Adventurous Ava and the Mystical Misfits

The story of one little girl who doesn't let her everyday physical challenges stop her from exploring her mystical world and just being a kid.
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Tarrka Studios
Video / Web
COLUMBUS, Ohio
United States
5 Team Members
Tarrka Studios is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Tarrka Studios must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Short Summary

Tarrka Studios' 1st animated series.  Funding to assist with all studio productions.

“Ava” is a result of my pediatric home care nursing days.  While caring for my chronically ill children, it occurred to me the lack of characters, live action or animation, where they could say, “Look, there’s someone just like me”.  Because of this realization, it has become my mission to help foster a sense of inclusion for these children throughout the world, while at the same time showing that their illness or disability is only a part of who they are.  It should not define them.  As every chronically ill child will tell you, they are a kid first.

“Ava” is not only based on one of my former patients, her mannerisms and 'voice' are provided by the real-life child.  She is a living testament to a child’s ability to not only endure and triumph over illness and impairments, but also have the abiilty to still maintain a wonder and imagination while playing and interacting within her world and with others.

With this focus, our weekly-animated series will take the viewer on Ava's and her friends’ adventures as they find fun and “misfits” needing the assistance that only she can provide.

And as Ava’s weekly episodes show the world that children just like her are more than their illness, Tarrka Studios’ goal is to share this message with all children, parents, and friends across the globe.

 

What We Need

Computers

* 5 Cintiqs (specialized systems to create animation) = $10,000

Animation Software (Toon Boom Harmony)

* Toon Boom pipeline = $30,000 (approximate)

Animators

* 4 skilled animators = $1,100/mo x 3 mo = $13,200

     (my four graduating seniors who were interns this semester)

Office Equipment - you know, the basics = $2,000

* 5 desk/chair set ups

* 1 printer/copier

* Office supplies 

If we don't reach the entire goal, we will at least purchase 1-2 systems and software licenses so we can have the stations set up, functional and animators to continue work on "Ava". 

What you Get! 

We have some unique and exciting rewards to thank each and every donation.  Check it out!

Never fear if you are unable to donate.  Just as important, we need people spreading the word about our campaign.  Don't forget to use those Indiegogo share tools!  The crew, "Ava" and myself sincerely appreciate each and everyone of you and all your support!

 

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  • $10USD
    Honorable Mention

    Backers will receive an "Honorable Mention" on Tarrka Studios' facebook and Twitter page as well as a special "Thank You" page on Tarrka Studios' website. (fully tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: June 2013
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    From Our Pad To Yours

    Backer receives an "I Backed Adventurous Ava and the Mystical Misfits on Indiegogo" mouse pad. [Image specially-designed for this campaign.] (amount over $5 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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    Backer receives an "I Backed Adventurous Ava and the Mystical Misfits on Indiegogo" mug. [Image specially-designed for this campaign.] (amount over $10 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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    Backer receives an "I Backed Adventurous Ava and the Mystical Misfits on Indiegogo" t-shirt. [Image specially-designed for this campaign.] (amount over $15 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $250USD
    Read Me A Story

    Backer receives a LIMITED EDITION "Adventurous Ava" storybook. (amount over $20 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $500USD
    Ava Limited Edition Print

    Backer receives a LIMITED EDITION 8.5 x 11 signed production art print. (amount over $50 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Tell Me A Story

    Backer receives a digital "Making of" ebook, including production art, character designs, storyboards, early development work and sketches from Tarrka Studios' crew. (amount over $100 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $2,500USD
    Picture You

    Backer receives a caricature of you drawn by Adventurous Ava's illustrator. (amount over $125 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $5,000USD
    It's All In The Pose

    Backer receives a small maquette (model) of Ava used as a reference for the pilot episode. (amount over $750 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $10,000USD
    "And the credit goes to..."

    Backer receives an exclusive private dinner with the Producer/Director for "Adventurous Ava" and "Ava" herself. Backer will also be listed as an "Associate Producer" in the credits of the pilot episode. (amount over $1,000 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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