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Paolo GaudioBy Paolo Gaudio
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Paolo GaudioBy Paolo Gaudio
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What's DAGON?

Based on the story of cult writer, H.P. Lovecraft, DAGON is a Claymation film that recreates, with humor and extravagance, the supernatural and frightening scenes of the American writer within the typical aesthetics of an ‘80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger: Cthulhu meets Predator.
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The Story

1919: A man throws himself from the top floor of a building on the outskirts of San Francisco, California. Fortunately, he survives the suicide attempt; however the fall results in a serious spinal injury that forces him into a wheelchair. That man is Howard, a veteran of the US Army, recently returned from the First World War. He has seen and experienced many horrible things during his years at the front, but none of these compare to his experience in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, which he obsessively describes in the pages of his diary. Taken as a captive by a German sea-raider in the Pacific, he is lucky to escape after five days, bringing away scant provisions in a boat. He wanders adrift until one afternoon, after falling asleep, he wakes up stranded on a strange island. The island landscape is grey, covered in mud and dead, decaying fish. Reluctantly, he decides to leave his boat to explore the surrounding area. 

After days of walking he reaches a crevasse, inside which he sees ocean water reflecting the Moon above, and on the opposite side is a huge, stone monolith, decorated with reliefs that depict aquatic symbols. While carefully observing the monument, his attention is drawn to a massive, marine vortex, out of which two Titantic limbs rise forth to his great horror, followed by an equally scaly and slimy Cyclopean body, which then embraces the stone monolith.

Having beheld the awful creature, Howard is seized by a deep sense of dread and disgust, which causes him tremendous, physical pain, forcing him to lose consciousness. Upon awaking he finds himself in a hospital ward in San Francisco. Since then the image of that hideous creature has haunted him, and it seemed that the only way to calm his nerves was to write down, exactly, his recollections of the bizarre experience. Yet his sense of anxiety is still too strong, and Howard tries to overcome it, but with no success.

Arnold, a solider with whom Howard fought with on the frontlines, hears of the deep malaise with which his friend is suffering and rushes to the hospital. He finds, upon his arrival, that Howard is no longer the man with whom he once fought side by side, a man who saved his life. Instead, he appears aged a good ten years, scared, and deprived of his very humanity. It’s as if Howard had looked into the eyes of the Devil, who revealed his true nature to him. Under his breath, Howard confesses to his friend that he had not attempted suicide, but had jumped out of the window to escape the clutches of DAGON: the terrifying monster he had met on that remote island. Arnold can not bear to see his friend in such a state. Though he does not fully understand what has happened, he promises his friend he will put an end to his pain and will kill the thing that still pursues him. Catching his breath for a moment, Howard hands his friend his notebook in which he took down each and every memory of the event. The notebook even details the geographical coordinates of the island; the home of the unimaginable terror: DAGON.

The soldier flips through the notebook until the last page, showing a drawing of the titanic creature with a hideous face from which hang slimy and scaly tentacles. The beast encircles a huge stone, as if to protect it from attack. Arnold looks away from the design to see Howard trembling in his wheelchair, staring off into the void. The man bows his head and makes the decision to travel to that cursed island; but this is not the job for one, lone soldier, he needs a team: the most lethal team of mercenaries in the world. Seven men of such a kind should be enough to reach the island and hunt down that ugly mug, the DAGON.

What will we do with the money collected?

DAGON is not an easy project to propose directly to producers or financiers, either in Italy or internationally. It is the director’s personal, extravagant adaptation of the famous story that needs further development of the script and graphics to attract the right people to produce the film. This Kickstarter campaign can help to overcome the concerns of many, allowing us to develop the story into a script and define the entire concept of this artistic film. This includes the design of the characters, creatures, and environments, as well as a storyboard of the action scenes along with the most significant scenes. And if that is not enough, thanks to your donations, we will be able to make a 5-minute Teaser to act as a film presentation. This will be a sort of extract from the film which will show our animation technique, our set – including the island described by Lovecraft and the San Francisco of 1919 – and of course showing the main characters in action with Lieutenant Arnold fighting the gigantic and horrible DAGON! Only with your help we can achieve such an advancement in the development of the story by showing this particularly challenging project at its best and bringing it to the next level of pre-production.

