A recent job posting on Creativeheads.net has revealed that Coraline director Henry Selick is next directing the 3D stop-motion feature ShadeMaker for the recently launched Cinderbiter Productions.

Nothing about the storyline is known at this point. The new studio is being described as a company that wants to make scary movies for kids.

"Cinderbiter is a new stop-motion company whose mandate is to make great, scary films for young 'uns with a small, tight-knit crew who watch each other's backs. Joining Henry Selick on Cinderbiter's first production will be veteran team members Eric Leighton and the celebrated production designer, Lou Romano. That's right - Lou Romano!"

Henry Selick is seeking a storyboard supervisor for the film. Here are the following requirements if you are interested in the job.

  • Experience on at least one animated feature as a key story artist.
  • - Strong drawing skills that don't require tone and embellishment to make their point.
  • - You know to draw funny without relying on tiresome, bloodless clichés.
  • - You possess a quirky sense of humor that comes through in your drawing.
  • - Ability to lead a small team of other highly-talented story artists.
  • - You are self-confident but not arrogant; you know how to keep working a scene and support the director's vision.
  • - Know how to use different shots to tell the story well and don't rely on a layout department to figure it out for you.
  • - Experience with Toon Boom and Cintiq a plus.

RELATED: Coraline Studio Cuts Computer Animation Jobs

More about ShadeMaker is expected to be revealed in the very near future.

B. Alan Orange at Movieweb
B. Alan Orange