To the Skies

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The steampunk short we’ve been teasing for awhile is complete. Topsy McGee vs. the Sky Pirates will be screening at Le Marche du Film at Cannes and at the New York International Film Festival. Follow Victorian adventurer Topsy McGee as she commandeers an airship in order to save her husband from sky pirates. Topsy is another Monkey Kingdom/BBird joint written and starring Tara Platt & Yuri Lowenthal and directed by our esteemed Travis Stevens (that boy has been busy). Check out the trailer below, then get your airline miles sorted so you can head to France or New York and see it on a big screen. That’s the best way to enjoy the rad DIY airships.

By | 2016-03-29T03:38:42+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mini Topsy

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As of last weekend, all principal photography for Topsy McGee is complete. Several people have been donating time to build various miniature airships. Sunday, we hung them in front of a greenscreen and shot plates for the various effects scenes peppered throughout the short. Our favorite model was the insect-like villain ship masterfully constructed by Shawn Crosby. You can see it in action on Vine.

 

 

By | 2016-03-29T04:53:08+00:00 April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Gettin’ Topsy

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Butcher Bird and Monkey Kingdom just can’t get enough of each other. We’re like oil and vinegar, fire and gunpowder, Sonny and Cher, some cool singer and some other cool singer. Regardless, Travis just spent the last two weekends directing “a swashbuckling steampunk short with Yuri, Tara, and John de Lancie.” Expect more updates and photos as it moves through post in 2014.

 

By | 2016-03-29T05:20:29+00:00 December 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment