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Coal and Rose's happy life and love are in danger. The envious wizard Magmas will stop at nothing to win Rose's affection.
Coal and Rose's happy life and love are in danger. The envious wizard Magmas will stop at nothing to win Rose's affection.
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Hello world, my name is Jonny Rice, thank you for checking out my Kickstarter! I'm beyond ecstatic to finally be doing this! 

I want to make it clear that I am not affiliated with Mojang (the creators of Minecraft) I am just a super fan of Minecraft with a wild imagination. 

Lovecraft is proof that dreams can come true. I am a video game artist and have been involved in the production of several machinima projects and I had the rare and wonderful opportunity to write and direct a show of my own. You can watch the pilot episode right here!

I'm here on Kickstarter to raise the funds to pay for episodes 2-6. It wont even cost that much to make...

Where your contributions will be going.

What makes Lovecraft so special...

  • It's got Romance, Adventure, Humor, and Suspense
  • It's made by a professional machinima maker and video game artist Jonny Rice.
  • It's a unique, up-and-coming style of animation.
  • It's got high production value; professional actors in a real studio! 
  • It's made by fans for fans with great attention to Minecraft details.  
  • It's entertaining for girls and boys of all ages!
  • It features a strong female character.
Adventure!
Adventure!

Romance!
Romance!

Suspense!
Suspense!
A Cooking Show!?!  =P
A Cooking Show!?! =P

The Plan

  • Raise $3,000.00 or more using Kickstarter!
  • Create awesome rewards for awesome backers!
  • Finish filming episode 2. (75% done)
  • Draw storyboards for episodes 3-6.
  • Start filming episodes 3-6 (Marathon sessions of Minecraft on my personal server with nephews and friends)
  • Record dialogue.
  • Edit footage.
  • Sound design.
  • Upload to Machinima Realm Channel.
  • Make the world a more loving place.

Stretch Goals

1. If we reach $4,500 we will have enough to fund another 6 episode season of Lovecraft and give some bonuses to my hard working voice actors! Season 2 is not written yet but I've got tons of ideas bubbling up all the time that I just wont be able to fit into season 1; more characters, more stories, more love!

2. If we can raise $6,000 then season 3 will be funded and Lovecraft can expand and continue beyond our wildest dreams!

https://twitter.com/RiceJonny

Risks and challenges

1. The biggest risk is how much time I will have to spend writing, filming, storyboarding, building, and editing this whole project BUT, I know it will be worth it when it's finally complete. =D

2. Running out of steam; Lovecraft is going to take lots of energy! I plan on combating fatigue with copious amounts of coffee and the occasional power nap with my dog Huey not to mention I have an endless amount of support from my wonderful wife and muse Anna.

3. Scheduling recording time that works for the actors and myself will take some acute planning but I think we can knock out all of the dialogue in a single session!

4. Making machinima is very complicated and also very fun, I'm a bit nervous but I'm also totally thrilled to dive into this headfirst and see how good I can make it and then I get to share it with the whole world. (I'm so lucky!!!)

I'm committed to making Lovecraft. I'm no stranger to creating machinima videos and working long hours. I am filling multiple challenging roles while making Lovecraft, I'll have to rely mostly on myself to make it happen. I'm excited and I am up to the task!

Thank you in advance for your time and support.

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    WOOD: Credit Mention; Coal, Rose, and Magmas Skins.

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    STONE:The above rewards plus:
    Original Lovecraft postcard with a personalized message from Jonny Rice mailed to you!

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    COAL: The above rewards plus:

    Expanded Skins of Coal, Rose and Magmas; Original Lovecraft desktop wallpaper.

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    IRON: The above rewards plus:

    Autographed DVD of all 6 episodes upon completion; Lovecraft button; Lovecraft sticker.

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    GOLD: The above rewards plus:

    Autographed Lovecraft poster; Get involved in Lovecraft during production of new episodes! Special credit mention as set designer and/or puppeteer.

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    RED STONE: The above rewards plus:

    Original Lovecraft T-Shirt. Wear it and feel the love!

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    EMERALD: The above rewards plus:

    Customized Minecraft character skin made by Jonny Rice.

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    DIAMOND: The above rewards plus:

    Invitation to exclusive online release party with the director; includes hour long game play in Lovecraft sets.

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    ROSE: The above rewards plus:

    Script and storyboards from Episode 1 mailed to you; Autographed special edition Lovecraft poster; Lunch with Lovecraft in Los Angeles (airfare/travel expenses not included).

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