MAD GOD is a fully practical stop-motion film set in a Miltonesque world of monsters, mad scientists, and war pigs.
In 1990, legendary visual effects and stop-motion craftsman Phil Tippett embarked upon an ambitious personal project, fabricating and animating a darkly surreal world in which the creatures and nightmares of his imagination could roam free. Phil produced dozens of environments and hundreds of puppets for the project, filling notebook after notebook with thousands of detailed sketches and storyboards.
Decades after the success of Tippett Studio forced production into stasis, a group of animators at Tippett Studio came upon boxes of shelved props and puppets. After viewing the original footage, they convinced Phil to resurrect the project. The small group began volunteering their weekends to MAD GOD, and before long it had snowballed into a crew of more than 60 artists. A wildly successful KickStarter campaign provided funding for materials and equipment.
Each piece of MAD GOD is hand crafted, independent and created from the heart. Sometimes that heart is bursting with love for the craft, while other times it's macabre, punctured, and bleeding. MAD GOD is a mature film crafted from techniques & technologies that span the history of cinema and the career of a true animation mastermind.
This year, the first chapter of MAD GOD is to be unleashed on the world.
Ready your eyes. Ready your souls.
This is gonna be good.
In a sea of fluids and medical instruments, time slows down. An exploratory procedure unfolds on a surprisngly alert but immobilized patient.
Shot in a stunning hybrid of stop-frame animation, with live action actors and animated puppets, Phil Tippett’s MAD GOD (Part Three) reaches deep into your mind (and chest cavity) to mine for something precious, encased in something unspeakable.