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Chosin Animated 'Hold the Line' - Kickstarter

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Chosin Animated 'Hold the Line' - Kickstarter

Postby Charles » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:54 pm

Ever heard of the "Chosin Few"?

We heard from Richard C. Meyer, co-director and co-writer of "Chosin Animated".

There's a Kickstarter campaign in progress for an animated film based on a graphic novel Richard and his team created. The co-director is Brian Iglesias, who directed the documentary "Chosin" which is currently on Netflix.

Plans are in the works for comics, graphic novels, 3D animation and movies.

This is a very special project as it involves the Battle of Chosin in the Korean War of the early 1950s. Chosin was one of the most heroic and inspiring battles in the history of the US Marines as they were vastly outnumbered and were fighting isolated in the bitter cold.

You can see the campaign here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108 ... ated-movie

Check out the video...

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Re: Chosin Animated 'Hold the Line' - Kickstarter

Postby Charles » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:41 pm

The Chosin Few.

That's what the survivors of the Battle of Chosin are called. This is an almost forgotten episode in the history of armed conflict in which American Marines valiantly fought in an impossible situation and prevailed. They saved the lives of many tens of thousands of civilian refugees. Thousands of Korean lives were saved.

This is a very worthwhile project, and the fact they want to do this with animation is another plus.

Consider supporting the Chosin Kickstarter campaign.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108 ... ated-movie

Here's more video to help educate as to what this Battle of Chosin was about...

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Re: Chosin Animated 'Hold the Line' - Kickstarter

Postby Charles » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:16 am

Since I featured this on AN's homepage it's been getting a lot of attention from feeds. That's the great thing about out revamped homepage. Subjects from the forums get much wider exposure and we can help move the word out in a very effective manner.

Since the time of publication on AN the "Chosin: hold the Line" campaign on Kickstarter has gone from virtually nothing in its account to $12,830 pledged of a $25,000 goal. More than halfway there and still time to make it with 15 days left in the campaign.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108 ... ated-movie
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Re: Chosin Animated 'Hold the Line' - Kickstarter

Postby Meyer » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:18 pm

Charles,
Thanks again for being the first to give our project some press. Your article helped spear-head a spike in backers and interest and we are at 62% with 12 days left, which gives us very good odds.

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Re: Chosin Animated 'Hold the Line' - Kickstarter

Postby Charles » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:18 pm

Glad to help out Richard. Posted an entry about your campaign on AN's Facebook page today. Looks like you continue to make progress.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Animation ... 8748898069

So far there's 358 backers pledging $17,213 towards your $25K goal with 11 days to go.

Here's the link to the Chosin campaign on Kickstarter folks.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108 ... ated-movie
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Postby Charles » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:12 pm

The Chosin campaign is bearing down!

There's 395 backers at $19,481 of the $25,000 goal with 8 days to go...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108 ... ated-movie
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Postby Charles » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:47 am

Closin' in on Chosin...

There's 427 backers pledging $21,147 of a $25,000 goal
with 6 days to go. Odds are good that we'll see yet another successful crowdfunding campaign!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108 ... ated-movie
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Postby Charles » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:22 pm

They did it!

There are 481 backers who've chosen the Chosin project to pledge $25,025 surpassing the $25K goal and adding yet another successful crowdfunding campaign to the Kickstarter roster with 5 more days to go! :D

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108 ... ated-movie
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Postby Charles » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:04 pm

Luv a Press Release like this one... 8-)

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Veteran Expeditionary Media is proud to announce the commencement of production of the 3D animated short film Chosin: Hold the Line. Hold the Line is being produced by the same team of combat veterans that created the award winning Korean War documentary Chosin. The animated film is an adaptation of their follow on project, a graphic novel also titled Hold the Line, which will be released in early 2013.

The story follows Private First Class Billy French, a young Marine who joined the ‘Corps to be a warrior and ended up as a mail clerk. French is assigned to make a routine mail delivery to the grunts of Fox Company at their hilltop position which guards the only way in – and out – of the Chosin Reservoir. When French makes his delivery, he is caught in a massive surprise attack, and the 12,000 men of the 1st Marine Division are locked in savage combat against over 120,000 enemy.

French and the Marines of Fox Company hold their ground on what will be forever known as “Fox Hill,” where 250 Marines held off 10,000 enemy and saved the 1st Marine Division. After 6 days of combat, French marches off of the hill and has to lead inexperienced combat replacements as they fight their way 68 miles to freedom and save the lives of thousands of refugees. This epic battle contends with the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae as one of the most heroic feats of all time.

Hold the Line is a first in animation history; a 3D animated war film about Marines in combat - made by Marine combat veterans. “We want to hit a broader audience and that younger generation is not one we’ve been able to reach as well with the documentary,” producer Anton Sattler explains. “This allows us to cross-pollinate audiences. So you might have people who watch the documentary that would have never watched an animated film, but because they know the story they’ll be interested. Or you’ll have the kids who would never bother to watch a Korean War documentary watch the animated film, get really interested in the characters, be blown away by [the story] they see on screen, and then they want to learn more.”

The film will be completed and released Summer 2013 with plans to have it evolve into a feature length film. Hold the Line will be produced by Brian Iglesias and Anton Sattler and will be directed by Brian Iglesias and Richard C. Meyer.

For details and imagery, please visit the recently successful KickStarter campaign:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108 ... ated-movie

Contact is Brian Iglesias at brian@veteransinc.com or 732-642-1736
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Postby Charles » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:23 pm

Here's a nice Christmas present. The Chosin Kickstarter campaign wrapped up today.

Final tally... 551 backers pledge $30,508 of a $25,000 goal.

Congrats guys!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108 ... ated-movie
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Re: Chosin Animated 'Hold the Line' - Kickstarter

Postby Charles » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:14 am

The rough draft storyboard is online for the successfully funded project about the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War "Hold the Line"...

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