The Oddlings

Producer

Oddlings, LLC

A Journey of Whimsy: The Unforgettable Story of The Oddlings

For a year, I embarked on a creative journey with a project called The Oddlings. It wasn’t just a line of dolls; it was a world brimming with imagination, where uniqueness was celebrated and the unusual was embraced.

The Spark:

It all started with handcrafted art dolls, each one a quirky character with a personality all their own. There was Hodad the Roach, a wise old soul, and Peter the Skeeter, a mischievous mosquito with a penchant for poetry. Each Oddling came with a booklet and poem, breathing life into their stories.

A World of Possibility:

The dolls became stepping stones into a bigger world. A children’s book unfolded, filled with tales of these lovable oddities and their adventures in a place called Oddville, where anything and everything was welcome. This whimsical world then translated into a TV series pitch, aimed at bringing the characters and their stories to life on the screen.

The Unforeseen Twist:

Life, however, has a way of taking unexpected turns. As the world grappled with the aftermath of 9/11, the carefree spirit of The Oddlings project felt overshadowed by the sudden darkness. It was a difficult decision, but we stepped away from the project, focusing our energies elsewhere.

A Timeless Memory:

Despite the project remaining unproduced, The Oddlings hold a special place in my heart. It was a time of pure creativity, fueled by a passion for crafting stories and characters that celebrated the beauty of individuality. It was a reminder that even in the darkest of times, the power of imagination and the joy of creating shine brightly.


The Legacy:

While The Oddlings may not have made it to the big screen, the lessons learned and the creative spark it ignited continue to inspire me. It serves as a testament to the power of dreaming and the importance of cherishing the journey, even when the destination remains unseen.