Origin of the Myth

The mythological creature ‘Roc’ emerged in Indian and Persian history, but has travelled to many other cultures. It tells the story of a giant bird which roams at night looking for human flesh. It’s a children's tale probably told to warn young children against running off. It’s quite dark, but ultimately, the character of the Roc has a dry sense of humor and a lot of wisdom. I remember thinking of him almost as a grumpy old man.





René Pinnell

As a filmmaker & designer, René produced the acclaimed comedy show Backpack Picnic, directed the feature documentary The King of Texas, sold a TV pilot to MTV, designed 5 products & founded 2 companies.