"Really B-Movie!" (The Animated Short)
"Really B-Movie!" (The Animated Short)
Public domain sci-fi movies and TV quality animation combine to form "Really B-Movie!" (The Animated Short)
Public domain sci-fi movies and TV quality animation combine to form "Really B-Movie!" (The Animated Short) Read more
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
What do you get when you combine a classic public domain sci-fi film with television quality animation? If you’re answer was the worst tasting sandwich ever constructed…well yes, because you can’t eat a short film! (We’ve tried, no bueno!) Inspired by the classic 90’s TV series “Mystery Science Theatre 3000” and the cartoon exploits of “Archer” and “The Venture Brothers”, comes the new animated comedy from writer/director Jasin Sloan. “Really B-Movie!” brings together the camp and cheese of 1950’s sci-fi, (based on the 1959 classic, "Night of the Blood Beast") with the egotistical, self-entitled, infighting of an all cartoon cast. "Really B-Movie!" promises to be the greatest cinematic "Frankenstein" experiment since Will Ferrell's career! (Will, if you're reading this, no offense. We loved you in "Anchorman".)
ABOUT THE CAST:
Curt Clendenin as “Dirk Malone” – Beginning his acting career at the tender age of 6 as an orphan in the immortal comedy classic, “The Blues Brothers”, Curt has gone on to regularly guest star on such shows as “Gilmore Girls”, “Scrubs”, and currently stars in the sci-fi action thriller, “Max Neptune and the Menacing Squid”.
Carlos Larkin as “Professor Waxington” - You may not know the name, but if you’ve played “World of Warcraft” in the last 10 years you most certainly know the voice. From the new Lich King and The Headless Horseman in “Warcraft”, to a zombie in the film “George: A Zombie Intervention”, look for Carlos as hardcore hit man in the forthcoming film “Suspicion”.
Layton Matthews as “General Principle” - Growing up making 8mm films in the small community of Tennessee Colony, Texas, Layton left home at age 21 to attend The University of Arizona, where he studied theatre arts and film. He now resides in Los Angeles where he continues to follow a budding filmmaking career. His latest film, “The Wanderers”, is currently making the major film festival rounds.
Lauren Michaels as “Jenna Knockersworth” - Noted as one of the world’s greatest huggers, Lauren can be heard Monday thru Friday, 6AM to 10AM, as a member of “Chet Buchanan and the Morning Zoo” on 98.5 KLUC Las Vegas. “Really B-Movie!” marks her first foray into the animated voiceover realm.
Tyrel Ventura as "Dr. Tikiforaheadwithafez" – A highly talented filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA and Mexico; Most recently Tyrel can be seen in the Layton Matthews film, “The Wanderers”, which is currently making the major film festival rounds.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS:
Jasin Sloan (Writer/Director) - Having completed his first animated film at age 8, and earning his first internship at the age of 13, Jasin has been a member of the animation community nearly all his life. A film/art major out of Los Angeles Pierce College, Jasin's credits include "Batman Beyond", "Baby Looney Tunes", "The Justice League", "Major Damage", "Spider Man", and many more.
Brandon Alexander (Co-Writer/Producer) - Having moved to Los Angeles on a dare at the young age of 17, Brandon got a quick start in the entertainment industry. A well noted freelance ghostwriter, script doctor, and an interim writer for the sketch comedy show "Mad TV", Brandon is also a frequent onstage performer in the improv/sketch comedy circuit in both Los Angeles and New York.
Andy Smith (Producer) - A graduate of Columbia College, and a veteran of the animation industry, Andy's credits include; "Up", "King of the Hill", "Madagascar", "Shrek 2", "Pirates of the Caribbean, 1-4", and many more. A gifted writer and artist as well, Andy's countless hours leading the charge behind the camera make him the driving force behind every project he delves into.
Ryan Brawders (Composer) – A graduate out Cal State Northridge with a degree in film scoring, Ryan has been playing and writing music since the age of 13. An accomplished musician all around, with a number of producing stints under his wings, “Really B-Movie!” marks Ryan’s first animated film score.
WHY KICKSTARTER, AND WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?:
Though animation can be
relatively inexpensive to produce, if done with quality it can be very costly. This is especially
the case for independent animated filmmakers looking to stand out among the pack. Obtaining financial backers and/or
striking production deals with outside sources can take a great concept and
turn it into a watered down shell of what could have been.
That is where Kickstarter, and hopefully YOU come in! With our small crew on standby and final storyboard ready for production, we find ourselves short one key element; funding. Sadly, animators, rendering farms, and post-production houses no longer accept hugs and high-fives as compensation. And with the I.O.U. not quite the heralded practice it once was in satisfying a hard working crew, your help, in exchange for some awesome “Really B-Movie!” related swag, will help to make this project a fully realized success.
If you’re still with me having read through all the above, I thank you. If you’re still with me, read all the above and plan to scroll back up to click “donate”, I worship you. If you’re still with me, read all the above, click “donate” AND encourage your friends to do the same, I idolize you. I look forward to putting in the hard work it will take to deliver to you the best possible final film that I can, and thank you for taking the time to check out "Really B-Movie!".
We're participating in the Kick It Forward program. Learn more by clicking on the link. We solemnly pledge 5% of the profits from the finished product back to the Kickstarter community to help fund other people's dreams.
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