Monday, September 10, 2007
THE BIGGEST THING IVE EVER BEEN A PART OF...
So, here is the article that was slated to run in the NY Times this morning. Instead, it got submitted for immediate release to all of the correct media outlets online, so to make sure you are informed, here is the official announcement of what I have been up to, and what is going to happen in the near future of the little character that could...CHADAM.
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)
So, yah, exciting, huh?
I know I AM. This is something that’s been tough to get rolling, but we got it.
If you are curious about some of the other projects that WARNER BROS, and STUDIO 2.0 are doing, you can read the entire press release by downloading it HERE.
I’ll follow this up in a few hours. Just wanted to share it with you first because ALL of the Chadam fans are basically what made this possible. And I cant thank you enough!