Saturday, August 19, 2006

TMNT Fan Film in Claymation!

Claymation TMNT Fan-film!
Just got this from a couple of hardcore fans making their own claymation TMNT fan film:

Hello there, Mikey, I was just wanting to tell you about a Turtles fan film that I, Jared Ward and my friend, Brandon Gay are making. We call it, TMNT: The Other Strangeness. The name is of course inspired by that old role-playing book, but it also has quite a bit to do with the movie's story. It focuses on the first 5 issues or so of TMNT Volume 1, and recounts how the Turtles found out that they weren't the only "strangeness" in the world.

It will be very dark and moody, and a very exciting departure from the typical Turtles presentation, this version focusing on the quirkiness and oddity of those first Turtles comic, thus our title. Also, claymation, we felt, was a medium that would be perfect to tell this story in, and seeing as we're college students with little budget to work with, clay and paint, with a little computer wizardry is the perfect way to apply talent and not riches.

There are going to be all sorts of exciting updates and reveals about our little independent film in time, but also be aware that the movie, especially since it's claymation, will be a long process tha twe are only beginning. What we do have is the maquette we created of Leonardo that we're very proud of, and would love to share with you and your readers, as well as our progress on this exciting journey.

So with that in mind, we have created an official blog for the film, and there in the photos section, you can see exactly what we're talking about. I have already sent a similar e-mail to the official Turtles site, but to no avail, it could be that they haven't got around to making sure they can post independent, non Mirage licensing news, or they're not taking us seriously.

After my co-director, Brandon, suggested your site, and I visited, I could tell that I should've sent you the news in the first place, the home of the Fan's TMNT, not the studio's.

So with that in mind, I ask you pass along this link to your readers, if you have any questions, feel free to email me.

God bless you and yours, Jared Ward and Brandon Gay

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