North American premiere
Axis Scheduled

Mad God

Directed by Phil Tippett

Sun August 22, 2021
7:30 PM

Virtual Screening
PRESENTED WITH Worse Than The Demon

Tue August 24, 2021
9:00 AM

Virtual Screening
PRESENTED WITH Worse Than The Demon

Credits  

Special Effects

Phil Tippett, Ken Rogerson, Chris Morley

Director

Phil Tippett

Writer

Phil Tippett

Producer

Phil Tippett

Cinematographer

Chris Morley, Phil Tippett

Sound Designer

Richard Beggs

Composer

Dan Wool

Editor

Ken Rogerson

Animator

Tom Gibbons, Chuck Duke, Ri Crawford, David Lauer

Decors

Phil Tippett

contact

Tippett Studio

USA 2021 83 mins OV English
Genre Animation

Under a barrage of enemy fire, an intrepid special agent in a suspended container is lowered steadily into an ominous shaft. Down, down, inexorably down, through the many strata of ruin and residue bearing enigmatic witness to time’s passing. At last, the pod touches down on terra firma, and its occupant emerges, map in hand and mission in mind. The surrounding landscape is a broken place of corruption and decay, of casual horror and degradation. Our hero will not be deterred, though the path ahead holds only more horrors, so many to behold...

Thirty years in the making, fragments of which have been revealed in the last decade, the personal masterwork of Phil Tippett – recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at Fantasia this year – is at last complete. Though his presence in popular culture places him at the top of the stop-motion heap, the visual effects sorcerer who left his indelible mark on STAR WARS, ROBOCOP, JURASSIC PARK, and STARSHIP TROOPERS now does a graceful swan dive into the deep, dark canyons and crevasses of his own vision as an artist. Harrowing, horrific, and hilarious, it’s a Dantean descent into seething theological outrage, its multitude of fascinating monstrosities, an uncanny carnival in the tradition of Hieronymus Bosch, a perpetual-motion machine of biomechanical malevolence. Perhaps Tippett is in truth the titular deranged deity, fashioning an insane universe with his bare hands and breathing life into it. Fantasia now opens the gates to the hell that Tippett has wrought, and beckons you to dive in too. – Rupert Bottenberg

Showings

Sun August 22, 2021
7:30 PM

Virtual Screening
PRESENTED WITH Worse Than The Demon

Tue August 24, 2021
9:00 AM

Virtual Screening
PRESENTED WITH Worse Than The Demon