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Last updated July 22, 2019

Frankie the Magicorn: A Gender Transition. Cartoon Style.

Join Frankie, a transgender magicorn, on his transition journey. Music video and animated short featuring incomparable trans talent.

Frankie the Magicorn: A Gender Transition. Cartoon Style.

Join Frankie, a transgender magicorn, on his transition journey. Music video and animated short featuring incomparable trans talent.

$5,886
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
88
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 22 2019 11:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 22, 2019

About

A Kickstarter hero appeared on the scene

With a story to tell and the mightiest need

To help other people, trans or not,

Understand that happiness is often hard-fought.


But he needed some money from backers like you

To make a music video and cartoon, too,

Featuring fantastic trans writers, musicians, and actors,

Real idealists and activists and world impactors.


Though his tale isn’t finished and this isn’t the script,

Here’s a peek into our hero’s life (just a bit).


Frankie was a magicorn with wings called "she"

But he wanted a horn and the pronoun "he."

His teen body morphed in ways unkind

That betrayed his true self, so he started to bind.


He was not his wings; they were just dead weight

He wanted to shed them and recreate.

But his efforts to transform were lonely and painful,

Because no one told him it wasn't shameful.


No one taught him that a body can take

Some time to craft into just the right shape.


That is, until Sabrina, Fairy of Transition,

Met dear Frankie and told him her mission:

To show him a supportive way, with other trans friends,

To fully express who he had always been.


The journey through therapy, top surgery, and shots

Was difficult, it was complicated, but it was not

For one second regretted, because, thank goodness, FINALLY,

He could look into the mirror and see a “he.”


If you know what it’s like to struggle within,

To feel like you’re not at home in your skin,

Then you know how much it would truly mean

To be supported and guided and honestly seen.


Please give to our team, help make a dent

In our project goal. We’ll match 10 percent

To give to trans groups with righteous motives

If we’re fully funded when the deadline closes.


Thank you for your support! 

Love, Team Frankie


Funding goals:

$40,000: Animated music video about Frankie's transition, featuring trans-fronted cabaret rock band, Sarah and the Safeword. 

$60,000: Fully animated, 11-minute short film created by a small team.

$80,000: Fully animated short film with entry-level and student animators. You will enable young animators to gain industry experience working on a beautiful, trans-visibility film.

$120,000: Your support will help create a Frankie the Magicorn children's book (both physical and eBook) for wide distribution in schools and organizations that promote trans-visibility.  

$150,000: Ultimate goal! You would help our mission to educate and support communities, trans and non-trans, by funding the best quality supplies and opportunities for our team. The results would be astounding and give others the quality resources and visibility they deserve. 

Risks and challenges

The speaking roles are contingent on a spoken portion of the project. If we meet our minimum goal, the project will be limited to a music video.

We're keeping the ending a surprise! Don't try to get it out of us. We'll never tell!
(Ok, ok. It's a happy ending. No magicorns will be harmed in the making of this film...but that's ALL we're saying.)

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    Credits

    We appreciate every little bit. We'll be acknowledging the generosity of all of our amazing backers in our end credits and a special episode of our podcast.

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    Credits and stickers.

    Credits in the project and also Frankie stickers. Because stickers.
    Continental United States only, digital files available free.

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    Advance Screening! (online)

    Special advance access to the final product one month before release, via a secret online link.
    More prominent supporter credits in the final product and on our special Thank You episode of Frankie the Podcast.
    Stickers, if desired.

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    Advance Screening and Thumb Drive

    Special advance access to the final product one month before release, via a secret online link. Hard copy of the file on a special Frankie thumb drive with some extras.
    More prominent supporter credits in the final product and on our special Thank You episode of Frankie the Podcast.
    Stickers, if desired.

    Includes:
    • Advance Screening! (online)
    • Frankie stickers!
    • Sponsor credits! In the film and in a podcast.
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    Signed 8x10 (And all lower-tier items)

    An 8x10 of Frankie signed by your choice of the voice actors playing him.
    Special advance access to the final product one month before release, via a secret online link. Hard copy of the file on a special Frankie thumb drive with some extras.
    More prominent supporter credits in the final product and on our special Thank You episode of Frankie the Podcast.
    Stickers, if desired.

