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When we find ourselves in a place where we don't quite know who we are

"We're all mad here"

Wonderland is an experimental short film about a young woman struggling to decipher what is real and what is make believe. On her journey to find answers she discovers a parallel world out of the ordinary... or is it?

"Adventures first... explanations take such a dreadful time"

This film is loosely based on Alice in Wonderland.  As the story unfolds, you will find a girl who uses her subconscious to deal with her problems in reality.  By using a mixture of live action footage and stop motion animation, the film creates an illusion of reality.  However, it is up to you, the viewer, to decide where fiction and reality merge. 

What I love about Alice is that she captures the true essence of childhood and proves that our imaginations can take us any where at any time.  The responsibilities of adult life have not tainted us in our visions.

The team hopes this film will inspire people to discover their inner child and allow the viewer to be transported into another world – a world of their own little wonderland.

"Oh me! Oh my! I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!"

We are expecting to finish this 10-minute film sometime in the fall of 2014.  We will film the live action footage early this fall, while the animation team works on finalizing puppets and set designs.

We anticipate three days of filming for the live action segments of the film. Once that is complete, the team will begin building sets and puppets for the stop motion portion.  Animation is scheduled to begin early Spring 2014 with a goal of post-production next fall. 

As a contributor to this lengthy process, you will receive updates on the film’s progress, allowing you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a short film.

Behind-the-scenes look at making the Kickstarter campaign
Behind-the-scenes look at making the Kickstarter campaign

"Time is gold"

Unfortunately, like everything in life, this project costs money.  As young up and comers, we are in need of your support to make a go of this project.  All the money raised from Kickstarter will go towards purchasing the supplies needed to bring this film to life.  That includes production supplies, equipment, location permits and a lengthy list of "must haves" to create armatures, faces, costumes, miniature sets, etc.  Your investment will ensure that this film gets completed. Together, we will take creative risks and deliver a unique vision.

"Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction" 

How does Kickstarter work? A project will not get funding unless we reach our entire goal of $6,000. Therefore, your account will not be charged unless our goal is met. It is all or nothing!!

All backers receive a reward based on their contribution amount. With a flat rate contribution of $10 you will receive access to a password-protected blog site with updates and behind the scenes footage of the production.  All financial backers will be the first to receive a copy of the completed film in the available format of their choice dependent on the contribution's reward level. The rewards are listed by characters in the film so check out what your favorite Wonderland character is offering.  

For more information feel free to contact us at kickstarter@thewonderlandfilm.com.  Remember this project won't get funded unless we reach our goal, so please help us out.  Every dollar counts!

Thank you for your support.  It is very much appreciated!

"Off with their heads"

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

A tricky part for this project is being able to sync the live action footage up with the stop motion animation. I plan to film the live action first so that I can use the footage as reference for the stop motion. Hopefully everything will go smoothly, but it will take a great amount of time and patience.

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