So I have this idea, one I've had since I was around 7 or 8 years old, when my kid sister and I used to create fully functional 'backyard rides' based on Disneyland attractions (complete with motorized animatronic figures, special effects, narration...the works) which we pushed kids through in a wheelbarrow...here is my business proposal, which I am sending out to various states and officials, to hopefully garnish some interest...
My name is Kevin Karstens, and I am an illustrator/animator (20 years, running my own successful business online). I have been published in multiple publications worldwide, and my
animation/artwork has been positively reviewed by filmmakers Steven Lisberger, FOX Entertainment, and Dave Willis, to name a few.
I am looking for assistance regarding an idea I have had for some time now. This concept would be a financial benefit (and continuous money maker) for the cities and businesses that find the concept attractive.
I call it 'Mutual Attractions', as it would be mutually beneficial to both local businesses and the city/company that finances it initially.
It involves the creation of an annual attraction that would change every time it was presented to the public, with support/donations/sponsorship from a variety of local businesses (which would also serve as a means of free advertising for said sponsors, creating an interest for them to jump on
I started a Facebook page for the 'company', complete with multiple concepts (art and photos/video) I created that show the possibilities of a haunted attraction..
Local media/news outlets (and, likely, national news) would wish to feature stories on the event every time it was presented, as it is original and fun...a win/win scenario for all involved. Also, proceeds could partially be donated to local charities (food banks, homeless shelters and so on).
Basically, it would be an 'attraction' (a ride, like at Disneyland, wherein people would be moved through various sequences created by local artists that
tell a story...whether for Halloween, Christmas or whatever...but the attraction would CHANGE every few months to be something all NEW every time. As far as I
know, this has never been done before. This would be a new and creative venture with wonderful publicity for the city/merchants/artists.
This concept would be a wonderful way to a city on the map nationally as a fun destination for the whole family, while also creating financial benefits for
local merchants/businesses...I just need to get in touch with people who would know how to make it happen, and I'm hoping that will be you.
I would GREATLY appreciate any assistance you could give me, my main goal is to hopefully get in touch w/ someone that can make this a reality...I personally think the idea of a 'blank' attraction (empty rooms with a track/carts running continuously through them, the theme can be changed to whatever the city/businesses favor) is a solid one, and it has never been done before...
Alternatively, if one would wish to bypass the expense of the track/carts, you could have 4 wheeled carts with a bar handle on the rear that employees could easily push through the attraction...the carts could seat up to 2 visitors, and the employees could be dressed to suit the theme of the attraction (for my initial concept, the haunted asylum, the employees could be dressed as dead/zombie orderlies or as members of the Spectre Seekers ghost hunting TV crew, etc)
Anyway, I genuinely have NO idea how to get this up and running...I've been running my own graphics/illustration business for over 20 years, but this is a different animal to deal with...)
I guess I am more an 'idea guy' than a 'business guy', so any help I can get would be much appreciated...
If you get a sec, please check out the Facebook page I sent the link to...it includes concept art, a synopsis for the first attraction, including break downs in detail of all 6 scenes of the Asylum, production art, video test footage and a trailer video I created...let me know what you think.
Thanks in Advance...
Also recently started a website (just the basics so far, nothing fancy as yet, as I am still constructing the miniature settings to digitally video)..>