If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to make a feature film all by yourself, you can check out an online documentary series titled Details: Making a Movie Called Minushi, in which filmmaker Tyler Gibb shares insights on how he made his film. Gibb has spent the last four years working on the movie and has released segments as web serials that have been viewed by thousands of fans. Likewise, the series of eight, 5- to 10-minute making-of shorts are being released online in chapters.
Completed in January, the Flash-animated Minushi is the story of a young woman named Trixie, who sets out in search of her brother, who was drafted to fight the Giants, massive robots that have come to earth on a mission of destruction. Joined by her faint-hearted best-friend, Khal, she leaves a city under martial law to find a war zone fraught with menacing bandits, lumbering automatons and an army bent on capturing her dead or alive.
Montreal native Gibb started making irreverent short animations that were licensed by AtomFilms, Vivendi’s Uproar.com, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Carsey-Werner Prods. for ABC Television. his flagship website, Boneland.com, partnered with National Lampoon in 2006 to launch the National Lampoon Humor Network.
The first three installments of Details: Making a Movie Called Minushi are currently available for viewing at the official Minushi website, Minushi.com and will also be released to popular web-video portals including Revver.com and YouTube.com.