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Help fund an independently produced animated short film that takes a comedic look inside shopping at a corporate grocery store chain.
Help fund an independently produced animated short film that takes a comedic look inside shopping at a corporate grocery store chain.
52 backers pledged $7,066 to help bring this project to life.

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Instead of a personal video where I mumble and stammer on about why I need money to fund my animation project, my animators and I (here at Whatever Jake Makes Animation) put our best foot forward and created an animated teaser trailer for Aloha Grocery.  Go ahead, click on the image above and watch our video!  As a potential backer for this project, you can now see the style and look of our animated project, get a sense of our humor, and realize that we mean business when it comes to completing this animated film.  The money funded by this website will cover overall production costs, software, equipment, dvd production, and film festival entry fees.  It also goes to paying the people who are involved in bringing Aloha Grocery to fruition.  This is a completely independent production and without financial support from this website, we will be unable to complete this animated film.  We need your help!   

This cartoon is a caricature of corporate grocery store chains and has a plot that is both fun and familiar. It features a unique animation style, creates a whimsical 'storybook' environment, and is aimed at being enjoyed by an all-age audience. Aloha Grocery follows one elderly customer's horrible and lackluster shopping experience throughout a quirky, Hawiian-themed grocery store that prides itself on its customer service. Along her journey she interacts with five eccentric employees who will keep us laughing as their attempts to help the customer, do anything but. Aloha Grocery is a fun animated short film full of laughs and warm and gooey in its light-hearted center.

                       WANNA SEE SOME MORE ALOHA GROCERY?

Click the link to check out our Behind-the-Scenes Aloha Grocery Blog.  This blog has been showing glimpses of our animation project growing from the start! It showcases pre-production work, visual development, rough animation and storyboards.  Check out the entire blog and get a feel for what Aloha Grocery is all about! 

                            EXAMPLE OF OUR $50 PLEDGE REWARD

Brian Kelly as an employee of Aloha Grocery!  Pledge $50 and send us your photo, and we will draw you!

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    Receive a free promotional image for Aloha Grocery - a unique image, featuring the cartoon cast, sent directly to your inbox!

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    Your name listed as a 'Special Thanks' screen credit in the final film! Plus receive a free digital promotional image for Aloha Grocery.

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    BECOME A CARTOON! With this reward you get a personalized caricature of yourself as an employee of Aloha Grocery. Send us your photo and we'll draw up what YOU would look like in the cartoon world of our animated short! Cartoon caricatures will be delivered by e-mail.

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    Receive a free DVD copy of the finished film to watch at home! Plus get advanced notice for Aloha Grocery screenings and see your name on the screen as a 'Special Thanks' credit.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    The Behind-the-Scenes Package! Receive a digital copy of the Aloha Grocery Script, Character Design/Expression sheets, and entire Storyboard! Also, a DVD copy of the film, advanced screening notice, and a 'Special Thanks' screen credit in the final film!

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    Get an original (12in x 8in) hand-drawn, signed watercolor background from the Aloha Grocery cartoon! Plus a 'Very Special Thanks' screen credit.
    And get a free DVD copy of the final film.

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    Appear in the cartoon as an Aloha Grocery Character! Our artist's will render you as an 'Aloha Grocery Shopper' in the background of one of the shots of the final animated film! Plus you get a 'Very Special Thanks' screen credit and a free DVD copy of Aloha Grocery.

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Funding period

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