The ~$20,000 USD grant from IMCINE will allow Gasolina Studios to produce a teaser, an important tool to showcase the series in international markets
The Mexican Filmmaking Institute (IMCINE) awarded Gasolina Studios a development grant for the animated series “My Brother the Monster” this Sunday, March 12th, 2017. The original production by creator Ernesto Molina and executive producer Joe Alanís will be able to continue development thanks to the support of IMCINE.
My Brother the Monster tells the story about Mombou, a cute little fur-ball monster that gets adopted into a human family as a pet, but he quickly grows up to be 9 feet tall. He must learn to overcome his fears to live a normal human life.
This is the first time IMCINE supports the development of a TV series with this program. The open call was released in November 2016 and received 143 projects in total. The selection committee in the animation category was composed by Álvaro Ceppi (Zumbástico Fantástico), Jorge R. Gutiérrez (The Book of Life, Mucha Lucha), and Nicolás Matji (Strings, Tadeo Jones). The ~$20,000 USD grant from IMCINE will allow Gasolina Studios to produce a short teaser, that will become an important tool to showcase the series in international markets.
My Brother the Monster was also a finalist in the 2016 Ideatoon competition in the Pixelatl Festival in Cuernavaca, México, where it became one of the jury’s favorite pitches and garnered the interest of international media channels.
The complete list of winners can be found at this link.