Help Brett Foxwell Complete “Fabricated,” A Stop Motion Film 10 Years in the Making

Brett Foxwell is a mechanical engineer and stop motion animator who has dedicated the last ten years to completing his stop motion film Fabricated. Described as “a story of growth and rebirth,” the 18-minute short follows Oto, a scrap metal beast on an existential journey across a world that no longer supports biological matter. After singlehandedly completing the animation and editing phases of production, Foxwell has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $12,000 for sound design, scoring and color correction. He plans to finish the film by June 2014.

“I have completed the final edit of the picture, and for the first time, watched it as a finished piece. It is wonderful, epic, otherworldly, cinematic… and it doesn’t make a peep. A film cannot truly come alive without sound and this one needs a lot of detailed sound design and a musical score, as well as color-timing for the picture.”

Foxwell is using the film’s handmade puppets and set pieces as incentives for prospective backers. Each pledge level above $60 includes a one-of-a-kind, fully-poseable puppet or sculptural mechanism, solidly built out of brass, metal, or wood. Some of the physical pieces come with the added bonus of having been reused by visual effects legend Phil Tippett in his upcoming stop motion film Mad God. (Tippett makes a cameo in the Kickstarter video.)

With 11 days remaining in the campaign, Foxwell has raised a little over 25% of the goal, or $3,200, and he continues to look for backers to support his truly independent passion project.


  • wgan

    Dude, why don’t you commercialize your wonderful fully articulated manikins, artists/animators want those things so desperate yet they still pay money for those dumb old school wood dolls.

  • bfophoto

    This Kickstarter campaign for my film was successfully funded. A Big Thank You to everyone who shared the video and all of those who pledged. I am also greatly honored to have this project featured on Cartoon Brew. The final finishing and audio work has begun and I look forward to sharing this film when it is complete.

    brett foxwell