How to adapt DAGON

The biggest challenge in script development will be adapting the story to be as close to the original as possible and then placing that as the first act of the film, in order to step completely back away from it afterward. The story begins exactly as it does in the story by Lovecraft: a man obsessed with a horrible experience he lived through during the First World War. This experience drives him to jump from the top floor of a building in San Francisco; better death than ending up in the clutches of the terrible DAGON! It is at this point that our script takes a different path from that foreseen by the American writer. In his extraordinary story, the man in question dies in that terrible fall, while in the film he survives, but is confined to a wheelchair. This change allows us to continue the adventure described by Lovecraft and mix it with the popular and fascinating cinematic genre of old-style, ‘80s action. It is here where Lovecraft and Schwarzenegger symbolically meet and take turns, as in a symbolic wrestling match. In fact, it is our intention to introduce the man in the story as similar as possible to the American writer (in fact, his character in the script is named Howard), while the soldier on a quest to kill Dagon will express the same physical characteristics of the seven-time Mister Olympia, the Austrian actor. These two characters both survived the horrors of war and their friendship was forged on the frontlines. Arnold (exactly!) comes to visit Howard at the hospital where our Lovecraft stand-in hands over the diary with the story of Dagon to Schwarzenegger, which propels him to clash against this famous creature. This is, of course, a pure play of the literary and cinematic genres, which reveals a very original and damn fun way to revive and reinvent the mythology of the creator of the Necronomicon and the author of At the Mountains of Madness.

Dagon drafts
Dagon drafts

Why Lovecraft in Claymation?

To realize this script using Claymation presents a further challenge. To restore literary, high ambiance combined with irony – as in Lovecraft’s work – is precisely and undoubtedly one of the goals of my cinema. A few years ago I was lucky to adapt one of the most famous tales of Edgar Allan Poe, “The Black Cat”, using this technique, and the final result was very satisfying to me. The scenes written by Poe – Lovecraft’s literary mentor – filtered through the animation style, filled my little short film with a kind of “macabre joy” that showed the dark and deep corners of the human soul through direct, amusing, and poetic parlance; an unusual and extravagant cartoon which re-describes the work of a great writer in modern, cinephile language. For DAGON the path will be the same, but the scope will be much wider. This time it will be a feature film that aims to expand the boundaries outlined by the original tale. It will create a world where Geek culture, evidenced in cult cinemas with its hypertrophic actors, scary creatures, shooting and punching, embraces the culture of great literature and poetry. This a completely unprecedented experiment in animation, as animators have, especially in recent years, stayed within the traditional canon, neglecting the enormous potential of experimentation.

Dagon & Arnold
Dagon & Arnold
Arnold
Arnold
Dagon
Dagon

Why Kickstarter?

Kickstarter, without doubt, is the best vehicle for us to realize this project. The idea of a community working side by side that allows us to realize ambitious and original projects appeals a great deal to me. Each of my previous films has had the support of industry professionals and friends, who believed in what I was doing, and who invested in me, allowing me to realize my visions. But as I have said before, this time the project is much larger than me and my friends. Hence, we need more help from all those who love Lovecraft or who would like to see a man of a hundred pounds of muscle fight DAGON! Full-on Schwarzenegger style! There is only one way to make a cartoon like that, and that is to involve all those who would like to see it done. All those who miss the classic films of John Carpenter or of John McTiernan and have always wanted to see creatures out of the universe created by the genius of Lovecraft projected again onto the big screen in an original, powerful, and extravagant way.

Storyboard
Storyboard

Who is involved?

Paolo Gaudio – Director & Screenwriter

Paolo Gaudio, born in 1981, is a director and screenwriter. In 2003 he graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Unical (University of Calabria) and two years later he graduated with a degree in Motion-Picture Direction from NUCT (New University of Cinema and Television) in Rome. Author of short films in the fantasy genre, he has been involved for years experimenting with animation techniques such as stop-motion, cut-out animation, and computer graphics. Fantasticherie di un Passeggiatore Solitario marked his feature film debut. With this movie he won the Grand Prix at La Samain du Cinema Fantastique in 2014 and in 2015 he won the Best World Film Award at Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Fantastic Cinema Festival at Little Rock.

