Spice Frontier, a new animated short from Steamroller Studios and recipient of numerous official selections and accolades (Independent Short Awards, Dragon Con Independent Film Festival, L.A. Int’l Film Festival’s Indie Shot Fest, IndieX, Jelly Fest, DaVinci Film Festiva)l, will be released online on June 4.
The story centers on space explorer Kentucky “Kent” Williams and his cyborg pilot C-LA as they scour the universe for rare Earth spices, centuries after the planet’s destruction. The eight-minute short features a fast-paced action sequence aboard The Silent Tide, an abandoned research facility floating in space. The events in the short forecast a few major plot points and introduce the mystery and suspense from Spice Frontier’s broader story — Steamroller is hoping to continue following this out-of-this-world action-adventure and its compelling characters in a TV series or feature film project in the near future.
Steamroller Studios is based in Mount Dora, Florida. The tech and animation powerhouse provides high-end animation and experience design for clients. Their work can be seen across blockbuster films, popular video games — including Fortnite and Mortal Kombat — as well as attractions at some of the world’s largest theme parks.
For Steamroller’s first in-house developed animation project, Spice Frontier artists experimented with a new animation technique, developing two-dimensional characters and worlds from a 3-D animation process.
The studio is hosting a Facebook Live watch party to celebrate the release, which will be followed by a live Q&A with the creators. Spice Frontier will also be available to view at www.spicefrontiershort.com.