Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Our good friend from the States, Alex Pardee has asked us to help spread the word on his Chadam project, which is about to get the go-ahead for a major studio production! Congratulations Alex! What follows is a small description of who Chadam is and then a section of the official press release:
CHADAM, a CHARACTER THAT I CREATED AS BOTH AN ICON AND A "REPRESENTATION OF IMAGINATION" FOR A BAND CALLED "THE USED" WILL BE STARRING IN A 3-D ANIMATED, EPISODIC MOVIE THAT IS BEING FULLY DEVELOPED, WRITTEN BY, DESIGNED BY AND CO-DIRECTED BY ME, WITH THE HELP OF CO-WRITER ADAM PETERSON AND PRODUCER JACE HALL FOR WARNER BROS TELEVISION AND STUDIO 2.0!!!!
Here is a snippet of the official press release that JUST got sent out, with a little more info:
FOR RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2007
BURBANK, Calif. (September 10, 2007) – Studio 2.0, the original programming, digital production arm of the Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG), has begun production on 23 new short form series projects for broadband and wireless, with additional programming in active development. The new projects – from Jim Henson Productions, Telepictures Productions, Warner Bros. Animation and film & television director/producer McG, as well as fast-rising comedians Joey & David, videogame/film/television producer Jason Hall and cutting-edge artist Alex Pardee, among others – reflect WBTVG’s creative strategy for Studio 2.0, to showcase new artistic voices, provide creative opportunities for established talent in the broadband/wireless space and serve as an incubator for new television series.
“Chadam”: Cutting-edge artist Alex Pardee and producer Jason Hall of HDFILMS Inc. are teaming up on a 3D animation project based upon Pardee’s character of the same name. Initially introduced as a character icon for the popular rock band The Used, Chadam has become an Internet phenomenon. Chadam lives as the “chosen one” in the hyper-stylized and exaggerated metropolitan island city of Vulture. His power of imagination is strong enough to physically change his environment and, therefore, his world … to save it from evil. The series will find Chadam in a place of refuge, where he and others have retreated to plan their attack against the serial killer known as Viceroy. An action-horror-adventure story filled with self-discovery, “Chadam” will come to full 3D animated life via the magic of the Unreal Engine 3, the leading technology and development framework that powers cutting-edge games such as “Gears of War” and “BioShock” on today’s popular platforms, including PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The Internet series will serve as an incubator for future expansion of the “Chadam” universe, from additional online episodes to television, film, videogames and more. (Science Fiction)
Sounds like a great storyline and i'm sure this is gonna be a hit! To see more of his impressive work, check his website or jump to our previous post on Alex.