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A uniquely stylized CG animated film based on the short story "The Price" by award-winning author Neil Gaiman. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on December 1, 2010.

A uniquely stylized CG animated film based on the short story "The Price" by award-winning author Neil Gaiman.

About this project

This story truly inspired me, and I want to share my vision of it with as many people as possible. I am using a variety of different techniques to create a short CG film that has the feeling of a graphic novel come-to-life ... more 2½D than typical 3D animation. Using richly designed and highly detailed 3D character models and environments, images will be beautifully rendered and 'filmed' with a virtual 3D camera. Atmospheric effects like lens flares, steam, dust and sunbeams, etc., along with other special effects will help add depth and texture to each scene; camera movements and focal lengths will also provide a distinctive cinematic look.

The film is wonderfully narrated by author Neil Gaiman (a real treat in and of itself), who has been highly supportive of this project right from my first email (over 4 years ago). My hope is to finish by spring/summer of 2011 and to enter "The Price" in several film festivals.

The money raised through Kickstarter will be used to create all of the designs, high-end 3D models, original music, special effects & titles, as well as for the process of combining all of these elements: rendering, compositing, sound design and editing. There are also hardware and software needs in order for me to create everything at high resolution (2K) so that the finished film will be able to screen theatrically.

Please visit for more details and to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The Price" by following my production journal. It will feature regular video-blog posts as well as production artwork and other updates.

What more can I say? I am thrilled beyond words at this opportunity and can't wait to get started -- but I can't do it without your help!!!



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    For our minimum donation you'll win our heart-felt gratitude as well as online credit for the world to see at

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    A digital download of the finished film that you can enjoy on your computer or mobile device is our way of sharing the joy of making this project possible.

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    We'll send you a special edition DVD copy of the film -- not available anywhere else! This package includes an exclusive video interview with author Neil Gaiman, as well as a custom-designed sticker signed by director Christopher Salmon.

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    Along with the DVD package mentioned above, you'll receive a limited edition poster featuring artwork and imagery from the movie; suitable for framing.

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    For the fan who wants to see "The Price" at its very best, we'll send you the Special Edition Blu-Ray combo pack (featuring Blu-Ray, DVD and digital copies of the film). This collection also contains an expanded interview with Neil Gaiman and several behind-the-scenes features revealing exactly how this unique film was created -- all made available exclusively to our supporters.

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    This package combines the amazing Blu-Ray combo with the limited edition print for the ultimate collector's set.

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    What could be better than having the reward package described above? Having them both signed by author Neil Gaiman and director Christopher Salmon, of course!

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    Want to get your name onscreen with us? This donation makes you a bona-fide "Associate Producer" on the film! But wait, it gets better: along with the signed Blu-Ray combo and poster, you'll also receive a special gift pack of official Neil Gaiman merchandise from!

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    For the ultimate Neil Gaiman fan, there really is only one way possible to top the last reward, right? You'll attend a special theatrical screening of "The Price" in Boston, where you can sit in the VIP section with none other than author Neil Gaiman and director Christopher Salmon and enjoy the film on the big screen! While this doesn't include transportation, you can bring a guest and you'll get everything from the $1000 reward package as well -- very cool!!!

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