When a little girl has a terrible accident and slips into a coma, she finds herself thrust into a darkly surreal
industrial dreamworld. Haunted by a nightmarish spectre that feeds off her tears, she must follow her mother’s radio-static voice to find her way back to consciousness.
Shot on expired 35mm film stock with vintage rehoused lenses, Moon Garden is a fantastical odyssey and a visionary, handcrafted, and fully practical work of art that shows how a child can shine light even in the darkest places.
Don’t miss this dazzling, surreal odyssey where it’s meant to be seen: on a big white screen with a bunch of fellow film buffs!
A few behind the scenes facts from the Garden:
- There is no CGI in the film. The visual effects were accomplished with simple comps of practical effects and old school filmmaking tricks, like prosthetics, puppeteering, and forced perspective, with miniatures built to extend most of the wide shots.
- The nighttime skies, clouds, and lightning storms were created in fish tanks using evaporated milk, inspired by the old school FX work of Douglas Trumbull.
- The filmmakers stockpiled 100k feet of expired 35mm film stock to shoot the movie.
- The film was shot using a fleet of expired stocks ranging from the primary stock Kodak 5212 (100T) all the way to discontinued 800T. Typically each sequence used a different film stock.
Runtime: NR • 1 hr 37 min