Thursday, April 23, 2009

"BOKRUG"--first looks...

I'm excited to report that Red Hatchet Films is deep in production on a new, stop motion animated project titled “Bokrug” based on the short story, “The Doom That Came to Sarnath” by H.P. Lovecraft. It's been a dream of mine to get back to working with a Lovecraft tale ever since our 2006 production of "From Beyond" proved such a blast to do. My friend Craig Mullins over at UNFILMABLE.COM suggested "Doom..." and after reading it I knew it was perfect.

"Doom..." tells the story of the decadent city of Sarnath, whose greatness is built on the destruction of an older, primitive race of beings who live in the stone city of Ib, where they worship an ancient, reptilian god called "Bokrug". On the night of the 1000th anniversary of Ib's destruction, strange forces signal that the beings of Ib are about to be avenged....

Here are a couple test shots of some of the puppets and sets. I'm hoping to have the film completed by spring of 2010.

Much more to come!

Monday, April 20, 2009

THE SNOW PRINCESS is going to Cannes!

I got an email from my friend Audrey Holland, director of "THE SNOW PRINCESS" which was filmed here at Red Hatchet Films last year, who informed that little Princess Gwyneira is heading to the Festival de Cannes to be a part of this year's Short Film Corner! This after getting accepted to the LA Shorts Fest, the San Luis Obispo Film Fest, and the Beverly Hills Film Festival, to name a few. There's also a new trailer for the film up online, which you can view below:

Audrey and I have already begun work on a second film, a wonderful, wicked fairy tale called "TICKET TO HELL" which I'll be writing about shortly. But hats off to Audrey for getting her film out there and accepted to CANNES!!