Please Help Me Finish My Animation with your Donation!
The Quick Pitch:
This year I discovered what Mitt Romney had done to his family's beloved pet - an Irish Setter named Seamus, and I was SHOCKED beyond belief. Mitt tied Seamus's carrier on the roof of his auto, drove 12 hours (until the animal was so traumatized that explosive diarrhea streamed down the back of the car), at which point Romney hosed Seamus off and DID it all over. Again.
It appeared to be nothing less than Torture.
If this is how Mitt Romney treats a pet, then how will he, the GOP candidate for President of the United States, the most powerful office on the planet, treat human beings?
You know the answer. Like a dog. Actually, worse.
So I created a response - a 10 minute satirical Dr Seuss style animation titled, "Pup On Top", now nearing completion, and with your help we can alert the public, the world, and most of pet loving America to the danger and/or depravity that apparently fuels Mitt Romney's most basic character flaw, in the end he's either clueless, or cruel.
(Please ignore any jaggy lines or artifacts you see in this low resolution YouTube video, they will not appear in the finished work, and your donation will help me pay for the Voice Over talent, thanks!) ADDING UPDATES, Be sure to check them our as well on the Update Tab.
Summary and background:
I'm a long time activist and a Hollywood Award winning animator http://www.awn.com/news/awards/wacs-internet-winners. I also write books, and, like most people, I love animals. I went at once to work on "Pup On Top", to utilize my best talent so I could alert everyone to Romney's insanely heartless decision. If you haven't heard about it, look it up, it's documented. And I guarantee it will make you sick to your stomach.
Now I'm inviting you to take a look at a portion of my work, and I'm asking for your support in my endeavor to finish it, enter the post production phase, and then shamelessly promote "Pup On Top" to the world.
If you love and respect life, if you want the public to know that Romney appears at his very core to be a cruel and dispassionate person, undeserving of the highest office in the land, then I hope I can garner your support.
My goal? With your support of my work (now 75% complete) I plan to disseminate it from the web to (potentially) television, and hopefully to initiate showings at political functions and rallies via DVD (or other electronic means) to as many eyes and ears as possible during this key election cycle. I've done this before to great effect, and feel more passionate than ever this time.
(Remember, this is a work in progress, so there is no sound yet, but I've uploaded the entire animation so you can see that it's nearly completed, the Bandicam link at top will disappear, there will be sound effects, narration, color correction as well as the work being crystal clear, with you donations I can make it Perfect!)
Why? Because THIS goes BEYOND politics.
This single reprehensible act showcases Romney's inherent lack of humanity. It has nothing to do with party affiliation, if a Democrat did this I would shine a light on them with the same intensity. There is no better proof that this man has no business being in charge of an entire nation, or the world, regardless of his political persuasion. Imagine his stewardship of the environment and all of the species at risk, even those considered safe, while Romney's cohorts, including the media, assist him in tossing our planet to corporate wolves.
Mitt Romney is literally unfit to hold the office of Dog Catcher.. and that's pretty bad.
Please support me by taking a stand for the weak and helpless, with or without fur. America needs to KNOW exactly what kind of person Mitt Romney is, and we need the world to understand that Americans will never tolerate such an abuser.
My "PUP ON TOP" project will accomplish that with a refreshing directness lacking in the media, who barely find time to report Romney's charades. It's the money. They're corporates, we are not. But WE can make a difference, you and I, because thanks to social media and crowd sourcing, in the end - WE ARE the Media.
So please join me!
What we need, and what you get:
Why am I asking for donations?
Thanks to candidates like Romney, Bush and the GOP platform our economy is in decline, and like many we lost our home to foreclosure. Soon after we cared for my wife's father 24/7 for more than a year, until he passed away from brain cancer. We'd lost everything, and it destroyed our family's economic circumstances. My wife has kept our bodies and souls together (including our 7 year old son) with her brilliant web crafting abilities, and thankfully the books we co-wrote, which she illustrated, kept us from going completely under. We're not asking for tears, it's just been our reality. The money evaporated, even as we worked harder.
During this project I've battled my 10 year old PC as it died at least once a day (on a good day). My wife utilizes the other sole computer to create any income, but her Mac is on it's last legs as well.
