Surfing the Cosmic Waves of Creation

Filming Pluton

Working with Gary Tamarkin and Shawn C. Phillips

Gratitude
Producing a feature length Sci-Fi spectacle on a zero budget can leave one with very few options when it comes to locations, actors and crew personnel. In the case of the Killer Robots Next Movie we were blessed with a number of individuals who have given generously of their time and energy and have allowed us to turn their garages, barns and cat dens into temporary movie studios.

Zest
It’s a challenge to create something of scale with limited resources, but also a joy to see footage come together that is so far removed from a small room with a green screen, treadmill and kitty litter. It’s as if dreams too fantastic to realize were manifested into reality by sheer willpower, cameras, duct tape and recycled plastics.

Illumination
Even with writing the script and directing the scenes, the film still takes on a life of its own. Actors bring their personalities to the characters while costumes and props take on unexpected forms based on the materials at hand.  Sometimes I feel like the universe is creating the movie and I’m just riding the wave and trying to keep my balance.

Charles Harris as Trog

Mike McGowan steadies Trog played by Charles Harris

Back to the vortex. Thanks for reading!

Check out some info on The Killer Robots Next Movie (not the official title) and other projects over here.

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