Wednesday, March 29, 2006
My Daddy is a short film based upon a book I had published with Harper Collins last year. It's a cautionary tale of one-upmanship, revolving around what happens when you fib about what your parents do for a living! It features Hambel, Helga and Hugo (pictured) and I'm hoping it comes in at about 3-4 minutes in length.
Animation is being done by those lovely boys at Seed Animation. Storyboarding, co-direction, additional animation, music score and knee cymbals are all provided by that one man animation band that goes by the name of Ian Culbard. have I missed anything off there, Ian???
Voices are provided by Kate Harbour (lovely lady, and Wendy from Bob The Builder amongst other infamous childrens TV alter egos) and Tanya Rich (punk rock loving Wolverhampton lass, the voice of "Joe Rigatoni's" with a penchant for sausages and the dubbing of foreign films...). And mighty mighty fine they are too. Animation is supposed to start today, after some delays in production. We had originally envisaged the film being completed in time for the Red Stick Animation Festival in Louisiana next month (follow link) but that aint gonna happen. instead, we'll finish this when we finish this.
I'll update development work on here as we trundle giddily through production. Morgan (Seed) and I did the long road from the North East to the South West yesterday, from Middlesbrough to Somerset to capture our characters' voices. We found them frollicking merrily down a country lane on the outskirts of Bath. I suspect they'd been drinking fizzy booze as they were quite easy to catch in our butterfly nets...