Gearbox Software and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco have joined forces to create the Borderlands Cooperative, which will produce an animated short film by the end of the year.
2K, Gearbox Software and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco have joined forces to create the Borderlands Cooperative, which will produce an animated short film by the end of the year.
Students at the university will be tasked with coming up with a short animated film set in the Borderlands universe, based on stories submitted before a panel of judges. With deadlines, teamwork, and lots of potential challenges and obstacles, this initiative will offer valuable experience in the field.
A selected student will also earn themselves an internship at 2K, the publisher of the game series, jump-starting their career, while everyone participating will be able to add the project to their CV.
The action first-person shooter franchise, known for its unique and unusual artistic style, has seen growing popularity, with the second game in the series selling close to six million copies since its September 2012 release.
“We are so proud and excited at 2K to have the opportunity to give back to our local San Francisco community and help enable students to achieve their dreams of breaking into the entertainment industry,” said Sarah Anderson, SVP of Marketing at 2K. “The Borderlands universe is vast and there are many stories left to tell, we can’t wait to see what imaginative scenario is realized in the finished animated short film later this year.”
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