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Eagle Feather - The Feature Length Movie

I am expanding my very successful animated Native American short movie "Eagle Feather" into a feature length animated movie.

Eagle Feather - The Feature Length Movie

I am expanding my very successful animated Native American short movie "Eagle Feather" into a feature length animated movie.

$217
pledged of $52,270pledged of $52,270 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 9 2017 7:05 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 9, 2017

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When I started making Eagle Feather as a short film I was not sure if anyone would have an interest in watching it but felt that it was very important to try to make a sweet, family film that portrayed traditional Native American life in a positive and hopeful way. To my complete surprise Eagle Feather began being selected to play in many film festivals across the country and being very well received too. Each time Eagle Feather played many people of Native American descent and non Native Americans alike would come up to say that they were moved by the film and wanted to learn more; so I now want to make a feature length family movie that portrays traditional American Indian life, lore and shamanism in an entertaining and also positive way.

My hope in doing so is that many people who see the movie will be moved to learn more about this culture and way of life. With so much of the Native American cultures having been lost and so much of their traditional wisdom lost too another hope is film will become a method of preserving what is left and in a way that it is both easily accessible and also entertaining as making the feature length movie entertaining too will make it a more interesting way to learn.   

The feature Eagle Feather will all be based on true stories and the background music will all be traditional Native American ceremonial songs that we will sing for this film the same way we did for the original short film.

My hope is to make the first visually beautiful Native American animated family feature film that provides a positive view of traditional Native American culture.

We will use the same animation team that we used for making Eagle Feather as a 4 1/2 minute short movie as they feel very committed about the project and its message.  

When the film is distributed, I plan to donate 20 percent of the profits of this film to wildlife preservation efforts to protect American eagles.

Risks and challenges

To be honest my largest obstacle is funding at this point. I have made award winning short animated films and also one feature length animated movie that has been well received in film festivals too so completing a movie of this size is something I can do. The animation team I am working with has worked with me on all of my past animated movies and we have a good working rapport so things on this front should go quite smoothly too. The animators feel strongly about the project and are excited to work on it with me. I also have several very seasoned media veterans helping me oversee the project. Though this will be a challenging project I believe my past experiences in making animated films will allow me to not only complete the movie for this price but have it be a very good film.

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