"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" - Jimi Hendrix Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on June 27, 2014.
About this project
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Do you want to help change the world? To make the world glow a little brighter?
GLOW is an original 3D animation feature that will blow your heart wide open, unleashing the power of LOVE so you can start making that change, as our hero Aion did. But of course, in your own special way.
I believe we all have the POWER to make an impact, a positive difference in our world. We all have within ourselves the greatest power in the universe: A power that comes from deep within our hearts, the power of LOVE.
Hello, my name is Patrick Cheh. As an independent film producer, I've developed, financed, and produced a dozen feature films including the number one box office sensation in 2000 called The Watcher, starring Keanu Reeves. I thought I was going places.
Then, soon after, life changing events occurred which turned all that I thought was important to me completely upside down: status, power, money... That experience, which is a whole other story, totally changed and transformed me inside and out. Oddly enough though, I am a much happier, more thankful person now and much more appreciative of the wonder and beauty of life.
In my work, I still wanted to produce commercially successful films, but with a twist. So in 2008, I started WakingUp Media with the intention of creating crazy successful films that awaken hearts and minds.
Four years ago, my buddies SPIKE, a tremendously talented artist, and JOONG, a truly gifted storyteller, and I came up with a unique and what we believed to be a much needed concept for an animation feature. For the next four years, we poured in much love, energy, and nourishment (money), to grow that simple concept into a well-told story with amazing visuals.
A boy with a glowing heart... such a simple, yet powerful concept! Especially, a boy who grew up in a not so loving environment. A boy who grew up with a closed heart.
Imagine our hero's super-power coming not from an insect; not from being an alien; not from a freaky mutation; and not from some whimsically made up magic, but, from deep within his HEART ... from the power of LOVE.
A HERO ... with a glowing HEART ... fueled by the power of LOVE ... bringing BALANCE to the world!
Our hero's journey of discovering his power of LOVE, with help from a few of his friends, is what GLOW is all about.
A journey that leads our hero, AION, from the HAZE filled city/state of MIDAYA ...
to his frightening yet wondrous encounter with the plant/human like JINGOOS in the mystical land called DRESMA: A place where Aion discovers the source and the meaning of his GLOWING HEART.
and back to MIDAYA, to share his gift of GLOW with the world.
GLOW has action, humor, drama, heart, and philosophy that touches upon morality, ecology and spirituality ... a meaningful and fun film for children of all ages.
WANT TO SEE MORE?
LET'S GET GLOW MADE!
So, we set out to make GLOW into the most incredible, heart opening animation feature ever.
Boy, was I in for a surprise.
4 years later, with a ton of amazing artwork (all done by SPIKE!) and a solid first draft of the screenplay (Jonathan Roberts - THE LION KING), I am still knocking on doors of financiers, studios, and production companies for financing of GLOW. I had no idea that financing of an animation feature would be so challenging! I explored all my previous methods of financing; from pitching to studio and production company execs to attempting to pre-sell to international buyers. While everyone was interested in the concept, no one was willing to put up the financing because GLOW wasn't a "known" property, or an existing franchise.
Hello KICKSTARTER community!
Maybe all the NOs I’ve received were a blessing in disguise. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have met Kickstarter and YOU!
Wouldn’t it be totally refreshing to watch, and even better yet, BE a part of the creation of a motion picture that wildly entertains the world audience and at the same time touches us deep inside our hearts and souls?
A film that could possibly ignite our own glowing heart?
After all, isn't LOVE the only true transformative agent for changing ourselves and our world? Yes?
FINANCING A FEATURE ANIMATION costs tens of millions of dollars. While the studios typically make their films for over $100 million, we've identified several quality independent animation studios that can make GLOW come alive for a fraction of the cost.
My partners and I have already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring GLOW to where it is now and while ecstatic about the creative progress, we're at a point where we need your support.
BECOME A GLOWER NOW and be a part of the MAGIC that will be seen and experienced by millions around the world.
Please reach deep into your heart, and your pocket, and help co-create this epic LOVE story.
Become a GLOWER now by contributing any amount you wish, and join the growing global community of GLOWERS and help make the world GLOW a little brighter!
Lastly, I would like to share the following from Deepak Chopra:
1. What kind of a world would you want to live in?
2. What kind of a world would you want your children to live in?
3. What are you doing about it.
Thank you very much.
With much love and blessings,
Patrick Cheh, Co-Creator and Producer
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Risks and challenges
Making a feature film is truly a collaborative endeavor. Having developed, financed, and produced over dozen independent films, with total budgets of close to $100 million, I believe I have enough knowledge and experience to navigate through the movie making maze to tackle GLOW with some assurance of putting together the financing to make a successful film. Although there is no guarantee that this will happen, we've made tremendous progress and are very confident that GLOW will happen! Here's a brief glimpse of where GLOW is now:
GLOW - 3D Animation Feature
First Draft of Screenplay: Jonathan Roberts (The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame )
Co-Creator/Producer: Patrick Cheh (The Watcher - Keanu Reeves)
Initial character and concept designs are well in progress.
In discussion with a Canadian producer to obtain approximagely 1/3 of the budget from Canadian Tax/Service program.
In discussion with investment companies from Korea for approximately 1/3 of the budget pending US distribution.
In discussion with US distribution/production company (a mini-major) for possible partial financing and US distribution.
As you can see, there's lot going on. And, this is just the beginning.
As far as fulfillment, once our funding goal is reached, GLOW Storybook will be made and all rewards fulfilled.
Fulfillment production completion Date: Timeframe would be about 12 months to finish the GLOW Storybook.
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