Hello There Zed-ites!
The opening of this film has been, by far, the most difficult part to crack. Trying to find a balance between what rich and rewarding versus confusing.
The film has a big backstory. Initially, I told this with a narrator over stained glass (this is what was in the screening in April.) But, I just wasn't happy with it; I wanted you guys to be there when it happened!
Of course, the reason it was originally done with stained glass was it is a big story!
The good news is, our new intro is 90% done. It's a really fun way to start the film that puts you with the Ivan the Yellow as he trades the lives of his descendants for his own. (What a terrible thing to do!)
But the question is: Who does Ivan the Yellow make the trade with? Well, there's a big hint above! Bringing Velnius to life was a whole new challenge and a whole lot of fun. I'm not going to spoil his look just yet.
More good stuff to come! Thanks so much for your patience and support.