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Hello everyone! For those who are keen for more updates, you'll be happy to see we are trying out a regular weekly studio report while in production. There's a bunch of fresh info up now, so click on through via the 'updates' tab above!
Hi. Is there going to be any kind of update soon? The lack of communication on this is pretty poor.
Hey it's July and the last update was months ago? What is going on? Don't keep us in the dark please.
Any news? Is this still going on?
Thanks for the update guys! Glad to hear your plugging along. Also very happy about your new Aussie addition. Woo!
Any news guys? It's been months and nothing. This level of communication is pretty poor...
Looking a lot like we got fleeced. The last update included a lot of travel and non-project details but we haven't had anything concrete about this project for a long time. Jim Batt must be glad we aren't investors according to Kickstarter, because this complete lack of information would have led to the plug getting pulled by now.
I agree with Merv...how about an update so we know you didn't just steal our money? It's been months that we've heard nothing at all from you. We'd appreciate any form of update!
Hey guys, the best campaigns are the ones that do not leave the supporters in the dark!
Every couple weeks just a quick note to tell us all is well or more important if there is a snag.
Keeping us in the loop gives you a place to let frustration go when suppliers do not meet schedule.Or to share great news that a cover has come in and looks great!!
BUT, when it has been two months or more and we hear nothing, like some of my fellow supporters have done, we rightfully start to wonder if you are there diligently working away, OR, you determined early it is a fail, and have absconded with our money??
The cursor is in your screen!!
Nothing since August...is the project dead in the water?
Hey is the animation still under progress or should i have recieved it yet?
I just got your update. I'm very excited about this project, especially since I am an aspiring animator. I don't have much experience under my belt yet (I don't have a show reel) , but would love to help on this project in anyway I can. Please let me know if I could be of assistance in the production.
Just received the update, and downloaded Ellen's research comic. Beautiful!
Radio silence for months after walking away with a sweet $70k? Unfortunately seems like this may have been a scam.
Is there somewhere other then kickstarted that you guys are posting the production updates? fb? instagram?
Congratulations! So looking forward to following your journey with this. I had just read the story when I saw the tweet from Neil about your Kickstarter - the artwork looks perfect for the story and the finished film should be fabulous :-)
I'm thrilled you're funded! Can't wait to see some more of the amazing artwork!
Happy things happen here.
you convinced me instantly with the animation of the hair stormed by the wind.
Movies are like the wind that blow among the leaves... sometime literally.
Congrats! Not that there was any doubt :) So happy for you all and very excited about this project!!
I am so excited for this project! Congratulations and wheee! art!
Congrats! I can't wait to see the final product. The teaser looked amazing and what an incredible amount of work and dedication! I look forward to following your progress.
Congratulations on being fully funded!!! Hope to see in the future that you all get an award for best Animated short film!! Good luck!!
Awesome, stretch goal reached!!
@Dominic - you can combine rewards, just add on the extra amount (including shipping) and shoot us a message to let us know. We'll make a note in the database that you've combined rewards!
Is there any way to receive the DVD/Bluray and the art book aside from the$100 pledge?
I did a little Q&A with Jim, and it is posted here:
you are making fantastic art! watching you from the sidelines--- xoxo Kitty Cat
I've loved this project since the moment I laid eyes on it. It's so inspiring and beautiful! I can't wait to see it! It's so much fun getting updates too. I think I speak for a lot of us when I say I am highly anticipating watching this! So much love and care is going into this...I'm just glad I could help and be a part of it in a small way! :)
This animation will be great :-) we can't wait to see it...
This is going to be amazing!!! Will there be an opportunity for a big screen viewing in some way??
Thanks for all the positive comments, it's heartwarming to see so many people fired up about this animation!
My only problem is waiting! Can't wait to see how it turns out, as it looks to be utterly awesome.
Is there any chance this could be up for an Oscar when it's finished?
Looks awesome! I can't wait to see the final result :)
Congrats on reaching your goal so fast! Your process looks super inspiring ! :-)
Illustrated cut paper + stop motion animation + a Neil Gaiman story. It's like you guys just created heaven.
I am here because this is interesting and what I saw was amazing!
The preview footage looks amazing. I can't wait to see the completed project.
@nathanael: I actually really like the way the white edges catch the light! Gives this nice edge lighting effect, and gives definition. We will no doubt be tweaking this scene by scene though, as sometimes certain elements look better with blacked edges.
Thanks for the lovely comments gang! And wow - this thing is blowing up way faster than we could have ever hoped for... looks like everyone is as excited about this film as we are!
This is just beautiful and I cannot wait.
@nathanael I was thinking that too, but actually I think it gives it more definition!
Just a little thing, but i guess it is a choice : did you concider painting the edges of the paper to avoid the white lines ?
Nontheless great project !
Really looking forward to watching this. What a stunning project!