WakingUp Media Calls for Contributions to Create Animated Film GLOW, Cites Need for Impactful Family Entertainment

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Independent Producer Patrick Cheh asks movie lovers to share his dream to bring value and meaning to animation through backing his Kickstarter.

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With the challenging environment that surrounds our families and our children today, it’s important that we give people awesome entertainment that reinforces the value of love.

GLOW, a refreshing animated feature now funding on Kickstarter, is at the halfway mark of its campaign. With over $10,000 in funding, the movie is garnering attention, but the team is hoping for a surge in funding in order to meet the $125,000 goal.

“We’ve worked incredibly hard to get this animation where it is today, and we are so passionate about what it has the power to do for society,” says GLOW producer Patrick Cheh. “With the challenging environment that surrounds our families and our children today, it’s important that we give people awesome entertainment that reinforces the value of love.”

The GLOW team brought their animated feature to Kickstarter when they discovered the difficulty of getting funding for an independent animation. Because high profile animated features often cost over $100 million, financing them can be nearly impossible. Financiers are almost never willing to gamble on an unknown property when it comes to making animations. This creates a gatekeeping mechanism in the animation industry, which keeps some of the most profound features, such as GLOW, from ever seeing the big screen.

Cheh developed the GLOW concept with the help of his two close friends: Spike, a talented artist, and Joong, a gifted storyteller. Inspired by several life-changing events, the team wanted to create the type of entertainment that would not only captivate its audience with all the elements of a great movie, but also with a heartfelt message that would promote the light of goodness in the world.

With the campaign ending on June 27, over two weeks remain to pre-order GLOW and help bring characters Aion, Nanda, Piki and the rest of the gang to life. Please visit http://bit.ly/GLOWmovieKS to witness the magic this movie can bring to the world, and support the campaign. Pledges from $10 to $10,000 will get backers everything from access to the production blogs to a chance to do a voice-over in the movie. Plenty of packages exist all across the spectrum, featuring the DVD, the artwork and various combinations for budgets of any kind.

In addition to backing the campaign, be sure to like GLOW on Facebook and follow on Twitter @theGLOWmovie to stay up to date with the project.


Patrick Cheh has served as co-founder and CEO of Interlight Pictures, one of Hollywood’s leading independent film production and international distribution companies. While at Interlight Pictures, 1994 – 2001, Patrick financed and produced eleven independent feature films, with total budget of approximately $100 million dollars, which have been successfully distributed throughout the world. One of eleven films, The Watcher starring Keanu Reeves, went on to become number one at the U.S. box office for two consecutive weeks. In 2008, Patrick established Wakingup Media with the intention of providing quality, entertaining films that awaken hearts and minds. For more information about GLOW and WakingUp Media, visit http://www.glowyourheart.com.

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