What do you get when Family Guy and Nintendo conceive a child at Spinal Tap orgy? The Hit Squad!
If you are always on Twitter, and you have people in your circles who love the 80s and everything that goes with it – especially 8-bit stuff, then you might have gotten wind of the world’s first pixellated feature film. That is The Hit Squad.
Here’s a quick look at what the film is all about.
The film follows Roddy Stones and his washed-up 80’s band as they try and get one last hit record to save their recession-hit studio from falling into the hands of their infinitely more successful rivals. The band embark on a journey of sex, skulduggery and synthesized music in order to face the demons of their past, and battle the nefarious ‘The Boss’ in order to get back their fame, fortune and cocaine stash.
The film has a strong ironic take on friendship, love, loss and the use of class A drugs.
I don’t know about you, but that is more than enough to get one interested in seeing the animation come to life. Oh, and did I already mention that it is the world’s first pixellated feature film?
And to give you a little bit more, check out this video.
More videos to be found on their YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/superpixelbrothers.
Now here’s the fun part. You can become part of this momentous endeavor. Head over to indeogogo and support The Hit Squad. They are targeting $25,000 so that actual production can start, and boy, Chris Blundell – the writer and director – will love you for it. This guy works so hard to promote the project, and rightly so.
Even if you do not have much money (like me!), the minimum contribution of $5 will not hurt you, and you will sleep at night with the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping someone’s dream come true.
Oh, and did I already it’s for a pixellated feature film?