With 30 total backers and a combined amount of $2,017 raised, "My Dad the Giant" has officially reached its funding goal!
This couldn't have happened without the generosity of so many people through the amazing kickstarter website. Posters are being made, postcards and pins will go to printing, and DVD boxes will be prepped for when these last 9 days come up. The funding raised will help me purchase supplies, distribution methods, and so much to bring this project to fruition. As promised, to everyone who donated over 10 dollars, you get a big thank you from me here on the production blog!
Special thanks go to:
Teresa and Brian Stannard
Marcia and Ron Taylor
Dwight Williamson II
Stay tuned for more updates as we begin to finish this film. One worth noting here today is a list of possible credits to those who are giving their time to help me complete this project.
Patrick Stannard - Director/Animator
Steve Stanchfield - Animator
Matt Dewatter - Tie Down Artist
Fil Romero - Tie Down Artist
Kevin Grassia - 3D Modeler
Tyler Scarlet - Background Illustration
Don Kilpatrick - Background Illustration
Kieth Newton - Background Art Director
Eric Olson - Background Art Manager
Justin Norman - Sound Engineer
Aaron Symonds - Music Composer
Greg Powell - Personnel Manager.
As you may notice above, some new team members have joined the project. Aaron Symonds is a hollywood composer, and someone I was able to catch during downtime. I am honored and excited that he has decided to hop onto the project. With his help, my friend Justin Norman, and Ann Arbor Symphony Personelle Director Greg Powell, I'll have a full orchestral soundtrack for my short film.
Illustrators Kieth Newton, Eric Olson, and Don Kilpatrick have also expressed intrest in working on my film. Kieth is a former Disney Background artist and will be acting as my art director. Shots will then be taken from him and given to Eric, Don, or other prospective illustrators.
I will have creative discussions with Aaron Symonds this Sunday to talk about the scratch track and what specific instruments may be needed for the film's orchestra.
Again a big thanks to everyone who has donated not only money, but their time and experience to this project. I could never have dreamed to be able to do this just on my own.