Thursday, March 18, 2010
One of the projects I've been working on for the past year has been Ayn Rand's "Anthem." A dystopian story in which the main character lives in a collective society with no concept of the individual. One of my childhood favorites "The Giver" definitely took some cues from this classic. When researching the story I found it interesting that Rand had written to Disney herself to say that if "Anthem" were ever to become a film, she would want it to be the animated kind. An idea for the story to be developed as a ballet was also thrown around but never went anywhere. So I saw this as an opportunity to try it out. Here are some character sketches.