Frank Quitely, the artist behind acclaimed series including "All Star Superman," "New X-Men," "Batman and Robin," "Jupiter's Circle," and many more, turns writer for his next project, an Indiegogo-funded short horror film titled "Nothing to Declare." The film, from first-time producer Mal Young and BAFTA-winning director Will Adams, also features Quitely's character designs brought to life through Tom Bryant's CG art.
"The film's about a nineteen year old guy coming home, from being away from home backpacking. He's a real generous, well-meaning kind of guy," Quitely explains in the Indiegogo promotional video. "Something that he has done for his sister has consequences he could not have anticipated."
"A lot of the horror really is psychological," Adams adds.
In his Indiegogo pitch, Young says he brought together this team, which also includes former Mogwai guitarist John Cummings, with support from the Scottish Film Talent Network. Adams, the director, notes in the video though that as they were working "our ambitions grew and we just ran out of resources to complete that."
"So far only [the] artists working on the film have been paid, all other expenses and equipment have been provided by the studios involved," Young wrote. "The money that we hope you will kindly contribute will pay for additional lighting and composition artists to come in and help complete the project."
Fans interested in supporting the creation of a Frank Quitely-scripted and -designed animated horror short can pledge at "Nothing to Declare's" Indiegogo page.