My friend, Drew Roper, has an incredible short film project up on kickstarter. I am very proud to call him a friend as I don't think I know anyone that has worked so hard and put the time, blood, sweat and tears into getting where they want to be in life. Drew is most definitely one of a kind!
Late last year I had the greatest privilege to help him on this project, it was only for a couple of days and it was more Drew doing me a favour and letting me loiter around his studio and do a little bit of sculpting and drink coffee. Even then you could see just how amazing this project was going to be.
A year later and things have developed in to something that has far surpassed what I thought could be possible in the heart of my home town in Birmingham. People really need to see what he's doing!!
"From Yamination Studios, an animated short film uniquely combining stop-motion, 2D and CG animation. How? With an innocent sneeze.
Yamination is the hub of multi-award winning stop-motion/frame animator, Drew Roper. ‘At-issue’ is his brand new short film about Bartholomew, an unemployed lovable puppet, and his audition for the dream job – acting. But when a bizarre affliction strikes, he grasps that unless he can learn to be himself, his dream won’t be realised."
With a crew of incredibly fine chaps and chappette's, Drew is getting closer to finishing 'At Issue"
It's in the final week and even though it has hit the funding target he still needs your help to make it even better!!!
Here is the link to the kickstarter page. See all of the information and back 'At Issue' http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yaminationstudios/at-issue-a-short-film-from-drew-roper
Also be sure to drop by on facebook and give it a 'Like" https://www.facebook.com/Yamination
Please help in anyway possible, whether its backing the project or just simply passing it on and sharing to your friends, colleagues or family
Check out this amazing sneak peak to see just how awesome this really is!
"At-issue" Audition Arrival Sequence from Drew Roper on Vimeo.
If you are in the UK you can click here to watch a fantastic video about Drew and 'At Issue'
Oh and for all of you puppet making nerds, like me, here's a great video!
GOOOOOOOOOOOO now and see the awesomness!!!