StoryLab!

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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.

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Also, Moosebox has a cool little section on the new Triggerfish website:

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I just finished a short little Bru & Boegie animation last night and hopefully my bro will do cool music and sfx for it soon:

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6 comments

  1. so excited for the Scott brothers and the amazing parents who raised them. A very creative family. Best to ya’ll.

  2. Mike,

    Personally, I only know you through your Mom, but I want you know that I am so stoked and proud of you. I know how difficult it is to get a foot in the door for a fellowship, and this chance is very similar to a fellowship. This will give you the chance to work more creatively because it will take away some of the pressure of trying to earn your living. I know because I too have applied for a fellowship in Rome starting next year in September 2016.

    It is amazing how creative we can be when we don’t have to put too much emphasis on the financial side of our lives. So, you see, I am very happy for you because you have that chance.

    I also believe in God and prayer and have put you on my prayer list to be one of those top six. The door is opened but now you have to be one of those six that walk in and my prayer will be just that; that you are one of the chosen.

    Take care and keep on looking upward at your goal. I know you can do it, cause I know your Mom and the example she has set before you.

    Shalom,
    Patricia

    1. Hi Pat ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for your amazing response! Thanks for adding me to your prayer list, that’s very kind ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck for your fellowship in Rome in 2016! I’ll also send out good vibes for that! Yep, my mom’s one-of-a-kind, my brother and I are both blessed to have her as a mother.

      Best,
      Mike

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