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Midnight Daisy Feature Screenplay Wins At Buffalo Dreams Festival

November 18, 2014

Midnight Daisy from Psychic Bunny on Vimeo.

Jesse Vigil's feature screenplay for Midnight Daisy won Bronze at this year's Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival! Watch the award winning short that inspired the feature, now available on Vimeo. 

Psychic Bunny’s Newest Animation

October 24, 2014

Media Impact Project - "Impact" from Psychic Bunny on Vimeo.

Created for the Norman Lear Center's Media Impact Project, this short, sixties style animation uses a crazy contraption and the plight of the mythical Mongoose Dove to explain an otherwise complex methodology with humor and style.

DC Web Fest Winner!

September 30, 2014

We're thrilled to announce our audio game for iOS and Android is a Silver Award Winner from this year's DC Web Fest

2014 Production Reel

September 25, 2014

Psychic Bunny Production Reel, 2014 from Psychic Bunny on Vimeo.

Questioning what curiosities we've been crafting in our creative camera caverns? Question no longer. Psychic Bunny's new 2014 Production Reel is here! 

Cement Suitcase is…

September 17, 2014

 

Psychic Bunny's feature film Cement Suitcase is now available to stream on Hulu! Watch it for free or upgrade to Hulu Plus to watch it in HD ad free.

FREEQ Is An Official Selection At The DC Web Fest

September 09, 2014

Our audio adventure game FREEQ is an offical selection at this year's DC Web Fest. If you are in DC you can check it out September 19 & 20, or play the game now on iOS and Android. 

2014 Graphics Reel

August 05, 2014

Psychic Bunny 2014 Graphics Reel from Psychic Bunny on Vimeo.

See how Psychic Bunny moves those pixels around like nobody’s business. Includes work for Seventeen Magazine, MSN, Nightmare Code, Sandisk, and The KERN Agency.

Two Triangles Walk Into A Bar And The Circle Says…

June 11, 2014

Storytelling has been an integral part of the human experience for millennia. Psychic Bunny recently explored this concept with Creative Technologies at USC through the Heider-Simmel film which uses simple shapes to illicit stories. We had a lot of fun showing the film to comedians which you can see here, and was featured on a podcast NPR did exploring mankind's inclination for storytelling.

“Friends You Haven’t Met Yet” Meets Its World Premiere

May 27, 2014

Our short documentary about online privacy, researchers, and the wonderfully down to Earth folks who blog every single day for years at a stretch will be premiering at the Dances With Films festival in Hollywood next week.  Go here for more info about the festival and to grab your tickets!

Cement Suitcase rocks USC Alumni Screening

May 21, 2014

Director Rick Castaneda, producer Doug Spice, actress Kristina Guerrero, AD John Ross, and sound designer Lawrence Everson returned to their alma mater Wednesday to showcase Cement Suitcase as part of USC's Alumni Screening Series.

The film was warmly received in the newly rebuilt George Lucas Building that didn't exist when these oldtimers used to attend. After a lively Q&A panel, the filmmakers milled around and reminisced about the time Doug got expelled from film school, the pranks that John would play on his freshman roomate, and which buildings were Rick's favorite ones to nap in.

We’re nominated for a PRISM Award!

March 12, 2014

The Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) just announced the nominees for the 18th annual PRISM Awards, which includes our short film, Next Week's GameI

Our short tackles tramautic brain injuries (TBIs) and concussions in the world of youth sports. We produced it in partnership with Dr. Baron, Vice Chair And Chief Psychiatric Services For Keck Hospital at USC. He's a leading voice in the world of sports psychiatry and has worked tirelessly to bring TBI awareness to the world of sports.

The PRISM Awards honor TV, movie, music, online, and comic book entertainment that accurately depicts drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and addiction, as well as mental health issues. This year's nominees include August: Osage County, Degrassi, Bones, Parenthood, and Law & Order SVU, among others.

A press release with a full list of nominees can be found here. To watch Next Week's Game, check out the video below.

 

Next Week's Game from Psychic Bunny on Vimeo.

This is your brain on SCIENCE!

