It's about a boy who has undergone a medical tragedy, but instead of dealing with his situation, he escapes to a world of his own making. That being said, this story is light-hearted and twisted.
Roon is a 10-year old boy and our main character. His bleak reality bleeds into his fantasy world as he strives to find hope. Partnered with animated toys from his bedroom, Roon discovers a talking gun from the future and struggles to stay one step ahead of a murderous ice cream truck driver.
I'd like to tell you that it all comes out fine in the end, but without funding, only the animation team will ever know.
Preproduction is complete on the animated short, "Future Gun". The script, storyboards, the voice recording and the character concepts are in the can. The money that we are asking for is what is needed to finish production. The project was started in 2010, but delayed due to the fact that the the lead animator started a family and was working double time to keep them in Pampers and stylish onesies. Funding will give us an opportunity to complete the animation, record the soundtrack, and begin entering animation and film festivals.
So, you are probably asking yourself, "What's in it for me?"
$10 ~ Promotional Media
You can take your pick from a digital download of the soundtrack or a PDF coloring book of the story of Future Gun.
$15 ~ Digital Download of FUTURE GUN
This is the soft version of what this whole project is all about. You can download the final project in all of its animated glory.
$25 ~ The DVD Package
A shiny disc full of my dreams will show up at your house. Filled with so much content that the disc will probably be heavier than regular DVDs. You'll probably want to fortify your DVD or BluRay player, as it won't be accustom to the shear volume of content.
$50 ~ Limited Edition Future Gun Print
The print will be numbered, signed and handsome.
$70 ~ What you would look like in the world of Future Gun
We'll cartoon-ize you so you look like a character in our short. You will received a digital copy of your avatar which will be displayed prominently in the thank you section of the credits.
$100 ~ T-Shirt and DVD, together at last
The classiest t-shirt you will own...featuring Future Gun's main characters.
$150 ~ Unique Art
You pick the character who you relate with the most and a member of our animation team will create a piece of themed art. One-of-a-kind and tasteful.
$1,000 ~ Title Means Everything
You are now an Associate Producer for this project. If this short goes out and makes a name for itself...well, then so do you. You can tell people that you were the backbone of the project and we'll just nod along.
Risks and challenges
At this point the script is complete, the storyboards are done, the character designs are finalized and the voice recordings have been recorded and edited. We have pulled in a number of local artists to help animate some of the minor characters and create some unbelievable backgrounds. The bulk of what is left of the project is the animation and soundtrack.
We have a dedicated team who are committed to this project. While our lead animator has plenty of experience, we are bringing on illustrators new to animation. This is our main challenge, but we believe their artistic ability far outweighs their inexperience.
A digital download of the soundtrack. Thousands of hours of listening excitement**, as well as your name in the credits, because we love you that much.
** Thousands of hours considering you play the soundtrack using the Repeat feature.
A digital download of the finished project, as well as your name in the credits. You will be given access to a download of the short so you can pause it on your name and brag to your friends. You know you will.
THE DVD PACKAGE!!! You will receive a jam packed DVD with the finished short, a making-of featurette and the soundtrack. As well as any other items that the production manager can put together. We'll include the PDF Coloring Book download and your name in the short.
An Avatar in your likeness. Send us a picture and we'll show you what you would look like if you lived in the world of Future Gun. You will receive, by email, your avatar in the file type of your choice. If you approve, your avatar will show up in a special thank you section during the credits. Additionally, you will receive the DVD and Coloring Book PDF.
T-Shirt/DVD Combo Pack. You will receive one T-Shirt in the size of your choice featuring Future Gun's main characters. Stylish enough to wear to weddings or bar mitzvahs. As well as the DVD and Coloring Book PDF.
You will receive a one-of-a-kind piece of original art including the character of your choice by a member of the animation staff. Since you are so generous, please also take a DVD and the PDF Coloring Book download.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER! You've made it to the big time. This may (or may not) help you get your name in IMDB. You'll get credited as an Associate Producer, and all of the previously mentioned goodies. Thank you!