Hey guys, I'm a big animation guy and for awhile I did some flash animations but now I am more into writing scripts intended for animation films. I've been researching outsourcing and other animation aspects but there is something that seems to elude me. At some point I would like to open up a small independent animation production company so I and others who would like to help me on my projects could have the most freedom, but most of the movies I like to write(Christian-based) don't seem to have a lot of funding, the numbers I've heard for live-action Christian films are inbetween 10,000-30,000 USD, and most of those films have low-budget cameras and the like.
So I was wondering if I ever was to make an independent christian-based animated movie, how much would that cost animation-wise depending on the usual need to outsource 2D-style animation nowadays, and that my films will mostly be in japanese anime-style. I'm pretty sure 10,000-30,000 USD only scratches the surface of japanese-style 2D animated movies recently.
Also is there ways to get funding for indie animated movies through some governmental or private groups?
Animation writer who loves...Animation!