Danny and the Wild Bunch

Multiple-award winning short film. 100K+ views. Selected as Vimeo Staff Pick.

A children’s book author is told that her new manuscript needs to be “darker”, but when her revisions piss off the characters in the book, they come back to make some changes of their own.

“I love when sugar, spice, and everything nice goes to hell.” - gizmodo.com
“It’s fun to watch chipper, CG characters go all horror movie...” - i09.com

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Awards / Official Selections

Winner "Best Short Film" - Las Vegas Film Festival
Winner "Best Animation" - Catalina Film Festival
Winner "Best Animation" - Asheville Film Festival
Winner "Best Fantasy Short Film" - Beverly Hills Shorts Festival
Winner "Honorable Mention" - LA Underground Film Festival 
Winner "Best Animated Short Film" - ILoveShortFilms.com

Official Selection - Bahamas International Film Festival
Official Selection - Golden Door Film Festival
Official Selection - Asheville Cinema Festival
Official Selection - Catalina Film Festival
Official Selection - Las Vegas Film Festival
Official Selection - Cucalorus Film Festival
Official Selection - Indie Memphis Film Festival
Official Selection - Atlanta Shorts Fest
Official Selection - LA Underground Film Festival
Official Selection - Cinequest Film Festival
Official Selection - Sedona International Film Festival
Official Selection - Cleveland International Film Festival
Official Selection - Beverly Hills Shorts Festival
Official Selection - Filmets Badalona Film Festival - Spain
Official Selection - Imaginaria Animation Festival - Italy
Official Selection - Hyperdrive Sci-fi and Fantasy Film Festival
Official Selection - SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase 2015

Featured On - Shortfil.ms: The Web's Best Short Films
Featured On - Film Shortage: Best Scripted Shorts Online

Featured in: DESIGN FOR MOTION, by author Austin Shaw.

Credits:

Written and Directed by: Robert Rugan
Produced by: Molly Mayeux
Executive Produced by: Adam Schlossberg
Director of Photography: Pete Konczal 
Starring: 
Rob Tepper as Danny @teptep
Nora Zehetner as Miranda 
Script Supervisor: Heather Bruner
Assistant to the Producer: Belle Jiao
1st Assistant Camera: Jon Cooper
Gaffer: Eric Hora
Best Boy Electric: Trevor Fields
Key Grip: Chad Battinelli
Set Photographer: Justin Tyler
Costumer: Jackie McCoubrey
Hair/Make-up: Faye Lauren
Production Designer: Niki Azevedo
Prop Master: Taylor Derwin
Sound Mixer: Jon Mendel
Original Score: Brooks Ball
Sound Design and Mix: Joel Raabe
VFX Supervisor: Dave Thomlison
Character Designer: Tad Lambert
Animation Supervisor: Laura Skowronski Nattam
Technical Directors: Angel Negron, Chris Covelli
Modeling/Rigging: Chris Covelli, Angel Negron, David Alonso, Dave Thomilson
Lead Animator: Frank Patterson
Animators: David Alonso, Laura Skowronski Nattam, Nick Martinelli, David Damm, Eric Lampi, Chris Covelli, Dave Thomilson
LookDev: Angel Negron, Chris Covelli
Tracking: Dave Thomilson, Todd Alan Peleg, Patrick Arrington, Tinizsi Gadegbeku, Nick Martinelli, Chris Covelli
Additional Modeling: Domel Libid, Brandi Dimino
Lead Compositor: Adrian Winter
Colorist: Sal Malfitano
Lead Color Assistant: Tom Tomilson
Finishing Producer: Jason Farber