Even though I did not think that 9 was a complete success, it was a great pleasure to speak with Shane Acker, especially hearing him talk about his inspirations, and his approach to the creative process. A good interview, I think.
9, Shane Acker's first feature film, is out this week. Adapted from an award-winning (and Academy Award-nominated) short film from 2005, 9 is a dark, imaginative, dystopic 3D animated film that is full of expressive design and mad bouts of inspiration, as little 'stitchpunk' ragdolls live and survive in a post-apocalyptic world.
I recently had the chance to speak with Acker, about his background in architecture and sculpture, the process of adapting the short into a feature (with the help of producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov), as well as the processes and influences that go into creating a disinctive, affecting world.
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