‘RED’ is the horny tale of Rudolph as you’ve never seen him before.
Once a legend, hero, and leader of the pack, he now lives alone in a trailer on the outskirts of the North Pole.
After watching a documentary charting his fall from grace, a fired up Red decides to make the ultimate comeback and reclaim his spot as the King of Deers. Cue a ‘Rocky’ style montage and heaps of deer gags as we witness the sheer power and determination of the world’s most famous reindeer.
In a film bursting with testosterone, carrot smoothies, and 80’s inspired hoof-wear, ‘RED’ is the result of over 2 years of blood, sweat and beers.
Lock yourself in for a hairy ride!
Credits / Collaborators / Cast
Animation Studio: Ritzy Animation
Directed by: ‘Two Jeffs’
Design: Dan Edgley, Theresa Haas, Claire Thimon
Storyboards: Adam Beer, Dan Edgley
Modelling and Texturing: Maddalena Delvecchio, Davide Sasselli, Dan Edgley
Rigging: Vasil Shotarov
Layout and Animation: Jessica Kersey-Preston, Dan Edgley, Marta Pevida, Tom Stratford
Look Development: Charlie Batho
Lighting: Charlie Batho, Tom Flavelle
Compositing: Charlie Batho, Tom Flavelle, Dan Edgley
Rendering: Yellowdog – yellowdog.co
Sound: Box Of Toys Audio – boxoftoysaudio.com
Vocals: Marcello Music – marcellomusic.com
The Making Of
The story behind the film
We’ve always loved the idea of an underdog story and were getting a bit tired of seeing lots of happy/cute Christmas tales. We’d never seen Rudolph depicted in a negative or dark way before, and this excited us. Films like Rocky, 8 Mile and The Wrestler were big inspirations, as were shows like Breaking Bad, and even The Office.
We had the initial idea over two years ago, but the actual production took just over a year from start to finish. However, this was not full time, it was in bite size chunks between our commercial work.