the Last of the Dashkin

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This is the story of the last of the dashkin. The people are all gone and in a world of innocent animals, the solitude, the sadness and bitterness have corrupted his view of life. What does the future hold for such a tragic creature? Will he wander the planet, forever alone until his death? Will he always be the wild King of Brackenwood?

It's a massive honour to be nominated for a 2nd Tank Award, thanks NG! Thank you for front page, all the great reviews and the incredible score for Daily Feature.
Thanks to Brackenwood fans and donors for all the support not only during the 4 weeks I spent making this, but also in the 2 years since I submitted Waterlollies.

Since then I've been working on the Brackenwood feature film outline with my good friend Ryan O'Loughlin. With no plans for a new web episode in the meantime it occurred to me that Brackenwood fans could be waiting years for the feature. I didn't want to abandon them altogether, so this new movie is my way of staying in touch with them and the NG audience.

This is the first Brackenwood short to break away from the "character introduction" style movies that had little or no character motivation and plot. This is a story, not only answering a lot of questions, but asking just as many new ones.

I used Flash CS3, the .fla is over 300MB (half of that is audio) and it took me 4 weeks.
Don't worry I won't be leaving it another 2 years. I plan on starting storyboards on the conclusion in jan-feb 2010.





i saw all the other movies about this little guy and the only thing i can say is...
GO DO THE NEXT ONE NOW!!!please???

srly just awesome

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Always a pleasure, watching your work. This one, however, stood out. I'm glad that the narration is there, because it puts the story together so well. Very well made and thought out. This is what flash movies should be at their best.

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Beautiful, wild and lively. Your animation is very smooth and evocative, yet it sometimes seem to hack and lack sometimes.
It seems very promising and it makes my heart beat in high speed! I look forward to your next submission.

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I'm overjoyed to finally see some back story for Bitey! The Brackenwood series has had my attention since you first got it started and Bitey has always been such an intriguing character. I felt that the animation quality for this one was a little bit less than some of your previous works, but it was still great. I look forward to seeing the conclusion to this.

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4.44 / 5.00

Dec 9, 2009
11:48 AM EST
  • Frontpaged December 11, 2009
  • Weekly Users' Choice December 15, 2009
  • Review Crew Pick December 15, 2009
  • Daily Feature December 10, 2009