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Help us complete the trailer in full colour. It's the first step towards a pilot episode!
Our second Kickstarter is now live! For project history also visit www.themultifacet.com
Our second Kickstarter is now live! For project history also visit www.themultifacet.com
182 backers pledged CA$ 21,136 to help bring this project to life.

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THANK YOU! WE HAVE REACHED OUR FUNDING GOAL! 

If you missed out on the campaign, you can still back it by heading over to WWW.THEMULTIFACETSERIES.COM

We did it! Yes! Yes! Yes!
We did it! Yes! Yes! Yes!
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*Update Oct 17, based on community feedback we have now added 3 new pledges. First Mover Starting, First Mover Climbing & First Mover Deluxe.

**Update Oct 28, to help us reach our goal we have created 2 new exclusive pledges for the campaign. First Mover Character Creator, & First Mover Be In The Trailer!

***Update Oct 31, we really want to get over this goal.So we have the First Mover Executive Producer level unveiled. You can help pick the final cut of the trailer with this one!

What is "The Multi Facet™" Series?

From Nadir Shirazi (Series Creator)

For 18 months I have been building the foundation of an immersive story that I am ready to share with the world.

Welcome to Dunyah, a world divided between religion and secularism where there is only one source of fresh water left. The Multi Facet is the only group that keeps the peace.
Barely....

Does it?.....
Does it?.....
The World of Dunyah
The World of Dunyah

In this world you can refract light through prisms and once dispersed, the light becomes a usable material. This practice is called Lining.

Concept Art for "Lining"
Concept Art for "Lining"

 Goal of the Campaign

Use the money from our backers to complete the trailer in colour, so we can grow our fan audience and make a pilot episode in the near future.

For me the first step toward making a pilot episode is to create a trailer that tells a story and attracts fans and interest. With your backing of this campaign, I can complete the entire trailer with Rune Entertainment, the animation studio who helped me create the animatic (storyboards) and a small proof of concept (colour piece) in our Kickstarter Video.

Supporting the project on Kickstarter is also a tangible way to demonstrate that you would like to see "The Multi Facet" Series be made into a pilot episode. Networks, investors, and fans pay attention to how well Kickstarter campaigns perform.

Heck if this campaign really takes off we might be able to do a small pilot ourselves:) but let's get to $21,000 first and then we can dream, okay?

Clarifications and Questions

What is going on in the trailer?

An opening ceremony is taking place that precedes The World Water Council Negotiation Session. These Negotiation Sessions determine how water gets allocated in Dunyah. Think of it like a ceremonial first pitch or a puck drop just with WAY bigger stakes.

The ceremony is interrupted by the main protaganist, Rydin Razi. Rydin's younger brother, Arsin Razi is part of the Royligio Facet and his older brother Billen Razi is part of the Vibulare Facet. Rydin's two brothers are enemies because of their Facets and have been chosen to open the ceremony for their respective sides. Rydin never picked a side to join so he is Facetless.

Shabina Rhung is the other main protagonist of the series and a representative of the Multi Facet. The Multi Facet is the governing body that distributes water to the world from The Well of Life, the last source of fresh water left. The Multi Facet is all that stands between the Royligio and Vibulare (and Rydin's brothers) from going to war. She is a "Potential" which means she is a future candidate to lead the Multi Facet. 

Today was a big day for her to open the ceremony and win over backers for her leadership run in the future. It was a big day until Rydin crashed through the ceremony surprising his brothers and Shabina no less. 

Rydin doesn't fully understand the consequences of his intervention, but Shabina does!

Rydin and Shabina have... well a complicated history let's just say.

Read The Backstory

You can read the pre-cursor to the trailer which sheds more light on the series by clicking on the images below or visiting www.themultifacetseries.com    

Click Image To Read Part 1 Rydin's Reflection
Click Image To Read Part 1 Rydin's Reflection
Click Image To Read Part 1 Shabina's Solitude
Click Image To Read Part 1 Shabina's Solitude
Click Image for Shabina & Rydin Joint Piece Part 2
Click Image for Shabina & Rydin Joint Piece Part 2

Why is only one small part of the trailer in colour? 

