The opportunity to direct for the first time arrived with: A locked script and an in-house staff already committed to other projects. The challenge was to produce a 48 minute, hand drawn animated film without proper infrastructure for the technique, in 11 months and with only 3 persons assigned : A line producer, art director and I served as the director. Outsourcing to a Chilean studio and building a vast network of freelancers; we staffed the production. Then we devised systems to keep track of the delivery and approval for all the offsite work.
As a result we delivered the film on budget and to the complete satisfaction of the co-production partner.