CHICO, CALIF. December 5th, 2014
Josh Funk, an independent film director, today announced the release of the trailer for his latest short film, The Spaceman, a Kickstarter funded, black & white, stop-motion & live-action sci-fi adventure. The Spaceman is about a man who creates a cardboard spaceship and ventures to an alien planet to dispose of a mysterious object. This new trailer showcases Funk’s unique ability to combine practical effects such as stop-motion, miniatures, and animatronics with both darkness and reverence to childlike imagination.
This is a departure from Funk’s previous short animated film Wormholes that was created entirely through stop-motion animation. “The Spaceman is a film dedicated to traditional effects and a return to my days as a kid when my friends and I could build anything with just cardboard and our imaginations,” said Funk.
The Spaceman was successfully funded through Kickstarter in May of 2014 after having already completed the first half of the film. The 10-minute short used giant cardboard sets, a miniature forest made from PVC pipes, a miniature spaceship, and stop-motion puppets funded by Kickstarter backers. Northern California locations included Chico, Forest Ranch, and Fern Canyon. The Spaceman will have its online release in February of 2015.
The trailer for The Spaceman can be viewed at:
To see Funk’s previous film Wormholes, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQR7Iady5xQ
About Josh Funk
Josh Funk is a multi-talented, self-taught, and independent director and artist hailing from the city of Chico in the depths of Northern California. Funk’s credits include the stop-motion animated short- Wormholes (2013) and the Instructional Graphic Novel Sinful: A Graphic Novel (2009). For more information on Josh Funk, please visit: www.joshfunk.com.