The Grand Rapids Press was right about Randy Bassin, President and Founder of Global Force Productions. After most of his career was spent in the tech sector, Mr. Bassin found himself pursuing the use of technology to express the profound artistic talents of his creative services team. Randy said, “I have felt for years that technology has been under-serving its audiences in quite mundane ways. Finally, we have begun using talent and technology to tell stories in new ways!”
Name: Randy Bassin
Lives in: Lowell, Michigan
Company: Global Force Productions
Occupation: Editor, Producer and Visual Effects Supervisor
Unique traits: Talent and Technology Telling Stories in New Ways
The Ironical Chronicles
TV Movie by Global Force Productions (Animation) Executive Producer This is a story of two unlikely opponents locked in a hilarious conflict that is a struggle of good versus evil. Frances, our heroine, is an outgoing, imaginative, overly enthusiastic, polite, Midwestern 9-year-old girl with a strong sense of justice, whose enthusiasm causes her to leap before she looks. Thaddeus Busby, the villain, is always trying to maintain an air of dignity while fighting his true nature that wants to scream and rage against the machine. Through the back door of his evil lair, Thaddeus travels into history to mix up an historical event and make a name for himself. In FrancesÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ barn sits a dusty old, broken down, mysterious, grandfather clock that chimes to alert Frances that history has gone wrong. Through its small door, Frances steps into the place and time that needs her help. While Thaddeus is obsessed with literally rewriting history to make his mark, (and to please his wife, Lucretia), Frances always seems to be right on his heels, and in the end, straighten things out again. Kids everywhere will certainly know straightened out history at the end of every episode.
TV Movie by Global Force Productions (Animation) Executive Producer It is the story of Jake, a photo-journalist with "Wild World Magazine," who experiences new adventures with his wise Zulu guide, Jabali, and his two animated sidekicks - a precocious monkey named Chiku, and an easy living tiger named Tahla. Throughout the episode, audiences will meet Maribel, the assignment editor for "Wild World Magazine," and Jake's animated email messenger Rasul (a cheetah). Along the way you'll be introduced to a wide variety of CG animals from different countries. On Safari with Jake and his friends, viewers will traverse the world meeting new cultures, exploring exotic locations, learning about wildlife, promoting healthy childhood development, good morals, and even sharing photography tips designed for children. Written by George R. Snider III
A Night At The Office
Film (short) by Global Force Productions (Animation and Short) Executive Producer / Co-Writer The daily frustration of office workers and their stressed lives backfires as the office equipment rebels. However, just before the final change in heart of the boss, things take a turn.This contemporary "Peter and the Wolf" is sure to visually and musically delight animation fans of all ages.
3rd Place - Appy Film Festival