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Welcome to The Zelda Project

The Zelda Project is a Los Angeles, CA based group of fans who seek to bring to life the characters, settings, and overall feel of Ocarina of Time through photography and film.

A labor of love, this project combines all aspects of art from costuming & photography to CGI visual effects.  Our end goal is that we hope those of you who view our work are brought a little bit more into the world of Hyrule through our art.

Lon Lon Ranch & Fire Temple Update

Updates on Photoshoots:

The Lon Lon Ranch shoot is still in post.  Juan, our matte painter, has been working very steadily on the photos, but he is a professional who works full time in the motion picture industry and so he is only able to work on our photos in his spare time.  We are very grateful to have his talents on our team, and when he is finally finished with the photos, I guarantee that they will not disappoint you.  It is unfortunate that we cannot dedicate more time to working on them, but we all appreciate everyone's patience with us while we work.

The Fire Temple shoot was completed at 50% in Valley of Fire State Park, NV this past weekend.  We shot for roughly six hours.  However, we were unable to get some of the shots we wanted from this location, so we will be completing the other 50% of the shoot at another location.  This shoot will be renamed, at some point, to "Death Mountain" because Death Mountain encompasses Goron City and the Fire Temple, which we will be making as the theme. 

Princess Zelda is right now on time to be shot on May 26th in Redland's CA, followed by the same weekend the second half of "Death Mountain" shoot.  The costume is about 60% complete.  Hopefully we will be able to complete it in time!  Many factors must fall into place for it to be perfect, but I guarantee you that we are all working hard.

Announcements

I wanted to touch upon some questions that have been asked recently in regards to the project, and changes that have been made in the cast and crew.

  • As some of you have asked, Anthony (Lune) has been recast.  He is no longer able to dedicate his time to the project, and attend shoots, so he has been replaced with another actor/model and gamer, Wes Johnson.  Wes is extremely enthusiastic and a blast to work with, and not to mention beautiful.  I was blown away by his performance at the Death Mountain shoot, and I am certain that no one will be unhappy about the change!
  • The Zelda Project is a two part project.  There is a film portion of our project, and a photo portion.  At the moment, we are still working on the photos.  We will be releasing several more sets of themed photos before we move on to the film.  We appreciate everyone's patience and support~!
  • The fact that we are not currently shooting the film portion of the project does not, however, mean we aren't working on it.  We have been steadily working on the script, as well as putting together the crew for the film (department heads are our main focus at the moment).
  • A change has been made to the nature of what the film project will cover.  Our original idea had been to do a trailer, and we had held to that idea even after IGN released their trailer, but we have come up with a number of better ideas that we believe you will like even more.  More information on that will come later, once the script has been fleshed out, and we are closer to actually going into production for it. 
  • Now that our hiatus is over, we are currently once again accepting donations.  We are in talks right now as to what sort of gift we will be giving to future donators, so if you have any suggestions as to what kind of gift you would like in return for your support of the project, please feel free to offer suggestions!


Lastly: I know I've said it before, but we wouldn't be here without the support of our fans.  We are fans creating art for fans.  We have a vision, and we are sharing it with you, for the love of Legend of Zelda.  We are all working professionals, so this is not our job, but rather... our love!  This is done in our spare time as a hobby.  Your continued support and enthusiasm towards what we are doing is what drives us to be bigger and better every day.  From the bottom of our hearts, we wanted to say that we love you all so much, and I personally cannot thank our fans enough for being so awesome!

-Sarah Quillian
Director/Costume Designer

The Zelda Project is for entertainment purposes only and is in no way affiliated with Nintendo Co., Ltd., Legend of Zelda, or any of its respected licensees. The content is for the exclusive use of the end user, and may not be sold, rented, or used for any commercial enterprise. We make no claim to any characters, storylines, prop designs, names, logos, or situations that are trademarked, copyrighted, or otherwise protected by federal, state, international, or other intellectual property law. This work is produced solely for the personal, uncompensated enjoyment of ourselves and other Zelda fans.


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