Sailor Moon is the magical girl anime that has captured the hearts and imaginations of boy and girls worldwide; and we at @ Productions are definitely not exempt from this. After learning about La Solider (a Sailor Moon inspired cosplay group) via Tokyopop's facebook page, @ Productions began work on In the Name of the Moon. Over the past 2 years we've had the opportunity to meet with all kinds of fans, attend several conventions, and see just how influential Sailor Moon has been. With In the Name of the Moon, we hope to revisit the nostalgia of discovering Sailor Moon and to portray the friendship that it has inspired.
Early Access for Kickstarter Backers: June 30, 2014
Episodic Release: July 1-5, 2014
General Release: July 18, 2014
We will add foreign language captions around the release date of the general release which is July 18, and a bit later for Japanese.
$2600 - Spanish Captions (Reached!!!!!!!!!!)
$3000 - Korean Captions (Reached!!!!!!!!!!)
$3500- Japanese Captions (Reached!!!!!!!!!!)
$4200 - Theatrical Release In Washington D.C. (Reached!!!!!!!!!!)
$5000 - Theatrical Release In New York, NY
$6000 - Theatrical Release In Los Angeles, CA
In the Name of the Moon is a feature length documentary about the 9 college friends who form the La Soldier Cosplay group. Born from the love of Sailor Moon, we watch as the group works to relive the nostalgia of appearing in full force for the first time since their inception. Exploring themes of con culture, cosplay, growing up, fandom, and friendship in both the academic and social realms; we see how the hobbies and things we love unite us and push us to do what we never thought was possible.
A bit about @productions:
We are motion graphic artists/editors with a passion for nerd and geek culture. Looking to use our powers of creativity to unite all peoples in truth and love (read: make cool videos), we set out to document our subcultures with style. Corporate video makers by day and "those video people at the con" on the weekends, we've created a nice little pile of videos that are just waiting with their sad puppy dog eyes for you to watch them <3
Why We are Kickstarting:
We love creating these videos and so far we have been funding these projects ourselves, including anything from travel expenses to equipment purchases and rentals. However, a project of this magnitude needs and deserves just a little extra love and care by way of finishing costs, such as Color correction, and captioning and subtitles, so that hearing impaired moonies can enjoy this documentary. Additionally we'd like to be able to purchase the perfect music for this awesome feature, as well as hire quality voice over talent.
Rewards and Release
By funding this kickstarter we get the opportunity to take this video to 9000, so we've arranged our thanks by way of an early release! ITNOTM will be online, in its entirety to our kickstarter backers of $10 or more on June 30, 2014. For everyone else there will be an episodic release starting July 1, 2014 each day until July 5, 2014 (Sailor Moon Crystal Day!). The general release of the documentary in its entirety will be on July 18, 2014.
Music for this video is "Night Owl" by Broke For Free (http://brokeforfree.com/)
Risks and challenges
Wait... wasn't it supposed to be released in 2013?
Yes, it was supposed to be released in 2013. This project became much larger than either of us anticipated! So rather than rush this project we decided that it was best to delay the release. We felt comfortable with the delay, because our intention was that the documentary would coincide with the release of Sailor Moon Crystal, which was also delayed.
We love our fans and delivering on time is something that we strive toward. Since the video has completed its production phase and is now assembled as a 2nd draft rough cut nearing the final cut, we are confident in hitting our June 30 deadline. We are working super hard to prevent any more delays from happening.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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