Tonight I am showing a work-in-progress clip from Boxer Story at the Alamo Drafthouse on Anderson Lane in Austin as a part of the Dionysium variety show— starting at 7pm.The Dionysium usually sells out, so get your tickets now!
We’ve come so far on this kickstarter campaign— it would be a shame to get this far and fall short. Spread the word and let’s push this over the top! And, again, big thanks to those who have contributed!
The kickstarter campaign for Boxer Story has ONE WEEK LEFT and we are 80% of the way to our funding goal. Many, many thanks to those of you who have already contributed on the site. Please spread the word to anyone else you think might be interested in being a part of this. Here’s the link…
Boxer Story is a 20-minute animated film about an up-and-coming boxer in 1970’s New Orleans. It’s a film I’ve been wanting to make for several year now.
For anyone out there unfamiliar with how kickstarter works… Kickstarter.com is a site that provides independent creators with a way to raise cash for their projects by offering little incentives (like movie posters, copies of the soundtrack, etc.) to people who contribute money. But the campaign only lasts for 30 days and it’s all or nothing funding— which means if you don’t raise your funding goal amount in the alotted time, you get nothing. Again, Boxer Story is 80% funded with one week left. WE CAN DO THIS!
They guys as Spill.com had me in as a guest on their podcast this week. If you’re looking for something fun to listen to, here it is.
And, by the way, last night we crossed over the halfway mark on the kickstarter campaign. This crazy idea might just work! Keep posting and reposting the link so we can cross that finish line! Every little bit helps!
My name is Lance Myers and I am a professional animator. This blog will chronicle my attempt to create my longest, most ambitious independently created animated short, Boxer Story. Watch me struggle to make this movie idea become a reality, finally.
More about me, if you’re interested… I have over fifteen years of experience as an artist in the gaming and feature film industries. My work can be seen in five major motion pictures (Warner Brothers’ Space Jam, Prince of Egypt, Quest For Camelot, FOX Animation’s Anastasia, and Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly) and over eighteen shipped video game titles. I have written and directed twelve award-winning animated short films, many of which have found global distribution. My eight-part animated web series, The Ted Zone, sold to Turner Broadcasting and premiered on the Adult Swim website in 2007. My films have shown in over twenty-five world-wide film festivals, including South By Southwest, the USA Film Festival, and Spike And Mike’s Sick and Twisted Animation Festival, as well as on screens at the Director’s Guild Theatre in Los Angeles, the Jones Center in Austin, Texas, and the Museum of Fine Art in Houston.