The Miras 9 Animated Series
Watch the early concept trailer below.
The Miras 9 Animated Series - How'd I get here?
The Miras 9 began as a webcomic titled "Caer of Miras 9". As I was drawing and writing the comic I kept thinking of the idea of what it would look like as a motion comic. I put together a few "pages" of motion comics and posted them to Instagram. They were fairly well received.
In Summer of 2017 I was asked by a friend to showcase my art at Gallery Night in his building. I honestly didn't feel like I had much. Especially this new web comic series where no one knows my characters or universe. So I took the idea of a motion comic a step further and created a teaser trailer for the animated series which didn't even exist at the time.
I received a ton of positive feedback from all of the interactions I had at Gallery Night. Since then I have been toiling away working on a pilot episode of The Miras 9 animated series.
I've been working with local talent in the Milwaukee area to record the voices of my characters. I've also begun the first stages of animation to finally create the full pilot episode. I hope to continue working on the animation and recording more talent to create the series. The end goal is to pitch a pilot episoder to a large network like Netflix, Cartoon Network, Hulu, or Amazon Studios.
Star Wars meets Game of Thrones meets Firefly
The Miras 9 draws heavy inspiration from all of my sci-fi favorites including Star Wars and Firefly. It also has an element of spirituality and heritage I liken to Game of Thrones. In the comic these connections are more apparent, sometimes flat-out in your face satire of a given series. With the animated series I'd prefer to tone that down so that the characters and universe can take on a a life of its own without having to rely on the previous creations.
A one person team can only do so much. That's why I'm looking for investors to help me get The Miras 9 Animated Series up and off the ground. For an hour long pilot episode I'm looking for a total of $950k. The funds would be used to hire staff as well as market the product. If you're an interested investor please contact me, Ian Corrao, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've already been able to connect with some amazing acting talent, but of course there's always need for more. With funding from an investor I would like to recruit the following talent to really polish up The MIras 9.
- Pay current Voice Actors
- Recruit new Voice Actors
- Bring on an additional writer
- Concept Artists
- 3rd Party Creative Assets (Music & SFX)
- Marketing and PR