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Chainwheel ProductionsBy Chainwheel Productions
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Chainwheel ProductionsBy Chainwheel Productions
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$57,339
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733
backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, March 31 2019 2:28 PM UTC +00:00.

About

About Canvas

Characters

Grandpa Arthur
Grandpa Arthur
Amara/Daughter
Amara/Daughter
Aura/Granddaughter
Aura/Granddaughter

CANVAS centers around a grandfather who is trying to regain his inspiration after suffering a loss.

This story is something we can all relate to. Sometimes in life things happen that make it hard for you to keep fighting for what you love. It's not so much a matter of ability, but rather a testament to the will of the human spirit. We can all find strength and creativity in the most surprising places and this story exemplifies that. 

Our Goal

Making an animated film is hard work. Everything from art to the final product takes tons of effort from talented people. We're hoping to raise at least $40,000 to get us through the production and post-production process. We have a stretch goal of $55,000 to make this the best quality film as it can possibly be. This project is extremely near and dear to our hearts and we hope you can help us bring it to life! 

Production Costs
Production Costs

Our Team

This project is such a collaborative effort. We've put together a team from all over the world of incredibly talented artists and each of them have brought something special to the film.


Frank Abney III - Director

Frank began working in the entertainment world over a decade ago. He's been fortunate to work in Games, TV, and Film, on a variety of projects. Most recent include: "Tomb Raider" (2013), Disney's "Frozen" and "Big Hero 6" (Academy Award winners for "Best Animated Feature"), DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda 3", and "Boss Baby" (Academy Award Nominee for "Best Animated Feature"), Pixar's "Coco" (Academy Award winner for "Best Animated Feature"), and "Incredibles 2" (Academy Award Nominee for "Best Animated Feature").

Paige Johnstone - Producer

Paige has worked on academy award nominated films at major studios such as DreamWorks and Pixar. Paige's background in animation gives her a unique perspective on how to get things done in an efficient manner while always maintaining the creative integrity of any project she works on. 

TB Choi - Character Designer

Sojin (TB) is a freelance character designer. TB has been instrumental in creating some of the characters of Canvas, bringing masterful appeal. Her design for Mom elevated the character to a whole new level. When she's not creating gorgeous pieces of art, she's teaching drawing skills.

Randy Bishop - Character Designer

Randy is a hard working and talented character designer who has been working as a freelancer for the past several years in the animation, gaming, and publishing industries. Randy has a passion for storytelling and cherishes any opportunity to be part of a project that tells a good story. He lives in eastern Idaho with his wife and four kiddos. Randy's character design for Grandpa brought something truly special to the film. 


More Info

Website: thecanvasfilm.com

Twitter: @CanvasFilm

Instagram: @canvasfilm

Contact us: canvasfilmcontact@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

One of our biggest challenges is trying to plan for the unexpected. With such a large team, and such a technical process, things are always bound to creep up unexpectedly. We've done our absolute best to prepare for these things, but won't be able to do so without reaching our goal amount!

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