Now here is something interesting. DEEP is a new animated film based in a post-apocalyptic Earth where humanity has moved underwater to stay alive. It is being directed by Shane Acker, who previously worked on the Tim Burton produced 9, and is being animated by the Ireland-based Brown Bag Films, who previously made the Oscar nominated short films Give Up Yer Aul Sins and Granny O’Grimm. The story revolves around the crew of a nuclear submarine, the Norwood, as they try to discover the secrets of the Wayfarers.
The DEEP team have been provided tools based off Valve’s Source engine, which has powered all of Valve’s games since 2004. The Source engine is allowing Brown Bag much more flexible cinematography than traditional computer-animation methods and allows for a much simpler character animation process while allowing them to render in real time. This brings them massive savings in time and money compared to traditional animation processes.
Enjoy its teaser trailer below and stay tuned for more!
DEEP Teaser Trailer - Source Engine Animated Film