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€189
pledged of €10,000pledged of €10,000 goal
6
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 1 2019 8:51 AM UTC +00:00.

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Super Gene Squad – exciting, entertaining and educational experience for the whole family

Super Gene Squad is a 3D animated short series that combines the intellect of academic scientists, the playful humour of pre-schoolers, and the thrilling adventures of superheroes. In this story, courage and intellect are not in opposition to each other, but instead go hand in hand. We aim to introduce problem-solving skills as attractive personality traits in order to motivate children to collaborate and fight for a better future.

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Our next generation needs more scientific thinkers and problem solvers than ever before. This series would touch on existing problems, such as climate change, air pollution, overpopulation, natural disasters, malnutrition and nonrenewable resources, all expressed in the vocabulary of 6 and 7 year-old children, combined with their daily habits and typical challenges in school. Each time the main characters face a problem, they reveal their Super Genes and transform into superheroes in accordance with their scientific areas of interest. For instance, Tim has an abiding love for physics, and so he transforms into a super speedy hero who can use time travel and jump between dimensions.

We also aim to present the idea that one doesn’t need to be exceptionally smart to accomplish high-level problem solving skills. Children are genuine scientific thinkers. It is part of their early development to touch, taste, build, move and disassemble objects. The challenging part is encouraging them to remain inquisitive and enter adulthood with an eagerness to study.

On average, children between the ages of 2 and 11 spend 30 hours a week in front of a TV, DVD, or game console.  Another study shows that kids watch services like Netflix 15 times as much as they play outdoors. For the average kid, watching cartoons has become the primary educational channel outside of school. They can even access digital content during school hours on their mobile devices. Therefore, it is extremely important to create animated series that have deep educational value. If children lose connection with their surroundings, how can they possibly know how to improve or even appreciate their environment?

It is time to bring attention and glory to the scientists and engineers in our modern culture - the future of humankind depends on it.

Science, technology and engineering must be as appealing for young people as sports, games and power. Science classes are often portrayed negatively in the modern pop culture, while athletes, warriors, rich kids and even bullies enjoy the benefits of authority. In many movies and series, geeks and quirky artists only get to go on dates if someone makes a hilarious bet on them. And yet, it is the physicists, engineers, software developers, researchers, analysts, medical professionals and lab technicians, who work for a better future and together they achieve goals that most people can only dream of.

We need to teach children that observing matter with a microscope is much cooler than shooting a gun toy. We need to motivate them to take risks instead of blending in with the crowd. Through the adventures of the Super Gene Squad, we present the ideas that cooperation, reason and compassion are the key for endurance.

Being smart means being cool – and it should be taught

Whether one is an innovative thinker, champion, craftsman, entertainer, analytical, adventurer or supporter, all individual skills are essential for a mutual benefit. Television and online streaming are probably the most influential channels to convey this message. We kindly ask for your support to make this project happen!

After creating a one-minute-long trailer from the 10 000€ budget, the next step is to pitch the concept with the goal of signing a contract with a film studio or other media-service provider for the production of a series of about 25 episodes. In parallel with the design and animation of the trailer, the screenwriter will develop the script of the pilot episode and a catchy title song will be produced. 

Risks and challenges

The challenge is to find the right connections and get the chance to stand in front of relevant decision makers. We will all do our very best to ensure that you and your family will watch the adventures of the Super Gene Squad, starting latest in 2021.

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