MultiFacet |

The Royligio “Believe In The One.”

The Vibulare “Reason To None.”

 They both want to control the Well of Life: the last source of water in Dunya.

Only The MultiFacet keeps the peace.

 Barely.

Stay The Middle…


Written in July of 2016

Toronto, Canada

My name is Nadir Shirazi and in the Winter of 2013 I had this one burning idea and feeling. Make an anime. I had just turned 30 and thought about all of the great series I had loved. I was done just consuming: I wanted to create. I also wanted to stop making excuses as to why I had not. 

I think my naivety and desire to resist rules is what saved me. Oh and Rune Entertainment. After stumbling and screwing up and not seeing my vision come to life, in the Spring of 2014 I met Paul, Nancy, and Fraeya. I didn’t need to go to Asia as it turned out I found what I was looking for right here in Toronto. Yes, yes, you know it as The 6ix…

They took every scrap of previous work I had for MultiFacet…

Early early concept art!

Soooo rough written drafts.
A crappy first attempt at a trailer made by an unnamed overseas studio.
Wild scribbles and gestures when we met. I get a wee bit excited when it comes to my story

A meagre budget. Did I mention it was small?

…and gave me three glorious seconds of animation. Simply they elevated the world I had created beyond my wildest dreams. They also patiently educated me about how animation is produced and how much it truly costs both in effort and monetarily.

In the fall of 2014 I used those three seconds to raise $21 000 on Kickstarter. Thank you to the first people who ever took a chance on this.

That might seem like a lot of money but when it comes to animation it’s nothing. Still we pushed on and nearly three years later the beginnings of this anime and trans media world I envisioned have finally emerged. This Trailisode 1 (I come up with new terms, I know!) is the product of collaboration, and the desire to make something epic.

What do you do when you want to make an anime, but can’t draw, have no contacts in the animation industry, don’t have millions of dollars, and aren’t Japanese?

You make a L.I.T.E anime.

L ess Seconds

I nclusive Diversity

T ransmedia Narrative

E conomic Experimentation

I won’t beg for your help. I want to win it. If the world, the art, the characters, the animation, the writing, my story, any of it gives you something to be excited about that is what matters most. Shabina and Rydin have a request of you. Not me. Them. 

If you are about to yell it’s not anime if it’s not Japanese, please stop reading and go away! For the rest of us who are so inspired by what Japan has given the world we want to make it our own.

Inside of each of us is a great world to escape in, I hope you don’t settle because it is hard and/or expensive. Or if it doesn’t make sense to others artistically or financially. We can’t predict results but we can all try to experiment.  Maybe my model has something in it for you, maybe not. Feel free to reach out through social media if you are making your own untraditional anime or animation, or simply have an idea. It can be lonely out here: in the near future I will be sharing more details about my journey so others can learn from my mistakes and wins.

People always ask me; do you want to make a full anime? Of course.

But when I do it will be on my terms. L.I.T.E. anime allows my vision and that of my creative partners to continue telling this story the way we want you know like… forever. No ones cancelling my second season!
So delude yourself to thinking and feeling you can do something exceptional. Find a way to tell your story.

Written in July of 2016

Toronto, Canada

My name is Nadir Shirazi and in the Winter of 2013 I had this one burning idea and feeling. Make an anime. I had just turned 30 and thought about all of the great series I had loved. I was done just consuming: I wanted to create. I also wanted to stop making excuses as to why I had not. 

I think my naivety and desire to resist rules is what saved me. Oh and Rune Entertainment. After stumbling and screwing up and not seeing my vision come to life, in the Spring of 2014 I met Paul, Nancy, and Fraeya. I didn’t need to go to Asia as it turned out I found what I was looking for right here in Toronto. Yes, yes, you know it as The 6ix…

They took every scrap of previous work I had for MultiFacet…

Early early concept art!

Soooo rough written drafts.
A crappy first attempt at a trailer made by an unnamed overseas studio.
Wild scribbles and gestures when we met. I get a wee bit excited when it comes to my story

A meagre budget. Did I mention it was small?

…and gave me three glorious seconds of animation. Simply they elevated the world I had created beyond my wildest dreams. They also patiently educated me about how animation is produced and how much it truly costs both in effort and monetarily.

In the fall of 2014 I used those three seconds to raise $21 000 on Kickstarter. Thank you to the first people who ever took a chance on this.

That might seem like a lot of money but when it comes to animation it’s nothing. Still we pushed on and nearly three years later the beginnings of this anime and trans media world I envisioned have finally emerged. This Trailisode 1 (I come up with new terms, I know!) is the product of collaboration, and the desire to make something epic.

What do you do when you want to make an anime, but can’t draw, have no contacts in the animation industry, don’t have millions of dollars, and aren’t Japanese?

You make a L.I.T.E anime.

L ess Seconds

I nclusive Diversity

T ransmedia Narrative

E conomic Experimentation

I won’t beg for your help. I want to win it. If the world, the art, the characters, the animation, the writing, my story, any of it gives you something to be excited about that is what matters most. Shabina and Rydin have a request of you. Not me. Them. 

If you are about to yell it’s not anime if it’s not Japanese, please stop reading and go away! For the rest of us who are so inspired by what Japan has given the world we want to make it our own.

Inside of each of us is a great world to escape in, I hope you don’t settle because it is hard and/or expensive. Or if it doesn’t make sense to others artistically or financially. We can’t predict results but we can all try to experiment.  Maybe my model has something in it for you, maybe not. Feel free to reach out through social media if you are making your own untraditional anime or animation, or simply have an idea. It can be lonely out here: in the near future I will be sharing more details about my journey so others can learn from my mistakes and wins.

