The Marionette - Animated Short Film

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A Silent 10-15min Short Film inspired by the Puppet TV shows of the 50's/60's, Puppetry, and Stop Motion Cinema.
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A Short Film by Kuwaiti Filmmaker, Mishal Algharib


ABOUT "THE MARIONETTE"

"The Marionette" follows Puppet Master, Lorenzini putting on his greatest puppet show yet with his latest creation, Carlo. The visual-based film explores the obsession of an artist with his craft, and the extents he would go to master it. Mishal Algharib makes his directorial debut in collaboration with Award-Winning animator, Claudio Sa, to bring to life an original, imaginative short film like no other.


"Lorenzini" busy working on his newest marionette, "Carlo".


This is a Silent Film. 

"Cinematography & Music will primarily drive the narrative forward."


MEET THE CHARACTERS

"Bonnie & Clyde". "Kirk & Spock". "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid", Every great duo in Cinema history starts with a great story and this is our attempt to tell Carlo & Lorenzini's story. We can't reveal much about them yet, but we promise it will be worth it. 


WHY WE NEED THE FUNDING?


"Animation is one of the most expensive forms of filmmaking. Period."

Animation is a beast. No really. It is undoubtedly one of the most expensive forms of filmmaking. Period. Unlike the standard point and shoot films, animated movies start with a clean slate. They require so much manpower, resources, time, and money. Every frame needs to be rigged from the ground up. Every texture needs to be added, different backgrounds need to be illustrated. Trust us, we wish we can make this movie for nothing, but we just can't. (Mishal tried...)


A lot of work went into every shot. We want to give the film a very authentic and physical quality.


"We finished ALL the Pre-production work, including the storyboards."

A small sample of the storyboarding we have done.


MEET THE TEAM

Mishal is a Kuwaiti Architect working on one of the largest construction projects in the region, The Avenues Mall. His love and passion for Film & Photography inspired him to write multiple short scripts. He has been working on his film directorial debut "The Marionette" since early 2016.  

Claudio is an animation director whose work has been shown in more than 100 international film festivals, including Cannes, Annency, and AnimaMundi. Nominated for "Best Animated Short Film" at the Portuguese Academy Awards, Claudio is one of the most promising, unique animators of his generation.

Matt is a composer, guitarist, and audio producer based in Oxfordshire, UK. He has been focusing his skills in creating and producing high quality music and sound for a variety of media. This has led him to working on video games, films, promotional videos, and TV trailers. 



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25 Jul,2017
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04 Jul,2017
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03 Jul,2017
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03 Jul,2017
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03 Jul,2017
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I'm an Architect and Photographer based in Kuwait. I'm taking my first baby steps as a Filmmaker with my animated short - "The Marionette". Come join the ride with me!

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Digital copy of the film (after the festival run), and a VERY BIG THANK YOU!
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→    MARIONETTE

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Digital copy of the film + Signed digital still from the film + A mention in the end credits.
$100 or more
→    PUPPETEER

498 Available

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$250 or more
→    SENIOR PUPPETEER

249 Available

Digital copy of the film + Signed digital still from the film + A mention in the end credits + Digital copy of original soundtrack + Signed digital copy of poster + Send the director 3 questions by email and expect an honest response + Digital Copy of the screenplay.
$500 or more
→    LEAD PUPPETEER

99 Available

Digital copy of the film + Signed digital still from the film + A mention in the end credits + Digital copy of original soundtrack + signed digital copy of poster.+ Send the director 3 questions by email and expect an honest response + Digital Copy of the screenplay + Digital Copy of Storyboard book.
$1000 or more
→    LONGTIME PUPPETEER

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Digital copy of the film + Signed digital still from the film + A mention in the end credits + Digital copy of original soundtrack + Signed digital copy of poster+ Send the director 3 questions by email and expect an honest response + Digital Copy of the screenplay + Digital Copy of Storyboard book + A Skype conversation with director.
$2500 or more
→    MARIONETTIST

10 Available

Digital copy of the film + Signed digital still from the film + A mention in the end credits + Digital copy of original soundtrack + Signed digital copy of poster + Send the director 3 questions by email and expect an honest response + Digital Copy of the screenplay + Digital copy of storyboard book + A Skype conversation with director + Invitation for dinner with the director in Kuwait + Invitation to wrap party + Invitation to test screening.
$5000 or more
→    PUPPET MASTER

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Digital copy of the film + Signed digital still from the film + A mention in the end credits + Digital copy of original soundtrack + Signed digital copy of poster + Send the director 3 questions by email and expect an honest response + Digital Copy of the screenplay + Digital Copy of Storyboard book + A Skype conversation with director + Invitation for dinner with the director in Kuwait + Invitation to wrap party + Invitation to test screening. + EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT.
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