Excerpt from CG Channel:
The idea of holing up in a cabin in the woods to create your masterwork is central to many artist creation myths. Justin Vernon did it for Bon Iver’s first album. Jack Kerouac based part of The Dharma Bums on his experiences living in a fire lookout on Desolation Peak.
Now self-taught Chilean animator Tomas Vergara has done the same thing, quitting his day job in advertising to live on tea, oatmeal and soya in a cabin near Pucón and work on his debut short, The Chase.
“Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to make a film,” says Vergara. “But when I started to work and make money and stuff, all that kid desire began to fade away. The pay was good, but we were making things that sucked, and it wasn’t going to get better any time soon.”
“That’s when it hit me. I realized I didn’t care about making a living. So I saved some money, made a plan and went to make The Chase.”