Attack of the Cyber Octopuses


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"Attack of the Cyber Octopuses" is a retro-futuristic cyberpunk short film. The aim is to recreate the look and feel of the Eighties Sci-fi classics, without using CGI nor chroma key. Therefore it'll be shot in real locations and use various original miniature models and handmade props.

The story takes place in Neo-Berlin, 2079 A.D. A dark and rain-soaked city held by mega corporations where the only way for people to enjoy life is by connecting into cyberspace and taking the "binary trip", a cyberdrug that fries your neurons but promises a feeling better than a hundred orgasms at once.

The film is inspired by William Gibson's cyberpunk landmark Neuromancer and by some of the most awesome sci-fi products of that 80s era, like Blade Runner, Terminator, Escape from New York, Aliens, Akira, Tetsuo the Iron Man and many more.

Lately there have been some great short film projects with 80s moods, such as Kung Fury or Megaborg, but "Attack of the Cyber Octopuses" wants to reach the next level. Avoiding almost entirely the use of computer graphics (Editing, compositing and creating the virtual world of cyberspace will be done on a PC). Production of the weapons, vehicles, helmets, the cyber octopuses and even a miniature of the city will be crafted using junk, old toys and some 3D printed parts.

I've always been amazed by the backstage photos of Blade Runner or the original Star Wars, and I wanted to challenge myself into creating something similar. A wonderful source of inspiration for this kind of work were also the recent films of Javier Chillon.

If you're interested in the "making of" of this project and wanna be updated with the latest news, please visit the official blog or subscribe to the various social media pages linked above.

Please consider that this is an independent low-budget project and any contribute will be very much welcome! Just the cost of a beer can help us a lot in developing this film. If you want more info about me and my works, please check out my showreel or my website.

Nicola Piovesan







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"Attack of the Cyber Octopuses" is set in Neo-Berlin, 2079 A.D.. However filmed in Tallinn, Estonia. There are a couple of reasons for this choice. First of all I live in here as does a large percentage of the crew; second: Estonia is an affordable filming location; third and most important: Tallinn has some great locations, a wonderful mix of a very modern city with many relics from the Soviet Era. Check out some of these pictures and see for yourself!

This will all be combined with our custom-made miniature city, as you will see below.



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Here some miniatures, models and props for "Attack of the Cyber Octopuses". If you want to see the making of, please follow the social media pages and visit the official blog, where you can find creation journals and updates on the new stuff. More to come, day by day.



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The main characters of the film and their starring actors.
Maverick
Edoardo Lomazzi
Tina
Triinu Paomets
John
George Benjix
Pete
Steve Vanoni
Trisha
Tiiu Kaarlõp
Dimitri
Kristjan Oden
Meifeng
LZ Zhang
Cabal
Jaanika Juhanson
Master of Octopuses
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The guys behind the project.
Nicola Piovesan
Film Director
Writer
Model Maker
Alexander Vassiljev
Co-Writer
Rui Dias
Cinematographer
Andrea Ragusa
Music Composer
Luca Baggiarini
Props&Model 2nd Unit
Peter Chestnut
Script and Text development
D. Abbatescianni
1st AD
Marketing
Enrico Barone
Script development
Assistant
Sigrit Villido
Make-Up artist
Stina Tiigimäe
Set Designer
Dmitry Natalevich
Sound



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Nicola Piovesan - info@chaosmonger.com






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