This Kickstarter project has been generating quite a bit of buzz among the animation community online recently, and I figured I do my tiny part to help spread the word as well.
“Kick Heart” is a planned 2D animated short written and (to be) directed by Masaaki Yuasa, who previously bought us the critically acclaimed film Mind Game. ( read about my praises for this film on this older post. ) The project is hoping to reach the minimum required pledge of $150,000 ( $70.000 reached at time of writing ) to be funded for production, with a due date set on the 31st of October 2012.
The minimum pledge starts at only $1, and for pledges of $60 or more you will receive a blu-ray of the completed film as well, amongst other goodies. There are a couple of different pledge packages you can choose from, including the top package of $10.000, which will grant you a private tour of Production I.G and dinner with Yuasa-san.
These days high quality and innovative 2D animated films are becoming more and more of a rarity, so let’s help support the filmmakers and artists to realize these films so that we can all get to enjoy them.
For more information on Kick Heart or to submit a pledge, visit the Kick Starter Project page here :
And here’s the official Kick Heart Twitter account :
Lastly, please do help spread the word on this project. If a pledge of $1,000,000 is reached, Kick Heart will be developed into a full length animated feature film !
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