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A full length 8 bit comedy movie about a washed up 80s band who need one last hit song to save their studio
A full length 8 bit comedy movie about a washed up 80s band who need one last hit song to save their studio
A full length 8 bit comedy movie about a washed up 80s band who need one last hit song to save their studio
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The Hit Squad is not dead! Weekly "making of" updates!

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Hey everyone, so, New Year, new start!

I've been hard at work compiling a whole load of "making of" blog posts for The Hit Squad. It's time to start showing off what has been happening with the movie and revealing what will be happening next with it. 

The Hit Squad is definitely not dead! It's alive and well on my computer!

Here's the first of a weekly blog post to tell you about The Hit Squad and what has been happening with it behind the scenes: http://superpixelchris.com/2016/making-a-cartoon-movie-1-new-years-low-resolution/

Oh and for non-believers: here's every scene in its currently edited state, you just gotta squint a bit. 

Screenshot of all the scenes in The Hit Squad
Screenshot of all the scenes in The Hit Squad

Speak to you next Monday!

Chris Blundell

Director of The Hit Squad

A long awaited update! Teaser trailer, the future, things!

Hello all!

So, where to begin?

Firstly, if you didn't see it a few months back, the newest teaser trailer dropped showing the updated style of the movie, a short sample of the music, the voices and a little sneak into the characters Charles, Frank and Roddy.

Why the wait? Where's The Hit Squad?

There's a dull reality to making indie movies: either release small-scale, digital download, make a couple of dollars and scrabble around trying to make the next project or hold your ground, work to get the best possible cast, release through a proper distributor, earn enough (hopefully) to fund the next project.

Right now, the production process is finished. I'm finalising the cast, aiming high for the best possible voices for the characters. There's long long waits to get a response from the named voice actors, small scale indie projects aren't top of their list and it's difficult to get your voice heard over other projects they get approached for. So that means really long waits to even get the conversations going. But things are moving closer for the final casting for The Hit Squad and hopefully the final cast will be signed and announced soon and then can move straight onto getting the film released and in front of your eyeballs.

Its a painfully boring process right now and feels like its all moving at a snails pace, but there is movement and it will all be worth it and add the finishing touches to an already awesome movie (it is, I promise!).

The Future

While there's a wait, I'm gonna post some blog posts every couple of weeks giving some deeper insights into the production process, the story, and revealing the whole behind the scenes shebang into what it takes to make an animated movie. All of these updates will come through Kickstarter and the mailing list, so make sure you keep an eye out!

Things are moving, thanks for all the messages and your patience! I'll update more very soon!

Chris Blundell

Writer/Director - The Hit Squad

@superpixelchris

VIDEO: The Hit Squad Update November 2014!

Hey beautiful people,

Here is a video update on The Hit Squad movie for you all!

http://youtu.be/DVgoRZ7Knkw

Woohoo!

Chris

@superpixelchris

The Hit Squad - The Long Road Home

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Hey everyone,

Remember when you funded that 8 bit movie by that guy? What do you mean you forgot? Here's an update!

Well, I just wanted to check in with everyone and let you all know that I'm still alive and haven't run away with your money to go and live in the Caribbean. In fact, I have written a blog about what is going on with the movie right HERE 

So head over there and have a read. Oh and you'll be able to take a look at the new logo too!

:D

Chris Blundell - director of The Hit Squad

A lovely article on the making of The Hit Squad

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So, tech magazine "The Magazine" has written an article detailing the journey of The Hit Squad, it's full of tidbits that you may be interested in.

The article is free to read for the next 24 hours before it becomes subscriber-only

http://the-magazine.org/32/bit-by-bit#.UrMgyfRdV8E

In the meantime, have a great holiday period, eat lots, help others, and look forward to making 2014 a year to remember.

2014 will be the year of The Hit Squad!

Peace and love!

Chris Blundell - director of The Hit Squad

@superpixelchris