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A cinematic journey into fable.

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About this project

KIN FABLES is, first and foremost, a trilogy of short films. They are titled: KIN (completed), SALVAGE & REQUIEM. 3 fables contributing to one grand vision, one grand story. 

We like to think of them as visual poems, a unique marriage of music and images, pushing the boundaries of conventional storytelling.

If you haven't seen KIN yet, we invite you to watch it here

It is also a multi-media project, consisting of:

  • a graphic novel
  • an full length music album
  • paintings and illustrations
  • photography

This is a project born from sheer passion, from the simple and powerful desire to create something new. A film project we hope resonates with a worldwide audience. A cinematic experience we hope stays with you long after you watch it. 

We have a clear vision of where we want to bring these films, but we need support to do so. 

HELP US FINISH THE STORY

We made KIN with our own personal funds, and are very glad we did! But we soon realized that we simply don't have the means to pull that off again for the two remaining films. We've already saved up more money to film the rest, but we need extra help to get us there!

We are dreaming bigger for the next fables, our story compelling us to new and more breathtaking locations, such as the shores of Newfoundland. Which means a bigger budget than KIN. Here's a an estimate of where the Kickstarter funds will be placed: 

WHAT TO EXPECT IN SALVAGE AND REQUIEM.

After KIN, we have big expectations to meet. We are aiming higher for the next films, which delve deeper into the concept of KIN Fables. The clue is in the title: these other "fables" will be totally unique on their own, yet very much relating, to the central vision. The characters you love from KIN will return, but in different ways, shapeshifting into different times and lands… 

We prefer not revealing too much at this point! All we can say is that by watching the films back to back, the effect will be that of a fantastic modern fairytale. 

Expected Release Dates:

Salvage August 2014

Requiem November 2014

NOW, LET'S CHECK OUT THE REWARDS! 

Risks and challenges

As you know, making a film is never easy, especially when the vision is so clear! Achieving the image we see in our minds and feel in our hearts is a tremendous task, a challenge we are more than willing to meet.

The biggest risk is that the films take longer than expected to complete in post-production. Proper sound design, colour correction and especially VFX are key to the vision. We really don't want to make things look fake or corny, something we see to often nowadays, even in big-budget Hollywood films.

To meet this challenge, and deliver the films on time, we have a carefully hand-piked team of talented artists who share the same vision and tastes as us. Professionals with years of experience in the film business, as excited as we are to bring KIN Fables to life.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    13 backers

    Digital Download of the KIN EP.
    5 songs, including the soundtrack of KIN, the first fable + digital booklet

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    Pledge $10 or more

    61 backers

    Digital download of the KIN FABLES LP
    A full length album, including the soundtracks of the 3 fables + numerous remixes + digital booklet

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    Pledge $40 or more

    26 backers

    High quality art print OR poster (both signed). The selection of art prints/posters will increase as the project develops (you may choose your design whenever you want). + receive digital download of the KIN Fables full album!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $45 or more

    7 backers

    T-shirt + Music Combo. When you buy a shirt, you also receive the digital KIN FABLES Album!

    The selection of t-shirt designs will increase as the project develops (you may wait and choose your design whenever you want)

    Estimated delivery:
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    Pledge $55 or more

    74 backers

    CD/DVD of the entire KIN FABLES project.
    Includes the 3 films + the KIN FABLES Album + Behind The Scenes + Signed Art Booklet with personalized hand-written thanks from the McKinnon Bros.

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    15 backers All gone!

    Seb McKinnon will paint for you a unique watercolour painting. 8 in x 10 in on 140 lbs. Arches cold-pressed paper. The subject of the painting is your choice, as long as it relates to the KIN FABLES world. *Does not come framed* + Receive the digital download of the KIN FABLES album.

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    Pledge $250 or more

    4 backers Limited (16 left of 20)

    Own the official KIN FABLES necklace!
    This talisman, worn by the Girl, plays a central role in the trilogy. A rare, limited-edition piece, presented in an engraved wooden box with certificate of authenticity.
    By purchasing the necklace, you also receive the digital KIN FABLES Album!

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    Pledge $300 or more

    7 backers Limited (93 left of 100)

    COLLECTOR'S PACKAGE : Receive the first edition, signed GRAPHIC NOVEL / ART BOOK of the entire KIN Fables Project, Including all music (CD) and all 3 films (DVD). Written by the McKinnon Bros and illustrated by Seb, this project compendium offers a more immersive experience. A section of the book will be dedicated to select guest artists and fans and their artworks. + Receive a complementary t-shirt + see your name in the credits of the films and in the graphic novel under "special thanks".

    This edition is limited!

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    Pledge $1,200 or more

    10 backers All gone!

    PRODUCER PACKAGE:

    Receive the graphic novel/art book + DVD of the films + CD of all the music + shirt + 2 art/photo prints + signed poster + your name in the credits as Executive Producer + monthly Skype calls with the McKinnon Bros. personally updating you on the process + Invitation to the premiere (travel expenses not included) + UNIQUE 950 silver medallion of the Chief Spirit mask! + Your name in the credits as Co-Producer.

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Funding period

- (30 days)