Brother Thomas Film
Introducing the 2016 promotional teaser for the Br. Thomas project! This teaser showcases the best of what we’ve accomplished over the last couple of years and gives a glimpse of the what’s in store.
I may be a little biased but I get goosebumps just watching it. . . I hope you do too!
Special thanks to all the folks who worked to make this happen and to everyone who have patiently been moving the Br. Thomas project forward.
After weeks of creating animatics and shooting interview footage we finally cut together a teaser that gives a great taste of the film we’re trying to make.
Special thanks to my old boss and friend Phil Vischer for setting up the teaser and for providing the commentary throughout. I initially pitched the bare-bones concept of Brother Thomas to Phil over ten years ago while working on VeggieTales. I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to have Phil’s full support for the Brother Thomas project.
The animation in the teaser is still at the storyboard stage and at this point the drawings are only sketches. But something happens when you cut them together with a good sound mix. It almost feels like a movie!
When I was starting out in stop-motion animation, Rich hired me for my first model-making job. 20 years later Rich’s expertise in dimensional model making and his exquisite attention to detail have made him the most sought after Model Maker in Chicago.
The Big Ben image above is of a 3 ½ foot physical model that Rich fabricated out of etched metal, tooled plastic and cast urethane. Reconnecting with Rich on this project has been a great pleasure. The realization that Rich will be devoting his artistry towards building Br. Thomas a cathedral is still sinking in.
Click here to read more about team that’s coming together to make The Temptation of Brother Thomas.