When it comes to mounting quintessential auterish independent films on the big screen today, chances are that OddLot Entertainment is there. The company co-founded by Gigi Pritzker has produced and co-financed such titles as this year’s awards season contender Hell or High Water, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive and this year’s Sundance entry Landline from Obvious Child filmmaker Gillian Robespierre.
Favreau started developing Gnomes & Goblins with Jones and Jake Rowell, who directed theBlue. In the game, the player enters a magical forest, alight with fireflies and glowing candles, where tiny gnomes cautiously emerge from behind trees to interact–as they grow more comfortable with the player, they become more emboldened and start picking up and tossing fallen peaches (which the player can also pick up). Madison Wells became involved in the project through its partnership with Wevr, which came about after Kisker saw theBlue. “My first thought was, who did this? I need to find the people who did this because if they can do this with this circumstance then what else can they do?”