Created in partnership with The History Channel, Mill+ collaborated to make a rich hand painted world for the opening credits of their mini-series "Texas Rising." Inspired by the rich colors of the South West we tell the story of the Texas Revolution set against a backdrop of a blood, violence, and good ole' American patriotism.
Inspiration for our sequence came from artists like Joseph zbukvic & Nathan ford who’s work had a stunning unfinished quality - carrying the idea that like Texas our story was still ‘in the making.’
From early on horses become a huge part of the story acting as timeless characters - silent witnesses to man's death, destruction and victory.
The final titles became a poetic ode to Texas and it's birth - symbolized by the construction of the flag at the end of the sequence.
VFX & DESIGN:MILL+
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: ZU AL-KADIRI
SENIOR PRODUCER: AVE CARRILLO
creative DIRECTOR: ANTHONY DODERO
2D LEAD ARTIST: KYLE CODY
2D ANIMATION: DAMIEN BASTELLICA, STEPHANIE SWART
MOTION GRAPHICS: CHET HIRSCH, DUNCAN ELMS, RASHIDA NASIR