There's been a lot going on at Epoch over the last few years, but our biggest "news" has been the establishment of our long-term partnership with Tripod Entertainment. We have partnered with them to create, develop, fund and produce a series of animated and live action features and TV series, beginning with "War of the Worlds: Goliath".
“War of the Worlds: Goliath” is an 85 minute animated, steampunk war movie. Produced in a fusion of 2D and CG animation, it is due for release in stereoscopic 3D, beginning in August of 2012. We have a full page on our site dedicated to the movie. Check it out.
We have also produced an animated pilot for Gregg Davidson’s lovely kid’s property, “Zoorocco”. An action/adventure comedy set on an alien zoo planet, Zoorocco features Gregg’s unique character and background designs and sense of quirky adventure. We are currently prepping Zoorocco for full series production.
In addition, we’ve been busy doing various shorts, commercials, trailers and music videos for a variety of clients.
For Microsoft Entertainment’s launch of their Zune digital media player we produced the edgy and whimsical Meltdown music video with ad agency, “72 and Sunny”. Meltdown tells the story of two desert cobras and their mutual obsession with a large and tasty ice cream cone. They must learn to overcome their natural enmity and share the cone, or risk losing it all.
Working with designer, Young Yoon Gi, and Sun Min Animation in Seoul we created a stark desert landscape, complete with a merciless burning overhead sun, edgy cobras, and a very appealing ice cream cone (the snakes certainly think so).
For the Filmmaster Group and the Hogan brand of clothing and accessories, we produced “The Cartoon”, which is the story of three attractive women artists, living in L.A., Ibiza and London. Who all converge on a party/rave at one of the stylish compound of one of the women on Ibiza.
To capture the “bling” and edge of these beautiful fashionistas we used a graceful and slightly elongated anime style for the humans and a loose, glossy, “Syd Mead” approach for the background design.
And, of course, we featured a record number of highly detailed and accurate props and models for the many, many Hogan fashion items—coats, jackets, purses and shoes— which our lovely lead ladies and their boy toys wore and carried with them.