Director: Phil Tippett Run Time: 83 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2022
Starring: Alex Cox, Brynn Taylor, Harper Taylor, Niketa Roman, Satish Ratakonda
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It’s the Quay Brothers meet Terry Gilliam in a Miltonesque world of monsters, mad scientists, and war pigs for this fully practical stop-motion animated masterpiece by legendary visual effects master Phil Tippett (Star Wars, RoboCop, Jurassic Park, etc).
In 1987, Tippett embarked upon an ambitious personal project, fabricating and animating a darkly surreal world in which the creatures and nightmares of his imagination could roam free. He produced dozens of environments and hundreds of puppets for the project, filling notebook after notebook with thousands of detailed sketches and storyboards. But success got in the way and Tippett put the project into hibernation… until now. 35 years later, the dedication of Tippett and his team, as well as the support of a wildly successful KickStarter campaign, have finally brought this project to completion.
Each piece of MAD GOD is hand crafted, independent, and created from the heart. Sometimes that heart is bursting with love for the craft, while other times it’s macabre, punctured, and bleeding. MAD GOD is a mature film crafted from techniques & technologies that span the history of cinema and the career of a true animation mastermind.
“This is a work of a genuine visionary and has all the makings of an instant cult classic.” – John Bleasdale, Sight & Sound