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About this project

The Flight of Dragons is an impending independently-produced live-action adaptation of the 1982 animated movie of the same name.  We are a collective group of not only fans, but also artists. We are illustrators, composers, writers, and filmmakers. This is a film we believe deserves silver screen treatment. For the fans, The Flight of Dragons has a place deep within our hearts – it is a magical tale that unfolds in an age when magic and science coexist uneasily, and where humans walk the earth alongside wizards, unicorns, and of course, dragons.

We also firmly believe new fans will see something entirely fresh, heroic, and captivating with The Flight of Dragons. Our ultimate goal is to create a series of short episodes, that way we can fund the project in increments as well as emphasize focus on story development as the project progresses. The Flight of Dragons is a non-profit project and the episodes will be free to view online, as they are released. All donations will go fully toward production efforts.  Come be a part of the re-imagining of this epic fantasy world and help us achieve our goal!

PHASE ONE:
THE TRAILER

For the first installment of The Flight of Dragons, we need to fund the trailer. Our intention is to use it as a pitch for potential investors. The trailer will be, essentially, the three minute introduction segment of the original animated movie, recently animated/illustrated for us in a dazzling storyboard by Dave McClave of Case42 and Jennifer Miller at Featherdust Studios. That said, great work isn’t accomplished for free, and we are aiming for the skies!

The Flight of Dragons needs to be visually enthralling, and our current team is full of passionate industry professionals. The trailer will consist of dragons, many dragons. We are asking BluFire Studios (the production house behind Age of the Dragons, Unicorn City, and Saints and Soldiers), to make this happen. As a result, meeting our financial goal is crucial to the realization of this film. The money we raise for the trailer will go toward the construction of 3D dragon models and effects. Additionally, multi Emmy Award-winning film composer Carl Johnson will score the trailer with a faithful arrangement of the original music we all know and love by Maury Laws, and the score will be performed live by The Seattle Symphony. We also plan on investing in a high end RED Epic camera, accompanied by a helicopter gyro rig for the wide angle mountaintop shots. Our vision is to create the most stunning and epic independently funded dragon trailer ever! But in order for our vision to be realized, we will need the help of people like you. If you believe in our dream and would see the dragons soar then please donate and help us revive the magic!

Risks and challenges

One of the most important aspects of this project is that we are all diehard fans. We are putting dragon blood, sweat, and serious time into the realization of this great movie. Even going as far as to contact original members of the 1982 film. However, challenges may arise. We still may face a shortage of budget, crew complications, and production time, regardless, we'll endure. We have already achieved so much with so little, and our dedication is flawless.

Some of you may wonder if Warner Brothers has any involvement with our project. The answer is no. Warner Brothers doesn't hold any property copyright to The Flight of Dragons anymore. The reinventing of this film is entirely in our court!

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