Designs by Dan Panosian (characters) and Kirk Shinmoto (backgrounds) created for a test movie of Burma Rising. The final product, directed by Sung-Jin Ahn at Titmouse Animation Studio, will be a full-length animatic. The Amazon Studios Development Slate project, written by Benjamin van der Veen, is the story of a group of American mercenaries who must fight their way across the border in the midst of a war between guerrillas and the vicious military junta.