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Mad God (2022)

Opens on June 17

Director: Phil Tippett Run Time: 83 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Alex Cox, Brynn Taylor, Harper Taylor, Niketa Roman, Satish Ratakonda

Country: United States
Language: None

About the film:

Premiered at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival. 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.

“Exudes devotion, with every frame carrying decades worth of ideas and craft, resulting in a film that is just as hard to describe as it is hard to forget.”

—Rafael Motamayor for IndieWire

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.

About the filmmaker:

Legendary VFX artist Phil Tippett ​​revolutionized creature design, stop-motion, and CG-character animation, winning Academy Awards for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) and Jurassic Park (1993). He led the animation team at Industrial Light and Magic before founding his own Tippett Studio. Over his decades-long career, he has contributed VFX to many projects, including Piranha (1978), RoboCop (1988), Dragonheart (1997), and Starship Troopers (1998).

Thirty years in the making, Tippett’s personal masterwork Mad God (2022) was funded through a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign and screened at film festivals all over the world.

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