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Stephen WisherBy Stephen Wisher
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Stephen WisherBy Stephen Wisher
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$93
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

Ready Rashid is coming to life but only with your help!   

Support the Making of the First Amusingly Thought-Provoking Animated Movie about "ReadyRashid"; and his humorous eye-opening character!  

THE TEAM: 

OutFront Films team is pleased to have this opportunity to present the Ready Rashid Creative Project! This unique cartoon project brings an opportunity for development and global distribution of the first Arab/Expat family values-oriented cartoon. 

Astonishingly, only few creative groups have stepped up to fill this huge gap in creative media business potential so we are asking the help of our awesome supporters and pledging community to donate as much as they can to make Ready Rashid go live on the big screen. 

The Ready Rashid Cast
The Ready Rashid Cast

Ready Rashid:

From concept design in 2012, through first-phase content development in 2013, OutFront Films has positioned the Ready Rashid project to be a unifying, creative force and something everlasting which will serve new generations for years to come.

We crossed oceans of creativity, explored many collaborations with various insiders to bring only the best out of “Ready” and his unique ways.

Since our team is in love with comic art in general; the idea of bringing new age humor that challenges the limits of today’s society with unique concepts and character relations is something that is meaningful in life to us.

Upraised irony, insight into modern family life, Islamic/Western values, new worldly perspectives and so much more are the cornerstones of a cartoon designed to achieve international distribution and deserved acclaim.

Ready and Bobby "The Weatherman"
Ready and Bobby "The Weatherman"

What is Ready Rashid?

Ready Rashid is a cartoon comic based on an orphaned Arab boy who is adapting to life within the cosmopolitan environment of a modern Middle East city.

Ready's story begins on location in the streets of his battle stricken nation with an international news reporter who was curious about Ready's life story and the tragic loss of his family.

Coincidentally, one of the viewers was a commercial pilot and father of a very stable Arab family.

This father was so overwhelmed by the touching story of the young man’s loss of his original family; that, he and his wife who is also a much respected pediatrician in the community searched for a way to legally embraced Ready into their family.

Supported by new friendships and a stable family, Ready is making his way into a big world with determination and natural guidance.

A world of opportunity unfolds in front of him – new challenges are on the horizon but this time, he has all what matters the most by his side!

Winter in Dubai
Winter in Dubai

About Characters:

The Ready Rashid family characters portray a mix of traditional Arab/Expat values and roles interwoven circumstances that could easily be experienced by families across the world.

This character set provides a unique story-line hook: they portray the close-knit nature of the Arab family through four generations (child, young adult, parent, and grandparent).

While the focus of Ready's family dynamics are both built on a strong foundation of Arab culture and values, the story-lines will always be presented in a lighthearted, welcoming perspective, designed to endear to all cultures and religions.

Impact and Our Mission:  

The Ready Rashid cartoon media offers the potential for placement of the Arabic and English languages side-by-side.

There is yet another hook engaged: the characters are traditional in their Arab Muslim orientation, yet they are placed in circumstances familiar to families around the world. Several languages; several cultures—one cartoon media: Ready Rashid, family and friends!

We believe the Ready Rashid project has a unique opportunity to address cultural and racial barriers— how? Just by not addressing them.

Extended Characters provide the opportunity for story lines that integrate four cultures (Arab, American, British, and Asian) into the setting of young people experiencing life as lifelong friends.

OutFront Films has also developed the Ready Rashid cartoon for immediate adaptation into social media. Along with a Website and Facebook page, a keen area of opportunity is the development of mobile device ‘apps’ featuring Ready and his young friends.

The Website, Facebook page, and Mobile Apps provide a safe and productive online internet space for all children to enjoy!

https://www.facebook.com/readyrashid

https://www.twitter.com/readyrashid1

https://www.instagram.com/readyrashid

Eshika, Bobby, Ready and Max
Eshika, Bobby, Ready and Max

What We Need & What You Get:  

The OutFront strategy is to align with a major animation production firm as a first step toward development and distribution. This alignment serves two purposes:

- To enable the physical production of animation.

- Access the media firm’s natural connections to visual media outlets.  

To accomplish this first goal, we are seeking funding from the crowd fund community, our long term supporters, friends, family, and fans in the amount of $250,000. This amount will help us take the “Ready Rashid” cartoon media and convert it into a spectacular movie that appeals to both children and their parents. Most important of all, this movie is bypassing or to better express; it goes beyond religion, politics, culture, classes and breaks all barriers emphasizing only one notion: we are all the same!

OutFront Films, LLC
OutFront Films, LLC

THE TEAM

OutFront Films is the NYC-based LLC that dreamed up and developed the Ready Rashid creative concept and cartoon media. Through solid working relationships with creative talent from around the world (USA, Europe, and Asia); this project has been prepared for development into all forms of cartoon media: Print, Animation, Film, Social Media, Licensing, and Merchandising. 

Click here: www.readyrashid.com 

Recent publications: http://www.emirates247.com/entertainment/ready-rashid-to-promote-message-of-love-2014-03-13-1.541379

Other Ways to Help

If you can't donate at this time, there are still many ways to help fund our vision & project! Please share Ready's story via social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), email, pick the best lines from our web site or comic and show it to your closest pals or just call us up and say words of encouragement for our team!

Ready Snap Back
Ready Snap Back
The Ready Raglan
The Ready Raglan

Risks and challenges

"The greatest risk is to risk nothing at all" - Leo Buscaglia.

As a creative artist, project manager, team leader and dear friend of local nationals during my residence in several Middle East countries, I wanted to bring forward the interdependent experience of an overwhelming majority of global citizens who assimilate with their families in Middle East cities. Because of our unique team and global resources we will be able to control and drive all cost that would normally become exhausted in large facilities. Our work scope, information transfers and corrections are carefully and thoughtfully shared then executed.

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