Lucas Martell is an artist who’s no stranger to producing animated shorts on a budget. He just happens to also make quality, award-winning shorts while doing it. He also runs a successful boutique located in Austin, TX called Mighty Coconut. Martell is an animator and director best known for Pigeon: Impossible, which won ton’s of awards at festivals a few years back. Earlier this year, he debuted his latest short, The OceanMaker, a more somber look at a strong-willed aviator’s search for hope in an arid wasteland. What makes the film also unique is the manner of production Martell used–a kind of animation studio-gone-on-working-vacation he calls “destination production.” It’s certainly a way of working Dan and I could get on board with!