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Lebanon's first satire animated series about a dysfunctional family living in Beirut.
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Short Summary

Taking place in Beirut, ‘SITCOM LEBNENE' is a satirical, irrational animated sitcom where a dysfunctional family is hopelessly managing a Taxi office while coping with the news of a metro being built in Beirut city that might put the family out of business.

‘SITCOM LEBNENE' is the long awaited series that will be the first of its kind in Lebanon. A sitcom so funny, it will take your mind away from all the daily drama polluting our peace of mind, even if for a brief period of time.

The impact

A lot of us have always felt uncomfortable in our society, for not speaking our minds, or lacking the medium to expose our opinions. We think it’s important to have a comedy in which the humor comes from inappropriate actions or words, in a burlesque form, a random expectation, an exaggeration, a stretching of a truth, etc. These types of anecdotes are not yet accessible in the Arab world, especially when it is portrayed in the Arabic language, questioning our culture and exposing our discomfort. 

Lacking freedom of speech and liberty to express our opinions as uprising artists in a world of conflicts, we think that a satirical humorous TV show, can allow us to state our opinions publicly and break our message to the people in a very indirect way that can’t possibly lead to censorship yet lead to laughter. 


What We Need & What You Get 


The budget we're asking for is 16,000 usd. Anyone who works in animation knows that this is impossible to achieve a 15minutes animated content, but we've been developing some technologies that will allow us to do so with your help.

The budget will go as follows:

• 15%: Final touches on developing our home made motion-capture techniques.

• 30%: Developing the final look of all the characters and location and modeling these two in 3D.

• 15%: Characters rigging.

• 15%: Fee of Motion capture and actors doing the scenes.  

• 15%: Sound design.

• 10%: Finalising, animating, rendering. 

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Who we are

Ralf Karam:
Filmmaker and 3D Animator, Ralf created the first stereoscopic film in the middle east and went on to fund blackbirdFX, a post-production company that specialises in VFX and motion capture.

Shady Abi Chakra:

Sound designer and writer. Shady worked on a lot of challenging projects, from fiction short movies to documentaries and animations. His last short movie “Tajalli” won Best Director and 2nd prize in NDU film festival, and was screened in a lot of international events. 

 


Other Ways You Can Help
Dear peeps, if you're another one of the broke artists of this country, you can still help! Got animation skills and the project interests you? HOP IN! 
Have an awesome natural voice that's TV Material? Let's hear it! 
Got an internet connection? SHARE THIS PAGE! 
Got a neighbour? SHARE THIS ON HIS WALL! 
Got friends? LET THEM SEE THIS ON THEIR NEWSFEED. (Don't use capital letters though you might scare them away)

Check out some of our work on www.blackbirdfx.net 







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Starting animation studies back in high school, Ralf pursued his college education in cinema studies. He made the first Stereoscopic (real 3d) film in the middle east then went on to found BLACKBIRDFX, a lebanese production house that specialises in…

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  Rewards

$10 or more
→    SOCIAL MEDIA MENTION

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Your will be mentioned & thanked in our social media campaign
$50 or more
→    POSTER OF THE MOVIE & MENTION IN THE CREDITS

36 Available

You'll get a nice poster you can hang in your room, and a special mention in the credits
$100 or more
→    SPECIAL MUG + T-SHIRT

19 Available

You get a cool mug and a T-shirt of a frame from the series PLUS everything mentioned before
$250 or more
→    GET A CHARACTER DESIGNED AFTER YOU ;)

10 Available

You'll get a character designed after you that will play a minor role in the pilot episode.
$500 or more
→    AN EPISODE WITH YOUR CHARACTER AS A GUEST

8 Available

Have a character designed after you that will be the guest character on one of the episodes of season 1
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