"A dream comes true with no exit"
Natch follows his dreams to work at a so-called animation studio but soon realizes that there's no exit.
The idea of "Red Maize" is an analogy I made up over the summer. Maize represents the industry, as it gets old the maize turns red. That's where "Red" is portraying the corruption of the industry. What motivated me to create this film was based on my perspective & fears to work in the animation industry but, with comic elements. Ever since in my childhood, I made numerous comic's strips of the characters I created. From exploring islands to collect rewards to an android cop arresting a manic bunny, including myself as a character. I start by making the character and build a world around them.
Cast & Crew
Character Design/ Concept Artist
Inked In-Betweens Artist
Marcus "Donny" Smith
Matt Anderson as Natch
Ben Sutherland as Grin Tobin
Rachel Schumacher as Tori
Erik Van Horn
Special Thanks To
Friends and Family that encouraged me along the way!
Red Maize "Deleted Scenes"
Marcus Purnell put together various scenes which were originally intended for his senior thesis, Red Maize. This film was later screened for the University of the Arts Senior Sowcase of 2020.