"The Modifyers" animated pilot created by Chris Reccardi and Lynne Naylor for Nickelodeon. Direction/Music Score by Chris Reccardi, Character design/Concept by Lynne Naylor. Pilot copyright 2007 Nickelodeon.
Created & Directed by : Yves Geleyn & Remy Tornior
Music & Sound Design : François Montmayeur
Voices : Fons Schiedon, Henrik Kring, Laurent Nicolas, Paulo Muppet, Luciana Eguti, Pedro eboli, Antonio Linhares, William Iamazi Ferro.
Yves Geleyn collaborates with illustrator Remy Tornior on a short film, Pirates!!! The Curse of the Evil Eye, a tale set on the high seas, about an epic battle of good against evil. Yves, having always been a huge fan of Remy’s work, wanted to work on a project with him for some time. Then a joke about a Cyclops sparked the idea for the animation and the story began to take shape. Starting in September of 2006 and finishing in February of 2010, averaging about 52 seconds of animation per year, it was a true labor of love. Yves and Remy had no budget for this project and worked on the film in any spare moment they could find.
The concept of this piece was to mix the two worlds of Yves and Remy. With great attention to detail, Yves created the background and models, while Remy designed the characters. They bought two model ships on eBay, which Yves shot against a blue screen. Next, he meticulously added all the elements, animated Remy's designs and composited everything together. Then, they turned to Francois Montmayeur, currently a musician at L'Opera de Lyon, to create an epic score and sound design to create a truly cinematic experience.
Yves took a realistic approach when it came to the voices: he wanted Dutch voices for the Dutch boat and a more international mélange for the pirate crew (Japanese, Brazilian, French, Danish). To achieve this, he recruited the help of all his director friends from around the world who played along and sent him a collection of voices to inhabit this nautical adventure. With humor, love and a good deal of patience, Yves and Remy are extremely excited to be able to share their short film, Pirates!!! The Curse of the Evil Eye.
When a man is witness to a murder and takes pictures of the killer, he has to run for his life. During the chase he is able to turn the tables and the prey becomes the hunter. All resulting in an unfortunate ending.
The film is designed and animated by:
Kevin Megens, Floris Vos, Arno de Grijs, André Bergs
Music and sound design by Alex Debicki.
Script by Jan Eduards.
Produced by il Luster Productions.
Honors and Awards:
- Nomination for Cartoon Dór 2011
- 2010 Short Short Story Festival Awards Mind's Eye Award
- Jose Abel Prize at CINANIMA 2010
- Nominated VIMEO Award 2010
- Nominated for Golden Méliès award at Riga
- International Fantastic Film Festival 2010
- Silver Méliès award at Imagine film festival Amsterdam 2010.
- First prize in the category 'professionals' at Zwolle Animation Festival 2010
- Playgrounds Awards 2009: Best local: Pivot
- Nominated for the ‘Golden Kalf’ for the Best Shortfilm of 2009! Dutch Film Festival
- Competing for the ‘Golden Kalf’ for the Best Shortfilm of 2009! Dutch Film Festival