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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.” [Read more]

Evan Viera and Chris Bishop Look Deep into the “Caldera”

After an incredible sweep thru the festival circuit, Evan Viera (director/composer/co-Writer) and Chris Bishop (co-writer/animation supervisor/story artist) just released their wonderful CG short “Caldera” for your viewing pleasure.

Evan Viera: “‘Caldera” is inspired by my father’s struggle with schizoaffective disorder. In states of delusion, my father has danced on the rings of Saturn, spoken with angels, and fled from his demons. He has lived both a fantastical and haunted life, but one that’s invisible to the most of us. In our differing understanding of reality, we blindly mandate his medication, assimilate him to our marginalizing culture, and entirely misinterpret him. ‘Caldera’ aims not only to venerate my father, but all brilliant minds forged in the haunted depths of psychosis.” [Read more]