“The life I have lead for all these years has sanded away the meat, the bone and the marrow until only cold hard steel remains… How long until that too is gone? I don’t even know who or what I am anymore….”
Dagon: Troll world chronicles is a dark fantasy film series about gangster trolls, set to the style of 1920’s black and white gangster movies. Fully animated with an amazing voice cast, great story plot and awesome artwork it is unlike anything to be found out there on the web or on the big screen today.
The main character is Dagon, a burned out hitman who feels like life has dealt him a raw deal. Even though he is the best in the trade and feared by both his enemies and his allies he wants out, he wants to retire off-world and set himself up somewhere no one can find him. When he is offered his dream score by the kingpin Kundilla he takes it, knowing full well that it will be his most dangerous job ever. He is commissioned to steal away a “Flesh Item” from an Earth ship arriving on a diplomatic mission, deliver it to Kundilla and get paid. There is just one problem, Dagon is not as cold blooded as he thinks he is and the “flesh Item” turns out to be a human baby girl. Dagon kidnaps the child and sets out to deliver it with his two friends Jaqualin and Maxine. When Dagon learns that the buyer intends to kill and eat the baby rather than just keep her as an exotic pet as he had originally assumed, the deadly assassin must make a crucial decision… Deliver the child to her death and get paid, or go rogue and return her to her family….
The characters are very real, with raw emotions and strong personalities, something usually missing from blockbuster movies which rely heavily on crazy action and wild fight scenes rather than the characters themselves. Dagon is tough and mean, Humphrey Bogart meets James Cagney, with all the style and presence of Michael Corleone. Everyone he has ever loved has either been killed or has betrayed him, he trusts one person on the troll planet of Goth, and that person is himself. Even though he is a merciless assassin and feels no guilt at torturing or killing his enemies, under it all, he is actually a really great guy. Dagon’s only friend is Jaqualin, a nervous, twitchy water troll who has a phobia of germs and is prone to epileptic fits. Jaqualin is clever and likes to invent things and even if he is a self proclaimed coward he’s loyal and means well. Maxine is Jaqualin’s girlfriend, she is loud, brash and a ball buster broad in every sense of the word. She finds herself reluctantly drawn to the human baby, even though she has never been the mothering type ( she is more likely to punch you out than speak to you). The villains include a wild variety of gangster hitmen and assassins, strange and wicked creatures that happen upon Dagon and his friends, and the demon from Hellworld, Necrofer, sent out to find and kill them. But the master mind behind all this, the one who ordered the child to be stolen in the first place, was a sick, depraved crime lord named Houngan. Cruel and sadistic, Houngan enjoys torturing small helpless things, his plans for the human girl are especially horrible, as he despises the humans, and wishes to start a war between the planets of Earth and Goth. Trade wars, mutual mistrust from both sides, and the recent embargo placed on the drug “Sugar” by the humans has made both worlds hostile, and this final act of treachery could very well push Earth over the edge. Especially since the baby was the daughter of the human Ambassador.
I wrote, directed and produced this film and I do almost all the character art, typically I sketch them out in pencil and then ink them in, sometimes black water color is used for shading. The background art for the film was done by several different artists, but the lead background artist is Daniel Compton, a good friend of mine that I met back on deviantart.com, his grand scale drawings and intricate attention to detail gives the series a very dark and cool feel. The music for the film was written by my friend and fellow creator JS Earls a great comic book writer, who is making the comic Antropolis which I am illustrating. Almost all the animation was done by myself and my friend Marco Diaz, a really cool guy who’s fun to work with and very talented. The major fight scenes are going to be done by the animation studio Entcg Animations.
This film has a stellar cast of professional voice actors and actresses, all of them have been terrific to work with, and their contribution to this film has been amazing. Many have already got quite a few accomplishments under their belts including video game voice overs, feature length films, animated movies, commercials, great YouTube channels and motion comics. The cast for Dagon: Troll world chronicles include:
Tony Black as Dagon
Will Collins as Jaqualin
Josephine Rigonan Puno Noble as Maxine
Hunter Mize as Kundilla
Laura Charlie Olson as Fluff
Joshua Passmore as the Ambassador of Earth
Headmaster aka D. Sellers as Houngan
Adan De Paz
I recommend them highly for any voice over project you might have.
To see the actual website for the film series Dagon: Troll world chronicles along with exclusive behind the scenes content, commercials for the series and interviews with the actors click on the link below.
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The first episode of Dagon:Troll world chronicles is set to be released on July 30th 2017 on YouTube.
And so it begins……