>We've been so busy we haven't had a chance to post all the photos, so here's some from a while ago, where Chris and I tried to dye the sky backdrop using acryllic paint and water. Needless to say it was a disaster and we had to paint it straight on, on the grass in our backyard with rain impending.
>...and so came the glorious fruits of our labour, through blood, sweat, tears, through unparalleled highs and indescribable lows, through listening to Elise cussing at Chris as only a sailor could, resulting in Chris curling up in a corner and crying to himself...enjoy :)
>The set construction yesterday could not have gone better. I had originally planned for two full days just to paint the sets, and with the weather (around a maximum of 16 degrees with storms) I was worried it might take even more than that. Instead, we ended up finishing a whole day ahead of schedule. Despite the horrible weather everyone did such a fantastic job that we finished painting all the sets and even managed to start reinforcing some in a single day.
I want to send out a big thank you to: Wayne, Elise, Takuya, Tracey, Kay Li, Jen, Steph, Andy, Ollie, Gemma, Bianca, & Phoebe. You guys did an awesome job! I also want to send out a big thanks to Uncle Kin for cooking us lunch and letting us ruin his garage!
Supermarket Musical Massacre is screening at the Istanbul Animation Festival in a couple of days. If you happen to be in Istanbul on the 22nd then get down there and check it out!
SMM is screening as part of the "Shorts in Competition 6" program. Thanks again to Efe Efeoğlu and everyone else at the Istanbul Animation Festival for their interest in our work! You can check out the festival website here!
>A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of meeting Melbourne artist William Montomery. Not only is he a stand up guy, but he's a really fantastic artist! You can check out his work at his main blog and he also runs a blog called Montgomery Today where he regularly posts quick new works. Awesome stuff!!! I really love his style, so get down there and check it out.
Here's a few of my favourites:
And here's a few from his Montgomery Today blog:
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Whoops... Looks like SMM screened at the Mandurah Short Film Festival in WA last weekend and we didn't even know it! SMM wasn't listed on the website but it was actually in the downloadable programme. Aprently it screened on Saturday the 25h at around 5pm.
Sorry to anyone in WA that wanted to catch it and missed it because they didn't know it was on. If you did happen to see it, hope you enjoyed it and had fun at the festival
Being an independent filmmaker actually means you don't spend very much time making films. Most of the time is spent doing promotion, fundraising, etc. So it's always good when you get a chance to get back to what you're actually supposed to be doing..
Thanks to everyone who's bought t-shirts so far! (Four so far today!)
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