Here’s Why Anime Film Under the Dog Needs $580,000 In Funding


The Kickstarter page for the Under the Dog sci-fi thriller anime was recently updated with a post that breaks down how backer contributions will be divided up for the film’s production budget. The pie below illustrates this in a simple manner:


$232,000 – 40% – Animation Production – This is the budget for the actual design, direction, and animation of said 24 mins


$174,000 – 30% – Backer Rewards – Budget for reward production, warehousing, shipping, etc.


$87,000 – 15% – Pre-Production – Money we would like to recoup from investing our own funds in the trailer (of which we have actually spent in excess of $100,000)


$29,000 – 5% – Operational Costs – Budget for operational costs such as daily staff, web hosting, paying bills, etc.


$29,000 – 5% – KS fees – KS levies fees for all KS campaigns. They need to make their money too


$29,000 – 5% – Amazon Credit Card fees – The fees from Amazon Payments


“What we are trying to accomplish with this KS is to produce a stellar proof of concept for a pitch for a film,” Creative Intelligence Arts say. “And, really, in the end what we would really love to do is a trilogy of films for the [Under the Dog] world!”


If funded, Creative Intelligence Arts aim to have this first film—which will run for 24 minutes—completed by December 2015.

Ishaan Sahdev
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