Howzit okes, whazzup. So, some good news! I managed to get Bru & Boegie into the Triggerfish StoryLab. What is it? Well, for a while now Triggerfish has been planning to upskill writers and creators in the South African animation sphere, so they partnered with the DTI and Disney and have raised R44 mil to invest into this project. There was a call for anyone with a valid African ID or passport to submit their movie or series idea, and out of the 1,378 submissions 35 were chosen. Bru & Boegie made the cut! As did another project I’m involved with called ‘Onion Boy’ headed up by Sarah Scrimgeour.
I pitched Bru & Boegie as a film and we pitched Onion Boy as a series. Stoked. So, we’re going to a 2-week workshop at Triggerfish that has Pilar Alessandra speaking, author of ‘The Coffee Break Screenwriter’ talking to us for a day, plus a talk by Orion Ross, VP of content for Disney EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) after which where we’ll repitch our ideas, and if they get into the top 6, then we get some loot and that gets worked on for the next 9 – 18 months and with any luck becomes an animated movie or a fully-fledged series on Disney. There aren’t any promises, but it’s pretty exciting.
Also, Moosebox has a cool little section on the new Triggerfish website:
I just finished a short little Bru & Boegie animation last night and hopefully my bro will do cool music and sfx for it soon: