With a block of time set, and some good luck in the form of music licensing and decision making, it seems that I can finally release Khoobi before the month of June is over.
My plan involves a straight to web release under a CC copyright. This means that you will be free to download it, show it to your friends and even screen it (as long as you hit me up first). I've not yet decided if it should be under the remix able license yet, but maybe?
Curators, if you are interested in screening the film, please contact first. Since this is a non-commercial release, you must first get permission son.
The official date has not been decided yet, maybe I'll slip it under you while you sleep.
This is the first of several ANIMALS collaborative projects I will be releasing this year, with the climax being my next feature film (Reza the Camel) which is in development at the moment.
In other news, I'm featured in the next issue of DNA Recordz Magazine, which highlights the work of the next generation of Diaspora artist. Here is a photo from the shoot.
This is the first image from my new moving picture Khoobi. I hear that the movie is pretty interesting.
The first of three posters was designed by one of my animators and good friend Ali Sabet. Guy does amazing work. Check him out here.
Things that are happening now. Right now.
1. WHALE is now on Vimeo, Youtube and Dailymotion for streaming. In fact, you can watch it from the comfort of this website. You can also still purchase a DVD because hardware is more valuable then bytes.
3. I did several interviews regarding MIRS. When and if they go live, you can see it here.
4. Insound is going to stock some of those limited MIRS CD's.
5. Khoobi (are you ok) is finished and awaiting some music clearance. More infor coming real soon.
Slated as the first AYA release of 2011, Khoobi (are you ok) is at the tail end of post-production. The picture is locked, and we just started the online edit (motion graphics, sound design, etc). I've been blessed with an amazing team that I'm incredibly indebted too. And a new member just joined, alleviating my final trepidations.
They all shall be named in the next update.
Looking at a May/June release, although, if I were to deliver it to the web first and forego the film festival route, I would predict a March release.
It's is a tricky world to navigate these days, but don't worry, I'll figure it out.
As for "what its about", well, just wait a bit. Why spoil the fun. I can say one thing with certainty; that in fact, I got my father to do old school hand drawn animation in one of the sequences.