About this project
How many times have you heard this warning? Have you ever really considered the implications? Allow us to show you...
"Is your life dull, predictable and old hat? Does your soul lack its former lustre and shine? It does? Well, fear no more, because you have now definitely arrived in the right place! Welcome to a new diversion and perversion that will let you in to explore the dark chambers of your deepest, most secret desires. But don't fret because it's humorous too! Oh yes! For this is Christmas in the Hell you've always wanted! The tale of the Lenzkirch is an intense story designed to delight,frighten and enlighten. It's all about a very unique Advent calendar purchased in an old curiosity shop,that is rumoured to possess (or be possessed by) powers to bestow gifts that free and heal the soul. At a price of course".
Setting the tale at Christmas time in Victorian Era London, we've created a new and twisted tale of an Advent that bestows very unique gifts over the twelve days. But at what price?
This is the story is of a good man who becomes transformed from his rigid lifestyle and crosses lines until they become nothing but a blur as he rapidly descends into the darkness without hesitation.
Slowly the Lenzkirch manifests itself over twelve days to show who the true master is. It presents its rare fruit to taste and savour, but these gifts come with a lofty price. And when their effects wear off, they leave you anxious for the next day with pangs of withdrawal eating away at your soul.
The Lenzkirch Advent is a joint collaboration from Tim Dry, Eric Fabiaschi, and Eric Gross. Pooling three creative talents to produce the "Anti-Advent."
A darkly humored worst Christmas on record. These days people endure so much stress and often loathe the holiday seasons that they begin to contemplate "What If" and smile to themselves as they image unspeakable cruelties they only wish they could act upon. Just once.
We have presented those temptations animated in all their glory!
A story of what one person could do when pushed to the brink if his inhibitions were removed.
Telling a story is not always as simple as sitting down with a piece of paper and a good idea. We are creators, and lean towards the visual spectrum. So we sat down to put our thinking caps on how best to present our little drama. After much negotiations, the concept was born and we set to work. With Tim Dry being in London, Eric located in Connecticut, and myself in New Jersey, we had distance and time as one of the factors to learn to work around.
Storyboards were created to set the scene and tone using actor, mime artist and writer Tim Dry as the main character. From there, several photo shoots were set up at his end in England to have him play his part over the twelve days, getting into character, and sticking closely to the script.
"We have a fast paced tale set in the style of a Victorian mystery serial."
Discovered in an old curiosity shop the Lenzkirch makes itself comfortable in its new home. Upon attempting to open the first window a treasure is offered up in exchange for the smallest drop of blood. But the Lenzkirch now begins to slowly work its magic in small imperceptible ways at first.
Each day the Advent rewards, but unseen, it also takes it's payment. And what is being gifted and claimed is not of a physical nature that a value can be placed upon.
Little by little the man is given back that which he has lost until the last window is opened on the twelfth night...
We have created twelve short animated montages to usher you from one day to the next. Tim has narrated each day and scored a soundtrack for each that adds a dimension of an ominous nature that compels you to watch day after day with growing anticipation.
Subtly and imperceptibly, the lines of a proper upbringing are diluted until all restraint and decorum are cast off. It is as though a voice has awoken in the back of your mind telling you to "just do it and worry about it later". But later is fast approaching as our main character rushes to embrace the gifts of the Lenzkirch.
The scenes tell the tale in an unfolding series of images, but the real magic is listening to each day narrated by Mr. Dry's hypnotic tones and compelling soundtracks.
Strangely reminiscent music haunts you and takes on an edge of menace as the Lenzkirch begins to stretch it's legs.
Each day of the Advent is reveals hidden meanings and hints at an undercurrent unraveling a carefully built facade. Traversing the razor's edge provided by the gifts from the Advent, a life long balance is delicately turned into a headlong rush of abandonment to regain what was once lost.
Wondering what you get? How about Everything!!!
• A beautifully designed outer box
• The Lenzkirch DVD compilation
• The history written by Tim Dry
• A set of 12 Lenzkirch post cards
• A reproduction of the Lenzkirch Advent in exquisite detail.
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- A rich interactive menu using the windows of the Advent as menu choices.
- A short introduction to set the story
- The Twelve days of the Advent, each day of the Lenzkirch is chapter marked so you can choose any day you want, or watch in its entirety.
- The Pandoric Solutent, adds the the missing element of the familiar animated styles of the Followers of the Pandorics as each day is opened, literally, by another piece of the puzzle being solved before your eyes and you begin to see the very complex tale and hidden symbols come into light.
- The history of the Lenzkirch answers where it came from and who made it. But provides more visual clues and puzzles for fans of Pandorics. The tale of Otto Von Zimmler is disturbing to say the least.
- Storyboards were created for this project and show a very dark twisted humor at work in developing the series. It is fascinating to see how the concepts that were done in the USA and the photo shoots filmed in the U.K. meshed so well together that nothing was lost in translation.
- Bonus content is always a great extra. Tim Dry has added some of his videos of his own original music and his photographic art.He is very much a talented presence to discover if you have never had the opportunity.
- Secrets of the Symbols reveals the creative genius behind the Lenzkirch and begins to hint at a bigger picture. This project is only the beginning...
As a wonderful way of ushering in the enigma and complexity that is the Lenzkirch Advent, clues and hints about the objects will be revealed from time to time.
With each new revelation comes more questions as the meanings start to become clear and the true nature of this Pandoric leaves it's mark.
There are objects whose history is steeped in blood and those that are steeped in fire. This coin's history drips with both. This Roman coin is said to have passed through the hands of Judas himself, generals of the Roman Empire and the bishop princes of Germany. The coin itself is a curious object, showing the face of an emperor of Rome on side and the face of tragedy upon the other. It is stamped with the words "Fiat Justitia" (Let Justice Be Done) upon the emperor's side.
It is said that the coin passed from the hands of Protestants to those of Catholics time and time again and with it brought nothing but blood and misery. It moved from collector to collector before arriving in the hands of the Advent's maker, Otto Von Zimmler. He paid a small fortune for this piece of blood and treachery wreathed in gold. And now it waits for you as the Advent ticks away its movements in time and damnation. Of course, it is only a simple little coin. Isn't it?........(want to read more?)
The Key of Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn - This key belongs to the secret diary of the bishop prince himself. It once opened the secret enclaves of the pages that sent thousands to a fiery death. The key's history goes back much farther however, allegedly to the halls of Pontius Pilate of Judaea himself. This key once supposedly turned the tumblers of the secret journals of the fifth Prefect of the Roman province of Judaea. In describing Pilate's personality, Philo writes that he had "vindictiveness and a furious temper", and was "naturally inflexible, a blend of self-will and relentlessness".
He was a perfect vessel for the forces of Hell after the death of Christ. This key passed through many hands, each in turn stained with blood. The key was taken back to Germany after the Crusades. Its history after that is hazy at best. But the key has taken its place among the objects of the Advent and is now one of the myriad artifacts sought by mad and determined occultists throughout Europe.
Risks and challenges
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The work is finished and ready to go. Prior to the project finishing up, if it gets backed early enough, we will start production so that at close, we can have this ready to ship as soon as we can.
This production has more to it than meets the eyes. It is a calling card and signature of things to come in the future. Reading into the project you may already glimpse their are layers behind the simple facade of the exterior. This project is the foundation for creating more stories that interweave from one to the other and expand on an already elaborate genre we've created.
Getting this project backed is almost secondary to our true intentions of creating a new anthology and presenting it in the most thought provoking way. Our real challenge is building our reach and audience to make them aware we have much to offer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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