Blockbusters: Transmedia Storytelling & Franchise Adaptations — The Film Version

How did simple film adaptions balloon into vast multi-platform franchise adaptations? And how are studios and filmmakers using transmedia storytelling to build both vast fictional worlds and brands? Why do young adult novels make great franchise source material? And are mega franchises – like Marvel, Star Wars and Harry Potter – changing film criticism? In […]… Continue reading Blockbusters: Transmedia Storytelling & Franchise Adaptations — The Film Version

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‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Producer on Finding the Next Generation of Animators — Variety — Festival Reviews

Producer Bonnie Arnold counts “Toy Story” and “Dances With Wolves” among her credits, but she’s spent the last 13 years devoted to the “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy. 30 more words via ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Producer on Finding the Next Generation of Animators — Variety via ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Producer on… Continue reading ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Producer on Finding the Next Generation of Animators — Variety — Festival Reviews

Director Biography – Nomadic Alternative, Farnaz Ohadi (HESAR (GATE))

Award-winning dynamic duo -Nelson and Xochitl Garcia-leal, are award winning independent artists that were raised and currently reside in Vancouver. What they bring to the table is their 15+years of practice, their creative and innovative ideas, unique design and guarantee of your 100% satisfaction. With Xochitl acting as art director, producer, writer, negotiator and Nelson… Continue reading Director Biography – Nomadic Alternative, Farnaz Ohadi (HESAR (GATE))

Short Film: HESAR (GATE), 5min., Canada, Animation/Music Video

The video is the backdrop for the song “Hesar” from Farnaz Ohadi’s Persian Flamenco debut album. It focuses on themes of Iranian women’s struggles, immigration, mental health and the artist’s journey when she arrived in Canada in 1990. The movie traces the journey of the artist from her home land, Iran to Canada, the angst… Continue reading Short Film: HESAR (GATE), 5min., Canada, Animation/Music Video

Director Biography – Claire Campbell (WINTER’S BLIGHT)

Claire works as a freelance editor and animator ‘I enjoy all the small details in the film making process, bringing it all together & being able to create a cohesive & beautiful final film’. Claire was Awarded a Silver at the Best Design Awards for her animation ‘Len’. Claire has also worked in creating animated… Continue reading Director Biography – Claire Campbell (WINTER’S BLIGHT)

Short Film: WINTER’S BLIGHT, 13min., New Zealand, Animation

Winter’s Blight tells the story of an elderly man called Bill who lives alone in an isolated hut in Central Otago, New Zealand. Spring should have arrived but the winter will not relent. It is freezing and Bill has run out of firewood which he relies on for all his heating and cooking. He has… Continue reading Short Film: WINTER’S BLIGHT, 13min., New Zealand, Animation

Short Film: ONE DAY ONE FLY, 6min., Greece, Animation

Our hero is the most adorable 3D fly in the world! Τhe camera follows him from his very first moment of birth. His life is impressively exciting! He experiences each moment as if it was his last one. Following his adventure of life, he learns to fly, to survive, to follow his instincts, to find… Continue reading Short Film: ONE DAY ONE FLY, 6min., Greece, Animation

Director Biography – Juan Paulín (AN IDEA)

México 1984 Audiovisual Director with focus on animation and illustration, I have more than 8 years of experience in Film, Advertising and Art projects, I currently work as a freelance for different audiovisual projects. Director Statement This project was born from my own creative process and as one immerses in looking for answers when the… Continue reading Director Biography – Juan Paulín (AN IDEA)

Director Biography – Carlos Mejia, Kevin Barwick (SERPENDIPITY)

Carlos Mejia is a Colombian born CG artist, passionate about storytelling and cinematography, and is the Co-Director for Serpendipity. Through animation, he has found a fascinating creative medium that allows for the most outlandish and wondrous adventures to be created and shared with others. His goal is to create strong emotionally driven narratives for wide… Continue reading Director Biography – Carlos Mejia, Kevin Barwick (SERPENDIPITY)