Following In the recent steps of Ethyrea's Hollywood Legendary Co-directors, Vic and Andy Armstrong, the latest announcement out of the Ethyrea camp is the surprise addition of award-winning, and world renowned Concept and Visual Artist Randy Gaul. Joining Producers Danica Fontaine, Billy Badalato, Kathy Krantz Stewart, Lou Rawls, Jr, and Executive Producer Edward Jarzobski, the former employee of ILM, Digital Domains, Disney Toons, Disney Imagineering and more, makes Randy's resume look like a veritable "who's who" of filmmaking at it's finest.
"I'm confident that we certainly have one of the finest teams ever assembled in Hollywood History. Everyone on this team is either a brilliant mind, a seasoned veteran, or a hungry new talent with big shoes to fill and the drive to get them there. I'm just looking forward to getting this group of filmmakers actually working together. I think it's going to be a tremendous experience for everyone," says Creator, Writer, and Producer Danica Fontaine.
Randy will be cherry picking his team from his past experiences on films such as Madagascar 3, Rio, Beowulf, Gangs of New York, Signs, and most recently, Mirror Mirror, as he works closely with the already partnered award-winning companies and outstanding crew lining up to work on the new Independent Fantasy BlockBuster Feature, "Ethyrea: Code of the Brethren."
"Randy and his team are just a great group of guys!" says Visual Effects Producer and Partner on the Ethyrea Films, President of Sandman Studios, Stephen Sobisky. "They will make a fantastic addition to the team! I'm really looking forward to working with them all!"
Partnered with Danica Fontaine for nearly two years now, Stephen Sobisky and the team at Sandman Studios, have been along for the ride since the beginning and have watched and worked side by side with Danica and her team as the project has grown to include DQ Entertainment, the "2012 International Animation Studio of the Year award winner", The Armstrong Brothers as Co-Directors on the film, Producers Billy Badalato, Andy Armstrong, Lou Rawls, JR, Danica Fontaine, Casting Director Robyn Owen, Ytinifni Pictures and Sales, Dawna Lee Heising Host and Executive Producer of Eye on Entertainment TV as well as host of MoreHorror.com, recent lifetime achievement award winner Cylk Cozart and even preliminary cast members such as Kathy Krantz Stewart and world renowned 5 time WFF Mr. World and 2x WFF Mr. Universe, Mike Mitchell, not to mention even some of the cream of the crop of the Stunt and Action World have come into the fold who have worked on films from the Hobbit to Twilight to Skyfall. Now, mixed with some of the Bay Area's most Seasoned artistic Talent and, rumor has it, potentially even one of the Bay Area's most exclusive Creature and Mechanics specialty group, Ethyrea stands upon the brink of beginning their Initial Offerings and preparing to move into Casting and Pre-Production. And as for Gaul? Randy is just excited and already has his team briefing and gearing up for the challenge.
"I'm just excited for the journey and thrilled for the opportunity to pick and choose from the very best in the business for this serious challenge of animation and live action genius. I'm hopeful to bring on some of the super talented Bay area personalities for the challenge of this film, and with the crew shaping up the way it so far, really just can't wait to hear who Danica has in talks for the role of Production Designer." says Gaul.
For now, the Ethyrea camp isn't letting that or any of their targeted celebrities slip at all. Information is coming in at a controlled pace, and there are plenty of more people in the future that will be announced before Development and Pre-Production collide into a reality that is quickly looking like it could result in a film that might actually live up to the seven hundred million dollar projections that were made before the Armstrong boys signed on. With Vic and Andy at the helm, and Hollywood's A-list on every facet and turn of this production, one thing's for sure: Ethyrea is certainly starting to turn some heads.