Coda the feature film envisioned by world renowned Argentinian animator Jaun Pablo Zaramella has just completed boarding according to a recent Variety article describing the production. The boarding was completed by Álvaro Ceppi of the studio Zumbastico and word is that the project looks amazing. Zaramella has been in the animation spotlight many times over the years. Specifically he recently won the Guinness Book of World Records for Most Awarded Film for the production of his film Luminaries which also appeared on the 2011 Oscar short list. He also is responsible for the critically acclaimed “Tiniest Man in the World” series which has been getting raves around the world.
Coda looks to be a stop motion production that will be headed by Zaramella at his studio JPZstudio in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The budget currently is estimated to be around $8 Millions U.S. Dollars. The production is seeking partners from around the world and specifically focused on countries where stop motion has a rich tradition such as France and the Czech Republic.
The story takes place in a post-human post-apocalyptic world where a society of rat people live underground and recycle trash to convert into energy. They only know there shadowy realm and believe the Universe ends not far from where they live. A little rat girl decides to venture beyond the social barriers of the known Universe and discover for herself the freedom that comes with knowledge. Coda is scheduled to start production in 2020.