February 13, 2014

In 1944, Dr. Fritz Heider and Dr. Mary-Ann Simmel ran a psychological experiment with a short animated film they created to study social perception and causal attribution. 70 years later, we got our hands on it...

The Institute of Creative Technologies asked us to redo the experiment and our reactions were 1) SCIENCE! and 2) Time to call in the improv crew! We brought in a top-notch team, including folks from the Upright Citizens Brigade LA and The Groundlings Theater LA and recreated the experiment. 

Welcome to the Airport

February 05, 2014

A couple of months ago, we had a chance to get in everyone's way at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX while filming this commercial for VXi's new noise canceling bluetooth headset - and it was totally worth it! Check out this spot in all it's noisy glory:

 

ITG Pro Campaign: Let’s destroy some iPhones!

January 21, 2014

We recently had a chance to work with the good folks over at Patchworks Colorant on their ITG Pro campaign. We had a GREAT time destroying iPhone 5s to prove that their ITG Pro protective glass can take on life's reasonable dangers.

Milk Bërsërk :30 spot

December 16, 2013

Got a big battle coming up? YOU BETTER FILL YOUR FACE WITH MILK!!

Berserker Hero: Chuck McCarthy
Director: Doug Spice
Produced by: Doug Spice and Sonia Pineda
Director of Photography: Kenton Drew Johnson
Assistant Camera: Lynne He
Key Grip: Joe Toledo
Grip: Harrison Lee
Grip: Quin O'Brien
Swordmaster: Damien Romero
Sound Recordist: Adam Sperry
Post-Production Sound: Jeff Dodson
VFX & Compositing: Doug Spice
Production Assistant: Michael Gearhart
Special Thanks: Stacey Wilson and Rick Castañeda

Batonk! Kickstarter Launched

November 19, 2013

We recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Batonk!, a "robot sport" where players compete to control adorable and slightly snarky robots on the field of glory. The robots dumbly follow a command until they get a new command, or score a goal. Depending on the combination of cards you use, you can confuse the robots by sending conflicting commands, or even team up with one of your opponents to gang up on other players. It's somewhere in the realm between soccer, Uno, and Super Smash Bros. It takes no time at all to learn how to play and is easy enough that even the self-identified "non-gamers" can pick it up and have a blast.

Check out this video to see how to play!

We love it, and we know you will too, so we're asking for a little help to build on our progress so far. We've been using every spare minute we have to build the core game system, but if we reach our goal, we can work on this full-time to finish the art, add support for more devices, polish up the gameplay and user experience, and bring the game to OUYA and PC.

Please visit our Kickstarter page to read more about this adorably snarky robot sports game and the great rewards that can be scored by investing early on.

Come Out and Play Batonk!

November 06, 2013

Batonk!, the game we designed for people who like yelling and pretending to be robots, will be featured at Come and Play San Francisco this weekend!

Come Out and Play was founded in New York in 2006 to offer the public new ways to enjoy and experience their city through games played in public spaces. Since then, they've headed west and will be having their 4th San Francisco edition this Saturday and Sunday at SOMArts. If you're around town, come on down and play Batonk! Our session is on Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30pm.

This, by the way, is the kind of fun you'll be having:

Halloween in Monstertown!

October 29, 2013

We made you a Halloween treat! After 5 days of game jammin', we're happy to bring you a game about not getting eaten by monsters by defeating them in a series of paper-rock-scissors matches. Finally, amirite? You can create your own monster and then walk down the road to Monstertown looking for roshambo enemies. Download it and pick a fight you can actually win! (Free snark with every download.) 

Here are some of the bestest serious features:

  • Create your own character from a paper doll set of familiar horror archetypes!
  • Fight a procedurally-generated horde of icky furry oozy snarling terrors!
  • Level up to improve the effectiveness of your weapons!
  • Acquire weapons the World RPS Society would call ìcheatingî if weíd bothered to secure their endorsement!
  • Have your journey described by an irreverent and frequently sarcastic narrator! New snark to be added regularly.
  • Minibosses!
  • A Boss Fight!
  • A high-quality walking animation!

