|1||Over 2000 Investors and hundreds of thousands of social media followers.|
|2||300% increases in sales and profitable.|
|3||Endorsed by the Schomburg Center, and ReedPOP|
|4||Senior Animators from Disney, Sony, Pixar, Bron, Amazon Studios, Nickelodeon, and Rainmaker among others|
|5||Concept design from a veteran of major brands like Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, Tekken, Terminator, and Star Wars.|
|6||60,000 units sold|
|7||370 five star reviews on Facebook.|
|8||5 million impressions a month on social media|
We tell stories that Hollywood refuses to do and we give the power to the fans.
This company has succeeded where so many other independent black-owned publishers had failed because we embrace our core customer. While many other companies try to stay neutral in their PR, Black Sands has always spoken on black issues affecting the community and the publishing industry.
Black Sands, the Seven Kingdoms is an open rebellion against typical Hollywood whitewashing and it is by far the most successful indie comic series out there right now. Why is that? Because the black community made it happen.
Our history must be told by us.
We have been on a role on all facets of production. Currently, we are deep into the production of the BSP application, with wireframes and final design ready for the website, and wireframes in development for the platforms.
Our sales have never been higher. We have mastered advertising on social media and challenged ourselves to hit $100,000 in sales in a single month. With the combined efforts of Patreon and Shopify, we hit that goal in August and now are doing a $600,000 print run so we can scale even harder. Key notables on this feat.
And also successfully published over five books a year versus the
indie average rate of 1.5. We have over 200,000 followers across multiple social media
platforms, raised $140,000 from Kickstarter across four campaigns, and generated $380,000 in sales year-to-date. We're ready.
In a time of gods and legends, four royal children with superpowers embark on an adventure to prove their ability to rule as kings and queens, while undermining the secret plans of the great and powerful Sumerian god Marduk!
Audience: Adult animation fans, Ancient Aliens fans, Ancient Mythology/Culture fans, and Chuuni anime/manga fans.
Two girls, one human and one alien, travel the galaxy together doing wild and crazy
missions for the Common Wealth of Earth. One mission, however, proves too much for the girls and their loyalties are put to the test.
Audience: Predominantly young girls age 8 - 12 who love science fiction, comedy and adventure.
One amazing black American family spends their days traveling the world together, visiting remarkable countries, and having amazing adventures!
Audience: Early grade school children which love world wonders, animals, and exotic events.
The reason is quite simple. You do not want to be a consumer anymore. Right now, all the major black intellectual properties out there are 100% owned by corporate entities that do not represent the communities they sell to.
You buy Black Panther and the money leaves the community. You want your kids to have strong positive images but they should not be curated by Hollywood. You don't want 200 films about slavery in the last 35 years but ZERO films about African civilizations.
This is a cultural phenomenon and it is time to take our stand. I decided to do equity crowdfunding to give my fans and supporters the opportunity to grow with me. It is our time! Join our campaign today.
Black Sands Entertainment has financial statements ending December 31 2019. Our cash in hand is $98,000, as of October 2020. Over the three months prior, revenues averaged $37,665/month, cost of goods sold has averaged $13,000/month, and operational expenses have averaged $28,000/month.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
You should read the following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations together with our financial statements and the related notes and other financial information included elsewhere in this offering. Some of the information contained in this discussion and analysis, including information regarding the strategy and plans for our business, includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. You should review the "Risk Factors" section for a discussion of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results described in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in the following discussion and analysis.
We create African American content for an under-served community. Our focus is comics, manga, and animations, with an emphasis on history prior to slavery. Every person deserves a legacy they can be proud of.
We want to successfully launch our animated properties, distributed through our mobile app, and have 4 million users. If this is achieved, we hope to have a monthly income of 1.2 million USD prior to licensing, micro transactions, and merchandising.
Black Sands Entertainment Inc. was incorporated in the State of New York in November 2016.
Since then, we have:
Historical Results of Operations
Our company was organized in November 2016 and has limited operations upon which prospective investors may base an evaluation of its performance.
Related Party Transaction
Refer to Question 26 of this Form C for disclosure of all related party transactions.
Liquidity & Capital Resources
To date, the company has been financed with $11,413 in debt and $480,000 in equity.
After the conclusion of this Offering, should we hit our minimum funding target, our projected runway is 6 months before we need to raise further capital.
We plan to use the proceeds as set forth in this Form C under "Use of Funds". We don’t have any other sources of capital in the immediate future.
We will likely require additional financing in excess of the proceeds from the Offering in order to perform operations over the lifetime of the Company. We plan to raise capital in 12 months. Except as otherwise described in this Form C, we do not have additional sources of capital other than the proceeds from the offering. Because of the complexities and uncertainties in establishing a new business strategy, it is not possible to adequately project whether the proceeds of this offering will be sufficient to enable us to implement our strategy. This complexity and uncertainty will be increased if less than the maximum amount of securities offered in this offering is sold. The Company intends to raise additional capital in the future from investors. Although capital may be available for early-stage companies, there is no guarantee that the Company will receive any investments from investors.
Runway & Short/Mid Term Expenses
Black Sands Entertainment Inc. cash in hand is $98,000, as of October 2020. Over the last three months, revenues have averaged $37,665/month, cost of goods sold has averaged $13,000/month, and operational expenses have averaged $28,000/month, for an average burn rate of $3,335 per month. Our intent is to be profitable in 3 months.
Since the date our financials cover, sales have increased by 300% and inventory is becoming a problem. We are also ramping up production causing R & D costs to go up.
In the next 6 months, we hope (but not guarantee) to generate $500,000 in revenue and $100,000 in expenses. This is with the assumption that we maintain our historical ad spend.
We do not have additional sources of capital at this time. We focus heavily on running without debt. It is important to our company health.
In the era of Covid-19, reliance on remote work can be a problem when dealing with coordinated efforts, slowing production times from expected releases.
The entertainment industry is riskier than most, due to the reliance on trends. This may cause a show development to have an unexpected return.
Our future success depends on the efforts of a small management team. The loss of services of the members of the management team may have an adverse effect on the company. There can be no assurance that we will be successful in attracting and retaining other personnel we require to successfully grow our business.
Profitability of the brand relies heavily on the postal service, which is in a questionable state due to recent hostile legislation. This could cause problems with COGS and product pipelines.
Licensing content for distribution can be problematic as a small press entity due to the popularity of dream distribution deals like Marvel and Disney. We are trying to alleviate this risk by having a strong development queue to offset any licensing issues.
We rely heavily on social media marketing and changes in social media policies can adversely effect our operations and day to day sales.
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