Back in May of 2013 we told you about Harbinger Down, a tense, claustrophobic creature film that will feature only practical animatronic and makeup effects. Today we have the second set of official images from the movie. Check ‘em out!
Amalgamated Dynamics’ Alec Gillis writes and directs.
Harbinger Down and its co-production with Dark Dunes Productions will be in full force for MONSTERPALOOZA – March 29th and 30th!
“Join Alec Gillis of Amalgamated Dynamics INC. as he reveals a sneak peek of his first feature length film, HARBINGER DOWN. A fan-favorite amongst Kickstarter, the film, written and directed by Alec Gillis, relies on practical creature and make-up effects, created by studioADI… Executive Producer of HD and its co-production of Dark Dunes Productions’, Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki, and Star Lance Henriksen, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff, Jr., Camille Balsamo, Reid Collums, Timothy Reed Martin, D.P Benjamin Brown and Suit performer, Mick Ignis – Abominations and Transfigurations among many others from cast and crew.”
“The Harbinger Down panel will begin Sat./March 29th at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (FREE) and will be moderated by cast member Matt Winston of Stan Winston School of Character Arts!”
A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship’s crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation.
Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for three decades, the creatures aren’t about to give up the warmth of human companionship.
Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr., are among the most talented and passionate FX men working today, and with Harbinger Down they hope to send a message to Hollywood that there is no substitute for good ol’ fashioned practical creatures. And they’re taking their approach one step further by hiring the best vets in the business to create models, miniatures and stop-motion techniques to create an experience that feels 100% authentic. How awesome is that?!?
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