Automata is a project that we really love, and it’s something we've actually been pitching to folks in Hollywood for about five years now. Each time we put it out there we hear the same thing, which is “it’s too risky”, “it’s too expensive”, Not a big enough market”, “Robot films bomb at the box office” .
Eventually we started working with our friend Van, who you might know as the guy who filmed PA the Series. Van is a talented guy and he happens to be a huge Automata fan. Van showed us some special effects tests and some 3D models that he thought might work for a live action Automata film. We loved what we were seeing and not too long ago we actually saw some test footage that put it all together with real actors and everything. It looked rad and Van pitched us on the idea of an Automata series that would run online.
He managed to secure some funding from the state of Washington since he’s a local filmmaker and it’s a good start. The next step is to Kickstart the project which we plan on doing this summer. Assuming the Kickstarter succeeds Van would film the series this fall. So if you’re an Automata fan there’s a good chance you’ll see Sam and Carl appearing in their very own mini series early next year!