ByTGA Animation (The Golden Apple), writer at Creators.co

In a vast mountain world, where the ancient spirits walk the forests and the Kuker warriors protect the humans from evil, we meet Vihra. She is a headstrong 14-year-old girl, whose hair is a cloud and changes with her mood. Vihra is the daughter of Vulkan Zmei – a powerful storm spirit, and a human – the mayor of the industrious city of Khan.

When war is about to break out in her hometown between humans and spirits, Vihra sneaks out to find the golden apple and use it’s magical powers to restore the peace and save her family. Check out our trailer and kickstarter video here:

Vihra is joined by Vlad and Bran – two brothers who dream of becoming Kuker warriors, and need the magical apple to restore the lost Kuker guide (a book, holding the secrets of all Kuker magic), and Tina – a young samodiva nymph, with an angelic voice and a mischievous personality, who wants to escape the small world of the forest, she has never before left.

They are not the only ones looking for the apple though. Will they find before it is too late?

We have all seen dragons and elves, and we love them! But few know the legends of the Zmei - the giant storm spirits. Or the beautiful, but dangerous samodivas - forest nymphs with angelic voices. Or the Kuker warriors - men, dressed like demons, trained to fight aggressive spirits trough the magic of the Chan bells and sworn to protect the humans from evil. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the legends of the wild and mystical Balkans. Inspired by this huge, vastly unknown and magical world, we have spent more then 3 years developing "The Golden Apple".

A "balkandji" shepperd.
A "balkandji" shepperd.
Tina, a samodiva forest nymph.
Tina, a samodiva forest nymph.

The home of the Kuker - the town of Kukerovo
The home of the Kuker - the town of Kukerovo

Most of this time we developed our world, story, and visual style. We also spent a lot of time researching Balkan legends, which included anything from traveling to remote mountain towns and interviewing old people, to reading publications and looking at costumes and traditions.

If you like the project, you can learn more about it trough the links bellow, or support us in our Kickstarter campaign. We have reached our first goal, but we still need support in order to reach our second goal - a fully animated, 10 minute short film, which shows the beginning of our adventure.

You can also tell us what you think about it in the comments. :)

More info: Website| Facebook | Kickstarter

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