With Love, Death + Robots now streaming on Netflix, a few days ago at SXSW I got to sit down with Tim Miller to talk about the NSFW anthology of animated stories he made with David Fincher. If you haven’t seen the trailers, the very cool series features 18 shorts that run between 5-15 minutes in length, are aimed at adults, were done by different teams of filmmakers from around the world, and showcase a variety of styles from traditional 2D to photo-real CGI. In addition, all of the stories are wildly different. You’ve got cyborg bounty hunters, alien spiders, sentient dairy products, werewolf soldiers, robots gone wild, and blood-thirsty demons from hell — to just name a few.
I caught six of the shorts before doing the interview and absolutely loved what I saw. If you’re into cool stories and incredible animation, you absolutely want to check the series out. Love, Death + Robots is now streaming on Netflix.
During the interview, Tom Miller talked about how the series was made, how they’ve been working on it since before Deadpool was released in theaters, how he became friends with David Fincher and why they did this project, and what it was like collaborating with Netflix. Plus, if he has a suggested order for people to watch the series, if he’s ready to tell more stories in some of these worlds, the possibility of a second season, how the budgets were dictated by length and animation style, and so much more.
Check out what he had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about.
Finally, I’d also like to take a moment to give special thanks to our Collider Studio partner, A-List Communications. At the Supper Suite venue in Austin, libations were flowing courtesy of El Tesoro Tequila, Blue Moon Belgian White, and Hint Water. Without these fine folks, we wouldn’t be able to share conversations about series like Love, Death + Robots with all of you, so another big thank you to our partners for their support.
- How did he pull this off?
- What is the order he suggests people watch the films?
- Did they have a specific length in mind for each short?
- How every company that worked on did more time on each short then what they were paid to do.
- How it’s a calling card for each studio.
- Is he ready to tell more stories in some of these worlds?
- How the budgets were dictated by length and animation style.
- How he collaborated with David Fincher on the project and how they became friends.
- Was it tough to land any of the artists on the project?
- How long has he been working on this project?
- The Deadpool IMAX screening we did years ago.
- What was it like working with Netflix?