The Spine of Night (2021)
Director: Morgan Galen King, Philip Gelatt Run Time: 93 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021
Starring: Betty Gabriel, Joe Manganiello, Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt, Richard E. Grant
Country: United States
About the film:
SXSW 2021 and Fantasia Film Festival. In this ultraviolent fantasy epic, ancient dark magic falls into sinister hands and unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. A group of heroes from different eras and cultures must band together in order to defeat it at all costs.
A painstaking passion project seven years in the making from animator Morgan Galen King and filmmaker and comic writer Philip Gelatt, lovingly hand-rendered in the classic rotoscope style of Ralph Bakshi’s Fire and Ice and the cult classic Heavy Metal.
“It’s impossible not to be awed by the sheer artistry on display… a breathtaking rarity”
—Meagan Navarro for Bloody Disgusting
About the filmmakers:
The Spine of Night is the first collaboration between King and Gelatt. With his animation studio Gorgonaut, King started crafting a fantasy world in 2010, beginning with a pair of short experiments about the barbarian Mongrel, and then expanding into the more fully formed short Exordium. Gelatt, an Emmy-winner for his work on Time Miller’s series Love, Death & Robots, wrote and directed features The Bleeding House and They Remain and wrote the screenplay for the Bradbury Award-nominated Europa Report.
The Spine of Night features an incredible voice cast helping to bring their dark fantasy world to life. Read more from the filmmakers here.See our upcoming films