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Toad in the Hole - Animated Short Film

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Hi, everybody!

My name is Chris Malone. I’m an independent filmmaker based in Sterling, Virginia. I’ve just come off the success of my award-winning senior film, "Harra and the Donkey" Now, I am
beyond excited to introduce my next film, a 2D animated short film titled "Toad in the Hole."

About "Toad in the Hole":
"Toad in the Hole" is an animated short that explores the story of a toad yearning to break free from the literal creature comforts of home. Inspired by a poem I wrote a few years ago, this film aims to capture the toad's journey as he discovers the courage to step out of his comfort zone and embrace new experiences. It explores themes of courage, self-discovery, and the transformative power of embracing the unknown. Through vibrant visuals, enchanting music, and a compelling narrative, "Toad in the Hole" will captivate audiences of all ages.

How Your Contribution Will Make a Difference:
Producing an animated film of any length requires a significant amount of resources and funding. That's where your generous contribution becomes invaluable. By donating to our GoFundMe campaign, you will be directly supporting the production of "Toad in the Hole" and helping us deliver a visually stunning and emotionally resonant experience to audiences worldwide.

Here's how the funds will be utilized:
1 Animation Production: A substantial portion of the funds will be dedicated to the animation process, including character design, background art, and bringing the storyboards to life through skilled animators.

2 Sound Design and Music Composition: Immersive sound design and an enchanting musical score are essential for enhancing the storytelling experience. Your contributions will enable us to collaborate with talented professionals in these fields.

3 Voice Talent and Recording: To give the characters in "Toad in the Hole" a voice, we will require the services of voice actors and a professional recording studio to ensure high-quality audio production.

4 Post-Production and Editing: Once the animation and sound design are complete, funds will be allocated to post-production activities such as editing, color grading, and visual effects, ensuring the final product is polished and visually stunning.

5 Festival Submissions and Marketing: To share "Toad in the Hole" with the world, it's crucial to submit the film to film festivals and undertake effective marketing initiatives. Your support will help cover submission fees and promotional materials, increasing the film's visibility and reaching a wider audience.

Spread the Word:
If you are unable to contribute financially, there are other valuable ways to support this project. Simply spreading the word about "Toad in the Hole" through social media, sharing this campaign with friends and family, and encouraging others to join our cause can make a significant impact.

By supporting this campaign, you are not only helping me as a filmmaker but also becoming a vital part of the storytelling process. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a significant impact and brings us closer to our goal. Together, let's create a beautiful and thought-provoking animated short that will touch hearts and spark imaginations.

Please consider contributing to the "Toad in the Hole" GoFundMe campaign and help us bring this captivating animated short film to life. Together, we can inspire, entertain, and make a difference through the power of storytelling.
Thank you for your support!

For more information, or if you’re interested in joining the production team, send an email to [email redacted]. We are looking for animators, background artists, and a composer.

no raffles, sweepstakes, giveaways, or promotions are offered in exchange for any donations made to GoFundMe


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Christopher Malone
Sterling, VA

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