Yes, it’s about time! The third open movie project had been lined up to start much sooner, but more urgent work (Blender 2.5 coding) forced it into the future. After all, it’s the purpose of the team here in Amsterdam to test and improve the 2.5x versions significantly!
Now we intend to start up September 1, delivering a result around March/April 2010.
Durian is an Asian fruit, ugly and smelly but delicious. That’s a perfect code name for a movie project aimed at adolescents mostly; with an epic fantasy theme with lots of action, monsters and a girl hero!
As usual, there’s been a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure we have a realistic target, and good outlook on getting additional financing. Only then I appoint a small core team to help me further defining this project. I’m very happy to be able to announce these three great artists who will help out:
- Martin Lodewijk, godfather of Dutch comics, for script
- Colin Levy, Blender artist and filmer, director
- David Revoy, Blender artist and illustrator, concept art
(Check the portfolios on the about page)
We will also need everyone’s help to support this project. Once the full team is known a DVD pre-sale will start, providing us with the essential basic funding to give the team a good and warm welcome to start working in Amsterdam.
It’s time now to polish your portfolios! We expect to have sufficient budget to have four to six additional artists and two or three developers work here for a period of 6-8 months. Deadline for submission is June 10.
Visit this page to read more about what we look for, and what we can offer to people who join us.
We will also welcome help online, an announcement for this will be posted later, when the project actually has started.
I’m very excited about this project, it’ll be plain fun to do, and right on spot to help Blender (2.5) to the next level!