Mafia Animals

an experiment in extraordinary production

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SCENE 1
Getting Ready
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SCENE 2
The Meeting
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SCENE 3
The Chase
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SCENE 4
Car Chase
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SCENE 5
Beatdown


 


 

 

This is the official home of "Mafia Animals", a project conceived and executed by Nick Rudnicki.

 

This whole thing was a logical, albeit extreme, extension of the Animals project that I have been developing for over a year now. Mafia Animals is the elaborate answer to the question : "how far can I take this?"

 

THE VISION

 

The tragic story of Sammie the gangster. Having grown jaded and fed-up with his life in the gang, he decides that today is the beginning of the rest of his life. He will betray his brothers by snatching "the case" and run off to start his new and exciting life. Sadly, life is not that simple.

 

THE EXECUTION

 

From initial brain storm to final delivery, this bad boy took 6 months. Securing cast, location, wardrobe, props. Scheduling. Test shoots. Co-ordinating schedules. Dealing with weather. Dealing with car calamities. Dealing with the city and province to get location and firearms permission. PHEW.

 

And then once everything was in-camera, there was the epic saga of actually creating these complex composite images. THAT took another 2 months. But now, it is finished, and I am delighted to share it with the world!

 

CREDITS

 

Sammie (bunny) - Sam Parent

Alfred (sheep) - Stuart Hisler

Robert (horse) - Andrew Cull

Timothie (duck) - David Blomme

Vinnie (donkey), Bartender (rooster) -- Adam Colford

Artie (monkey) - Brian Hart

Mikie (cow) - Neal Ozano

Louie (goat) - Kevin Harrison

Olympia (tiger) - Elle Bulger

Eliza (giraffe) - Claire Leger

Jenny (kitty), woman in bar (wolf) - Tenille Goodspeed

Rita (zebra) - Ann Ramsay

Stripper (fox), Woman at Bar (dalmation), Woman on Couch (lion) - Erin Nicole

 

Wardrobe Design - Bonnie Archiwald

 

Dude Wrangler - Tobin Faraday

Hambone Wrangler - Meghan Rebecca Logan-Wright

 

Maverick Owner - Brad Conrad

BMW 128i Owner - Kevin Harrison

 

Photography, Location Scouting, Producer, Director, Post Production
- Nick Rudnicki

Production Assistance - Lee-Anne Poole

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS

 

Mike, Manager of Pacifico - for letting me use your space