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 teared up a little.

Simply wonderful. Good luck with that feature length project, I'll be sure to buy two if/when it ever comes out!

words fail...

Wow, just wow.
This is the another great in a great series of great animations.

I wait with baited breath for the next animation.

Wonderful as always...

But there is a small problem that got on my nerves and that I found really distracting throughout the film, maybe its just me, or its supposed to be part of the film, There was a massive grey border going along the top and right hand side of the screen, I used a popup, I expanded the screen size, and it just wouldn't go away, I found this to be VERY annoying and its the reason why I gave it an 8 instead of a 10.

anywho your attention to detail is staggering and the narrator was a brilliant touch, hats off to you, this is the best thing since waterlollies (I have always wanted to know where Bitey came from!)


great job

amazing flash, but why add a narrative voice over?

Was it too difficult to discern the plot without having someone hand feed it to us?

IMO the voice is nice but also a crutch to true story telling, and you have clearly shown in your other works that you can tell a story without it, so why start now?

Flawless execution

I always felt there was a "higher" being in Brackenwood. I'm hoping that this story doesn't take us to far to the "right". I'm enjoying the "magic" of the series. Don't get to philosophical on us now. ;)

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4.44 / 5.00

Dec 9, 2009
11:48 AM EST
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