Monday, September 24, 2012

Where In The Dump Have I Been?

I've spent the past 4 years pushing through what has been one of the most challenging things I've ever done.  I finished directing my first feature film entitled "Unicorn City".  It's a romantic comedy that I co-wrote with my brother (and a lot of feedback from our father).  The best way I can explain the experience is by saying it was like giving birth to an Alaskan bull moose.  Nearly killed me and my family, but dangit, I love my bull moose and didn't want to put it down.

It was a huge adventure that was made possible by Ken and Patrice Bretschneider, whom I love dearly.  They financed the film and were gutsy enough to invest in the Leflers.  Ken was an Executive Producer along with my father, Tom Lefler.  My older brother, Adrian, produced along with Courtney Russell.  I directed, co-edited, and storyboarded. 

You can check out the website here:  

Watch the trailer here:


Movie Poster

  DVD and BluRay Cover

You can purchase the film at Amazon, ITunes, Blockbuster On demand, CinemaNow.  It should roll out to Hulu, Netflix, and Zune in a bit, as well as Redbox.  Check it out, I know you'll like it!

(Below are some life drawings I've done but never posted.)

I started drawing some of the models as caricatures to help me look for the larger, more simplified shapes.  It was also fun to do something different for a change.

Every time I look at this one I hear a voice in the back of my head say, "Next time remember the arms.  Arms are good.  People like arms.  Everyone will think he fell victim to playing around a wheat thresher."

15 min gesture

15 min gesture

Sustained pose, about 2 hrs.  I like some things in this one.

15 min gesture

15 min gesture

30 min gesture... see what I mean!  The moment I think I have more time I start noodling and it ends up looking like a pile and worse than the 15 minuters above.  Aaarrah!