BreakThru Films, the studio behind the Oscar-winning 2006 short film Peter and the Wolf, have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a very different sort of animated film. Loving Vincent is planned to consist of of 56,800 paintings, from a team of 40 artists, based on the life of Vincent van Gogh. As you can imagine, that ain't cheap. Which is where you can help.
The team at BreakThru have created their own bespoke system for making the film: PAWS (Painted Animation Work Stations). So what is your money needed for? "Your contribution will not only help us train painters in animation," says the Kickstarter page. "But will show others that this is a film people want to see happen!" There are lots of rewards for backing, ranging from desktop wallpapers and DVDs to t-shirts, prints and actual paintings! Here's some more info about the film, and a video about it:
"What is truly groundbreaking about "Loving Vincent" is that every frame of the film is an oil painting on canvas, using the very same technique in which Vincent himself painted. And what makes it a great story to experience is the intriguing, tragic, and inspiring story of Vincent Van Gogh himself.
"Loving Vincent is an investigation delving into the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world's most beloved painters, as told through his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death."
The campaign is after £75,000 before 6th February, so, if you're interested, please do help out! Here's the Facebook page.