Festival Celebrations!

October 08, 2013

We're still running off the excitement from last week's festivals! Our games Batonk! and FREEQ were at IndieCade, while "Midnight Daisy" had its 3D premiere at Shriekfest in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Cement Suitcase had a wild Washington weekend, screening at both the Tacoma Film Festival and the Ellensburg Film Festival, where it picked up the Audience Choice and the "Best of Northwest" awards!

Shriekfest Welcomes Midnight Daisy!

September 10, 2013

Midnight Daisy will have its LA premiere at the 13th annual Shriekfest Film Festival in Hollywood! 

We just got word that Shriekfest will be screening Midnight Daisy during the four-day festival at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA, October 3 - 6. Shriekfest is the oldest continually running horror festival in Los Angeles, and a perfect place for Midnight Daisy to haunt a few souls. This marks Daisy's 8th film festival!

Cement Suitcase Film Festival Tour

September 04, 2013

We're taking our show on the road! 

Cement Suitcase got accepted into 4 more film festivals! We will be screening at:

Big Bear Lake International Film Festival (CA): September 20, 2013

Ellensburg Film Festival (WA): October 4, 2013

Tacoma Film Festival (WA): October 5, 2013

Seattle Latino Film Festival (WA): October 13, 2013

Be sure to follow us for news and updates!

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Cement Suitcase on Edge Up Network Panel

August 27, 2013

Our very own Rick Castañeda and Stacey Wilson, a long-time friend of The Bunny, will be on the Making Money & Marketing Your Brand in the Film Industry panel organized by Edge Up Network. The event will be held at Rush Street Restaurant in Culver City on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 (update: it's sold out!).

Rick and Stacey will be talking about what it was like to direct and produce Cement Suitcase, their first feature-length fim together. Cement Suitcase recently won the 2013 Audience Award at the Dances With Films film festival in Hollywood. It will also be screened at the Tacoma Film Festival, the Ellensburg Film Festival, and the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival.

 

5th Annual Psychic Bunny Blood Drive

August 14, 2013

For 5 glorious years, The Bunny has partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in downtown LA. To join the life-saving effort, stop by the Bloodmobile!

5th & Spring
Thursday, August 22, 2013
10am - 4pm

The process, from "Hi!" to "Here's a cookie!" takes about 20 minutes. If you want to make an appointment, please give us a call at 310-862-4262, or email info@psychicbunny.com. We'll be sure to get you in and out in a jiffy.


 

Jesse is at SIGGRAPH

July 24, 2013

Jesse will be on the "Interactivity and Immersion: The Future of Storytelling" panel today at 4pm at SIGGRAPH. He'll be up there with representatives from Tool (the company, not the band) and Mirada to talk, well, interactivity and immersion.

 

Comic-khaaaaaaaaaaaan

July 17, 2013

Bunnies will be rolling hard at Comic-Con down in San Diego. As always, if you're at the convention hit us up!  Asa will be at the Thrillbent panel on Thursday to announce his new digital comic, "Blood," and will be wandering the convention floor on Friday gathering audio for an upcoming MYSTERY PROJECT.

 

Keep dem brains healthy

July 12, 2013

Fresh off our longstanding commitment to early childhood brain development, we are producing a short film dedicated to raising awareness about Traumatic Brain Injury, particularly among young athletes. Production begins tomorrow, and we are excited to say the film will star Emmy Award winner Doug Davidson and Kathleen Wilhoite.

 

We won the Audience Award at Dances With Films!

June 11, 2013

Cement Suitcase won the Audience Award in the Competition Features category at the 16th annual Dances With Films Festival!

The award was accepted by writer/director J. Rick Castañeda and producers Doug Spice, Stacey Wilson, and Sonia Pineda, presented by festival founders Leslee Scallon and Michael Trent. The film's World Premiere screened during the 11-day festival hosted at the Mann's Chinese Theatre complex in Hollywood, alongside 15 competition features

The movie tells the story of Franklin, the best wine salesman in the Yakima Valley, who discovers that his girlfriend is cheating on him and then accidentally befriends the “other man”.   "More than anything, this is a film about letting go," said Castañeda.  "Writing the film was a way of giving myself the courage to actually take chances myself."

Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to get Cement Suitcase updates!

We’re at E3!

June 11, 2013

The Bunny crew will be at E3, so if you're at the convention, drop us a line!  We will also be hanging out at the Indiecade booth demo-ing our new Audio Adventure game for iOS and Android, FREEQ.  Come on by and check it out!

Bunny Babies

June 10, 2013

The first Bunny baby, Clara Frances Tait, was born yesterday to Bunny partner Asa Shumskas Tait and Fran Camperlino. She is not innovating in the realms of visual storytelling or immersive narrative just yet, but we have high hopes.

Cement Suitcase premiered to a full house!

June 03, 2013

Last night Cement Suitcase, had its official premiere as part of the Dances With Films festival in Hollywood! We were overjoyed to see so many fellow filmmakers, friends, press, and movie lovers in attendance. The crowd's enthusiasm and laughter definitely made the last two years of hard work feel completely worth it.

After the film, DWF Associate Director, Robert Mellette, led a spirited Q&A, which included charmingly shameless pandering by actor Nathan Sapsford and a mesmerizing raccoon analogy by writer-director Rick Castañeda. The film is in competition at the festival, so keep your fingers crossed that our name gets called at the closing ceremony on June 9th!

Our first public screening marks just the first step towards a wide release, so be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get all the updates!

Cement Suitcase World Premiere!

May 20, 2013

Cement Suitcase will be officially premiering at the Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood, as part of the Dances With Films film festival

Tickets are available now for $11: http://www.tinyurl.com/cspremiere

The price will go up after May 30th, and seating is limited, so get yours early!

 

FREEQ is available for Android and iOS!

April 22, 2013

We are proud to announce the release of FREEQ!

FREEQ is an audio adventure game for mobile devices that turns your handheld device into an antenna that can pick up and hijack radio signals from the distant future. Spy on the last society on earth, interfere with people's lives, and try to solve the mystery of what ended the world. 

Using a unique storytelling engine, players can influence the events of the future by choosing who speaks to whom, when, and what information is shared. It's just like one of those old style classic radio dramas, except that FREEQ allows the audience to lose themselves in a future no one ever imagined.

Available on Google Play and iOS. Like FREEQ on Facebook for updates.

We’ve been honored by the Webbys!

April 09, 2013

The Webby nominees and honorees were announced today, and we have some exciting news!

Re:Active, our interactive comics app, is an official honoree in the "Experimental & Innovations" category. Other honorees include the runaway app hit, Current Called ID, by WhitePages, a virtual Mazda car builder by Burrows, and a really cool Keyfree Login app built for Ford by Ogilvy France. Check out the rest of the bunch.

If you haven't downloaded Re:Active, do it now! It's free!

 

Psychic Bunny wins an ADDY!

March 15, 2013

Last night's ADDY Awards Gala in Los Angeles brought us three gifts: Surf and Turf, non-awkward table mates, and AN AWARD!

That's right, folks. We won a shiny new Silver Award in the Commercials category for our work on the game trailer for Rad Dragon's iPhone game, Shove Pro

If you haven't seen it, here it is in all its faux-documentary glory:

Midnight Daisy: Laurels, Awards, and Nominations!

March 05, 2013

Our lovely and creepy 3D short, Midnight Daisy, is getting some love! So far, we have screened at 7 festivals, including the Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival, where our very own Jesse Vigil picked up an award for Best Screenplay, Short. And this past weekend, Midnight Daisy received eight nominations at the 2013 Indie Horror Film Festival:

Best Short
Director's Choice
Best Director - Asa Shumskas Tait
Best Cinematography - Max Gutierrez
Best Special Effects - Psychic Bunny
Best Actress - Najarra Townsend
Best Supporting Actor - Daniel Roberts
Best Supporting Actress - Claire Scott

UPDATE: We won! 

