"Canadian Web pioneers nabbed for Will Smith's Record-Breaking
VANCOUVER, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - The creative team behind the Sundance
award-winning and 20th Century FOX DVD animated series 'Broken Saints' has
released their third 'mini-film' to promote 'I Am Legend' - the reigning
box-office smash starring Will Smith. Approached personally by Smith's
production company Overbrook Entertainment last Spring, 'Saints' creators Ian
Kirby and Brooke Burgess have been secretly in production on the animated
shorts ever since.
The four pieces: illustrated by genre standouts Jason Chan, David Levy,
and 'Saints' artist Andrew West - and written by the likes of sci-fi giant
Orson Scott Card, and '...Legend' scripter Mark Protosevich - launch viewers
into the film's universe, where a terrible virus threatens to destroy the
human race...with Will Smith as a lone survivor, desperately seeking a cure.
"It's an incredible opportunity", says the 26 yr-old Kirby, producing
with Senior Animator Caleb Bouchard at his rapidly expanding production and
effects house - Sequence (www.sequencepost.com) - in Gastown, Vancouver. "To
know that they (Warner Bros. and Overbrook) championed us - and saw the merits
of our style - it inspired us to push the boundaries. And it's a great chance
to get the 'band' back together."
Canadian New Media Award-winning producer/director Burgess agrees, "The
industry and fan response has been incredible. Modern audiences are so hungry
for compelling narratives, and that's what these are: exceptional stories,
exceptionally told. We were proud to be a part of it...and very pleased with
The animated shorts - ranging in length from 3-9 minutes, and featuring
original music, sound design, and voice talent from the celebrated
Broken Saints audio team - are being featured on Apple.com and Scifi.com as
free downloads. An exclusive short is also being created by SEQUENCE for the
DVD and Blu-Ray release in early 2008.
For further information:
For further information: or to Arrange Interviews: IAN KIRBY c/o
SEQUENCE - firstname.lastname@example.org, (604) 862-5472; BROOKE BURGESS,
email@example.com, (604) 512-7841;