Gianluca Maruotti – Illustrator and Animator

Gianluca Maruotti is a freelance illustrator, puppet maker and stop motion animator/director based in Rome, Italy. He makes animated videos for cinema, TV and musicians, as well as editorial illustrations and picture books, mainly using plasticine.

Angelo Poggi – Producer

Angelo Poggi is one of the most active European producers in animated television series productions for children (preschool age) and children (6-12 years). He has produced some series in coproduction with the major national broadcasters - such as RAI - and international broadcasters - such as BKN Spain, HAHN FILM Germany, and EPIDEM ZOT Finland. Television series produced by Angelo Poggi are broadcasted throughout the most important TV channels in Europe, including RAI 2 in Italy, Disney Channel France, RTP Portugal, RTL2 and KIKA in Germany, Canal Plus France, MTV OY Finland, Norway, NRK, ORF in Austria, Duna TV, Hungary, etc. Overall, Angelo Poggi has produced more than 3,600 minutes of animated products.

New rewards

From 25 euro: two pins with the characters Dagon and Arnold.

From 35 euro: two pins + a mug customized with the DAGON’s poster.

From 50 euro: two pins + a mug + an exclusive T-Shirt of the movie.

These new rewards are going to be added to already existing rewards.

 [ITA Version]

Cos’è DAGON?

Tratto dall’omonimo racconto dello scrittore di culto H.P. Lovecraft, DAGON è un film d’animazione claymation che con ironia e stravaganza cala le atmosfere sovrannaturali e spaventose dello scrittore americano all’interno dell’estetica tipica dei film d’azione anni Ottanta, con Arnold Schwarzenegger. Come se Cthulhu incontrasse “Predator”.
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La storia

1919: un uomo si getta dall’ultimo piano di un palazzo nella periferia di San Francisco, in California. Fortunatamente sopravvive al tentativo di suicidio riportando, tuttavia, la lesione della spina dorsale che lo costringe sulla sedia a rotelle. Quell’uomo è Howard, un veterano dell’esercito americano di rientro dalla Prima Guerra Mondiale: ha visto e vissuto molte esperienze orribili durante i suoi anni al fronte, ma nulla a confronto di quella che racconta ossessivamente nelle pagine del suo diario a largo dell’Oceano Pacifico. Fatto prigioniero da una nave tedesca, dopo soli cinque giorni riesce a fuggire, portando con sé pochi viveri su di una scialuppa; vaga alla deriva nel mare finché un pomeriggio, dopo essersi addormentato, si risveglia arenato su una sorta di isola dal terreno fangoso, grigio, ricoperto di pesci morti e in putrefazione. Riluttante, decide di lasciare la sua imbarcazione per esplorare il territorio circostante. Dopo giorni di cammino arriva a un crepaccio, al cui interno si trova acqua oceanica; sul versante opposto si trova un enorme monolito decorato con bassorilievi a tema subacqueo. Mentre è teso in osservazione del monumento, la sua attenzione viene catturata da un gigantesco vortice marino dal quale, con sommo orrore dell’uomo, fuoriescono due arti titanici, seguiti da un altrettanto ciclopico corpo squamoso e viscido, ad abbracciare la pietra del monolito. Alla vista di quella creatura, Howard, è colto da un profondo senso di terrore e disgusto che gli provoca un tremendo dolore fisico e lo costringe a perdere i sensi. Quando rinviene si trova in una stanza dell’ospedale di San Francisco. Da quel momento l’immagine dell’orrenda creatura lo perseguita, e l’unico modo per calmarsi è scrivere esattamente ogni ricordo relativo a quella assurda esperienza. Ma il senso di angoscia è troppo forte e Howard prova a farla finita. Senza successo.

