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Dragon’s Delusion: This is not just an animation. 
This is an untold secret of our soul
Dragon’s Delusion: This is not just an animation. This is an untold secret of our soul
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The Dragon’s Delusion is a visually unique, highly stylised sci-fi story. This is not just an animation. This is an untold secret of our soul.

Today, A.I. and robots have leaped out of fiction to become part of daily life. Some people think that we already live in the future. Is that true? Can our imagination about the future expand beyond the limitations of our own time? The Dragon’s Delusion is an attempt to break out of such limits. If human can merge further with machines and networks, the boundary delimiting the individual will become increasingly blurred, and our physical body will be substituted by an artificial interface. Can our feelings ever be released from such an interface? Will our soul become freer if we can abandon our restraining body, or are we going to lose our sense of self eventually?

Mr.D & Qu Yuan
Mr.D & Qu Yuan

The search for eternal life is an incessant obsession of mankind. 2000 years ago, Emperor Qin Shi Huang conquered all six Warring States. After creating the first unified Chinese empire, the Emperor devoted his energy to the search for the elixir of life. He failed ultimately, and finally resorted to building a terracotta army to accompany his burial, so that he can extend his dream of an eternal throne in his afterlife. The Dragon’s Delusion puts forward a hypothesis: if the Emperor did succeed, what would the world be like? In this story, the Emperor implements an eternal life project that seeks to merge man and machine, and successfully accomplishes an unprecedented autocracy. In a world where human beings, robots and cyborgs live alongside one another, a robot nicknamed Mr. D appeared in a port city. As he discovers within himself the soul of a priest from a past life, he starts to pursue the answer to this mystery. In the process he is drawn into the plans of an assassins’ league dedicated to the extermination of the Emperor. Mr. D must solve the mystery of the Emperor’s immortality in order to overcome all the crises and solve all the mysteries.

Emperor Qin Shi Huang
Emperor Qin Shi Huang

This work is created, produced and directed by Kongkee, a distinguished director and comic artist known for his work on Pandaman, Travel to Hong Kong with Blur, Departure and more. Kongkee and his team aim to make an animation that delivers dazzling visual effects, phantasmagoric viewing experience and depictions of human emotions that transcend time. The Dragon’s Delusion belongs to the sci-fi mystery and suspense genre made for an audience of young adults and animation lovers.

With the pilot episodes completed, it is now time to get ready for the next journey! Together with Mr. D, we will chart the mysterious territory of the soul from a past life, and unravel the secrets behind the tyranny of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

Our minimum goal is to finish pre-production and the chapter that comes right after the 2 pilots.

The stretch goal is to produce the remaining 8 chapters in order to complete the entire animated movie.

The funded episode(s) are projected to be released for our backers in Fall 2019! We will also have a special screening in the legendary city of Hong Kong, also the stage of the animation, when the funded episode(s) are completed!

With Reward Items that are specially designed from the props in the work, we hope that you can all feel the charm of the world of The Dragon’s Delusion. We highly recommend the cassette tape that carries the original sound track, and the tailor-made character of your own choice. For more surprises, please check out the list of rewards below to see what items you get for each tier. Please note that some of the rewards are limited in supply. Thanks for your support again!

We are very fond of sci-fi as a genre, and we would really like to respond to our time with this work. However, The Dragon’s Delusion is not adapted from a renowned work. As an original project, it still has a long way to go. Fortunately, we as a team can make use of Kickstarter as a platform to prove the market value of The Dragon’s Delusion, with the support of our audience. Your backing will allow the production to be more true to our original vision!

Concept Art
Concept Art

Moreover, with Kickstarter we hope to reach out to audiences from around the world who are keen to see more diversity in the animation scene. In backing our project, you’ll not only support the completion of The Dragon’s Delusion, you’ll also be sponsoring the expansion of the scope and vision of sci-fi animation.

Kongkee's Sketchig
Kongkee's Sketchig

We want to expand the spectrum of content choices and reach out to fans and audiences who have been dying to see more mature animated content in around the world. In other words, Kickstarter is a great way for us to reach out to audiences who are interested in backing our goal of expanding the horizons of sci-fi animation !

Animation production involves a highly complicated process. A range of procedures are tackled at the early stages: character and scenic design, art direction, script-writing, storyboards and animatics etc. In this occasion, we are working on a mainly hand-drawn 2D animation. Aside from a vast amount of original drawings done by hand, there will be animation, compositing, visual effects and original sound track production at a later stage. We need sufficient funds to make each and every part of the production excellent and to deliver an exquisite final version of The Dragon’s Delusion. That’s why we would like to start from the minimum goal of HK$300,000 and complete this work step by step.

Curator Kongkee has made many exciting sci-fi works in the past decade, including the Pandaman. In 2015, Travel to Hong Kong with Blur was published in collaboration with the English rock band BLUR. The first pilot ‘Departure’ of The Dragon’s Delusion, produced in collaboration with the other two directors TSUI Ka-hei and LEE Kwok-wai, received Japan’s TBS channel’s ‘Digicon 6 Asia Gold Mention’ Award in 2017.

Kongkee and Team Delusion started preparing for this project from 2016. This year, the team is confident about winning the support of audiences. Together we will paint an extraordinary image of the future that transcends any pre-existing imagination!

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Chinese: 感謝你到訪《離騷幻覺》的Kickstarter網頁。這次的動畫計劃由香港漫畫家及動畫導演江記發起,《離騷幻覺》是一齣充滿原創性,風格獨特的科幻作品。這不止是一齣動畫,這是一個關於我們靈魂的秘密。如果人類進一步跟機械與網絡融合,我們的感情會得到釋放嗎?沒有了身體,我們的靈魂會更加自由?還是會連最後的自覺都失去呢?我們的基本目標是完成前期以及緊接兩段先導片的篇章,延申的目標是完成全部8個篇章,成為完整的電影。請欣賞我們製作的兩段先導片,以及贊助人的禮物單,你的參與讓《離騷幻覺》可以走得更遠。謝謝你慷慨的支持!

Risks and challenges

The Dragon’s Delusion is full of psychedelic imagery. The team has accumulated ample experience from over a year of experimentation and production. Right now the biggest risk and challenge is to have enough time and money to complete our production. If we can afford to hire great talents from the local animation industry, the team will be able to unleash its full potential and present the work in its finest possible form.

In the ideal scenario, we will need one to one and a half years to produce the entire work, though the financing of the project and other unforeseen complications may change the final date of completion.

Thank you very much for your support, we look forward to embarking on a journey into the future with you!

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