22 September 2014
Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm to Launch on Kickstarter
By Anderson Entertainment
Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm is a new production from Anderson Entertainment. On 30th September Firestorm will launch on crowdfunding website Kickstarter, with the aim of raising enough funding to produce the pilot episode.
Firestorm will be made in Ultramarionation – a unique combination of techniques that are entwined with the Gerry Anderson universe: practical effects (real explosions), physical sets and props, model miniatures and, of course, puppets! We believe that the tangibility of legendary Gerry Anderson productions like Thunderbirds and Stingray was a major part of their success, and why so many generations have enjoyed and continue to enjoy those wonderful shows. We want to see a return to in-camera effects and film-making, and that’s one of the things we hope you’ll love about Firestorm!
The series is based on the one originally developed by Gerry Anderson, before it was produced as an anime series in Japan in 2003. We’ve gone back to Gerry’s original notes, scripts, synopses etc. and redeveloped the show from those original Anderson elements.
We have many, many talented people working on the project – most of whom worked with Gerry himself, or have a love and understanding of those elements that make a true Gerry Anderson production.
Firestorm launches on 30th September on Kickstarter!