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£79
pledged of £76,300pledged of £76,300 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 25 2019 12:09 PM UTC +00:00

About

He’s the protagonist of this story. He's from another planet, hence the purple skin, but he’s just your average guy. In his free time he explores the galaxy, and he’s come across some spots that he loves, but he’s always up for finding new ones!

He gets a little anxious now and then, but thats alright, it happens to everyone so he'll show you a couple of ways he's learnt to tackle it. 

The closest animal we have like Slate on earth is a dog, but she's from an alien planet so there's not really a good comparison. On Kit's adventures he meets Slate and they become the best of friends! She's always there whenever he needs come company, having her by his side really helps Kit out.

We’ve all experienced anxiety, some more than others, so its important that we know how to deal with it when it comes around. When anxiety hits, the best thing to do can just be to take a breather; space to breath and think (or not think) can help you calm down and tackle life with a clearer mind. For some people it can become crippling, so let's teach people how to cope before it gets to that!

In this short animation I want to demonstrate a few ways to develop good habits for dealing with stress and anxiety. The story will follow the character of Kit. After things were getting overwhelming back home, he decides he needs some space and so gets in his rocket. It’s important that everyone finds ways to deal with the stresses of life in a healthy way, so I want to create a visually calming experience that demonstrates ways that I personally find helpful. The story will cover a handful of places you can start to work on your mental health by yourself. Having others help you is of course great too, but working on it alone is a great place to start!

Well, as anxiety is not confined to one age group, this animation can be for anyone! It’s never too late for you to work on your mental health and get into good habits of self-care. That being said I think its most important that children are taught to care for their minds as young as possible. From experience, anxiety can be scary when you’re young and don’t know what to do, so the sooner you learn the better. The animation won't include any dialogue, as I want it to be as accessible as possible. At its completion I’d also like to upload the short film to YouTube, so it can be seen anywhere across the world!

 Level 1 

 For £5 choose a print of one of these 5 postcard illustrations with a personal thank you on the back! (shown in a still image below)

Level 2 

For £15 choose a postcard print (from these designs) and get a Slate hard enamel pin! The pin will be in copper with a rubber backer. (The image is a digital mockup of the design)

Level 3

 For £30 you get two original postcard illustrations of your choosing (you can choose from the 5 designs from level 1), a Slate pin, and a hand made badge! The illustrations will be done with Posca pens on watercolour paper by hand, so each will be one of a kind! You'll have a choice of 3 colours for the badge.

Level 4

For £50 you get an original A3 screen print of Kit and Slate, a Slate pin and a badge! You can choose from 3 colour schemes for the screen print, and they'll all be made by me! (shown in a still image below) Due to the size of the package this reward (and any higher levels) is only available in the UK. 

Level 5

For £120 you get everything from level 4 along with a digital concept art book and early access to the film! The book will consist of all the artwork from the project and a commentary written by me! (some example pages below) You'll also receive the film a few weeks before its internet release! This reward will take longer, as it'll include content from the production process and the finished film, but the physical items will be shipped sooner.

Level 6

For £400 you get everything from level 5 and your name in the credits! You'll be thanked in the credits for being one of our top pledgers!

 I have limited experience in animation, and so your funding will help me put together a team to work along side me to get this project done! The process may take a while so I'm giving the project plenty of time to be able to sort out any bumps along the way, I'll aim to have the film finished by December 2019 and released soon after!

Hi! I’m Joshua Mahan and I’m and artist/illustrator based in the UK. A lot of my artwork draws inspiration from nature, from a delicate flower to vast landscapes, experiencing the natural world has always been a calming experience for me. Awards season is also a big inspiration for my work; when it comes around I like to illustrate my favourite red carpet looks! At A level I studied biology, art, and film studies, and I’m currently taking Fine Art and illustration at university. I love films (especially animations) and the emotion they can provoke, so Pixar’s films are a clear favourite of mine. The wonder a film can create has always captured me, they can take you to magical, awe-inspiring worlds (however brief it may be).

Growing up I pretty much always experienced anxiety in some way; meeting new people, having to ask questions, or being asked to talk in front of a class, so over the years I’ve learnt, and been taught, different ways to cope with it and not go into full a blown panic. For me, a lot of the time a quick fix is to just breath, but when anxiety builds up sometimes I just need to get away; give myself room to think and gather my thoughts so I can come back with a level head (and normal heart rate).

Risks and challenges

Putting together a team and finding the right people to work on this project with me will be a challenge. I want to make sure this project is perfect before its release, so it may take longer than planned if there are any bumps along the way.

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