The Ottoman is a 3D animated short film set in a fictionalized Ottoman Empire, with a visual design inspired by European comic-book artists like Jean “Mœbius” Giraud. The production is being developed by a team of artists from around the world. A legendary tournament. A brash mechanic determined to defeat a giant mechanical scorpion. And the wife and son caught in the middle.
A former AM instructor of mine, Dimos Vrysellas, serves as the film’s Animation Director. You can listen to Dimos and Writer/Director, Mike Stamm, talk about the film in their campaign video. I stopped by the Ottoman booth during CTN and it was packed. There’s still 20 days to go in their campaign, but time flies, so let’s get this thing funded!