My newest feature film, Robotica Destructiva premieres at The Enzian January 6th, 2023 as part of their Freaky Fridays series.
Strobo, Max, Auto and Trog once again find themselves hurtling from one adventure to another but this time they are antagonists to a trio of android warrior sisters activated to retrieve a doomsday device from them. Amber Belko, Torie Martin and Kristal Theron take on the roles of the warrior sisters, Mytra, Azalla and Luna.
The movie combines practical costumes, effects and people with digital sets, spaceships and environments. It was a lot of fun to make and we think you’ll have a lot of fun watching it. Look for a streaming release sometime in Spring 2023.
We’re really excited to be working with Leomark Studios to bring this movie into the world. We’ll be presenting some promo-videos as we approach the release date so keep a look out for bloopers, clips, behind-the-scenes, etc…
Also, The Killer Robots! Crash and Burn movie will be playing at the Super Geek Film Festival during Florida Supercon in Miami, Florida. The other robots and I will be set up at our filmmakers table the whole festival, so swing by and say hi if you can make it. The film will be playing their Friday, July 1st at 11pm and Monday July 4th at 8:05pm.
I’ve just figured out that if I composite 10 different shots per day I should have a rough cut of the Killer Robots Next Movie by then end of December (2013). The workload is somewhat daunting but the notion that the film could be finished by February is inspiring.
Here’s a shot of some model work and compositing. I like the abstract form it takes on when frozen.
Just another Sunday afternoon waiting for a 4 second shot to render – 9 hours and 4 minutes to go. In the meantime I’ve been putting some thought into how how better to promote the new Killer Robots movie. Unfortunately, I’m not too fond of promoting. As someone hoping to be a successful artist and filmmaker, I realize this is something I should probably put more energy into.
Photo by Mike McGowan
So in the spirit of promotion, here is a shot of actor, Scott Yuken as a club-wielding barbarian battle machine. One of hundreds and the reason the above described shot is taking so long. Can you guess what recyclables were incorporated into this costume? This is of course assuming that Scott is not actually an android sent from the future to help us finish our movie.
Aside from that, still at work on the new KR movie. Currently in the middle of tons of rotoscoping for Strobo’s footage. His legs keep disappearing so there’s been quite a bit of layering and patching.
Also making quite a bit of headway with miniatures. Having built the majority of required models, they’re currently scattered all over the house awaiting paint jobs and filming. Yesterday I was able to shot some footage of the Towerbots – 3 story tall machines built to annihilate unwelcome visitors to the planet Vidya. Now working up the motivation to film some Galaxon battle-cruiser shots.
As of today we’ve been in production on the Killer Robots Next Movie for a little over 2 years and it looks like we may have another year to go.
Once this movie is finished I hope to produce at least 3 movies per year and make a career of it. I think with a smaller cast and scope it can be done. I look forward to telling stories of mutants, supernatural forces and other fantastic myths that folks find that they identify with.
Despite the long hours in making the Killer Robots movie, I’ve been enjoying the process. The slow pace has allowed me to experiment with old school special effects, costuming and modelmaking. Plus I get to work with a variety of talented actors and artists.
Is it worth it? Yes!
Sam Gaffin, Charisse Lefebvre and Nicole Campbell secure Scott Yuken in his Robo-Zombie uniform. Photo by Mike McGowan.