Blur Focuses on New Short

Venice, Calif.-based Blur Studio has begun production on its second original computer-animated short. The studio’s first film, Aunt Luisa, has garnered a good amount of attention. The three-minute comedy about a woman who imagines that famed band leader Guy Lombardo has taken up residence in her home, was short-listed for Academy Award consideration.

Aunt Luisa has screened at a number of film festivals including the Brooklyn International Film Festival, 3D Festival in Copenhagen and the Dahlonega (Georgia) International Film Festival. It is also scheduled to screen this month at SIGGRAPH and in September at The Breckenridge (Colorado) Festival of Films.

The new film, yet to be titled, is a sci-fi action/adventure directed by Blur co-founder and creative director Tim Miller. Blur Studio hopes to complete the film in time for 2004 Academy Award consideration this fall.

The visual effects and animation house’s credits include the SpongeBob SquarePants 3D stereoscopic ride-film, a Stargate SG-I attraction and the feature Bulletproof Monk. Blur embarked on short film production as a precursor to the production of a feature-length animated film.