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Exclusive: Watch Gremlins: Recall With Director Ryan Patrick’s Commentary



Last week, we posted a story about Gremlins: Recall, a magnificent short film from director Ryan Patrick that used practical puppets for the Gremlins and Mogwai. The end result was a short that I stated felt like it was made, “…by someone who loved, and still loves, the original films but wanted to create something new that would appeal to their adult nature.

In a filmmaker’s statement, Patrick states, “The original Gremlins is a classic, but it was a constant discussion of how do we update the tone and feel of the movie while hopefully doing the original some justice. Ultimately, I just wanted this movie to be a stylized and fun escape. I hope it leaves people wanting more… and gives the studios a kick to bring a some kind of Gremlins feature to life again.

Considering how much the short blew up over the past several days, we didn’t want that interest to be a flash-in-the-pan situation. Patrick put his time and energy into making something that is truly special, so it deserves to have legs, especially in these days of the internet when something that goes viral can be forgotten a mere few days later.

To that end, we’ve got something really special in store for all of you! We got our hands on an exclusive version of Gremlins: Recall that features Patrick offering a director’s commentary where he discusses multiple aspects of the short, including the use of lighting techniques, scenes that were ultimately cut out from the film, and even discussing places where he could be seen operating a puppet only to be digitally removed in post-production. It’s a wonderful chance to go into the mind of an indie filmmaker to see how something like Gremlins: Recall could go from inception to release.

Check it out below and make sure to support Patrick by following his work on his official website.



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