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By Lionel Quéroub
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Gash is an animated heroic fantasy series for 12+ audience. Written and directed by Olivier Paire and Lionel Queroub, Gash will take you on a journey through the desolated lands of the Great Plain full of charismatic characters and strange creatures.

The money we collect from pledges, apart from financing great rewards (including a lot of physical rewards), will help us to produce a PILOT, take part in festivals and film markets around the world, promote and engage a network with it.

(FR : Gash est une série d'animation destinée à un public de 12 ans et plus, passionné d’œuvres inscrites dans l'univers de l'Héroic Fantasy. Écrit et réalisé par Olivier Paire et Lionel Queroub, Gash vous entrainera dans un voyage à travers les terres désolées de la Grande Plaine peuplée de personnages charismatiques et d'étranges créatures.

L'argent récolté grâce à cette campagne servira, outre le financement de récompenses de qualité (notamment de nombreuses récompenses physiques), à produire un EPISODE PILOTE, participer à des festivals et marchés du film partout dans le monde et à promouvoir notre projet pour trouver un diffuseur.

There was a time when the Great Plain was a fertile and peaceful place. However for as long as any living thing can remember these flat lands have been torn apart by endless wars between the twelve species (the Tribes) divided into hundreds of clans. The wisest of tribes people agree that the first wars were started out of boredom. Ever since these clans have been locked in an endless war, turning the Great Plain into a barren mud-land. Our story begins with the arrival of a thirteenth tribe, The Maurks, gigantic and barbaric creatures who swept across the Great Plain, destroying everything in their path. Could this be the apocalypse the people of the Great Plain seemed to have been promised?

(FR :A une époque très lointaine, la Grande Plaine fut certainement une terre fertile et paisible, mais aussi loin d’où remontent les souvenirs, douze tribus, autant d’espèces différentes, divisées en d’innombrables clans, se font la guerre sur ces mornes reliefs sans fin. Les sages les plus érudits de la Grande Plaine sont d'accord sur une chose : les premières batailles ont surement débuté pour tromper l'ennui. Pendant des siècles, ces combats interminables ont transformé la Grande Plaine en une immense mare de boue, engloutissant les corps des vaincus. Au pire des affrontements, une treizième tribu, les Maurks, surgit des confins du monde connu. L'arrivée de ces improbables créatures barbares gigantesques détruisant tout sur leur passage, sonne comme l’apocalypse à laquelle les habitants de la Grande Plaine semble promis depuis bien longtemps. )

Olivier and I have known each other since Secondary School and have always shared a passion for animation. When I first saw his "Gash La Rage" comic book in 2006, I immediately loved it and thought that it could be a fantastic material for an epic heroic-fantasy animated series. We were both big fans of Conan the barbarian and Berserk and dreamed that one day we would have the opportunity to write a story of this scale. We worked to produce a professional production package to follow the traditional process of series financing in France (getting subventions from the dedicated French and European offices, visiting French networks looking for funding,...). The answer was always the same: what you are doing is great, but we only produce animation for -8 y/o audience in France. We understood that it would just not be possible to produce it in France with the traditional system. So we started working separately on other projects and in 2007, Onabok Edition published 'Gash La Rage' comics in France.

In 2015, I discovered the Kickstarter Website and loved it - backing exciting projects, getting awesome rewards and watching people's dreams becoming a reality is such a fantastic idea! Olivier and I thought it was the perfect fit for our Gash series project and resumed work on the animated series that we started years ago. We have now created a large universe with plenty of species, written background characters and developed the storyline for 2 seasons of 13 episodes of 26 minutes each.

We are hereby presenting our work, putting the fate of Gash the Animated Series in your hands.

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The defeated Zorbok clan army painfully walks through the Great Plain. Zorta, one of the most experienced Zorbok warriors, stops as he notices a human body half-swallowed into the mud. Checking the man is still alike, he pokes him with his spear. The hyper survival instinct of Gash makes him jump out of the mud instantaneously to face the danger. He quickly understands from the poor shape of his opponents that he will not need his gigantic sword. Zorta advices Gash to also flee the land as a terrible threat is coming this way with the Western wind. Gash notices how badly the Zorbok army was hit, with some of the warrior being severely injured. Zorta explains that Gash will certainly find plenty of ‘fresh mud’ to the East where clans war is still raging. On his way to the East, Gash encounters an inexperienced young clan - they try to mug him like they just did with a poor old Zorbok peasant of the area. The battle will end up demonstrating how weak their clan was, compared to Gash’s unparalleled skills as a swordsman.

