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Phil Tippett Launches "Mad God (Part 2)" Kickstarter

In 2012, Phil Tippett (Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones, and is ILM veteran), along side of a small group of dedicated volunteers Kickstartered, storyboarded, shot, and edited, his passion project Mad God.  Now, comes the 2 part in this four part epic.  In the Kickstarter video for Mad God Part 2, Phil announces that there will be four parts in this epic.  I find it very funny the way he puts this though, "I got four parts.  Four parts, and I know what I'm doing!  I'm not making it up as I go along, (laughs), honestly!

His goal for the sequel is to raise $60,000.  Though there is a number of stretch goals he has incorporated, for instance, if Mad God Part 2 raise $70,000, all backers receive a 'family photo' of Phil and his crew.  Today is day 29 of the total 30 day campaign, and they have raised $1,500 so far.  I recommend supporting this project.  If you haven't yet watched the first part of Mad God, you can do so by going to their website (link below) and purchasing it for $14.

I really appreciate how Phil makes it crystal clear that he pinches every penny he earns. "I have less than $1000 in the bank.  I've spent everything (laughs).  And I'm not, you might see, that y'know, I don't spend it on clothing, and cars, and y'know we don't eat at fancy French restaurants.  We eat mostly at Juan's up the street.  So we're pretty Spartan."

Kickstarter page:
Mad God website:

"Mad God is an experimental, hand-made, animated film, set in a Miltonesque world of monsters, mutants and mad scientists. 
Incorporating footage shot before the surge of CGI with new puppets, scenes, environments, and in-camera effects, Phil ran a Kickstarter Campaign and raised the necessary funds to direct his film while mentoring a new generation in traditional stop motion animation and creature fabrication.   
The crew was entirely made up entirely of volunteers, including artists from Tippett Studio, students from local art schools, and industry veterans who remember the "good ol' days" when effects were made by people on sets photographing puppets one frame at a time."
Phil Tippett's Mad God

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