A Futurama fan film? Well this is refreshing! Cinema Relics are a bunch of easy going individuals who's light-hearted approach somehow yields great on-screen results. Self-proclaimed Futurama fan Dan Lanigans is the visionary leader behind the project. It's attracted fellow like-minded filmmakers who've spent the last two years piecing this 20 minute fan film together (the last 10 minutes don't count!) Despite many obstacles and an incredibly high bar to meet, there's no doubt the team pulled together to create a film the fans will enjoy.
Dan is my kind of director; a strong vision and an affintity for practical effects are the ingredients for success. Staying loyal to the aesthetic of the original cartoon is no easy feat. However, the producers have done a phenominal job from the set design, the costumes and makeup, to the sound and effects. This is also one of the first fan films to utilize animatronics and puppeteering to bring their characters to life in a convincing way which deserves an award in itself!
The films a fun ride with accurate portrayals and that familiar comedic tone. Zoidberg arguably steals the show with the best lines and exceptionally accurate characterization. If you're looking for a break from the usual Star Wars and superhero fan films then this is for you! With the films assets in place, we hope Dan will churn out a few more of these!