Webcomics author hopes indie film will take home the bacon

If there’s anyone out there with a spare $100,000 who has ever wanted to host a movie premiere in their living room, have I got a deal for you.

Webcomics author Ryan Estrada will be turning his Zuda Comics creation The Kind You Don’t Bring Home to Mother into a feature-length animated movie and he’s taken to the Internet to do some fundraising, asking fans and/or random passers-by to donate money to help produce the film.

Written and directed by Estrada, the plot of the movie goes as such:

The Kind You Don’t Take Home to Mother is an upcoming independent animated feature directed by Ryan Estrada. It’s a movie about a werewolf, but with one small difference. It takes place between full moons.

With four weeks of freedom until her next transformation, Julia Hobson faces a whole new set of horrors. First dates, disapproving parents, awkward social situations, and the looming lunar deadline that makes her wonder if her new relationship will last the full moon.

It’s only a matter of time before David Duncan finds out if Julia really is the girl of his dreams, or if life with a lycanthrope turns out to be too much to handle.

The rewards for donation range from having your name appear in the credits to having your dog become a extra. Estrada estimates that it would take $100,000 to fully finance this project, but if someone wanted to pay for the entire movie, he will do the following:

(I’m sure, by the way, that Estrada will also apologize for getting “Superfreak” stuck in your head the same way it’s been stuck in mine for the last hour of research for this story.)

If you happen to have a couple thousand lying around and have always dreamed of investing in an indie film—because who doesn’t, really?—you can dig a little deeper on the website to find this information about investment opportunities:

The Kind You Don’t Take Home to Mother, LLC has 20 shares. Each share is worth $5,000 dollars. Investment into the film involves the purchase of a minimum of one share and agreeing to the Operator’s Agreement for The Kind You Don’t Take Home to Mother, LLC.

The Operator’s Agreement isn’t on the website, and I doubt Estrada’s going to share that info without us ponying up $5K first.

However, one of the things I like about this project is that Home to Mother will feature 2D animation over live-action backgrounds, already making it look more unique than anything else that’s out there right now. The plot’s also just that right mix between slice-of-life romantic comedy and horror that tickles my brain.

There’s no word from Estrada yet on who will be cast as Julia and/or David or how many of the other characters from the webcomic are going to make the transition to the big screen version.

Posted on January 15, 2010 at 07:10 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by ryanestrada
    on 2010-01-15 at 15:43

    Thanks for the mention! If anyone wants to read the operator's agreement, just let me know! And as far as the guest appearances, fear not everyone, the $100,000 dollars is the priciest package, and also kind of a joke. Packages start at 50 bucks!
    I haven't inked any deals with actors yet, but there will be some AWESOME names in the cast. I just can't say who they are until it's finalized, or it'll blow the deal! But no matter what the case, I assure you this is going to be a real deal cast of incredibly talented actors.
    And as far as characters, the entire original comic is the first few minutes of the movie, unaltered, so everyone makes an appearance! As well as lots of obscure characters from my other webcomic projects! Like Doctor Marko, Welton Colbert, and others!

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