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Join the Director of Voltron and The Legend of Korra in producing a new thrilling crime mystery series in anime style!
Join the Director of Voltron and The Legend of Korra in producing a new thrilling crime mystery series in anime style!
Join the Director of Voltron and The Legend of Korra in producing a new thrilling crime mystery series in anime style!
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Blossom Detective Holmes: The Animated Mini-Series Project

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Blossom Detective Holmes is a first of its kind independent animated mini-series filled with suspense, mystery, and action.  Not a lot of anime is produced in America, so Blossom is taking the first steps to make that happen!  The goal of the show is to introduce a new genre into mainstream  American animation that will be based on mature topics such as crime, murder, and serious drama. This genre of animation is very uncommon in animated shows, and you can be a trendsetter by supporting Blossom Detective Holmes and bringing it to market!

The first case in the series, Selfie with a Strange Intruder, begins with two teenage detectives, Skylar Holmes and her partner Jamie, as they take on the case of a suspicious robbery from their client, Mr. Edvard.  Skylar and Jamie both have unique skills that make them the best in the business.  Skylar has the instincts of an expert detective and a heightened sense of smell, almost hound like, that allows her to gather data through scent alone.  Jamie, on the other hand, is meticulous and uses visible evidence and logic to uncover the truth.  Jamie also carries a special Polaroid camera that can transport them anywhere in the world with a quick snap of the camera.

The show is created, produced, and directed by Steve Ahn, a distinguished director and artist known for his work on DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Legend of Korra, and more.  Steve and Team Holmes aim to make a series that will be filled with twists and turns that will leave you craving more!  Blossom Detective Holmes is a crime mystery suspense genre made for an audience of young adults and up! 

Skylar Holmes - Character Designed by Christie Tseng
Skylar Holmes - Character Designed by Christie Tseng

 

Jamie - Character Designed by Christie Tseng
Jamie - Character Designed by Christie Tseng

 

 

With the pilot episode completed, (watch the pilot in the video above!) the journey to produce the rest of the series begins!  The series will consist of 5 brand new episodes funded from this campaign which will run 6 minutes each (without ending credits). We want to bring more episodes of Skylar and Jamie to life, so we need your support to help fund the next 5 episodes of the series.  

Our minimum and first goal of the Kickstarter campaign is to create the second episode of the series.  And as we hopefully pass our goal to create the second episode for you, our stretch goals will be to fund episodes three, four, five, and six of the series. 

The funded episode(s) would be projected to release for the backers in the Summer of 2019! We will also have a summer screening in Los Angeles when the funded episode(s) are done!

 

  

Time for the most important section.. Rewards! The Holmes team greatly appreciates any support you have to offer. In return, we have come up with a great list of goodies that will make you excited. Please check the list of tiers to see which tier gets which items. Thanks again for the support!

 

 

Color Script by Shiho Sato
Color Script by Shiho Sato

Ideally, we would love to bring our passions and ideas to major studios for funding and support.  However, since Blossom Detective Holmes is an anime-style show, we will need to take the extra time and effort into proving that there is a market for producing anime in America. 

We have decided that seeking funding through Kickstarter is not only the fastest way to bring you the Blossom Detective Holmes series, but also the best way to preserve the creator's artistic vision.  

Stockholm Overview - BG Designed by William Niu
Stockholm Overview - BG Designed by William Niu

 

Gamla Stan Alley - BG Designed by William Niu
Gamla Stan Alley - BG Designed by William Niu

Our goal is to bring fresh ideas and content to audiences who are thirsty for a new kind of genre and story.  The best way to introduce these rare genres to the mainstream media is to take the financial risk of producing the series ourselves.  We believe that success will trigger more opportunities for shows of similar styles and themes.  We want to expand the spectrum of content choices and reach out to fans and audiences who have been dying to see more mature animated content in the U.S. and around the world.  In other words, Kickstarter is a great way for us to reach out to audiences who are interested in backing our goal of expanding the horizons of animated shows in America!

INT. Mr.Edvard House - BG Painted by Saera Hwang
INT. Mr.Edvard House - BG Painted by Saera Hwang

 

Gamla Stan St. - BG Painted by Miyeon Kim
Gamla Stan St. - BG Painted by Miyeon Kim

 

So here is why we are asking for $60,000 per episode. We want to produce high-quality content that rivals television standards on all levels of production: art, design, animation, visual effects, and sound mixing.  Animation is a long, collaborative process and the Blossom team will need to hire many talented people within the industry.  We have already worked with dozens of the best animation industry professionals in the world on previous films, and need your help to compensate them fairly. The more funding we obtain here on Kickstarter, the further we can take our out-of-the-box idea.

As some of you may know, making animation is not a cheap feat and not easy.  The production pipeline of our show will start from writing scripts and will work its way over to creating designs, storyboards, animatics, art direction, and casting and recording for the voices of our beloved characters.  And that’s just pre-production alone!  From there, the team will focus on animation, coloring, and compositing and then finishing up with sound score, design, and mixing to come up with the final look.

