Friday, December 25, 2015

Regarding a Stop-Motion Feature

From the L.A. Times:

How Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' blossomed into a darkly original animation

Inside Starburns Industries, a castle-shaped warehouse on Isabel Street in Burbank, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson were peering over a miniature movie set at their star, a distinguished, melancholy-looking puppet named Michael.

"It makes me sad, because he doesn't really exist," Kaufman said, stuffing his hands into his pockets as Johnson carried over a set of Michael's tiny martini glasses, each with a twist of lemon in it smaller than a fingernail. ...

It's always nice when a small, independent film gets traction. Even nicer that the feature is animated.

This was done at Starburns Industries in the eas San Fernando Valley; hopefully the crew was decently paid ... or will get bonuses if the movie hits.


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