“Return if Possible”- An animated tribute to Dr A.P.J Kalam
Dr A.P.J Kalam, a great Indian scientist, writer and a politician served the nation as the 12th president from 2002 to 2007. Hailing from a finically poor family background, rose to become India’s most respected idol, a youth icon and a notable leader. He is considered the brain behind the country’s nuclear missile programme. Being a recipient of numerous accolades, which include honorary doctorates from 40 universities, he also received the esteemed Padma Bhushan (1981), the Padma Vibhushan (1990) and the Bharat Ratna (1997) — India’s highest civilian awards. He has written several books, including the very inspirational autobiography Wings of Fire in 1999. His sudden dismissal at the age of 83 on July 27, 2015 has left behind a huge void that cannot be replaced by anyone. A great loss personally, a greater loss to the nation!
Bluefeather Studios, UK in association with Realworks Studio, India has initiated a small animated movie, as a tributary to the great legend Dr A.P.J Kalam. The video script highlights the imaginary journey of life after death of the great leader, complete with his ideologies and vision for India and mankind. This heartfelt and sincere attempt to honour the great man also provides a launchpad-an International platform for talented Indian artists, especially animators, in showcasing their creativity and flair to the world. After all, “Creativity is the key to success in the future…” as rightly said by the great soul himself!
The project is led by Dr Sandhya Anantharaman and involves around 50 various artists including script/dialogue writers, animators, 3D modellers, music composers, Sound Designers, VFX artists and editors working for 60 days. Calling for financial support, a UK crowd funding page has been launched. The funds from all the loving supporters will help pay the technicians and register the movie at global short film festivals and screening expenses. Every single person pledging, not only will be a proud producer of this project, but also, as a small gesture of gratitude, will receive 2 passes for the UK screening of this movie. Every pledge will be acknowledged and every person who has contributed will be credited as a producer in the end credits of the movie.
As a secondary goal, the team also aim to spread much needed awareness about the concept of crowdfunding, which is fairly a new concept in India. This forum would not only help them in achieving their dreams on this project, but also, will reach out to the crowd to financially empower individuals from other fields such as independent scientists, artists, sportsperson and other small scale businesses.
To pledge now and be a Proud Producer for India’s first ever Crowd Funded Animated Short Film please log on to the Just Giving Page – https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/sandhya-anantharaman. The page is active only until 24th of September 2015 and the team has successfully reached 30% of their target so far.
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