Welcome to Thorvald!

Sometimes, the process of making a stop motion animated film is a bit like being locked in a deadly struggle with a fearsome sea serpent, only to look into its face and recognize yourself. This blog is for anyone who has battled a 12-inch tall monster of their own and discovered a worthy adversary and a beautiful friendship.

Welcome to my lair. Visit my monsters and tell me about yours.

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

The Burglar With the Yellow Hand Needs Your Help!

Less than 2 weeks left on the Burglar With the Yellow Hand indiegogo campaign! We have raised $100 so far, but we really hope to scrape together some more funds at the last minute. Visit the campaign to check out some of our perks, and remember - this is a small film and any contribution will make a difference! Help a burglar learn a lesson about the true value of art and the dire consequences of selfish greed, while supporting the noble art of stop motion animation.


Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Commissioned Music Video For "Down By the Salley Gardens" Released on youtube

I created this music video for the song "Down By The Salley Gardens" for a South Korean studio called Muffin Songs. I made it some time ago, but they've only just released it on their youtube channel.
It's mostly stop motion, but I incorporated some digital effects, superimpositions, and even a tiny bit of live action. Take a look and share your comments!

For those of you who have been watching the Burglar With the Yellow Hand indiegogo campaign - yes the male character is played by Conrad Lucas, the Burglar himself.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Just One Month Left To Raise Funds For Burglar With the Yellow Hand!

I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has shown their support by sharing links to the campaign page, and especially to our first $100 contributor! Once the film is complete, he will receive a postcard and poster with images from the film signed by the director and star, a T-shirt with a design inspired by the film, a DVD copy of the film itself with a special limited edition cover, a Special Thanks credit, and access to exclusive behind-the-scenes materials including concept art, storyboards and documentary footage showing how the film was made.
You do not have to contribute $100 to get some of these great perks! Any contribution is welcome, with perks starting at $5. As of today, we have only 30 days left to raise the rest of the budget, and help the film reach its full potential.

In the meantime, I am already working away on the pre-production, polishing the script, planning the storyboard, thinking about the soundtrack and sketching some concept art. I am really excited about getting this film made and sharing it with the world, but it needs your help!

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Update on Burglar With the Yellow Hand Crowdfunding Campaign

The indiegogo campaign for The Burglar With the Yellow Hand has just raised its first $100! As you see on the widget to the right, this constitutes 5% of the budget. This is a really exciting development as $100 is already a sum that will make a difference for the film, and as we still have 37 days it may encourage further contributions as well. There have been other exciting developments in the project behind the scenes as well, but it is too early to reveal them yet! Come visit the campaign, explore the available perks and help this film get made.
A silent film featuring traditional animation techniques, and going back to the roots of cinema itself - isn't that something worth supporting in our modern, over-digitized world?