Hi all! Been looking over the site and have been incredibly impressed with much of the work on this site. I'm a writer/filmmaker always looking for awesome and talented people to put together projects with. I has a an idea for a Christmas Card of sorts that will not only be fun, but a great way to showcase some of the talent I've seen on this site. Hit me up and we'll see if it's the right fit.
Here's the pitch.
It's done in the style of the old claymation Christmas films and it follows a magical evening where a vampire (lovingly known as The Vampire and introduced by an original song) meets and travels with Santa Clause to learn what Christmas is all about (after having maimed a bunch a kids on Christmas Eve). The two deliver presents together as another original song plays during which The Vampire slips up and eats some of the elves (there's a bit of a learning curve for the Vampire). The two run into Jesus, who feels its a bit of an affront to have a Vampire and a Materialist spreading his message. A verbal encounter ensues, feelings get hurt. The vampire diffuses the situation and teaches us about the true spirit of Christmas. Humbled by The Vampire, Jesus and Santa make up and the three head off to deliver presents together. Another original song ensues "Jesus, Santa, and the Vampire making Christmas Bright... Christmas will never be the same." with such lines as "Sometimes the Vampire would kill an old lady, and Jesus would, of course, have to resurrect her, and he'd shake his head and say silly vampire 'we have some work to do'"
The whole thing ends with an homage to captain planet... the three find some power rings, and with their powers combined they create Captain Christmas. Fin.
Such award winning lines exist as:
Santa: (about the vampire) Let's hear him out.
Jesus: He's the undead Kris!
Santa: So are you.
Jesus: Well, at least I'm real.
The Vampire: Gentleman, gentleman... are we not all some sort of man? If you prick us will we not bleed and would I not drink that blood? Jesus, people drink your blood, I drink people's blood. Santa... you drink milk. (etc... etc... etc...)
Songs and script are already written, just need some sprucing up and "revamping" (pun intended). Looking at about 2 1/2 - 3 min I reckon.
Great for entries into shorts festivals, comedy sites, virality, friends, family, personal satisfaction.
On my side, I have professional colorists, composers, foley peeps, digital animators and internet gurus to jazz it up and get it out and about.
Would LOVE to have this out by this Christmas but realize that 7 weeks might be pushing it for a project like this. Let's get a conversation started and see. If we have to, we can always start now for a next year's date.
Hit me up here or at my personal email. firstname.lastname@example.org