KICKSTARTER - "Urbance" by Steambot Studios

Vary rarely do you get the chance to fund phenomenal animation concepts from the ground level. Luckily, today that chance has come up in the form of a Kickstarter Campaign to create a TV Pilot for "Urbance" -  the campaign itself lasts until Nov 6, 2014 - but the same can't be said for the limited rewards (all $500 pledge rewards have already sold out). So head on over to Kickstarter and check out "Urbance". If you love animation, you won't be disappointed.
"In a post-modern city torn by street violence, sex is prohibited because of a deadly genetical virus. Men and women have grown apart, hating each other until two young rebels, disowned by their own gangs, are leading the fight to live their love freely."
Click here to visit the "Urbance" Kickstarter campaign page for more info, animation, and exquisite artwork. 



The short film for "Urbance" was an official selection of the 2013 Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI).

The "Urbance" TV Pilot is being created by the visual artists of Steambot Studios:
What had to be a simple stylistic tryout became a feature film, a TV series project, based on an urban universe made of flashy colors. Urbance is born, after 3 years of evolution in the imagination of Joel Dos Reis Viegas. This project also signs a return to traditional animation for Joel, who livens up his elegant characters bodies, with strength. He took his time to find talented artists to support his vision. Florent Auguy helped in conceptualizing character designs and environments, and Eric Los in sounds FX. The soundtrack of the trailer is signed Busy P who leads Ed Banger Records
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Ce qui ne devait être qu’un simple exercice de style est devenu un projet de long métrage, projet de série TV urbaine, aux formes racées et aux couleurs pétantes. Urbance voit maintenant le jour, après bientôt 3 ans de gestation dans l’imaginaire de Joel Dos Reis Viegas. Ce projet signe aussi un retour à l’animation traditionnelle pour Joel, qui anime les corps élancés de ses personnages, avec force. Il a pri le temps de s’entourer d’artistes de talent pour soutenir sa vision, avec Florent Auguy à la conception des personnages et decors, ou encore Eric Los pour les effets sonores, qui avait déjà travaillé avec Steambot par le passé. La musique du trailer, quant à elle, est signée Busy P, le fondateur du label Ed Banger.
Source: Urbance page on Steambot Studios Website.
About Steambot Studios:

Based in Montreal, Steambot is a Canadian creative agency specialized in developing ideas and providing Concept Art for Entertainment Industry. Founded in 2006 by Sébastien Larroudé, Joël Dos Reis Viegas and Nicolas Ferrand, Steambot rapidly became a serious outsider thanks to its innovative teamwork approach but also its unique creative touch.

We at Steambot come from different backgrounds; from Animation (Joël) to Architecture (Sébastien), to Céramic Design (Nicolas). This richness of disciplines keeps us constantly curious to discover new skills and extand our activites : we don’t only outsource Art, we also produce original projects (IP) internally.

The journey started in 2005 when Steambot was a collective of Artists, inspired by sharing, experimenting and by pass ego. Years later, we still trust in these values that led the team to collaborate on numerous AAA games and movies such as TRON Legacy, Godzilla, X-MEN: Days of Future Past, Thief, Batman Games (Warner). This exposure allowed Steambot to establish the agency as a leader in the Industry.




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