Magazine article Screen International

Producers Launch Kickstarter Campaign for Central Park Tale

Magazine article Screen International

Producers Launch Kickstarter Campaign for Central Park Tale

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EXCLUSIVE: Film France has got behind a Kickstarter campaign by producer-writer Jacqui Barcos to realise the hip-hop animation project Central Park Tale.

The filmmakers need to raise $40,000 USD to fund a proof of concept teaser that producer-writer Jacqui Barcos and her associates will use to present the vision to potential investors.

French Mikros Image - the animation studio behind the 2010 best animated short Oscar winner Logorama - has invested in the campaign and Happy Feet animation director Daniel Jeannette is lined up to direct. Rita Cahill will serve as executive producer.

Central Park Tale is a contemporary take on West Side Story in which rival squirrel clans use gravity-defying dance moves to fight for their turf.

"Mikros offers the best of both worlds - the attention to detail and superb craftsmanship of a boutique shop, coupled with the firepower of a brand new state-of-the-art animation studio," Barcos said. …

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