Watch the trailer here
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What is Sci-Fi Double Feature?
Sci-Fi Double Feature is an all ages cardboard puppet show filmed and projected live on to the big screen, in order to create a one-take 1960s sci-fi B-movie.
The show is comprised of two sci-fi B-movie puppet shows or acts. The two movies are linked by a stop-motion animation that looks behind the scenes on the sci-fi set.
Act 1: Attack of the Slime-O-Trons
Two intergalactic lovers must save earth from a hoard of vengeful invaders.
Act 2: Last Day on Earth
A professor and his dog travel back in time on a quest to prove the existence of a three-headed dinosaur, only to find they’ve arrived minutes before an impending meteorite threatens mass extinction.
A stop motion animation film
We built a short film called Meanwhile Backstage that is part of our cardboard science fiction puppet show: Sci-Fi Double Feature. With the support of the Yukon Fim and Sound Commission we took over Ramshackle Studio and built stop motion animation puppets from foam, wire and magnets.
Here’s a couple of stills from the shoot:
After asking for “more evil” from the giant Slime-O-Tron, the Director gets exactly what he asks.
Special thanks to Andria Pedlar for making the lovely costumes. I especially like the pearl buttons and the white Jackie Kennedy trim on the dress.
I Could Have Been Something
In his soliloquy, Tom expresses his insecurities and how he longs to play a great role than just a nerd. Meanwhile, Marty awaits by the vending machine.
thanks to Amber Church, who assisted with building a lot of the props, including over 100 prop candies.
* Brian Fidler acknowledges the financial support of the Yukon Film and Sound Commission
Follow us behind the scenes on our stop-animation Meanwhile Backstage.