The style of animation I am using is called Anime Realism. It was inspired by the animation style of the series "Avatar: Legend Of Korra". It is a costly and labour intensive style of animation to produce but looks stunning as characters, settings, and special effects look extremely real.

How did you create the series?

Are you religious? Are you secular? Or is it complicated....If you back the project, I will share exactly how I came up with this world in detail. However a very simplified explanation would be that the world stems from my life experiences working with religious diversity in secular environments for 14 years, along with being a lifelong fan of epic stories, novels, comics, radio, and animation. 

Are you doing this by yourself ?

I am part of a small digital media start up called Movement Media Entertainment Ltd. We created the company so we could tell our stories our way. As individuals who never fit into stereotypes of Eastern or Western we feel there are stories waiting to be told that simply put aren't being told! "The Multi Facet" Series is one such project of Movement Media with more to come....

Why do you have to use such an expensive style of animation?

Because that is the style I love. I won't compromise on the vision because of a little thing like money. I know I am on the right track  because everyone who sees the trailer says "That is Amazing! Can we see the whole thing in colour?".  Yes. Yes you can.

Full Colour Proof Of Concept

What the Full Trailer will look like when we hit our funding goal!

Note: This clip is not the same as the main video, it is just the full colour part slowed down. Betcha watch it more than once!
(Will also have music.)

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What fight scenes will look like at speed!

This is how fast the trailer will actually move when it is fully animated.
Note: This clip is not the same as the main video. Instead it is the fight scene storyboards that are sped up to mimic the full animation. (Will also be in full colour with music.)

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2 rewards*... who does that?

*Update Oct 17 due to community feedback we have now added three more reward levels so everyone can participate! They are
First Mover Starting, First Mover Climbing and First Mover Deluxe*

**Update Oct 28 to help us climb to our goal we have two new reward levels exclusive to the campaign. They are First Mover Character Creator, & First Mover Be In The Trailer!

***Update Oct 31, to push through in the Final Hours we  have one new final reward level. It is First Mover Executive Producer!

We need money to complete the trailer, but this campaign isn't about just money. It's about creating fans and turning "The Multi Facet" into a series; I feel so strongly about this project there are only two backer reward levels.  A $1 Level and a $31 level. 

(*Now we also have a $9,$19, and $93 Level)
(**Additionally we now also have a $331 and $551 Level)
(***Finally we have a $3001 Level)

It means more to me that as many people as possible can participate in this campaign to raise the goal. It would be an honour (or honor for my American peeps:) to have you climb this mountain with me. I have taxed the patience of every stakeholder in my life by devoting hundreds of hours to get here and spending every spare cent I have (and some cents that belong to others:) on licensing the music, researching and writing the story, and creating the animation. 

I won't over-promise rewards I can't deliver, but if you back at our $31 level you will be the first ones EVER to see the trailer.
*Update, you can now see the trailer first if you back at our $9 level

I know it's not a conventional Kickstarter Practice, but I was also unconventional enough to believe that I could make an Animated Series without being able to draw either, and it is coming to life! It is incredibly difficult to build a story world. Kind of like making coleslaw. You start out with all of these raw ideas and get to show just a small sliver of it. I really want to give you a chance to wrap yourself in the world, and this trailer is the first step.

So for those of you who help me race to $21,000, one person at a time, I welcome you to the family of "First Movers."

