A friend of mine (who happens to have a truly awesome name) worked at Disney for the better part of 20 years. When they decided to shut down all their two-dimensional animation studios, he found himself without a job.
So Ian (told you he had a great name) did what any lead animator in the same situation would do – started his own studio and set about seeking funds to create an animated series aimed at 9-12 year old boys.
The studio is located in Western Sydney and Ian and his crew are looking for $3,000,000 in funding to produce (initially) 13 episodes of Real Heroes. The show is taking Bible stories and putting them in a context that not-quite-teenage boys will respond to, with humour and modern themes. It’s not just Bible-bashing though – the stories also relate to common situations that these kids find themselves in.
You can purchase shares in Moving Word Pictures (click on the logo to visit the site, where you can find a prospectus and samples of the animation style they are aiming for). The Heroes project has received certification as an Australian Film, and there are tax deductions available for investors (although you’ll need to check those out for yourself).
The initial offer closes on May 31st, so if you are interested in investing in the company, you’ll need to apply before then. There are contact details at the site too, where you can contact Ian and his cohorts for more information.
Ian is a top bloke, I think he has a great idea for a show, and the animation looks great. Check out the site and the samples therein.
RodeoClown: not a financial advisor.