Minushi was a 90 minute animated feature created by one guy. It was the project that flashed a massive neon light at me with the words “Yes! YOU can do this too!” In July 2006, I made the decision to begin “Outcast Hero”
I’m not saying the process has been easy. Far from it. You have got to really want to see that work of yours come to life. You have got to believe it has something to offer, that it is worth any challenges, pain and frustration you encounter along the way. Because those forces are going to be what will push you through the negative stuff.
While it is a long way from finished, Outcast Hero has grown so much from what I had when I first began, back in 2006. This year I have been updating the movie’s animatic with the results of some major script adjustments which really benefit the story, following which, I hope to test screen it for a second time.
I’d like to present Outcast Hero as an example to all those in their teens and 20s who may struggle with thoughts that they can’t make their projects because big companies aren’t backing them, or they haven’t got wads of money in their bank accounts. What you see of OH so far has been created without crowdfunding, and turned into an animatic by one person. However, I have not been without the support of many skilled and treasured friends who have also believed in my vision, and wanted to see it become a reality as much as me. People who have spent time discussing script tweaks, character development, contributed hours of voice acting, and so much more.
Sure, making it on a micro budget does take longer, but something is getting done. Far better than sitting and wishing, right? And maybe in time, your efforts will also inspire those around you.