DCP 142: Eli Sasich - Director of Sci-Fi Movies ATROPA and HENRi

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Eli Sasich

Eli Sasich

Director, writer, and editor Eli Sasich joins Carl Olson and Chris Fenwick to talk about two of his recent sci-fi passion projects: HENRi and ATROPA.

Eli discusses how he used a combination of miniature models, puppetry, in-camera effects and CGI to create HENRi - an epic sci-fi short film starring Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Margot Kidder (Superman). Kickstarter funded, and two years in the making, HENRi tells the story of a derelict spaceship that becomes self-aware and builds itself a mechanical body in order to feel alive.

ATROPA is about an Off-World Detective who investigates the missing research vessel ATROPA. It's a concept short created by Eli Sasich inspired by '70s and '80s sci-fi classics like Alien and Blade Runner.

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Keir Dullea
Keir Dullea
Eli Sasich on set of ATROPA
Eli Sasich on set of ATROPA

Mentioned In This Episode:

ATROPA - Sci-fi concept short film: https://vimeo.com/77761436

Official Movie Site of HENRi: http://www.henrithefilm.com

HENRi - Sci-fi Short Film: https://vimeo.com/61686359

HENRi - BTS interview with Clark Schaffer: https://vimeo.com/37717822

HENRi - BTS interview with Keir Dullea: https://vimeo.com/37717710

Cinefex Visual Effects Magazine: http://www.cinefex.com


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