Bounty Killer by Henry Saine

Henry Saine is an American film director and TV graphic artist, best-known for writing and directing the post-apocalyptic black comedy cult movie 'Bounty Killer' (2013). He is also the co-author and artist of the eponymous graphic novel (2013).

Saine was born in Austin, Texas and graduated from UNT with a degree in Communication Design and Film Production. He has worked as an illustrator and storyboard artist for television, film and commercial projects as well as animation director for numerous commercial projects at Disney and XBOX. He has done graphic art and design work for such TV shows as 'Spin City' (2001-2002), 'Will & Grace' (2001-2006), 'That '70s Show' (2001-2006), 'Entourage' (2005-2007), 'Dirt' (2008), 'The Office US' (2008-2010), 'Childrens Hospital' (2016) and 'The Mindy Project' (2014-2017). He has furthermore directed music videos for artists like Sara Bareilles and short films like 'Not in My Family' (2007), 'Future Phone' (2014) and 'Flight of Passage' (2016). He made his feature directorial debut with the award-winning 'The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Ctulhu' (2009), which was shown on several US and Canadian film festival and has run on Cable and Netflix.

He came up with the concept for 'Bounty Killer' while pondering over corporate criminals with co-writer Jason Dodson. They figured that a corporation's lust for greed would actually end the world. They crafted a script in which a group of bounty killers offer retribution by hunting down these white collar criminals in a dystopian future. Saine and Dodson initially opted for a cartoon series, and began working on animated storyboards. They got the animation company Kickstart interested in funding their project, but unfortunately most networks turned down the series for its violence. They then decided to make it a live action film instead. Kickstart demanded that Saine and Dodson created a graphic novel to sell the movie at an upcoming international event in Toronto. Saine co-wrote and drew the comic book of 96 pages himself, allegedly in two days.

Both the film and the graphic novel were released in 2013 to generally favorable reviews.

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