Greg Broadmore is creator of colonial-styled raygun-toting planetary explorer Doctor Grordbort. Grordbort paraphernalia is sought after by fans around the globe. The dinosaur-mad artist illustrated more than 30 children's books before sending his folio to Weta Workshop. Since then he has been part of the design team on King Kong, and oversaw the Weta team designing technology and weaponry for 2009's District 9.
When Steampunk meets adventure and adventure meets comedy and comedy meets ingenuity and ingenuity meets charm and charm meets wonder and wonder meets pleasure, the result is a Triumph. Dr. Grordbort is the future. And the past. Which makes an ideal present. Stephen Fry on Broadmore’s 2012 Dr Grordbort book, Triumph: Unnecessarily Violent Tales of Science Adventure for the Simple and Unfortunate
Peter Jackson's love affair with moviemaking and special effects was ignited by seeing the original King Kong (1933) as a child. Jackson's Kiwi-shot remake takes one of cinema's most iconic monster movies, retains the 30s setting and iconic New York finale, and toughens up the "beauty" (Naomi Watts). The film also transforms the male (non-ape) lead from lunkhead to playwright. Exhilarating, Oscar-winning CGI and motion capture bring the great ape to life, alongside rampaging dinosaurs and giant weta inexplicably absent from the maligned 1976 remake.
When inept environmental activists release a mutant lamb from a laboratory, thousands of sheep are turned into bloodthirsty predators. Three hapless humans are stranded far from help. As the woolly nightmare develops, they discover a bite from an infected sheep has an alarming effect on those bitten. director Jonathan King executes genre thrills and tips over a few sacred cows in his well-received debut feature. In this excerpt a liberated lamb goes Mike Tyson on greenie Grant (Oliver Driver), and Henry (Nathan Meister) doubts the legacy on the family farm.
Armed with his trusty ray gun and protected by his pith helmet Lord Broadforce's exotic species search on an alien planet is going swimmingly ... until the dame gets colonial angst. The short is based on the sci-fi world of Dr Grordbort created by Weta Workshop's Greg Broadmore (designer on District 9, King Kong) in which Victorian steampunk meets star-trekking trophy hunting. The live action-CGI film is another impressive product of Media Design School's 3D animation programme: created by 11 students over 22 weeks under the direction of James Cunningham.