Hello Backers! It has been a busy year for a number of reasons and we wanted to update you on what's been going on.
Regarding "Monster" we've finished all the puppets and sets and shot the last of the film. We spent a week in Portland early fall of last year shooting Sky's wedding scene and final battle. "Monster" is now in post-production.
Sam also featured "Monster" as part of an amazing filmmakers talk at Brooklyn Academy of Music last October as part of the Jim Henson Foundation's Puppets on Film Festival. Here is a link - Sam's part starts at 1:31:00: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSZ8JKu-NKY
As many of you know, we've also had the amazing opportunity to make Sam's original short film "Yamasong" into a feature film! This will be the first puppet feature film in North America in 10 years ("Team America" was the last)! Working with the same creative team, including two of our top Kickstarter backers (thank you KICKSTARTER and BACKERS!!), we have been working all year to write the script, build the puppets, sets and props, shoot and post the feature. It's potentially a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we've attracted amazing talent to the film - Nathan Fillion, Abigail Breslin, Whoopi Goldberg, Freida Pinto, George Takei, Malcolm McDowell, Peter Weller, Bruce Davison and Ed Asner to the voice cast!!
Here is the "Yamasong: March of the Hollows" sizzle trailer:
We are deep in shooting and early post on the "Yamasong" feature. The plan now is we return to "Monster" as "Yamasong" winds down later this year. Sam has even referred to future possibilities for both projects in this SF Signal interview two weeks ago:
We hope you'll be patient about "Monster of the Sky" and cheer us on as we crank away at "Yamasong". Both films are a passion for the director and our team and we hope to get both out to the world in 2016! As always, thank you for your encouragement and support.
- The "Monster" Team!