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Evan Viera and Charley Pope: “AIKO” Teaser

Undaunted after pitching their animated drama series “AIKO” to reluctant networks around LA, creators Evan Viera and Charley Pope committed to develop this atmospheric proof-of-concept teaser about “a young girl who discovers a well of mystical power within herself that she neither wants nor understands.”

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Evan Viera: “The most challenging creative obstacle was figuring out what scenes to include in the teaser. We wrote the season 1 episode outlines way before starting production, and we wanted each scene in the teaser to be an actual moment from the show.

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“Finding the right pace, giving the right clues, and teasing at the important secrets were very difficult obstacles to work around. It’s much easier to storyboard from a script. Trying to create momentum, structure, and progression from snapshots taken from 30 pages of outlines is like trying to narrow down a novel to a single paragraph. I storyboarded the project 10 times before arriving at the final result.

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Produced at ROYGBIV
Created by Evan Viera and Charley Pope
Director: Evan Viera
Writer: Charley Pope
Executive Producer: Tommy Wooh
Producer: Jeremy Morris
Composer: Austin Wintory
Sound: Owen Granich-Young and Sam Plattner

Animation
Supervisor: Jay Jackson | Principal: Charles Badiller and Eva Lusbaronian
Assisting: Felice Wong, Cassandra Larson, Johan Ravit, and Yates Holley (3D)
Design: Evan Viera, Paul Kim, and Tuna Bora

VO: Erin Mulvey
Recording Engineer: Dylan Eiland

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