First Mover Mini, Starting, and Climbing

As a $1 backer you get the  "First Mover Mini" Reward Pledge 

  •  Your name in the credits of the trailer when it launches to the public

As a $9 backer you get the "First Mover Starting" Reward Pledge

  • First ever look at the completed trailer
  • Your name in the credits of the trailer

As a $19 backer you get the "First Mover Climbing" Reward Pledge

  • First ever look at the completed trailer
  • First ever look at new sections of writing (digital)
  • Your name in the credits of the trailer

First Mover Reward

For the $31 backer you get the "First Mover" Pledge

  • The first ever look at the completed Trailer PLUS
  • Digital Reward: Story Scripture which will include a)concept art b) the making of the series so far c) full trailer with story notes d) new writing that continues the story right after the trailer with story notes e) an intro guide to the world of Dunyah.
  • Physical Reward: A personal thank you card mailed with a piece of art on it (see below).
  • Bragging Reward: I will put your name in the credits of the trailer and on a special section of my website. This will be a monument to the fact that you were responsible for making this series happen. When it grows larger people should know it happened because of you.
  • Satisfaction Reward: That deep and awesome feeling knowing that you brought to life something that is going to go on to have an impact on people.

First Mover Deluxe (New Reward)

Since the launch of the campaign the top two questions I have received are "How did I create this unique story world?" and "What is trans media storytelling?"

So after thinking about it I realized that I can pack over 18 months of story building insights into an individual 60 minute consultation for you, and have created the First Mover Deluxe Level. 

To me time is the most valuable resource we have, and I would love to help you get your story started or help enhance it! 

The $93 "First Mover Deluxe" reward gets everything in the "First Mover" Reward Level Above PLUS I will

  • Review and provide feedback on your story concepts, ideas, characters, script, animation, writing or anything else you want me to look at!. 
  • Share my own story building insights to help you get started/go further.
  • Take you through the emerging field of Trans Media Story telling (your story told over multiple mediums animation, writing, audio, etc.)
  • Connect you with a treasure trove of resources both human and digital who can be assets on your journey.
  • and finally.. let you see some concepts and the draft script for the future Pilot we are planning for "The Multi Facet" Series.

Note: You can choose when your consultation will happen and it can begin as early as Dec 3rd 2014. If you are in the Greater Toronto, Canada Area the meeting can be in person or by web conference. If you are outside the Greater Toronto Canada Area we can web conference.

Art Piece on "Thank You Card"  for Physical Reward
Art Piece on "Thank You Card" for Physical Reward

First Mover Character Creator (Exclusive New Reward)

Have you ever imagined what you would look like as an animated character? Well here is your chance to stop imagining.

The $331 "First Mover Character Creator" reward gets everything in all previous reward levels PLUS THIS EXCLUSIVE.

Let us bring you into the world of The Multi Facet Series by creating YOU (yes YOU!) as an actual animated character. 

  • Take a look at the Three Facets below, what they stand for and their amazing attire, are you Royligio, Vibualre or Multi Facet?
  • Now choose ONE wisely as you will now become drawn in the style and attire of your group!
  • We will send you a 300 DPI CMYK RGB (this means it is of the highest quality!)  Digital Portrait of yourself as an animated Character! .
  • This is exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign and will not be offered outside of it.

(If you select this reward we will contact you after the campaign in a survey to get your Personal Image, Facet and Attire Choice).

Pick 1 of the 3 Facets, & become an Animated Character!
Pick 1 of the 3 Facets, & become an Animated Character!

First Mover Be In The Trailer (Super Exclusive New Reward)

Let's go one step further! Have your ever wanted to see yourself created as an animated character AND see that character in an ACTUAL ANIMATION. Follow us...

The $551  "First Mover Be In The Trailer!" reward gets everything in all previous reward levels PLUS THIS SUPER EXCLUSIVE.

Let us bring you into the world of The Multi Facet Series by creating YOU (yes YOU!) as an actual animated character. 

  • Take a look at the Three Facets below, what they stand for and their amazing attire, are you Royligio, Vibualre or Multi Facet?
  • Now choose ONE wisely as you will now become drawn in the style and attire of your group!
  • We will send you a 300 DPI CMYK RGB (this means it is of the highest quality!)  Digital Portrait of yourself as an animated Character! 

