$2,847 pledged of $18,000 goal
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By Zealous Creative
$2,847 pledged of $18,000 goal
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About this project

The script is 100% complete, the concept artists have their tablets poised, ready to design a Sasquatch and the development producer is pumped to crunch some serious numbers... we just need your support to make it all possible!

The Sasquatch of Jackson Farm is the first feature film from Zealous Creative. It's about an orphaned Sasquatch named Dog who's raised in isolation by an overprotective farmer. When Dog discovers and falls for a female Sasquatch, he’s torn between two worlds.  

New to our work?

If you haven't seen our previous work and want to make sure you're backing a winning team, check out our award winning shorts, Zero and The Maker. If you love 'em, they're included in all our reward tiers as 1080p Digital HD downloads (not available in this res online)

Meet the concept artists

Let's be serious, this Kickstarter is all about designing the most awesome Sasquatch in town. It's time for you to meet the artistic wizards that will help bring our hero to life.

Shreya Shetty

Shreya is a concept artist/illustrator based in Los Angeles. She's worked in-house at Rhythm and Hues Studios as a texture painter and a concept artist on a variety of movies and pitch projects. See Shreya's full gallery here.

Jacob Sparks

Jacob is a Los Angeles based artist who has worked on projects all across the Industry. From multiple seasons on Syfy’s Face Off, to designing game art for such clients as Lucasfilm, Ubisoft and Marvel. View Jacob's full gallery here.

Hoa Han

Hoa is a Los Angeles based concept artist. His art is inspired by his childhood interest in comic books and video games and he's worked on projects for Lucas Film, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros. and Power Rangers. See Hoa's full gallery here.

George Evangelista

George is located in Melbourne, Australia and is a Concept Artist & Illustrator with a passion for visual development, concept design and creating high quality illustrations for the Film and Entertainment Industry. See George's full gallery here.

What will the funds be used for?

Sasquatch Concept Development

Close to a third of the funds will be used for Artist concepts. Over 4-6 weeks, each artist will flesh out their version of what the Sasquatch of Jackson Farm will look like. This will takes some serious time and talent!

Business Plan

Another portion will be paid to the development producer for 4-6 weeks of work, creating a business plan. This will cover hot button topics such as:

  • Understanding how much the costumes will cost
  • What state/country is the best to film in, based on tax incentives
  • What actors we have pegged for the lead roles  

This document needs to be solid, to ensure we can attract further funding and demonstrate to potential investors how they'll see returns. 

Administration & Rewards

The boring but necessary stuff. A small portion of the Kickstarer funds will be paid to the creators to manage the concept art process, fulfill the reward requirements (including book production, postage, etc) and Kickstarter fees.

Any monies over our pledge amount, will go towards the film's production.

Why don't we just go out and try to sell our script?

We're filmmakers, we write our own stories, we have a vision, we create worlds and we believe going down the Kickstarter path will allow us to have as much creative control as possible. 

If we simply sell our script to a production company, they may not want us on their team. Or they may force rewrites and turn it into the Slasher of Jackson Farm... NOoOoOo.

We've intentionally written a smaller story. A few locations, a small cast and an estimated budget of around $1.3 million dollars. That's achievable!   

Risks and challenges

OK, so let's say we achieve our Kickstarter goal, what's next?

It's always risky business developing a feature film and there's no guarantee this story will see the light of a projector. But your generous support will give us a real good fighting chance!

We're represented at William Morris Endeavor, the world's biggest talent and literary agency. Once we have our development package containing the script, Sasquatch art and business plan, WME will start the process of getting us in front of all the right people and attracting some serious talent to the project.

We'll also be approaching various contacts we've made over the years including film Venture Capitalists, Distributors, Government bodies and private investors.

The good news is, that well made low budget indie films do GREAT on VOD platforms (think YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime) and have a pretty good chance of making their money back.

In relation to delivering the Rewards, we've carefully selected these so the majority are delivered digitally, so we see no foreseeable delay with these.

The Backer Reward with the most involved fulfillment process is the 'Sasquatch Concept Art' printed book. For these, we'll use a reputable online book printing service (like blurb.com) and have them shipped directly from the printers to the recipients. The layout for these books will already have been completed for the eBook version, delivered much earlier on.

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You read all the way to the end of this Kickstarter! We're flattered. We hope by now you are as excited as we are about bringing this idea to reality.

Please - share our project with your friends, your family, the world at large. Subscribe, like, follow, retweet: Every little bit helps!

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    1. OWN ZERO & THE MAKER

    Strapped for cash but still want to support us? Select this reward and you'll receive our award winning short films, Zero and The Maker in glorious 1080p Digital HD (these films are not available online in this quality). Thank you, we're grateful for your contribution!

