Here's how you can be a part of a stop motion animation movie. I've done interviews with both Warren Manser and his wife Dawn Brown before. Now they're working on a sequel to their award-winning short film House of Monsters and you can help!
They started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the sequel.
Find out more after the jump.
Here's a video of Dawn explaining what one dollar can buy for the project. She takes a single piece and follows it through the process to a final model.
Here's the description of the project.
CREATING STOP-MOTION MISCHIEF, ONE MONSTER AT A TIME!
Last year we made a little short film called House of Monsters. We hit the festival scene, won some awards, and had a blast. If you didn't catch it then, you can catch it now on YouTube. Inspired by the feedback from folks like YOU, we want to keep going with this and develop it into a series.
That means we need to have, y'know, more than one episode. We want to make a few episodes for a "pitch package" that will really sell our vision for this project. The ultimate goal is to get financing and distribution for an entire series of monster shorts.
That all starts with this first step. We would like to invite you to join us on this adventure in making the next episode of House of Monsters. It's a 7 minute stop-motion animated short called "Fun in the Sun" and tells a cautionary tale about a vampire who takes a little creative liberty to enjoy an afternoon in the sun.Everyone who pledges $5 and up will get to see the finished film online via private link. It ain't headed to YouTube for free. That wouldn't be fair to you and it could spoil our distribution opportunities.
The story is done! The character designs are done! The set designs are done! We've taken this as far as we can before jumping into the expensive stuff. House of Monsters creator Dawn Brown has assembled a small but mighty crew of Hollywood's most talented artists to help bring these monsters to life.
IT STARTS WITH $1 AND AN IDEA.
When you donate you get a whole bunch of cool stuff from stickers to t-shirts to beer steins.
Find out more on House of Monsters Kickstarter page and House of Monsters Facebook page
See more of Dawn brown's portfolio at DawnBrown.net and Warren Manser's portfolio at WarrenManser.com
What do you think of the project? Will you visit the Kickstarter page?