Published on February 1st, 2016 | by Chris Blundell1
Making a cartoon movie 2: development is the best part
Continued from last week: New Years (Low) Resolution
I never understood what the term ‘development’ really meant when I started making The Hit Squad movie.
“The Hit Squad” was born. And Roddy Stones, Frankie Miller and Charles Whitecastle became the best band you’d never heard.
The stupid names alone started conjuring up little stories for them, where have they been all this time, who were they, why did they have such dumb names? My notebook soon filled up with randomness about this band and my computer started filling up with 80s style music that I’d been creating. “Love Is A Beast That Cannot Be Tamed”, “Finding Love In A Tramshed” and “Eye-shadow Boy” were all tracks that filled up my hard drive as this little fake band started taking on a life of their own.
The Hit Squad had a world of possibility in front of them, the next question was: What the fuck do I do with all of this?