THE KIOSK PILOT EPISODE : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S65QLtbhkgw&feature=youtu.be
INSERT COIN PRODUCTION TEAM
Our team is consisted of three people with studies in film, documentary, animation and multimedia. We began our project “The Kiosk” in 2011 and it is our first big project. Our goal as a production company is firstly to achieve the production of the 1st mini season (5-6 episodes, from 10 – 15 minutes long) of “The Kiosk” and in the future carry out other creative and “different” projects (films, documentaries, animations, etc.).
“The Kiosk” is a short – series animation based on the lives of the people living in “Ekaleo” (the word Ekaleo is made out of the names Ekali =rich suburb of Athens + Egaleo = poor suburb of Athens). Koulis Karajas is our main character and he is the owner of the featured kiosk. Koulis is 56, married and has a daughter (26) and a son (18). His two closest friends are his best-man (in marriage) and police officer Sotiris and taxi driver Telis.
The Kiosk’s goals are to criticize and entertain by exposing our country’s social, economic and political issues through stories which relate to our main and/or other characters of Ekaleo. Some of the other characters include Nasos, a heroin addict, PR master and MP wannabe mayor Kafiris, a successful and corrupted business man/priest Filaretos and many more. Currently we have finished our pilot episode (nominee in the 7th Annual International Athens Animfest, 1-7 March 2012, www.animationcenter.gr/modules/news/article.php?storyid=586) which is streaming on YouTube . Also the production of episode 1 had begun but due to lack of funds we had to postpone the process. Apart from the two episodes mentioned, we have already written an additional 3 episodes and have many ideas for more. All of our stories are inspired by actual events, regarding the Greek society, politics, Church, education, football, economy, E.U, army, police brutality and many more!
IMPORTANCE OF YOUR CONTRIBUTION
Currently our setup is consisted of just two PCs and some very poor sound-recording equipment. Also the project requires a lot of time and a bigger production team, in order to produce episodes systematically.
Your contribution is vital for the creation of “The Kiosk”.
With your help we will be able to afford the labor hours required for such productions
(animators, graphic designers, scriptwriters, actors, etc.) in order to improve
the “The Kiosk” and create the first season. Improving the Kiosk means better
sound quality, using professional sound recording equipment as well as hiring a
sound design specialist and improving our animation techniques, using partially
a 3D platform in order to achieve greater, more detailed perspectives, etc.,
which requires a lot of working hours. Acting is the other important factor
which we would improve, again by hiring talented professionals with experience in
The first mini - season of the series will include 6 episodes. Each episode costs us at least $3,000 and it would take us around a month and a half (give or take) for the production of each episode. The episodes will be between 10 and 15 minutes long.
Even if we don't reach the 100% percent of our goal, any funds raised will go straight into the production, which will be carried out anyhow, even if we have to work with a much slower paste and at the meantime we will hold further more campaigns and seek funds from anywhere possible until we achieve the successful production of our animation.
We offer unique and exciting gifts for each contribution. Custom made pins, t-shirts, DVDs, personal animated messages, name in credits and a role in the show! please check the perks and descriptions!
Knowing the current situation in our country, it’s easy to
understand that it is almost impossible to find funding for such projects. The
productions of Greek TV are a lot less that ever and judging from their poor thematology
and quality, it’s obvious that what they want is very different from what we
Thank you for taking the time to check us out!
Insert Coin Production Team!