Arnold, un soldato con il quale Howard ha condiviso il fronte, viene a conoscenza del malessere drammatico del suo amico e si precipita in ospedale. Quello che trova al suo arrivo non è più l’uomo con cui ha combattuto fianco a fianco e che è stato capace di salvargli la vita: appare come invecchiato di dieci anni, impaurito e svuotato della propria umanità. Come se gli occhi di Howard avessero incrociato lo sguardo del Demonio; come se questo gli avesse rivelato la sua vera natura. Howard con un filo di voce confessa all’amico di non aver tentato il suicidio, ma di essere stato costretto a saltare da quella finestra per sfuggire alle grinfie di DAGON: il mostro terrificante che ha incontrato su quell’isola sperduta. Arnold non riesce a sopportare quanto ha davanti agli occhi, e pur non comprendendo fino in fondo l’accaduto, promette all’amico di uccidere la creatura che lo perseguita, qualunque cosa sia. Howard ha come un sussulto e consegna all’amico il suo taccuino, sul quale ha appuntato ogni piccolo ricordo. Ha persino abbozzato delle coordinate per rintracciare l’isola, dimora del terrore puro: DAGON. Il soldato sfoglia il taccuino fino all’ultima pagina, sulla quale si fa notare una sorta di disegno raffigurante un essere titanico e dal volto deforme, da cui pendono tentacoli viscidi e squamosi. La bestia cinge un’enorme pietra, come se volesse proteggerla da un attacco imminente. Arnold distoglie lo sguardo dal disegno per fissare Howard, tremante sulla sedia a rotelle e intento a fissare il vuoto. L’uomo abbassa la testa e si convince a partire per quella maledetta isola; ma questo non è un lavoro per un solo soldato, c’è bisogno di una squadra: la squadra di mercenari più letale del mondo. Sette uomini di quella specie dovrebbero bastare per raggiungere l’isola e dare la caccia a quel brutto ceffo di DAGON.

Cosa faremo con i soldi?

DAGON è un progetto molto difficile da proporre a produttori e finanziatori, sia italiani che stranieri. È un adattamento personale e stravagante che ha bisogno di uno sviluppo narrativo e grafico ulteriore per riuscire a coinvolgere le persone giuste, al fine di realizzare il film. La campagna Kickstarter potrebbe aiutarci a vincere la diffidenza di tanti, permettendoci di sviluppare il soggetto in uno script e definire l’intero concept artistico del film che comprende il design di personaggi, creature e ambienti, e uno storyboard di tutte le scene d’azione e di quelle più significative. Se questo non bastasse, grazie alle vostre donazioni sarà possibile realizzare un Teaser di presentazione del film di 5 minuti, sorta di estratto dalla pellicola nella quale mostrare la tecnica d’animazione, i nostri set – tra i quali l’isola descritta da Lovecraft e la San Francisco del 1919 – e naturalmente i character principali in azione come il Tenente Arnold e il gigantesco e orribile DAGON! Solo con il vostro aiuto riusciremo a realizzare questo sviluppo, mostrando al meglio un progetto così impegnativo particolare.

Come adattare DAGON?

Lo sviluppo della sceneggiatura consiste nell’adattare il racconto nella maniera più fedele possibile, inserendolo nel primo atto del film per poi distaccarcene completamente. La storia ha inizio esattamente come nel racconto di Lovecraft, con un uomo ossessionato da un bruttissimo evento vissuto durante la Prima Guerra Mondiale. Tale esperienza lo costringe a gettarsi dall’ultimo piano di un palazzo di San Francisco. Meglio la morte, piuttosto che finire tra le grinfie del terribile DAGON! È proprio in questo punto che la nostra sceneggiatura prende un percorso differente rispetto a quello previsto dello scrittore americano. Nel suo straordinario racconto, l’uomo in questione muore a causa della terribile caduta, mentre nel film sopravvive restando paraplegico. Questa suggestione ci permette di continuare l’avventura raccontata da Lovecraft e contaminarla con un genere cinematografico particolarmente amato e affascinante: l’action americano vecchia maniera. È qui che simbolicamente Lovecraft e Schwarzenegger s’incontrano, dandosi il cambio, come in un ipotetico incontro di wrestling. È nostra intenzione, infatti, rendere l’uomo del racconto il più possibile somigliante allo scrittore americano [il suo personaggio nello script si chiama Howard, appunto], mentre il soldato che parte per uccidere DAGON dovrebbe mostrare le stesse caratteristiche fisiche del sette volte Mister Olympia e attore austriaco. Questi due personaggi sono entrambi sopravvissuti agli orrori della guerra e la loro amicizia è nata proprio al fronte. Arnold [esatto!] va a trovare Howard in ospedale, ed è lì che il nostro Lovecraft – idealmente s’intende – consegna il diario con il racconto di DAGON a Schwarzenegger e lo induce a scontrarsi contro la sua più famosa creatura. Si tratta naturalmente di un puro gioco di rimandi, di suggestioni letterarie e cinematografiche, tuttavia appare un modo del tutto originale e dannatamente divertente per riproporre e reinventare la mitologia dell’autore del Necronomicon o de Le Montagne della Follia.

