Changa and the Jade Obelisk

Santa Monica, California | Series


Eric T. Elder

1 Campaigns | California, United States

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In this first episode Changa and his crew face off against the sorceress Bahati and her evil horde of Hyena Men. An Sword & Soul animated epic adventure based on the critically acclaimed novel Changa's Safari by Milton Davis.

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The Story

To change the face of fantasy media.  To create a vision of black heroes in medieval Africa.




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Concept Art

Costs $3,000

Concept art is the initial artistic brainstorm for an animated project.

Character Design

Costs $2,500

Developing the final look of the characters.

Model Sheest

Costs $1,500

The final design of the characters so that the animators have a guide to drawing them consistently


Costs $6,000

The visual script for the film, setting up all the shots for layout phase

BG Keys

Costs $2,500

The BG keys will show the style and direction for the backgrounds in the film.

Logo & Branding

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About This Team

Eric T. Elder, Producer Director

Eric T. Elder is a Los Angeles based animation and game producer with over 20 years industry experience.  He began his studio career at MTV Animation in New York on the Beavis and Butt-Head feature. He then moved to California where he worked as a key animator at Film Roman on King of the Hill and the Simpsons. He also worked with the Art Institutes first in Philadelphia and then in Los Angeles for a span of over 16 years training young people in the arts of animation and game production.

Rafael "Hayz" Cruz, Designer Storyboards

“Hayz” is a Character Designer, Storyboard Artist, Writer and Educator  based in Los Angeles.  His early work included the ground breaking full page comic strip ‘A View from the Underground” that was featured in the Source magazine.  He went on to do commercial work for clients Nike, Loud Records etc.   He then moved to California where he worked on the shows King of the Hill and Downtowners for Film Roman.  He has also trained hundreds of students in the arts of traditional 2D animation, 3D animation, storyboards and character design.

Roger Andrews. Designer

Roger Andrews is an experienced, freelance artist specializing in conceptual illustration with an expertise in character/creature creation. Since leaving The Butera School  of Art in 1992, he's used his training in traditional and digital illustration techniques to produce a prolific amount artwork for some of your favorite cultural icons.

He has lent his versatile, energetic style of art to various licensed properties. Some of his clients include a host of well-known companies such as Hasbro, LucasFilm,
Disney, Mattel and Rovio.

Adriana M. Galvez, BG Designer, Color Key

Adriana M. Galvez was trained as a painter & illustrator at Art Center College of Design. She has been working as a professional in the animation industry for childrens and adult prime time TV shows for over twenty years. Studios she has worked for include; Klasky-Csupo, Film Roman, Nickelodeon, Disney and  Fox Television most notably for shows such as The Simpsons, Rockos Modern Life and King of the Hill. Adriana is also a photographer & enjoys painting  plein air and Tiki art. Her paintings and photography have been displayed in art galleries in Northern California, Ohio and in various art exhibits in the Los Angeles area.


Milton Davis

               Milton Davis is a speculative fiction writer and owner of MVmedia, LLC, a micro publishing company specializing in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Sword and Soul. MVmedia’s mission is to provide speculative fiction books that represent people of color in a positive manner. Milton is the author of Changa’s Safari Volumes One, Two and Three. His most recent releases are Woman of the Woods and Amber and the Hidden City. He is co-editor of four anthologies; Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology and Griot: Sisters of the Spear, with Charles R. Saunders; The Ki Khanga Anthology with Balogun Ojetade and the Steamfunk! Anthology, also with Balogun Ojetade.  Milton Davis and Balogun Ojetade recently received the Best Screenplay Award for 2014 from the Urban Action Showcase for their African martial arts script, Ngolo. His current projects include The City, a cyberfunk anthology, Dark Universe, a space opera anthology based on a galactic empire ruled by people of African American descent, and From Here to Timbuktu, a steamfunk novel.

Milton resides in Metro Atlanta with his wife Vickie and his children Brandon and Alana. 

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