About this project
Want to see what it takes to animate a stop motion film? Check out this time lapse video of Harry Chaskin and Duke Johnson animating the Anomalisa kickstarter video.
Anomalisa is a stop-motion animated film written by Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
The film is about a man crippled by the mundanity of his life.
The film will be approximately 40 minutes in length.
Anomalisa will be produced at Starburns Industries with the creative team...
Exec.Producer Dan Harmon http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1363595/
Exec.Producer Dino Stamatopoulos http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0821786/
Exec.Prod./Director Duke Johnson http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2122478/
Producer Rosa Tran http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1533266/
Our goal is to produce this unique and beautiful film outside of the typical Hollywood studio system where we believe that you, the audience, would never be allowed to enjoy this brilliant work the way it was originally conceived. We’ve been working in the television and movie industry for years and we just want to make something ourselves. Something pure. Something beautiful.
So, please pledge as much as you can and be a part of this very special project!
Our Kickstarter video would not have been possible without these talented people:
Voice Talent - Smith Harrison
Animation Director - Harry Chaskin
Director of Photography - Joe Passarelli
Editor - Garret Elkins
VFX - Nich Willard, John Ikuma, and Derek Smith
Track Reading - Nate Theis
THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
Starburns Industries Uses Kickstarter to Fund Groundbreaking Animation Project.
BURBANK, CA, July 12, 2012 - The Partners at Starburns Industries, which include Dan Harmon, creator of NBC’s Community, and Dino Stamatopoulos, creator of the animated series’ Moral Orel and Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, have acquired the rights to a play written by Charlie Kaufman entitled, Anomalisa.
Dan Harmon and Dino Stamatopoulos will Executive Produce the project and frequent Starburns collaborator Duke Johnson will direct. Kaufman will come on board to produce and oversee the project once financing has been secured.
The company has created a teaser video for the project that has already garnered more than 1200 backers on Kickstarter and over $100,000.00 in less than 48 hours. The company hopes to raise over $200,000 by the end of the project’s 60 day run.
The team believes crowd sourced funding will allow them to maintain the purity of Kaufman’s original vision. “I’m ecstatic to have the slightest hand in bringing more Kaufman to more people. I’m even more excited about the ramifications of this project’s success. It feels like viewers and creatives waking up from a hundred year nightmare to find out they’ve been spooning the whole time.” says Dan Harmon, Executive Producer.
The company will also be promoting the project at this weekend’s Comic Con conference in San Diego. To view the video teaser and support the project, visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anomalisa/charlie-kaufmans-anomalisa or http://www.starburnsindustries.com
Anomalisa was originally written by Kaufman under the pen name Francis Fregoli and produced as a play with two performances at Royce Hall in Los Angeles, in September of 2005.
ABOUT STARBURNS INDUSTRIES
Starburns Industries is an animation studio known for groundbreaking stop motion animation work that launched in the summer of 2010, when seasoned animation producers Joe Russo II (The Simpsons, Rug Rats), and James A. Fino (King of the Hill), teamed up with Dan Harmon (NBC’s Community, Monster House, Channel 101) and Dino Stamatopoulos (HBO’s Mr. Show, Conan, Adult Swim’s Moral Orel and Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole) to begin work on a stop- motion animated holiday special for NBC’s hit show Community entitled Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas which garnered an Emmy Award© for outstanding Achievement in Character Animation. In late 2010, Rosa Tran joined the team as a Producer.
Rosa Tran, Producer, Starburns Industries firstname.lastname@example.org
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