    Includes:
    • Frankie stickers!
    • Advance Screening! (online)
    • Sponsor credits! In the film and in a podcast.
    • Frankie Thumb Drive with Movie and extras.
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    Personalized, Animated Thank-You

    Frankie thanks you, by name, in a short animated expression of gratitude. Sent via online link and in thumb drive if desired.
    VERY prominent supporter credits in the final product and on our special Thank You episode of Frankie the Podcast. While we're grateful for everyone's contributions, you will get the honor of appearing sooner in the credits with a larger font. Classy.
    An 8x10 of Frankie signed by your choice of the voice actors playing him.
    Special advance access to the final product one month before release, via a secret online link. Hard copy of the file on a special Frankie thumb drive with some extras.
    Stickers, if desired.

    Includes:
    • Frankie stickers!
    • Advance Screening! (online)
    • VERY prominent supporter credits.
    • Frankie Thumb Drive with Movie and extras.
    • Signed 8x10
    • Personalized, Animated Thank-You from Frankie
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    You, drawn in Frankie style by creator

    You will be drawn by the animation director Sketch MacQuinor (previously of Squidbillies and other commercial and broadcast animation products) in the style of the Frankie the Magicorn project. You will receive physical and digital copies.
    Personalized, animated thank-you.
    Your picture will appear in the credits of the short film.
    An 8x10 of Frankie signed by your choice of the voice actors playing him.
    Special advance access to the final product one month before release, via a secret online link. Hard copy of the file on a special Frankie thumb drive with some extras.
    Stickers, if desired.

    Includes:
    • Frankie stickers!
    • Advance Screening! (online)
    • Frankie Thumb Drive with Movie and extras.
    • Signed 8x10
    • Personalized, Animated Thank-You from Frankie
    • Portrait of you in Frankie Style
    • Portrait in Credits
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    You appear in the background!

    Your likeness, designed by animation director Sketch MacQuinor appears in the final film in the background of one of the scenes, or interacting with Frankie.
    You will receive physical and digital copies of a portrait of your design.
    Personalized, animated thank-you.
    Your picture will appear in the credits of the short film.
    An 8x10 of Frankie signed by your choice of the voice actors playing him.
    Special advance access to the final product one month before release, via a secret online link. Hard copy of the file on a special Frankie thumb drive with some extras.
    Stickers, if desired.

    Includes:
    • Frankie stickers!
    • Advance Screening! (online)
    • Frankie Thumb Drive with Movie and extras.
    • Signed 8x10
    • Personalized, Animated Thank-You from Frankie
    • Portrait of you in Frankie Style
    • Portrait in Credits
    • Appear in the film!
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    Small Speaking Role!

    Kid, I'll make you a star! (Star levels of fame not guaranteed).
    You will get a small speaking role in the film. It will be a short line like, "Way to go, Frankie!" or "What's that over there?" or "What are we going to do?!" If in a crowd scene, you will likely be the character based off of your likeness. This role is only available on the condition that the project reaches the 60K goal that will allow for the full 11 minute short.
    Your likeness, designed by animation director Sketch MacQuinor appears in the final film in the background of one of the scenes, or interacting with Frankie.
    You will receive physical and digital copies of a portrait of your design.
    Personalized, animated thank-you.
    Your picture will appear in the credits of the short film.
    An 8x10 of Frankie signed by your choice of the voice actors playing him.
    Special advance access.
    Stickers, if desired.

    Includes:
    • Frankie stickers!
    • Advance Screening! (online)
    • Frankie Thumb Drive with Movie and extras.
    • Signed 8x10
    • Personalized, Animated Thank-You from Frankie
    • Portrait of you in Frankie Style
    • Portrait in Credits
    • Small voice role
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Funding period

- (47 days)