Now we are all sons of bitches.

Kenneth Bainbridge

They surrounded the man who did all they asked,
The Indian cowboy with the far-away glance,
They each held fire, and pressed it on his skin,
The sun would not protect him from the monsters.
The sun was on the side of the monsters.

Eyes covered by stars, I chose not to see,
The sacrifice was always me.

Hellhound Stiletto

Wear shoes. The road to peace is covered in stones.

What is BIG IRON?

BIG IRON is a 60s-set crime series taking place across the USA. 30 years after a tragic incident scarred Native American orphan Travis Stiletto forever, the now-grizzled Police Chief gets a job offer that sends him from the crime-infested Baton Rouge, Louisiana to the cold and isolated Tamotan Peninsula - little does the gunslinger know, however, that he’s not signing up for a cozy security position, but will be forced to deal with violent class conflict, political espionage, assassination attempts, gang warfare and even local rumors of ghouls and monsters lurking out in the frozen wastes. Action, drama, and psychological horror are all in the cards for Hellhound Stiletto and his infant son, Cal.


Wide-eyed Creature Moth To The Flame

We grasp evolution by the horns. No more ailments. No more evils. End pains and sorrows. End death.

What is COLLECTEMS, and how does it tie into BIG IRON?

COLLECTEMS is a game franchise pitch that received a good amount of press a few years ago due to its reputation as a darker and more adult-oriented counterpart to Nintendo’s Pokemon franchise. Due to various internal issues at the time, the project was left dormant - until now. This prequel series will serve as a jumping-off point for the COLLECTEMS franchise, providing context about the world long before the so-called ‘Collectems’ became the household pets and commercial products seen in the games. This means, yes, the more funding we receive, the more likely it is that the COLLECTEMS game series will see the light of day.


Tomato in Tamota

What’s their next move? Can we count on them in the fight against the Red Menace?

So what's the plan?

As you can see by the released pilot, my current resources are limited - I had to do all of the line-art, backgrounds and colouring myself, and was only able to get music and voice-acting as a result of incredibly generous collaborators working for little-to-no payment. However, as you can tell by the promos, I have the potential access to some incredibly talented people who could really make this series something special. Help me raise funds and I’ll be able to pay for a full soundtrack, a diverse voice cast, beautiful hand-drawn characters, stunning background art and even animation work - and the more we get, the faster the series can be produced.


Run Away Our Very Bones

And who is this tall, dark stranger?

Who are you, anyway?

Jack Saint

Hi! I’m Jack Saint, the Creator, Director and Lead Writer for BIG IRON. I’m 23-years-old and a recent Masters Graduate in English Literature with a BA in Linguistics & Literature. I’ve worked as a freelance animator, a video-game writer and a newspaper editor - I’ve also worked as a construction site laborer, while I’m talking. I live and breathe media, and creative endeavours have always been my greatest passion - BIG IRON is a series that I’ve devoted my heart to, and it’s my goal above all else to get this first season to see the light of day. I want to make freely available content that entertains and connects with people from all walks of life, uniting us in our shared love of stories that are there to capture imaginations and not just churn out profit. I hope that you, whoever you may be, feel the same way - and will be willing to give just a few bucks to help our shared vision become a reality.

My God Can You Handle This Jack Saint

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I Got My Message Big Teeth
Man In The Big Chair

Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him?

Anyone else involved?

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Don't Get Caught Shoot That Dumbass

Well by God, call me Henry Higgins 'cause we just got us a Pygmalion!

Any inspirations?

Sure. For this series, I’m drawing a lot of inspiration from some of my favourite TV dramas - Fargo, Mad Men, Utopia, True Detective, Twin Peaks, Deadwood, Breaking Bad and The Sopranos are all among my most obvious influences. I also find myself inspired greatly by the works of directors like Paul Thomas Anderson, the Coen Brothers and Ben Wheatley. I’m also a big fan of the novels of William Faulkner, Aldous Huxley and J.G. Ballard - I’ll elaborate on all these influences and more in future blog posts / commentary tracks!

Looming

You’ll drown before you go thirsty, Mister Stiletto.

Where can we find you?

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We do not have any announcements to make regarding a release date or additional platforms at this time. Please check our official blog for news and updates on the project, or visit our discussion forums if you'd like to make any specific inquiries. You can also reach us at we@wearethelayabouts.com.

People Not Profit Be My Guest My Good Man City Skyline Quiet Night I Gotta Momma

There's monsters in this world, Travis. Big, bad, despicable monsters. And they're all around us.



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