We know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from us, but that’s because we’ve been so busy working on the movie! Here’s a recap of what’s happened over the past six months:
We created a movie poster and announced a release date
We interviewed a bunch of people, including the Director of Jurassic World
We were featured in Prehistoric Times Magazine (again)
We received a dozen more contributions, bringing our total funds raised to $25,413
We grew our social media accounts to 66,500+ friends & fans
We launched a new merch store
James completed his first year at UC Berkeley, and got an internship in the UC Museum of Paleontology
Keep reading if you want the details. Otherwise, stay tuned for more exciting updates. We're almost done, so thanks for sticking with us!
Tony & James Pinto
MOVIE POSTER & RELEASE DATE
Through an amazing collaboration between Glen McIntosh (Jurassic World Animation Supervisor) and Nima Nakhshab (@TheMoviePosterGuy), we’ve created this beautiful concept poster for the film (available in the new merch store).
We’ve also announced a release date for the film, which is June 20, 2021. It will probably be a sneak peek at a near finished version for our crowdfunding supporters, so be sure to get on board. We’re still working out the long-term distribution plan (streaming, DVDs, etc.).
The Coronavirus put a damper on a lot of our scheduled travel during 2020, so we got a little creative with our interview strategy. Through the power of Zoom, we scored a bunch of interviews with world-renowned paleontologists, paleoartists, and dino-enthusiasts around the world, bringing our total number of interviews to 64! Here are some of the latest…
Colin Trevorrow (London, UK) - Director, Jurassic World & Jurassic World: Dominion
Jack Horner (Orange, California) - Paleontologist & Jurassic Park / Jurassic World Dinosaur Consultant
Phil Tippett (Berkeley, CA) - Academy Award Winning Special Effects Wizard & Dinosaur Supervisor on Jurassic Park
Dr. Jingmai O’Connor (Chicago, IL) - Paleontologist, Field Museum
Glen McIntosh (Novato, California) - Animation Supervisor, Jurassic World & Paleoartist
Kallie Moore (Missoula, Montana) - Host of PBS Eons & Paleontology Collections Manager at the University of Montana. Huge thanks to the husband and wife team Kyle and Zuzu Weingart of 99 Productions for their help with capturing this interview.
Dr. Dean Lomax (Doncaster, United Kingdom) - Paleontologist, Author, Adventurer & Science Communicator. Huge thanks to cinematographer Ross Pimlott for his help capturing Dean, both at the Scarboro Museum as well as on the beaches of Whitby.
Dr. Nizar Ibrahim (Detroit, Michigan) - Paleontologist, National Geographic Explorer & TED Fellow.
See the full list of interviewees.
We’re honored to be featured yet again in Prehistoric Times Magazine, this time with a 3-page spread. Wow! We also wrote the cover article about paleoartist and Jurassic World animation supervisor, Glen McIntosh, so be sure to check it out.
We continued to receive contributions on our crowdfunding campaign toward various perks, bringing our total to over $25,000. These funds have--and will continue to be--used for travel, post-production expenses, and the cost of producing and shipping merch. Thank you all for your support!
All of our accounts continued to grow, and now total over 66,500 dino-loving fans. (And they haven’t even seen the movie yet!)
YouTube - Be sure to subscribe!
TikTok - We’ll figure this out eventually…
We’ve officially moved the merch store out of our home office, and into the “cloud!” You can now proudly wear the WD logo on a wide variety of styles, colors, and sizes of clothing, as well as a few new experimental items (masks, phone cases, tote bags). Check out the new merch store, and let us know if there’s anything else we should slap our logo on!