Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Our New Composer

BHB has a new composer DOMINIC HALPIN, welcome Dom.

I first met Dom back in 2000 at Sydney's Marble Bar. He specializes in swing and rockabilly and is very cool. His musical talents far exceed doing covers and has written lots of original music.

It's easy to confuse the stuff we spoke about after his shows for Jack Daniels infused booze addled nonsense but from day one we've spoken off and on about collaborating. I'm proud to say that that day has finally come and circumstances have led me back to him.

I can't wait to hear what he comes up with. Especially since strictly western is not what I'm after.

To find out more about Dom and his work or hear/see his band play check out the link below:

Campaign Launched

After months of prep work I've finally launched the Indiegogo campaign to raise $10 000 in funds to finish the modelling and texturing of BOUNTY HUNTER BUNNY. Hopefully with a little left over to get the rigging done.

But, first things first, here's the link:

Please take a look, watch the animatic and give it some thought, along with the perks any contribution will be greatly appreciated.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Almost there.

I've been working on it for a while but the Indiegogo campaign is almost ready to go, hopefully in the next two weeks. The animatic is up on Youtube which will only be accessible via the link on the campaign.

It's kind of nerve wracking to show the animatic, it's so raw. A lot of people who will view it may not realize that it is far from the finished product. Those who have seen it have been favorable in their response so far which fills me with confidence. It's always hard when you're close to a project to be objective, there's always a point you doubt your own decisions.

$10 000 sounds like a lot to be trying to raise, but then I've spent almost $25 000 of my own money on modelling, having mattes painted and sound mixing for the animatic. Of course I also took the trouble to register a trade mark.

Seems to be a tough journey trying to get a short film with obviously commercial goals in mind done this way. I've been asked why not try and sell it?

There are two reasons for that:

a/the few studio type people who have looked at it liked it but only saw the cute aspect and simply said "Hollywood isn't doing that type of thing anymore, it's too cute."Well too me that means I'm on the right track, who wants to do what everybody else is doing? Besides did anyone read what type of project I have in mind? NO.  The look is just a way through the door.

b/ I've become convinced that trying to own your work as far into the development process if not beyond is the best way to get your vision up on screen and not somebody elses. Of course there's the plus side of greater financial reward if it takes off.

For now, I just want to make the film and have fun doing it. It's slow moving, working to pay the bills and using what spare cash is available to take steps forward, but I'm very thankful to those people who have volunteered their own time to the cause and look forward to sharing what the future brings with them.