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Project of the Day: Puppets Face the Final Frontier in 'Melonpool: The Motion Picture'

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire October 8, 2012 at 4:24PM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.
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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Melonpool: The Motion Picture"

Tweetable Logline:
Puppets... in Space! A love letter to science fiction dressed up as a feature film.

Elevator Pitch:
What if the Looney Tunes met The Muppets? This comedic adventure follows the hapless crew of a space ship as they battle each other -- and a galactic threat to the universe -- all the while poking fun at everyone's favorite science fiction films. With amazing Muppet-style puppets, we're trying to drag puppets into the 21st century with a fresh attitude, a lot of fun and a dab of irreverence. No digital sets or extensive CGI, we're making a handcrafted, slapstick adventure that will slap a smile on everyone's face.

Production Team:
Creator/Puppeteer: Steve Troop
Producer: B.J. Guyer
Director: Jon Stout
Composer/Puppeteer: Erik Przytulski

About the Production:
Steve Troop published the online web comic Melonpool for almost a decade -- and yet he has always had a hand in puppetry. He took his comic characters and turned them into puppets to promote the strip at ComicCon and wound up making videos for Kevin Smith's Quick Stop Entertainment website. Now with the mentorship of B.J. Guyer (Crank Yankers), he and award-winning short film director Jon Stout are cramming as much humor, clever practical visual tricks and references to classic science fiction -- and as little green screen as possible -- into this small-budget puppet movie with big dreams.

Current Status:
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