Missing the Big Picture is a short animated film about a detective and a master thief who sit down for a game of chess. This film was started in the summer of 2010 as a "simple little animation project" using the Poser Pro software. Couple hundred hrs. work, couple thousand hrs. rendering (that machine is getting old), ran out of time to work on it!

In 2014 I revisited the project and realized that with a few minor storyboard changes it would be possible to actually finish the film. So, after two years on the shelf the remaining shots are being rendered and the film should be finished this year.

Directed and Animated by
JIM MERCHANT

Written by
JIM MERCHANT and JORDAN COLSTON

Original Music by
RAYMOND HAAS

Starring
ED KHOO
BRIAN POST
NICHOLAS LOUIE

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