(Version française en bas de page)

SPECIAL THANKS

A special thanks to Lea Nazaroff our Web designer, William Lee for providing English translations, Romain Lewinger for his technical support, Marc Lustigman and Noam Roubah from Darjeeling Prod for providing equipments for our video shooting and Louise Benisti for her great advices on building our campaign.

But above all for their friendship and unfailing support !

VERSION FRANCAISE:

POURQUOI KICKSTARTER ?

Olivier et moi nous connaissons depuis le collège et avons toujours partagé une passion pour l'animation. Quand j'ai vu pour la première fois sa bande dessinée "Gash La Rage" en 2006, j'ai tout de suite adoré et j'ai pensé que ça pourrait être un matériau fantastique pour une série d’animation épique d'heroic-fantasy. Nous étions tous les deux de grands fans de Conan le barbare et de Berserk et rêvions qu'un jour nous aurions l'opportunité d'écrire une histoire de cette envergure. Nous avons monté un dossier de production professionnel pour suivre le processus traditionnel de financement des séries en France (tenter d’obtenir des subventions des bureaux français et européens dédiés, montrer notre travail aux chaines françaises à la recherche de financement, ...). Mais La réponse a toujours été la même: ce que vous faites est super, mais nous ne produisons de l'animation que pour les enfants de moins de 8 ans en France. Nous avons compris qu'il ne serait tout simplement pas possible de le produire en France avec le système traditionnel. Onabok Edition a publié "Gash La Rage" en 2007 en France et Olivier et moi avons travaillé séparément sur d'autres projets. En 2015, j'ai découvert le site Web de Kickstarter et j’ai tout de suite adoré le principe. Soutenir des projets passionnants, obtenir de superbes récompenses et regarder les rêves des gens devenir une réalité a lentement mais surement fait son chemin dans mon esprit. Jusqu’à proposer à Olivier de reprendre le travail que nous avions commencé il y a des années sur la série animée pour pouvoir présenter notre vision directement à notre public. Nous avons créé un grand univers avec beaucoup d'espèces, écrit le background de nombreux personnages et développé une storyline pour 2 saisons de 13 épisodes de 26 minutes chacun. Nous avons donc décidé de présenter Gash sur Kickstarter, créant un engagement direct avec notre public. Nous vous présentons ici notre travail, remettant ainsi le destin de cette série d’animation qui nous tient tant à cœur entre vos mains !

L'HISTOIRE

L'armée vaincue du clan Zorbok marche péniblement à travers la Grande Plaine. Zorta, l'un des guerriers Zorbok les plus expérimentés, s'arrête alors qu'il remarque un corps humain à moitié avalé par la boue. Il approche sa lance de l’homme avec l’intention de le toucher pour vérifier qu’il est mort. Gash, alerté par son instinct de survie hyper développé, surgit de la boue instantanément pour faire face au danger - il se rend compte rapidement que les Zorbas tiennent à peine debout et ne présentent aucun danger.

Zorta conseille à Gash de quitter ce lieu car une menace terrible arrive avec le vent de l'Ouest. Les guerriers gravement blessés défilent devant Gash, témoignant de la violence du combat qui a eu lieu.

Zorta explique à Gash qu’il trouvera certainement beaucoup de «boue fraîche» où se vautrer à l'Est où la guerre des clans fait toujours rage. Gash suit le conseil du vieux Zorba.

Il croise sur son chemin un jeune clan inexpérimenté, qui a la mauvaise idée de vouloir le racketter comme ils viennent fièrement de le faire avec un vieux paysan zorbok sans défence. C'est l’occasion pour Gash de nous montrer ses talents hors pair au combat et de ridiculiser ce clan trop sûr de lui.

Risks and challenges

Here is how we intend to use the funds raised :

_Buying equipments such as computers which will be a big help in shortening the production time.
_ Hiring talented artists.
_ Creating new animations to make the Pilot.
_ Creating a new trailer with images from the Pilot.
_ Recording the music Nick Proch will compose for the Pilot with real instruments in a professional studio.
_ Manufacturing some promotional material such as a press kit or digital content.
_ Take part in several festivals and film markets in UK, US, France and Japan.
_ Manufacturing costs for backers rewards

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