Creators Society Animation Podcast

35. Pierre Perifel - Director of DreamWorks The Bad Guys

December 07, 2022 Season 2
Creators Society Animation Podcast
35. Pierre Perifel - Director of DreamWorks The Bad Guys
Show Notes

If you've been taking in all the animated features this year, you no doubt have The Bad Guys as one of your favorites. For me, it's one of my favorite films of the year, animated or not. 

And it certainly has its own flavor, a flavor which is really fresh, reminiscent of great heist films, and infused with a lot of today's guest, director Pierre Perifel

We chat about Pierre's career journey from studying in France to DreamWorks, and we touch on a few projects, including canceled while in production projects - which may speak to many people affected this year - to his feature directorial debut.

Pierre clearly had a great time making this film. 

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

A few notes from the show:

  • Highly recommend you watch the teaser animatic that Pierre put together to sell the project internally can be found here. A great example of how to sell a concept.
  • Pierre's short film from Goblins can be seen here - Super fun!

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Host & Producer: Michael Wakelam

Executive Producer: Eric M. Miller

Music by: Rich Dickerson

Audio Engineering: Mike Rocha

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