Animated Insanity With “Mad God (Part 3)”

If you're a fan of stop-motion animation, icky underworlds and slavering monsters, you'll want to jump on board the Mad God express. Mad God (Part 3), the third instalment in a series of nightmarish short films by legendary animator and visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett, is now looking for backers on Kickstarter. Not that it's … Continue reading Animated Insanity With “Mad God (Part 3)”

“Mad God 2” by Phil Tippett on Kickstarter

He animated the Imperial Walkers in The Empire Strikes Back. He supervised the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. He brutally maimed one hell of a lot of Starship Troopers in, uh, Starship Troopers. He's legendary animator Phil Tippett, and he's about to descend once more into the bowels of the unconscious, as he gears up to … Continue reading “Mad God 2” by Phil Tippett on Kickstarter

Phil Tippett talks “Mad God” on the Cinefex Blog

I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing animation maestro Phil Tippett for the Cinefex blog. During a Hollywood career spanning nearly forty years, Phil has created extraordinary visual effects for films including Star Wars, RoboCop, Jurassic Park and the Twilight saga, to name but a few. Phil has recently completed his own independent animated … Continue reading Phil Tippett talks “Mad God” on the Cinefex Blog

Cinefex Classic Collection

Are you a fan of visual effects? Or do you just plain love movies and everything that goes into making them? Do you wish you could go backstage on all those classic old films from the 80s and 90s, not to mention all your faves from the 21st century? You know the films I mean. … Continue reading Cinefex Classic Collection

Fire City – an interview with the creators

Demons walk among us, but we cannot see them. That's the premise of Fire City: King of Miseries, a new short film directed by Academy Award-winner Tom Woodruff that's just premiered on Though self-contained, King of Miseries sets the scene for a feature-length movie called Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs, for which a Kickstarter … Continue reading Fire City – an interview with the creators

Harbinger Down

Huge congratulations to Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff and the rest of the ADI team for raising the $350,000 they needed to make their feature-length sci-fi horror movie Harbinger Down. For a while it was touch and go whether or not they'd hit their Kickstarter target, but a steady groundswell of support from a big fanbase … Continue reading Harbinger Down


Right from the opening voiceover I could tell that Eli Sasich - writer/director of the 20-minute indie science fiction film HENRi - grew up reading the same books as me. Anyone who talks about positronics and names his female lead Dr Calvin clearly knows his Asimov, and who else but a devotee of Philip K … Continue reading HENRi