Wednesday, November 24, 2010

And now for something completely different

Pixar continues to impress and inspire me - this video was a great reminder of why I'm telling the story of Khumba. Some differences are on the outside, some on the inside, but whatever it is that makes you different, it is often the very thing that sets you apart... and to steal a line from an old draft of my screenplay: our differences, together, make us stronger. It sure works for Pixar - let's hope the same is true for Triggerfish!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Zambezia takes off - Go Team!!

Last week, we released the Zambezia promo which we completed for the American Film Market and it immediately started flying around online (I know, I know, it's just so hard not to use those bird puns!).
I'm so impressed with what the team at Triggerfish have pulled off with a tiny fraction of the budgets of most other animated films out there and it makes me so excited to see what we'll be able to do with Khumba now that we've learned so much. 

It was a big push from the whole team to get the trailer ready in time but it's been great for everyone to finally be able to show family and friends what we've all been working on for so long. Some longer than others.... It's strange to think that I've been involved in this project for 5 years of my life!

But as I'm learning, it's less about the work, and more about the people that you work with and I'm glad to be surrounded by an incredible team of people.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Karoo Moons

Last month the Khumba pre-production team went on a mini-research trip up to Prince Albert. The vast spaces of the Great Karoo were a welcome change to the computer screen.

Considering the theme of drought (linked to the waning moon) in Khumba's story, it was an auspicious trip with both full moon and rain!