Making a web series has presented some challenges and has been an interesting process, so far. ‘Mother’ started off as ‘The Last Reward’ and was developed into ‘Mother’. The development had the added addition of Maori culture and art works as well as story developments changing the main storyline.
‘Mother’ is a series about a world where magic exists that is used by women but men can not use it. There are also different regions in this world that have conflict with each other. A woman called Aasha has an orphan child, Mikah, from a conflicting region and is bringing her up as her own. Aasha holds onto a secret that could potentially harm her relationship with the child. This season tells the story of how Aasha and Mikah came to be together and slowly unfolds the secret that Aasha has held close to herself.
Mother’ has actually been in the making for approximately a year and a half. We have been building the assets needed to make the web series. Over the past year and a half, designed all the characters and drawn orthographics for them. From these orthographics, we have modelled, textured and rigged all the characters that appear in the animation, as well as making some generic characters to be used as background characters. We have also modelled and created props and the environments (world) that will be used in the animation. Now that has sorted all of that, we have started to animate the first episode which is labour intensive and time consuming. Ideally, we would like to have the first episode ready to accompany a funding proposal that we are also working on.