THANKS to everyone who participated in today’s Harbinger Down / Reddit session! Lance Henriksen, Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff have been friends for years, and have worked together on 9 different projects. Harbinger Down will be #10… with your help!
Harbinger Down, written and directed by Alec Gillis and produced by Tom Woodruff, will be a creature feature using all practical FX, created by the Oscar-winning team at Amalgamated Dynamics. Here’s the story, according to Alec:
A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship’s crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation.
Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for 3 decades, the creatures aren’t about to give up the warmth of human companionship.
Harbinger Down is a movie for everyone who grew up on classic sci-fi / horror films like Ridley Scott’s Alien and John Carpenter’s The Thing — films that didn’t rely on illusion-shattering CGI. There will be NO digitally animated creatures in Harbinger Down.
If you can, please support this tribe of artists — and their commitment to practical FX — by donating to their Kickstarter campaign. Help Alec, Tom and Lance keep monster movies REAL.