For those who don’t know me, Hey there, hows it going? I’m Kevin Hanna (frogchildren) I directed the animated steam-punk feature film, “The Clockwork Girl” based on the graphic novel by the same name that I co-created with Sean O’Reilly.
It airs on television Jan 12th and It stars the great Jesse McCartney, Jeffrey Tambor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Brad Garrett, and Alexa Vega as the Clockwork Girl. details here:
According to IMDB, I’m “… the first American comic creator to direct the (film) adaption of his own graphic novel [28 May 2010]”, and you know the internet is never wrong. Here’s the synopsis of the film:
“A nameless robot girl has recently been given the gift of life from her creator, while exploring the wonders of an ordinary world she meets an amazing mutant boy and they share a friendship that must overcome their warring families. “
It’s been an uphill battle, we’re a smaller independent production trying to play with the big boys, and it’s been a challenge every step of the way, we endured bear attacks, Hell’s Angles and bad storms making our computers wash away.
This whole film has been a labor of love. We did a ton of the pre-production before any funding ever came in. We’ve been all pushing further to make the film better, going above and beyond. I’m going to use this space here to highlight the artists, art, actors and techniques that have gone into making this film, and break it up by the usual bloggeries of old stories, rants and reviews. I’ll even show how it ended up on an episode of Supernatural. Sound like a plan?
To kick things off, here is a brief evolution of the the Corvax, the evil soldiers from “The Clockwork Girl”:
My original rough concept:
Fleshed out by Concept Lead Barnaby Ward:
Brought to life by Character Modeler Charlie Baker:
And finally how they appear in the final film:
And that’s it for today, I have an early day of shots to review, edits to approve, models to critique, and maybe if the day goes well, food.
An amazing team of incredible artists killed themselves to made this happen, so please share this where you can. Thank you everyone!
Any questions, or comments, hit me up.
Be seeing you around, – kevin