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The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, April 15 2014 3:55 AM UTC +00:00
$5,500
pledged of $55,000pledged of $55,000 goal
45
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, April 15 2014 3:55 AM UTC +00:00

About

SIRENETTA

Sirenetta is the story of Nettie Pearlman, a young woman who is really a mermaid princess. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” Sirenetta swam away from home for a life as a human being. After losing her memories as part of the spell, she’s thrown back into the ocean life when a sea witch comes after her. Now Nettie must summon the part of her she wished to forget and accept who she is if she wants to sustain the life she’s created for herself. She’ll use her hydrokinesis and magic scepter to fight against sushi-zombies, hypnotic sirens, and Mostrega, the wicked sea witch herself.

The premiere episode of "Sirenetta" has become the second most popular video uploaded to Matthew Richardson's Mattimation YouTube page, out of his 65 videos uploaded over 7 years.

Now, given the chance, we’re going to send Nettie and her friends on another magical adventure in an all new web-show; Sirenetta & the Second Star. Four lost mermaids come to Nettie from another world in search of a new lagoon to call home. Nettie is happy to help them, but the rest of the ocean may not be. She and the mermaids find themselves going up against an enchanted crew of pirates with ties to Hibiscus Cove’s past, and Nettie will discover powers she never thought were possible.

“Sirenetta & the Second Star” will feature six episodes, each approximately ten minutes long – roughly one hour of an all new Sirenetta story.

OUR PLAN

When our $55,000 goal is realized, we can afford to produce the full six episode season of “Sirenetta & the Second Star.” Instead of just one man animating the whole series, as “Sirenetta” season one was, the animation team will expand to five members. Matthew Richardson will be joined by Myriam Aburto, David Hall, Lia Rothschild, and Isaiah Stephens. We will produce the show over the course of one year, dedicating two months to the production of each episode, giving us plenty of time to create quality animation.

Six songs will also be produced for the series by returning songwriter Kristina Wilson, continuing the musical trend of “Sirenetta” season one. Michael Gardner, the composer who created the Sea Witch’s theme in season one, will also be returning to create an original score for “Sirenetta & the Second Star.”

REWARDS

We're really excited about the rewards we're offering our backers! Each tier includes prizes from the tier before it, unless specifically stated otherwise, so the more you donate they more you'll get!

  • For just three dollars, we’ll send you a digital edition of an exclusive series of images by artist Isaiah Stephens inspired by his Disney Halloween series, as seen on Huffington Post and BuzzFeed.
  • For ten dollars we’ll send you a special video made just for backers of the Sirenetta project. Nettie, Freckles, Iris, Calypso, and the rest of the Sirenetta cast will thank you for helping them resurface for another great adventure.
  • For twenty five dollars you can take all the fun of Sirenetta’s first season wherever you go, with a digital download of a compilation movie. All six episodes of Sirenetta edited together as one short film for your enjoyment.
  • For thirty five dollars you can get exclusive MP3 downloads of the original songs from Sirenetta season one, which aren't publicly available. In addition to these original songs, you’ll receive the original demos of the songs by songwriter Kristina Wilson.
  • For fifty dollars we’ll send you digital downloads of each episode of “Sirenetta & the Second Star” as they are released in the future.
  • For seventy five dollars you’ll get a minimal portrait done by artist Isaiah Stephens of whoever you’d like; yourself, a friend, a fictional character, etc.
  • For one hundred dollars we will send you an advanced download of the premiere episode of “Sirenetta & the Second Star” upon its completion, months before the official release date.
  • For one hundred and fifty dollars you’ll get MP3 downloads of all the song demos created by songwriter Kristina Wilson for “Sirenetta & the Second Star.”
  • For two hundred dollars you’ll get a detailed portrait done by Isaiah Stephens, instead of the minimal portrait.
  • For three hundred dollars we will send you a PDF collection of all the concept art created for “Sirenetta & the Second Star,” with insight into our creative process and the development of our little mermaid show.
  • For four hundred dollars we will send you advanced downloads of every episode of “Sirenetta & the Second Star” as they’re completed, which can be several months before they’re officially released.
  • For five hundred dollars Matthew Richardson, the creator and lead animator of “Sirenetta,” will draw you as a mermaid or merman in the style of the show. This will be in addition to the portrait by Isaiah Stephens.
Ashleigh Heaton, the voice of Nettie Pearlman
Ashleigh Heaton, the voice of Nettie Pearlman
  • For one thousand dollars you will be animated into the show! Send us a picture of yourself, and we’ll animate you into the background of one episode. This special appearance will be signified by your character wearing a bronze star somewhere on their outfit.
Our team as animated characters
Our team as animated characters
  • For one thousand five hundred dollars, instead of being in the background of an episode, we’ll animate you as a classmate of Freckles’ in his Oceanography course. This special appearance will be signified by your character wearing a silver star somewhere on their outfit. 
  • For two thousand dollars, instead of being in the background or in a class, we’ll animate you as a member of the enchanted pirate crew, brought back to life by a magical anchor amulet. This special appearance will be signified by your character wearing a golden star somewhere on their outfit.
  • For three thousand dollars we’ll animate you as a member of the enchanted pirate crew, who will be featured in a sword fight between the pirates and the mermaids. This special appearance will be signified by your character wearing a golden star somewhere on their outfit.
  • For four thousand dollars we’ll animate you interacting with Nettie in an episode of the show. Your character’s voice will be provided by one of our actors, and your name will appear in the credits as that actor’s role.
  • For five thousand dollars you’ll get the opportunity to name a character in the show. The character is a young girl who comes to visit Nettie at an aquarium shop. In addition to naming the young girl, an animated version of yourself will appear as that child’s parent. Your character’s voice will be provided by one of our actors, and your name will appear in the credits as that actor’s role.
  • For ten thousand dollars we’ll animate you into three episodes of “Sirenetta & the Second Star” as Nettie’s boss at an aquarium shop. You will be referred to by name in the episodes your character appears in. Your voice will be provided by one of our actors, and your name will appear in the credits as that actor’s role.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk we may face after reaching our goal is staying on schedule and delivering the final production on time, but we are well prepared to handle such a task. Having produced two short films and four web-shows, I am experienced at handling an animated production, and know what must happen in order to produce a show in a timely manner. Not only am I experienced in this, but all four of the incoming animators have backgrounds in animation, and have either graduated with a degree in animation, or are in college for animation currently. They’ve all learned how to make and maintain a production schedule.

We are also taking precautions in the event of technical failure. With the help of a business-size Dropbox, we will be backing every file up on an online cloud, in case any of us suffers a computer or program crash. We also have some spare pieces of hardware, such as tablets, in the event one of our pieces breaks or ceases to function.

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