PLUS PLUS PLUS!!!!!!!!!

  • We will take your character (who has now either joined the Royligio, Vibulare, or Multi Facet) and ANIMATE THEM IN THE COMPLETED TRAILER!
  • Your character will be created and grouped with others in their Facet!
  • We will send you an additional 300 DPI CMYK RGB (this means it is of the highest quality!)  Digital Image of your Character in the scene (see sample image below)! 
  • This is exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign and will not be offered outside of it!

(If you select this reward we will contact you after the campaign in a survey to get your Personal Image, Facet and Attire Choice).

Sample of Image your Character will be animated into! (Will be in Full Colour)
Sample of Image your Character will be animated into! (Will be in Full Colour)

Final New Reward
First Mover Executive Producer SUPER PLUS PLUS PLUS!

The $3001  "First Mover Executive Producer!" reward gets everything in all previous reward levels PLUS THIS SUPER DUPER EXCLUSIVE.

  • For being this generous we will make you an Executive Producer of the trailer and will honour you on the front page of our website from now till forever!
  • ALSO you will get to work with me to decide the final cut of the fully animated trailer! Yes you can sit on the cutting room floor and see this come to life!

Stretch Goals....

When we hit our target I will be able to put the best selections from the storyboards and turn them into the full colour animated trailer. I will share two stretch goals for now and share more as we rise together!

Stretch Goal #1 $31,000 This allows the animators to add more selections from the storyboards into the full colour animated trailer giving even more detail as to what is going on in the story.

Stretch Goal #2 $41,000
This allows the animators to yet add even more selections from the storyboard into the full colour animated trailer. We can get into some amazing details here.

The Characters

The Characters in this series really have family and relationship issues..... Don't we all?

Okay how exactly is the money going to be used?

I am the Creator of the series but I can't draw worth beans.

The wonderful trailer you just saw was Animated by Rune Entertainment an AMAZING AMAZING animation and creative studio in Toronto. They patiently waded into my story and then took my ideas and vision and created the Animatic (Black and White Storyboards) and helped me create a short proof of concept Full Colour Animation that takes place at the end of the trailer. Many animation studios won't work with new projects but they were excited to get on board and they are stellar at their craft.

**We pause the Kickstarter for an Official Plug: If you are trying to get an animation project off the ground go visit Rune's page right now! Say Nadir sent you! http://runeentertainment.com/** 

Now I would like to be able to work with Rune again to fully realize the vision of this trailer, and make the whole thing. Look at the detail they put into the background scene alone!

Trailer Location Background: World Water Council Chamber
Trailer Location Background: World Water Council Chamber

Thank you for your time!

It's not about the 31 dollars, it's about the 31 years of life experience and influence that inform and help me create this story. The trailer is just the beginning..

-Nadir Shirazi Creator "The Multi Facet" Series

Risks and challenges

Animation:
The story boards are completed and all that is missing is the funding to turn them into animation.

After consulting with Rune we are confident that we can have the Full Trailer Ready by Mid to End of February.

Reward:
While Rune is animating the trailer I will be busy preparing the rewards for backers including the new sections of writing and compiling notes from the last 18 months for the behind the scenes sections. Again I have given myself a long lead time to produce the rewards from the end of the trailer.

If we hit our stretch goals in the campaign we will update the backers on a timeline of events.

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    First Mover Character Creator: See Full Description In Main Body of Page. Pick your Facet and we will create YOU as a character in the unique style and attire of 1 of the Royligio, Vibulare, or Multi Facet group. You will get your character as an exclusive piece of high quality digital art! Also includes every reward from all other pledges.

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    First Mover Executive Producer: See Full Description in Main Body of Page. You are featured as an Executive Producer of the trailer and are enshrined on The Multi Facet Series Website. Also you will help us create the final cut of the trailer as well! Includes every reward from all previous pledges.

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