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    2. SASQUATCH CONCEPT ART

    Our amazing artists will be designing loads of Sasquatch concepts, but only one will be selected for our character in the film. Receive a high resolution image download of this FINAL Sasquatch concept art. Ready for print, this gorgeous image will be digitally signed by the artist.

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    3. FIRST TEN PAGES OF THE SCRIPT

    Bit of a cinephile? Can't wait to watch the film? Receive a PDF of the first 10 PAGES of the script and learn about our Sasquatch's origins and the inciting incident!

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    4. CONCEPT ART & FIRST TEN PAGES OF THE SCRIPT

    Can't choose between rewards #2 and #3 above? No problem, grab this reward and receive the FINAL signed Sasquatch concept art and the first 10 pages of the script... plus Zero and The Maker in glorious 1080p Digital HD.

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    5. COMPLETE SET OF CONCEPT ART FOR FINAL SASQUATCH DESIGN

    We'll have some incredible talent creating beautiful Sasquatch concepts, however, only one Sasquatch will make it into the film. With this reward, you'll receive a PDF eBook showing one artist's entire illustrative journey of the final Sasquatch, from rough sketches, to color experiments to final key art.

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    6. FIRST ACT OF THE SCRIPT

    Receive a PDF of the first 27 PAGES of the script and learn more about our Sasquatch, the dramatic premise, and the dramatic situation.

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    7. COMPLETE SET OF CONCEPT ART FROM ONE ARTISTS & FIRST ACT OF THE SCRIPT

    You're really excited about our next film and want to immerse yourself as much as possible in the world we've created. This reward package combines #5 and #6 above delivering a PDF of the entire illustrative journey of the FINAL Sasquatch concept, from rough sketches, to color experiments to final key art, PLUS a PDF of ACT 1 of the script.

    And yes, we'll also throw in Zero and The Maker in glorious 1080p Digital HD.

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    8. CONCEPT ART FROM 'ALL' ARTISTS & FIRST ACT OF THE SCRIPT

    OK, this is cool. You'll receive a PDF eBook containing ALL the illustrations from ALL the artists working on our Sasquatch concept art. Check out their different styles of up to 30 sketches, rough colors and final key art images.

    PLUS a PDF of ACT 1 of the script and YES of course we'll throw in Zero and The Maker in glorious 1080p Digital HD, we're not animals.

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    9. PRINTED BOOK OF 'ALL' SASQUATCH CONCEPT ART & FIRST ACT OF THE SCRIPT

    You're old school and you want to hold a beautifully printed book of amazing art in your hands. You'll receive a LIMITED EDITION soft cover book of ALL the Sasquatch artwork from all the artists. Check out their different styles of up to 30 sketches, rough colors and final key art images. Sorry, shipping is expensive, so this one's for US Residents only.

    You'll also receive a PDF of ACT 1 of the script and Zero and The Maker in glorious 1080p Digital HD.

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    10. MEET THE FILMMAKERS

    You've been following our work for some time and adore Zero and The Maker. You're even willing to forgive us for our dirty little Smooshie series. Wouldn't it be great to grab our ear for 30 minutes to chat about what ever you like? Choose this reward for a half-hour Skype session.

    You'll also receive EVERYTHING from Reward #8, so you can read Act 1 of the script and demand answers for what happens next!?! Do it all while flipping through the concept art eBook and watching Zero and The Maker. It's going to be crazy.

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    11. REWARD #10 + BOOST

    You're not as interested in rewards as you are in helping us make our first feature, so want to donate a little more.

    This reward is similar to #10 above, but instead of the eBook, you'll receive the LIMITED EDITION soft cover book of ALL the Sasquatch artwork from all the artists. This book will be shipped anywhere in the world.

    Thanks for giving us an incredible BOOST towards our goal... and our morale.

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    12. REWARD #11 + MEGA-BOOST

    You're someone whose watched our animations and has been deeply moved by them. You're doing well for yourself and are very generous and would like nothing more than to see what kind of a feature film we can make!

    This reward is the same as #11 above, but just costs more. That's fine, you don't care... you're MEGA-BOOSTING this campaign to it's goal and no one's getting in your way!

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    13. REWARD #11 + ULTIMATE-BOOST

    If you're contemplating this Reward, then you might want to consider reading the business plan when it's ready. I see "Executive Producer" in your future.

    This reward is the same as #11, but funds over a quarter of our campaign in the click of a button. It's the ULTIMATE donation towards bringing our Sasquatch to the big screen and turning us into feature film makers.

    We'll probably also speak to you for longer on Skype :)

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