Original concept and characters by Daniel O'Sullivan and NightFlight Studio.
A possible featurette or miniseries, taking an ironic twist on classic "hardboiled" detective fiction.
Harry Cain, a typical, down at heel Private investigator in the alcohol soaked, smokey Los Angeles of the Truman years - and of much detective fiction and cinema.
In his work Harry demonstrates a sharp investigative mind, meanwhile, like many of his celebrated peers, he struggles to manage a decidely "unbrilliant" private life, complicated by his innate tendency to screw up and by his turbulent relationship with his dear, but all too disapproving assistant, Miss Lana Doherty.
The project is a NightFlight exclusive production, feature quality full animation, 2D and 3D CG, HD final format. Completed on June2011, designed as the demo episode for a possible 26X6 min. TV mini series and/or a 30' TV Special.
For young adults.
We made this test with a 3D and 2D mixed media, trying to integrate the CGI (BG, props, lighting, not cartoon shaded) with the graphic style of the 2D animated characters.
Hint: If you have some patience you can see a little... problem for Harry, just after the credits...
Watch also the early Storyboard at vimeo.com/marmor/cainboard
Co-directed and animated by Mario Moraro and Daniel O'Sullivan
Art direction: Isabella Noce
CGI modelling and rigging: Laura Perfetto
Senior Assistant animator: Anna Bianchi