A respectful homage to Shirow Masamune’s manga and Mamoru Oshii’s seminal film “Ghost in the Shell”, this is a modernized direction that still tries to stay true to the original creator’s vision.
What started as a photo tribute directed by Ash Thorp and Tim Tadder, soon became a worldwide collaboration of more than 30 artists from around the world, with each and everyone coming together to help breath life into the project, resulting in the artistic interpretation you see above. For a film that was a comment on the uber-connected society of the future, Project 2501 ended up being itself an example of how this collaborative group of creatives are so connected ourselves.
Behind the Scenes
The process behind this project was vast. Working with friends and new collaborators from around the world and combining that with a live photoshoot that involved underwater photography created lots of interesting production challenges but the hard work paid off in the end. Here are a few behind the scenes shots from the live shoot.
Director + Producer + CG Artist - Ash Thorp
Photographer - Tim Tadder
Talent - Christine "IDIIVIL" Adams
CG Artist - Anthony Scott Burns
CG Artist + Lookdev - Chris Ford
CG Artist - Colin Thomas
Art Director + Designer - Filipe Carvalho
Editor - Frank Deron
3D Lead + CG Artist - Furio Tedeschi
CG Artist - Gavrill Klimov
CG Artist - Hanno Hagedorn
CG Artist - Maciej Kuciara
CG Artist - Michal Misinski
CG Artist - Milton Fernandes
CG Artist - Simon Jones
CG Artist - Vaughan Ling
CG Artist - Valentin Sorokin
Poster Design - Wedge & Lever
Poland Crew - Juice Studios
Behind the Scenes Cinematographer - Kevin Joelson
Behind the Scenes Cinematographer - Rebecca Joelson
Our friends and family, Bahi JD, Kaz Oomori, Ryan Hawkins, Tomas Dyrdula, Vitaly Bulgarov.