This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, June 8 2019 5:01 PM UTC +00:00.
Before all these dogs and balls were up in the air, we were exploring animated film production. On KICKSTARTER we found and supported an animation school startup out of Van Nuys, CA run by two industry vets, Mike Polvani (The Little Mermaid, The Iron Giant) & Wayne Carlisi (Tarzan, SpongeBob SquarePants). The first lesson involved bringing a bouncing ball to life and that concept is how this idea began. After fleshing out a story and discovering we couldn't draw a dog, we hired a team of talented animators and from there I'M GONNA GET YOU began to blossom.
I'M GONNA GET YOU is a short, animated film that looks at the thin line between love, loneliness, and frustration in a way that can be understood and enjoyed by kids and adults. The story focuses on the relationship between an anthropomorphic ball and the goofy dog that chews it. How much roughing up can one ball take before its outlook sours?
Through our production company, Rescue Dog Films, a portion of our films' screening fees and profits are donated to animal shelters, conservation organizations, and other films that promote animal welfare, many of which we find right here on Kickstarter!
I'M GONNA GET YOU on IMDb: www.imdb.com/title/tt5179974
First we want to lock Aaron and his jazz musicians in a New York studio where they will record the film's score. How long can it take to record a score for a 2-3 minute film? We hope not long, but we want the musicians to have time to get comfortable and experiment. You never know what might happen when you make the space for it.
Next we will take on tasks like refining the color, recording sound effects and foley, sound editing, and then mixing.
Finally, we will be submitting I'M GONNA GET YOU to film festivals around the world. We would love our strategy to include a combination of well known fests (Sundance, SXSW, Telluride), specialized short/animation fests (Animafest, Annecy, Palm Springs), and local festivals where you, our supporters, live. It's always more fun to see a film on a big screen than at home, right?
Risks and challenges
Once upon a time film festivals were the only way to get a film seen. On the circuit though, even great films can rack up a lot of rejections. With past Rescue Dog Films releases, we have been fortunate to play at some cool festivals including the Palm Springs International Animation Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival, FLICKERS' Roving Eye International and to receive write-ups in "Vice's Noisey" and "Film Threat". But as your Investment Professional will hopefully tell you, past returns are not indicative of future performance. So what is the plan if NO ONE wants to see our film? Eventually we will release the film where the largest audience anywhere exists: online...of course, you'll want to see it though, right?Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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