It was a lofty idea: use every car as a separate frame of animation on a subway train to create a visual, flickering zoetrope. Grab some dope dancers and set it all to the beat of the track coming from the portable speaker. Armed with custom, dynamic pieces of artwork from street art group Bicicleta Semfreio, we leveraged our animation arsenal to tie elements to specific qualities of the speaker–sound, durability and water resistance. So yes, we basically directed a subway car.
It’s the closest we may ever get to our fantasy of helming the prequel to Speed. If 20th Century Fox is reading, our number is on the contact page. We have a half written script and a few storyboards inked in, but we’d be ready to shoot in a few weeks.