SCI-FI DOUBLE FEATURE
Created by Brian Fidler and Edward Westerhuis
Original Music and sound design by Jordy Walker
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.
Intermission: Meanwhile Backstage
Follow the cast backstage as the real drama unfolds in this stop-motion animation. For more info about how we made this film scroll down further on this page
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.
Sci-Fi on tour this Spring
National Arts Centre, Fourth Stage
May 4th, 2013
Ramshackle Theatre has been invited to Ottawa by the National Arts Centre for a showcase of northern talent called Northern Scene. On May 4th, 2013, we will join over 250 artists from Canada’s North for a celebration of our rich cultural scene.
Bring your kids! Dress up in your best sci-fi outfit, eat free popcorn and strap yourself in for time travel, dinosaurs and aliens! Come and see Sci-Fi Double Feature at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage!
For more information about Northern Scene check out their site:
Sci-Fi has a 5 show run at Vancouver’s historic Cultch Theatre. Part of UpintheAir’s rEvolver Festival www.revolverfestival.ca
May 14th ~ 7pm
May 15th ~ 9:30pm (Pay what you can) We’ll have a short talk back session after this show
May 16th ~ 7pm
May 17th ~ 9:30pm
May 18th ~ 6:30pm
Bring your kids! Dress up in your best sci-fi outfit, eat free popcorn in the lobby and strap yourself in for time travel, dinosaurs and aliens!
A stop motion animation film
We built a short film called Meanwhile Backstage that is part of 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.