Perché Lovecraft in Claymotion?

Realizzare questo script in claymation è un’ulteriore sfida: restituire con ironia atmosfere letterarie altissime – come quelle di Lovecraft, appunto – è senza dubbio una delle prerogative del mio cinema. Qualche anno fa ho avuto la fortuna di adattare uno tra i racconti più noti di E.A. Poe, “Il gatto nero”, utilizzando proprio questa tecnica e il risultato mi ha soddisfatto molto. Le atmosfere di Poe – mentore di Lovecraft – filtrate attraverso l’animazione hanno riempito questo mio piccolo cortometraggio di una sorta di “gioia macabra” che mostra pieghe dell’animo umano scure e profonde attraverso un linguaggio diretto, divertito e poetico. Un cartone animato insolito e stravagante, che ripropone con un linguaggio moderno e cinefilo il lavoro di un grandissimo scrittore. Per DAGON il percorso sarebbe il medesimo, ma molto più in grande. Questa volta si tratta di un lungometraggio che si propone di ampliare i confini delineati dal racconto originale creando un universo nel quale la cultura Geek, fatta di riferimenti al cinema cult, attori ipertrofici, creature spaventose, sparatorie e cazzotti, abbraccia quella della grande letteratura e della poesia. Un esperimento del tutto inedito per l’animazione che, soprattutto in questi ultimi anni, si è irrigidita sul target canonico trascurando enormi potenzialità di sperimentazione. 

Perché Kickstarter?

Kickstarter rappresenta senza dubbio il canale migliore per consentire la realizzazione di questo progetto. L’idea di comunità che lavora fianco a fianco e permette a prodotti ambiziosi e originali di essere concretizzati, mi appartiene molto. Ogni mio film ha avuto il supporto di professionisti e amici, che hanno creduto in me e nei miei progetti e si sono spesi in prima persona. Ma come dicevamo, questa volta la cosa è più grande di me e dei miei amici. Abbiamo quindi bisogno dell’aiuto di tutti coloro che amano Lovecraft o che vorrebbero vedere un uomo di cento chili (di muscoli!) fare a cazzotti con DAGON! In pieno stile Schwarzy! C’è un solo modo per realizzare un cartone animato di questo tipo: coinvolgere attivamente tutti coloro che vorrebbero vederlo. Tutti coloro che sentono la mancanza dei vecchi film di John Carpenter o di John McTiernan, e che aspettano da sempre di vedere le creature e l’universo creati dal genio di Lovecraft riproposte sul grande schermo in modo originale, potente e stravagante.

Chi siamo

Paolo Gaudio – Regista e Sceneggiatore

Paolo Gaudio, classe 1981, è regista e sceneggiatore. Nel 2003 si laurea in Filosofia all’UNICAL (Università della Calabria) e due anni dopo si diploma in regia cinematografica alla NUCT (Nuova Università del Cinema e della Televisione) di Roma. Autore di cortometraggi di genere fantastico, è impegnato da anni nella sperimentazione di tecniche d’animazione quali stop motion, cut out animation e computer grafica. “Fantasticherie di un Passeggiatore Solitario” segna il suo esordio nel lungometraggio. Con questo film ha vinto diversi premi internazionali: Grand Prix a La Samain du Cinema Fantastique (2014), Best World Film Award al Boston Science Fiction Film Festival (2015), Audience Award al Fantastic Cinema Festival di Little Rock (2015).

