Galaktikon: “Nightmare” – A High Stakes, Live Action, Intergalactic Metal Short Film By Brendon Small

The world of Brendon Small‘s Galaktikon has just gotten a little bigger with the debut of the high stakes, live action, intergalactic metal short film for ‘Nightmare.’ The clip was produced by creator Brendon Small, and features an appearance by Jill Janus of Huntress. Brendon adds, “This is a love letter to all the filmmakers in the 70’s-80’s that helped inform my creativity in my childhood. From Spielberg, Lucas, Tobe Hooper, Roger Corman and all Dino De Laurentiis productions (Barbarella, Flash Gordon, Conan, Dune). I wanted to create a rule with the film tricks they used in that period. Instead of DOGME ’95 (using limitations to help create art), I wanted to coin a phrase called CORMAN ’82: anything Roger Corman could do in 1982 I can do with this project. I now have a big problem. I like shooting live action way too much. This is the best of both worlds. I get to prepare storyboards and color palates just like in the animation world, but get to build looks and camera moves in picture that would take forever in animation. You might just even see some of my old Metalocalypse visual tricks but in a live action scenario. The end result is this: I want to direct big, epic live-action, practical special-effects projects. Everything you see in this video is built from a tactical source, and composited with the early 80’s in mind. The ink tanks were crucial to making this work.

Check out the brilliant film below!

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