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The first ever, feature length CGI animated film, of the world's 2nd most important book in history - The Pilgrim's Progress.
The first ever, feature length CGI animated film, of the world's 2nd most important book in history - The Pilgrim's Progress.
909 backers pledged $62,619 to help bring this project to life.

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The Pilgrim's Progress CGI Animation

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Help Fund a Scene of the New CGI Animation of The Pilgrim's Progress!

If you know the story, you surely LOVE the story! For over 300 years, The Pilgrim's Progress has been one of the most beloved allegories of all time. In 1978, Liam Neeson launched his acting career by starring as "Evangelist" in a live-action version of The Pilgrim's Progress. In 2008, Danny Carrales produced and directed a modern-day adaptation. And now, our studio is producing the first-ever, CGI, feature-length film of The Pilgrim's Progress.

"I am over the moon that Pilgrim's Progress is coming out as a feature length CGI animated film. Please financially support this wonderful project. The quality is breathtaking. It is so timely and so needed." -- Ray Comfort

We have already completed many aspects of the production. The script is done. The characters are developed and the backgrounds are nearly complete. We are now in fast and furious mode on the animation, and we need fans like you to help us take this incredible and timeless production across the finish line!

You can experience the exceptional quality of our production by viewing the sample test render below...

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For a limited time, we are inviting fans of John Bunyan's classic and God-inspired work, The Pilgrim's Progress, to become part of our team in transforming it into a cutting-edge CGI animation. 

Our goal is simple. We are seeking backers to invest in key scenes of the film. This will enable us to keep production on track while rewarding each of those who invest. As scenes are animated, we will share them with our backers, give them credit for their specific role, and provide them with the resources to share the project with others. Each backer will have their own backstage pass to watch the story come to life. 

The first scene we are offering to crowd-fund is the classic, "Swamp of Despondency", or as the purest Pilgrims call it, "The Slough of Despond." The swamp scene is really a turning point in the film where two characters meet their first obstacle, and must decide whether to journey on, or turn back...which would you choose?

Background art for the Swamp of Despondency
Background art for the Swamp of Despondency

Backers of this scene will receive a copy of the scene to share on social media, recognition in the credits (of the scene), and may also receive a copy of the finished DVD, custom T-shirts, an exclusive invitation to the premiere showing, the experience of being an actual animator of the film at our studio in Costa Rica... or maybe even receive a sword used in the film! (Rewards are contingent on the pledge level.) 

This project is far beyond the idea stage. We have already invested over $1 million in the past two years, and with your help, the project will soon become a reality.  With God's help, the film will be finished in early 2018. 

Please invest generously and share this history-making opportunity with your friends. This will be the first-ever, quality animation of the epic story, The Pilgrim's Progress, and you and your family will know that you played a role in making it possible. 

After we exceed the initial $45,000.00 goal (the funds needed to finish the "Swamp of Despondency" scene), we will continue to offer and produce more scenes, until the film is completed.

Together, we can bring the highest quality, animated version of one of the most important and influential stories in history, to life! 

AND EVEN MORE EXCITING... We have also received commitments to fund translations into NO LESS THAN 20 key languages for the mission field. Our CGI film of The Pilgrim's Progress will be FREE to the international missions community to evangelize and encourage the nations! 

Please join us in making the first-ever, feature-length, CGI animation of The Pilgrim's Progress, available to the world! And please share this incredible opportunity with your friends, family and professional network.

A feature-length CGI animation of The Pilgrim's Progress is coming soon! And you will have a part in making it happen! 

Steve Cleary - Executive Producer, The Pilgrim's Progress

Watch the video below to see our studio's work in determining the consistency of the mud in the Swamp of Despondency! 

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(Yes, our animators may be having too much fun:-) ) 

Faithful's Sword, available for backers at the $10,000.00 level.
Faithful's Sword, available for backers at the $10,000.00 level.

 

Christian's Sword, available to backers at the $10,000.00 level.
Christian's Sword, available to backers at the $10,000.00 level.

 Below are the two T-shirt options. 

 

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We are committed to see this film to completion. We did not raise money first. We put our own money into the project to bring it this far and now we are looking for others to join with us. With backers from Kickstarter fans we will complete the film in a timely manner. Thank you for partnering with us!

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    Be an Associate Producer.

    Receive a digital copy of the scene and credit as an Associate Producer of the scene!

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    Be a Producer.

    For $25.00 you can be a Producer of a scene of the CGI animation of The Pilgrim's Progress. You will receive a Producer's credit of the scene, PLUS a digital download of the scene AND the film, when completed.

    Includes:
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    • A Digital Copy of the Completed Film (Est. April, 2018)
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    Receive a DVD of the Film.

    Along with the producer's credit/reward, you will receive a DVD copy of the entire film when completed!

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    • A DVD Copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (Est. April, 2018)
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    Receive a Blue-ray DVD of the Film.

    Along with the Producer's credit/reward, you will receive a Blue-ray DVD copy of the entire film when completed!

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    • A Digital Copy of the Completed Scene
    • A Blue-ray Copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (Est. April, 2018)
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    Receive Two DVDs of the Film.

    Along with the producer's credit/reward, you will receive TWO DVD copies of the entire film when completed.

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    • A DVD Copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (Est. April, 2018)
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    Receive a Short-Sleeve T-Shirt.

