Telly is a 10-minute animated short film that I have been working on for over 6-1/2 years. As the piece is nearly complete, I am seeking funds to submit for consideration to select film festivals specializing in animation.
Telly was directly inspired by a 2004 trip to London's Tate Modern and an installation on the work of Czech filmmaker and artist Jan Švankmajer - specifically his 1966 film The Coffin Factory. Other inspirational works include 2001, The Small Back Room, Repulsion, Adam's Rib, The Shining, The Third Man, Vertigo, and of course, Oliver!.
Telly is completely digitally animated. That being said, I have worked hard to create a look and feel that looks hand-crafted - from the paper cutouts and texture, to the strings holding the characters, and the metal brads that secure the individual elements. The artwork was generated in Adobe Illustrator, composited in Adobe After Effects, and edited on Final Cut Pro. The hardware for assembly and rendering is a Quad-Core Xeon Mac Pro with 10GB of RAM.
Thank you for your consideration. Have a nice day.
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