Indie legend hoping to speed up production on his new film about a guitar-playing cowboy who finds himself in a shady Oregon logging town run by a pair of evil twins.
Bill Plympton’s Kickstarter campaign to speed up production on his new animated feature Slide, ends at 10 p.m. tonight, December 17. The film, a Western, tells the story of a guitar-playing cowboy who turns up in a corrupt Oregon logging town run by a pair of evil twins, who also run the local saloon and brothel. He romances Delilah, one of the "good-time" gals who yearns to be a singer.
Plympton drew his inspiration for Slide from his life; he grew up in Oregon, plays the slide guitar, and loves country music, especially the songs of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline.
While it may take more than two years for the notoriously prolific and speedy Plympton to complete the film, a successful Kickstarter campaign could bring Plympton’s newest film to viewers in 2021. More information is available at KICKSTARTSLIDE.COM.
This morning, the director issued this note to the animation community:
Dear Fans and Friends,
Today determines the fate of both my animation studio and my new film Slide.
We've raised more than $60,000, a fortune in the independent animation world, but under Kickstarter rules we absolutely must reach our goal by 10 p.m. ET. Tonight. If we fall short, by even a penny, we get nothing.
Please don't let that happen.
Our success here will allow me and my team to continue work on SLIDE and will keep my studio open through the worst of the pandemic.
If you're waiting to pledge, I'm asking you to take a minute and pledge now at KickstartSlide.com.
And thank you to more than 400 backers for your generosity, for posting my KickstartSlide.com link on your social media pages, and for believing in my project.
Bill Plympton and the Plymptoons Studio team
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.