Midnight Daisy picked up Beast Actress (Najarra Townsend), Director's Choice, and a Special Recognition award for having been nominated in 4+ categories!

Trailer

 

 

We’re in USA Today!

February 07, 2013

Our animated series Advice is listed in today's "TV on the Web" in USA Today!

Advice - an animated series recorded at bars and parties, and then animated for your viewing pleasure - was picked up by My Damn Channel's new Comedy Network a couple of weeks ago. Here's the first episode, and stay tuned to My Damn Channel for the second episode, coming soon!

Get your “Advice” on the My Damn Channel Comedy Network!

January 29, 2013

Good news from the Bunny!

Our recently launched animated series, "Advice" - which is recorded at real bars and parties, with real drunk people, and then animated for your viewing pleasure - will be featured on Mydamnchannel.com's new Comedy Network!

 

Our neighbors on the channel include Wainy Days, Horrible People, and You Suck at Photoshop. We're in good, hilarious, inappropriate company. Thanks, MDC!

A Game About Bouncing

January 10, 2013

Tucked away in a lost arcade is the game you never knew existed, and always wanted to play.  An exploration of that most quintessential human feat: Bouncing.  "A Game About Bouncing" is the latest and greatest from the creator of the PS3 hit Dyad, and we had a blast creating this trailer for it.

 

Join us at the Advice Bar

November 29, 2012

Psst! Hey.  Hey.  Hey.  I love you. No for reals. This is not like some…I’m not drunk! Lissen. I’magonna give u some ADVICE.

You should tolly totes totally watch our new limited series. It's called "Advice" and it's real advice given to us in real bars by real people who like us, are not rilly that drunk. And then we animated it and it's great. Like you. You're...GREAT. 

Hey, hey...know what? You can totally do us a solid and help more Advice get out there by sending us a recording of some good drunkety drunk drunk advice from you or someone you love to advice@psychicbunny.com.

You’re the BEST.

A Short Film for Veterans Day

November 12, 2012

In 1917, while recovering from shell shock in a Scottish war hospital, Wilfred Owen wrote "Dulce Et Decorum Est," considered by many to be the preeminent poem of World War I. Owen was later returned to the front, only to be shot and killed on November 4, 1918 – one week before the end of the war.

Today, 95 years later, tens of thousands of US and NATO troops serve out a 10th year of combat in Afghanistan, and continue to struggle and die against a resilient and determined enemy. Doug Spice's single-take short film, also entitled "Dulce Et Decorum Est," adapts Owen's classic poem to the circumstances of the modern day, and a situation of grief and torment all too many soldiers, families, and friends are once again familiar with.

Veterans Day was yesterday, but we hope you'll find a few minutes today to watch and think of those that have served and continue to serve.

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2012

Hello fine denizen of Bunnsylvania,

I write this missive with a heavy heart, for I fear that dark forces watch me even now, and I may not last out even the shortest of motor carriage rides through these lovely Carpathian mountains. Please, I implore you, consume the following media.  I have learned that it may be the only way to save yourself.

It will take but minutes to watch this short film, "House of the Darned," assembled from recently discovered video footage of Ryan and Mary Mitchell, back when they had all of their socks...and their lives.

Retribution

October 09, 2012

The world has been burned to ash, the population has been decimated, a race of super-beings has built mysterious, frightening monuments of unknown purpose, and tribes of violent, fashion-forward priestesses roam the wastes.  All in all, things have gotten a little bit weird – but you've still gotta make a buck, am I right?

That's why our very own Doug Spice directed a spot for "Retribution," the fragrance for diviners of the One True Blade.  It's the first in a series of "commercials from the post-apocalypse," and in case you were concerned, things will probably just get weirder from here.

Re:Active Comics for iPad

August 21, 2012

We love comics. We love them to tiny little bits.

We love them so much that we've had a ton of different ideas about how comics can evolve with interactivity, and rather than just sit around talking about it, we decided to make our own free iPad app.

Re:Active features three immersive stories, each with its own interesting features.

QUALIA is a 360° mystery - the very first of its kind. Pan around the world in 360° to find all the clues.

