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Master Trailer Premiere

Master Trailer Premiere

Steamroller Studios and PopWilly Productions Partnership Onsets New Animated Feature Film

MOUNT DORA, FL, February 23, 2021 – Animation powerhouse Steamroller Studios has acquired the IP for a forthcoming animated feature film from Jamaal Bradley’s PopWilly Productions. Now, Steamroller and PopWilly are teaming up to create Master. Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Rise of the Guardians) is officially set to serve as the film’s Executive Producer. A teaser trailer for Master was released online today, February 23.

Master follows the story of Olivia, a once-promising martial arts champion who is on a journey to guide her family to what she believes is a better life. Along the way, Olivia discovers that the life she is leaving behind is the one she should be fighting for.

Central Florida-based Steamroller Studios provides high-end animation and cutting-edge technology for out-of-this-world storytelling and experience design for clients. They’ve contributed to major blockbuster films, attractions for iconic theme parks, and household-name video games, including Fortnite.

Steamroller’s animated short film Spice Frontier was the recipient of ample official selections and accolades (Dragon Con Independent Film Festival, Florida Animation Festival, SHORT to the Point, I’m Not Gonna Move to L.A. Festival, Independent Short Awards, Best Shorts Competition, Top Shorts). The animated short debuted online in June 2020.

Jamaal Bradley, head of PopWilly Productions, is currently a Senior Animator at Valve Software in Seattle. He formerly served as a Supervising Animator at DreamWorks Animation. During his career spanning over two decades, he has been a Senior Animator on Oscar nominated films from Disney (Tangled), DreamWorks (Puss in Boots, The Croods, The Croods 2. Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda 3, Boss Baby) and Sony Pictures Imageworks (Surf’s Up, Monster House).

PopWilly Productions’ animated short film Substance was the recipient of various official selections (Beverly Hills Film Festival, British Animation Film Festival, Global Impact Film Festival, Harlem Int’l Film Festival, Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival, Urbanworld Film Festival).  

The official release date for Master had yet to be announced by time of print.