News Music Producer Greg Penny Makes Project: 13 Videos with Studio 4°C
posted on 2012-05-06 16:00 EDT
Greg Penny, a producer who worked on albums for k.d. lang, Elton John, and other musicians, is developing a trilogy of five-minute animated music videos called Project: 13 with Japan's Studio 4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, The Animatrix, Genius Party).
Penny's Siwa Production describes the first part, which is slated for release this September:
Part 1: The Sound of Hope brings us into the project:13 story at a time, in the not too distant future, when the Earth has been conquered and enslaved by the forces of the Darmon Empire.
With the aid of a mechanical reconnaissance bird and high powered sonic accelerators , our team of heroes launch a daring mission to rescue one of their members and liberate innocent captives who are encased in saltstone by the Darmon in an underground prison.
The second part, "Alice & the Robot" is planned for this December, and third part, "The Queen of Illumina," is planned for next March.
According to Penny's Siwa Production, the first part is "nearly ready," and the songs and stories for the entire project have already been created. While the project has "the necessary financial and artistic resources to start," Siwa Production is running a Kickstarter fundraising program for the US$390,000 needed to complete the project.
Siwa Production consists of Penny himself as the producer and composer, designer Edward Hames, and creator/writer Yoshimi Ando. Studio 4°C's team on Project: 13 includes studio head Eiko Tanaka as the producer, line producer Rika Hatakeda (The Animatrix, Batman: Gotham Knight), animation director Yasufumi Soejima (Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing), set designer/art director Shinji Kimura (Tekkonkinkreet, Hipira: The Little Vampire, Batman: Gotham Knight), and character designer Michio Mihara (Cyber City Oedo 808, Gene Diver).