People always ask me; do you want to make a full anime? Of course.

But when I do it will be on my terms. L.I.T.E. anime allows my vision and that of my creative partners to continue telling this story the way we want you know like… forever. No ones cancelling my second season!
So delude yourself to thinking and feeling you can do something exceptional. Find a way to tell your story.


Multifacet Diversity Solutions Ltd.

Multifacet Diversity Solutions Ltd.

series@themultifacet.com

Rune Entertainment

Rune Entertainment

Production

www.rune.co


Disclaimer

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, political parties, religious groups, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

© Movement Media Entertainment Ltd. and Rune Entertainment 2016

Special Thanks

To all the versions of myself that supported me and to the versions that became the opposition I needed.

First Supporters

3 seconds. In the fall of 2014, Rune Entertainment and my company Movement Media Entertainment showed the world 3 seconds of colour animation. I knew little about crowd funding but learned on the fly. On Nov 1, 2014 in the final hours, our Kickstarter campaign crossed the $21 000 threshold! The first people who ever took a chance on 3 seconds are below, but truly they are above this project. They stayed patient while we worked out the many details to get the Trailisode done over the last 18 months and helped bring this series to life.

They brought MultiFacet to you…

Fahmeena Shirazi/Niaz Shirazi

Shabina,Afifa, Sulayman, Ismael

Aziz Sultan/ Fareena Sultan

Abdul Rangarej & Family

Jawad and Nilofer Vaid

Amna Rizvi

Bilal Shirazi & Sara Hamid

Student Asim

Deezy

Sobia Ahmad

Jibran Vahidy

Alia Hogben

Farzana Memon

Shaheen Junaid

Chris Graham

Omar Abedin

Muhannad

Omar

Jaffar Naqvi

Adonica Huggins

Kate Hawton

Ben Rachlin

Brittany Smith

Deezy

Shazia Hassan

Shahbaz Haque

Mahreen Haque

Salman Mohiudduin

Holly Tran O’Connor

Suhaib Ibrahim

Riz Malik

Taha Ghayyur

Sumaiya Khaja

Jesse D’Olivera

Beejul Khatri

Najla Ahmad

Mohammad Abdulqadir Ahmad

Chris Garbutt

Teresa

Keith Barclay

Khuram Rajput

Pierre-Paul Couture

Romana Hassan

Danish Vahidy

Muneeb Nasir

Ayesha Vahidy

Brian Carwana

Yasmin Meralli

Mike Schroeder

Nabeel Syed

Imran Yousuf

Nadeem Shirazi

Matt Gordner

Jawaad Sheikh

Firas Abu Saleh

Habeeb Alli

Kamil Vahidy

Mohammad Rahim

Mansoor Naqvi

Mustafa and Sarah Khan

Paula Greenwood

Marko Trivun

Tariq Rafique

Sabina Mohammad

Aaron Katchen

Eman Hassaballa Ally

Nausheen Hussain

Sonya Vahidy

Asim and Marria Gauhar

Faisal Kutty

Yasir Hussain

Alfaud Latif

Mubashir Iqbal

Mustafa Saleh

Raubia

Angelo Dias

Hossam Khedr

Jacob Jiexun Liao

Rahil Shah

Gwen Joy

Rajeev

Haribokid

Omair Lakhani

Salman Kabir

Zeeshan

Shafaq Ahmad

Zaynah Jamal

Danny Richmond

Sophia

Ehab Dahbouli

Dan Johnson

Salim Shaikh

Gary Joackim

Jeff Lafrenz

Level 1 Imp

Rizwan Hassan

Shadell

Dawood

Adrienne Ng

Adeel

Deb Pagnotta

Tatiana Koffman

Mel MW

Saad

Hassan Ahmad

Asim Rizvi

Khaim Dar

Emma Kapetanovic

Terry Fallis

Somaiya Shakil

Sabir Shaikh

Z

Nazli Haq

Umar Shahzad

Omair Naeem

Asma Bala

A Smiechowski

Junaid Mirza

Waqas Bagia

Omar Shamsi

Eli Karlin

Dorin

Tiffany Rusell

Luke Gordin Field

Amer

Ayesha Mir

Faizal Shaikh

Imran Ahmad

Aneesa Daniela

Samantha Spatari

Jasdeep & Sevda

Ilyas Baig

Salic Khan

Love Shaida

Arsalan Shirazi

Ashkan Mahboubi

Alexander John Aristotle Kimball

Hajera Rizvi

Hooman

Bethany Rubin

Shaheen

Reza Rabbani

Umar

Abu Ammar

Sikander

Yunus Esmail

Duncan Davis

Robin Aspman

Michelle Berquist

Tufail Qadir

Dawood

Saifur Rahman

Abigail Tarun

William Sherif

Nazia

Samrah

Gavin Jones

Alia Siddiqui

Angela Khelem

Ovais

Kaleigh

Saima Shaikh

Helmut Wulf

Adeel Siddiqui

Nasreen Khan

Kazim Beg

Francesa Fiore

Raphael Roos

Jamal Lyttle

Akhtar Sadiq

Chris Kenyon

Rouya Botlani

Jayvon Rymer

Saadia

Ibad

Lin Abdul Rehman

Andrea Siu

Holly Tran O’Connor

Fabian Reid

Elkalza

Fauzia Ansari

Talha Asif

Abel Ang

Emanuel Mineda Carneiro