I am doing a little producing again, and launching a Kickstarter project for my friend's directorial debut as well as the album premiere of the band we're working with. I met Tony and Stef several years ago when I helped produce a video about a cat in a hot tub! (It turns out that I'd actually met Tony while we both worked on Coraline as well.) They have a studio called Belly & Bones, and I love their work almost as much as their wonderful personalities! I'm honored to help these guys produce Tony's directorial debut, which Stef will art direct. It will be mostly animated, with an amazing puppet these guys have already developed for this dark and lovely song about destroying the past and guiltily building a future.
And, to make matters even more awesome, the work we'll be doing is with and for a really great Portland band called Scrimshander! Andy and Peter make up the band, and they are also very delightful people who make great work. (They are the duo behind former band Bark, Hide and Horn.) I'm thrilled to be working with them. When they said they'd be producing their debut album, on vinyl no less, I thought it would be awesome for all of us to pool resources and make this Kickstarter campaign together for both the video and album.
If you pledge to the project, we'll reward you with great music, art, and a host of funny updates and surprises, as well as our undying gratitude and affection!
But the awesomest way you can help is to help get the word out! Tell your friends.Tell fans of music and traditional animation. Word of mouth is the best way for us to get funded, and sharing this project makes a difference that I appreciate immensely!
Here's some links:
Kickstarter Project: http://www.kickstarter.com/
projects/1096284798/ scrimshander-debut-album-and- music-video-by-belly
More about the band: https://www.facebook.com/Belly & Bones: https://www.facebook.com/