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Podcast – Making Independent Animated Features

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In the fourth episode of Independent Animation, our companion podcast series to the Skwigly tie-in book Independent Animation: Developing, Producing and Distributing Your Animated Films (Taylor & Francis/CRC Press), we explore the daunting world of taking on feature-length indie animation with several auteurs who’ve taken the plunge. Building on the book’s explorations of major case studies including well-established artists such as Bill Plympton, Signe Baumane and Nina Paley, in this podcast we meet several relative newcomers in the animation world to learn more about the challenges they faced when both taking on and releasing such mammoth endeavours without a pre-existing fanbase or substantial crew. These include:

Joel Benjamin, director of Where It Floods

Nicholas De Fina, director of LeSeurdmin

and Dan Ekis, director of Grey Island.

Also in this episode we speak with Natasha Price of Engine House, a Cornwall-based studio who are embarking on their own indie feature Back From The Dead Red thanks to the support of blockchain entertainment studio SingularDTV.

Stream below or direct download:

Presented, edited and produced by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell

Independent Animation: Developing, Producing and Distributing Your Animated Films is available to buy now from Taylor & Francis/CRC Press

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