Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Here we go again. We're recording Episodes 02 and 03 now, and it seems that most of the backgrounds for the sets on EP 02 are done and ready to work against animation.

This time - we are recording live via web. Meaning we will be recording in the US and Brazil simultaneously, avoiding re records and any possible errors in the near future, as time is tight and work needs to be done.

Animation is funny thing. It can be done in any language, but we chose at this stage to work in English, as it is the international language of our planet today.

But the work has been very fun to be involved in, and the support we are getting is enormous right now. The press in Brazil have been friendly so far, giving some positive messages and recommending the audience to view it on our online channel.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


So, finally at early morning today, after a nice run throughout the weekend and monday night freak out night, working all night and early morning, we gave birth to EPISODE 01. And we found out that IT'S A BOY!

We are all truly happy with the result so far, of course, you could keep on tweaking and working and making it better and better and better.... But it has to go on air. And it will!

Halloween with Rio going out of a Full Moon, Roger did turn into a warewolf after all...

Hope everyone enjoys Episode 01, and there's no resting as Episode 02 has to be up and running by months end... Or is it for the next Full Moon?

Comments are welcome. We can take the jabs and the uppercuts. Bring it on!

Cheers Everyone.


Friday, October 26, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Here we Go!

Here we go. This is the Webisode LOGO. Our animators and music guys are rushing to get everything done by the 30th...


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Set Design Preview

A nice 'dark' teaser on one of the set designs, which has just come out of the oven, ready for background placement against animation. This is the outside bar scenes where some heavy duty action occurs... STAY TUNED!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Dead Stage - Characters

Hello Everyone! Here are some of the characters sketches we had developed last month, and all of the character library is done at last! We are now entering the animation phase.
Hope you enjoy the sketches.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


In January 2007, both Gualter and I were having a chat about, when were we going to do something that we could actually be involved in, creating from ground zero. If my memory allows to be correct, I think this conversation happened in a cab, on the way to the Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport, where we were running late (beware: with Gualter you are pretty much risking being late - it's just the way it is) to catch the flight to Sao Paulo for a meeting about a commercial film we were working on.

Coincidence or not, the following day I got a fedex package of 'possible projects' that Hungry Man Entertainment in NY had put together for development possibilities. The package consisted of a few scripts and these amazing looking comic books, which I had never seen anything like it before. It was STRANGE DETECTIVE TALES - DEAD LOVE. My eyes were so drawn to these comic books (there were 3), that I lost complete track of what I was supposed to do that morning in my office in Rio.

Right away I called Gualter and said - "Gualter, our chance has come." Gualter couldn't belive it when I mentioned, "we always have to be careful what we ask for in life", but I was not going to say what it was. I told him that I needed some time to think about it and since we were the following week vacationing together with our families in Salvador, Bahia in the northwest of Brazil, I would have some further information to bring upon. Gualter was respectful enough to wait until the time was right.
small detail: For those of you who have never been to Salvador - A MUST.

For the following days, I just kept thinking about what this could be; sort of when you have idea and need to push that idea in your head until it makes sense and it gives you that feeling of "this is what we can do and it will work".

We landed in Salvador with our families, kids an wifes, rent the cars and arrive at the house we pulled together some weeks ago while scouting for Gualter's music video we were producing/directing - beach front, truly amazing. The house was located on a private residential area called "in search of life"... So you can just imagine...

After kids and deciding on the weeks meals (supermarket run), we were able to settle on the 2 lounge beach front pool chairs, I had in my hands the comic books and began discussing and telling Gualter what I was thinking we could do to develop and produce from GROUND ZERO.
His eyes sparkled 10x more than mine did when I handed him the comic books...
From that point on, his energy and sensibility to make these characters come to life has been amazing. Right away he started dreaming out loud who could be our animators, our sound producer (music and sound effects) and his knowledge of 1940's 50's Los Angeles art, architecture, lifestyle et all. After all - Gualter is an amazing Art Director...

A few months later, we ultimately did a small pilot animation, and the board of Hungry Man Entertainment gave it a go.

We each hopped 3x made our wishes and announced to our team that we were ON to make our webisode and that it will premiere on the Hungry Man TV channel - Hungry Man TV Channel, on Halloween 07. Short time away, but energy's afloat.

Smiles everywhere. So good to see such smiles shine and happy dudes with us! The dream of any animator is to be involved in something like this... So good vibes and positive thoughts were all given by everyone.

We hope you will enjoy the following story as much as we have enjoyed creating and making this Adult Animation project come to life.