Tonight, Shawna and David Nett spoke with Peter Hyoguchi, artist, animator and storyteller who has toiled on his vision of a post-apocalyptic future and an evolutionary leap in humanity in his webseries The New Kind. After a successful Kickstarter campaign last year, which raised over $100,000 in 30 days, Hyoguchi went on to finish the first episode of the series, with the assistance of dozens of other artists, animators and technicians. He currently has a grant available from the state of Oregon for 1.5 million dollars, but he needs to raise the remaining $11 million to complete the remaining episodes. He has 50 days left to accomplish this goal, and is now bringing his project to Hollywood, with the hope that a studio will want to help bring the rest of this project to life.
Peter is chronicling his progress at his vlog via daily videos. We’ll be following his story closely, and hope that he is able to accomplish his goals.