I am pleased to present a full scene from my hopeful upcoming feature animated film, The Inventor. This film has been brewing in my mind since 2007 and to be able to bring it to life in this short scene has been a dream come true. I couldn't have made this without the brilliant writing of Andreas Petersen or the incredible score by John Dixon. This scene was made possible through the support and funding of our producer Joseph Grosodonia who has believed in the project from our very first talks. Special thanks go out to our wonderful voice actors, Thomas Petersen who nails the Inventor and my lovely wife Alicia who somehow transformed into a very believable 12 year old protagonist! Thanks so much for watching and please SHARE! With your support we can tell Amira's story in full.
The scene we chose to create is taken from around twenty five minutes into the film. Amira, freshly absconded from the orphanage, has found herself on the property of an eccentric inventor. They soon make a deal in which he will help her journey towards the place she knows her parents are from if she agrees to assist him in his work for a short time. The scene begins as they enter his workspace where she is introduced to the “Grasshopper”, a flying machine designed for an upcoming race at the Great Minds Fair.
We selected this particular scene in order to offer a glimpse into the two main characters of the film as they interact with each other as well as showcase their first flight in the Grasshopper. Our goal is to showcase the nature of the film, which centers around intriguing characters in fantastical situations. We hope to make a film that relishes in the wonder of invention, the unfiltered joy of youth, and the warmth in discovering your own compassion.
We hope you enjoy this short glimpse into our vision. For more, including a teaser trailer from a section earlier in the film, please visit my website @ ericpowerup.net
Thanks for watching!
Produced by Joseph Grosodonia
Directed and Animated by Eric Power
Written by Andreas Petersen
Score by John Dixon
Inventor - Thomas Petersen
Amira - Alicia Power