What is kernowland??
kernowland is a collection of six very popular children's books by author Jack Trelawny.
nearly eleven, and Louis, seven-and-three quarters, are exploring Echo
Cave when they are magically transported through the Crystal Pool to
Kernowland in Erthwurld.
This parallel world is a terrifying place full of vile villains and monstrous, genetically modified, mutant creatures, where heroic rebels are valiantly resisting Evile the Emperor and his Evil Empire. Kidnapped, sold into slavery, and cruelly separated, how will Tizzie and Louis ever find each other, escape Erthwurld, and get safely home to Mum and Dad?
Kernowland as a stop motion adventure
Remember The Wombles, Trap door, Fireman Sam, postman pat, The Herbs (parsley the lion), Pingu, The PJ'S, Paddington Bear, Bagpuss, Clangers........I really could go on forever. But these are our childhood memories of our favorite TV shows and one of the many reasons i became an animator.
Kernowland was introduce to me by our son Adam who has Autism and Asperger's syndrome, he came home From school all excited after a school visit from Kernowland author Jack Trelawny http://www.jacktrelawny.co.uk Adam was awarded a signed book for some amazing dragon story-writing he did that day, the book quickly became part of his bed time routine and a family favorite.
This inspired me to think about my own childhood and books and TV programs i loved, what if i could create something that my son loves, something that he could be involved with, watch grow. I had to contact the author to discuss with him my ideas.
To my delight jack Trelawny was impressed with the idea of a stop motion animation film and believed it was a magical format and something that his characters would work well in.
The most amazing thing about this animation project is the audience, normally you make a film and find the audience, build momentum then stretch to a wider audience. with kernowland the audience is all ready and waiting. the Children (fans) of the book have been shown small production updates for the last year to gain much needed feedback on characters and story development, they are excited and waiting.
meet the team
So here we are now a fully determined and inspired team from stop motion animators,designers to VFX artists all here to volunteer their time to the kernowland project. the finished film will be shown is schools around the country along with book readings by the author, we will also be taking it to festivals around the world.
all our work and production update can be found on our Facebook page which we daily update https://www.facebook.com/kernowland
Kernowland a stop motion adventure is a none profit animation, we are all volunteering our time and skills to this wonderful story and this is why we need your help to raise £8600.
We have come up with some wonderful rewards to the kind people that pledge to the kernowland project, we want to show our gratitude to the people that will help make this possible. Its all about creating something wonderful for children everywhere and rewarding the people that help make it a reality.
Other way you can help
Sharing is a big important part of crowd-funding, so if you cannot pledge the please share us on your Facebook, twitter, Linkedin, and where you think might make an impact, a difference. we also have had very kind people who have donated things to kernowland such as very expensive ball and socket armatures, and model making supplies. so instead of pledging you could donate something we could use, we are always looking for help in some way and adding to our very talented team so if you can help the please just get in touch we will be very excited to speak with you.
I just want to share a few of the children's letters that were sent to jack after his visit's, This is a massive part of why we want to do this animation.