While studying animation, I became obsessive about making a list of any ideas I thought had potential for developing into stories for animated films.
As my first animated short film Gus went into production, I took a short story writing class as an opportunity to develop my next one. I looked to my list for inspiration. At the time, “elderly craftsman/jeweller” and “ornithopter flying machine” were two that appealed to me, but only after a viewing of Ghost, did a controlling idea and premise emerge. The idea for Levare, which was known as At the Hour, was born.
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