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The King sends Pierre to a far away castle to paint a portrait of the princess, but little Pierre falls hopelessly in love instead!

Update #5 - You Did It!

Amazing!  With over a week to go, The Little Painter achieved 100% funding level.  Watch this video for a heartfelt thank you, and a new funding goal with some cool unlocks!

New Funding Goal: $35,000 

I'm excited to announce the two awesome Unlocks at $35k:

  • All backers who have chosen a DVD reward (and higher levels) will have a choice between a DVD or a BluRAY!  Yes!  Watching the film in all of it's HD glory!  Sweet sauce.
  • Everyone will receive any one item from the KennyRoy.com archive!  Regardless of pledge amount, you still get this unlock!  Animation goodness at your fingertips. Rockin'!

Don't forget to tune it at KennyRoy.com for the final 2 hours of funding on Wed, April 4th, 10am PDT, and for the announcement of the final MAJOR REWARD!!!

Thanks a million for making my dream possible.  Now let's push one more week to make it unbelievable...

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"The Little Painter" is a story that came to me in a dream. Now, it's my dream to bring this animated tale to life.

I shot up in bed.  Never had this happened before; I had dreamed in animation!  Everything was there: the colors, the sounds, the texture of the world and a whole cast of characters.  And even more surprising, the entire story was there too.  From beginning to end, the tale of "The Little Painter" had come to me in my dream.  I grabbed the nearest piece of paper and wrote it down before I forgot.  Now, after a year of recording, designing, and pre-production, The Little Painter needs your pledge to come to life!

Pierre is a tiny little painter who paints in the King's Court.  One day, Pierre is tasked by the snidely Prince Deja Vu with painting a portrait of Princess Brulee, who lives in a far away castle.  Nobody has ever seen the princess, so Deja Vu wants to see if she is pretty enough to marry.  All goes well until Pierre enters the far away castle, and falls hopelessly in love with the Princess!  He has a dilemma on his hands; if he paints a portrait of this beautiful princess, then the wicked Prince will surely marry her.  How does Pierre save his true love?

With your generous pledge, I will be hiring my animation students to help me work on this film, upgrading my sound effects library and editing software, paying a composer to score the film, and paying for professional color and film-out of the film so it can go to festivals worldwide.

I've never been so excited as I am when I think about bringing Pierre's love story to the world.  Thank you so very much for reading about my project, and I hope you consider pledging whatever you can to help me tell this charming tale of love and art.

FAQ

  • It will definitely be after funding is complete, and we have to confirm our guest, so don't worry, you won't miss it. And even if you do, we'll record it for you.

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  • AWESOME! Thanks for believing in the project! We won't be looking for artists at least until the funding is complete, and you will not miss our postings, I promise. The best way you can help me out RIGHT NOW though, is to post a link to this page on your Facebook and Twitter pages, and personally show your friends and family and coworkers how much passion and support there already is behind The Little Painter!

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