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Hollywood Invaded by Another Dimension - Flatland
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With Hollywood occupied by Sundance fever, maverick filmmaker Ladd Ehlinger Jr. launches an invasion from another dimension with his animated science fiction feature film "Flatland."

"I used technology to do an entire 3D animated film - without being Pixar," said Ladd, "and without the trappings of Big or even Little Hollywood."

Project selection was key. "Little Hollywood - the indie filmmakers - spin their wheels hunting for investors, big name actors. Hey, I'd love all that too. But I'm an animator and director, not an investment broker. I had to spend my time on a great but feasible project."

"Flatland," based on the 19th century scifi novel by Edwin Abbott, is a bizarre tale of a flat world that's invaded by creatures from other dimensions. "There are no people in it," explains Ladd. "No cute animals. Just squares and spheres, with a special guest appearance by a trapezoid."

"I'm no paleontologist, but I think we're in that pre-historical period right after the meteor hit. The huge expensive movies are starting to die off like the dinosaurs. The meteor is the Internet, cable, DVDs, and everything else - seems to me it's just too much of a fractured and cluttered media market."

"I hope I'm wrong," he says. "After all, who doesn't love a spectacular T-Rex? But I think we're entering a new age of the smaller but smarter mammalian filmmaker."

"Flatland", a feature-length 3D-animated movie, is now available in limited DVD release at

Its just like the unsigned bands getting in to the charts... thanks to the internet and its marketing opportunities.

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