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Black Sands Entertainment

The most popular independent black content developers in the nation!

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Highlights

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Over 2000 Investors and hundreds of thousands of social media followers.
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300% increases in sales and profitable.
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Endorsed by the Schomburg Center, and ReedPOP
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Senior Animators from Disney, Sony, Pixar, Bron, Amazon Studios, Nickelodeon, and Rainmaker among others
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Concept design from a veteran of major brands like Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, Tekken, Terminator, and Star Wars.
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60,000 units sold
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370 five star reviews on Facebook.
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5 million impressions a month on social media

Our Team

CEO
In 2017, I wrote the most successful independent black comic book series on the market and successfully funded five kickstarter campaigns in the last two years. I published over 10 books and grew our social media to a million impressions a month.

Personally, I decided to tell these stories because I was sick and tired of agenda-driven media coverage of the black experience. The industry is extremely risk-averse when it comes to our content so we needed a bold new experience to break through these clear barriers. Thankfully, we did it.

Teunis de Raat Head of Studio
Teunis is an animation industry veteran and leader. His 25 years of experience spans his diverse roles as an artist, technical director, creative/technical lead, and VFX Supervisor. Credits with Disney, Pixar, Image Movers, and more.
CFO
Handling the logistics, contracts, and media outreach, Geiszel has been a critical member of Black Sands Entertainment. She is also a distinguished author of the series Mori’s Family Adventures.

BOLD AND UNAPOLOGETIC

A company that breaks decades of marginalization in the entertainment industry.

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.

What happened since the last investment Round?

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.

  • 10+ million impressions a month (50% from ads)
  • Top 1% clickthrough rate among ecommerce ads on facebook/IG according to Clearbanc
  • 90th percentile in valuation for ecommerce sites according to Clearbanc
  • 80,000 visitors a month.
  • net 30 USD per sale on average.
  • 4x return on ad spend.

We've sold 60,000+ copies of our comics.


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. 

Episode 1 of Black Sands has garnered over 1M views on YouTube.

We have senior-level animation directors from Pixar, Disney, and Bron.

The market is huge too.

How we make money

THE PILOTS

BLACK SANDS

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.

COSMIC GIRLS

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.

MORI'S FAMILY ADVENTURES

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.

Why you should invest

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.


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