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Thank you, everyone! This whole campaign has been amazing. And none of it would have been possible without you! I'll talk with you all soon, via backers only updates about the film's progress... But for now, again, thank you, for making something strange come to life.
Throughout this campaign, there have been some obvious "big" names that have gotten people excited. But this project has never been about that. This campaign is about a band of artists and supporters of the arts getting together to make something truly smart, and weird, and exactly-what-we-want. No compromises.
And one of those many people joining our project, who is easily one of the most talented people I've met in a long time, is 16 year-old Freya Trefonides from Chicago. You probably haven't heard of Freya, but I know you will.
GIANT SLOTH is her first voice acting in a cartoon, and my short film Daniel in the Factory was one of her first films, but I'm sure these productions are just the start for her. And I'm so glad we can make this thing and give someone like her a well-deserved chance to shine.
Not that Freya doesn't make her own chances to shine: she's co-written and produced plays with a theatre company that she and her teenage friends created and run together and she was just selected for the Chicago Youth Shakespeare Company. Oh, and just take a minute to listen to her play and sing. Wow:
So, yes, we have some crazy amazing people who have been in giant films and television show. But the point is: it's a whole group of crazy amazing people. And we think you're pretty amazing for coming along with us and believing in this thing we're making.
We've got a couple hours left! Share this story. Share the campaign. Let's make great art, great stories, great worlds together. Nobody can stop us. Freya's proof of that. You're all proof of that.
With a head full of hope and thanks,