That’s good news Roberto, glad it all worked out!
Sorry again if I haven’t been much involved lately on the club. I’ve been really busy with the team dealing with all the festivals and finishing up the Kickstarter rewards. It’s cool to see some new faces around!
Here’s a new update:
CONCEPT NAME: Le Gouffre
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://legouffre.com/
(from the website)
Le Gouffre (The Gulf) is the first animated short film directed and produced by Lightning Boy Studio, a young creative team based in Montreal. The film tells the story of two spirited travelers who encounter an impossibly large gulf on their journey and decide to build a gigantic bridge to cross to the other side. Even though the film has not yet been released online, the film has already made the news with the incredible success of its Kickstarter campaign , which goal was to help finance the post-production. Many were impressed by the passion and determination of the small team of three animators, who spent more than two years of full-time work to bring the film to completion.
The premiere was held at Cabaret La Tulipe on March 14 2014 in Montreal. Since then, the film is stacking up the laurels and has been selected in more than 20 festivals around the world. You can find an exhaustive list of awards, official selections and upcoming screenings on the PRESS page.
Win festivals, then make a big hit on the internet and gain the visibility and credibility that will allow us to eventually be able to live on telling our own stories.
STATUS NUMBER: 20
TEAM MEMBERS: 3
Carl Beauchemin - Animation and Rigging
Thomas Chrétien - FX and Compositing
David Forest - Art Direction
START DATE: July 2011
FILM COMPLETION DATE: February 2014
ONLINE RELEASE DATE: February 2015
WIP THREAD: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=153&t=1085457
So much stuff going on, I don’t remember when was the last update so I’ll just resume everything that happened in the last few months.
Well, first, the film has been selected in a lot of festivals so far, I think we’re looking at 20 selections and we’re still sending it around. People are even starting to contact us directly to screen it in their festival, sometimes offering a fee waiver, because they saw it at an another festival and really enjoyed it.
A lot of work lately went into finishing the Making Of and Art of for the Kickstarter rewards, which we promised for September. It was fun to do! We probably would never have done anything like that if it wasn’t for Kickstarter, but now we got all kinds of extra material to promote the film (and even sell maybe!) once the film hits the internet.
We haven’t won as many festival prizes as we had hoped, so far we got an Audience Favorite - 2nd Place at Palm Spring, and possibly the Best Short Film Animago Award for which we’ve just been nominated, but I think it’s still been a good success considering the amount of selections and awesome feedback we received.
The only downside of not winning any first place in a major festival is that now we must look at screening our film in a Los Angeles theatre for three consecutive days by September 30th if we want to have a shot for the Oscars.
We also just did a complete overhaul of our website, which started to look dated and wasn’t as useful anymore since it was originally meant as a production blog and the film is now finished. You now have the teaser and all the information about the film readily accessible, and you can easily see which festivals are coming up and all the official selections and awards we won on the PRESS page.
Come and have a look!