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Discover the history and craft of suit actors from the 'Creature of the Black Lagoon' to 'Pan's Labyrinth'.
Discover the history and craft of suit actors from the 'Creature of the Black Lagoon' to 'Pan's Labyrinth'.
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Godzilla... Chewbacca... Predator... Robby the Robot... These are some of the most iconic characters in cinema, but many people still don't know about the incredible actors who bring these creatures to life!

MEN IN SUITS will shine a long overdue light on an art that is getting lost in this age of computer graphics.

SUITS is a feature length documentary nearing completion.  We only have music, sound effects and the final sound mix to go.

We'll also be able to author and print the first run of DVDs.  As a SUITS supporter you will be among the first to SEE and OWN the finished documentary.  It's basically like pre-ordering the film!!

SYNOPSIS

MEN IN SUITS will examine the history and craft of suit performers from the Creature of the Black Lagoon to Pan's Labyrinth. Through interviews with these actors we will showcase the skill, strength and art required of them.

Interviews include:

Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth)

Tom Woodruff Jr. (the Alien fims)

Haruo Nakajima (Godzilla, Ultraman)

Bob Burns (The Ghost Busters, Invasion of the Saucer Men)

Brian Steele (Hellboy II, Predators)

Douglas Tait (Zathura, Knights of Badassdom)

John Alexander (Gorillas In The Mist, Men In Black)

Van Snowden (H.R. Pufnstuff, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters)

Misty Rosas (Congo, Sid The Science Kid)

Michelan Sisti (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dinosaurs)

Camden Toy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel)

Bobby Clark (Star Trek)

as well as August Ragone (author of Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters), Todd Tucker (Drac Studios), Alec Gillis (ADI Effects), William Malone (director, House on Haunted Hill), and Guillermo Del Toro (director, Pan's Labyrinth).

This will be Wyrd Studios' third documentary about the fantastic genres (science fiction, horror, fantasy).  Our first film LOVECRAFT: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN was an award winning documentary about a greatly influential, but little known author.  It is now considered to be the most comprehensive documentary on the man.

Our goal with MEN IN SUITS is to be just as comprehensive.  A documentary made by monster fans for all those who love the movies.

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    PRE-ORDER MEN IN SUITS!!!
    Own the MEN IN SUITS DVD... a "GORILLA LEVEL" Special Thanks in the end credits

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    The MEN IN SUITS DVD... a digital copy of Wyrd's award-winning documentary LOVECRAFT: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN (featuring Neil Gaiman, Guillermo Del Toro, & John Carpenter)... a "ROBOT LEVEL" Special Thanks in the end credits

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    A DVD of Wyrd's documentary THE SPLAT PACK (featuring Eli Roth, Neil Marshall & Darren Lynn Bousman)... the MEN IN SUITS DVD... a digital copy of LOVECRAFT: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN... a "GILL MAN LEVEL" Special Thanks in the end credits

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    An official MEN IN SUITS tee shirt... DVD of MEN IN SUITS... a digital copy of LOVECRAFT: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN... a DVD of THE SPLAT PACK... a "ROBOT MONSTER LEVEL" Special Thanks in the end credits

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    An AUTOGRAPHED MEN IN SUITS poster... a MEN IN SUITS tee shirt... DVD of MEN IN SUITS... a digital copy of LOVECRAFT: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN... a DVD of THE SPLAT PACK...a "KAIJU LEVEL" Special Thanks in the end credits

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    An ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on the documentary... an autographed MEN IN SUITS poster... a MEN IN SUITS tee shirt... the MEN IN SUITS DVD... a DVD of THE SPLAT PACK... a digital copy of LOVECRAFT: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN

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    A trip to Son Of Monsterpalooza (Oct 26th-28th. 2012) to attend the MEN IN SUITS cast/crew screening (airfare, hotel and admission covered by Wyrd)... an Associate Producer credit in the film... an autographed MEN IN SUITS poster... a MEN IN SUITS tee shirt... the MEN IN SUITS DVD... a DVD of THE SPLAT PACK... a digital copy of LOVECRAFT: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN.

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