Synopsis

The Dummy vs. The Mad Robots follows the journey of Bob, a lonesome traveler, looking for his place in the world. While exploring the mysterious town of Learning City, a deadly force enters that threatens him and his knew friends, but could possibly be the catalyst that changes how he views himself in the world.

About the Film

The Dummy vs. The Mad Robots is a film that was written by four 2nd graders, for the 2014 Champaign-Urbana Pens-to-Lens competition. Production on the film unfortunately had to be put on hold, but will be resuming in the very near future. Check back for updates on the film!

Poster artwork by Michael Wiley.

Directed By

Carter Boyce

Art Direction

Annie McLean

Produced By

  Luke Boyce   Brett Hayes

Written By

 Mary Bryant   Trevor Hahn    Nate Hopkins   Jackson Reder

Starring

Michael Schuff    Micah Boyce

“Lets go to the robots!” ~Dummy

Characters

Bob

Bob is a lone-some traveler, searching for meaning, and eager to prove to himself that he is more than what the world sees him as. Upon his travels, he comes across the mysterious Learning City, and encounters a duo that might change his life forever.

Interactive Wireframe

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Character Design

Annie McLean

Sculpt, Model, Texture, Render

Carter Boyce

Software

Zbrush, Maya

Dummy

Dummy is a sad and forgotten karate dummy. He hasn’t been used by his master in many years, and remains by himself in the corner of the dojo. When some outside visitors threaten Learning City, Dummy realizes he may have to play a big part in protecting the city and everyone who lives there.

Interactive Wireframe

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Character Design

Micah Boyce

Sculpt, Model, Texture, Render

Carter Boyce

Software

Zbrush, Maya

Master

Master is an ancient martial arts sensei and the owner of the Dojo that sits at the center of Learning City. Master is the leader of the city, and the maker of Dummy. After many years of neglecting his once cherished karate dummy, he may once again get to experience the joy he got from Dummy many, many years ago.

Interactive Wireframe

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Character Design

Annie McLean

Sculpt, Model, Texture, Render

Carter Boyce

Software

Zbrush, Maya

“That is just my dummy. He doesn’t know anything.” ~Master

Environment

Learning City

Learning City is the city in which our story takes place, and at the center of the city sits the Dojo. The Dojo was built by the Master when he first appeared at this location 250 years ago. Back then, it was just a lonely and lifeless desert, but the Master was able to make 2 Banzai trees grow from the seeds he had received from his grandmother during his 4th life-cycle. These trees now stand as the foundation for the Dojo, and all that it represents. When the people from surrounding areas heard of the Master’s ability to make these trees grow there, they began arriving at the Dojo and seeking the Master’s knowledge on life. As time went on, many people decided to stay around the Dojo, and began to educate newcomers on the different areas of life in which they excelled.

Learning Buildings

Environment Design

 Annie McLean Carter Boyce

Sculpt, Model, Texture, Render

Carter Boyce

Software

Zbrush, Maya, Photoshop

Wizard School

Wizard School

Wizard School

Wizard School

Wizard School

Wizard School