TILT utilizes gyroscope sensors in order to advance the story. So every time you tilt your iPad, it affects the characters!

And INDELIBLE uses the weather in your area, and a shuffling of pages to give you a new experience.

Watch the promo, or go ahead and download the free app now on your iPad! Take a moment to realize that you're living in the future, and the future is good.

Case
Studies

Cement Suitcase

A feature comedy about a man hitting the bottom of the barrel. Now Available on VOD!

Cement Suitcase

Cement Suitcase is an award-winning feature film written and directed by one of our own, J. Rick Castañeda.

This feel-good comedy has now been to ten film festivals, and won the Audience Award at the Dances with Films Festival in LA, the Best Narrative Feature at the Eugene International Film Festival, the Director's Choice Award at the Gig Harbor Film Festival, and the Audience Award at the Ellensburg Film Festival.

160 scenes, 40 locations, and 15 days - that was a daunting task, but on a shoestring budget, it could have been disastrous. Luckily, Rick and The Bunny were able to put together a solid equipment package and a great team of people to support the casting, location scouting, and other puzzle pieces, including a highly skilled and agile crew that could handle up to 4 location changes in one day.

"...simply an emotionally effective comedy that finds new ways to remind us of some of life's simpler but easily forgotten lessons and I'll be damned if it wasn't one of the best I'd seen in quite some years."– "Geek New Wave"

Psychic Bunny handled all 162 VFX shots in the film, including screen replacement, compositing, Flash animation, hand-drawn animation, and object removal. We supervised the entire post process, from providing a DIT to transfer all footage, to transcoding, onlining, color-correction, and title design. We even managed the hand-off to the sound designer, because when we take on a feature film, we support the entire process, so no detail gets lost in the shuffle.

"With Cement Suitcase, I really wanted to get inside the head of the main character, Franklin, so I wrote in a lot of visual effects and animated segments to really show his thought process. Psychic Bunny was incredibly necessary to put these sequences together in a way that didn’t feel like a hodgepodge, but rather as a continuous, smooth-flowing film."
- J. Rick Castañeda, Writer/Director

We also shot behind-the-scenes footage for the whole movie, and put together an 18-minute featurette about the production.

Film Festivals - Awards

Dances With Films Festival (Los Angeles) - Audience Award Winner

Ellensburg Film Festival - Best of Central Washington, Audience Award for Best of Fest

Gig Harbor Film Festival - Director's Choice Award

Eugene International Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature

 

Film Festivals - Official Selection

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

Tacoma Film Festival

Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

Seattle Latino Film Festival 

Orlando Film Festival 

Santa Cruz Film Festival 

 

DICE-T and MCIT

Counter-IED training for the US Army & Marine Corps.

DICE-T and MCIT

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are the leading cause of death for U.S. troops overseas. So when the U.S. Army decided to overhaul their approach to Counter-IED training, we did our part to create a next-generation training system. We have travelled all over the United States and worked with NATO allies in Europe to create and develop an interactive experience that encompasses live action, motion graphics, and narrative-based education.

NARRATIVE: Story is the common thread that unites all the parts of the training experience. The process of creating these characters and working them into the larger educational experience was a true challenge, and ultimately makes what could be a dry museum walkthrough into a gripping story that has since spilled out into other projects. The system continues to grow and evolve to handle current threats and the needs of warfighters, and has been adapted and translated into 4 languages.

 

INTERACTIVE: The battlefield is always shifting, and we work hard to keep up with the times by creating experiences that can grow with the users. That means open-ended, user-driven training that lets Squad Leaders train in the fashion that best suits them. Design and engineering on DICE, for dismounted patrols, presented unique challenges in abstracting a massive sandbox into something usable and educational in a short time frame. The result is something based on familiar game concepts like a first person shooter and a real-time strategy game, but removed just enough so that users must rethink their approach to playing in those environments.

Unfortunately, the system itself is still classified, but as soon as we can show you material, we will!


