This documentary is about the dying art of model making focusing on the personal stories of the model makers whose work shaped and enhanced the impact of feature films and gave it a breathtaking scale.
Their practical hands-on art is now slowly dying out, giving way to computer generated imagery. The model makers share their experiences along with personal insights and behind the scenes views from films they worked on. Many photos of their model work are also generously supplied from personal collections.
The documentary reveals an incredible amount of practical craftsmanship that is unfortunately getting lost in these digital times. For better or worse, the art of miniature making is dying out leaving an enormous talent pool wasted. Included are some of the best and well known model makers worldwide.
The films on which they have worked include; STAR WARS, STAR TREK, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, GHOSTBUSTERS, JAMES BOND GOLDENEYE, ARMAGEDDON, MOON, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, 1941, STARSHIP TROOPERS, UNDERWORLD, WATERWORLD, GODZILLA, TITANIC!
We are thrilled to have Berton Pierce join us for a Q&A session at the BFI for what promises to be a real eye-opener.