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About "Jaguar Mark"

The "Jaguar Mark" is an Animation Project produced by OCELOTL COMPANY, where we follow the adventures of a group of friends in their quest to save the city from a terrible menace. This is a simple, yet universal and exciting story with magic, fantasy, drama, romance and of course, humour. Also is more than an excuse to have taste of the rich culture of the ancient Aztec world: traditions, architecture, sculpture, painting, textiles, religion, myths, legends, cosmogony and magic, this is thoroughly backed by plenty of research and consulting with antropologysts and historians.

Acerca de "La Marca del Jaguar"

Es un proyecto de animación, que tiene como propósito reconstruir el esplendor del mundo Azteca, su cultura por medio de las tradiciones; arquitectura; escultura; pintura; textil; artesanía; religión; mitos; leyendas; cosmogonía; magia con personajes históricos y simbólicos a través de una historia llena de humor, aventura, magia, romance, drama, ficción y épica en una trilogía para Cine y seis temporadas de televisión que abarca un periodo histórico de 1507 hasta 1521, exponiendo a su vez los valores humanos y éticos de esta cultura antigua como una propuesta para nuestro mundo global. La historia está basada en el guerrero protagonista, Xilacatzin, un personaje histórico de los textos de “La Visión de los Vencidos” del Dr. Miguel León Portilla, traducción que hace de Fray Bernardino de Sahagún de las narraciones del personaje “Tzilacatzin” en el siglo XVII, en el llamado lienzo de Tlaxcala. Lo acompañan otros personajes simbólicos como un Nahual (hechicero antiguo); una joven que tiene la facultad de hablar con los seres vegetales, un armero (también personaje histórico), un guerrero coyote y otros personajes históricos y simbólicos de la época.

Fire's Awakening

This is the former title of this movie; based on the fact that each 52 year cycle, the aztecs held a great celebration to keep alive the sun God and keep at bay the creatures from the underworld. 

As is expected, this time the celebration is interrupted by terrible events, this time strange creatures have appeard, monstruos demons called tzitzimes, are attacking the outskirts and some are even talking about the sighting of Itzpapalotland, the queen of the underworld.

El Despertar del Fuego

El proyecto consiste en tres fases históricas que contextualizan la situación sociopolítica de Mesoamérica doce años antes de la llegada de los españoles. El primer largometraje subtitulado: El Despertar del Fuego se refiere al ritual antiguo del Fuego Nuevo, celebrado en 1507, realizado cada 52 años por los pueblos indígenas de Mesoamérica y siendo este el último de los aztecas, todo en un marco mítico mágico que le da sentido a este ritual plasmado en la lámina 34 del códice borbónico. Lo que no saben es que en esta historia están involucradas antiguas deidades aztecas como los demonios llamados tzitzimes, el dios de las flores Xochipilli y otros como la creatura reina del inframundo, Itzpapalotl. Estos dioses tendrán que librar una batalla apasionante con guerreros históricos, simbólicos y hechiceros para subsistir a la media noche de la ceremonia donde a cabo del término de un ciclo, el sol se quedaría atrapado para siempre a menos que los dioses y héroes prendan el fuego nuevo y defiendan al pueblo de las fuerzas oscuras. Tú puedes ayudar al que fuego nuevo nazca otra vez arrancando con el primer largometraje, no sólo porque contaremos una gran aventura épica, sino porque propondremos al mundo actual valores sociales que fueron enterrados hace 500 años y que hoy por hoy nos pueden hacer una sociedad mejor. Con tu aportación no sólo daremos vida a la gran épica azteca, si no serás parte de un proyecto único en su clase. 

Para todos los latinos y mexicanos que no sepan cómo aportar en Kickstarter, les dejamos en línea esta guía en 10 sencillos pasos: http://www.lamarcadeljaguar.mx/pasos/ Eventualmente actualizaremos la campaña con una cuenta de Paypal adicional. O si desean seguirnos en nuestro Facebook oficial: https://www.facebook.com/OcelotlCompany o en Twitter: https://twitter.com/OcelotlCo

 

 Kickstarter Goal

Our main objective is to finish the preproduction, this is, the complete storyboard, the music and an animatic demo; with this we will be able to apply for public funds for cinematographic projects.

Thanks in advance to all the kickstarter backers. You can help us with this great project, we will not just tell an epic tale, but also we will remember the glory of the ancient Aztecs.

With your help, the The Fire's Awakening will see the light. So we recapitulate the rewards:

Meta del Kickstarter

Nuestra meta con esta cantidad es terminar la preproducción, esto es el Storyboard, diseño de personajes, la música y el animatic. Esto nos permitirá ser un candidato más fuerte para los fondos públicos de la cinematografía en México.

Con su apoyo podremos lograr este sueño. Así que recapitulamos las recompensas: 

Risks and challenges

Risks
With the money raised on Kickstarter we will finish the Storyboard and Animatic. Then, we would be a strong candidate to obtain public funds, about $ 2MDD (total cost of the animated film).
Now, if we do not get the funds, we wold have to rely on private investors and not getting any would halt or even kill the project.
For the Kickstarter backers there will not be any risk, if we get funded the rewards will be fulfilled, maybe with a little delay in some cases if there is an overwhelming response(and we hope that). But doing everything by the same studio assures that the work will be done.

Challenges, basically time, and availability of our artists, we will surely have a tight schedule these months, but having to apply for funds on the first quarter the next year, we would have to finish everything before, and little later all the rewards would be ready.
In the worst case scenario, if we do not get any funds but reached the goal in the KS, we can work with a skeleton crew to deliver the rewards.

RETOS Y RIESGOS

“Con el dinero recaudado en Kickstarter terminaremos el diseño de personajes, image boards, Storyboard y Animatic (Preproducción completa e incluyendo el costo de las recompensas ofrecidas). Esta inversión le permitirá a la compañía ser un candidato más fuerte en la competencia de los fondos nacionales mexicanos para obtener por medio del gobierno la cantidad de 2.4 millones de dólares (costo total de la película). El riesgo en este punto es que aun teniendo la preproducción terminada completa no contemos con el apoyo de los fondos disponibles en el año 2014, lo que nos obligaría a buscar un inversionista de otro país pudiendo demorara aún más la realización completa de este largometraje animado.

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    You're a fan that truly wants to see the magic happen! This reward includes everything in the previous reward, plus all previous rewards
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