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I was recently contacted by Sam Barnett, Writer and Director of the sci fi horror short Operator, and made aware of his new Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a web series based on the popular short. Operator is an ingenious stop-motion animated short about a soulless company called InfoCorp that seeks to enslave all of its workers with a biomechanical parasite. The short has received over a half a million views on YouTube, made it to the front page of Reddit, and was called “The Creepiest Film of 2013” by Fast Company. You can view the original short below (be sure to watch with headphones!).

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About the Operator Web Series

Based on the success of the short, Barnett is seeking to expand the story into a web series, picking up where the short left off. The series will follow the workers that escaped the initial infection as they fight back against the evil corporation. Barnett has spent the last two years writing a full season of 15 episodes, with one overarching story. He’s developed new characters and fleshed out a much larger world.

“We grow up with this idea that there is a clear barrier between ourselves and everything else. Operator is a story about a world in which that barrier is ripped to pieces and the boundary between what is and is not us becomes very unclear. It is told from the perspective of characters that have very little power, struggling against a massive corporation that is trying to destroy them. It is a story that I am passionately committed to.” – Sam Barnett

Great animation takes a lot of talent and manpower. Each puppet has to be hand sculpted, and every prop and set piece has to be created. Your support is needed to bring this brilliant vision to life. Rewards include getting your name in the series’ credits, even at one of the lowest contribution levels. It’s a real reflection that is you, the generous fans supporting this campaign, who are helping bring this project to life.

The campaign closes on February 28, 2016. Please consider helping contribute to this exciting project, and make sure they reach their fundraising goals. Click here to donate. 

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