Andrew Chesworth

is creating "The Brave Locomotive" - a hand-drawn / CG musical short film!

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        Do you love classical animation? Do you love trains and the Old West? Do you love musicals? Do you love the Andrews Sisters and big band music? Do you love supporting artists who want to exercise their talents?

        If you said yes to one or more of these questions, this project is definitely for you!

        The Brave Locomotive is a passion project and love letter to old-fashioned animated musical shorts of the 1940s. It is an all-ages story about a little steam engine and engineer who struggle to preserve what they love in the face of obsolescence. Life and friendships are better as a journey to be cherished, not a destination.

        In 2015, I released a teaser online that has since generated over 8 million views, with a dedicated following that I am very grateful for. Now with the help of Patreon, there is a strong independent model for this ambitious project to finish its journey. Instead of building a model railroad alone in my garage, I'm creating a six-minute animated musical short film about railroads with some of my favorite artists in the world!

        If you support this Patreon, you will be supporting all of the incredible hand-drawn animators, background painters, 3D artists and musicians who are helping me finish the film and share my passion for the wonderful art form of animation.

        The release date is September 2021. It will then enter the film festival circuit for the remainder of that year and well into 2022. Once the film is completed, this Patreon will be de-monetized and open to the public as a behind-the-scenes record!

        Thank you so much!

        Sincerely,
        Andrew Chesworth
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        This goal represents my best-case scenario for financing all of The Brave Locomotive in 12 months only using Patreon. Every little bit counts! 1,000 patrons contributing $1 each goes a long way! Thank you all for the continued support and for spreading the word!
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