Phil Morris (Smallville’s Martian Manhunter) totally kicked ass as Black Velvet in the two-part season finale of Shelf Life Season 3. At least, until Hero Lass showed up. And then he was properly scared like the rest of us.
There’s nothing like entering the world of six-inch tall action figures and bringing their (often psychotic) antics to life in a live-action romp. Often, overcoming the challenges of creating a story at that scale results in unexpected creativity. I will always treasure the image of Yuri and Tara chasing after tumbleweeds and then covering them with Halloween cobwebbing to create giant dust bunnnies for the under-bed set.
Starring Tara Platt, Yuri Lowenthal,Travis Willingham, Bran Enk
Directed by Steven Calcote
Produced by Monkey Kingdom Productions, Butcher Birds Studios, Ultimatum Entertainment