Robot Will Protect You project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
$18,317
pledged of $10,292 goal
backers

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

$18,317
pledged of $10,292 goal
backers

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About

To produce a better film - having also some guest stars working on it - we need to push this campaign through all its stretch goals!

Please keep supporting & sharing our Kickstarter!

In a world where cyberspace has made emotions obsolete, is there any use for real love?

Robot Will Protect You is a visually stunning animated short, with heartwarming characters and a humorous, emotional script akin to Hayao Miyazaki’s films. 

It’s a spin-off of Nicola Piovesan’s “Attack of the Cyber Octopuses”, an award winning short film made by the same author and funded through Kickstarter (where it got 133% of its starting goal!), entirely made with practical effects in truly 80s sci-fi style.
Set in the same dystopian world of dark and rainy Neo Berlin, Robot Will Protect You takes place 17 years earlier, and follows the adventures of a 9 year old Tina (the same badass Tina of Attack of the Cyber Octopuses) and her big clumsy robot, SAM-53. Here's a teaser:

The story is set in the year 2062: Cyberspace has become indistinguishable from reality and people can now get complete emotional satisfaction online, without having to interact with other humans. Many end up addicted to cyberspace, increasingly separated from the real world. To maintain the population, the government encourages people to procreate by offering the incentive of a free robot to help with the children. One rainy night in futuristic Neo Berlin, nine year old Tina and her guardian robot, SAM-53, set off on a quest that asks: if cyberspace has made romantic love obsolete, do we still need love in the real world?
 

The animation style is ‘toon cyberpunk’ - built in 3D CGI but rendered with the look of hand drawn cartoons to achieve a mix between Disney classics and Japanese anime. This technique allows for stunning camera movements and elaborate animation while keeping the warmth of classic cartoons.
In this tutorial I explain how I'm achieving the look of "Robot Will Protect You":

There are a lot of cool rewards for our backers: from files packages including the original script and storyboard to digital copies of the movie. But also big posters, framed artworks, tote bags, t-shirts and blurays, as well as many other combos and personalized perks like the chance to be an animated character in the movie! Not to mention IMDb credits and new special perks that will be announced through the course of the campaign (sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know and get priority access to all of them)! Here are some of the perks: 

The person behind the project is Nicola Piovesan, an award winning Italian Filmmaker and Producer based in Estonia, with more than 70 awards in Film Festivals around the world. Nicola created the world, characters and original concept of the film. Check out his showreel for a preview of his works.
 

The screenplay is written by Matt Willis-Jones, a London born award winning Director/Writer (but also VFX composer and painter) now based in Mexico City. 

For voicing the robot SAM-53, we'll have the voice acting legend Richard Epcar, who has voiced over 500 characters in games and anime, including Batou, the co-protagonist of Ghost in the Shell, Jigen from Lupin the 3rd, Raiden from Mortal Kombat, the game version of The Joker and many more!



While the young Tina will be voiced by the talented Lizzie Freeman (known for “Secret of Mana” or “God Complex”).


Many professionals from all around the globe are pitching in to help Nicola with animating, modeling, texturing and everything else necessary for making this film stunning!

The original soundtrack will be made through a collaboration between different artists: Canadian Yann Latour, Swedish Valsaland, Italian Giacomo Franzoso and more!
Here a lyrics music video for the teaser score:

Join us in making this film and help us push this campaign to its goal… and even beyond!! 

Risks and challenges

Like every low budget film, the biggest challenge will be to do everything on time, while optimizing the limited funds and creating a high quality product.
We have more than 15 years of experience and many awards worldwide from class A festivals. We are specialized in low budget films and are very capable of creating high quality products with limited funds. A nice example is our previous work “ATTACK OF THE CYBER OCTOPUSES” (here is a trailer: https://youtu.be/DFolO07bDdw), made with a very low budget yet creating a professional final product. Its Kickstarter campaign ended in March 2017 and within six months everybody received their perks, film included!
Check out our company website www.chaosmonger.com to see more examples of quality low-budget films.

Let’s make this film a reality, all together!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Make a pledge without a reward

    About $12
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    Robot Will Thank You!

    We’ll put your name on the credits and you’ll receive a special exclusive picture!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    14 backers
    About $6
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €8 or more About $9

    Digital Graphic Novel

    Digital Copy (PDF) of the Graphic Novel Version of "Robot Will Protect You"!
    Your name also in the "Thank You" page of the book.
    + credits and picture

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    About $9
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €10 or more About $12

    Secret Robotic Archive

    A files bundle containing the script, storyboard, soundtrack, artworks and more!
    + credits and picture

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    16 backers
    About $12
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge €15 or more About $18

    Roboclub Badge

    A big metallic badge (58mm diameter) to show around that the Robot is protecting you!
    + credits and picture
    (shipping worldwide included!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (191 left of 200) 9 backers
    About $18
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €15 or more About $18

    The Movie Mecha File!

    A high quality FullHD - 5.1 surround audio Digital Copy of the Movie.
    + credits and picture

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    37 backers
    About $18
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge €20 or more About $24

    Cyber Poster

    A Big wonderful Poster of the Movie (A1 size), high quality printed on 120g paper.
    + credits, picture and digital copy of the movie
    (shipping worldwide included!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (78 left of 100) 22 backers
    About $24
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge €25 or more About $29

    Typewrote Screenplay

    A custom - dedicated to your name and signed - physical copy of the Script!
    + credits, picture and digital copy of the movie
    (shipping worldwide included!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (12 left of 20) 8 backers
    About $29
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge €25 or more About $29

    Super Robo Archive Bundle

    A huge files bundle containing the Digital Copy of the Movie, Making Of Documentary, Tutorials as well as the script, storyboard, soundtrack, artworks and more!
    + credits and picture

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    16 backers
    About $29
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge €27 or more About $32

    Physical Graphic Novel

    Physical Copy of the Graphic Novel Version of "Robot Will Protect You", Full Color Pages, A5 Format!
    Your name also in the "Thank You" page of the book.
    + credits, picture and digital copy of the movie
    (shipping worldwide included!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (90 left of 100) 10 backers
    About $32
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge €30 or more About $35

    Positronic BluRay!

