About this project
Godzilla... Chewbacca... the Predator... Robby the Robot...
These are some of the most famous characters in fantastic cinema, but many people still don't know about the incredible actors inside. The men and women who bring those creatures to life!
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 learn the skill, strength and art required of them.
So far we've interviewed Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth), Tom Woodruff Jr.(the Alien fims), John Alexander (Gorillas In The Mist, Men In Black), Van Snowden (H.R. Puffnstuff), Misty Rosas (Congo, Sid The Science Kid), Bobby Clark (Star Trek), Kurt Carley (Underworld), Doug Tait (The Knights of Badassdom), 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).
With your donation, we will to travel to Tokyo. We plan on interviewing Haruo Nakajima, the original Godzilla, and other kaiju actors (that's Japanese for "strange beast). We also plan to visit Tsuburaya Studios, home of Ultraman.
No history of guys in suits would be complete without visiting the country that made suit performers infamous!
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