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Greg Penny's 'Project 13' - Kickstarter campaign

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Greg Penny's 'Project 13' - Kickstarter campaign

Postby Charles » Thu May 10, 2012 2:16 pm

What happens when an American record producer (specifically one who produces records for the likes of Elton John and k.d. lang) sets out to produce a music driven animation project by teaming up with the Japanese animation house STUDIO 4°C, and “crowd funds” the project with Kickstarter?

If this project is a success, this could potentially change the world of anime meaning - specifically the way anime is produced and funded - usually by a production committee who's first priority is the Japanese market because the first item on the agenda is to recuperate all the costs involved.

If Greg can pull this off, it will show the world that you do not need to just consume what the anime business throws at you - you can make your own anime or have a say in what gets made. If you dont like moe anime (I personally do) and would like to see more of a variety of genres being made then maybe this crowd funding model will help you change things." Danny Choo

project:13 is a music driven animation project that debuts as a trilogy of three 5 minute music video / mini movies, driven by strong songs with global hit potential.

Each of the three "episodes" is designed to introduce a different portion of the project:13 universe. each has a different song, story, cast and location with one central character providing the common thread between the three. when joined together, they form a greater story. a 15 minute, three chapter short film, the project : 13 trilogy.

Greg Penny"s company, SIWA PRODUCTIONS is seeking public funding of $390,000 to complete the project. Interested contributors may pledge their backing through Kickstarter. The first four contributors to donate $5,000 each will be offered the opportunity to be animated as a cameo character in one of the Project: 13 episodes.

Penny aims to raise the funds via the Kickstarter campaign to produce project:13 and use the music video format as a global story telling platform for the “post PC” age.

Please see these links for more info:

Greg Penny's 'Project 13' Kickstarter campaign.

Project 13 artwork, photos and video.

Here's a look at what Project 13 is about...

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