I just finished reading your interview in Reel NOLA Magazine, and I'm glad to see that you are getting well deserved attention for your efforts on behalf of the film community here in Louisiana.
I recently published a podcast interview with Moonbot Studios, the critically acclaimed animation studio in Shreveport, and I thought it might be of interest for a few reasons. I will list those reasons below:
1. Moonbot Studios is the rare effects company outside of New York and California that has won an Academy Award for an animated short. I was fortunate enough to interview Brandon Oldenburg, one of the co-founders of the company and one of the recipients of the Oscar for 'The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore.'
2. The quality of work that Moonbot Studios is doing right here in Louisiana is of exceptional quality.
In addition to Brandon Oldenburg, I also interviewed Limbert Fabian, one of the co-directors on the well regarded "Scarecrow" spot that the company did for Chipotle. If you haven't seen that video, I highly recommend it. You don't normally see this level of polished animation in a commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUtnas5ScSE.
I believe it is important for people in state to realize and take pride in the kind of work being done here, and right now Moonbot Studios is producing some of the world's most compelling animation.
3. Our tax incentives made it possible for Moonbot Studios to exist.
Toward the end of the podcast, we discuss the tax incentives and how they helped the studio succeed. Again, this isn't a company from out of state that briefly came to town because of the tax incentives and then left. The company is homegrown and here to stay, assuming that they get enough support to stay in business.
The podcast I mentioned is episode NS5 over here: smarturl.it/nsavidesPodcast
. To hear it, simply mouse over the number by NS5 or hit the button that says VIEW IN ITUNES
and then press the PLAY
button. It's a free show, so all it costs is the time it takes to listen!
This is the direct link, if you prefer:
If you find the podcast useful or believe that our filmmaking community might appreciate hearing it, would you consider passing the word along?
So far, the majority of people who have been featured on my podcast are creative types doing compelling work right here in Louisiana, and if there is enough support for the show I hope to continue producing it for a long time.
Thanks for your consideration.