2 years in the making, Grey lsland was produced on virtually no budget and is living proof independent animators can make money off of their art and make their work stand out online no matter who they are.
WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH GREY ISLAND
The success of this film shows animators can bring their characters and stories to life outside of the studio system and without a traditional platform, even if you have little or no followers starting out. As an independent artist and storyteller, you can:
BRING YOUR CHARACTERS TO LIFE
You can draw, you can create, you can bring your characters to life! You don't need to be a master artist, you just need to use your imagination and put pen to paper.
BUILD A FOLLOWING FOR YOUR WORK
You can make your work stand out from the pack even if you don't think you're as good as other artists. People don't want you to impress them, they want you to be yourself!
TELL YOUR OWN STORIES
You can make your own animated series, shorts, or feature films and tell your own unique stories through animation.
MAKE A LIVING OFF YOUR ART
You don't need YouTube or funding from investors, you just need to make animation you believe in. Who would have thought?
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"This is the craziest animated film I've ever seen. Everyone needs to watch this movie."
- Cathy E.
"Dan has passion in his work and that shows with each frame and line."
- Neeko F.
"My mind is blown."
- Chris V.
Watch on your favorite device, anytime.
You get an HD Digital Download you can watch on your TV, Computer, Tablet, or Phone.
Live Q&A Hangout Party — You're Invited!
Buy the Limited Edition Grey Island Character Print at checkout and join us in a few weeks for a Q&A session with filmmaker Dan Ekis to answer your questions about:
- How to build a following - Making independent animation - What was up with that crazy ending!?
Limited seats available.
THE LIMITED EDITION GREY ISLAND CHARACTER PRINT
"Amazing . . ."
- Jeff H.
"Dan's artwork is the most creative and surreal artwork I have ever encountered."
- Max L.
"Dan's artwork is eye-catching and one of a kind!"
- Lindsey G.
A WORD FROM THE FILMMAKER
You can find true happiness pursuing something your heart calls you to do.
I learned that making this film.
The time I spent in the Grey Island universe made me feel like a kid again!
If you have stories you want to tell, characters you want to bring to life, animation you want to create . . . just do it.
You may not feel like you're good enough, and no one may be watching at first, but it's totally worth it, and you never know how big a splash you can make until you try.
-Dan Ekis, Director of Grey Island
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*This film contains explicit language, animated blood and violence, and frightening sequences which may not be suitable for small children. Viewer discretion is advised.
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