Figment Studios is pleased to announce that Two-Headed Cop, their animated short film currently in production, will be exhibiting at the AnimationRigs.com booth (#2445) of the San Diego Comic-Con, taking place July 11th – 15th, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Co-created by animation industry vets Derek Friesenborg and Brian Ormiston, Two-Headed Cop is a computer-animated short film combining the absurdist humor of classic cartoons with the dark sophistication of film noir. Writer and director Friesenborg is excited to share their two-headed protagonist with the Comic-Con conference goers.
“There’s nothing quite like Two-Headed Cop out there”, says Friesenborg, “and I can’t think of a better place to finally share it with the world than at Comic-Con, because the audience there is such a receptive and enthusiastic one. We’ve been working literally for years on this project, and I’m super excited to see how people react to it.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and chat with Friesenborg, Ormiston, and AnimationRigs.com’s founder Kevin Freeman. Concept artwork, character designs, movie clips, and other visual development pieces will be on display, as well as exclusive Two-Headed Cop merchandise and special offers.
Two-Headed Cop follows the gritty story of Ray and Ray as they battle crime and occasionally each other to upend Fat City’s criminal element. Framed for an assault on the town’s most beloved entertainer, Two-Headed Cop becomes a fugitive from the law. To clear their name, they must descend into the seedy underbelly of Fat City on a journey into the dark, tilted world of carnies, goons, grifters, pet markets, fine haberdashery… and a mysterious figure from out of their past.
Two-Headed Cop is being produced through a partnership with online animation studio AnimationRigs.com using their proprietary pipeline and digital character technology.
About Derek Friesenborg
Derek Friesenborg is an animation industry veteran with over fifteen years experience as a character animator and supervising animator. Friesenborg has created animation for studios including Walt Disney Feature Animation, Sony Pictures Animation, and Digital Domain.
For more information, visit: www.twoheadedcop.com, or interact with him on Twitter @TwoHeadedCop and Facebook at www.facebook.com/twoheadedcop.
About Brian Orimston
Brian Ormiston is a story artist at Laika Inc., an animation studio specializing in feature puppet and computer animated films. Prior to being a story artist Ormiston worked as a stop motion animator, and computer animator for feature films, commercials, television programs and video games.
For more information, visit: www.brianormiston.com, follow his blog at www.brianormiston.blogspot.com, or interact with him on Twitter @Roostergator.
AnimationRigs.com provides training, tools, and characters for through their online web platform, for commercial and non-commercial animation production.
For more information, visit: www.animationrigs.com, or interact with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/animationrigs.