View Full Version : Shapeshifters - Fantasy movie italian project

02 February 2005, 08:38 AM
Hi guys as a member of Chestnutwood production, i'd like to present you the project we are currently working on. title is Shapeshifters

Shapeshifters is an Italian project for a short fantasy movie of 10 minutes, with the intention to establish a good and solid base for a longer project, a complete fantasy movie, done in the "Hollywood way" but with few resources.

The short movie represents the first part of the entire project and storyline. It will be however viewable as a standalone, so that our little production house will be able to make it available to different contests around the world. Plans are also in the works for a dvd edition of the short movie with production stills, screenplay, storyboards and tutorials about the making of. The 2nd phase of our project is to complete a feature length fantasy movie...

Chestnutwood production was founded with the intention to bring Italian movie industry to a new level. In facts , in Italy, movie industry is not so well developed, no great space for amazing projects involving sfx s it happens in other countries like US, but also France, and Spain.
Ambitious project, we know, but we are starting little doing our little short movie, hoping to catch someone's attention both in Italy and in foreign countries.

U can read more on the project on this article in ( - Article by Jeremy Rayment

direct link to the article :

and of course in (

visit us ! :thumbsup:

02 February 2005, 09:21 AM
Good Luck Nemoid. It must be very exciting working on a prelude to a film like this. I hope you all do well and are a part of a burgeoning CG industry in Italy.



02 February 2005, 11:07 AM
Thanx so much. :)
we're doing our best to make a good work.

to everyone. be sure to share with us your opinions on the project. even bad ones can be of great help.


02 February 2005, 10:28 PM
Sounds promising:) I'll always root for the little guy!

02 February 2005, 12:46 AM
Its good to read people with mutual interests getting together on productions. You'll never know unless you try.
Best of luck and keep us posted. :thumbsup:

02 February 2005, 08:51 AM
yeah that.
we'll keep u posted for sure.

production is growing, and we are setting up a solid working pipeline, from shooting to sfx and processing. :)
burocracy in Italy is enormous, but we'll fight our battle. :buttrock:

02 February 2005, 08:16 AM
looks an interesting project can't wait to see some preview.

good luck guys and maybe see ya around in rapallo :).

02 February 2005, 03:45 PM
Sure!! be free to send me a PM and we'll surely meet someday. :thumbsup:
in some days we'll upload a little preview and other concepts on the site

so stay tuned !

02 February 2005, 11:54 AM
As promised :

Shapeshifters website update ! :) hope u'll enjoy it.

In the video section you can now download the first production quality demo video of Shapeshifters. The action takes place in the Ancient Castle of Santa Margherita Ligure and shows the evocation of a "Breath" made by an elemental wizard.
Apple Quicktime (

Cheers !! :D

02 February 2005, 11:57 AM
I wish u the best guys in this project and hope to see your story full soon....:thumbsup:

02 February 2005, 12:29 PM
Thanx buddy ! :)

we 're working hard to win the challenge. :thumbsup:

02 February 2005, 02:21 PM
i just saw the new added production video and it is really nice beeing just an inprogess...the quality is promising.

can't wait to see more footage

have a good work guys

02 February 2005, 04:39 PM
some new shapeshifter concept art here :

more to come soon!


05 May 2005, 07:23 AM
How good is to resurrect a thread??


some shapeshifters website update : photogallery and another production demo movie. we are going to update the site morer frequently, since we took alot of great footage to work on recently. stay tuned!! :buttrock:

link to english version of website :

05 May 2005, 11:42 AM
Finally someone goin' out of the shell even here in Italy!!!
In Liguria you got the best landscapes for charming panoramas, use them as much as you can.
Best luck for your project.

How good is to resurrect a thread??

Always good if it deserves...

05 May 2005, 04:21 PM
thanx so much for the kind words...
we're working hard and so stay tuned for further updates soon. :buttrock:

05 May 2005, 06:02 PM
OK i promised updates soon and here they are.
This time we have a cool and funny backstage video that also shows a bit of what we were cooking in these months. we have a really hot storyteller , isn't it ?
and.. no she isn't Nadja.

obviously more is to come.

direct link to the videos page here (

06 June 2005, 09:55 AM
Hi there.
As promised another cool update on our Shapeshifters website.
this time we're proud to host the result of a great collaboration between Chestnutwood and
Bigback comics a new company specialized in the realization of interactive comics, bios and much more, working also with many artists from the whole world.
In particular, i was very pleased to see my rapid character design watercolor sketches bring a new life through flash animation, sound,bios added thanx to cool Jeremy ideas. Together with this presentation, on the site you can find an interview to know Jeremy and Bigback comics a little better. Read it!
I hope you will enjoy this product, so that it can be of help to understand better the Shapeshifters universe and characters. :)

links :
Bigback comics shapeshifters presentation (
Bigback comics (

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