Directed, executive produced, animated, and edited by Gordon McAlpin
Written by Joe Dunn, Gordon McAlpin, and Tom Brazelton
Producers: Tom Brazelton and Joe Dunn
Kurt – Tom Brazelton
Jason – Gordon McAlpin
Music by Tangelene Bolton
Associate Producers: Amy Guth and Jeff Williamson
Ta dah! Here is the official Multiplex 10 theatrical poster.
As an update on the post-production, Ian and Tangelene are hard at work on the sound design and score (respectively), and we’re aiming to get the final mix done in early December. Kickstarter backers will be able to stream the short as part of their “early access” reward sometime in December — but we’re holding off on the digital release (via Vimeo On Demand) for a little while, in hopes of lining up some film festivals and other hype magnets. Gotta maximize our Multiplex 10 marketing mojo!
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, okay? Jeez. Despite their differences, the pair will make fast friends — unless they kill each other first.
Directed, executive produced, and animated by Gordon McAlpin, MULTIPLEX 10 was co-written by McAlpin and Dana Luery Shaw (“Echo Chamber,” “Classic Alice”), based on the comic strip “Multiplex” created by Gordon McAlpin. The cast includes Gordon McAlpin, Tom Brazelton, Dana Luery Shaw, Aiyanna Wade, Javier Prusky (“Halt and Catch Fire”), Joe Dunn, and Chris Rager (“Dragonball Z”, “Borderlands 2”). Tangelene Bolton (“American Zealot,” “Jem and the Holograms”) composed an original score.
A Chase Sequence and Strangewaze film, MULTIPLEX 10 is coming in January 2018 to Vimeo On Demand and select theaters.
(I guess technically this production update is a day late to be for September, but it’s about the progress I made in September.)
My arm is still slowing down production. I had a very productive week last week, but then my elbow started disagreeing with me again. The healing/recovery process was never going to be a straight line, of course, but the limit on how much I can work without having a setback is constantly moving and more than a little hard to figure out.
Still, I’ve made a great deal of progress over the last month. All of the shots are now fully designed, and I’m in the process of moving all the assets into Animate CC (and After Effects, where needed) — which is a long and tedious process. I’m also building the libraries of character mouth shapes, because this is a very dialogue-driven short. On the plus side, most of this work will make creating future Multiplex 10 shorts, webisodes, or even comics much easier.
I’m in the process of cutting together a trailer that I hope to share with you in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here’s a more or less finalized snippet from the scene where Jason and Kurt meet: