I'm back at Duncan of Jordanstone to be a resident animator after graduating from the course in 2013, and i have an idea for a film i'd like to make ^_^ I'll be posting all updates here, so follow the blog if you'd like to keep an eye on me!
Basically i had this idea for a long time to make a short animated film based around the story of Anastasia the lost Princess, i wanted to make it in 2D and have lots of lovely pattern through it in the style of a russian story book. I was inspired by Secret of the Kells by Cartoon saloon, it had lots of pattern in the style of the illustrations in the Book of the Kells.
Anyway, this idea got put to one side when i made a sketch in preparation for halloween- trying to think of a costume for myself.
This cute little badass has dominated my work ever since. I decided to keep the cool russian-pattern-style for the film though, but completely change the story.
A young girl with extraordinary, secret, slaying powers protects her village from the threat of an evil monster living in the forest.
Yes, it's a bit "Little Red Riding Hood". Yes, it's a bit "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". I could go on… I'm very inspired by powerful little women.