Watch Studio ADI bring creatures to life in “HARBINGER DOWN” BTS videos
Director Alec Gillis and producer Tom Woodruff, Jr, two gentleman behind the acclaimed Studio ADI and subsequently some of the best practical and makeup FX work (and no strangers to the pages of Fango) are hard at work on HARBINGER DOWN. Raising finishing funds via Kickstarter, the film is meant to focus almost exclusively on physical in-camera creature FX and a series of on-set videos have revealed there’s no shortage of wizardry taking place.
In the film, “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 3 decades, the creatures aren’t about to give up the warmth of human companionship.”
Above, you can find the latest of behind-the-scenes teasers which contains a ton of tentacled action and application. If you’d like to help HARBINGER DOWN in its final stretch, find much more here.