Just the above reasons to be interested in this project but further more it will be created on the open source software Blender 3D, Which I often use for my video work. It sounds like a very interesting story as well. There past videos were also very good. Watch the teaser trailer for the feature, followed by there past work, Big Buck Bunny.
Here's the movie's website which has more information about the movie as well as the crowdfunding; http://gooseberry.blender.org/
Zachary Will is an Award-Winning Filmmaker creating short films and content for the Internet as the owner of Riverside Studios. He has a Bachelor's in Film from Full Sail University. He has worked on productions for companies like Webmd, Sears, Home Depot, Six Flags and more!
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