Our first order of business is to acquire a reliable computer that can handle the load as we put the finishing touches on the project, capable enough to handle exporting large files in the necessary formats. My film/audio editing software is ancient, and needs an upgrade to handle the video, and allow me to edit audio from the voiceover talent.
(You will not Believe WHO we have on deck for the voiceover, a multi-talented designer, famous for his appearance on a cable fashion show - with a WONDERFUL voice, graced with a huge heart, a man who Loves his dog.)
We need to keep the lights on in our work space for a couple of months as we finish production, so a functional computer and a few of our basic needs being met would go a long way towards the completion, initiation, launch and intensive promotion of "Pup On Top". Just in time to insinuate itself into the American psyche and potentially shift the Presidential election in a positive, playful way.
We'll be posting regular updates with new material so you can see where the work is headed, along with finished scenes. There are many - it's three minutes in length. In animation that's a LONG time, and a LOT of work.
Along with releasing nuggets from the project to all who donate, we'll offer Perks! Starting with Hard/soft cover signed editions of either or both of our books, up to and including ORIGINAL illustrations from our "Malice in Wonderland - A Tea Party Fable" in the style of the Lewis Carroll originals. More to come there.
For those who donate larger sums we'll offer among other things, an Associate or Executive Producer credit, a chance to view the work in progress, as well as generating DVDs of the final product which they may share with their circle of friends or show at progressive functions.
While we have friends who work in the field of video who may donate their time, color correction, cleaning up audio, or mastering a DVD are not cheap. We will absolutely promote "Pup On Top" in many formats on the web with funding received, grateful for even the smallest donations.
We're sure that "Pup On Top" will go as viral as hell on the web! I'd bet my career on it, and I have the creds to make the claim (please see our bio). Let's show the rest of the world that Americans revere their pets, and do NOT want this abusive or hapless Mitt Romney anywhere NEAR our White House.
WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
I have thrown myself, body and soul into this production, investing hundreds of hours of labor, from conception to hand drawing the images, to animating, all while leaping from drawing board to my crippled PC, again and again. So, with Your help, We can make it happen. Thanks in advance!
How does this work - why should I contribute?
We believe in crowd sourcing, as a matter of fact, our original site TakeBackTheMedia.com (TBTMmedia) born in 2000 was largely funded by it because we refused corporate money in order to not be swayed by it as we ceaselessly attacked the Media. We fought corporate media for many years, exposing the Bush administration while demanding the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine.
Since then we've written and illustrated political satire books, one of which - "Going Rouge: The Sarah Palin Rogue Coloring & Activity Book" was featured in AP, NYTimes, Washington Post, Chicago Sun, Entertainment Tonight, and a host of others online.
Donate, and they're Yours, signed, plus, you can make a real difference, to us, and everyone else.
Did I mention that I've appeared on CNN, MSNBC and FOX?
Micheal Stinson and Julie Sigwart have been activists for a decade - we've got the chops, understand Social Media and contacts that will absolutely push this work all over the web and media. We're on the cusp of finishing up what some are saying could be an "instant classic" campaign ad for the 2012 Presidential election season, humorous, witty satire designed to open many eyes and hearts to the Truth about Mitt Romney.
Your donation will go a long way. Once we've finished this project, with a functional computer in hand, your donation will become an investment which continues to grow, continues to give, making it possible for the team of Stinson and Sigwart to create even MORE works in the future.
Take a look at what we've uploaded, post your comments, which we welcome, and if you like what you see please donate to our project. We thank you in advance, and your pet will thank you, too.
With your help, together we can expose Romney for the hypocritical, inhumane danger he represents to our Nation, and the world.
And together in this production, we will, if nothing else,
Please donate today, and receive your perk, everyone who donates from the $10 level on up gets one!
Here's the link to the Washington Post review of our book (your perk!) "Going Rouge: The Sarah Palin Rogue Coloring & Activity Book"
To read sample chapters and view the artwork (your perk!) from our book "Malice In Wonderland - A Tea Party Fable" go to this link:
Enjoy, and Thanks if you can help!
[UPDATE: Now you can view the entire work! Please remember it is a work in progress, so there's no sound yet, but you can see that it's nearly completed, the Bandicam link at top will disappear, there will be sound effects, narration, color correction as well as the work being crystal clear, with your donation I can make it Perfect!]
Team on This Campaign:
Lead Animator, Creator of Pup On Top