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New York City-based artist Alex Myung (~alexmyung) has started a Kickstarter project to raise $20,000 to create Arrival, an animated short film with a focus on the theme of coming out. Equalitopia sits down with Alex to discuss the project.

Currently, the project has raised almost $4,000 from 74 different backers, averaging out to about $52 per backer. Keep in mind that Kickstarter projects are “all or nothing,” meaning that if the project doesn’t reach its funding goal by Wednesday, February 20th, no funds will be transferred to the project.

Equalitopia: Could you tell us briefly about the storyline of Arrival?

Alex: Arrival is about a young boy growing up in the countryside with his mother, who moves to the city to pursue his dreams. Along the way he falls in love with another boy, but he struggles to connect with people as he contemplates coming out to his mother.

Read my full interview: Animated LGBT Short Film “Arrival” by Alex Myung Aims to Raise $20,000 on Kickstarter

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ahsie's avatar
................ Okay ................

I thought I would point out,

That this journal received 26 Comments, Where as the "New Pope: Gay Marraige.... " received 1,127 Comments. just saying

Anger does fuel discussion, but it's not the sort of discussion that's really healthy. And anger-fueled discussions doesn't stir good emotions/feelings. (again, it's not that I'm saying it's no good at all) But, a balance? would be better... yeah?
In all honesty, I'm just really really scared. That all this negativity, is just going to give the Trevor project a lot more phonecalls than they should be rightfully receiving. (Uuuuh, get my drift?). Communities like these should be boosting the morale. I mean, we hear enough feces on other forms of media. Which is why we need more good stuff to overcome the bad. That's the whole point right. To be heard, to be treated equality. For Justice, for all. and really really really, to give hope when it feels like all hope is lost.

............. uh yeah.

And I know my comments are all like, months late (since date of journal posted)... OTL... but at least saying something gives that slightest small probability that someone might read it. better than not posting at all. aye?
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simplyfeel|Hobbyist Writer
Hmm, this sounds like an interesting project. How far has it progressed since the original posting of this interview? I would enjoy seeing this short film!
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Chaotic-Samurai|Hobbyist Filmographer
After seeing the support Mr.Alex got with animation I am sure once I am old enough that my project will be able to animated someday.
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CraftyPixel|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :)

- Would love to help <3 -
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IIOANA-DOUBLEYE|Professional Traditional Artist
gay awareness? LOL
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MohamadKaaki's avatar
Good luck and lgbt for the win!
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llothcat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish him the best of luck!
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Hellanim's avatar
It looks realy great and I will try my best to not only support it but also to spread the posibility of the support among my friend and colleagues. I want to see it finished. Good luck with the kickstarter to the founder, great work already done. :love:
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AlexMyung|Professional Filmographer
<3
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JDNight|Student Filmographer
This needs to happen. This is freakin' brilliant and openly unique. This dude's talents are beyond outstanding!
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MidNightsCastedAngel|Student General Artist
Wow this is great!
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AyaTheUnbroken|Student Traditional Artist
I really hope he can get the funds, because this would be a great thing indeed. :)
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danlev's avatar
Definitely! :)
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PrinceJose's avatar
Very inspiring! :la:
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eldru|Hobbyist General Artist
Fancy! And he's from New York. I'll share it on #ThisIsNYC! :la:
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danlev's avatar
Awesome! Thank you! :aww:
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eldru|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I hope he reaches his goal. :la:
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vanmall|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope he can get enough money to make this project happen! :)
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danlev's avatar
Me too!! :D
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vanmall|Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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phoenixleo's avatar
Great project.
His previous film is amazing! o_O
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danlev's avatar
Yeah, it's so good! :) Love the style. :)
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phoenixleo's avatar
Indeed!
Does that site take Paypal?
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danlev's avatar
I believe it only accepts Amazon Payments.
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