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quietearth [Celluloid 10.12.08] news short scifi



Gorgo is a British ripoff of Godzilla, and while he only had one feature length film, there was a short film of him versus Godzilla (anyone got a copy?). It turns out that MJ Simpsons and Cinemagine are going to be doing a short film featuring none other then one of Avery's favorite subjects, big weird monsters, or more appropriately, the kaiju named Gorgo. As it turns out, this will be a comedy poking fun at British public service and it's already in post-production.

"Deep in the bowels of the Ministry of Defence lies a secretive government department identified only as the "DMOA". Just what the DMOA does has been lost in the annals of time –- all that is known is that it's the last line of defence protecting London from total destruction.

Determined to find out more about this strange department, Alexandra, a young ambitious defence analyst, sets off into the rabbit warrens of Whitehall to see the DMOA for herself. Finding two aged public servants in varying stages of senility, Alexandra is convinced that the DMOA is the result of an unfortunate mistake. However, as the conversation progresses it becomes apparent that the old guys may not be as senile as they seem, and more worryingly, they may indeed be London's last line of defence."


There's a behind the scenes still and a trailer for the original Gorgo after the break. Special thanks to Avery for the heads up.






via Kaijuphile

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cyberhal (10 years ago) Reply

Samuel Beckett eat your heart out mate

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Avery (10 years ago) Reply

I just so happen to be friends with the screenwriter M.J. Simpson and he's been keeping this one a big secret from me. Shame on you .J.!! I'm told that it's not actually a kaiju/giant monster film per say since the famous monster doesn't actually appear in this short. It's more of a loving tribute and kind hearted spoof. Either way it sounds like a blast so you can count me in!! Hopefully it will be enough to inspire some director to really revive "GORGO".


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