Bron Studios, the Canadian production company that’s currently in production on its first feature-length animated film, plans to dig deeper into the world of animation.
Animation World Network recently reported that the company is expanding its production facilities to include a new studio in Duncan (located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia). The studio is set to house production on Henchmen (currently produced at Bron’s main headquarters in Burnaby) and will serve as the main production home for future animated film and television productions that are currently in development.
The Duncan studio is currently recruiting staff members for a number of open positions (lighters, FX artists, technical animators, character riggers, etc.).
Aside from Henchmen, Bron Studios is no stranger to animation. It previously produced the Mighty Mighty Monsters series of three hour-long TV specials (the third of which won the 2015 Leo Award for Best Animated Program or Series).
“We’re really excited about establishing a vibrant animation community outside the lower mainland,” said Bron Studios co-founder Brenda Gilbert. Speaking of the new studio, Gilbert said, “The studio in Duncan allows us to make the most of the incredibly supportive tax credits while offering artists the opportunity to live and work in a truly beautiful place.”
The film will be directed by Adam Wood from a screenplay by Wood and David Ray (with a re-write by Saturday Night Live scribe Dennis McNicholas). Bron Studios has yet to secure a US distributor for the film.
The plot synopsis for the film reads as follows:
In a world of super-villains, evil schemes and global domination… someone has to take out the Trash. Welcome to the world of Henchmen, third class. When a fresh-faced new recruit joins the Union of Evil, he is assigned to a motley crew of blue-collar workers led by fallen henchmen Hank. But when “The Kid” accidentally steals the super villain’s ultimate weapon, Hank must break his “risk nothing” code to save the boy he’s befriended, even if it means becoming the one thing he has always avoided… being a hero.
Henchmen is currently planned for an unspecified 2016 release window.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to Henchmen and other projects from Bron Studios?
Edited by: Hannah Wilkes