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A feature length, CGI animated film of The Pilgrim's Progress. Campaign #3 The much awaited scene where Christian loses his burden.
A feature length, CGI animated film of The Pilgrim's Progress. Campaign #3 The much awaited scene where Christian loses his burden.
342 backers pledged $42,146 to help bring this project to life.

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We are partnering with GodTube, GodVine, and GodUpdates to bring you one of the most anticipated scenes of The Pilgrim's Progress!

About the Scene:

 

When the weight of Christian's burden is at it's greatest he comes to a crossroads where he has to choose which path to take. The widening, lush PASSION PASSAGE or steep, treacherous PATIENCE PATH.

"...ponder the things you have learned that they may prod your sides and lead you to the place your heart so longs for...",

As Christian fights his way up the hill via PATIENCE PATH, the road narrows in on him and his burden becomes unbearable to carry. He needed to exchange that crushing weight of sin on his back for a redemption that he himself could not provide. Then Christian reaches a crucial moment in his life when he finally finds the redemption he hungered for. He sees light coming through the clouds ahead and the burden he has been carrying on his back is finally loosed from his shoulders where it rolls into a large cave as if buried in a tomb.

With the weight on his back finally gone, Christian celebrates his freedom, unaware that the journey ahead is a difficult one, and he has yet to face Apollyon!

The Pilgrim's Progress: A Kickstarter Success

JOIN THE TEAM! Help bring the impact of CGI Animation to one of the greatest stories of all time. The Pilgrim's Progress!

Our first two Kickstarter campaigns were a great success with over 1,300 backers! With the funds collected we have nearly completed the Swamp of Despondency scene, have finished a preliminary trailer (see below), have nearly finished the scene where Christian first discovers the "Book", and are producing the scene with the Worldly Wiseman. We are now ready to animate the scene where Christian loses his burden!

Together we will impact a new generation with a story that has had a forever impression on lives for over 300 years.

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, we are producing the first-ever, CGI, feature-length film of The Pilgrim's Progress.

Sneak Peak

Experience the exceptional quality of our production by viewing the preliminary trailer FUNDED through our first Kickstarter campaign!

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What Others are Saying…

  • "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 
  • “I love this book and can't wait for this animated version to be released. I believe it will be a blessing to you, your children and grandchildren.” –James Dobson, Ph.D. 
  • “One of my all-time favorite books. Cool to see.” –Jefferson Bethke 
  • “We at AFA applaud this CGI animation of John Bunyan's timeless classic, The Pilgrim's Progress.” –Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association 
  •  “Our founder, Richard Wurmbrand smuggled the book, The Pilgrim’s Progress, to the Russian underground church. Now we will be able to deliver this film version to persecuted Christian around the world!” –Jim Dau, President, The Voice of the Martyrs 
  •  “This is an amazing project and we will spread its distribution to the mass network of Chinese house churches.” –Bob Fu, Founder and President, China Aid; author God’s Double Agent 
  • “We believe your family will love the finished product!” –Ryan Dobson

Why Kickstarter?

As the producers of this incredible new film, we are seeking backers to invest in key scenes. This will enable us to keep the production on track and allow you (the backers) to receive exclusive rewards and go on this adventure with us. It also allows us to share this amazing venture with you!

Many aspects of the production have already been completed:

  • Script is done
  • Characters are developed
  • Backgrounds are nearly complete

Animation is well underway and WE NEED YOUR HELP to take this powerful production across the finish line.

Check out this sample test render...

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Your Invitation

For a limited time, you can become part of the team transforming John Bunyan's classic and God-inspired work, The Pilgrim's Progress, into a cutting-edge CGI animated movie.

As scenes are animated, we will share them with you, our backers, give you credit for your specific role, and provide you with tools to share the project with others. Grab your own backstage pass to watch the story come to life!

Timeline

This project is far beyond the idea stage. We have already invested a substantial amount over the past two years, and with your help, the project will soon become a reality! We anticipate the film will be finished in 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 be a part of making it possible.

What’s Next?

After we exceed the initial $37,500.00 goal (the funds needed to finish the scene where Christian loses his burden), 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!

A Global Impact

Commitments have ALREADY been made to fund translations into NO LESS THAN 20 key languages for the mission field. Our CGI film of The Pilgrim's Progress movie will be FREE to the international missions community to evangelize and encourage the nations!