Gianluca Maruotti – Illustratore e Animatore

Gianluca Maruotti è un illustratore freelance, creatore di burattini, regista e animatore stop motion con sede a Roma. Realizza video animati per il cinema, la TV e video clip per molti musicisti. Note le sue illustrazioni per riviste e libri illustrati, realizzate per lo più in plastilina.

Angelo Poggi – Producer

Angelo Poggi è uno dei produttori europei più attivi nella produzione di serie televisive di animazione per bambini. Ha prodotto alcune serie in coproduzione con le principali emittenti nazionali – come RAI Italia– e internazionali – come BKN Spagna, HAHN FILM Germania, Epidem ZOT Finlandia. Le serie prodotte da Angelo Poggi sono in onda sui più importanti canali televisivi in Europa, tra cui RAI 2 (Italia), Disney Channel e Canal Plus (Francia), RTP (Portogallo), RTL2 e KIKA (Germania),  France, MTV OY (Finlandia, Norvegia), NRK, ORF (Austria), Duna TV (Ungheria). Angelo Poggi ha prodotto oltre 3.600 minuti di animazione.

Risks and challenges

[ENG]
As many of you have noticed, the character of Lieutenant Arnold has all the physical features of one of the most famous actors in the world and a former Governor of California - Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Each time I think about the project - and it happens to me at least six times a day - I can not stop imagining Schwarzenegger coming to blows and fighting the DAGON - the guardian of the monolith and the deepest terror conceived by Lovecraft and. If we succeed in this campaign with you, then we will do everything to get this extraordinary man and an actor to lend his voice to our hero character together with his "action" attitude and experience in matters of shooting and fistfight for this project. That won't be easy obviously, but if the development of the script, the artistic concept and especially the Teaser will come out as I imagine, I am sure that we will at least have a chance. However, if that does not work with Arnold getting into this game, that is just enough for us to change a bit the design of the character to avoid the most obvious similarities with the Predator actor, making sure, however, that he has the muscular and wiry look of the classic action hero in the American cinema.

[ITA]
Come molti di voi avranno notato il personaggio del Tenente Arnold presenta le fattezze fisiche di uno degli attori più famosi al mondo: l’ex Governatore della California Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ogni volta che penso a questo progetto – e mi capita almeno sei volte al giorno – non riesco a smettere di immaginare Schwarzy che si azzuffa e prende a calci il terrore profondo concepito da Lovecraft: il guardiano del monolito, DAGON. Se la campagna andrà a buon fine, faremo di tutto per convincere questo straordinario uomo e attore a prestare la sua voce, la sua attitudine “action” e la sua esperienza in materie di sparatorie e scazzottate per questo progetto. Non sarà facile – questo è evidente – ma se lo sviluppo dello script, del concept artistico e soprattutto del Teaser verrà fuori come lo immagino, sono certo che riusciremo ad avere quantomeno una chance. Tuttavia, se non dovesse funzionare e Arnold non volesse entrare in questa partita, ci basterà modificare il design del suo personaggio evitando le somiglianze più evidenti con l’attore di Predator, assicurandomi, però, l’aspetto muscoloso e nerboruto del classico eroe action del cinema americano.

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    Production Diary + hard copy of the Original Script + three vignettes of the storyboard + DVD Teaser + Soundtrack + Premiere + Special Art.

    With 150 euro more you will also possess an original drawing of the creatures or of DAGON sets.

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    Pledge €500 or more About $566

    Production Diary + Original Script in digital copy + Original Script in hard copy signed by the director + Soundtrack + + DVD Teaser + three vignettes of the storyboard + Premiere + Special Art + Special Q&A.

    In addition to the whole list of items you are entitled, you will also get the opportunity to have an exclusive live conversation with the film's director Paolo Gaudio on Skype.

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    Pledge €750 or more About $850

    Production Diary + digital copy of the Original script + hard copy of the Script signed by the director + Soundtrack + DVD Teaser + Premiere + Special Art + Special Q&A + Thank you in the credits.

