(Source: slashfilm.com) Though it wasn’t really meant to work out this way, a sequence of test footage for Tim Ollive’s amazing-looking steampunk sci-fi comedy 1884 has started to wind its way across the internet. You will find a good quality version linked after the break. Prepare to be hooked.

Ollive is a renowned model maker and long time collaborator of Terry Gilliam’s. Way back on Life of Brian, Ollive was not only the fabricator but also one of the operators of the alien puppets seen in the space craft. I’m told he also built the neon sign that provides Gilliam’s Brazil with an opening title. Suffice to say, he has some serious skills in design, manufacture and puppeteering – all of which are shown to awesome effect in the test footage below.

Olliv’es co-screenwriter on 1884 is Dennis DeGroot, a production designer with an incredible resume that takes in most of the outstanding UK comedy of the last decade or so and, way back in the mists of time, his own experience on the FX teams of Life of Brian and Time Bandits.

Take a look:      Slashfilm.com



1 Comment to “Test Footage For Incredible Looking Steampunk Sci-Fi “1884″”


  1. Jac — August 17, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

    ROFL in a sea of GIs!


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