GRAPHICS: Motion graphics are the last link in the chain of the DICE-T/MCIT experience, graphically linking the interactive and live action content, and providing crucial information to an engaged audience. Standalone screens and video walls combine to create an immersive environment that draws you through all of the content leading up to the interactive experience, and clips can be mixed at runtime to suit the viewer's service branch and knowledge level. Moreover, this video content can be distributed independently to users who aren’t at one of the MCIT installations, creating extra value for the military, and extra training for the folks that need it most.

Midnight Daisy

A terrifying stereoscopic 3D short based on the urban legend of Midnight Daisy.

Midnight Daisy

Dana planned on a fun night out on the town - not getting kidnapped and taken to a basement with three very unsavory fellows. Luckily, she has a secret weapon - an urban legend about Midnight Daisy, the vengeful spirit that comes to the defense of women in trouble. In a last-ditch attempt to save herself, she draws a daisy in her own blood and sings the song rumored to call the spirit. When the lights flicker and the building quakes, Dana thinks her salvation has arrived...

"It'll all be over soon... [maniacal cackle]"– "Willie"

Just because we invented Midnight Daisy doesn’t mean she isn’t real.  Ever since we decided to tell the tale of a vengeful spirit who fights (and kills) for wronged women, the production has been a little haunted. We shot the film in Stereoscopic 3D to get an extra layer of immersion – and we may have gotten more than we bargained for. Throughout writing and pre-production we’ve pulled from local legends, and our location, fondly referred to as “the murder basement,” has the feel of an urban legend waiting to happen.

"We totally had the A.D. convinced that our set was haunted."– Asa Shumskas-Tait, Director

You’d have been hard pressed to convince a crew member to sing the tune that calls Midnight Daisy. Since then, we’ve had our fair share of technical glitches, and that’s to be expected with stereo effects. But playback keeps freezing on one particular shot of Daisy, reaching out of the screen, pleading, grasping, desperate for revenge. We may be the first ones to tell a tale of Midnight Daisy, but we won’t be the last...

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but at least two severals)
Have a look at our roster of

Creative
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Directors

Doug Spice Doug Spice
Rick Castañeda Rick Castañeda
Asa Shumskas Tait Asa Shumskas Tait

Game Designers

Jesse Vigil Jesse Vigil
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About
Us

We create all kinds of content to tell great stories for brands and audiences everywhere.

In 2005, four former college buddies set out on an Odyssean quest to create the world's finest cream soda.  They failed, and instead created a very fine company called Psychic Bunny.  There, they combined their unique talents in writing, film production, editing, interactive design, motion graphics, visual effects, and sorcery to create a hybrid production studio capable of taking on all kinds of work.

Eight years later, that studio has gone on to complete projects as varied as feature films, television commercials, video games, training systems, simulations, corporate promos, infographics, card games, and more.  Our clients run the gamut from entertainment to tech to government, and each brings to us unique challenges that we approach from a ground-up, big-picture perspective.

We've never let ourselves or our work be defined by the media we work in – media that is constantly changing and expanding to include new and exciting technologies, including some we have invented or taken in entirely new directions.  We are always pushing ourselves to be better storytellers and better creators, no matter the medium.

We've done great work for the following very impressive logos (err, uh, organizations!) – among many others!

 

The Staff

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."
Henry Ford (not a Psychic Bunny employee)

Doug Spice

    Partner

    "Ride the peppermint lion!"

Rick Castañeda

    Writer/Director

    "Always jump in the limo."

Asa Shumskas Tait

    Director

    "My only note on the unicorn is to make the legs more adoraboo."

Jesse Vigil

    Game Designer

    "Oh! This reminds me that I once wrote something amazing!"

Diana Hughes

    Interactive Producer

    "Puddin' pop, it ain't happening."

David Miess

    Post Production Assistant

    "I'm incredibly blessed to be here!"

Aaron Bennett

    Editor

    "Hold on, I'm sure I said something funny two years ago."

Lilian Chan

    Lead Programmer

    "Keep a mild groove on."

Louis Strongin

    Lead Artist

    "I create worlds, and then I make them awesome."

Sonia Pineda

    Associate Producer

    "The fireballs will definitely be added in post."
Psychic Bunny
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