I've just seen a post on NoFilmSchool about Alien 3 director David Fincher crowdfunding a feature animation titled "The Goon" via Kickstarter. I believe that this might be the first time someone from the industry has funded a feature animation in this way. Kickstarter recently announced that they're making it easier for UK filmmakers to crowdfund so this is all very good news for Scampenstein.
A while back I thought I had secured the help of some local yet internationally famous graphic novel/comic book artists to help produce a graphic novel based around the story. The aim was to crowdfund this to help popularize and promote the project. That didn't come off unfortunately.
The original idea was that if the resulting graphic novel didn't secure a development deal then I could always go on and try to crowdfund it myself using as much Midlands/UK/Irish talent as possible.
So I'm still looking for an accomplished graphic artist to help me make the story into a comic book/graphic novel - preferably someone Birmingham based.
The good news is that with Kickstarter now available in the UK its time to get some wheels back on the project. Phase 1: Crowdfund a graphic artist to do the graphic novel and then Phase 2: market the story globally and then crowdfund again to make the feature.
You can read more about the inspiration behind the Scampenstein story in this blog post. And here's a picture of my much lamented Charlie. Just because.
|Charlie at Moores in Madrid. Wearing his Ireland scarf prior to an 8AM World Cup game.|