I have partnered with my colleague Arthell Isom and his brother Darnell to create a new animation studio called D`Art Shtajio.Arthell has been living in Japan and working as a background artist on anime for many years. His resume includes projects like Gintama, Naruto Shippuden, Lupin III, A Letter to Momo, and Short Peace.
Darnell is lead designer at Legacy Effects in California, who`s worked on a number of major films including Avatar, Pacific Rim and TMNT.
At D`Art Shtajio, we plan to continue working in our respective fields, as well as acting as a bridge between the Japanese animation industry and outside markets.
Here`s the deal: Are you looking to produce an anime-style commercial, music video, pilot film, segment for your show, or full anime series? Contacting the Japanese studio`s directly can be daunting, and frankly speaking, rarely works out. The culture of the Japanese anime industry is unique, and doesn`t work like the rest of the world. If you contact D`Art Shtajio however, where Arthell and I know how to navigate and produce things in this industry, we will be able to bridge that cultural gap and help you complete your project.
We`re also proud to announce that D`Art Shtajio`s first project is an anime pilot-film based on David Pinter and Samuel Dalton`s indy comic “Indigo Ignited.”
Here is a short list of Indigo Ignited`s main staff (More news about the staff, as well as voice actors will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.)
Director\Project manager: Henry Thurlow
Art Director: Arthell Isom
Character Designer: Rejean Dubois
Animation Director: Asuka Tsubuki
Storyboard Artist: Yoshiharu Ashino
Original Creators: David Pinter and Samuel Dalton
Production Manager: Kyohei Nishikawa
Please look forward to the Indigo Ignited Trailer coming out in January, and the completed pilot-film shortly there-after in early 2017!