NSFW Request: Nouners - The Series (Mini Episode Embedded)

GM Frens,

Rekola Here. As someone who loves the nouns community and proliferating the meme (I created Noun Dust), my day job is actually as an executive producer of independent feature films, tv shows, and web series.

So my team and I took a long weekend to make a mini demo of an animated series we call Nouners - The Series. Now, we’re asking NSFW to fund our pilot which can be completed in four weeks.

TLDR: Our ultimate goal is to create a fun, irreverent, series that is cost-efficent, and above all quality. Ask is $15004 in USD to create the pilot, a 10 minute episode. See the animatic here, or below

NOUNERS - THE SERIES
Concept - When a group of Nouns.wtf NFTs become sentient and self aware in an alien world known as the internet, they must learn to survive while tackling the existential mysteries of the universe in the stupidest ways possible. Watch them grow and learn, all while repeating the same idiotic mistakes that mankind has been making for centuries!

Segments will run 3-3:30 minutes, with 3 segments making up a traditional episode. This flexibility lets segments stand on their own or compile into longer form episodes.

PROOF OF CONCEPT:
A one minute proof of concept video was created to give you a sense of animation and tone. Existing Nouns were used to give a sense of movement and function, but from here additional story and humor will be injected with even more Nouns to come!

Embedded below is our demo. Click to watch.

SAMPLE STORYLINES
“The Birth Of Assholes” – while one Nouner discovers the beach and tries to figure out where one is supposed to go to the bathroom in such a magical place, another Nouner learns that it’s okay to express negative thoughts, leading to them becoming the world’s very first…critic!

“The Birth of Religion” – While one Nouner experiments with the powers of the internet and learns that they can create anything at will, another Nouner becomes increasingly paranoid about what happens to the Nouners when they go to sleep or the technology turns off. In the end they end up competing feuding religions and going to war with one another.

“The Birth of Family” – When a new Nouner appears from nowhere, unaware of the rules of Nouner society, they begin asking difficult questions about their identities that no one has the answers to – like why is a Taco-person and animal people and cool guys with sunglasses all created equal in Nouner land? In the end, the Nouners create separate teams called families.

SERIES COMPARISONS:
Marcel the Shell, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Bojack Horseman, and the works of Mel Brooks.

OUR CHARACTERS
As Nouns don’t come with an inherent mythology or personality type, we are going to apply basic personality types to characters as we move forward so that characters start to become known for their archetypes. Examples include:

  • The Optimistic
  • The Alpha
  • The Pushover
  • The Neurotic
  • The Easygoing
  • The Intellectual

By using these characters as needed per their personality type, it will give the audience a sense of stability and recognition when a character appears on screen that usually takes more structured storytelling to create.

WHERE DO WE GO?
PHASE 1

  • Creation of Nouners Pilot (est. 30 days to completion)
  • Begin Promoting/Raising Awareness of Nouners with social media and grassroots marketing via twitter spaces weekly hosting about our progress.

PHASE 2

  • Sale/Distribution of Pilot based on longterm production goals with candidates including Snapchat, Youtube
  • Greenlight to complete Season 1 w/additional episodes

PHASE 3

  • As more Nouners content is created, including spin-offs, we would like to create a more branded and exclusive home for Nouns.wtf content that allows other members to contribute, such as an exclusive app or VOD platform. This allows for larger creative freedom and profitability for Nouns.wtf and it’s creative partners.

BENEFITS TO NOUNS:
Our team sees the advantage of Nouners as multi-fold:

  • With our fast production time and industry relations, our series can hit the market faster than typical animation or creative projects being reviewed right now.
  • The release of the pilot and continued episodes will naturally proliferate the Nouns brand while still giving quality storytelling elements to attract an audience.
  • By relying on the Nouns Design standards - we plan to create a few new Noun Head Traits that we will provide to the DAO for voting for future inclusion into auctions. If included, this may increase future auction prices if these character traits gain notoriety and are minted.

FUNDING REQUEST - $15,004

ABOUT US:

Sean Flanagan (Producer / Writer)
Sean Flanagan is a screenwriter and producer who made his name in film distribution through his work for companies such as Buffalo 8, Visual Data Media, Premiere Digital, and Cinema Libre Studios. In his time in distribution, Sean has overseen the release of over 1000 films including titles for Sundance Institute, Pokemon, Funimation, FilmRise, Paradigm, CAA and dozens of North American distributors. As a writer Sean has partnered with Tony award winning Tanniger Entertainment for the development of the feature film, Touch of Felt. He has also written The Meet Cute Murders, as well as Killdeer and To Create and Destroy. As a producer, his credits include the completed Easy Does It!, The Potwins, recently wrapped horror Shady Grove, in pre-production Kindling, And the upcoming Hide and Go Kill.

Carlos Velasco (Director / Lead Animator)
Carlos Velasco comes from an extensive background in film distribution, where he has worked as an editor and asset manager on thousands of projects. His area of expertise includes DVD authoring, editing, creating digital assets and mastering/delivery. He has worked on countless projects for Apple, Netflix, Hulu, Google and more. As a filmmaker he has worked on commercials for Ortho Mattress, Acclaim Entertainment, Carl’s Jr, and Amazon Home & Kitchen. He is also the creator and owner of Hallowin, an entertainment horror page that currently has over 190,000 followers. His short films have appeared in a number of festivals in the Los Angeles area.

Michael P Rekola (Executive Producer)
Michael Rekola is the founder & managing producer of Rekola Studios, a multi-family studio, that champions American independent cinema from concept to completion. He is an investor and producer of feature films as well as a consulting producer for various endeavors ranging from global brands, non-profits, national startups, and more. “A rising tide lifts all ships,” is a common phrase you’ll hear Michael repeating. Michael is an active member of the Nouns Community and has already received a NSFW grant that successfully funded Noun Dust, which was included in the Nouns One Year Anniversary celebration. He splits his time between Washington, DC, and his 5th generation family farm in Connecticut, with his wife Kaitlin, their daughter Emmi, son Wyatt, and undomesticated yet devoted canine of twelve years— Monty. Michael supports Premier League side, Manchester United.

LINKED HERE IS OUR PITCH DECK - CLICK HERE

Thanks for reading and let us know, what you think about our demo.

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Approved!

I am very excited to fund this request. You have been doing a great job so far as a contributor - first Nouns Dust, and now this. I love that you guys were able to deliver an animatic as a part of this proposal. I think the tone is differentiated and it will be interesting to see the trailer and if it is as memeticaly resonant as I believe it has the potential to be. The cost is also extremely reasonable. Please keep us posted on your progress and thanks again for building on Nouns

I would urge all other creators of short form animated content to use this as a model

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Thank you @noun22 ! We can’t wait to get started.

Wanted to update the Community for Transparency. We have received our funds from NSFW (@noun22) and are diving in. We will be back shortly to provide some amazing updates and fun opportunities. Thank you for believing in our irreverent humor! Cheers, Rekola

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