Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Emmy-nominated creative duo, John Sullivan and Andrew Rapo, successfully completed their Kickstarter campaign for Quahog Corner, the App-Show™ they are creating.
Their first Kickstarter campaign is a success. John Sullivan and Andrew Rapo just completed a 45-day Kickstarter campaign that exceeded their $25,000 goal and raised over $29,000. The Emmy-Nominated creative duo will use the funds to complete the first season of their innovative App-Show™, Quahog Corner.
Quahog Corner is a new show for kids that takes full advantage of tablet technology. The show is designed specifically for iPad and Android tablets and will provide fun games and drawing lessons in addition to adventure-filled video episodes. The show’s characters include Capt. Salty - a master storyteller, Professor Ticonderoga - and expert drawing teacher and victorian-era adventurer, The Magical Maestro - a miniature musician in a box, as well as a host of colorful sea creatures and puppets.
Season One of the Quahog Corner App-Show™ will be available in November 2013.
Sullivan and Rapo, both long-time Cape Cod residents, plan to leverage the Cape’s seasonal surge of summer visitors to grow the audience for their product. Families looking to discover something unique and home grown during their summer vacation will be delighted by Quahog Corner’s charming stories, characters, music and drawing tutorials.
Kickstarter.com raises funds for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of individuals. Since launching on April 28, 2009, over $641 million has been pledged by more than 4.2 million people, funding more than 42,000 creative projects.
Quahog Entertainment - In April 2013, Sullivan and Rapo formed Quahog Entertainment LLC to develop the Quahog Corner App-Show™ which is being produced at the Cape Cod Community Media Center in Dennisport, MA.
John Sullivan is a long-time Cape Cod resident. He was an art teacher at Barnstable High School for thirty-three years and he was the director of the award-winning Barnstable High School Drama Club. Sullivan has a masters degree in teaching from Massachusetts College of Art and studied at the California Institute for the Arts (Cal Arts). While in California he worked on the Turner Pictures animated feature, The Pagemaster.
Andrew Rapo is also a long-time Cape Cod resident. He began composing original music as a student at John’s Barnstable Summer Family Theater on Cape Cod. Andrew spent many years developing games and interactive content at Disney Online Studios in Los Angeles. He was nominated for a Technical Emmy® in 2007 for his work on Disney's innovative DXD site which seamlessly integrated video, games and chat. He went on to be Executive Producer of The World of Cars Online, a game for kids based on the Pixar movie. He also worked closely with the founders of Club Penguin. On returning to New England in 2010, Andrew joined Hasbro’s Digital Marketing team as Vice President of Product Management & Platform Operations before co-founding Quahog Entertainment.
The Cape Cod Community Media Center is located at 17 Shad Hole Rd. in Dennisport, MA. The media center serves as the media education and technology resource for the towns of Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich and Chatham. Its mission is to build community through media, enhance democratic communication, and facilitate free expression by providing the five towns with a state-of-the-art media resource center.
For more info visit http://QuahogCorner.com.