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A new live action adventure in cinematic quality by loving fans. A fairytale of wondrous creatures in a world inspired by Studio Ghibli

WOLF GIRL CONCEPT TRAILER:

We want to make you a live action cinematic fan film inspired by the wonderful Studio Ghibli masterpiece Princess Mononoke.

Imagine the world, 600 hundred years after the events of Princess Mononoke: The forests have regrown and cities have been rebuilt but the new balance between them is trembling… What if the forest needed a Princess once again?

日本のみなさんへ!

ウルフガールは、すたじお・じぶりによる あにめーしょん「もののけひめ」からいんすぴれーしょんをえた ライブアクションのたんぺんえいがです。 もりはさいせいちょうし、としも さいこうちくされた。 しかし、そのばらんすがくずれだしている・・・

「もののけひめ」のろっぴゃくねんごをそうていし、もりがもういちど[ひめ]をひつようとしたらどうなるか・・というおはなしです。 わたしたちはにほんごとえいごけんのファンのみなさんのために このえいがを さくせいしています。

設定期限が迫っています。 皆さんのご支援が必要です。 どうかご協力をお願いします!!

もっとプロジェクトについて。。。

もっと物語について。。。

THE STORY

The legend of the forest princess has long been forgotten, but the forest spirits live on and are once again in need of a saviour, who this time comes in the form of a young city girl who has lost her way. It's a modern-day Mononoke-inspired adventure with key themes conservation and balance.

LOGLINE: A teenager struggling to find her place in the city, seeks refuge in a magical forest where giant wolves once ruled. When she discovers that humans are cutting down the trees, she unites with the wolves to defend her new home, before it all burns.

We know that there are fans of Princess Mononoke all over the world so we have carefully crafted a story that can be enjoyed in any language.

New characters. New adventure. Echoes of the past. Glimpses of the things you love about Princess Mononoke.

We want to share an enchanting tale of passionate lost souls, through a captivating film with beautiful locations, fantastic creatures and epic scale. Hopefully Wolf Girl will encourage people to seek opportunities for balance with their environment and conservation of our precious forests worldwide.

Wolf Girl Concept art
Wolf Girl Concept art

The fans of Princess Mononoke deserve a fan film made with cinematic quality: Wolf Girl should feel like a true cinema movie, so we are working hard to achieve high production values above and beyond that of our concept trailer.

INVESTING YOUR BACKING 

We need your backing to secure the resources that are essential to make Wolf Girl a cinematic adventure: 

PUPPETRY & CREATURE FX - No fantasy film is complete without a troop of spectacular characters and we are going all out to realise the spectacular creatures of Wolf Girl.

Wolf Girl Concept Art
Wolf Girl Concept Art

We have already begun developing a puppet system for bringing the Kodama tree spirits to life and have learned so much! But there is still work ahead to create the perfect look: your backing will help us find the right materials and develop the best control system to create amazing live action kodama!

The puppets in action in the Wolf Girl concept trailer
The puppets in action in the Wolf Girl concept trailer

We also experimented early on and discovered that 3D creature FX are the best tool to bring magnificent creatures to the screen.

Wolf Girl has already attracted the interest and advice of cinema-level Visual FX companies due to the unique character challenges. Your backing will help us collaborate with a professional team to build, animate and integrate these beautiful digital characters into the world of Wolf Girl.

Wolf Girl - 3D wolf research
Wolf Girl - 3D wolf research

PROPS, COSTUME & SETS - As a backer, you will be helping the passionately creative Art & FX department to source the materials and tools essential to produce the physical things you will see in the film. From awesome props to sets and environmental effects, you will be helping them create a whole world on screen. In return, these amazing artists are also making custom rewards for you!

FOREST FRIENDLY FILMING - We also need your backing to hire filming equipment that won’t harm the forests where we will be filming. We tested battery powered LED lights on the concept trailer shoot and discovered that we can avoid loud, polluting generators by using these forest-friendly lights.

