Colin Levy | Writer / Director


SKYWATCH Kickstarter

Time for an update!

So, I have been working in Amsterdam for the past six months, co-directing an animated short based on the Dutch Comic AGENT 327, at the same studio where I directed SINTEL back in 2009-2010. It's been so great to live in Holland again, and phenomenal to work with such a close-knit crew of long-time friends. They’re really some of the best Blender artists on the planet - I learned so much from them.


We’re in the home stretch now - just another few weeks really. Finishing up animation, lighting and FX work in the studio, with sound, music and color happening externally. I just flew back to San Francisco this week to transition to my sci-fi short SKYWATCH but I’ll be checking in from afar, and I know the short is in great hands. Should be released online next month - I’m excited to share it with the world! 

The goal is to develop the IP into an low/mid-budget animated feature, so hopefully the short proves to be an effective pitch / selling tool. Crossing my fingers.

In other exciting news, we launched a Kickstarter for SKYWATCH in February to finance postproduction and it was a very intense, overwhelming, and gratifying 20 days! We were asking for $35K, and ended up raising over $50,000 - from 490 extremely generous backers!

Check out the campaign here:

The trailer:

And some press:
Coverage on io9
Interview on CafeCG
Interview on Articles of Antiquity

Pretty stoked by life right now. Moving to LA for this next chapter. Gotta finish this movie! More soon,


Colin Levy