Every year at Comic-Con, most of the major studios trot out some of the biggest stars in the world to get fans excited for their big-budget blockbusters. That doesn't mean that smaller films aren't represented as well, and tomorrow afternoon, fans can find out how the low-budget action-thriller Terrordactyl, which is currently available on VOD, pulled off their amazing effects on a miniscule budget. To get fans ready for this unique panel, we have your first look at the exclusive Comic-Con poster that will only be available at the convention.
This one-sheet was actually designed, penciled and inked by lead actor Jason Tobias, with color by Leonardo Paciarotti. If you want to pick up this artwork from Mar Vista Entertainment's Terrordactyl, then you have to attend the panel Terrordactyl: Blockbuster Film Effects on a Shoestring Budget. The panel takes place Saturday, July 23 from 1 PM to 2 PM at Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. In addition to this poster, we also have the Comic-Con panel banner, along with another poster, the trailer and four clips from this horror-thriller.
The creators of the indie monster comedy Terrordactyl have discovered a way to win the toughest battle yet...making and selling a monster film on a small budget. Jason Tobias (star), Don Bitters (co-director/writer/VFX supervisor), Geoff Reisner (co-director/DP/editor), Eric Edmonds (producer), and Christopher Jennings (star/executive producer) will give tips on how to create a microbudgeted film that will sell - from preproduction, through a streamlined production and post pipeline, to attracting a distributor and marketing to audiences. They walk you through the process of how they made - and sold - a film with huge battles and monster visual effects way beyond their budgetary constraints. This panel will be moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.
When a meteor shower rains down outside Los Angeles, Jonas and Lars head out to find a meteor and strike it rich. After recovering one, they start being stalked by terrordactyls, flying reptiles that launch a full-on assault on the city. Trying to survive, they go on the run with Candice, a bartender; Valerie, her sultry roommate; and Sampson, a brash ex-Marine. They must become the unlikeliest of heroes and fight to take back Los Angeles and make the terrifying terrordactyls extinct once again.
The supporting cast also includes Bianca Haase, Victoria Summer, David Landry, Candice Nunes, Jack E. Curenton, Aubrey Wakeling, Christopher John Jennings, Adam Key and Kevin Keator. Don Bitters and Geoff Reisner direct from a script written by Don Bitters. Take a look at our exclusive Comic-Con poster, along with two more posters, the trailer and four clips below.