- Character Animation
- Feature Project
We have begun to work on shots for our LOWER PIDDLE
feature … make that a “short”.
Lower Piddle is a small unknown village in the Southwest of England which has been earmarked for compulsory acquisition, by the British Army, for a new “Ball-Stinger” missile target range. After all no one knows about the village so no one will really care.
Mick and Ollie, our two main characters in the village, decide the village needs to fight back and they figure if they can get some celebs to move there (and they already have Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell in mind) then the army won’t lay a finger … or missile … on them. Above is the very first test of Bert the Publican, but you can see how much he’s changed as we have moved forward in development, in the scene below.
We edited together the three shorts we had created as tests and cleverly entitled the assemblage “THREE SHORT-SHORTS.” It played at the Sonoma Film Festival and the audience cheers, clapped and waisted afterward. Not what we’d expected with such British humor. But it made us decide we needed to create a proper story for a short and seriously enter it into Film Festivals next year. But mean while here are the THREE SHORT-SHORTS …