With over 20 languages funded so far, you will be part of a global movement that will impact the lives of millions!

Exclusive Rewards

 

Short Sleeve T-shirt Reward: If despair has kept us caged then surely hope can set us free.
Short Sleeve T-shirt Reward: If despair has kept us caged then surely hope can set us free.

 

Long-sleeve T-shirt Reward
Long-sleeve T-shirt Reward

 

Full-zip Light Hoodie Reward
Full-zip Light Hoodie Reward

 

Limited Edition Gold and Black Director's Hat
Limited Edition Gold and Black Director's Hat

 

Vintage Canvas Rucksack (Backpack) Reward.
Vintage Canvas Rucksack (Backpack) Reward.

 

Christian's Sword, $9,500 Reward Level
Christian's Sword, $9,500 Reward Level

 

Faithful's Sword: $10,000 Reward Level
Faithful's Sword: $10,000 Reward Level

What Can You Do?

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!

Every Tweet, Facebook post and share, Instagram photo, Snapchat story, Pinterest Pin, Email, Phone Call and conversation with your network brings us all closer to the completion of this powerful tool for the Kingdom! Please share, and share generously!

We’ll provide updates and give you something to talk about!

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

Be Social

Follow along with us on Facebook for updates and behind the scenes sneak peaks as "The Pilgrim's Progress" comes to life in CGI animation. facebook.com/PilgrimsProgressMovie/ #PilgrimsProgressMovie

 

                                       

Risks and challenges

We are committed to seeing 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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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    Receive a digital copy of the scene where Christian loses his burden and credit as an Associate Producer of the scene!

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    Receive a LIMITED EDITION gold & black director’s hat (only available prior to film release) along with the scene where Christian loses his burden with your name in producer's credit, and your copy of the film on release.

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    Receive a short-sleeve Pilgrim's Progress T-shirt in your size (small to xx-large) along with the scene where Christian loses his burden with your name in producer's credit, and your copy of the film on release.

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    Receive a Pilgrim's Progress Long-Sleeve T-shirt in your size (small to xx-large) along with the scene where Christian loses his burden with your name in producer's credit, and your copy of the film on release.

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    PRODUCER + Full-zip Light Hoodie

    Receive a full-zip light Pilgrim's Progress hoodie in your size (small to x-large) along with the scene where Christian loses his burden with your name in producer's credit, and your copy of the film on release.

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    Receive a short-sleeve Pilgrim's Progress T-shirt and a limited edition Pilgrim's Progress director's hat, along with the scene where Christian loses his burden with your name in producer's credit, and your copy of the film on release.

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    PRODUCER + Long-Sleeve T-Shirt + Hat

    Receive a long-sleeve Pilgrim's Progress T-shirt and a limited edition Pilgrim's Progress director's hat, along with the scene where Christian loses his burden with your name in producer's credit, and your copy of the film on release.

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    Producer + Vintage Travel Rucksack

    Receive a LIMITED EDITION vintage canvas travel rucksack embroidered with the Pilgrim's Progress logo. You will also name listed as producer in the credits for the scene where Christian loses his burden, and your copy of the film on release.

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    PRODUCER + Case of 12 DVDs

    12 DVDs of the completed film to share with your friends and family along with the scene where Christian loses his burden with your name in producer's credit, and your copy of the film on release.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    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 Blu-ray.

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    DIRECTOR

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

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    Receive a limited edition, early release of the completed film (digital) reserved for critique! Strictly limited, ACT NOW!

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + Attend Premiere!

    Two tickets to attend the premiere showing of the completed film in Dallas, Texas! (Travel expenses are NOT included.)

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    CREATIVE DIRECTOR

    Receive pre-releases of ALL 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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    Animator For A Day

    Be an actual animator of the film, The Pilgrim's Progress, for a day! 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 working on an actual animated film.

    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.

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    Animator For 3 Days

    Be an actual animator of The Pilgrim's Progress, for 3 days! 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.

    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.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + Pilgrim's Sword

    Full-size replica of Pilgrim's sword used in the film! The sword will be handcrafted by a master swordsmith in London, England. 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.

    This exclusive item is only available until the completion of the film!

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + Faithful's Sword

    Full-size replica of Faithful's sword used in the film! The sword will be handcrafted by a master swordsmith in London, England. 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.

    This exclusive item is only available until the completion of the film!

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Funding period

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