Saturday, May 21, 2011

Karl Dahl and the Golden Cube

It brings me great pleasure to finally be able to share with you what I had been working on for a good chunk of last year. Karl Dahl and the Golden Cube is a thirteen minute animated film that was written, directed, and produced by the extremely talented and versatile Chris Olsen. The short film is about twin brothers who are small, wooden nutcrackers with their own variety act. Karl and Vincent are scheduled to be the opening act for a giant golden cube, and of course hilarity ensues.

We had a small, but super talented cast and crew for the storyboarding and animation. Catherine and I headed up the animation with Caitlin Lehman and Tom Riffel. Caitlin did a superb job at animating the entire intro, an old black and white newsreel! She has a fun style with lots of humor to her drawings. She then moved from animation to taking over all of the remaining background art. Great job, Caitlin! Tom was fun to work with as well and had a great know how to Flash, a program I was still learning. Catherine, Caitlin, Tom, and I also had our hands in storyboarding for a short while before Jeremy Rumas took on the monumentous task of storyboarding about ten more minutes of the film. Most notably, he did a fantastic job on the car chase!

Greg Whalen breathed life into Vile Tom and the goons, giving them strong, memorable voices. Chris Olsen did the voices of Karl and Vincent. Cherise Silvestri recorded the women's voices. The music was composed by the talented Rich Rankin. I'll always remember the first time I watched an edit of the film with the music put in for the first time. It really transformed it and brought it to life! Eric Cauwels and Rich Lenoss, the sound effect department, also did a great job at bringing the film to life.

The photo posted at the end of this post was taken at the cast and crew screening this past week. It was quite rewarding seeing it projected on a big screen! The world premier of Karl Dahl and the Golden Cube will be at The Little Rock Arkansas Film Festival on June 1st.

Please check out the trailer:

Greg Whalen (voice actor), Rich Rankin (composer), Chris Olsen (writer, producer, director, voice), Catherine Satrun (animator), and Sarah Satrun (animator)

also, be sure to check it on Facebook!


Wayne said...

Any chance of the film coming to our hood? Looks great in trailer form! Go team Satrun!

Sarah Satrun said...

We're hoping it gets into one of the Chicago festivals this fall. We'll keep you posted! :)

Robolly said...

I definitely want to see this! Looks like fun!

Rich said...

Great work Sarah, looks fun!