Here’s a great article about one of the Science Fiction projects we support, Strange Frame, by the creator GB Hajim. If you haven’t seen it yet, read on and see what it’s all about. – Forward by, Grin.
“How fortunate are those who can frame the beauty of the strange” are the words that open this animated sci-fi adventure and the movies stays true to the phrase through and through. I developed a new style of hand drawn cutout for this movie to add to the weirdness. Strange Frame is the story of a saxophonist Parker C. Boyd (played by the sultry voiced Claudia Black) who leaves the comfort of her middle caste existence, tracking to be an engineer, to find her way following her passions playing music in Ganymede City. As our story begins it is the 28thcentury, 200 years after the Great Earth Exodus. We’re on Ganymede, one of Jupiter’s moons. Our hero Naia (Tara Strong) is a feisty, young singer-songwriter who falls in love with the beautiful saxophonist Parker. The two embark on their new relationship and also form a band — and now they have to not only make it as musicians but also to fight for their freedom.
The all-star voice cast includes Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Legend), Claudia Black (“Stargate SG-1,” “Farscape”), Ron Glass ( “Firefly,” “Barney Miller”), Juliet Landau (“Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”, “Ed Wood”), Tara Strong ( “My Little Pony”,”Rugrats”, “Princess Mononoke”), George Takei (“Star Trek”, “Heroes”), Michael Dorn (“Star Trek”, “Transformers”), Claudia Christian ( “Babylon 5”, “Starhyke”), Alan Tudyk (“Firefly”, “Dollhouse”), and Cree Summer (“Rugrats”, “Drawn Together”, “Transformers”)
After its world premiere at Sci-Fi London: The International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, it won the “Best Feature Film” award at the 2012 Dragon Con. It is currently being distributed all across North America.
“In the current climate of parody, pastiche, re-hashing, re-booting and recycling of films, it is so refreshing to see a film as unique, original and enjoyable as Strange Frame: Love and Sax… Strange Frame is a rare film: inspiration by other forms is noticeable, but it is not merely repetition or homage. It is a dreamscape, one that does not shy aware from the ugly, yet celebrates the beautiful.” – Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg, Twitch Film
“It’s thrilling, sexy, entertaining due to it’s massive amount of music and visual stimulation, but more importantly, a story that has a deep meaning and a refreshing plotline. This film has cult classic written all over it.” – AJ Garcia, Shakefire
“Not since WIZARDS have I enjoyed a rock musical with animation this much. Speaking of animation the characters are exquisite…The smooth flow of this cutting edge film is more than sci-fi animation – it is an experience not to be missed.” – Jeri Jacquin, Movie Maven
“an electrifying trip for the eyeballs, fully embracing a visual style that, at most, very few films share.” -Tyler Foster, DVDTalk
“What the fuck? No really. What the fuck? I must have said that at least twenty times while watching this crazy, visual trip of
a film…I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen and will be tuning in again for repeat viewings.” – Mike Gencarelli, MediaMikes
“If youʻre a sci-fi fan this a must see…like a vintage issue of Heavy Metal come to life and given depth. The graphics alone could make Strange Frame a head-turner, but then add to it a legendary sci-fi voice cast…it’s own beast, and well worth a look if you get a chance.” – Brett Cullum, DVD Verdict
“One could call Strange Frame the best animated motion comic, except that it is not a comic…the combination of the hand-painted, computer assisted animation and CGI results in a very unique look. This will draw in a lot of people, even if they are not drawn in by the story. Personally, I was fascinated with both.” – C.S. Strowbridge, The Numbers
“If ever you wondered what a truly unhinged mash-up of the dominant production styles of Heavy Metal, Barbarella and Blade Runner would look like, here’s your chance.” – Danielle Riendeau, AfterEllen