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Project of the Day: ‘Urbance’

Project of the Day: 'Urbance'

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Elevator Pitch: “Urbance” 

is an animated series with Transmedia developments. The story is set in a dystopian future where a deadly virus prohibits sex, forcing genders to divide into rival gangs. The series is described as a mashup between “Tron,” “Jet Set Radio” and “The Warriors”–mixing urban, hip hop and electro influences. 

Production Team: 
Joel Dos Reis Viegas – Director / Creator 
Sébastien Larroudé – Producer / Creator
Denis Friedman – Producer
Florent Auguy – Concept Artist
Nicolas Ferrand – Concept Designer
Domenico La Porta – Transmedia Architect
Marcin J. Sobczak – Community Manager

About the film: Joel: “Urbance” is a travel back to my roots, literally. I did study animation 13 years ago at Les Gobelins in Paris, and I have always been influenced by hip hop culture. The blend of both came naturally. Story-wise, I was simply driven by the life style in North America. I observed people, the way they look self sufficient sometimes. I exaggerated it to imagine a dystopian world when men and women are fighting.

Current Status: Fundraising 

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page

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