Squeers – For The Love Of Nuts!
Today sees the online launch of a teaser created for SQUEERS – a local show concept promoting equal rights for squirrels everywhere… and everyone else too.
SQUEERS is a new, edgy and hilarious animated TV series in development, is based on an original South African LGBTI comic strip by Roberto Millan. The teaser was directed by animator Matt Torode and is written by Johannesburg based writer, storyteller and performer, Lebogang Mogashoa. Wendy Spinks, the Creative Producer and EP will be championing Squeers while looking for investment and broadcast partners for the planned 78 x 7” TV series.
WARNING: adult content
Catch the team on Espresso on Tuesday 7th June at 07.00 AM!
SQUEERS takes a satirical but affectionate look at the lives and daily escapades of Neil and Artel, two gay squirrels in search of success, love and happiness.
To produce the new teaser, the team worked with René Veilleux and Donald Lopez, both experienced voice directors and casting agents in Los Angeles at Verite Entertainment, to find the right voice talent for the future global cast.
“From the moment we first met Wendy Spinks of Zeropoint Studios in LA, and she told us about the project we knew we wanted to come on board and help right away!” said René Veilleux. “As two openly gay producers who live and work together, just like Artel and Neil, the idea of two gay squirrels and their daily creative escapades was very relatable and irresistible! We’re very proud to be a part of such a clever and fun project. The show deserves to get picked up. Also, selfishly, we’re looking forward to having more fun in the recording studio with everybody! ”
The Squeers teaser is being launched to coincide with Gay Pride month in June 2016.
The NFVF (National Film and Video Foundation) have supported this project and funded the development to produce the teaser video.
If you believe in equal rights for squirrels, support the teaser by viewing and sharing. You’ll be helping the team get the right eyes on this unique property! Please hashtag #IAMPride #IAMSqueer.
To find out more about SQUEERS or request an interview, contact Wendy Spinks at firstname.lastname@example.org