THERIANS: The Awakening (A Motion Comic)
Brought to the Americas during the human trafficking trade, Therians are a unique race of shape-shifting pre-humans, each more powerful than ten men. Governments around the world have forced them underground, secretly monitoring their existence and brainwashing them to have zero consciousness of their true history.
The only hope for their liberation lies within the will of a mute, teenaged Therian boy named Abin Best. But will he choose to take on the responsibility to help his people regain their rightful place as Gods among men?
My name is B. Van Randall. I am the writer, creator, director and producer of the Therians: The Awakening graphic novel and motion comic series. Like the main character of Therians: The Awakening, Abin Best, I am from and currently reside in Detroit, MI.
I am the founder of Strait City Productions (a film and production company) as well as Verse Comics USA (a comic book publishing company). To see more of my work please take a moment to visit www.VerseComicsUSA.com and www.TheGhettoNerd.com. If you want to learn more about me please feel free to check out my EPK by clicking this link: [B. Van Randall Electronic Press Kit]
In 2016, my team and I completed Volume 1 of my graphic novel titled Therians: The Awakening.
In 2017, we began turning the completed graphic novel into an animated motion comic.
Due to budget constraints we were only able to animate the first chapter of the seven chapter volume. Audiences in different cities loved what we put together for the first chapter and many inquiries have been made asking when the next chapters will be completed.
The first chapter also made its way onto Cartoon Connect's YouTube Channel and is being streamed to over 1 million people!
Since we are posting the videos online for free and earning very little revenue from it at the moment, we have decided to turn to crowdfunding as a way to help us finish producing the series.
"Therians: The Awakening" has been described by online audiences, as well as audiences in New York and Michigan, as a riveting and compelling film. This fantastical historical fiction not only seeks to entertain but to also enlighten.
With your help we will be able to continue producing this project. Chapters 2 through 7 bring the story to the not too distant future when Therians have been seamlessly and deceptively assimilated into modern day society. Unwittingly awaiting to be liberated by the 13th son.
Watch the entire first chapter here:
We are looking to raise $3,500.00 in order to animate chapter 2. In the event that we successfully reach this goal we will continue to push to raise money to produce chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. These later chapters will be stretch goals for us.
Your contributions will go toward the following:
- Voice Talent
- Production Crew
- Sound Engineering
- Marketing and promotion of the final project
Our goals will be as follows:
- Goal #1 = $3,500 (Completion of Chapter 2 Animation)
- Stretch Goal = $9,700.00 (Completion of Chapter 2 and 3 Animation)
- Stretch Goal 2 = $15,500.00 (Completion of Chapter 2, 3 and 4 Animation)
- Stretch Goal 3 = $21, 500.00 (Completion of Chapter 2, 3, 4 and 5 Animation)
- Stretch Goal 4 = $27,300.00(Completion of Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 Animation)
- Stretch Goal 5 = $30,600.00 (Completion of Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 Animation)
We have really put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into bringing Therians to the world.
We humbly ask that you help us to continue making this vision a reality.
Risks and challenges
One of our main risks and challenges is going to be our ability to stay on a strict production schedule for animation. As well as meeting the deadlines for delivering some of our rewards. Some of our rewards will require time because they are being custom made, which can be quite challenging.
Finding and casting the right voice actors will be a bit of a challenge as well. But we are up for the challenge. We have solved our issues before by casting international voice actors for key roles.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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