Thirty years in the making and Phil Tippett’s stop-motion passion project finally finds a home at SHUDDER. For those that don’t know Tippett has put his masterful award-winning visual effect stamp on such films as RoboCop, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Howard the Duck and countless other films. He is also the founder and namesake of Tippett Studio.
This project (which started in 1987) has a voice cast that includes Alex Cox, Niketa Roman, Satish Ratakonda, Harper Taylor, Brynn Taylor and many more.
“In 1987, legendary visual effects and stop-motion craftsman Phil Tippett embarked upon an ambitious personal project, fabricating and animating a darkly surreal world in which the creatures and nightmares of his imagination could roam free. Phil produced dozens of environments and hundreds of puppets for the project, filling notebook after notebook with thousands of detailed sketches and storyboards.
Decades after the success of Tippett Studio forced production into stasis, a group of animators at Tippett Studio came upon boxes of shelved props and puppets. After viewing the original footage, they convinced Phil to resurrect the project. The small group began volunteering their weekends to MAD GOD, and before long it had snowballed into a crew of more than 60 artists. A wildly successful Kickstarter campaign provided funding for materials and equipment.
Each piece of MAD GOD is handcrafted, independent and created from the heart. Sometimes that heart is bursting with love for the craft, while other times it’s macabre, punctured, and bleeding. MAD GOD is a mature film crafted from techniques & technologies that span the history of cinema and the career of a true animation mastermind.” –www.madgodmovie.com