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Dutch Film Fund deadline day

on September 23rd, 2009, by Ton

fundpart2Hey folks… wondering why we are so silent? Today was the deadline for submitting proposals for getting funding by the Dutch Film Fund – who already supported us with a nice amount for the story development phase. It meant a lot of discussions, writing, reviews, turning ideas up and down, making concept art, and that kind of stuff. And not to forget filling in the forms, make a booklet, and – oh dear – translate everything to Dutch! πŸ™‚

On the picture: the desk of the Film Fund, 15 minutes before deadline closure, with 10 copies of the final application, which includes the script, synopsis, logline and title! Just for our fun I’ve blurred the title away for now… we’ll reveal it all on the Blender Conference!


33 Responses to “Dutch Film Fund deadline day”

  1. Sjoerd van kampen Says:

    WHY!!!! why! why is the title blurred!!!!

  2. Wahooney Says:

    So that no-one will know the title is: Ms Girl and Mister Dragon’s Wonderful Adventure! In 1-D!!!

  3. Lasse R. Bruntse Says:

    Wow, thats a big step! can’t you sell the application as an extra gadge when the movie is released? I looks pretty cool. πŸ˜€

  4. Dark Star Says:

    So durian got the Funds πŸ˜€ ?

    Btw where do you see the title in the image ?

  5. Sly Says:

    Oh my ! Hope that you will share some of the concept art with us in the next couple of days ! Can’t wait to read some more news !

  6. steven Says:

    the story will be big with the fires ambiances !!

    Good continuation.

  7. staticfloat Says:

    Man, I LOVE your concept art, guys! Sometime, when you’re not so busy and you want to dump some content on us fans, you should upload bunches of concept art drawings to here in a gallery. I already have quite a few durian images set in my background rotation. πŸ˜›

  8. VinΓ­cius Kran Says:

    Can we see the conceps?…:)
    Good Job!

  9. nawabz Says:

    hm i wonder what it could really be…

    something on the lines of… i dunno say:

    Adventures of Adonis and the Dragon Key.
    organic inferno
    Brand Fuego

  10. kram1032 Says:

    Very nice πŸ˜€
    Nice blurry title. It cerainly says #@ß’*~%+Β§ – fatal Error 789: Word could not be decoded correctly

    Did I read right?

  11. TobiasDN Says:

    When are we going to see the progress on that first sequence?
    Script, storyboards and concept art for that sequence also count πŸ™‚

    I hope I don’t sound too impatient, but it really would be great to
    get to see the first steps of the project too.

  12. Colin Says:

    @TobiasDN – True, true! I’ll have to talk to Ton about releasing “the first minute” of the script– but you make a good point! More is coming, I assure you. πŸ™‚

  13. DrD Says:

    Come on… show us something!!! I thought this was supposed to be an Open movie!! πŸ™‚

  14. bunny Says:

    @Colin – Oh boy! I can’t wait!

  15. Watakach Says:

    Coool πŸ™‚

    I realy can’t wait to see more πŸ™‚


  16. Ben Dansie Says:

    Sorry team, couldn’t hold it in! The title of the film is:

    “Badassery II: Revenge of the Aquatic Ninja Monkeys”


  17. Grafixsuz Says:


    @DrD, TobiasDN. Can’t you just be patient a little longer. I mean they have just been working their butt off to get the funding they need, which is probably not decided whether or not they did. Let’s hope they did. In any case patience is a virtue we all need to cultivate. You should try it some day.

    @Ton and Colin, my hat’s off to you guys for getting it all done. 15minutes prior to deadline the scripts are still on the table (‘ :o’)

  18. Satish 'iluvblender' Goda Says:

    Nice going Team Durian.

  19. d Says:

    “Do Not Feed The Dragon”?

  20. Ovidiu Says:

    well, regarding the title… I bet it was in dutch anyway :))
    Good job guys, and good luck!

  21. rogper Says:

    15 minutes! :O
    Wasn’t that dangerous? πŸ™‚

    Best script cover I ever seen… :”) …and good blurring btw πŸ˜‰

  22. Hubberthus Says:

    “Big Buck Dragons Dream”? πŸ™‚

  23. Dusty Says:

    I hope it makes a difference to the project funds!

  24. Spencer Dupre` Says:

    I second the motion near the top that this tantalizing application be released as a product when all is said and done!

  25. Hoxolotl Says:

    Wait a minute! that’s not a dragon, that’s a wyrm!

    Stop mixing your hypogriff with your griffons will you!

    Hmmz, the note on the table sais “heavy”.

    Mandatory encouragements:
    GO team Durian!… I wonder if they’ll mind if I send them a basket of Durians to the studio?

  26. TobiasDN Says:

    I’m completely patient :-), I didn’t in any way demand that it had to be “NOW!!!”. I realize that the team is busy and I’m sorry if that wasn’t clear.

    We are simply showing interest in the project, and reminding the team that we would be delighted to see some of their progress, when they have the time.

  27. soenke maeter Says:

    OOohh, Ben you spoiled everthing πŸ˜€
    Monkey Powa!!

  28. DrD Says:

    The real title is “How I lost my hand, or Dragons Do’s & Don’ts”

  29. liser Says:

    You deserve those funds!!!!

    btw, share some concept or something.

    oh!!! I can’t wait!!!!!!!!

  30. SeanJM Says:

    Message to David Revoy, check out Portnov’s Wiki for MyPaint–we need your comments/opinion on the UI when ever you have time–sooner the better πŸ˜‰

    You are the best David!

    Book looks nice BTW. Was MyPaint used?

  31. Johnell Says:

    Has any one seen the movie “Dragon Hunters”? That movie would definitely be good reference while animating. Man, this whole process of Durian is very inspiring. I can’t wait to see this in 3D World Magazine like Big Buck Bunny, or as I like to call it. “Enter the Bunny”.

  32. Q Says:

    If we fill up the rest of that meter with DvD sales by October 1st will you reveal the name πŸ˜›

  33. PapaSmurf Says:

    So now you must fight the temptation to rewrite the script one more time, just to make it that much better πŸ™‚ Congratulations. And 15 minutes – I’m glad you didn’t get a flat on your bicycle!