    A high quality BluRay containing the Movie, Making Of Documentary, Tutorials and other Bonus Features!
    + credits, picture and digital copy of the movie
    (shipping worldwide included!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (45 left of 100) 55 backers
    About $35
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge €30 or more About $35

    Tina’s Tote Bag

    An amazing Tote Bag, made with strong fabric and high quality printed with original design.
    + credits, picture and digital copy of the movie
    (shipping worldwide included!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (96 left of 100) 4 backers
    About $35
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge €40 or more About $47

    Mechanical T-Shirt

    An awesome T-Shirt with an exclusive design printed on 120g soft cotton.
    + credits, picture and digital copy of the movie
    (shipping worldwide included!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (94 left of 100) 6 backers
    About $47
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge €45 or more About $53

    Neo Berlin Combo

    A combo containing the BluRay and Poster!
    + credits, picture and digital copy of the movie
    (shipping worldwide included!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (42 left of 50) 8 backers
    About $53
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge €50 or more About $59

    Exclusive Implanted Memory

    A frame of the Original Storyboard (18x10cm on thick cardboard). Unique hand-drawn signed piece!
    + credits, picture and digital copy of the movie
    (shipping worldwide included!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (9 left of 10) 1 backer
    About $59
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge €55 or more About $65

    A.I. Friendly Combo

    A combo containing the T-Shirt and Poster
    + credits, picture and digital copy of the movie
    (shipping worldwide included!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (48 left of 50) 2 backers
    About $65
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge €65 or more About $76

    Sweet Android Combo

    A combo containing the T-Shirt and BluRay
    + credits, picture and digital copy of the movie
    (shipping worldwide included!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (45 left of 50) 5 backers
    About $76
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge €75 or more About $88

    Cyberspace Art

    Big Printed ArtWork (A2 format, 10mm foamboard, signed by the author!). Perfect to put on the wall of your Neo Berlin cell room!
    + credits, picture and digital copy of the movie
    (shipping worldwide included!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (12 left of 12) 0 backers
    About $88
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Select this reward

    Pledge €80 or more About $94

    Robot Will Hug You Combo!

    A Big Combo containing Poster+T-Shirt+BluRay
    + credits, picture and digital copy of the movie
    (shipping worldwide included!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (24 left of 25) 1 backer
    About $94
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  20. Select this reward

    Pledge €100 or more About $118

    Robot Will Love You Combo!

    A Super Combo containing Poster+T-Shirt+BluRay+Badge+ToteBag
    + credits, picture and digital copy of the movie
    (shipping worldwide included!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (19 left of 25) 6 backers
    About $118
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  21. Select this reward

    Pledge €125 or more About $147

    Enter the BluRay!

    Send us an animation or any video, even just you saying hello. Better if it's related to our project, but max 1 minute! We'll put you in the "Fan Board" section of the BluRay and you'll receive a special IMDb Credit for it! (No swearing, violence or pornography allowed. Blasphemy is tolerated. Cyberpunk highly encouraged)
    + exclusive movie credit, picture and the super files bundle!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (16 left of 16) 0 backers
    About $147
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  22. Select this reward

    Pledge €150 or more About $176

    Robot Will Put You on IMDb!

    An exclusive Funding Producer IMDb credit! Your name will be archived in the endless servers of Neo Berlin!
    + exclusive movie credit, picture and the super files bundle!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (8 left of 15) 7 backers
    About $176
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  23. Select this reward

    Pledge €175 or more About $206

    Be a Cartoon Poster!

    We’ll design a character resembling your look and the cartoon version of yourself will appear in the streets and buildings of the film as a poster or LED billboard! You’ll also have an IMDb credit and receive a high quality digital copy of your poster or billboard!
    + exclusive movie credit, picture and the super files bundle!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (1 left of 10) 9 backers
    About $206
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  24. Select this reward

    Pledge €450 or more About $529

    Become a Robot!

    We’ll design a cartoon robot resembling your look, branded with your name or logo and you’ll appear in the film (walking around, working on something, being a companion of someone, etc)!! You’ll also have a special IMDb credit as member of the Cast (!) and receive a Special Digital Artwork with your character!
    + exclusive movie credit, picture and the super files bundle!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (4 left of 4) 0 backers
    About $529
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  25. Select this reward

    Pledge €500 or more About $588

    Robot Support Producer

    Exclusive IMDb and Movie Credit as “made with the support of”, plus your logo or name as a glowing billboard on the streets of Neo Berlin!!
    + all the digital packages

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (2 left of 5) 3 backers
    About $588
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  26. Select this reward

    Pledge €1,500 or more About $1,764

    Robot Co-Producer

    Exclusive IMDb and Movie Credit as “co-producer”, plus your logo or name as a glowing billboard on the streets of Neo Berlin, plus your logo on the opening titles of the film and a special sneak preview of the rough cut and exclusive materials during all the stages of the production!
    + all the digital packages

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (1 left of 3) 2 backers
    About $1,764
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  27. All gone!
  28. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €350 or more About $412

    Be a Cartoon Character!

    We’ll design a character resembling your look and you’ll be in the cartoon as an extra: a passerby, bus passenger, cyber junkie or streetwalker!! You’ll also have a special IMDb credit as member of the Cast (!) and receive a Special Digital Artwork with your character!
    + exclusive movie credit, picture and the super files bundle!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 6 backers
    About $412
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.