A new key artwork and an overview of the latest screenplay revision:
Glimpses from another dimension! A short behind-the-scenes clip of our recent short film production:
Since we don’t have a lot to tell right now and we feel bad letting you all wait… Why not show you a glimpse of the script we worked so long and hard on? Here is the first page (it won’t give away anything about the story):
Finally something to announce! Most certainly not what you expected. Let us hear your thoughts.
Sadly we didn’t win the German Animation Screenplay Award, but we’re proud about coming second place. It was a tough competition, our congrats go to screenwriter John Chambers for his third-time win and his “Olchis” project, based on the famous children’s book series by Erhard Dietl.
This award aims to promote outstanding German-language screenplays for feature-length animated films. It is accompanied by 2,500 euros in prize money and will be awarded on April 27th by a jury consisting of members of the German film industry.
You’re certainly wondering why we have participated in a contest for animated films. The answer is: Due to the fantasy elements we indeed can imagine “The Dreamlands” to become a full animated feature or a film with animated sequences. Here in Stuttgart we are surrounded by internationally acclaimed animation and VFX studios. So it definitely makes sense to consider such alternative options.
We see the nomination as a recognition of the screenplay’s quality and as a strong sign regarding the progress this project has made so far.
Hi there! I catched a flu after Berlin, not feeling very well at the moment. But on dream level everything is still looking good. New screenplay raised very positive feedback so far, in Germany as well as abroad.
Next weeks will be dominated by negotiating contracts and agreements. In a way it’s like marrying, so everyone involved needs some time to be sure. We have set ourselves a deadline for May for all of this. Either we find us in a solid production structure till then with a clear path and strategy how to get this film fully funded or we will abandon this time-consuming ‘professional’ approach and go our own ways.
Thanks to everyone for holding on! I wish things would progress more quickly, but unfortunately that’s how the film industry works if you’re not a famous filmmaker yet.
In the meantime, please check out this crazy Lovecraft encyclopedia by a friend of mine which is currently in the making. A must-have for every Lovecraftian collector! Yes, it’s officially endorsed by me, so this means it is definitely possible to summon something by using this tome… (Do mind it’s in German though, the incarnations are hidden and you have to get all pronunciations absolutely right – you don’t want to end up like good ol’ Friedrich Wilhelm von Junzt, do you?)
Anyone 15 million euros to spare? Castello di Sammezzano has been put up to auction!
After visiting our dream location back in October 2014 we came back with the information that we would have to act really quick, since renovation works to turn it into a luxurious hotel would start in spring 2015. But as you all know our strategy and timetable changed fundamentally when we received screenplay funding. Thus, we abandoned the idea to proceed.
Loose contact with the castle’s old administrator broke up during the last year. But now, thanks to a German blogger, we found out what happened: British-Italian investment fond owning the estate has filed bankruptcy and was forced to put it up to auction. First two auctions in autumn failed. Now the price tag has been lowered from 22 to 15 million euros for the third attempt this month.
We will keep our eyes on this.
News from the writer’s room and Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to you all!