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pledged of $10,500pledged of $10,500 goal
47
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 20 2014 11:15 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hi Everyone!

I'm Sukey Molloy. I'm an award winning recording artist, creator of the Sukey's Circle! DVD series, and founder of PlayMove&Sing Inc.

When I founded my company in 2006, I began creating music, video, puppets, audio picture books, and teaching programs for the very young. I never thought I would have seven award winning CDs and DVDs as I do now! To date, my work has received the following awards for which I'm very proud:

  • Children's Music Web Award
  • NAPPA Honors Award
  • Preferred Choice Award
  • Mom's Choice Gold Award
  • Parents' Choice Silver Award

My Sukey's Circle! Vol. 3: Mini Series currently airs on BabyFirst television, and I am very excited about launching my first fundraising campaign. I hope you will help me raise the $10,500 needed to make an all new Vol. 4 Sukey's Circle! Mini Animation DVD. I believe the gentle approach I've discovered in creating Sukey's Circle! offers an important viewing alternative for today's families!

Here are samples of my Sukey's Circle! mini shows that are currently airing on television on BabyFirst.

Until now, I have supported all my creative endeavors with income from teaching, performing, lots of hard work (for no pay), gifts from family, and great generosity from fellow musicians, editors, engineers, animators, and technicians. I need your help now in order to make this all new mini animation series.

Making a new Vol. 4 DVD will enable me to have :

  • 10 new mini shows to broadcast in order to reach a wider audience
  • New product for my distributor, Naxos of America, to release
  • New mini animations for my agent, Great Knight Productions, to pitch
  • A chance to one day produce a full length Sukey's Circle! TV series

What are the steps involved in creating a new series of felt animations for TV and DVD? It's fun, and also a lot of work!

  • First, I create all the original story boards in felt
  • Then, I create and build each individual board scene by scene
  • After that, we photograph each individual element from each board
  • We then design, build and edit each character and scene in stop action
  • And then create motion elements and expression in time with the music
  • We re-master each song to fit in a Sukey's Circle music/video timeline
  • We create individual title pages for each show
  • We then create individual time lines for the digital conversions
  • We convert the timelines from high def to standard def for DVD and TV
  • Edit each of the ten converted animations in Sukey's Circle formats
  • Design the covers and graphic labels
  • Create final master copies
  • Send the master copies out for duplication
  • Release and market through my distributor, Naxos of America

Here are a few of the cover story boards I'll be developing for animation in the new Sukey's Circle! Volume 4 DVD!

And here's a sampling of a few of the songs I'll be featuring on the new Volume 4 animation series.

Cuckoo Bird:

Up in the Tree

 Sunny's Song

 Riding on a Ferry

I love creating children's music, and the accompanying felt art images, characters, and story boards I use in making the animations. It is very special to share this work in schools, libraries, on stage, and with fans all across the country who tell me how much their children love Sukey's Circle! In fact, Sunny & Tick Tock have found their way into the hearts of many children not only in the US, but also Latin America.

It would be a great honor to have your help in funding this new Sukey's Circle! project. This all new animation series will my allow my work to reach an even wider audience, and give me that last little edge to pitch a full length series for broadcast TV.

Here are some reviews from Sukey's Circle! Vols. 1, 2 & 3...

"Sukey's Circle! is soothing and patient, assuring to parents about the welfare and education of the very young." Carol Demas of WPIX-TV's "The Magic Garden

"Channels the emotions of the youngest members of the audience..." Rick Sigglekow, Producer, "Shining Time Station", "Noddy", "Ace Lightning", Dinosapien"

"...Sukey is undeniably today's Mr. Rogers." Celebrity Parents Magazine

"...pure preschooler fun!" Mid-Ohio Valley Parent Magazine

"One of the best music videos I've seen in a long time...I can watch it over and over." Adult NAPPA Juror

"...Sukey Molloy exudes a sense of fun while presenting age-appropriate lyrics, rhythmic melodies and colorful images that young children can easily grasp..." The Toy Book

"(Sukey Molloy's) reassuring, gentle manner...encourage(s) young children to play, sing, and move...simple and soothing...easy to follow...a welcome respite from some of the frenetic, over-stimulating programs that target young children..." School Library Journal

"...Ideal for little ones...inspiring songs, playful and educational activities, felt art animation...highly recommended..." Midwest Book Review

"...a 'fun' place to visit...music and movement play that engages children completely...(Sukeys') melodic voice is so soothing..." The Children's Nook

And here are some reviews from my CDs, Circle Songs, I Like to Sing, I Am Happy, and I Am Sleepy...