LED lights on set - Avoiding heavy cables & polluting generators!
LED lights on set - Avoiding heavy cables & polluting generators!

Creating the cinematic look of Wolf Girl relies keenly on the quality of the lenses we film with and your backing will allow us to hire the right lenses to capture the beautiful locations, costumes and characters.

BALANCE WITH THE FOREST - We are fortunate to have started building a relationship with the curators of the magnificent forest featured in the concept trailer. This stunning natural location is both humbling and fragile. Your backing will help us organise the production of Wolf Girl to have minimal impact on the forest and preserve this precious environment for generations to come!

YOUR REWARDS!

This fan film is as much yours as it is ours so everyone on the Wolf Girl team has contributed to give you some awesome rewards! 

We want you to share the adventure, so every backer will get a download of the film and we will give you all-access behind the scenes videos throughout production. You will get the latest updates on development of costumes, puppets, props, special FX, the shoot and see the whole team in action as the film comes to life.

Every reward is made for fans, by fans. Even the Wolf Girl DVD comes in a special digipack case, which features artwork from the film PLUS it is crafted from recycled materials.


ADD-ON REWARDS

Want more? Just add to your pledge and message us with which add-ons you would like!

NEW ADD-ON!

ADD JUST  £10 to your pledge
CHOOSE    Any physical reward (ie. not download only)
AND GET    Your own replica prop: this handcrafted Crystal Dagger necklace!

ADD £8 - to - UPGRADE any DVD reward to Bluray and enjoy Wolf Girl in HD!

ADD £10 to your pledge - for - Score MP3 download

ADD £10 to your pledge - for - Art Book download

ADD £10 to your pledge - for - Wolf Girl Costume Pattern & Video download


STRETCH REWARDS

If you help us exceed the target we have planned a whole bunch of cool stretch possibilities for you to back. Every bit of additional backing will help make the film even better with:
MORE Rewards
MORE Kodama scenes
MORE Wolf action!


THE TEAM

Wolf Girl is being developed in the UK by a tireless team of Ghibli fans and filmmakers. We are pleased to have some amazingly skilled and talented people helping to make Wolf Girl. Professionals from all over the creative industries have come together and volunteered their time and skills to collaborate and make Wolf Girl the best possible fan film.

From graphic designers and model makers to musical composers and costumer designers, the creative side of the team is bursting with talent and ideas. Your backing will provide them with the resources to create amazing things! The production side is led by a team of producers with a wealth of experience in feature film, TV and short films.

WOLF GIRL IS A FILM FOR FANS, BY FANS: CROWD FUNDED AND A JOURNEY SHARED SO PLEASE BACK WOLF GIRL & SHARE THE ADVENTURE!

          

If you haven’t seen Princess Mononoke we highly recommend it! It is a lovingly crafted story, one of Japan’s greatest animated features and one of our favourite films.

Please note: Wolf Girl is in no way endorsed by Studio Ghibli or Hayao Miyazaki. This fan film is not for profit: we are making it for the fans and our own enjoyment.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We have produced ambitious short films before & collaborated to find solutions to many of the challenges that can arise. As a team we are primed with a wealth of experience and tireless passion for this project.

Challenge: British Weather!
Weather is always unpredictable so we are preparing a mobile & flexible production to brave the elements.

Challenge: Creatures!
A Princess Mononoke fan film should star awesome creatures, but also excellent quality, so we have sought professional visual FX advice, carried out our own tests, & with your backing we can make Wolf Girl look even better!

Challenge 3: EPIC …on a budget!
The professionals volunteering to create Wolf GIrl have worked on films at every level, from Hollywood to the back yard, tackling some of the biggest fantasy productions on the indie circuit and most revolutionary main stream cinema events.

We make films because we love films. Its about the challenge - the learning and reaching high, as we have on all our productions. We have learned to invest wisely, be resourceful, respectful and ambitious. We know exactly how to get EPIC… on a budget!

Our goal is to raise the backing required to give the right people the resources they need to bring their professional experience into the world of fan art and make Wolf Girl the best possible fan film.

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