Autogen is a motion comic about a young man trying to make a difference. It's centered around the question "What would you do?". See the rise and fall of a power fantasy!
What is this Campaign?
This is the Indiegogo campaign for Autogen, a Youtube based motion comic. We are here in hopes of raising the funds we need to finish the first season of this ongoing series. The first season will include 9 animated Episodes, dubbed in 2 languages, each with a runtime of ~10 minutes.
Our goal is to finish Autogen season 1 and start releasing the series early 2014.
Autogen will be released on Youtube and all episodes will be watchable for free by everyone!
So you don't "need" the DVD to watch the end result of this campaign!
StoryAutogen is a youtube-based motion comic about a young man trying to make a difference.
As the writer of the project my main goal for Autogen is to tell a satisfying story about the characters and the challenges he has to overcome. He is struggling to do whats right in an ignorant place and will often be faced with difficult choices with no clear right or wrong answer. There are many important aspects to this, such as the struggles he discovers, as well as the complications of maintaining relationships with your piers while leaving your normal life behind.
When will you lose your touch with reality while you try to become something bigger than just the guy next door.
How will you act when times get rough?
My intention is to make Autogen a story that is as much about growing up and figuring out how to survive in this boring world as a dreamer and figuring out who you really are as a person as about the spark in all of us to do the right thing, no matter the consequences.
Autogen started out as a autobiographical fiction in 2009, it took a lot of key moments of my own life and I have woven it into a compelling Super Hero story.
Remember all the times you regret not doing something that was right or important?
I want to try to motivate the audience to make a difference in real life, take their chances and to show them that it's worth it.
What's the money for?
Currently we have drawn 6 episodes of Autogen.
The first season contains 9 episodes and the money is for these last 3 episodes.
It costs us about 840€($1160) to produce one episode.
(4 pictures=70 Euro, there are about 48 pictures per episode and we want to ramp it up a bit for the finale of season one)
So it's 3000€ for Drawing the rest.
I do the post production like the animations and sound design all by myself, so I can keep it fairly low-costed.
The remaining 1500€ are for promotional material, to give the voice actors a little bonus and of course to produce the rewards for this campaign.
We decided that we want to make YOU a big part of Autogen, so besides the 2 entry level rewards("Make a difference" and "Here to Stay"), there are a lot of opportunities to be IN the comic.
- Collect them all! 15€/$20 - With this perk you will get a set of 8 limited season one collectible cards, featuring the main characters and key moments of the story.
Season 1 DVD 35€/$46 - This will give you the full season one of Autogen together with all the trailers, making of's and behind the scenes. As a Bonus it will feature a short story episode only available on this dvd!
Please be aware, that the DVD's will be shipped when the last episode is about to air!
Be in the Comic: - with "The crowd goes nuts!" "YOU!" and "EVIL YOU" we give you the chance to be In the comic.
Either in a crowd shot, or become a reoccurring support character or even become the antagonist of season one!
Attention: We will contact you via the email adress from you paypal account when the campaign has ended, so we can exchange data/photos for the drawings of you!
The ultimate fan package:
"The Big Screen" and "Wear the Cape" - One gives you the chance to get you hands on the leather jacket that we used to create the outfit of the main character.
The other one will be a premiere night in Cologne, Germany, with the opportunity to see the first 2 Episodes in a Cinema and meet the cast and crew.
The Prestige Level:
Be a co-producer!
Be the main-producer!
With these perks you can single-handedly skyrocket the production of Autogen and make the big difference!
Not only will you get prominent display in our studio, your name/company logo will also be shown at the beginning/end of every episode!
Thank you for supporting this project!
And if you can't contribute, please help us spread the word, everytime you tell someone or share it online it really helps our campaign! And check back for news of when the motion comic goes live, along with previews and extra bonus incentives added as we go along!
What happens if we don't reach our goal?
This is a flexible funding, so every dollar helps, even if we don't reach the goal!
Autogen will be finished and released no matter the outcome!
And of course you will get the rewards you spent your money on!
(except for the "The Big Screen" and "The Big Screen++" those 2 will be refunded because it would be too expensive to hold this event without reaching our goal, sorry)
You can contribute via paypal or by card (using paypal - you don't need an account!)
Note all rewards for contributions will be sent out as soon as we can, once the total is reached and we know what is going where. Please allow time to produce sketches, get the comic printed, etc.
Writer, executive producer