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I am seeking funds to begin filming SEED IN THE SAND, the second in my animated trilogy, which began with BLOOD TEA AND RED STRING.
I am seeking funds to begin filming SEED IN THE SAND, the second in my animated trilogy, which began with BLOOD TEA AND RED STRING.
112 backers pledged $7,360 to help bring this project to life.

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I am seeking funds to begin filming SEED IN THE SAND, the second film in my stop motion animated trilogy, which began with BLOOD TEA AND RED STRING.

I am almost ready to begin filming the first scenes.  Now I need the equipment that will make it possible.  I will use the Kickstarter funds gathered to purchase a Canon 7D camera, a computer, the programs necessary to produce my film digitally in HD and the materials I need to complete the sets.  This feature length film will take approximately five years to complete.

Though this film takes place in the same world, it is in a distant time and place from the land where Blood Tea and Red String took place. The creatures here are similar but of another race. Seed in the Sand opens where Blood Tea and Red String ends, in the live action world inhabited by the masked woman. She is in a burned and lifeless forest, dressed in a red coat carrying a red bag. After digging a small hole she reaches into the red bag, pulls out the large golden gem and plants it in the ground. When she has departed, small white creatures with long pointy ears and red beaks emerge from their nests to watch the spot until one day a sprout emerges.

This sprout grows into a large bush with leaves of book pages and a white cloth pod sewn up with red stitching. After dreaming of an island shrine, one of the white creatures plucks the precious pod and goes away with it across the sea of sand in a boat made of a discarded map, abandoning his mate and their egg.

On his journey, he meets a trio of gem mining island dwellers, covered in black fur with pointy ears and black beaks, who are keen to have the pod for themselves. As he makes his escape from them, his very life is in danger when he meets a ferocious blue sea monster intending to drag him down under the sand to its lair. The island dwellers remain in hot pursuit crowded into a teacup rowing with a silver spoon.

Moments filled with love and tenderness, eyes filled with dangerous greed, heroic acts and adventure all await you in this new film. I need your help to bring it to life! 

A LITTLE NOTE ABOUT THE REWARDS:  It turns out that each backer can only select one reward option.  If you choose one of the limited rewards, but have pledged enough to add one of the other non-limited rewards just let me know in a message what you would like and I can add it to your shipment.  Thanks for your support!

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    Access to all the project updates I post on Kickstarter and your name in the credits of the completed feature film as a contributor.

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    A personalized autographed 8x10 photo of me, Christiane Cegavske. I will make it out to you or the person of your choice thanking you for your contribution, project updates and your name in the credits of the completed feature film as a contributor.

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    A personalized autographed 8x10 headshot style photo of the hero, red-beaked white creature. I will make it out to you or the person of your choice thanking you for your contribution, project updates and your name in the credits of the completed feature film as a contributor.

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    A personalized autographed 8x10 headshot style photo of one of the villains, black antlered creature. I will make it out to you or the person of your choice thanking you for your contribution, project updates and your name in the credits of the completed feature film as a contributor.

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    An 11"x17" signed film poster of the red-beaked white creatures on the set, project updates and your name in the credits of the completed feature film as a contributor.

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    A flipbook of the red-beaked white creatures doing something interesting, project updates and your name in the credits of the completed feature film as a contributor.

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    HEADSHOT COMBO PACKAGE! Includes all three personalized autographed 8x10 headshot style photos; including me, the hero and the villain, made out to you or the person of your choice, project updates and your name in the credits of the completed feature film as a contributor.

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    POSTER AND FLIPBOOK COMBO PACKAGE! includes the 11"x17" signed film poster of the red-beaked white creatures on the set and the flipbook of the red-beaked white creatures doing something interesting, project updates and your name in the credits of the completed feature film as a contributor.

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    PREMIUM REWARD COMBO PACKAGE! Includes all three personalized autographed 8x10 headshot style photos; including me, the hero and the villain, made out to you or the person of your choice; an 11"x17" signed film poster of the red-beaked white creatures on the set; a flipbook of the red-beaked white creatures doing something interesting; the project updates and your name in the credits of the completed feature film as a contributor.

    AND AS AN EXTRA BONUS, when Seed in the Sand is completed, 5 or 6 years if all goes as planned, I will send you a copy of the movie.

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    Limited edition felt finger puppets. Set of 5 includes mother, father and baby red-beaked white creatures, one black antlered bad guy and the blue sea monster in a soft red drawstring bag that could double as their nest with a signed document of authenticity stating its number in the edition, project updates and your name in the credits of the completed feature film as a contributor.

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    A limited edition replica of an approximately one foot long branch from the pod tree with leaves of book pages, includes three leaves and one pod, made especially for you with a certificate stating its number in the edition and thanking you for your contribution, project updates and your name in the credits of the completed feature film as a contributor.

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    PUPPETS AND POD BRANCH REWARDS COMBO!!! Limited edition felt finger puppets set of 5 includes mother, father and baby red-beaked white creatures, one black antlered bad guy and the blue sea monster in a soft red drawstring bag that could double as their nest with a signed document of authenticity stating its number in the edition. PLUS A limited edition replica of an approximately one foot long branch from the pod tree with leaves of book pages, includes three leaves and one pod, made especially for you with a certificate stating its number in the edition and thanking you for your contribution, project updates and your name in the credits of the completed feature film as a contributor.

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    The honorary title of "executive producer" in the film's credits and any of the above rewards you would like and project updates. When Seed in the Sand is completed, 5 or 6 years if all goes as planned, I will send you a copy of the movie and an invitation to any VIP events scheduled for the film's premiere.

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