Due to great interest to animation during childhood and adolescence, I used to create cartoon characters and constantly used to imagine my future life as a successful animation producer. However, since artists are one of the poorest social groups in Iran, I decided to put art as a subsidiary part of my life and focused on education to get my master degree in industrial engineering.
I spent years of my life on a job in the field of engineering in which I had no interest in order to get financial wellbeing. Recently, my income from engineering projects gradually decreased due to severe economic crisis in Iran, and the temporary sessions of unemployment led me to get back to my adolescence interests; therefore, once again I started to create cartoon characters and produce animations in my unemployment periods. The primary product of this was the creation of 3D character of the famous Bozorgvar.
The primary 2D trolls of this character were created in the period when Facebook became famous in Iran. I was the first one who made this character in 3D. Bozorgvar is the symbol of an angry father with Iranian patriarchal behavior abnormalities. Short animations were produced from this character and its clips were published in Instagram pages with more than 10 million views. The purpose of this character was to make audiences laugh, however, I was looking for something more than that, to make the audiences think.
Therefore, I started to produce a series of short animations called ‘ The Magic City Story’ and my purpose was to combine pieces of famous songs of Iranian music history with a different visual narration using animation characters that each one was the symbol of a specific poor social group and social level in Iran.
This project is a different pioneering work with a unique style in Iran. However, fulltime focus on this project requires providing financial costs for hardware and software, current costs and minimal living expenses. Therefore, operation of the project of ‘The Magic City Story’ is facing a great financial obstacle, and considering the severe economic crisis and bad business market in Iran, providing the minimal expenses of this project is not possible with my own affordability and engineering experience.
Thus, I decided to ask for financial help from all those who are interested in helping me to achieve this great dream of my life by offering this project in Kick Starter to meet the primary financial expenses of this project. I would like to acknowledge the kindness of all my compatriots who will help me achieve my dream beforehand.