Production Blog


Team REFUGE has been hard at work on many fronts in pre-production, story and visual development! We decided it was time for an update and a peek into what it takes to make a story like this a reality. 

Director Leif Jeffers along with Story Artist Johane Matte have locked the story and the script. Johane is now working on cleaning up her storyboards so that Leif can cut them into the rough animatic that he's assembled. 

We've met with a fantastic Sound Designer, William McGuigan (The Kings of Summer, You're the Worst) who is working on putting together a preliminary mix of sounds for the animatic. He's excited to get a chance to be a part of a project this early on and we're really looking forward to hearing what he's come up with. 

Leighton Hickman, Art Director, is close to finishing his next visual development piece which we look forward to sharing with you. 

Department heads Geoff Flint, Production Designer, Yorie Kumalasari, VFX Supervisor and Ian Takahashi, Cinematographer, are all taking Leif's locked script and starting to think about what it will take to make it a reality - which will inform Producer Kristen Murtha as she develops a plan and a budget for production! 

Stay tuned to our production blog for more updates, exciting Q&As and new artwork as we continue on this journey!