    Pledge $85.00 and we will send you a short- sleeve limited edition Pilgrim's Progress T-shirt in your size (small to x-large) along with your digital copy of the scene and a DVD of the completed film.

    Includes:
    • A Digital Copy of the Completed Scene
    • A DVD Copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (Est. April, 2018)
    • Pilgrim's Progress Short-Sleeve T-Shirt (June 2017)
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    Receive a Long-Sleeve T-Shirt.

    Pledge $100.00 and we will send you a long-sleeve limited edition Pilgrim's Progress T-shirt in your size (small to x-large) along with a digital copy of the scene and a DVD of the completed film.

    Includes:
    • A Digital Copy of the Completed Scene
    • A DVD Copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (Est. April, 2018)
    • Pilgrim's Progress Long Sleeve T-shirt (June, 2017)
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    Receive a Case of DVDs!

    Select this level and receive 12 DVDs of the completed film to share with your friends and family.

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    • A Case (12) Copies of The Pilgrim's Progress
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    Be an Executive Producer.

    You will receive a digital copy of the scene with your name listed as an Executive Producer. You will also receive a DVD of the completed film in your choice of regular DVD or Blue-ray.

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    • A DVD Copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (Est. April, 2018)
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    Be a Director.

    You will receive a digital copy of the scene with your name listed as a Director. You will also receive a DVD of the film, once completed, in your choice of regular DVD or Blue-ray.

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    • A DVD Copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (Est. April, 2018)
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    Special Pre-Release of the Film.

    Select this level and you will receive a limited edition, early release of the completed film (digital) to offer critiques. Because this level is limited, ACT NOW!

    Includes:
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    • A DVD Copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (Est. April, 2018)
    • A Pre-Release Version of the Film for Critique (Digital Only)
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    Attend the Premiere!

    Along with a DVD copy of the film you will be invited to attend the premiere showing of the film in Dallas, Texas! Travel expenses are NOT included.

    Includes:
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    • A DVD Copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (Est. April, 2018)
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    Be a Creative Director.

    Backers at this level will receive pre-releases of ALL the primary scenes for creative input. Credit will be given on the individual scenes as they are made available. This is a very limited opportunity to be a part of the creative team for the entire film.

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    • A DVD Copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (Est. April, 2018)
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    Be an Animator for a Day!

    Select this reward and, for a day, you can be an actual animator of the film, The Pilgrim's Progress! All expenses will be paid for you and a companion to travel to our studio in San Jose, Costa Rica where you will sit beside one of our key animators and help animate an actual scene of the film! You will be working with the leading animation software and receive a real world experience of what it's like to work on an actual animated film. Again, this reward includes all reasonable travel expenses for you and a companion (shared room). As one of our limited rewards, this opportunity is ONLY available to 7 participants. This would make an incredible gift for an aspiring CGI animator.

    The reward is for U.S. residents who speak English, and/or Spanish. For interested backers outside the USA, please contact us.

    Includes:
    • A Digital Copy of the Completed Scene
    • A Blue-ray Copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (Est. April, 2018)
    • Animator's Credit for the Entire Film!!!
    • Animator's Credit for the Scene
    • Be an Animator for 1 day. (Must use 4/1/2017 - 12/15/2017)
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    Be an Animator for 3 Days!

    Select this reward and, for 3 days, you can be an actual animator of The Pilgrim's Progress! All expenses will be paid for you and a companion to travel to our studio in San Jose, Costa Rica where you will sit beside one of our key animators and help animate an actual scene of the film. You will be working with the leading animation software and receive real world experience of what it's like to work on an actual animated film. Again, this reward includes all reasonable travel expenses for you and a companion (shared room). As one of our limited rewards, this opportunity is ONLY available to 5 participants. This would make an incredible gift for an aspiring CGI animator.

    The reward is for USA residents who speak English and or Spanish. For interested participants outside the USA, please contact us.

    Includes:
    • A Digital Copy of the Completed Scene
    • A Blue-ray Copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (Est. April, 2018)
    • Be an Animator for 3 Days (Must use 4/1/2017 - 12/15/2017)
    • Animator's Credit for the Entire Film!!!
    • Animator's Credit for the Scene
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    Receive a Replica of Pilgrim's Sword.

    At this reward level, we will commission an actual replica of Pilgrim's sword used in the film. The sword will be handcrafted by a master swordsmith in London, England. This exclusive reward is only available until the completion of the film. The sword will be a full- size, one-handed sword and is sure to become a collector's piece. A certificate of authenticity will accompany each sword.

    Includes:
    • A Digital Copy of the Completed Scene
    • A DVD Copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (Est. April, 2018)
    • A Replica of Pilgrim's Sword
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    Receive a Replica of Faithful's Sword.

    At this reward level, we will commission an actual replica of Faithful's sword used in the film. The sword will be handcrafted by a master swordsmith in London, England. This exclusive reward is only available until the completion of the film. The sword will be a full- size one-handed sword and is sure to become a collector's piece. A certificate of authenticity will accompany each sword.

    Includes:
    • A Digital Copy of the Completed Scene
    • A DVD Copy of The Pilgrim's Progress (Est. April, 2018)
    • A Replica of Faithful's Sword
    • Executive Producer's Credit of the Completed Scene
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