Welcome to the family
I wanted to take a moment to share some Troll Bridge news with you all. While work on completing the film continues every day, there have been some exciting developments behind the scenes that I now get to bring to you.
We have been fortunate from the very start of this film, to have received continued and warm support from the late Sir Terry Pratchett. Terry was excited to see what fans could do with this story and screening the Work In Progress version to him in October of last year is one of the high points of the project for many of the cast & crew. Since he passed away, we’ve continued to have positive conversations with his management, sometimes face to face and sometimes by the magic of the internet.
As a result of these ongoing conversations we are exceptionally pleased to announce here that Rob Wilkins, who is known to the Discworld community for his years of work at Terry’s side and as one of the owners of Narrativia, has recently signed on as an Executive Producer for Troll Bridge. Rob brings with him his amazingly deep knowledge of Discworld and contacts in every corner of the fan and creative community. Daniel and I caught up with him in Melbourne a few days ago and Rob was already bringing some ideas to the table which can only help make the film better. It was pretty cool to be honest.
Just so we are clear, this doesn’t change how the film is being run in anyway. It’s still a fan film and it will still be released to the fans and backer as per Terry’s wishes. But what it does do is give us the support and confidence to push hard and deliver a film that will sit proudly alongside other productions of Discworld lore.
Rob made it clear that Troll Bridge is an important part of what is happening in Discworld right now. It’s up to Dan and I to deliver on that promise and we’re working hard to make that happen.
Speaking of which, post production on the film is still tracking well and we are seeing new content arrive literally every day. An idea we had to be a bit more transparent, was to hold a public online conference(video/screen-share) and show some of the VFX pipeline, the work going on and the people doing it. Time Zones could be a challenge, but if there is interest in this please let us know in the Kickstarter comments and we’ll take it up.
For me now it’s back to work. I have roto to follow up and a texture artist to chase down. Wishing you all the best,
Producer |Snowgum Films