Production company A24 recently unveiled a new upcoming project called The Legend of Ochi† The film is considered a fantasy epic. It will be Isaiah Saxon’s directorial debut. He directs a main cast that includes Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Finn Wolfhard and Helena Zegel. The title is based on Saxon’s original characters, world and screenplay.
A synopsis for the project reads: “The Legend of Ochi follows a young girl (Zengel) who runs away from home and learns to communicate with an elusive species known as Ochi.” Composer and founder of Dirty Projectors, Dave Longstreth, creates an original score for the film. He has contributed to the animation and film of Saxon studio Encyclopedia Pictura on multiple occasions.
Isaiah Saxon, co-founder of Encyclopedia Pictura, has experience in the music industry. He has directed music videos for many musicians such as Bjork, Panda Bear, Kanye West, Grizzly Bear and the aforementioned Dirty Projectors. It will be interesting to see his leap from music to the big screen. Encyclopedia Pictura has another project in the works, which is an animated series for Apple. The pilot, coming to Cartoon Network, is called do it yourself.The show is inspired by DIY.org, an online community created to teach children practical skills.
Production will be performed by Saxon and Encyclopedia Pictura, along with Traci Carlson and Richard Peete for Neighborhood Watch and Jonathan Wang for Year of the Rat. Executive producers will be: Avengers: Endgame directors the Russo Brothers, as well as Mike Larocca and Angela Russo-Otstot of AGBO. Also executive producing are Louise Lovegrove and Alex Plapinger.
A24 has developed some of the most acclaimed films of the past decade, such as drama Moonlightscience fiction Ex Machina and horror title Heir apparent.The studio is best known for adult-oriented stories. However, The Legend of Ochi will be the first family film made by the company. It will have the themes that A24 fans are used to right now. Insiders describe the project as a return to old-fashioned kindergarten.lord of the rings Peter Jackson photos. Apparently those at the head of the company loved Saxon’s world so much that they jumped at the chance to work with him.
A24 is known by people in the Hollywood industry for taking big risks with new directors, as they did with Ari Aster with his directorial debut Heir apparent† That film was a box-office success and became part of many critics’ Best Films of the 2010s lists. In addition to taking risks, A24 is also known for long-term collaborations with filmmakers. After his second movie midsummer premiered in 2019, Aster began working on his third title with the company. His new project is currently being filmed. The Legend of Ochi could be the start of a new long-term partnership between Saxon and A24.
Saxon is represented by Verve, 2AM and Hansen, Jacobson. Dafoe is represented by CAA and Circle of Confusion. z angel is represented by CAA and Artists Partnership. Watson is represented by UTA, Independent Talent in the UK and Schreck Rose. Wolfhard is represented by CAA, Velocity Entertainment Partners and Jackoway Austen. This news originated on Deadline.