In Episode 15 of The Film ‘89 Podcast we speak with documentary film producer, director and writer, Gary Smart, founder of Dead Mouse Productions and Cult Screenings UK Ltd. Gary and his team of filmmakers have produced some of the most lovingly crafted and comprehensive ‘making of’ documentaries in recent years which have featured on the Blu-Ray releases of the very film’s they celebrate. Following on from such successes as Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II and You’re so cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night, the Dead Mouse Team’s latest Kickstarter funded ventures are the forthcoming What an Institution: The Story of Police Academy and the epic RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop.
RoboDoc is a feature length, fan-funded documentary exploring the making of the 1987 cult-classic, the sequels & its 30+ year legacy.
Directed by Paul Verhoeven, produced by Jon Davison and written by Ed Neumeier & Michael Miner, first released in 1987, RoboCop has since become one of the most iconic and successful movies of the 1980s, a movie that was well ahead of its time and has left a lasting impression on fans across the globe. RoboCop is a film that many fans watched as children when they were too young to understand the social commentary of this extremely graphic, R-Rated movie, yet they were instantly hooked on the future of law enforcement.
Gary explains “After Leviathan and Brewster, there was only one other cult-classic that we wanted to tackle and that is RoboCop. RoboCop is a movie that I have so many fond memories of watching when I was a child. I vividly remember being enthralled with the story of Alex Murphy and being grossed out, but excited by the amazing special effects.”
A fully independent retrospective into the making of RoboCop and its cultural impact over the last 30 years supported by dozens of the original cast and crew, RoboDoc is made by fans of the movie for fans of the movie.
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