“…Molloy has a strong, gentle, kindly voice, which she combines with light instrumentation to a wonderfully soothing effect… superb original songs…fine renditions of traditional songs…well-placed and performed original stories and poems…” – Lahri Bond 2013 Parents’ Choice Award

“…Sukey Molloy takes center stage in this heartwarming musical production…restful and relaxing…highly recommended, especially for helping one’s children wind down after a big day…” - I Am Sleepy! CD Midwest Book Review

“I Like to Sing! with Sukey Molloy is chock full of enjoyable, engaging, participatory tunes for little ones. Parents and educators will love this!” NAPPA judges

“You’ll feel nothing but happy listening to Sukey Molloy’s latest CD …each song is tender & lovingly crafted…Sukey is undeniably today’s Mr. Rogers.” – I Am Happy! CD Celebrity Parents Magazine

“…Beautiful Collection!…Pre-school teachers and librarians will find this collection to be a wonderful story time resource while parents will enjoy using many of the songs one on one with their children. “ – Circle Songs! CD School Library Journal

“The perfect mix…intimate and child-centered…” – Circle Songs! CD Fred Koch, Chicago Parent Magazine, BestChildrensMusic.

“Ideal for young listeners…delightfully upbeat…overflowing with bustle and fun.” – I Am Happy! CD Midwest Book Review

“…pure preschooler fun!” – I Am Happy! CD Mid-Ohio Valley Parent Magazine

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                            Visit me at www.sukeymolloy.com!

Risks and challenges

The main challenges that could face creating a new Sukey's Circle Vol. 4 DVD are:

a) If the project costs more to produce than anticipated.

This is likely to happen no matter how well prepared one is. However, this is my fourth DVD project, and I feel quite prepared with a very realistic budget, and an animator, editor, and engineer who are each on board with the commitment to see it through.

b) If the project takes longer to complete than anticipated.

This too is to be expected. As we get into production, and find we are interested in developing stories and songs differently than planned, or personal schedules come into play, we need to be patient, and keep our funding sources informed . I have developed the first set of story boards and am in process with developing the felt concepts. Being prepared is the best remedy for scheduling set backs, and the patience to allow for extra time if needed.

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    Individual song download of Cuckoo Bird (from I Am Happy album and will be on Vol. 4 DVD).

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    All above, plus signed copy of Sukey's Circle! Vol. 3 Mini Shows DVD. (All items ship August 2014, except Vol. 4 DVD which ships February 2015).

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    All above, plus signed, framed, felt art image from Sukey's Circle! Vol. 4. (All items ship August 2014, except Vol. 4 DVD which ships February 2015).

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    All above, plus stuffed Sunny puppet - as seen on Sukey's Circle! (All items ship August 2014, except Vol. 4 DVD which ships February 2015).

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    All above, plus personal home visit, interactive play event with Sukey Molloy - within 100 radius of Nyack, NY. Visit will be scheduled for a date 2014. (All other items will ship in August 2014, except Vol. 4 DVD which ships February 2015).

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    All above, except replace personal home visit with personalized interactive play event video with Sukey Molloy - if beyond 100 miles radius of Nyack, NY. (All other items will ship in August 2014, except Vol. 4 DVD which ships February 2015).

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    All above (#'s 1-9), plus personalized concert in your home with Sukey Molloy & Friends! - within 75 mile radius of Nyack, NY. (All other items ship in August 2014, except Vol. 4 DVD which ships February 2015).

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    All above (#'s 1-9), plus a great big hug from Sukey, and a life time supply of Sukey Molloy products.

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    All above, plus, I would be so humbled by a gift of this size that I would also like to invite you to visit us in here in Nyack, NY, and have you share in a glimpse of our project's creation process. You can also help us celebrate when it's complete!

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