On Indie Spotlight, it’s my intention to raise awareness of some otherwise overlooked projects, be they charitable works like last week’s Beer. Autism. Hope. campaign, or independent passion projects from some real masters of their craft. Today’s installment is an example of the latter. Fans may know Oscar winner Phil Tippett from his visual effects work on such films as Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers, Willow, and Star Wars to name a few. What you may not know is that Tippett has a four-part, stop-motion animated project that’s been percolating through his brain for the last twenty-plus years. The first part of this dream came to life thanks to Kickstarter. Now, with the assistance of a small army of volunteers, and financial contributions from fans like yourself, Tippett aims to continue the journey with Mad God (Part 2). Hit the jump for more.
Take a look at Tippett’s campaign for Mad God (Part 2) below, and be sure to watch the Mad God trailer that follows after. You can find out a lot more about the project over at its Kickstarter page, as well as the official page for Mad God.
MAD GOD IS A FULLY PRACTICAL STOP-MOTION FILM SET IN A MILTONESQUE WORLD OF MONSTERS AND MAD SCIENTISTS.
Follow The Assassin through a forbidding world of tortured souls, decrepit bunkers, and wretched monstrosities forged from the most primordial horrors of the subconscious mind.
Every set, creature, and effigy in this macabre masterpiece is hand-crafted and painstakingly animated using traditional stop-motion techniques. MAD GOD is a labor of love, a testament to the power of creative grit, and an homage to the timeless art of stop-motion animation.
Ready your eyes. Ready your spirit. Prepare to meet your maker.
“The final form of MAD GOD isn’t the film itself, but the memory after you watch it. It’s bringing you to that moment just after waking up from a dream, frozen, exploring fragments of your feral mind before they fade back into the shadows. That’s the moment. MAD GOD is just a way to get you there.” – Phil Tippett