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TROLL BRIDGE is a cinematic DISCWORLD adaptation of the short story by Terry Pratchett.
TROLL BRIDGE is a cinematic DISCWORLD adaptation of the short story by Terry Pratchett.
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Posted by Snowgum Films (Creator)

Hello everyone,

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,

Ahren Morris
Producer |Snowgum Films

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    1. Snowgum Films Creator on

      Merry Christmas Lauren!

      This isn't going to be the answer you're looking for, but it may go someway to explaining why we don't offer release dates anymore. At any one time whilst working on this film in post-production, the completion has always felt like it was only six months away. It felt like that six months ago, and it feels like that now. It even felt like that when we first started post three years ago.

      Part of this is because we're working with a completely volunteer team (which can be unreliable as people drop in and drop out - so makes long term planning difficult), but it's also partly because none of us have ever created something this complicated or large before. Many of us are learning whilst sprinting forward blindly over hurdles we didn't even know existed.

      Every single completion date we have offered in the past, we have been unable to keep due to these hurdles. If only to save our own embarrassment for missing them, it's honestly best we don't offer them at all.

    2. Lauren Kramer

      Just wondering if you have any general idea of a time frame when the film might be done? Even a year frame would be nice.

    3. Sally Koetsveld on

      Waaaahhhhh. Rob was here in Melbourne? Excellent news that he has joined the team.

    4. Ahren Morris on

      Hmmm....think I'm seeing a consensus here.

    5. Jeremie Lariviere

      Great news, and thanks for the update!

    6. Louise Sparrow on

      Great news!

      And yes, definitely interested in the conference, or seeing a play back as others said.

    7. Marcin W. Dąbrowski

      Oh yes, please – a show of the VFX pipeline sounds interesting. :)

    8. Robin Baker on

      Great news having Rob on board. As to the public conference, well I work night shift, it's always 5 o'clock somewhere, and perhaps it could be preserved for future access by those who could not participate live.

    9. Natalie Wainwright

      Sounds great! And yes, yes, there's interest in your public conference idea! I'm often up till 1 am in Chicago anyway, so why not 2 or 3?

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      Walter Hoock on

      There. Is . An. Interest.
      An. Interest. There. Is.
      Any other combination would be silly but you get the point I suppose ������

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      Tim on

      Yes! Definitely interested in seeing how things are going, and what the process looks like. As for timezones - you'll never catch everyone. Maybe record and have available? Or you could run multiple sessions, but that gets rough on people doing it.