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Jurassic Punk (2022)

Opens on December 16

Director: Scott Leberecht Run Time: 90 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Jamie Hyneman, Mark A.Z. Dippé, Phil Tippett, Steve 'Spaz' Williams

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Grand Jury Prize nominee, SXSW 2022.

Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams is a pioneer in computer animation. His work on James Cameron’s The Abyss and Terminator 2 and the digital dinosaurs of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park transformed Hollywood. But an appetite for anarchy and reckless disregard for authority may have cost him the recognition he deserved.

In Jurassic Punk, Steve and a chorus of expert witnesses recount a dramatic tale of rebellion and revolution at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic in the early 1990s – a time when creating realistic creatures with a computer was considered impossible. Decades later, Steve struggles to reckon with his chaotic past.

About the filmmaker:

Scott Leberecht is an artist and filmmaker who began his career at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic. As a visual effects Art Director, his credits include Les Mayfield’s Flubber (1997), Mark A.Z. Dippé’s Spawn (1997), and Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow (1999). He has written and directed several award-winning films, including his feature-length directorial debut Midnight Son (2003), and short films Underdog (2003)Natural Selection (2003), and Life After Pi (2014), winner of Best Documentary Short at the 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival. Jurassic Punk (2022) is his first feature length documentary.

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