Comic books and movies have always shared close ties. There really is no difference between story boarding a movie and illustrating a comic book. Many illustrators often move between the two fields of work, as contracts dictate. Many comic book illustrators also work in graphic design fields, from character design to concept design, vehicle design, set design, prop design, landscapes and more.
Here at DARK OZ we have those talented creators. All movie production companies looking for story board artists or designers need look no further than DARK OZ. We have many of Australia's best creators at our fingertips keen to start work on new projects.
The creative talents behind comic books and movies are linked closely together, and comic books and movies are also joined by the stories and characters they portray. Many feature films have been adapted from comic books, and not just the obvious super hero franchises. DECAY has many great stories that would make fantastic short films or even feature length movies. We are also looking at the possibilities of producing our own movies, with certain scripts well under production, though sponsors and financiers would be needed.
These are all exciting options and possibilities for everyone involved with DARK OZ and DECAY, and show just how far things can go when done well. Our business is "dreams and imagination", and anything can happen.
Are you making a movie? Thinking about making a movie? Need ideas for a movie? At DARK OZ we have people in the know and plenty of people keen to make movies, just waiting to be linked up with the right people with similar interests.
Australian Movie makers, advertise your movies here: on the DARK OZ website and in our publications. Our entire audience is focused on Australian stories. Hit your target audience right on the mark with affordable advertising. Contact Darren Koziol at DARK OZ.
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DARK OZ is expanding, networking with contacts in the media industry, and is now working with producers of both film and television. If you have a movie that you'd like to see as a comic book then please email us - email@example.com
Everything is possible for both promotional use and production - short stories, film adaptations, sequels, prequels, tie-ins, spin-offs, etc. Even personal commission work.
For the Australian feature horror film Red Billabong (released in August 2016), DARK OZ was contacted to produce a prologue comic (a cover and internal story pages), written by the movie writer/director himself (Luke Sparke). The comic was given to everyone who attended the premieres of the movie Australia wide, was included in specially marked Blu-Ray releases, and is also printed in issue #22 of DECAY (from DARK OZ).
With over 200 creators, including many of Australia's best writers, artists and designers, we can suit all your needs. We're also keen to talk to film and television developers and producers to make DARK OZ comic book stories come to life on the big (or small) screen.
DARK OZ is currently producing movie comic book adaptations of cult Australian cinema - 'Ozploitation Classics'. The printed comic books are available with the new remastered Blu-Ray releases, from Umbrella Entertainment.
The first comic-book/movie release is 'Stunt Rock' - from 1978 by Brian Trenchard-Smith (director of 'BMX Bandits', 'The Man From Hong Kong', 'Frog Dreaming', and much more, AND cited as one of Quentin Tarantino's favourite directors). 'Stunt Rock' Blu-Ray (with printed comic book) is available from November 2021. The second movie comic book will be released early in 2022, with third and fourth movies/comic-books planned (already in development).
Artists from DARK OZ comics are story-boarding television, commercials AND movies (for both Hollywood Blockbusters and independent films), while also providing concept art, poster designs, character studies, etc - a wide range of illustrative material, writing and design work for film, TV, advertising, and more.
DARK OZ has twice been invited by the QWC (Queensland Writers Centre) to attend events in Brisbane to liaise with industry professionals (from film and TV) - at both 'Adaptable' and 'Genrecon' - to pitch our own stories (to be 'adapted' to the small or BIG screen) and to offer our services.