Animated Short Synopsis
Multiplex 10 centers around the lives of the movie-loving and customer-weary staff of the Multiplex 10 Cinemas. Kurt is an usher, pining for that special someone to share his love of horror movies. The newest hire, Jason, is a film snob who just needs a freakin’ job. Despite their differences, the pair will make fast friends — unless they kill each other first.
Web Series Description
Multiplex 10: The Web Series picks up where the animated short left off, with Kurt and Jason’s friendship(?) reasonably solidified. These standalone vignettes focus more on movie jokes and film commentary, so you don’t need to have seen the short to appreciate them, though it probably adds an extra dimension to the series.
Multiplex 10: The Animated Short online screener (available by request)
Clips (available by request)
Multiplex 10: The Animated Short official trailer (on Vimeo)
Multiplex 10: The Web Series official trailer (on Vimeo)
Image Gallery (Low-Res Poster, Stills, and Promotional Graphics)
High-Res Theatrical Poster and High-Res Stills (ZIP file, 3.6mb)
“Fucking awesome. Such a great slice of movie culture.”
— Michael Moreci (author, Black Star Renegades)
“Multiplex 10 is a must-watch for any film buff.”
— The Daily Fandom
Frequently Asked Questions
How much did Multiplex 10: The Animated Short cost to make?
The production budget was $17,500, which was raised through a Kickstarter campaign that ran back in April, 2017. It was produced between April and November, although there was a four-month production delay in the middle due to Gordon McAlpin getting frozen shoulder. Post-production (for sound and music) took another month.
Is Multiplex 10 an adaptation of Multiplex (the webcomic)?
Yes and no: it’s part prequel and part reboot. It features the characters at roughly 18 years of age (younger than they were when the comic strip began), yet it’s set in the present day. It is a completely separate continuity from the comic strip, though, as indicated by the presence of some characters who were introduced later in the strip.
And, eventually, things will get a lot weirder.
What’s next for the Multiplex 10 gang?
That’s up to the audience! We would love to do additional “full-length” (eleven-minute) episodes, and we’re hoping to find sponsorship or other financing in order to produce those. In the meantime, Multiplex 10 continues as an irregularly produced web series of short (1–3 minute) mini-episodes!