    You are in effect in the film and deserve to be in the credits: Your name will appear in ringraziamente director and production.

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About $1,133

    Production Diary + digital copy of the Original Script + hard copy of the Script signed by the director + DVD Teaser + Soundtrack + Premiere + Special Art + Special Q&A +Thank you in the credits of the film + a Day on the set

    At this point you defenitely represent one of the team and you are entitled to come to the set and spend the full long day with animators and the director watching live them working on the film. The visits on the DAGON's set will be held between January and March 2016

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    Pledge €1,500 or more About $1,699

    Production Diary + digital copy of the Original Script + hard copy of the Script signed by the director + DVD Teaser + Soundtrack + Premiere + Special Art Special + Q&A + Thank You in the credits of the film + One day on the set for you and a friend.

    You will not only spend a day on a set fully experiencing DAGON filming, but you can also bring your best friend, your girlfriend/boyfriend or your mum/dad if you prefer. The visits on the DAGON's set will be held between January and March 2016

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    Pledge €2,500 or more About $2,832

    Production Diary + digital copy of the Original Script + hard copy of the Script signed by the director + DVD Teaser + Soundtrack + Premiere + Special Art Special + Q&A + Thank You in the credits of the film + One day on the set for you and a friend (The visits on the DAGON's set will be held between January and March 2016) + Original Frame-Numbered film in a digital copy.

    You are entitled to an original piece of the film: an animation frame taken directly from the editing time line with a number of matrix that proves you own the very unique piece.

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    Pledge €3,000 or more About $3,398

    Production Diary + digital copy of the Original Script + hard copy of the Script signed by the director + DVD Teaser + Soundtrack + Premiere + Special Art Special + Q&A + Thank You in the credits of the film + One day on the set for you and a friend (The visits on the DAGON's set will be held between January and March 2016) + Original Numbered Frame of the film in a digital copy + printed&framed Original Film Frame.

    Your rewards are growing. The same original numbered frame that you receive in digital copy, we will print and frame for you.

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    Pledge €5,000 or more About $5,663

    Production Diary + digital copy of the Original Script + hard copy of the Script signed by the director + DVD Teaser + Soundtrack + Premiere + Special Art Special + Q&A + Thank You in the credits of the film + One day on the set for you and a friend (The visits on the DAGON's set will be held between January and March 2016) + Original Numbered Frame of the film in a digital copy + printed&framed Original Film Frame + copy of Special Edition of DAGON's teaser in Bluray.

    You've earned a copy of the teaser in Special Ediction Bluray with exclusive interview and backstage. Also a special booklet with all the art of DAGON.

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    Pledge €6,000 or more About $6,796

    Production Diary + digital copy of the Original Script + hard copy of the Script signed by the director + Soundtrack + DVD Teaser + Premiere + Special Art Special + Q&A + Thank You in the credits of the film + One day on the set for you and a friend (The visits on the DAGON's set will be held between January and March 2016) + Original Numbered Frame of the film in a digital copy + printed&framed Original Film Frame + copy of Special Edition of DAGON's teaser in Bluray + Original Sculpture of DAGON Monster.‬

    A sculpture made in limited edition portraying the terrible Dagon.‬

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    Pledge €7,000 or more About $7,929

    Production Diary + digital copy of the Original Script + hard copy of the Script signed by the director + Soundtrack + DVD Teaser + Premiere + Special Art Special + Q&A + Thank You in the credits of the film + One day on the set for you and a friend (The visits on the DAGON's set will be held between January and March 2016) + Original Numbered Frame of the film in a digital copy + printed&framed Original Film Frame + copy of Special Edition of DAGON's teaser in Bluray + Original Sculpture of DAGON Monster + Credit as an Associate Producer of the Film + Sculpture Original Monster DAGON + Credit as associate producer + A puppet build in your image that will appear in the teaser.

    You are truly a key part of the team now and you are fully entitled to the credit as an Associate Producer of DAGON. Also, we realize a puppet in your own image to use as background action on the streets of San Francisco.

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