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AliƧin is a Rockstar.

She’s living the dream, but she’s not happy. Max, AliƧin’s manager, has her dressed up in all these rockstar clothes, but all she wants is to lose the trappings and just sing.

Max discovered AliƧin at the Milwaukee’s Got Talent Contest, and is best known for his “Make A Million With Max" ads you see on the back of every bus bench in town. You know, the ones that promise to give you the secrets to making millions for only six easy payments of $29.95 - Visa and Mastercard accepted.

As it happens... Max actually turns out to be something of an "Impresario" and, to everyone's surprise, makes AliƧin a real, full on Rockstar.

But, in addition to being an impresario, Max is also the cheapest human being on the planet, and no matter how many millions of streams AliƧin gets, or how many sold out concerts she performs, Max will just not get AliƧin a new bus.

To no one's surprise, the bus breaks down in the middle of Nowhere (Population "0"), and a chance encounter with a high-strung, well-dressed rabbit, sends AliƧin tumbling down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. Only this isn't the Wonderland you know. At least not yet.

Stuck in a bizarro world, AliƧin searches for a way home and on her journey, bumps into a very quirky cast of characters – including a guy with a terrible baseball hat, a Dormouse who keeps making cringy advances, and an evil, double-crossing Cat who when he's not belching the most epically loud belches AliƧin has ever heard, is grinning in the most stupidly annoying grin ever grinned.

All these characters seem just as lost as she is. So, with a little advice and a few pieces of her rockstar costume, she helps each of them become who they are meant to be.

Except that double crossing Cat, who totally rats her out to her “Most Majestic Majesty” the Red Queen. So now, AliƧin has to pull off the best show of her life if she wants to escape The WonderHood without losing her head.

  • Kevin Saunders Hayes
  • Kevin Saunders Hayes
  • Victoria Levy
  • Jeff Klein
  • Kelon Cen
  • Victoria Levy
    Key Cast
  • Aubrey Pascoe
    Key Cast
  • Frit Fuller
    Key Cast
    "The Rabbit Hole"
  • Frat Fuller
    Key Cast
    "W. Rabbit"
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Fulldome, Immersive, Magic realism, Music
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 21, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Domemaster Animation
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Liquid Ranch Media
    Sales Agent
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Kevin Saunders Hayes

Look, these “Bio” sections can get really dry, really fast.

Most times my eyes roll back in my head by the time I’ve finished reading them because creative people can sometimes write about themselves in this super secret esoteric creator code, and, if I get through their bio at all…

... I still have absolutely no idea what it is they do.

So, I came up with six quick things about me and my work. We get in. We get out. Nobody presses charges.

1. I’m an award-winning composer, songwriter and producer and scored more than 50 feature films, including two Academy Award® nominated documentaries. I’ve had songs featured in a bunch of movies, written a bunch of musicals, and produced Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy winning artists.

2. Growing up, my family moved about every two years. I went to three high schools and I was introduced to all sorts of music, theater and other artsy craziness around the world.

3. I’m a fussy coffee drinker and still geek out about how cool the internet is. The combination of the two leads me to having way too many tabs open on my browser.

4. I create cool shows that mashup new music (mine), live performance and film (animation, multimedia, the whole nine yards). We’ve been touring for over 20 years, won a bunch of awards, had a PBS special and people (not just my Mom) have said nice things about us.

5. I also make other stuff (books, animation, films, audiobooks, artwork and the like). We now call it being a “Content Creator,” but I’ve been doing it since we just called it “Making Stuff.”

6. Victoria doesn’t let me, but the truth is I would create this stuff for free. I know I’m coming dangerously close to using the word “passionate” right now, but let’s just say “creating content” is fun, I’m really good at it, and aside from making entertainment stuff, I’m completely unemployable.

I do have a traditional bio around here somewhere, and think I can lay my hands on it if you need one.

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Director Statement

My passion has always been to unlock the connection between the audience and a story. I've done this with my music and through original theatrical productions that meld together a unique combination of live performance and immersive experiential entertainment.

This series of next generation productions expand the immersive film and multimedia experience with an exhilarating mix of singers, musicians, film and animation. These productions blend music-driven live performance and cutting-edge technology in a way that bridges the real and digital worlds.

In these productions, you don’t know where the real world ends and the virtual begins.

I've been doing this for 20 years, toured internationally, been featured in a PBS Special, won some awards, and the critics have even said nice things about me.

In many ways I feel like technology has finally caught up with my vision and that AliƧin is the first step in realizing the full potential of immersive storytelling.