Everyone living so spread apart (Timothy Hahn (co-producer) and Abraham Dieckman (lead animator) based in San Francisco, Jonah D Ansell (writer/director) in LA and Carina Simmons (character design) in Seattle) has led to the necessity for a number of recent animation retreats in San Francisco. On these trips Carina can often be found drawing madly on the floor while Tim and Abraham scan and animate- breaking only for pizza, coffee and brief stints of excited conversation. The majority of the film-making has taken place over these action packed retreats.