Guess who these belong to?
Matt Todd, David Arnold, Kirby Stafford, Blythe Sheene, Kristie Martin, Kolton Winfield, Aram Martin, Kyle Lange, and Evona Stafford.
This is the haul thus far for Bizarnival: three film fests, three awards. I don't say that to toot our horns. I say it because we've been shocked at the response this little short film has gotten. A film that we hammered out and shot in a day and a half. So, what made it a success? Was it a flawless narrative and carefully crafted concept? Definitely not. I mean, 15% of it is just a wink at people who've watched Cannonball. Nonetheless, Bizarnival has grabbed a lot of people. They sit and smile at it in the festival theaters. Why? It's because all the people involved put their stamp on it; their own brand of magic. Bizarnival apparently has something for everyone.
For example, the moment the lights came up in Louisville I heard someone say, "That little robot was amazing." And you know what? He is. Matt Todd's Keymaster is just an awesome little guy that never fails to reel people into the story. I gave Matt very little direction on what the Keymaster should look like and yet, what he made couldn't have been more spot-on. Add that to the fact the Keymaster was operational and perfectly pose-able for stop-motion; unbelievable. From there you get the Bomber and the Mime. Aram and Kolton brought those two to life and I can't count the amount of times someone has told me that one or both was their favorite part of the movie. And Blythe and Kristie totally went for it, capping off the craziness in the extremely weird final scene. Of course, David Arnold's music is always incredible and gives our work a tone and energy we could never achieve without him.
Those audience comments and the responses we've gotten have been the reward for me because I couldn't agree with them more. I'm amazed at the work everyone did. Todd and Allen never fail to amaze me on any project we tackle and that was obviously the case once again. This is one of the reasons film is great. Collaboration. It is the truly collaborative art form unlike any other. And we're getting better at that. It takes so many people to get it right. And they can all bring something you never expected to the table and lift the work above what you imagined. That is exactly what happened here. I had no idea all of those pieces would be so great and that's why all the credit goes to the friends and family that made it happen. This is a team effort and I couldn't be happier or luckier to be a part of it.
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Sorry for the lack of updates lately. I'm getting back into the swing of things after some time away. But we have a lot on the way; productions (stuff to watch), stuff that should make Space Cops fans happy, and even a shameless cry for assistance (so look forward to that)!!
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