CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Epipheo, an employee-owned video studio with roots in Cincinnati, now with workers all through the USA and overseas, was not too long ago awarded the event & manufacturing administration contract for a full-length animated characteristic movie set to hit theaters in 2025.
To take advantage of the movie’s $20 Million finances, Epipheo is assembling an over 50-person group to deal with improvement and pre-production. The film can be a artistic retelling of the lifetime of Jesus.
The movie is being funded and launched by the Salvation Poem Mission (SP). Along with a theatrical launch in 2025 the movie can be translated into 50+ languages and distributed via a community of nonprofits and streaming platforms to maximise its attain to tons of of hundreds of thousands of viewers.
Brennan McPherson, an achieved author and artistic producer, is the President of SP and the author of the screenplay. SP selected John J. Schafer, the previous sequence Producer and International Model Supervisor for Superbook at CBN, to direct the movie.
In mild of the challenge’s scope, Epipheo is creating a brand new division known as Epipheo Movies. Daniel Armstrong, the Head of Design at Epipheo, is main the brand new group and would be the Producer for the movie. Luke Lehenbauer, Sr. Artwork Director at Epipheo, is main the Artwork Division for the movie because the Manufacturing Designer.
Sam V. Handelsman, Epipheo’s Director of Enterprise Improvement, who labored on the take care of SP, is happy concerning the new alternatives this division will create.
“Very like how the explainer video modified the way in which entrepreneurs considered video again in 2009,” Sam says, “I consider with the entry to streaming platforms and the interconnectedness that the digital panorama offers us, an increasing number of organizations like SP have a singular alternative to provide movies that educate, encourage, and promote the mission and values of their organizations. We need to assist convey these messages to life.”
Based in 2009, Epipheo spent the final 13 years honing its craft within the animation trade, creating 1000’s of quick, animated movies for its purchasers throughout the globe.
All of these years paid off when SP, a long-term shopper of Epipheo, engaged Epipheo in a glance improvement dash for a smaller part of the movie. After seeing the work and collaborating inside Epipheo’s artistic course of, SP was assured Epipheo may deal with a better portion of the movie’s improvement. After about six months of working collectively on these smaller tasks, SP determined to award Epipheo with the complete contract.
That is the primary contract for work of this magnitude for Epipheo, however that doesn’t hassle Daniel Armstrong.
“My complete profession has educated me for this chance. I’ve constructed a story-obsessed animation group able to producing tons of of minutes of animation per 12 months and developed processes for working with purchasers like SP. So, regardless that I do know this can be very difficult, I really feel ready to drag this off. We’re thrilled to inform this story in a brand new method.”
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