Production Blog for THE ANIMALS, a short film about obsession, nature, and the doppengänger.
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MAUDE: Are there animals here? They told me there weren’t animals here.
SILAS: Who told you that? There are snipes. In the ravine. I hunt them.
MAUDE: Snipes? Is that a real thing?

MAUDE: Are there animals here? They told me there weren’t animals here.

SILAS: Who told you that? There are snipes. In the ravine. I hunt them.

MAUDE: Snipes? Is that a real thing?

According to the Harvard Business Review:

There’s little correlation between a group’s collective intelligence and the IQs of its individual members. But if a group includes more women, its collective intelligence rises.

HEY HEY! It just so happens our Production Team is made up entirely of W-O-M-E-N! It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s world out here in LaLaLand, very rarely will you find a film whose Producer, Director, Writer, and Art Department heads are all ladies, if even one! But this ain’t no girls’ club: our AD, Sound, and Camera Departments are all men, as well as three of the actors in the film (though the protagonist is a woman). We’re boasting a diverse team of talented individuals, with *significantly* more women than usual. WE WIN!

According to the Harvard Business Review:

There’s little correlation between a group’s collective intelligence and the IQs of its individual members. But if a group includes more women, its collective intelligence rises.

HEY HEY! It just so happens our Production Team is made up entirely of W-O-M-E-N! It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s world out here in LaLaLand, very rarely will you find a film whose Producer, Director, Writer, and Art Department heads are all ladies, if even one! But this ain’t no girls’ club: our AD, Sound, and Camera Departments are all men, as well as three of the actors in the film (though the protagonist is a woman). We’re boasting a diverse team of talented individuals, with *significantly* more women than usual. WE WIN!

In the film, the TWINS tell MAUDE there are no animals in the forest. She asks SILAS if this is true. “There are snipes,” he explains. He takes her snipe hunting in the ravine where they wear protective suits with facemasks. 

These images are from Costume Designer Abby Walton’s tear sheets as inspiration for the snipe suits she is creating for the hunting scene. 

HOLY MOLY! We’re already 18% of the way there! But we still have 82% more to go, and 18 days to make the goal! Please share and repost our Kickstarter video and consider donating even just $1 to show your support! ♥

HOLY MOLY! We’re already 18% of the way there! But we still have 82% more to go, and 18 days to make the goal! Please share and repost our Kickstarter video and consider donating even just $1 to show your support! 

The other evening, Production Designer Meredith Ries splat and grilled a whole chicken for dinner so she could save the bones for her set design! SUSTAINABLE DESIGN.

The other evening, Production Designer Meredith Ries splat and grilled a whole chicken for dinner so she could save the bones for her set design! SUSTAINABLE DESIGN.

We’re very excited to welcome Chase McGuire to The Animals. Chase will be playing the role of SILAS in the film, the young forest groundskeeper who is missing a hand. Stay tuned to see how we transform this two-handed actor into a one-handed actor without actually cutting it off! ;)

We’re very excited to welcome Chase McGuire to The Animals. Chase will be playing the role of SILAS in the film, the young forest groundskeeper who is missing a hand. Stay tuned to see how we transform this two-handed actor into a one-handed actor without actually cutting it off! ;)

Strange fruit discovered at the HMS Possibility, where Production and Costume Designers Meredith and Abby have made their temporary Art Department Headquarters before relocating to Topanga on Thursday. 

Strange fruit discovered at the HMS Possibility, where Production and Costume Designers Meredith and Abby have made their temporary Art Department Headquarters before relocating to Topanga on Thursday. 

Just a little something to let you all know we’re all hard at work preparing for next week’s shoot. This video gives quick peek into our production and costume designers’ ideas and process for the film. WARNING: Cabbage print fabric!

Gosh, thanks Vimeo for all the LOVE! ♥ ♥ ♥ 
vimeo:

Feeling philanthropic? Check out Vimeo’s Angeline Gragasin’s Kickstarter project! She makes amazingly beautiful videos. She’s asking for donations to complete her film, The Animals.

This project brings together an amazing group of creative minds, all of whom are dedicated explorers in art and life. This is an opportunity for us to begin a lifelong journey together as filmmakers, to take risks, and to reinvent our world.

Visit Vimeo’s curated Kickstarter page to see more!

Gosh, thanks Vimeo for all the LOVE! ♥ ♥ ♥ 

vimeo:

Feeling philanthropic? Check out Vimeo’s Angeline Gragasin’s Kickstarter project! She makes amazingly beautiful videos. She’s asking for donations to complete her film, The Animals.

This project brings together an amazing group of creative minds, all of whom are dedicated explorers in art and life. This is an opportunity for us to begin a lifelong journey together as filmmakers, to take risks, and to reinvent our world.

Visit Vimeo’s curated Kickstarter page to see more!

Hello Internet! We’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise production funds for The Animals. If you like what you see, please show your support and become a backer for as little as $1. Every little bit helps!