Friday, September 16, 2016

João Tarouco wins Best Director!

We are proud to announce that João Tarouco has won Best Director of a Short Film at the Newark International Film Festival for our film The Flight of the Arrowhead! 

We also congratulate Jonathan Mercado for his nomination for Best Actor in a Short Film. 

The Flight of the Arrowhead was produced and created by the students and alumni of the Media Arts Magnet Program from Newark, New Jersey's East Side High School and the Thaumaturge Workshop animation studio. This film, that started as a high school project in 2009, represents over six years of work by a cast and crew that hails from 5 continents.

Honorable Mention Los Angeles SuperHero Film Festival

Official Selection First Annual Newark Comic Con 2015

"Wild fantasy from an unexpected corner." -Wolfgang Baur Publisher, Kobold Press

“Awesome... This blows my mind!” - U.S. Senator Cory Booker

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

To celebrate 'The Flight of the Arrowhead" as an Official Selection of the Newark International Film Festival we are releasing a select scene as a special preview. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

N1-g3l in as a Dungeons and Dragons character in The Tome of Beasts!

Not only has the Thaumaturge Animation Team produced media content for Kobold Press' 'Tome of Beasts,' but our favorite clockwork sidekick, N1-g3l, from 'The Flight of the Arrowhead,' has his own page in the bestiary! Andrew Teheran and Joao Tarouco designed stats for the N1-g3l model, called a "Library Automaton," for the 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons game.

The character N1-g3l was originally designed by Joao Tarouco, Richard Santiago, Leonardo Gulli, Andrew Teheran and the rest of the production team of 'The Flight of the Arrowhead.'

The book 'Tome of Beasts' is available for sale on the Kobold Press website and on

The Tome of Beasts!

Last year, 'The Flight of the Arrowhead' team began a new partnership with Seattle's Kobold Press, a publisher of 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons rulebooks. Andrew Teheran, Joao Tarouco, Andre Marques, Andre Zatta and Dylan Alves, along with interns from East Side High School's Media Arts Magnet Program, have produced animated content for the game company. This partnership will continue this year with more media content, internships and other amazing geeky stuff. Here is the book release trailer we created for a huge bestiary called 'The Tome of Beasts.' Enjoy!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Newark International Film Festival Nominations

We are proud to announce the nominations of Joao Tarouco for Best Director and Jonathan Mercado for Best Actor at the Newark International Film Festival for The Flight of the Arrowhead.