Betty's Dream

"Betty's Dream" is a family-friendly animated film. The story centers on a girl named Betty and her brother, Sami, who has a severe disability — but also the power to control his sister’s dreams. Once Betty enters Sami’s magical inner world, their bond grows and they set out on a life-changing quest.

£57,372.00
raised of £50,000.00 goal
Funded
313 Backers
Genre
Animation
Scope
Trailer
Seeking funding for
Development
Campaign type
Flexible Funding
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    Betty's Dream

    Genre
    Animation
    Seeking funding for
    Development
    Scope
    Trailer
    Campaign type
    Flexible Funding

    Welcome!

    We are developing a beautiful animated film and we hope you will join us in bringing it to life. The purpose of this campaign is to raise funds to produce a trailer. Many animated films have been successfully financed through crowdfunding websites like Greenlit, and now it is our turn to ask the animation community and all film lovers for a huge favour!

    A year or so from now, when the trailer is released on the big screen, you will see your name on the end credits and feel like you were part of it from the very start. See below, different ways you can donate to make this project a reality.  

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    Our team

    The core members of our team are industry leading and award winning artists. They have worked for Netflix, Cartoon Network, Riot Games, Disney, and other major studios. See below, some of their previous work!  

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    Edgar Martins

    Edgar was Head of Story on "Klaus", the Oscar-nominated feature film. He will storyboard the whole trailer and supervise every artist on this project. See below, a short sequence that he storyboarded on "Klaus".  

    Shen Yi

    Shen Yi wrote and co-directed "Best Friend", a short film that won the 46th Annie Award for Best Student Film. (The Annies are like the Oscars of animation). Shen Yi will design all the characters and help Edgar supervise the artists during the production of the trailer.  

    Bruno Mayor

    Bruno will be in charge of developing the look of our film. He painted the style frame at the top of this page and will be responsible for defining the final look of "Betty's Dream". See below, a project which he art directed for "Valorant".  

    Surendra Rajawat

    Surendra is a very talented concept artist who will explore what the magical world looks like in "Betty's Dream". See below, some of the beautiful artworks he already created!  

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    The story

    Betty's brother, Sami, who has a severe disability, can also control her dreams. Once Betty enters his magical inner world, they become friends and embark on a life-changing quest. Ultimately, this film is about bonding, healing old wounds, and discovering new ways to connect with others.  

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    Why make this film?

    "Betty's Dream" is a heartwarming, profound, and magical coming-of-age story. We believe it will stir a lot of emotion all over the world, help families heal, and allow people to engage in more meaningful conversations around the subject of disabilities.  

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    Our goal

    Our goal is to raise £50,000 to produce a feature-length quality trailer. The money which we raise through this campaign will carry us through the first phase of making the trailer: pre-production.

    • Why a trailer? Because trailers provide a unique opportunity to test our pipeline and show the world what our film will look like.
    • Why crowdfund it? Because successful campaigns prove significant commercial interest from people out there. For us, this is particularly important, as the industry tends to avoid characters with significant disabilities, like Sami.  
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    Social Media

    Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see all the latest artwork!  

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    Thank you!

    We really hope you liked our project.

    If you choose to contribute, please remember that your involvement is not only monetary. When you donate, you are also raising your hand, and signalling to our industry that you wish to see this film on the big screen.

    Join us in making "Betty's Dream" a reality!  

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    £57,372.00
    raised of £50,000.00 goal
    Funded
    313 Backers

    Pledge without reward:

    You can make a pledge to support Betty's Dream without a reward. The minimum donation is £1.00.
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    Shoutout on social media!

    A big shoutout + have your name recorded on our Instagram & Facebook pages.

    £1.00
    Pre-premiere

    Including the above, see the trailer first, before the official premiere, via an exclusive preview link sent to your email.

    £5.00
    Live presentation + Q&A

    All of the above + a 1-hour live presentation and Q&A. Join Liam Engels, the creator of "Betty's Dream", and ask him anything you like about this story!

    £10.00
    Your name in the trailer!

    All of the above + 'Special thanks' in the end credits of the trailer!

    £25.00
    Digital poster

    All of the above + receive a signed digital poster (high res) straight to your inbox, ahead of the trailer's release. You may choose one from a list of different options!

    £50.00
    'Associate Producer' title!

    All of the above + an 'Associate Producer' title in the end credits of the trailer.

    £100.00
    Private storytelling workshop

    All of the above + a 1 hour private storytelling workshop with Liam Engels, the writer/creator of "Betty's Dream". Open to all ages. This includes feedback on your story or script. (This reward can also be given as a gift to a loved one).

    £150.00
    Artbook + original script

    All of the above + a digital and (abridged) physical copy of our Artbook: "The Making of Betty's Dream". (It can be shipped anywhere around the world). This gift also includes a signed digital copy of the original script written in 2015!

    £200.00
    'Senior Associate Producer' title!

    All of the above + a 'Senior Associate Producer' title in the end credits of the trailer.

    £500.00
    'Executive Producer' title!

    All of the above + an 'Executive Producer' title in the end credits of the trailer. This also includes an invitation to the debut screening + a wrap-up party with the whole team!

    £1,000.00
    Your portrait with the gang!

    All of the above + a digital poster of you and your family — integrated with the whole cast of main characters!

    £2,000.00