136,800 frames in total, three and a half years of work, Animators and modellers spending several sleepless nights in the studio. A dedicated cast and crew.
All in an effort to create a new genre of animation, a feature animated film. The first of its kind telling an African story by an African writer, director and producer with an international cast and crew from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Russia, India and Africa. A type of computer 3d animation style so rare especially in Africa due to the cost, time and technology involved.
The Secret Princess does not has the pace of a superhero story, neither is it a straight up cartoon. It is like watching a storybook in a magical space -- When asked to describe this genre, as the director i call this genre storybook toons.
A prince falls in love with a mysterious girl unaware she is a princess that was switched for him at birth. A king wary of his crown and seeking for a male child to heir the throne led to a secret baby switch by the queen and a farmer's wife. Sade the secret princess and her adopted mother are accused of being witches after the farmer disappears; they escape into the Jungle as the animals help them.
-Talk About Female Empowerment
Coming from the heart of Africa
- Should we hit $10,000, EVERYONE gets a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER! The COVER will be EXCLUSIVE to backers ONLY and will come as a standalone print shipped with the book! And thats not all. I will also be giving out E.X.O. wallpapers for ALL devices to everyone! E.X.O. Wallpapers E.X.O. Wallpapers - Should we reach $12,000 -
Wie will immediately begin production of Book Two. Everyone Hero Level 1 and up gets a PDF version of the first 10 pages of E.X.O. - The Legend of Wale Williams PART TWO! E.X.O. - The Legend of Wale Williams Part Two (Temporary Cover) E.X.O. - The Legend of Wale Williams Part Two (Temporary Cover) More exciting stretch goals (animation, part two goodies, more limited edition apparel etc.) to be revealed later on in the campaign! E.X.O. - The Legend of Wale Williams Part One Page 19 E.X.O. - The Legend of Wale Williams Part One Page 19
Risks and challenges
I hope everything goes according to plan without any problems.
After a canceled Kickstarter pre-production campaign due to low number of backers(I guess i was asking for much with little to show), I went ahead and put together a team of animators to do the bulk of the production work.
Hence, delivering all the digital contents will be a smooth process.
Problems could arise with the inventory and physical content delivery. If any issue arises such as delay in manufacturing of T-shirts, DVDs and Dolls, i will do my best to keep all backers informed of any unforeseen problems and resolutions.
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