If we raise enough funding on Kickstarter, we will be able to finish the production of the show in just 1-1.5 years.  The pilot episode featured the work of a great staff line up with former artists from Ghibli, Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, etc. and we would love to continue the same quality and efficiency for the episodes to come! 

Steve and Team Holmes (Check out the FULL list of staffs) are truly passionate about this project, and invite you to join us on our adventure.  Voltron and Legend of Korra made a big impact on the animation industry by helping popularize anime- style shows in America, which Steve cherishes.  Blossom Detective Holmes can help continue this exciting movement.  In the end, all we want to is to share our love for animation in a form of storytelling that is rarely seen in the American animation community.

Now the fate of Blossom Detective Holmes is in your hands.  Will you help Holmes and Jamie solve the mystery of the 'Selfie with a Strange Intruder' ? Please support us to continue the journey of making Blossom Detective Homes! 

Follow us on Youtube and Facebook to spread the word. It makes a HUGE difference to this campaign.

 

 

KOREAN - 안녕하세요! 꽃탐정홈즈: 수상한 침입자와의 셀카찍기 독립애니메이션 시리즈 킥스타터 크라우드펀딩에 찾아와주셔서 정말 감사드립니다. 꽃탐정홈즈 애니는 미스테리한 능력을 가진 두 탐정소녀의 범죄수사 스릴러물로 애니메이션 감독 스티브 안(드림웍스 볼트론 전설의 수호자 연출감독 & 니켈로디언 코라의 전설 조연출감독)과 픽사, 드림웍스, 디즈니, 지브리등에서 오랜 경험을 쌓은 동료 친구들이 모여 독립제작한 단편 미니시리즈입니다. 첫번째 파일럿 에피소드를 완성하고 이번 킥스타터 펀딩을 통해 이어지는 다섯 편의 에피소드 이야기 제작을 목표로 하고 있습니다. 한국 스태프로는 픽사 굿 다이노와 드림웍스 크루즈 패밀리 티비 시리즈에 참여하신 황세라님 그리고 신카이 마코토 감독의 ‘별을 쫓는 아이’에 배경으로 참여하신 김미연님이 참여해주고 계십니다. 한국에 계신 애니메이션 팬분들에게도 좋은 작품으로 찾아가 드리고 싶습니다. 많은 관심과 사랑 부탁드립니다. 

SPANISH - Gracias por visitar la página de Kickstarter para Blossom Detective Holmes: La Mini-serie Animada. El programa es creado, producido y dirigido por Steve Ahn, un distinguido director y artista conocido por su trabajo para DreamWorks en Voltron Legendary Defender, Avatar: The Legend of Korra para Nickelodeon, y muchos más. Blossom Detective Holmes pertenece al género de crimen, misterio y suspenso que presenta la aventura de dos chicas detectives, Skylar holmes y Jamie. Steve y el equipo Holmes buscan emocionados producir más episodios, y están contando con tú apoyo para lograr que este proyecto se haga realidad. Por favor revisa el episodio piloto y las recompensas como patrocinador para conocer cómo involucrarte con la mini-serie. Apreciamos tu tiempo y agradecemos tu apoyo.

JAPANESE - Blossom Detective Holmes: The Animated Mini-Seriesのキックスターターページをご覧頂きありがとうございます。このアニメーション短編は、ニコロデオンのAvatar: The Legend of Korra、ドリームワークスのVoltron Legendary Defender等で広く知られる演出家・アーティストのスティーブ・アンによる原作・制作・監督作品となります。Blossom Detective Holmesはスカイラー・ホームズとジェイミー、二人の女性探偵の冒険を描くクライムサスペンス&ミステリー物です 。スティーブと彼のホームズチームは続く5つのエピソードの制作に向け意欲に満ち溢れております。そして、このプロジェクトの実現の為に是非皆様のサポートをお待ちしています。作品に深く関わって頂く為に、どうぞパイロットエピソードと支援者様へのリワードをご覧下さい。貴重なお時間を頂きありがとうございます。皆様のサポート本当に感謝致します。

Portuguese - Obrigado por visitar a página do Kickstarter para Blossom Detective Holmes: Uma mini-série animada. A atração é criada, produzida e dirigida por Steve Ahn, um distinto diretor e artista conhecido por seus trabalhos para DreamWorks em Voltron Legendary Defender, Nickelodeon em Avatar: The Legend of Korra e muito mais. Blossom Detective Holmes é uma série do gênero crime, mistério e suspense na qual apresenta as aventuras de duas garotas detetives, Skylar Holmes e Jamie. Steve e o Time Holmes esperam ansiosamente para produzir mais 5 episódios e aguardam seu suporte para realizar este projeto. Por favor, confira o episódio piloto e as recompensas do patrocínio para saber como se envolver mais com o show. Apreciamos seu tempo e agradecemos pelo seu suporte.

Risks and challenges

The Blossom team consists of top talent in order to create, produce, and fully realize this special project. We have the experience and the know-how and now we just need your support! Some of the risks and challenges that we might face are time and money. How much money we are able to raise greatly affects the timeline of the production. This project will ideally take one to one and a half years to make, depending on the financing of the project and any unforeseen complications that may change the date of expected completion. So we greatly appreciate any type of support you can offer! :D

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