I want to give a few shout-outs to the top-notch team helping me bring Steve’s Quest to life.
Art Director Whitney McEown Sanford just radiates motivation and enthusiasm. Before she started working on the project, I looked at some of her impressive animation work, sent her a short synopsis of the show, and got all set to “pitch” her on what a genre-bending blockbuster mega-hit it was going to be.
But before I could make my pitch, it turned out Whitney had already done some sketches of a few of the show’s main characters, so I was like “uh, okay . . . I guess I can consider you pitched.” I’ll just have to find someone else to practice my pitching powers on, I guess.
Anyway, I encourage you to check out Whitney’s art and writing here.
When Gina Breedlove came into the studio where my brother and I were recording the Steve’s Quest vocal tracks and started singing, we practically got down on our hands and knees Wayne’s World-style and started whimpering “we’re not worthy!”
In addition to being a singer-songwriter with a unique “folk soul” style, and singing backup for the likes of Phyllis Hyman and Ani DiFranco, Gina has an extensive musical theater background, having been in the original Broadway cast of The Lion King.
Gina appears in Episode 1 of Steve’s Quest, playing the “narrator” of Steve’s dream that opens the show and one of Steve’s enthusiastic software company coworkers. If we can find something for her to do in future episodes, you can bet we will. You can find out more about Gina’s music here.
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