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Melton Cartes – AlbinoPigGorilla Studio

Oxygen Wars is a Semifinalist!

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Great news! The Oxygen Wars screenplay has made it to the Quarterfinals in the Stage 32 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Screenwriting Contest. Keep your fingers crossed…

As you may know, we at AlbinoPigGorilla Studio are about to start a fundraising campaign to put a budget together to produce Oxygen Wars as a live-action/CGI feature.

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Change in plans!

We recently realized that instead of divvying up our company into shares, we can raise funds and divvy up our IPs, our intellectual properties, The Grocery Boy, our fantasy/sci-fi adventure episodic series, Oxygen Wars, our sci-fi CGI and live-action war movie, and Santa Barbara, our G-rated animated feature film. Stay tuned for more news on how we’re going to do this. It’ll be a combination of investment opportunities and crowdfunding. Thanks for reading!

Oxygen Wars Sells Out

The Tiniest Bookstore.

Well, of the first batch of hard copies that I ordered.

So, I’ve ordered 40 more hard copies, paperbacks to keep selling them the way I’ve been selling them, at my local cafe as I sit there working on stuff.

I don’t have numbers for online sales, but I know that folks have bought some. So, I’ll be getting that info eventually.

Oddly rather effective.
Angus, wondering where those next books are.

Happy New Year, 2019!

Happy New Year from AlbinoPigGorilla Studio.

We are busily working on four projects in 2019.

Santa Barbara is in its first draft form as a feature-length screenplay. This is an animated feature about a Stork who gets injured while delivering a baby. At his crash site in the forest they meet Sasquatch, a Bigfoot, and eventually agreed to help each other deliver Sasha. But Sasquatch has a pesky Bigfoot hunter on his tail and the Hunter soon realizes that he’s onto not one but two mythical creatures and he’s going to be rich and famous as soon as he can capture them.

The script is 83 pages, so approximately 83 minutes, and we have a few people reading it see if it works.

The InvestiGator is a retired police detective Crocodile who hates being called “The InvestiGator” and who now only focuses on lost dog cases. However, being a brilliant but underestimated detective, Croc can’t help but sniff out crime and corruption. This leads him to uncover several murders, a large-scale fraud scheme, and an attempt to frame him for most of it.

We’re narrowing down the basic character design for The InvestiGator in preparation to pitch it to Frederator Studios. We’re also hammering out the broad strokes on the story arc for 3 or 4 seasons.

Up Late… is an animated late night talk show parody about a drunk who hosts a talk show from his crappy apartment. But what’s really going on gets revealed as our host, Giuseppe, gradually starts to realize that his reality is not exactly what he assumes it is. This “show” isn’t as great as he thinks it is. What’s more, it’ probably not even a show, more like penance for something he did.

Wild Pugs is an animated short about a family on a camping vacation whose tasty and aromatic picnic is suddenly disrupted by a marauding horde of unknown ravenous creatures. It comes down to mom to save the day.

We have a preliminary animatic of the whole story clocking in at about two and a half minutes. We’ll be animating this in After Effects and are excited to see it finished.

Front cover design for the novel Oxygen Wars by Melton Cartes
Oxygen Wars by Melton Cartes

Recently we launched a publishing arm called AlbinoPigGorilla Press and we re-released a novel by one of us called Oxygen Wars. Originally written as a feature-length science fiction screenplay, Oxygen Wars is the story of a dirt planet that is home to thousands of armored human clone soldiers fighting an endless war. Damage sustained by one soldier’s communication system renders Angus invisible and alienated from his fellow soldiers, but free for the first time in his life to question the war as his dormant humanity finally awakens.

Check out our website, to keep up on our projects and progress. We also have a Patreon and a GoFundMe page if you’d like to support us.

An Explosive Scene

Angus leaps to safety, along with some Attackers and Defenders, as the reactor blows.

What happens when you’re no longer a controlled pawn in a war?

“Melton Cartes’ Oxygen Wars has all the earmarks of a classic. Mr. Cartes has been able to combine the human emotions of wonder and the search for peace with the all too prevalent human lust for war in a way that can be understood by every generation. Though Oxygen Wars is set in a time that is centuries in our future, then as now, war rages on. And although Cartes’ warriors are genetically created, the soul of man is with them. This is a sleeper that will wake your heart and imagination. It is a must read for science fiction buffs and also those of us who enjoy reading of the triumph of the human spirit.”

— Jeanne M. Evans
The main character Angus leaps to safety as the terraforming plant's nuclear reactor blows.
Angus leaps to safety, along with some Attackers and Defenders, as the reactor blows.

Using his newly woken instincts, Angus has achieved something no one has done in a long time, a reactor meltdown of a terraforming plant.

Cover Design for Oxygen Wars novel

Buy Oxygen Wars now from Amazon or your favorite online book retailer in paperback or e-book.

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