"You shouldn't dream your film, you should make it!"
"My good films were independent and my bad films were not."
"I am an animator. I feel like I'm the manager of a animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. I'm rather like a foreman, like the boss of a team of craftsmen. That is the spirit of how I work."
"People want to be creatively satisfied, and having fun is such an important part of that."
An independent animation production house
New Machine Studios was founded on November 6th, 2003 in the historic Barron building in downtown Calgary. From the beginning, our plan was to build a library of original animated films. We wanted to tell our own stories and use the medium we loved, animation, to do it. We just didn't know how, exactly.
So, we just got started. We bought a bunch of cheap computers, a few seats of Maya, and got to work. We didn't know anything about producing animation, but we knew that if we recruited dedicated people and trusted each other, worked our asses off and never gave up, we'd figure it out.
Fifteen years later, with twenty-six half-hours of television, seven feature films (and counting) and a ton of commercial projects behind us, we're still doing just that:
We find dedicated artists and support their need to create
LeaderNo studio would hire me,
so I started my own.
DriverI'm still trying to decide
between art and commerce.
Lovingly hand-crafted original stories
Valley of the LanternsCGI/2D Hybrid Animated Feature
Young George and the DragonCGI Animated Feature
Tales of the First People: Spirit TalesCGI Animated Feature
The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Traveling CircusClassically Animated Feature
The Wizard's Christmas: Return of the Snow KingCGI Animated Feature
Raven Tales: The MovieCGI Animated Feature
Kahlil Gibran's The ProphetAnimated Feature
Planet Rok2D Animated Series
The Wizard's ChristmasCGI Animated Feature
Roy in the CloudsMixed Media Animated Series
Ozark the Aardvark2D Animated Series
Raven Tales: The SeriesCGI Animated Television Series